Simone Otis’ career is one with rare and extensive expertise. With a career spanning 18 years, Simone has worked with some of the most iconic personalities of the international fashion scene. From legendary editor Polly Mellen, to renowned photographers Annie Liebowitz, Brigette Lacombe and Francesco Scavullo, to some of the most sought-after faces of our time such as Daria Werbowy, Jessica Stam and Coco Rocha, Simone brings a wealth of worldly experience to the Canadian market.
Her impressive international credits include German Vogue, German Elle, American Vogue and Vanity Fair, as well as work for Dove, Macy’s, Lord and Taylor and multiple shoots for the infamous “Got Milk” ads. As an experienced member of Dick Page’s team, Simone has worked on shows like Balenciaga, Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Celine and Carolina Herrera. She has also worked with top Hollywood stars and musicians Selena Gomez, Miranda Cosgrove, Mandy Moore, Elisha Cuthbert, Melanie Griffith, Nelly Furtado and Alanis Morrisette.
Her wealth of expertise, industry insight and trend forecasting abilities has regularly been called upon by magazine editors and cosmetic brands . In 2009, she was named Spokesperson for Joe Fresh Beauty, a cosmetic line for which she was an integral part of product development. Simone was recognized at the 2009 P&G Beauty Awards, where she was named “Best Editorial Makeup Artist of the Year.”
In her many successful years in the business, Simone Otis has developed a reputation for hard work and constant professionalism, mixed with impeccable taste and an eye for what it is new and current.
In the words of Elmer Olsen, “Simone Otis, to me and my models, possesses a special quality that is rare in the fashion industry. She is a visionary who takes chances on new faces. This chance-taking quality translates into cutting edge work, beautiful makeup and gorgeous hair. She is truly special and one of a kind”.