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Fashion Jobs – Q&A With Leah Kirsch: Fear of a Female Planet

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

 

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs in CanadaLEAH KIRSCH

When college senior Leah Kirsch started Millioneiress in 2013, she had no clue that this part-time project would grow into the women’s streetwear brand that it is today. With features in Nylon, Hype Bae, Elle and other top style publications, the brand is beyond up-and-coming but still continuously evolving, just like Leah.

 

Leah relaunched the Millioneiress brand this month, now under Leah Kirsch and expanded her selection of graphic tees, two-piece sets, and accessories with her first drop under LK. The new collection features reworked vintage pieces, accessories and this season’s hottest print: camo. Did I mention that Sarah Snyder was recently seen wearing a pair of her pants on Instagram? Yeah, #CoolGirlsClub

 

I had a chance to pick Leah’s brain to hear more about her journey with the brand, life in NYC and her plans to take over with a Female Planet!

Fear of a Female Planet

MJ: When did you start Millioneiress? What inspired you to start the brand and choose the name?

 

LK: I started Millioneiress the summer before my senior year in college, and officially launched October 2013. I was going through a lot of changes in my life before Millioneiress and felt I needed to channel my independent side. I was able to do that through clothes. Millioneiress was originally inspired by Pharrell’s ‘Billionaire Boy’s Club’ because, at the time, there was no girls club. So Millioneiress became that for me in a way. Granted, now there is a billionaire girl’s club, but you see what I’m saying.

 

MJ: How did Millioneiress evolve throughout your journey with it?

 

LK: When I started, I was so young and still growing into the person I am today. As I got more in touch with true myself, I was changing a lot of things in my life, including my clothes; so as I evolved with my style, Millioneiress did too – because I’m not going to sell something that I wouldn’t want to wear.

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MJ: When did it occur to you that your creativity was shifting directions and it was time to end one project to begin another?

 

LK: Ah, that’s so hard to say…I can’t tell you how many times I battled with the idea of the name change and went back and forth and back again. It was very stressful and overwhelming because no one is telling you what to do, you really have to listen to yourself and trust your process.

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MJ: How is the Leah Kirsch brand different from Millioneiress?

 

LK: Leah Kirsch is all-encompassing, to everything and everyone, and more definitive. Millioneiress was dope, but it was a test run that I was so lucky to have.

 

MJ: I know you’ve been working long and hard on this new line, what is your must-have piece?

 

LK: Definitely the regular green camo and white camo pants.

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MJ: Living in one of the best cities in the world, New York City, what do you like to do on your spare time?

 

LK: I love to shop. I do much less of it now, but I’ll still take a day to walk around and look at new collections and new pieces/windows. I also love to make random things, it’s how my denim collection got started. I will test out a bunch of ideas I have written down or think of at that moment and then one will stick and I can get it produced, or sell it as a one-off. Living in NYC, when I have some spare time, I love a good meal with some good people – that’s my favorite.

 

MJ: How do you stay inspired?

 

LK: Talking with friends and new people and learning about new things, new point of views, new perspectives; learning anything new. And also hanging out with my friends. I struggled with girlfriends in the past so having such solid friends in New York is very inspirational for me.

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MJ: What do you see as the next steps for Leah Kirsch? What can we expect to see?

 

LK: For Leah Kirsch, the brand will drop more limited edition collections, while selling the staples that helped grow the brand (Ladies is Pimps Too, Fear of a Female Planet, etc). I think there will be more consistency and cohesiveness with Leah Kirsch now that my mind is more clear – the clothes will reflect that.

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Watch the new Leah Kirsch campaign below and shop the drop at WWW.LEAHKIRSCH.COM.

 

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This Q&A originally appeared here.

 

By M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs – The Best Summer Sunglasses for Men

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs in CanadaMens sunglasses Summer

Winter, spring, summer or fall, the sunnier days will always call for some stylish eyewear. Nonetheless, summertime is the peak season for men to be on the hunt for that final touch to add to their summer look, something that completes their image and gives them that extra boost of confidence.

