Posts Tagged ‘Bracelet’

Vancouver Fashion Jobs – Pretty Party Pearls

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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I recently wrote a piece about statement jewellery during the holiday season. With bright colours and bold shapes, these statement accessories can stand out against any outfit. This week, I’m singing a completely different tune as we look at pretty party pearls. These classic pieces add a feminine touch to your holiday outfits. When most people think of pearls, they instantly think stiff, rigid and their grandmothers closet, but trust me when I say a classic never goes out of style. I’ve paired pearls with everything from a modest LBD to an electric bodycon. When worn properly these pieces provide just as much of a statement as any other bold accessory. Looking to draw some inspiration for pretty pearly looks? Think of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl. Two beautiful, fashion forward females who rock this classic look effortlessly.


1. Cluttered fresh water pearl strand $59.99 Peoples

2. Tiffany small heart tag on silver fresh water pearl bracelet $470 Tiffany

3. Lumba bracelet $15.98 Aldo

4. Anne Klein small pearl stud earring $14 Hudson’s Bay

5. Beaded Necklace $12.95 H&M

6. Cezanne multi stretch pearl bracelet $25 Hudson’s Bay

By: Layan Barakat

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Fashion Jobs – 20’s Cinematic Style: The Great Gatsby

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Flapper girls adorned in embellished gowns to the nines, alongside rich vintage accessories, gallivanting with ease over some popped bubbly. Envision yourself amongst the party crowd, as the eye of the man of the hour himself, Gatsby. This coming Friday, May 10, it’s time to hold your own elaborate affair behind the screen, and join the talents of Leonardo Dicaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton as they recreate the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gastby. The compelling tale unveils both love and tragedy, luring us to time travel back to wealth in the 20’s. Just when you thought your star gazed eyes couldn’t get any wider…it’s in 3D.

Costume designer, Catherine Martin, selected 40 stunning vintage Miu Miu and Prada cocktail designs from the time, which are on exhibition to the public at Prada flagship stores in New York, Tokyo and Shanghai until mid-July. Jewelry and headpieces were custom designed by the one company who best represents the films royal ora best, Tiffany & Co.

Here’s how to play a more formal version of dress up, to wear to a movie night out with your girlfriends, or a media screening party. Top one of them off with an elegant headpiece and Mary Jane pumps, and they’ll be more eyes on you than Leonardo (if that’s at all possible).

Gatsby Movie Posters Courtesy of Sassi Sam Blog

1. Topshop Limited Edition Flapper Dress, $160
2. Topshop Limited Edition Pearl Shift Dress, $195
3. H&M Short Embroidered Dress, $70
4. Marc Jacobs Mary Jane Pump, $690
5. Mod Cloth Dainty Dramatist Heel in Mint, $80
6. Ann Taylor Pearlized Crystal Satin Clutch, $143
7. Deepa Gurani Scalloped Headband, $173, available at Shopbop
8. Lulu Frost Muse Bracelet, $302, available at Shopbop

By: Jenn McNaughton, Toronto

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Spring Cleaning Your Closet

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

As you welcome March with open arms, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the new season – including spring cleaning your closet. I know, I know, it can be a tedious task to go through the wool sweaters that piled up over winter, but look at this as an opportunity to take stock of what you currently own, so you can shop smart for your spring wardrobe. Here are just a few of my favourite pieces that you should be making room for!

1. Levi’s Authentic Trucker in Forever Dark, $98, available at eLuxe
2. Aldo Grumney Heels, $80
3. Zara Coloured Methacrylate Box Bag, $36
4. Jovonnista Clare Shift Dress, $162, available at Bicyclette
5. Biko Petra Necklace $145
6. Kingston Large Wrap Bracelet, $90, available at eLuxe

By: Gabi Pirraglia, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Emily Woudenberg

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Last month, The Black Box Boutique in Yorkville had a fantastic trunk show featuring the latest from Toronto designer Emily Woudenberg. This season’s inspirations came from the art deco period – by far one of my favourite periods from the 20th century. Self-taught and with a background in graphic designer, Emily’s androgynous style has caught the attention of many including Elle Magazine’s Creative Director Joe Zee, and has received many awards including the 2012 Passion for Fashion Award. The “Paragon” (meaning immaculate diamond) collection expresses eclectic and luxurious qualities from the 1930’s movement.

