Fashion Jobs – Looking Forward to Fall – Cool Cardis

August 17th, 2014
One of my favourite fashion changes I look forward to for fall is the ease of adding a cardigan to just about any outfit. With so many different cuts, colours, and lengths to try, it’s hard not to stock up and wear a different cardi every day. For work, go for a cropped style that is easy to layer over dresses, and has a polished look to them. For the weekend, try long and textured styles paired with skinny jeans and you’re good to go.     Work:   1. Nic + Z Read More...

Fashion Design Jobs – Stacked Style

August 17th, 2014
Layered jewelry is still hot this season, and more and more jewelry designers are making achieving this look super simple. If you prefer more delicate styles, try layering a family heirloom necklace in your jewelry box with a longer more modern piece to achieve minimalist style. If you prefer lots of glitz and glam, than two statement necklaces are better than one, and feel free to fill your forearm with bling. Happy layering! Style Inspiration – Dainty Layering, Image Courtesy of Jolie Read More...

Career Advice with Christie Lohr – Cover Letters

August 15th, 2014
Job hunting is a tedious process that can be downright frustrating at times. In a world where time is money, I’m sure that many of us have been tempted to hit the “apply” button without attaching an individualized cover letter to go with our resume/CV, especially if it is not a listed application requirement. I mean, our work experience and qualifications is what employers actually look at right? Well, Christie would beg to differ. Having worked in recruitment herself, and still currentl Read More...

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...