DEEDEE CROSLAND – Founder & Creator
Deedee Crosland began her career in the lingerie industry feet first into retail by opening a lingerie boutique in White Rock, BC alongside her mother, Marie. Years later, Deedee moved to Toronto, ON to work with Calvin Klein underwear and other international lingerie brands. After experiencing several roles in the industry from a merchandiser, stylist, creative marketer, retailer, buyer, Deedee launched her own fashion sales agency Deedee and Co in 2005, representing global brands such as Calvin Klein, Warners, Olga, Lejaby, Paul Frank, Yummie by Heather Thompson, Christine Silk, Simone Perele, Nina Ricci, Bedhead Pajamas, Knixwear, Fortnight, and Soakwash.
Now with her agency in its 13th year and after more than 20 years in the industry, in 2016 Deedee’s love and knowledge of lingerie, her passion for storytelling and connecting with people through podcasts and video lead to the creation of The Naked Point of View (Formally The Lingerie Stories); an all access pass podcast showcasing people inside and outside of the lingerie industry where conversations will bare it all. The Naked Point of View will embrace body image stories, entrepreneurship, connect the dots from a story to product, have a laugh and help guide you along the way.
AMANDA WITHERS – Contributing Host
Amanda has been a integral contributor since the conception of the (formally named) The Lingerie Stories podcasts in 2016. Her consumer input on the lingerie industry is insightful, authentic and not to mention, hilarious! Amanda lives in Toronto with her two sons.
to GILLIAN MARSHALL – Social Media Contributor
Gillian has been a widely popular social media storyteller for The Naked Point of View as she eloquently creates an open environment to expresses her unique stories of how the next generation of strong women can feel comfortable (.., and sometime not, which is ok!) viewing body image, sexuality and inner confidence. Her interest in what the future of the fashion industry has in store and experience working at a several retail clothing stores feeds her passion to continue to learn the “ins and outs” of this diverse and exciting industry. Next up for Gillian is studying Fashion Business and Creative Arts in Vancouver, BC. Gillian is also the creator of a fashion, lifestyle and beauty blog Curated Flair.