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Edmonton Fashion Jobs – Holiday Gift Guide: For the Boss

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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When it comes to holiday gift shopping within the workplace, it can be a little tricky, especially if it’s your boss. It’s always nice to get them a little something for the holidays to show that you care enough to build a good work or even personal relationship with them. While you do want to keep it professional and appropriate, you still want it to be thoughtful and meaningful, like all gifts should be.   The simplest idea is to get your boss any type of interesting stationary or houseware décor.  Early mornings mean coffee and a perfect gift for your caffeine-loving boss is a nice, personalized mug! Either have their name on it or find a mug with a fun and fitting slogan design. If they’re not so much coffee drinkers, getting them their favourite tea or even hot chocolate is always warming for the Christmas season!  Even small things like decorative notebooks or stickypads for their working desk are nice and thoughtful gift ideas. Whatever it is that you may get your boss, whether it’s simple or not, just add a little personality and thought into it and they are bound to love and appreciate it!

1. Owl Teapot, $26, available at Chapters

2. Kate Spade Large Notepad, $10, available at Chapters

3. He Likes Black Coffee, $10, available at Chapters

4. Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead, $28, available at Chapters

By: Oleena Mak, Toronto

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Edmonton Fashion Jobs – Summer to Fall

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

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Though the summer days may be coming to an end, there is absolutely no need to worry. We may be packing up our vibrant colours and short shorts, but this season we get to make room for tons of new trends straight from the runway. Though you may not be wearing those flowy sundresses anymore, you can opt for the much sexier Les Smoking Tuxedo option. This masculine trend first came to light in the 60s by Yves Saint Laurent, and has been reinvented for the 2013 Fall/Winter season by various designers such as Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang.

Another trend we’ll be seeing a lot of is layers, and lots of them. Try colour blocking your layers for a spin on the bright summer trend, or opt for monochromatic greys or Greens -two colours that have individually dominated the Fall 2013 runways- for your own twist on the summer trend. Not a big fan of the layering? No problem, cozy thick knits have also been spotted as one of next seasons warmest trends.

Don’t forget, incorporating your summer wardrobe into your new fall trends will not only give you plenty of room for creativity, but will soften the cold blow of the Fall season.

 

1. Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2013 runway, Image courtesy of  Vogue

2. Phillip Lim Fall/Winter 2013 runway, Image courtesy of Style.com

3. Proenza Schouler Fall/Winter 2013 runway, Image courtesy of W Magazine
4. Rag & Bone Fall/Winter 2013 runway, Image courtesy of  W Magazine
5. The Row Fall/Winter 2013 runway, Image courtesy of Harpers Bazaar
6. Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2013 runway, Image courtesy of Harpers Bazaar

 

By: Layan Barakat, Toronto

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Edmonton Fashion Jobs – Carefree Gypsy Style

Friday, August 9th, 2013

 

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The gypsy, or bohemian style, has been long revered for its carefree attitude and its focus on easy to wear clothing. This summer, designers have been trying to replicate that style in their collections, and hoping to evoke a sense of effortless fashion.

The typical features of the gypsy style are: long flowy skirts and dresses, headbands, eclectic jewelry and colorful prints. The hair and makeup in this style are minimal and care free, and wearing a turban or flowery hair accessory is sometimes used. This summer, designers Dolce and Gabbana were particularly inspired by the gypsy look and used it as their main muse for their S/S 13 collection. Dressing in a gypsy or boho style is quite simple. Comfort is key, and the oversized clothing is perfect to wear on a day around town or at the beach. Just remember to bring out your inner beauty, and don’t be too concerned with looking stuffy or overdone; just be your naturally stunning self.