Her twelve pieces capture the essence of the contrast between extreme frivolity and somber frugality. Woudenberg has only just begun her career but these custom pieces are absolutely to die for and I can’t wait until her next showing.

1. Jewellery Designer Emily Woudenber, image courtesy of Emily Woudenberg
2. Emily Woudenberg Streamline Choker, $62
3. Emily Woudenberg Scarab Necklace, $142
4. Emily Woudenberg Vertex Bracelet, $62
5. Emily Woudenberg Vertex Ring, $62

By: Mijana Veljkovic, Toronto

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – Colour Crush

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day this year, nurture a budding spring love affair by falling all over again for my all time favorite trend of the season: pastels! For the past few years we have seen a fresh emergence of chalky colors in denim and I have to say I am not quite over this trend quite yet, in fact it is only becoming more loveable and versatile. Try tone-on-tone muted prints in a fun pedal pusher, paired with pastel florals-of-plenty ripe for the picking on the top-half in a girly cardigan or flowy blouse. If you’re a little reserved and classic in your approach to adding colour into your daily drab, take baby steps in the relationship and try a versatile utility bag for day or a pop of color in a belt or bangles layered up on your wrist. Sometimes all you need is to take a chance on something new to find true love in a new trend!

1. Style Inspiration: Sweet Treats inspire cheeky spring pastel trends this Valentine’s Day, image courtesy of School Time Adventures Blog
2. Le Chateau Flower Print Dress, $169
3. Material Girl Skinny Jeans in Seashell Pink, $30, available at The Bay
4. Versace Floral Print Pant, $790, available at SSENSE
5. H&M Blouse in Mint Green, $30
6. Chloe Paraty Shoulder Bag in Periwinkle Blue, $1950, available at SSENSE
7. Forever 21 Patent Belt in Lemon Zest Yellow, $6
8. Michael Kors Buckle Enamel Bracelet in Turquoise, $95
9. MICHAEL Michael Kors Striped Espadrille, $75

By: Emily Gray, Vancouver

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Love Jewellery

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and for most of us, there’s a last minute scramble to get something unique and meaningful for that special someone. When one typically thinks of “love jewellery”, diamonds and little blue boxes immediately come to mind. Sometimes the best gifts, and therefore the most sentimental, come from unconventional places. Etsy, for example, is becoming a great place to find affordable pieces that are hand crafted by small artisans. Vintage jewelry is also a burgeoning trend for online shoppers keen to find something timeless. With that in mind, here’s our list of distinctive love jewellery for this Valentine’s Day.

1. Free People Heart Ring, $110
2. Pyrrha Winged Heart Talisman Necklace, $166
3. BHLDN Sweet Bay Locket, $250
4. Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Loving Heart Bangle, $385
5. SoraDesigns XO Initials Necklace,$29, available at Etsy
6. DaintyLoveShop Dainty Love Bracelet, $39, available at Etsy

By: Zoe Alexandra Torell, Toronto

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Fashion Jobs – Jewellery a la Français!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Combining both her French and Canadian inspirations together, Montreal based designer, Jessica Hofman, has been very busy preparing for the Spring/Summer 2013 season. Known for her romantic Parisian style, Hofman has looked to her fascination with ballerinas as the main theme to her collections. The women of Paris have always seemed to show very little effort and yet, they can walk down the street turning heads from all over. That is what Jessica Hofman is all about. Showing her pieces all over Montreal, including the oh-so-popular Mimi and Coco boutiques, Hofman is ready to take the rest of Canada by storm.


Mijana: You just recently went to Paris for some more inspiration. What caught your attention?
Jessica: People in Paris are definitely not afraid to show off anymore! I saw amazing jewelry pieces that included feathers and multi-colour beads with many rows of chains. This season, it is all about maximizing the pieces and mixing them but always with classy touch! That is what I like the most. It is never too much. That is what I wish to bring to my pieces.

