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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five’s Christie Lohr

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

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How did Christie Lohr come up with the idea of Style Nine to Five, Canada’s first and only fashion job specific job board? What were her first steps? Read about her journey in one of our favourite articles about her. http://montecristomagazine.com/business/style-nine-to-five

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Fashion Career Advice with Christie Lohr

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

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Recap of Style Nine to Five’s Fashion Career Workshop

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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Call it a coincidence, but Style Nine to Five’s first-ever Fashion Career Workshop coincided with the same week as the eight-year anniversary of the launch of Style Nine to Five.  Not to toot our own horn or anything, but our first workshop was a huge success.Style Nine to Five Fashion Career Workshop

 

All attendees arrived ready to learn and eager to ask the questions, excited to learn how to get closer to landing the fashion job of their dreams. Style Nine to Five founder, Christie Lohr greeted students with delicious donuts from Cartems and Miriam Alden, founder of Brunette the Label, provided adorable mugs for everyone to take home to celebrate the workshop.

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Once the workshop kicked into high gear, Christie took the group of bright-eyed and fashion-forward attendees through the do’s and don’ts of cover letter and resume writing, and even shared her personal insight into how to stand out of applicants. 

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With one-on-one guidance, everyone was able to craft their resumes and cover letters to the exact job they wanted, and Christie provided each student with the contacts they needed to reach out to land the job. Not only were the attendees able to make the perfect resume, but they were also given tips to help them succeed in the fashion industry.

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The feedback from the group of students has been outstanding. They loved the information they were given to further themselves in the industry, as well as making life-long connections with Christie.

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For anyone trying to make their way into the fashion industry, this workshop is everything you need. Make sure you don’t miss out on our next one for great insight into the fashion industry, one-on-one time with Christie, and of course, coffee and donuts.

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Photos by Brooklyn D Photography

By Megan Renaud, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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Now that November is almost to a close, we wanted to kick off the new week by recapping all our favourite Style Nine to Five articles from the week prior, just to ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the world of SNTF fashion. From a fashionable gift guide to re-cap of interning at FASHION Magazine, here are the top articles from last week.

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 Cozy & Stylish Cardis For The Office
The minute those leaves start falling and that air gets crisp, it’s cardigan season! A classic layering piece that never truly goes out of style, cardigans come in so many different cuts, lengths, and materials. Cardigans make the best type of layer sweater for the office as they’re easily taken off and don’t need to be pulled over the head, often causing static (a.k.a one of the biggest style faux-pas known to mankind) once those heaters go on. We plan on staying, cozy, cute and static free this year at the office with our favourite cardigans of the season! Read the full post here

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5 Fresh Ways to Wear a Striped Shirt This Fall
Stripes always bring out the inner cool French girl in all of us, and sometimes we just need to add a little Parisian flair to our wardrobe. Parisian street style is always a touch of masculine with a dash of classic mixed with some edge, and voila, you end up having the ultimate French-inspired look. Stripes are a wardrobe essential and closet favorite. Just like the white button down and skinny jeans, it is a staple you can wear all year long and overall carries a classy and polished look. It is a neutral in the world of prints and is the easiest pairing with other prints and colors. The outfit possibilities with stripes are endless, and we have rounded up a few of our top put together looks.  Read the full post here.

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Fashion Holiday Gift Ideas for Him & Her
It’s officially the holiday season! Christmas is fast approaching and we are currently dealing with one of the most mentally exhausting dilemmas of the year – gift giving. Let’s face it: we’ve come to the point where we usually have to ask a person what they desire for the holidays and they don’t provide us with a straight answer. Unless they don’t mind anything that’s handmade, it’s generally difficult to shop for a person who has no idea what they want especially when you’re on a strict budget and there are many retail promotions happening around.  This short guide provides a few gift ideas for Him and Her that will not only help narrow down your potential options but also are justifiable and practical for many occasions! Read the full post here

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Think You’re in a Retail Rut? Need a Change?
Not so fast. I truly believe retail can be a career! Store Managers can make upwards of $75-90K. I was once a Store Manager myself and can honestly say it was one of my favourite times in my life. Loved the buzz on a busy Saturday, the joy in customer’s faces when they found an amazing outfit and creating a little team/family that motivated me just as much as I motivated them. Read the full post here

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What’s it Really Like to Work as an Intern at a Fashion Magazine
Love it or hate it, The Devil Wears Prada has left a strong impression on pop culture today. Even now, more than ten years after the film’s debut (it premiered in 2006!), it continues to influence the way the general public perceives the fashion industry as a whole. With insiders like Anna Wintour leading the way, it’s no wonder that fashion magazines, in particular, get the unfortunate reputation as a hostile and competitive work environment. Well, I’m here to say that based on my experience as an intern at a major Canadian fashion magazine, those impressions are definitely not true. So let’s get into it, and we can finally put some of those myths to rest. Read the full post here

 

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Fashion Jobs – 6 Female Canadian Entrepreneurs You Need to Follow ASAP

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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There’s nothing we love more than a little female empowerment and career motivation every now and then. Women who set their sights on their dreams and never stop chasing them until they’re made a reality; these are the kind of women that we want to give great recognition to as they set a stellar example for the rest of us hopefuls.

