Dave Lackie is editor-in-chief and founder of Beauty Departure, luxury beauty’s newest digital magazine. He oversees a team of editors and contributors around the world who report on the latest global trends, innovations and designers. The leading-edge publication combines world-class editorial and sumptuous design.
Throughout his journalistic career, Dave has specialized in designer and celebrity interviews. He’s interviewed dozens of personalities including: Justin Timberlake, Halle Berry, Simon Baker, Oscar de la Renta, Gwen Stefani, Tim McGraw, Donna Karan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Sui and Enrique Iglesias. His favourite interview remains Julia Child.
Each month, Dave appears on Citytv’s Cityline TV show as their beauty expert where he discusses the latest beauty launches, trends and innovations. The show is watched by 2.1 million viewers each week. In addition to his on-air appearances, Dave tapes a monthly beauty webisode called “Dave’s Faves” for cityline.ca. He showcases his favourite product launches of the month. He also boasts the largest beauty twitter following in Canada.
Dave was also a men’s style columnist for the National Post newspaper in Canada. For four years, he wrote weekly style features for the Financial Post. He wrote the “Sniff Test” column with National Post Style Editor Nathalie Atkinson. Both reviewed and scored the latest fragrances on the market.
For seven years, Dave acted as Editor in Chief of Cosmetics magazine, Canada’s beauty trade magazine. He researched and wrote about skincare innovation, makeup trends and marketing campaigns. He’s written for ELLE Canada, Canadian Business, the Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Profit magazines.
Before becoming a journalist, Dave spent seven years as events and public relations manager for Harry Rosen, an upscale men’s wear retailer. There, he created PR campaigns for Hugo Boss, Ermenegildo Zegna, Brioni, Canali, and Versace.