M: Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! Are you adding a certain extra touch to your collection?
J: I definitely want to use mother of pearl heart shapes beads that I have kept in stock for Valentine’s Day. Freshwater pearls are also a favourite of mine to use. Bracelets have been very popular with my clients. I’ve tried to make them look trendy yet very romantic.

M: What’s in store for Jessica Hofman in 2013?
J: I am launching my website soon,, and will be developing an e-shop so I can also sell my pieces online. I still want to add more French touches to my collection including more charms such as ice cream, tea cup and chocolate bar charms – something that I saw all over Paris! I have my sights on doing more trunk shows all over Montreal and Toronto. This will allow me to be more interactive with new customers. My ultimate goal is to find a location in Paris and sell my collections there.

(All Images Courtesy of Jessica Hofman)

By: Mijana Veljkovic, Toronto

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Calgary Fashion Jobs – Holiday Gift Guide: For the Co-Worker

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Every year I get tons of creative, cost effective ideas for everyone on my list, and go into the holiday season with a frugal gung-ho attitude. Then reality and panic slowly start to sink in as I realize I have absolutely no time to be baking dozens of gingerbread men or making bath balms for everyone on my list. Shopping for a close friend can sometimes be hard enough, let alone a friend you barely speak to outside of your 9-5 setting. You see your co-workers on a daily basis, but when it comes to shopping for them, you quickly realize you have no idea what their interests are. Instead of putting a hefty dent into your bank account, consider these festive gift ideas for your workplace gift exchange.

1. Starbucks Stainless Steel Travel Coffee Press, $23
2. Forever 21 Striped PJ Set, $19
3. Victoria’s Secret Gloss and Go Key Chain, $23
4. Ted Baker Flying Duck Friendship Bracelet, $19
5. Diane Von Furstenberg Fashion Fairytale Memoirs, $22, available at Net-A-Porter
6. Aldo Reibsome Clutch, $15

By: Layan Barakat, Toronto

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Holiday Gift Guide: Your Best Friend

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Every year I spend weeks searching for the perfect Christmas gift to give my best friend. It is my way of saying thanks for putting up with me and here’s to another year of adventure all in one swoop. I avoid generic gift cards and go for what I know she will really love. Jewelry, bold tech accessories and handbags are safe bets and ensure my number one pal will smile on Christmas morning.

1. Club Monaco Alannah Brooch Necklace, $89
2. Dooney and Bourke Small Pocket Crossbody, $168, available at The Bay
3. Kate Spade Composition Notebook iPad Folio, $85
4. Dannijo Eyem Warholic iPhone 4 Case, $68
5. Moon Apparel Leather Clutch, $125
6. Lauren Elan Collections Misel Bracelet, $22, available at Bicyclette Boutique

By: Gabi Pirraglia, Toronto

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – Holiday Gift Guide: Jewellery Lover

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

‘Tis the season for all that glitters and is gold. And who could possibly resist a sparkly something under the tree or in the stocking?! A selection of fashionable gems is in order for all levels of indulgence.  Statement necklaces are always a win. Think big, chunky and glittery. This also includes necklace collars, which are the latest in costume jewellery trends. A little something on the hands is nice too and I personally can’t think of a better combo then the Auriele Bidermann cuff and the iconic YSL arty ring. You will be guaranteed to have the most glamourous hands in town. Last but not least, perhaps it’s a special Christmas for you. If it is, you might want to check out the beautiful Anne Sportun collection, which offers a dream assortment for any jewellery collector with a luxe eye.

1. Lisbeth Nicolette Bracelet, $42
2. Auriele Bidermann Cuff Bracelet, $1000, available at Misch
3. Anthroplogie Everjade Necklace, $58
4. Zara Gold Mesh Collar, $40
5. YSL Arty Ring, $290, available at Net-A-Porter
6. Anne Sportun Ring, $4510, available at Kiss & Makeup

By: Kate Horsman of Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Vancouver

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