 

In honour of these women, we’ve created a narrowed down list of the top 6 female Canadian entrepreneurs that continue to inspire us and are leading examples for all females who are chasing after their dreams. We can all accomplish our hopes and dreams if we put in the work that is necessary, never doubt what we are truly capable and never stop believing in ourselves.

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Bianca Venerayan and Dani Roche – Kastor & Pollux
E-commerce and blogging sensations, Bianca Venerayan and Dani Roche are a creative powerhouse duo that has carved a pathway to success as the dynamic duo team that they are. After hitting it off as besties in high school they both discovered that they shared the same entrepreneurial spirit and came together to create their Kastor and Pollux empire; an empire which consists of blogging, photography, communications and fashion design. Working together for over eight years has definitely paid off for them from planning and designing launch parties for mega companies like Mogo, a Canadian finance company, or producing multiple videos, styling and photo projects at a time, these two are a force to be reckoned with and definitely an inspiration to us all.

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Castle Ho took her infinite love for the Victorian era and created a magical little shop of all things girly, romantic and vintage-inspired in the heart of Montreal. Ever since its launch in 2012, it has been so successful that she opened a second boutique to accommodate her high flow of clientele. Boutique 1861 creates such a unique shopping experience unlike any other, the moment you step into the shop, you feel like you’re in a girly paradise dream and all of the clothing pieces and accessories are nothing less than eye catching and desirable. Castle Ho had a vintage fashion inspired vision and made it into a reality for all girly girls to enjoy.

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Jenny Bird
She’s Canadian and she’s a leading jewelry designer with showrooms in Toronto, Paris, New York, LA, Chicago and more. Jenny Bird is not only an extremely talented jewelry designer but she is also passionate, hard working and driven, all of which was rooted from her upbringing in the small, artistic town of Elora, Ontario. Her jewelry designs have been a major success ever since her launch of the company in 2008, and Jenny Bird is now being sold in over 600 retailers worldwide. Jenny Bird is the ultimate girl boss who cannot be stopped; her jewelry never fails to be on trend and of course, they are pieces to die for!

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Breanna Musgrove – Scout & Catalogue
The Vancouver-based designer and creator of accessories line Scout & Catalogue is one kick ass entrepreneur who knows how to bring her visions to life. With a lengthy background in fashion retail, marketing, and advertising, Breanna decided to branch off on her own and create her own accessories brand that cultivates a vision of the beachy Bohemian culture. Scout & Catalogue produces high quality, hand dyed pieces that will make you want to get out in the sunshine and play at the beach all day. Breanna made this brand her own in every possible way, allowing it to be unique and set apart from any other accessories brand.

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Christie Lohr – Style Nine to Five
That’s right, our very own Christie Lohr founder of Style Nine to Five is one hustling Canadian female entrepreneur. If you don’t already know what she’s about then you absolutely should. She created the first ever fashion job board in Canada, which includes major retailers such as Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, Lululemon, TOPSHOP and many more. She set out with the vision to help those wanting to work and succeed in the fashion industry. By creating Style Nine to Five, she has opened up a platform that gives all fashionista’s a fair chance to break into the industry. She has since gone on to launch Beauty Nine to Five, and even Style Nine to Five New York. Christie is career focused, driven and passionate and a leading example to us all.


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Kastor & Pollux image courtesy of Bicyclette Boutique
Boutique 1861 image courtesy of Montreal Gazette
Jenny Bird image courtesy of Bedknobs & Baubles
Breanna Musgrove image courtesy of Scout & Catalogue
Christie Lohr image courtesy of Style Nine to Five

 

By: Ciara Koth, Toronto, @ciarakoth

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Fashion Jobs – How to Have a Successful Fashion Career Today

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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When I started Style Nine to Five, there were no categories like ‘E-Commerce’ and ‘Social Media’ on my job board to select when posting. I had to add those categories two years ago after seeing such a shift and growing demand. About 50% (or more) of jobs posted these days are now in the E-Commerce industry. Some roles include Coordinators for Influencer agencies, E-commerce Specialists or Buyers for online retailers.

