Posted on April 5th, 2010 by .

This edition of MEET A MONTREALER, features a one-word named, fabulous female: Azamit. Like Oprah or Madonna, the former model is entitled to only go by a single monicker, as she’s quickly becoming an iconic Montréaler. As one of the city’s most respected and sought-after stylists and art direction consultants, Azamit is the perfect example of a local who gives Montréal its international sensibility. One of her biggest events, STYLIST’S OWN (a stellar fashion buying event), is just around the corner.

Here’s what Azamit has to say about Montréal.



Who are you? Originaly from Eritrea, I’ve been a Montrealer for the last 20 years.

What do you do? I’m a stylist & art director, found at I’ve also launched 2 events:

  • STYLIST’S OWN (Unique fashion buying event)
  • SOUK @ SAT (Bazaar where one can find a multitude of contemporary creations by Montrealers)

Why do you choose Montreal? La vie est simple (Translation: Life is simple)



Café: Laïka – I love my café au lait/lunch menu/brunch, and, of course, the Wi-F! Also, Café Italia – in Little Italy.

Restaurant: So many of them… I loooove to eat & dine-out! But here are a few:

  • Nonya – “Sate kambing” is my favorite dish, plus the food is really authentic.
  • Liverpool House – Love the gnocchis!
  • La Paryse – The best burgers in Montréal.
  • Isakaya – The appetizers anytime!

Boutique/Store: I’m more into finding the right pieces than the right store. I love to shop around & dig in odd places/stores/locations – hey that’s my job/hobby isn’t it?

Bar/Lounge: I’m into tapas & good wine! Again, I have a couple of recommendations:

Neighborhood: Love Old Montréal, but I always seem to be more in Mile End & Plateau.

Park: I just got a new dog in the fall – it’s helped me see how calm & quiet the Old Port can be in the mornings. I’m happy that the winter is over – will be doing a lot of walking with my little Tsuki.



If Montréal were a tall gorgeous woman, and you could dress her, what would she be wearing?

So many talented Montreal designers, it’s too bad we don’t see more of their stuff out there: Denis Gagnon, Renata Morales, Complex Geometries, Tavan & Mitto, Yso, Travis Taddeo. I’d definitely dress her up in something from a local talent mixed with a vintage piece.

What’s your favourite activity to pass the time on a train or a plane?

Reading. I only read while on holiday, everything just stops & I get too carried away – it’s just me & my books.

What would be the ingredients in the ultimate Montréal cocktail?

Cocktail… hummmm. I’m more into wine, so I’d say more a good glass of red wine!


<– Check out our previous featured Montréaler, Paulo Branco

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  1. Jessica

    / Apr 10th

    I’m loving these ‘meet a montrealer’ posts, especially this one !

    I linked to you guys on my blog. I’m also from Mtl : )

  2. Daniel

    / Apr 10th

    Thanks Jessica! It’s a fun way to get locals to expose their favourite stomping grounds!

  3. Ranessa

    / May 6th

    You’ve hit the ball out the park! Incredlibe!

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