 

1. Dolce and Gabbana Sicilian Cart Print Dress, $1,243.00

2. Aldo Drocha Bracelets, $18.00

3. Zara Fringed Suede Jacket, $79.99

4. ASOS Swing Dress in Boho Print, $80.73

5. Loeffler Randall Selma Woven Plank Sandal, $82.50, available at eLUXE

6. Aldo Grazia Earring, $12.98

By: Sarah St.Jules, 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

 

Edmonton Fashion Jobs – The Little Pink Dress

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The little black dress is a classic wardrobe staple, but it’s also somewhat predictable. Tap into your inner girly-girl this season with a little pink dress instead (LC is already a fan!). Sweet and demure or sultry and daring, this basic is far from boring and it’s incredibly versatile. Whether you prefer a subtle blush shade or a vibrant fuschia, the LPD can work with any style or personality, and you’ll definitely stand out from the crowd.

1. Long Sleeved Dress, $49.95, H&M

2. Faith Connexion Stretch-Jersey Tank Dress, $310, Net-a-Porter

3. Classic Buttoned Dress, $30, Forever 21

4. TopShop Crepe Shirt Dress, $84, The Bay

5. Neon Lights Dress, $68, NastyGal.com

6. Bell Skirt Dress, $51.17, ASOS

 

By: Sara Constantineau, Toronto

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Edmonton Fashion Jobs – Joe Fresh Spring

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Joe Mirman’s Spring collection, which debuted at Toronto Fashion Week in October, is gearing up to hit stores in April. Bright hues of blue, yellow and neon orange in contrast with stark whites will certainly get you in the mood for the new season early. We’ve got our eye on the leather detailed collars and the bright orange maxi skirt worn by Canadian’s favourite supermodel Coco Rocha of Flare’s February cover. Proof that Joe Fresh is maturing, away from predictable cutesy skirts and dresses and those supermarket staples, making itself known in Canadian and international fashion and retail.

90% of the runway collection will be in standalone Joe Fresh stores in April.

By: Kayla Chobotiuk, Toronto

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Edmonton Fashion Jobs – Tuxedo Dressing

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The latest look in refined elegance is pure tux luxe. As seen on the runways of Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren and Moschino, tuxedo inspired womenswear is a prominent trend for the fall/winter season. The traditionally male tuxedo has been re-styled in must-have feminine silhouettes and stunningly unconventional designs, without sacrificing the classic black and white color blocking or the eternally chic, understated style content. To complete your tuxedo inspired look, select sleek accessories and black-tie swagger.

1. Style Inspiration: Jason Wu Fall 2011 RTW. Image courtesy of Style.com
2. Tibi “Tuxedo Jumpsuit” ($449.69). Available at Shopbop
3Diane von Furstenberg “Tailor Tuxedo Pant” ($345 USD)

4. Isabel Marant “Gown Sleeveless Tuxedo Jacket” ($745 USD). Available at Net-a-Porter

5. Alexander Wang “Trompe L’Oeil Tuxedo Shirt” ($382.60). Available at Shopbop
6.  Burberry “Half Sleeve Tuxedo Shirt” ($395)

7Zara “Tuxedo Collared Blazer” ($119)

By: Elizabeth Pryde, Vancouver

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Edmonton Fashion Jobs – Toronto Fashion Week: The Ones to Watch

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011


It’s always fun to see the latest collections from some of Canada’s most well-known designers, but LGFW is also about supporting new local talent. Here are three emerging designers that showed last week at David Pecaut Square that we think will become an important part of Canada’s style scene.

Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Caitlin Power has caught the attention of Avenue magazine,
Toronto Fashion Incubator, and the White Cashmere Collection. With an aesthetic inspired by androgyny and architecture, her Spring/Summer 2012 show at LGFW featured sultry cut-outs and angular shapes that demand attention.
This patternmaker and instruction turned designer launched her own line in 2010. Her show was part of the Mercedes Benz start up show, meant to showcase emerging talent, and was a cohesive line of western-inspired pieces accented by burnt orange prints.

Anu Raina

This is Anu Raina’s second show at LGFW after a successful debut in April, and she has been featured in the Globe and Mail and CBC Radio as a promising entrepreneur. Raina’s unique textiles and flair with colourful prints make her sweet, simple designs stand out.

By: Sara Constantineau, Toronto

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