 

While we still have a number of Editorial roles regularly posted, it’s usually for digital media. Skill requirements for these roles typically include blogging, social media, and graphic design knowledge. I would suggest learning graphic design so you can stand out in today’s competitive world.

 

You need to be able to adapt to change while still keeping your voice, and to realize that you always need to work hard and prove yourself. I hear this a lot from employers. They find it challenging to find someone who is both driven and hardworking. Everyone wants their dream job NOW, but in reality, it doesn’t work that way. When you see the success of your peers on social media, it’s easy to forget that a lot of crucial steps went into how they got there. These steps aren’t posted on social, just the final product is.

 

Retail is still here, doing great and can be a very rewarding and lucrative career. Lots of internationally known companies have come to Canada (UK’s Ted Baker, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue) in the last three years, offering great opportunities for Canadian retail hopefuls. A high volume store manager’s salary can start at $75K and a Visual Merchandise Manager for Canada can be up to $100K. I’ve seen both and helped in the hiring process for these roles.

 

I’ve also noticed there’s has been a bigger push for ‘shopping local’. Therefore many local labels are really booming right now, Vancouver’s Gentle Fawn, Native shoes, Oak and Fort, to name a few, which has helped create even more job opportunities.

 

While the days of flipping through a magazine and smelling the fragrance ads or having a stack of Cosmos on your coffee table might, unfortunately, be coming to an end, there are so many new exciting things happening in this tech savvy world which we can look forward to.  And your knowledge and love of fashion as a career is still 100% achievable and relevant. 

Photo: Brooklyn D Photography

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Fashion Jobs – 3 Easy Ways to Go From Desk to Date

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Seeing that Valentines Day is just around the corner, this past weekend I ventured out to the mall in search of an outfit that would knock my man’s socks off. After wandering in and out of stores for about 40 minutes, I had found a drop-dead gorgeous dress and the perfect accessories—shoes and clutch included—to pull together the whole look. I was absolutely shocked that I got all that shopping done in under and hour. With an armful of shopping bags, I made my way back to the parking lot thinking, “how the heck did I manage to get all of this shopping done so quickly?” The last time I had a V-Day date, I spent 4 hours mulling over what to wear to impress my then significant other. As I tossed my purchases into the trunk of my car, the answer to my question suddenly hit me: Valentine’s Day fell on a weekday. Since I was going straight from work to my date, I had to create an outfit that would seamlessly transition from day to night, which proved to be a difficult task since it took me 4 hours to achieve. (Thank goodness Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year!) That day I learned a few great lessons about transitioning a nine-to-five look into a date night look, and I have decided to share them with you. These style hacks can be applied to just about any work-to-date night situation, whether it be a Valentine’s dinner with your sweetie or your first Tinder date.

 

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Choosing a key piece that is appropriate for both the office and your date venue is one of the easiest ways to make an outfit work for day and night. Let’s say you’re going to a basketball game, choose a pant that is both tailored and casual, such as these Babaton jogger-inspired trousers, in order to create a look that is work and courtside appropriate. For the office, add a classic pump, some minimalist jewellery and a waistcoat to dress up the trousers. Before you head off to the game, hop out of those heels and into a pair to comfy kicks. Adding a bomber jacket and a leather cap will give the look a bit of edge. Your date will have no clue you just came straight from the office.

 

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Going on a romantic dinner date after work and don’t know what to wear? Don’t fret because the perfect transitional piece is probably hanging in your closet right now: the LBD (little black dress). For a conservative office look, pair your LBD with some simple pearl earrings, a timeless watch, a big tote bag that you can toss your laptop in while running from meeting to meeting and a printed mid-heel for visual interest. When the day is over, swap out the tote bag for a wristlet like this one from Kate Spade. With multiple card slots, a built-in mirror and an iPhone 6 compartment, it is the ultimate day to evening wristlet. Give the look a touch of romance and sex appeal by swapping out your office earrings and heels for a pair of floral drop earrings and a black wraparound heel. Don’t lose the watch because you definitely do not want to keep your date waiting.

 

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By day, these coated ankle-jeans and relaxed-fit blazer are the basis for a sophisticated ‘casual Friday’ office look. Just add a lightweight sweater, some simple accessories and an edgy bootie, and you have a great outfit. For a Friday night pub-crawl date, exchange the basics for pieces that add drama, like this leopard-print blouse and beaded tassel earrings. Hopping from one bar to the next can be hard on the feet, so don’t toss out the booties when you’re switching into your night look—trust me, you’ll need them. Blazers have the tendency to make you feel a bit stuffy, so drape the blazer over your shoulders to create an effortless and chic look for your wild night out on the town.

