Loretta is a multi-disciplinary stylist working in a variety of media. A veteran stylist with numerous television commercials to her credit, she is also a seasoned print editorial and advertising stylist. A fashion writer who started her fashion career with Flare and the Toronto Star, she currently writes “The Drop” and “This Week in Style,” for Toronto’s weekly The Grid.
Profiled as the go-to-stylist of choice, Loretta is a strong style presence in the city’s fashion community. As an authority on global trends, style and fashion history, she is frequently called on by the media for comment.
With numerous local, national and international campaigns under her designer belt, Loretta has worked with both local and international directors, working with celebrities as varied as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Milla Jovovich, David Suzuki, Tiger Woods, Robin Williams, Dave Mirra, Sidney Crosby and Patrick Chan among others.
Apart from styling shoots for Air Canada’s billboards and Olympic TV spots, location campaigns for Ports 1961, Nike, MasterCard, Molson, Volkswagen, Sony PlayStation, Ikea, and SKY TV Italy among others, her repertoire includes work with private clients and fashion events for L’Oreal Professional. Recently she served as CD on the short film Flutter, a NFB music documentary My Prairie Home, and CBC’s Recipe to Riches Season 3.
Alex Kavanagh is one of the original Founding Members of CAFTCAD. She is excited to be back on the Executive Board. Alex has served on numerous CAFTCAD committees and initiatives, including several TIFF Events, MWS, and CAFTCADEMY workshops.
Kavanagh is a Costume Designer, Breakdown ArtistCostume Supervisor, and Costume Supervisor. She has Designed films such as “The Vow”, the “Saw” franchise, “Splice”, “George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead”, and “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle”. Her television design credits include “How to Build a Better Boy”, “Made: The Movie”, and the mini-series “The Kids In The Hall: Death Comes To Town”.
Alex’s work as a breakdown artist can be seen in “Reign”, “Hannibal”, “Life”, “Spotlight”, and “Crimson Peak”. Alex has a costume studio where she does custom dying and breakdown for costumes, props, and set dec. Alex will also take on custom costume projects, her work on Miss Universe Canada 2014, Chanel Beckenlehner, “Hockey Dress” made headlines around the world when it went viral during the Miss Universe Pageant.
A graduate of the prestigious Dalhousie University “Costume Studies” program, Kavanagh has a lifelong love of learning and teaching. Alex has instructed several of CAFTCAD’s workshops including: “Introduction to Film 101″, “The Costume Workroom 101″, “Introduction to On-Set Costume Breakdown”, “The Art of Destruction: Costume Breakdown Techniques”, and “Horror Techniques: Blood”. Alex has also sat on many costume panels and juries, and been interviewed for many publications on the topic of her work in the fields of costume.
Alexandria Goldman has been creating as far back as she can remember. An artist by nature she has always had a knack for taking a vision through to fruition. A graduate of Sheridan College’s Craft and Design program, majoring in Textile Design – it was there where she developed a great love for constructing clothing. Alexandria continued her education in fashion, studying Millinery and Pattern Drafting at George Brown College.
After volunteering at Canada’s National Ballet School constructing dancewear, Alexandria decided to plunge into the film and television industry, in 2013, where her creative and logistical skills have been put to good use. She is a member of IATSE 873, and has been a textile artist on the DC comic book movie Suicide Squad and the SYFY TV series 12 Monkeys and The Expanse.
Karen Lee is a Costume Supervisor, Buyer, Stylist, and all around team player. Karen has worked on huge films such as Suicide Squad, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Total Recall, and The Incredible Hulk, as well as more indie productions such as Devil, Talk To Me and A Raisin In the Sun.
Karen styles for commercials and print, and is also a consultant for personal styling and personal shopping. Karen Coordinated the 2 weeks worth of clothing required for Miss Universe Canada 2014 to take to the Miss Universe pageant as well as styling look books for premium brand Nobis.
A member of IATSE 873, Karen brings her years of experience in film and fashion to CAFTCAD as Treasurer, as well as spearheading many of CAFTCAD’s initiatives. She has been Event Coordinator for our annual CAFTCAD Celebrates Costumes reception, Movie Wardrobe Sale, and CAFTCADEMY as well as helping on BeSpoke, Milestones, and our Value Coupon Book.
Kim spent her childhood mornings jumping on her parent’s bed watching her mother get dressed for work at the headquarter offices of a large retail company. It left her with a serious appreciation of the colour navy, a penchant for soft delicate perfumes and a love for accessories and graceful, timeless fashion. She’s held most positions in her decade plus career in the costume department in the film industry, from truck supervisor to costume designer. She teaches the Prep Side of Costume CAFTCADemy seminar, writes and is the Copy Editor on BeSpoke, the CAFTCAD newsletter.
Leslie Kavanagh has been working in film and television for almost 20 years. Known mostly for her extensive experience as a Set Supervisor (Saw franchise, The Vow, Resident Evil 5), Leslie’s expertise in working with stunts and special effects is sought out by many big features for the second unit (Total Recall, Robocop, Kick-Ass). Leslie has also mastered the truck (Harold and Kumar go to White Castle), buying (Make Your Move 3D, No Stranger then Love), and assistant costume designing (How to Build a Better Boy, Reign). Leslie has helmed several productions as Costume Designer (Mother’s Day, The Baby Formula), and won a Best Costume award for her period costumes in the short film “Rosie Takes The Train” She continued working in period costumes as the Co-Costume Designer for Reign Season II, where she was able to travel to Ireland and shoot in a real castle. She is currently on Bravo 14 as the Second Unit Supervisor along side many other CaftCad members. Leslie has accepted a position on the E-Board of CaftCad and hopes to continue the amazing work already set out by the former board as well as bring fresh ideas and concepts to help CaftCad continue to grow.
Sherri Lawrence graduated from George Brown with a degree in Fashion Styling. She started interning with a local fashion designer who encouraged her to make the leap into the film & television industry. After working on several independent productions as
costume assistant and then eventually costume designer, she joined IATSE 873 and has since worked on growing her skills as costumer. Most recently she worked on “The Girlfriend Experience”.
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