Career Advice With Christie Lohr – How to Respond to Criticism

September 26th, 2014
  One of the hardest things to hear is criticism, and that's not necessarily something that changes over time. Whether it's criticism towards an idea or an action, the difficulty comes with finding out the discrepancy between what others perceive of what you do or deliver, and how you perceive it all yourself. If you think that your solution to a problem will solve all, while the rest of your team would beg to differ, your confidence would certainly take a hit (even if you don’t wa Read More...

Fashion Career: Finding Your Perfect Fit

September 24th, 2014
The fashion industry is a beast. There are so many different jobs available in fashion that even if you can’t sew or model, you can still find a role that reflects your talents. Below are a few ideas to get you thinking about the various careers that might be for you! 1. Designer What it entails: These guys are the most influential people in the industry. Just think about it – if it weren’t for designers, there would be nothing for models to wear, photographers to shoot, and the re Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Wanderlust

September 24th, 2014
My wanderlust and curiosity to know the world we live in, has taken me many places around the world. No matter where I go, whether it is a short flight or an international one, I make sure to always keep comfortable, yet still presentable for my arrival. You never know if you need to be at dinner an hour later or a formal business meeting. My advice for looking sharp post-flight is to keep the theme of your outfit very minimalistic. Choose fabrics that will not wrinkle easily, such as a pair Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Work Wear Wednesday: The Cardigan

September 24th, 2014
  Outfit details: cardigan from H&M ($69.95), pants from H&M ($69.95), blouse from Joe Fresh, heels from H&M a few years ago, bag from Onna Ehrlich ($685)   When it comes to dressing for work, many of us tend to go for the obvious or conventional options when it comes to both individual pieces, as well as colour schemes. This week’s theme is the complete opposite of that, as I put together a look that I think would work well for a casual Friday statement (where Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Colour Trends For Fall

September 22nd, 2014
SOFT PASTELS: Remember all those pretty pastel shades you invested in during the spring? Well, don’t pack them away just yet! This fall is all about looking delicate and soft with pretty pastel tones. NEUTRALS:  Neutral tones are a must have this season so it’s time to invest in camel, cognac and earthy brown coloured pieces. Try adding the neutral trend in by wearing it as an accessory or layering piece –think jackets, boots, and handbags. INDUSTRIAL GREYS: Add a bit of an edge t Read More...

Fashion Design Jobs – Fall Crops

September 21st, 2014
  It’s no secret that this summer was the season of crop tops. The popular trend has probably overtaken your wardrobe leaving you with an overwhelming amount of belly-baring shirts. With the temperature dropping it might seem like these pieces are better off left for warmer weather, but crop tops are actually a very chic and versatile piece that can easily transition into fall. Incorporate them by layering with cozy sweaters, blouses, and high waisted jeans and by looking for long slee Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Career Advice with Christie Lohr – The Internship

September 19th, 2014
  With so much competition nowadays in virtually every industry and career field, getting a job right out of school with no real work experience to cite on your resume has become rather difficult. This is especially true for the fashion industry as many positions call for practical and applicable skills that could only have been acquired from performing tasks while on the job. For example, think PR – although having a degree in it is one thing, textbooks and classes alone are not Read More...

Fashion Jobs – White For Fall

September 17th, 2014
The white on white trend has been popular for the summer seasons, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to transition it into your fall wardrobe. Fashion is all about breaking rules, so why not start by breaking the ultimate rule: “Don’t wear white after labour day”. In order to keep your outfit from looking too summery, layer pieces like fur coats with chunky knit sweaters. Instead of looking like you’ve just come from the beach you’ll be rocking a minimalistic and modern fall Read More...

Fashion Jobs – White Hot At The Office

September 17th, 2014
Outfit details: Blouse from Joe Fresh ($49.95), skirt from Zara ($59.95), shoes from Joe Fresh ($99), necklace from Zara ($25)   Whoever said that you can’t wear white after Labour Day didn’t know how fabulous white could look. There’s no easier way to make a statement when putting together an outfit this fall than to opt for white pieces, or even an all-white ensemble. Amidst a soon to be sea of dark neutrals, you’ll definitely be making a statement in your Read More...

Fashion Design Jobs – Legs For Days

September 15th, 2014
As fall nears and our summer attire transitions into more autumn appropriate pieces and combinations, I have found thigh-high socks to be a timeless must-have. Whilst most of us scrummage to find dark jeans or dress pants for this chillier weather, shorts or even skirts can still be pulled off in the upcoming months. As a rule of thumb, keep your shorts, skirts and tops looser to give yourself balance top to bottom. Thigh-high socks are another fun piece of clothing that can be styled with var Read More...