ABOUT THE FOUNDER

“What else should our lives be but a continual series of beginnings, of painful settings out into the unknown, pushing off from the edges of consciousness in to the mystery of what we have not yet become.” - David Malouf, An Imaginary Life


Charles Stuart,

Founder and President


With over 47 years experience as an international model agent and owner of the very successful Charles Stuart Agencies, and prior to this over 12 years in the fashion business.Charles Stuart has been able to combine his extensive knowledge of the modeling industry with his connections to the world's leading international agents to create one of the most important modeling & talent conventions Faces West.


                                                                                                       Charles Stuart Red Carpet, 2017

It all began in 1967, on Carnaby Street in London, when Charles met at a photo shoot with none other than Twiggy, the Super Model of the 60's.In the early 70's he became a fashion buyer and then worked with a John Casablancas franchise.

In 1982, Charles decided that it was time to open an agency of his own in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The modeling industry was booming and in 1984 Charles was able to develop a network of franchises throughout Western Canada.

By 1986, the market for models in Japan, Taipei and Korea was enormous and Charles seized the market for North American models who had dreams of making money in Asia. Canada.

In 1992, Charles developed the very successful Faces West Model &Talent Convention. Agents, Scouts and managers from all over the world make Faces West an absolute must on their scouting schedules.

In 1997, Charles developed another successful 2 day model and talent search called Model & Talent Search Canada West. Once again agents, scout sand managers from all over the world make this event a must on their scouting schedules.


In 1999, Charles was elected President of the newly formed North American Modeling Association (N.A.M.A.) with members from across Canada and the U.S.A.


To the left - Charles Stuart and Coco Rocha. E.T. CANADA




In 2004, Charles discovered supermodel Coco Rocha, Coco is rated in the top five models worldwide and has appeared on the cover of every major fashion magazine.


Charles Stuart's ability to keep pace with the ever-changing modeling and talent industries has gained him the respect and support or the world's leading agencies.


                                                                       To the left - Megan D. TOP INTERNATIONAL MODEL

If you are an aspiring model or actor or an agency, academy, or school who would like to provide best exposure possible for your models and talent, Faces West Convention is the place to be discovered.

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"The weekend was terrific with lots of fresh new faces"
NBC Television
Los Angeles

20th Century Fox, Los Angeles

"We had a great time at Faces West, I hope we can come back next year."


Team Model Agency, Tokyo

"The Convention was excellent. Good location, magnificent show... I have met excellent models."