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Fashion Jobs Toronto – To Have and to Hold

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014




Purses and bags are my favourite accessory. I have more than I probably should, but I always find a way to justify a new one. This year, purse trends for the spring aren’t a complete surprise. Seasonal favourites like florals and pastels are back, textures and black and white add some luxury, while classic shapes continue the retro comeback. Since a handbag is a personal item made for carrying your everyday items, only you can know what works best. But in the meantime, I’ve picked a few of the ones I love for the spring.



1. This purse exemplifies the top handle trend. A feminine take on the doctor bag, the top handle is big with a structured everyday bag, but we’ve also seen it in smaller versions all over the runway. ASOS Top handle handbag, $120.



2. For evenings or weekend brunches, the clutch is getting a makeover. The larger, less structured clutch is being favoured over its hard shell-like predecessor. Deux Lux Clutch, $115, available at Nordstrom.



3. Pastels are always a spring staple. This season we’re seeing lots of blush and petal pinks but this green is a nice alternative. Fossil mini bag, $88.



4. I have to admit I was surprised to see the bucket bag make a comeback. It seems so dated to me but once I saw the makeover it got (great hardware, bright colours and lots of detail) I must say I may be coming around. Stella McCartney, $1075, available at Ssense.


5. Fringe is back. This hippie inspired look is perfect for the coming summer months of music festivals and beach trips. Rebecca Minkoff, $215, available at Nordstrom.


6. If you just can’t pick one texture or material, then a mixed media handbag is for you. The combination of leather with studs, or linen and canvas is a great way to add detail and make a statement. Juicy Couture, $160


By: Rachel Ingram, Toronto


Fashion Jobs – Thin Knits

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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As the transition from winter to spring begins, it’s important to have a few pieces in your wardrobe that work on both chilly and warmer days. Owning a great knitted top is the perfect piece to bring you into the spring season.

There are many features about knitted tops, which make the pieces incredibly versatile. You can wear sweaters loose or tight fitted, and they can be fun or work appropriate. Since spring is around the corner, there are many options that are in lighter shades such as beige or pink, but you can always select the classic black to ensure longevity. A knitted top is cute paired with skinny jeans or a skirt, and can be either casual or classy. If you have been looking for a style that you will be able to wear in the cold, as well as once the weather has warmed up, the knitted sweater will be the new go-to item in your closet.

 1. Le Chateau Tweed Cut-Out Sweater, $49.95

2. Le Chateau Open Stitch Boat Neck Sweater, $39.95

3. Avenue A Sweater, $75.00, available at Aritzia

4. H&M Knitted Jumper $29.95

5. TOBI Twisted Over You Knit Sweater, $90.00

6. Free People Seeing in Black and White Pullover, $51.62

7. ASOS Vila Animi Knit Top, $62.42

8. Zara Knit Crop Top, $59.90


By: Sarah St.Jules, @Ssj04

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Calgary Fashion Jobs – Platforms

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013



If you’ve read some of my recent posts, you know that I have been claiming that the 90s are back in a major way. We have been revisiting the loud colours, the music (anyone catch the N*Sync reunion on the VMA’s the other night?) and of course the outrageous trends. While re-watching old episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 –hey if we’re going to time warp, we gotta do it right- I noticed a few of the characters ensembles making their way into my own closet.  The cropped tops and the high waisted cut offs are a given, but what really convinced me of this blast from the past are the chunky platform shoes. Everyone has been rocking the 90’s, Spice Girls-esque shoes as of late, a more comfortable, laid back approach to the classic high heel. I personally don’t have any desire to revisit this trend, but none the less, platform shoes are hands down this year’s biggest comeback. Score some style tips from iconic characters from the 90’s such as Cher Horowitz and Donna Martin for some funky ways to dress up those sky high shoes.


1. ASOS Platform lace up shoes, $133

2. Nine West Retro platform pump, $150

3. Topshop Astrix lace up boot, $72, available at Hudson’s Bay

4. Topshop mega high platform, $40, available at Hudson’s Bay

5. Steve Madden Arowsmit platform sneakers, $90

6. Steve Madden Dejavu heel, $56

By: Layan Barakat, Toronto 

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Edmonton Fashion Jobs – Summer Work Attire

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

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While you may be tempted to purchase an entirely new wardrobe for summer, there is no need to max out your credit cards just yet. In reality, there are only a few basic essentials you need to give your workwear wardrobe an updated, summery feel, while still looking office-appropriate.


Wearing a dress in a colourful print is a chic and ladylike way to add a summery vibe to your everyday work look. It’s important to remember that a work dress should be made of a slightly thicker fabric than your typical sundress, and stop close to the knee. Sleeveless is okay, but spaghetti straps should be saved for the beach.


