Posts Tagged ‘Cuff’

Vancouver Fashion Jobs – Summer Acccessories

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Summer time is the one season you are truly able to express your individual style without having to cover up with layers upon layers of winter garb (since Canada really only has two seasons). Whether your style is bohemian, glam or vintage, we all share one common ground, accessories. There is no better way to express your true style than with a few fun pieces and this summer, we have plenty to choose from. One fashion crime that many people commit –I’ll admit I’ve done it too- is adding way too many accessories to your outfit. People shouldn’t hear you coming from a mile away, so remember what your mother always told you, and always take two pieces off before leaving the door. Adding a simple statement necklace or a headpiece to your outfit could defiantly take your look from ordinary to extraordinary without all the extra baggage. So this summer, have fun with your look by mixing and matching some of the season’s hottest trends in jewelry.

1. Forever 21 Colour blocked pyramid bracelet $6.80
2. Forever 21 Cut out filigree cuff $5.80
3. H&M Hair decoration $6.95
4. Urban Outfitters Sunrise geo necklace $18
5. H&M Necklace $14.95
6. Sweet Harriet Golden bowtie necklace $31.39

By: Layan Barakat, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Lucite

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Lucite, a clear plastic material, has been seen walking its way up into even the top designers runway shows, ranking it one of the biggest trends for 2013. From clutches and platforms, to bangles and belts, lucite is being used on and throughout just about every accent piece you could think of! It’s minimalistic and elegant, contributing a sense of glamour and class to even the most understated look. The transparency is enduring, without baring it all. If you’re not comfortable flaunting a solely lucite piece, exposing more than a glimpse of your rather personal side, opt for pieces with more subdued see-through shapes or accents. The classic black pump with a lucite heel is the perfect combination of femininity and edge, or a lucite boot worn with frilled ankle socks would be sassy and sweet. Regardless of whether you venture out of your comfort zone or not, this trend brings the freshness of spring offering a versatile lightness.

1. Jeffrey Campbell Soiree Platform, $123, available at Nasty Gal
2. Jeffrey Campbell Clear Platform in Beige, $123, available at Miss KL
3. Vince Camuto Lucite Bangle, $98, available at DJ Premium
4. Luminous Cuff, 41, available at Nasty Gal
5. Maison Martin Margiela Faux Diamond Ring Set, $464, available at Shopbop
6. Topshop Metal Arm Round Sunglasses, $25
7. CC Skye Bright Love Lucite Clutch, $269, available at Shopbop
8. Lena Erziak Silver Star Gustave Box Clutch, $1,300, available at Avenue32

By: Jenn McNaughton, Toronto

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – For the Hip Hostess

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

The holiday season is ripe with picture-perfect pairings that come to mind as easily as the opening chords of “Deck the Halls.” Cabernet red dresses and studded pumps, bulky knits, metallic clutches and tuxedo pants worn with glittering cocktail jewellery, tried and true couplings I know will get you through the holiday party circuit. Whether it’s a casual gift exchange with friends or a lavish family feast, these pairings prove two together is always better than one alone. Mix and match these pairs for an epic style statement.

1. Style Inspiration: L’Wren Scott at her Fragrance Launch Event in New York City, image courtesy of
2. Style Inspiration: Hilary Rhoda attending Derek Blasberg and Opening Ceremony’s Stationary Collaboration Tea Party, image courtesy of
3. ASOS Dress, $63
4. Steve Madden Studded Stiletto, $180, available at Town Shoes
5. Free People Cowl Neck Sweater, $393
6. H&M Clutch, $15
7. Alexander McQueen Tuxedo Pant, $325, available at Net-A-Porter
8. Eddie Borgo Bullet Cuff, $815, available at Net-A-Porter

By: Emily Gray, Vancouver

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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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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Winged Fantasy

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Soar to new heights this season with the best birds and bugs of summer found in none other than today’s trendiest jewelry. Whether it’s in the form of your favorite creepy crawly or feathered friend, these pieces are definitely eye-catching, statement-making baubles. Take flight with bird and insect-inspired jewelry by dressing up a casual look with a smaller bedazzled piece, or kick it up a notch for evening and opt for something bold, large and attention grabbing. Either way these winged fantasies are sure to keep your style flying high all season long.

1. Alexis Bittar O’Keeffe Scarab Pin, $265
2. Alkemie Swallow Cuff, $209
3. ASOS Bug Drop Earrings, $35
4. Iosselliani Bug Necklace, $510, available at Cult Status
5. Juicy Couture Parrot Bangle Bracelet, $118, available at Endless
6. Delfina Delettrez Double Bee Ring, $395, available at LuisaViaRoma
7. Kenneth Jay Lane Owl Ring, $100, available at Max & Chloe
8. Betsey Johnson Butterfly Necklace $195, available at Piperlime

By: Megan Correia, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Under the Sea Style

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012


Prepare yourself for a little deep sea diving into Spring’s most aquatic influence: the ocean. As seen on the ready-to-wear runways of Versace, Alexander McQueen and most notably, Chanel for Karl Lagerfeld’s reconstruction of the ocean floor, under the sea style is sure to make a splash this season.

Found 20 legions under the sea, this trend gives a nod to the mermaid siren, using iridescent sequins and fabrics to recreate the glimmer of the sea, adding a touch of sparkle and shine to your outfit. Incorporate Spring style by using aquatic touches like coral and aqua tones, oceanic embellishments and detailing like starfish, seahorses and shell accessories to create your own ocean chic.

Keep in mind, sea Goddesses, to use pieces sparingly. You don’t want to end up looking costume-y by adding too many “on trend” elements. Choose a key piece – sequin, iridescence or sea print – and build from there. Now what are you waiting for? Dive in and take the plunge!

1. Style Inspiration: Versace Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection, image courtesy of

2. Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Paillette Dress, $1,295 USD, available on Net-A-Porter

3. Kenneth Jay Lane Coral Enamel Branch Cuff, 120 Euros, available on Pret-A-Beaute

4. Celestina “Marciel Soriano” Large Paua Shell Minaudière,  525 Euros, available on Browns Fashion

5. Zara Ocean Printed Dress, $46

6. H&M Metal Starfish Ring, $5

7. Topshop Mermaid Sequin T-Shirt, 48 Euros

8. Charlotte Olympia “Sea Shells” Sandal, $1,518, available on Nordstrom

By: Megan Correia, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Cuffed to Fashion

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Bangles, bracelets and cuffs, oh my! Accessories are a valuable styling tool and this season the focus is all on the wrist. Think signature statement pieces as you build your bracelet collection – gone are the days of the delicate as we make room for vivid, unique, eye-catching designs perfect for adding a touch of personality to each of your Spring/Summer looks. Can’t decide on just one? We love a little layering and in keeping with the attitude of the season, we say the bolder, the better, fashion goddesses.

1. J.Crew Triple-Stripe Bracelet, $68 US
2. BCBG MaxAzria Tortoiseshell Cutout Cuff Bracelet, $58

3. Gorjana Parker Leather Wrap Bracelet, $51, available at Shopbop 

4. Bottega Veneta Oxidized-Silver and Enameled Cuff, $1,480 US, available at Net-a-Porter 

5. French Connection Resin Two Tone Bangle, $25

6. Jacob Gold Cuff, $15

By: Elizabeth Pryde, Vancouver

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