Fashion Jobs – Frank & Oak Collaborations

March 28th, 2016
If you’re into men’s fashion, then you’ve inevitably heard of Frank & Oak, a Canadian founded company that sells reasonably priced, stylish clothing for men who want to look as good as they feel. It has been cited as one of the most innovative companies in retail due to its combination of advanced technology, style, and shopping experience.  What’s exciting is that Frank & Oak have two new collaborations in store for Spring 2016. Keep reading to find out all about them – bo Read More...

Fashion Jobs – 5 Jumpsuits For Work

March 24th, 2016
Spring has finally arrived, and although we have yet to reach those balmy temperatures that we dreamt about all winter long, many of us have already begun planning our spring work outfits. After three long and cold months, I am more than ready to shed the parka, unflattering (but warm) sweaters and dark tones for some flouncy dresses, midi-skirts and vibrant colours. The piece that I can’t wait break out once the temperature hits the upper teens is my work jumpsuit. Not only does it allow me Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Alexandra Lee Interview

March 23rd, 2016
While blogging has been around for years, a new generation of Instagram bloggers have been popping up on our explore pages everywhere. We recently got the chance to catch up with Alexandra Lee, a fashion-forward girl from Vancouver, BC, with an Instagram account that will make your feed dreams come true. Read on to discover her tips and tricks for curating the perfect Instagram! SNTF: You have over 600 posts which means you’ve been posting for a while. When did you first start taking so Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Trending In and Out of the Office: The Fashionable Way to Carry Your Laptop

March 22nd, 2016
Carrying around your laptop is a nuisance but a necessity in todays work industry. There’s never enough room in your purse, and carrying it around is fashionably and just tangibly unacceptable. Laptop bags can be very trendy, when worn appropriately. Purchasing one that is versatile, and looks like purse is key. Rule of thumb when buying a laptop bag; don’t buy it if you wouldn’t wear it as a purse. It is also recommended to buy it in a neutral colour so that it can go with any outfit Read More...

Fashion Jobs – 5 Ways to Dip Your Feet into the Fashion Industry

March 21st, 2016
Volunteering The easiest way to get experience in the fashion industry is to volunteer. According to mirodoor.com, volunteering is the easiest way to bulk up your resume and gain valuable experience. Try everything from volunteering at fashion shows to helping a designer run their table at a trade show. Not only will you gain firsthand experience of the inner workings of the fashion industry but you’ll create connections with other people in the industry. Interning Being a fashion inter Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Q&A with Jessica Kaplan-Carson

March 20th, 2016
Curious about how to make it from the sales floor to a sales executive? Experienced fashion expert and Brand Director for Mendocino and M, Jessica Kaplan-Carson gave Style Nine to Five a few pointers on how to get noticed, revamp your resume, and own the interview. SNTF: Firstly, do you find retail companies are more willing to hire internally for head office positions rather than externally? If so, why? JKC: I think all companies would prefer to hire from within if at all possible. It Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Networking Through Social Media

March 16th, 2016
Networking Just Got Interesting: Tips on How to Network Through Social Media One word: networking. Making connections, whether it be in person or online, is pretty much essential to nailing a fashion job today. Here are some quick tips on how to maximize your networking opportunities on social media and hopefully lead you to the career of your dreams. LinkedIn LinkedIn is perhaps the most obvious social media platform in regards to networking opportunities. This website allows yo Read More...

Fashion Jobs – A Career in Fashion Retail: Lindsay Wilkins

March 15th, 2016
  Style Nine to Five connects employers and job seekers daily and hearing success stories is what inspires us! Today we're featuring one of our own recruits Lindsay Wilkins, who has recently made a career move to Coach as the Field Visual Merchandise Manager for Western Canada. With more than 15 years of experience in the industry (most in a District Manager role for various retailers), she has also grown a successful style blog and personal shopping business, Mabelle Style. Lin Read More...

Fashion Jobs – 5 Office Fashion Faux Pas to Avoid This Casual Friday

March 15th, 2016
Whether you love or loathe your job, once Friday comes around you are probably in full weekend mode. You’re ready to say deuces to your tiny cubicle, mile-long to-do list and, most importantly, stuffy corporate attire. If you’re a fashion conscious woman, then that last part of that sentence probably resonated with you. Casual Friday gives you the chance to showcase your sense of style and experiment with your work ensembles, but there is a fine line because appropriate and inappropriate b Read More...

Fashion Jobs – 7 Spring Trends for Work

March 15th, 2016
It’s finally March and you know what that means: spring is only a few weeks away! With warmer weather on the horizon, it’s only fitting that we have a little chat about spring fashion. Fresh styles are about to hit the shelves, and if you’re a self-professed fashion addict, like myself, you’re probably feeling a little giddy right now just thinking about higher hemlines, colourful ensembles and billowy fabrics. And if you’re truly like me, you probably want to head out to the nearest Read More...