A pencil skirt or cropped trousers in a pretty floral pattern are also great staples for your warm-weather wardrobe. Try wearing them with muted colors (such as black and white) for office-appropriate style.


Remember that while temperatures may be sweltering outside this time of year, offices usually have their air conditioning on at full blast. By having a lightweight cardigan or blazer around, you can easily layer it over your outfit for both warmth and added style.


Finally, invest in a pair of office-appropriate sandals to keep your feet cool all day long. Ankle-strapped heels or peep-toe pumps are a more professional alternative to flip-flops for the summer months.


1. Closet Sleeveless Skater Dress, $80.73, available at ASOS

2. Closet Tie Back Dress with Pockets in Jewel Print, $80.73, available at ASOS

3. PINKO Floral Pencil Skirt, $228.19, available at Farfetch

4. Eliza J. Ruched Sleeve Blazer, $85.12, available at Nordstrom

5. Anne Taylor Crew Neck Short Sleeve Cardigan, $73.17

6. ASOS Pants in Floral Print, $56.51

7. Kate Spade New York Carrin Pump, $ 357.94, available at Nordstrom

8. Rachel Zoe Brooklyn Black Leather Sandal, $184.38, available at Forzieri


By: Faryn Wegler, Toronto


Montreal Fashion Jobs – The Summer Animal

Monday, July 29th, 2013

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Animal print is always a great piece to wear to spice things up in the Fall/Winter. The typical cheetah, leopard and zebra prints are great to add a little spunk and attitude to the wardrobe. But when it comes to summer, it’s time to put those old prints away and do a little shopping!

Summer is all about the bright, bold colours and light fabrics. Despite the myth, animal print can actually be worn in the summer! Since Miu Miu put out their Spring 2010 collection on the runway with the notorious bird prints, a new wave of wearing animal suddenly appeared in fashion. Taking a more literal approach to the word animal print, this new trend takes the actual animal and uses it as the print. It’s fun, flirty and a perfect lighter alternative to the typical animal print!

1. Style Inspiration: MSGM Spring/Summer 2013
2. Style Inspiration: Miu Miu Spring 2010 Runway, image courtesy of
3. ASOS Sleeveless Top with Cutout Bow Back in Bird Print, $32
4. Topshop Cat Print Pyjama Set, $41
5. Topshop Elephant Print Skater Skirt, $44
6. Topshop Quilted Dog Print Joggers, $55

By: Oleena Mak, Toronto

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Edmonton Fashion Jobs – Clearly Fashionable

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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The secret to being trendy this summer is finally out! Forget the typical sheers or opaque in fashion, this summer is all about being completely clear and transparent. When clear plastic hit the Spring 2013 runway, this trend of wearing see-through clothing and accessories suddenly blew up in fashion. From clear jackets, shoes, clutches and bracelets, this futuristic, but contemporary style has us hiding nothing at all. Who ever said that you should never go through a woman’s handbag? Now with these clear clutches and handbags, what we hide away in our big bag of mysteries is revealed for everyone to see. So ladies, wear it loud and proud and let everyone know you have nothing to hide this summer!

1. Style Inspiration: Valentino Spring 2013 Runway, image courtesy of
2. Style Inspiration: Charlotte Ronson Spring 2013 Runway, image courtesy of
3. Klear Klutch Large Transparent Clutch Bag, $206, available at ASOS
4. Rachel Antonoff for Bass Clear and Far Flat, $128, available at ModCloth
5. Alice and Olivia Lucite Box Clutch, $295
6. Jill Sander Women’s Notte Bag, $524, available at LN-CC

By: Oleena Mak, Toronto

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Calgary Fashion Jobs – C’mon Get Strappy

Friday, July 12th, 2013

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One of my favourite trends for Summer 2013 is the minimalistic ankle strap. Chic, simple and sophisticated, the ankle strap can be rocked on almost any type of sandal and is a stylish way to show off our pedicures during the warmer months of the year. Ankle strapped sandals look great paired with cropped pants, rolled up jeans, skirts, shorts or mini dresses, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. While a stiletto version is perfect for an elegant night out, a flat sandal or wedge version can be worn for a sleek daytime look.

The great thing about this trend is that there are so many different styles to choose from. Popular retailers such as Zara and Steve Madden carry ankle-strapped sandals in a variety of colors, textures and exotic prints. Wear a colour-blocking sandal with a bright-hued/neon strap to make an eye-catching statement, or a strap with metallic hardware to give your look a sexy edge. If you’re worried about ankle straps making your legs appear shorter, go with a thinner strap in a nude tone or a clear/transparent strap for a more elongating look.

A surprising benefit of this summer shoe trend: comfort! Besides being super chic, ankle straps provide an extra bit of support to hold sandals onto your feet comfortably all day long.

