Fashion Design Jobs – Office Ready Handbag

August 13th, 2014
  When it comes to a handbag for the office, you want something that exudes professionalism. Now that may sound like a tall order, but it’s actually surprisingly easy to find. Primarily what you want to look for is a bag with great structure.  Just like a structured dress or blazer, a structured handbag has an air of sophistication that will always be in style for the office. A great handbag can really amp up an office look; think of pairing your everyday white blouse & black trousers Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Know Show Review

August 12th, 2014
KNOW SHOW is a Vancouver based trade-show which dedicates three days at the Vancouver Convention Centre to showcase the best fashion & lifestyle brands.  I recently was lucky enough to attend KNOW SHOW on behalf of Style Nine to Five (alongside the other wonderful intern here, Kelsey – see our photo here!) and was able to chat a little with the brands about who they are and what they’ll be sharing with us in the future. VANCOUVER BASED: One of my favourite stop poi Read More...

Fashion Job – Fancy Framework

August 11th, 2014
One of easiest and most fun ways to change your look in the summertime is by switching up your shades. Invest in your staple classics like a trusty pair of Ray-Ban’s in a traditional shape and bring out a fun colour for days you want to stand out behind your lenses. Here are 8 styles in both fun and classic frame silhouettes to shop for now.   1. Linda Farrow for Dries Van Noten Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses, $370 USD, available at Moda Operandi 2. Quay Eyeware Yibrow Sunglass Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Career Chats with Christie Lohr: Finding Your Calling

August 7th, 2014
    When we were younger, we all had our own aspirations as to what we wanted to become. Perhaps a doctor, a director, an astronaut, or even a princess; yes life was simple back then. As our childhood slowly transitioned into adulthood, we became increasingly unsure of what we wanted to do with our lives and what careers to pursue. With exposure to various external influences, suddenly the professional options available to us became endless. As soon as you factor schooling, trainin Read More...

Fashion Jobs – 3 Ways to Style White Denim

August 4th, 2014
White denim is always a must-have during the summer season. Regardless of the situation or time of year, white denim always has a crisp, clean & refreshing vibe to it. DAYTIME: For an effortlessly chic daytime look try pairing your white denim with a laid-back chambray shirt, striped purse, & fedora! 1. Ralph Lauren Chambray shirt, $267 $133, available at mytheresa.com 2. Frame Denim Le High Skinny Crop jeans, $210, available at Net-A-Porter 3. Kate Spade Hawth Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Fashionably Functional

August 4th, 2014
It’s a beautiful thing when style meets substance – for our generation, it’s mandatory that the things we use everyday be as visually attractive as they are useful. If the huge line-ups for the gold iPhone 5S last fall was any indication, luxe metallics are still a major trend, as well as classic patterns when it comes to everyday accessories. Here are 8 fabulous yet functional pieces to shop for now:   1. Yakkay First One Helmet With Tokyo Rose Cover, €30 2. Nutcase Gen2 Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Career Chats With Christie Lohr: Asking For What You Want

July 31st, 2014
  For many individuals that are just starting out in their careers, one of the biggest mental hurdles to overcome is not being afraid to express opinions openly and transparently in the face of management and professional networks. To clarify, the opinions which I speak of are purely professional in nature and relate directly to career development. Speaking from personal experience, I know that it’s so easy to fall into the trap of believing that if we just work hard enough in our gi Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Socially Conscious Clothing

July 29th, 2014
  Do you know where your shirt was made? How about the person who made it? Most of the fast fashion we’re drawn to has a backstory that we’d rather be ignorant about. But a trending wave, that’s gaining traction fast, is socially conscious clothing. Companies are making a point about transparency, who makes their clothing, what materials they use, and why it’s priced a certain way. Many of these lines also give back a portion of sales to different organizations and initiatives. Read More...

Fashion Jobs Toronto – Fisherman Style Sweaters

July 27th, 2014
Maybe it’s because I grew up in the Maritimes, but one of my favourite recent trends has been the classic fisherman sweater. There are many myths surrounding the origin of the fisherman sweater, but there is no doubt that if there is one transitional piece to shop for now moving into fall – it’s this incredibly versatile cable knit sweater. 1. L.L. Bean Coveside Sweater, $54.95 USD 2. House of Holland Crew-Neck Cricket Sweater, $450, available at MATCHESFASHION.com 3. Alexande Read More...

Career Chats With Christie Lohr: What Does “Above & Beyond” Really Mean?

July 24th, 2014
What does it truly take to succeed in your career, no matter the industry that you are a part of? For many of us, we’re not too certain where we will wind up unless we first experience various trials and tribulations. But for Christie Lohr, the founder of fashion job website Style Nine to Five, a career in the fashion industry was an established goal from the tender age of 10. In Style Nine to Five’s latest blog feature, Christie Lohr will be dishing out on the best in career advice that Read More...