 

1. Zara Flowing Waistcoat, $69

2. H&M Polo-Neck Top, $14

3. Weekday Gold Pipe Necklace, $32, available at ASOS

4. Matt and Nat Minka Bag, $180

5. Babaton Dexter Pant, $145, available at Artizia

6. Aldo Unenan, $42

7. Converse Madison Mono Lea, $80, available at Little Burgundy

8. Zara Nylon Bomber Jacket, $49

9. Wilfred Free Emesa Hat, $35, available at Aritzia

10. J.Crew Cap Sleeve Dress in Super 120S Wool, $262

11. Forever 21 Faux Pearl Ear Jackets, $5

12. DKNY Silver and Rose Gold Watch, $140, available at Hudson’s Bay

13. Zara Reversible Tote, $45

14.  Nine West Raelynn, $69

15. Steve Madden Presidnt, $125

16. Kate Spade New York ‘Cedar Street’ iPhone 6 Leather Wristlet, $169, available at Nordstrom

17. bebe Floral Drop Earrings, $22

18. MANGO Crepe Blazer, $99USD

19. Vince Camuto Translucent Stone Stud Earrings, $36

20. MANGO Fine-Knit Sweater, $29USD

21. Zara Geometric Tote, $45

22. Jeffrey Campbell Orwell Suede Ankle Boot, $285, available at Nasty Gal

23. CURRENT/ELLIOT Coated Ankle Jeans, $198, available at Hudson’s Bay

24. ASOS Unlined Purse With Faux Pony Flap, $45

25. EXPRESS Dusted Sparkle Cross Bracelet, $19

26. H&M Sleeveless Chiffon Blouse, $30

27. Rebeke Jewelry Long Beaded Tassel Earrings, available at Etsy

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By Sasha Smith, Toronto

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Sunday, January 17th, 2016

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We’re so excited to be nominated for a Notable Award for Best Online Business for the Ontario Region! We’d be so grateful if you voted for us! Voting closes January 28.  www.notableawards.com/categories/online-business

 

Thank you,

 

Christie Lohr and the Style Nine to Five team

Fashion Jobs – The New Classic

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

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A good pair of sneakers is a completely classic staple that can be paired with virtually any outfit. Never before have we seen such a sneaker frenzy, especially in the world of high fashion. I noticed a lot of bloggers wearing sneakers with full skirts and more formal looks at fashion weeks all over the world this year, which I love! This comfortable style can dress down a formal look, or be paired with jeans and a sweater for a cozy and cute style. I also love to make my outfits more interesting by wearing sneakers- for example, I’ll pair my Reebok Running Sneakers with a little black dress for a night out. I love the contrast and think it makes an outfit so much more exciting!

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1. Adidas Stan Smiths, $110, available at Aritzia

2. Saint Laurent Court Classic Leather High-Top Sneakers, $645 USD, available at Net-A-Porter

3. Nike Roshe Run Pure Platinum Trainers, $151, available at ASOS

4. Vans “Classic” Perforated Slip-On Sneaker, $82, available at Nordstrom

5. New Balance Yiasa, $110, available at Little Burgundy

6. Reebok Classic Running Sneaker, $55 USD, available at Urban Outfitters

 

By Lindsay Mix, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – Structured Skirts

Friday, June 5th, 2015

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Structured skirts are a great way to spice-up an office look. Rather than your typical pencil skirt, it may be a good idea to opt for a structured skirt. Especially as the weather gets warmer, a structured skirt gives your legs room to breathe. Many designers have created structured skirts, but this trend can easily be worked off the runway, as well. Pairing a structured skirt with a dainty heel and a fitted top ensures the focus of the outfit is entirely on the skirt. Pro tip: a basic button-down, such as the Marc Jacobs one shown, would look just fabulous buttoned all the way to mix feminine and masculine styles. All in all, whether it’s black, white or in a statement-making colour, a structured skirt will make any outfit bolder and feminine.

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1. Our Founder Christie Lohr in the Illussion skirt from Barefoot Contessa Boutique 

2. Maje Puffball skirt in openwork knit, $295

3. Maje Leopard print puffball skirt, $275

4. Marc Jacobs Stretch Poplin Cropped Button-Up, $252, available at ShopBop

5. Zara Leather court shoe, $79

 

By: Nuria Madrenas, @Nmadren