1.) bebe Jacqueline Metal Cuff Sandal, $129
2.) Steve Madden Marlenee Ankle Strap Heels, $99.95
3.) Steve Madden Beachy Wedge, $109.95
4.) Chinese Laundry Joy Ride Sandals, $72.15, available at Macy’s
5.) ASOS Fall Back Flat Sandals, $62.79
6.) MM6 By Maison Martin Margiela Neon Ankle Sandal, $273.70, available at Farfetch
7.) Zara Wide-Heel Sandal with Ankle Strap, $59.99
8.) Nine West Elega Wedge, $130

By: Faryn Wegler, Toronto

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Femme Floral

Monday, July 1st, 2013

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Since Dolce and Gabbana introduced the elegant, minimalistic floral crown headbands on their Fall 2012 runway, a whole new emergence of headpieces followed. I never would have imagined walking down the streets and seeing people casually wear these large bold floral crowns as a fashion accessory. To me, I’ve always seen them as a delicate and fantastical costume piece. Now it can be found on the streets, designer runways and even on celebrities walking the carpet.

Doing what floral does best, this bold statement piece brings out the femininity and delicacy of an outfit, while giving a pop of spring colour. When wearing this headpiece, try pairing your outfit with the colour of the flowers to give an overall harmonious look. Rather than wearing pants, pick out a nice flowing, lightweight dress. Adding details such as lace and frills just further emphasizes the femininity and elegance of the outfit. Perfect for casual days out in the sun at the park or festivals, this floral adornment has paved its way in fashion and become a staple Spring piece.

1. Style Inspiration: Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2012 Runway, image courtesy of
2. Style Inspiration: Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2012 Runway, image courtesy of
3. Style Inspiration: AnnaSophia Robb Coachella, image courtesy of Elle
4. Style Inspiration: Pixie Lott WGSN Global Fashion Awards, image courtesy of RockNRose
5. Rock ‘n’ Rose Penelope Oversized White Floral Crown Headband, $64, available at Asos
6. Rock ‘n’ Rose Oversized Floral Crown Headband, $82, available at Asos

By: Oleena Mak, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Romper Roundup

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Rompers, jumpsuits, playsuits…whatever you want to call them, they’re here to stay. Turn up the sophisticate factor with long sleeves and longer hem lengths, which is a fashion-forward alternative to a little black dress for a night out. You can also keep it casual for the weekend with short and sweet designs perfect for patio weather. Whatever way you wear it, rompers are way too much fun.

1. Let’s Take A Cruise Romper, $74, available at Bicyclette Boutique
2. NastyGal Midnight Hour Jumpsuit, $88
3. ASOS Shift Playsuit with Open Back, $56
4. Pins and Needles Chiffon Flutter Sleeve Romper, $69, available at Urban Outfitters
5. Topshop Lace and Mesh Playsuit, $63
6. BCBG Generation Contrast Piece Romper, $78, available at The Bay

By: Sara Constantineau, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – Top of the Crop

Friday, May 24th, 2013

From structured boxy cuts to fun and flirty bralets, crop tops are making a comeback this season in a big way. Designers such as Balenciaga, Peter Som and Marc Jacobs all sent crop tops down their Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks, and now major retailers such as Topshop and Urban Outfitters are including midriff-baring pieces in their spring collections. Although some may feel uneasy about the revival of this nineties trend, there’s no need to worry…you don’t need to expose your whole stomach to rock a crop top in 2013!

The new way to wear the trend is to reveal just a small sliver of skin, leaving more to the imagination. A crop top paired with bottoms that are high-waisted allows for a ladylike and sophisticated approach to the style. The key to pulling off this trend in a classy way is to keep everything in balance. Wear a flowy midi skirt with a top that has a tighter fit, or high-waisted shorts with a top that is more drapey. Also, the shorter your crop top is, the higher waisted your bottoms should be in order to compensate. So if you’re entering into bralet territory, low-rise jeans are not the way to go.

Are you going to embrace the crop top trend this season?

1. Balenciaga Spring/Summer ’13 Runway, image Courtesy of Fashion Magazine
2. Peter Som Spring/Summer ’13 Runway, image Courtesy of Fashion Magazine
3. Nasty Gal Bow Crop Top in Mint, $28.09
4. Nasty Gal Baez Crochet Crop Top, $38.12,
5. Topshop Button Front Floral Crop Top, $48, available at Hudson’s Bay
6. Pins and Needles Laser-Cut Cropped Top, $39, available at Urban Outfitters
7. Tobi Precious Floral Crop Top, $36
8. Tobi Darling Daisy Crop Top, $40
9. Oh My Love Tie Dye Crop Top, $38.42, available at ASOS
10. Pixie Market Pearl Crop Shirt, $123

By: Faryn Wegler, Toronto

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