Denyse Saunders
Managing Director:
Denyse Saunders Management Ltd
Founder/Managing Director:
Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week
Managing Director:
Denyse Saunders Model Management
DS Magazine
Fashion & Beauty Director:
Look Young Without Surgery

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Bestselling author and award winning business woman Denyse Saunders, the owner of three successful companies including her current business Denyse Saunders Management Ltd, which includes a model agency and model and grooming beauty school, training over a million students, fashion and beauty event management, speaking engagements, media engagements, international model management, books, editor of DS magazine and managing director of Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week.

Denyse Saunders Model Management formally known as Spotlight Model Agency, the largest agency in New Zealand and Australia with over 4,000 models, actors and talent. Is now based in Auckland and Christchurch.

Denyse has spent her life grooming others for success and is renowned and respected internationally for her outstanding success in the fashion, beauty and modelling industries for four decades. Denyse is passionate about helping others be the best that they can be and her success is proven.

At age 22 years Denyse started her first company and has not looked back since, her indefatigable energy and passion for life has taken her around the world working with many top celebrities and staying in some of the worlds most exotic locations.

Denyse Saunders has over 40 years experience in the industry with her models working throughout the world in Milan, Paris, Tokyo, New York, London and Sydney. Denyse herself is highly respected in the industry both in New Zealand and internationally and travels extensively with her models and works with other highly regarded international agencies and clients.

Denyse Saunders models have won several titles in Miss World and Denyse has personally trained them and is the only New Zealander to have such outstanding success with her models at this level, first through their training in one of Denyse Saunders Fashion Modelling Courses.

All Denyse Saunders Models are professionally trained in all aspects of modelling from commercial to high fashion and feature on many front covers.

Denyse Saunders Model Management clients include many international film, television and photographic crews, Canterbury Fashion & Beauty Week, SONY Pictures, AMEX, Air New Zealand, SIZE Production Company, Arthur Barnetts, Farmers, Ballantynes, The HUB, The Tannery, Saatchi & Saatchi, Alexandra Park, Queenstown Winter Festival, New Zealand Snow Shows, Berlei, Bendon, Addington Raceway, to name just a few.

Along with her son James a sought after international fashion photographer who has over 20 years experience in the industry and a team of experienced experts in local and national location scouting and event management Denyse Saunders Model Management is one of New Zealands most successful and experienced modelling agencies based Christchurch and Auckland.

Working with thousands of national, international and local television, film and photographic crews her models are highly regarded and in constant demand. Denyse Saunders Model Management is always on the look out for new upcoming models that they can groom for international success. 

Denyse herself has tutored well over 1 million students and continues to teach small groups in her sought after modelling courses especially for teens, tweens and children.

Denyse now tutors only a selected number of courses each year and a limited number of students to ensure personal tuition.

Winner of the 2004 Fashion Icon Award and the Winner of the Motivation Institute Business of the Year Award.

Denyse Saunders Management Ltd is the fashion event manager for Alexandra Park Best Dressed at the Races competitions during Auckland Racing Cup Week.

Editor on DS Magazine an online fashion and beauty magazine specifically looking younger without surgery is read by women all over the world and has over a million followers.

Denyse's weekly video blogs enjoy the same following as her DS magazine.

Founder and owner of the incredibly successful Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week a twice yearly major event in Christchurch held at The Tannery, sells out everytime well in advance that features leading Canterbury fashion designers and retailers.