 

Luckily, we have taken note of some of the hottest styles that fashion conscious men have been rocking everywhere this summer. Every face is unique and different and it’s important to find a pair of sunglasses that best speaks to your image and personality. Here is a list of five different trends of men’s sunglasses that are worth experimenting with this summer!

1. RoundThe Round Frame
If you’re a hip dude who enjoys rocking black fedora hats, skinny jeans and a colour palette limited to white, gray and black, then the all rounded frame sunglasses are perfect for you. A smaller structured face typically suits this super retro style; they are simply the cherry on top of the hipster’s image.

2. MirroredThe Reflector

Red, green, blue or yellow, the reflector shade is all about being the life of the party. No matter what colour the lenses are, these shades are sure to elevate your outfit and allow you to give off some fun summer party vibes. The reflector is perfect for giving your outfit just a little extra liveliness.

 3. WayfarerThe Wayfarer

For the cool, casual and sleek type, a pair of black wayfarer frames is the best pick for you. This pair of shades gives the face a very strong, masculine look and ultimately adds just the right amount of sleekness to any outfit. For the man who wants to look polished, fresh and dapper then definitely add the wayfarer style to your everyday look.


4. D-Frame SunglassesThe D-Frame

The d-frame is a simple style and offers a sportier vibe to a man’s look. The shape of the frame is very structured yet simple looking, which makes them great for more casual, laid back outfits.

 

Shop the Look: Saint Laurent D-frame acetate sunglasses, $405, available at Matches Fashion

5. AviatorThe Aviator

The Aviator is a classic style that more often than not seems to look great on all face shapes. While aviators have always been very popular with women, men are really picking up on this trend and pulling it off fabulously. Aviators are for the fashion conscious man who like to really pay attention to what they wear and who they are. It might be a classic frame but it offers just enough personality and edge to one’s look.

 

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Image courtesy of Lifestyle by PS

 

Product Info:

1. Image of round frames courtesy fashion blogger @kevinelezaj

2. Image of mirrored frames courtesy of Sneak Outfitters

3. Image of wayfarer sunglasses courtesy of Moda Para Homens

4. Saint Laurent D-frame acetate sunglasses, $405, available at Matches Fashion

5. Image of aviator sunglasses courtesy of I Am Gala

 

By: Ciara Koth, Toronto, @ciarakoth

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Fashion Jobs – Men’s Fashion: Mastering the High Socks and Loafers Combo

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

 

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs in CanadaSocks and loafers

The question of wearing socks in the summer is common thanks to the hot weather and the popularity of loafers and sandals. Because of this, wearing a pair of high socks with loafers has become increasingly popular as a pair of socks not only protects the insole from the perspiring foot but for most, it also ensures a hip look.

 

Although they are typically worn during colder seasons, high socks and loafers in the summer are a major statement and definitely set an outfit apart. Men have always been known to wear high socks in the summer when they had to attend a formal occasion but who said they couldn’t be worn with a casual outfit? It’s time to bring back this popular ‘60s trend to the modern fashion scene! If you’re interested in rocking this hip look, we’ve rounded up our favourite loafer and sock combinations for your inspiration


Look 1: High socks and Loafers with Pants

One cannot go wrong with this combination, as it makes for a very preppy outfit for the summer. You don’t need a dress shirt or a blazer to compliment the pieces, a simple tee or a polo shirt can also be worn to ensure a wholesome look.

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Look 2: High Socks and Loafers with Jeans

This combination sets a different tone compared to the look above. The jeans make the outfit more casual but the bold, colourful sock brings out the “dressiness” of the outfit, which ultimately yields a semi-formal look.

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Look 3: High Socks and Loafers with Shorts

Aside from being showcased in runway shows, this is perhaps the most controversial for the general public. What makes people uncertain about this combination is the potential “geeky” look or just the overall unbalanced vibe between the shorts and the socks. When rocking this look, make sure to stick to a fairly neutral colour palette, as you don’t want to draw even more attention to yourself.

 

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Image courtesy of Pelayo Diaz (@princepelayo) for Kate Loves Me

 

Product info:

1. Courtesy of Off the Cuff DC

2. Courtesy of Lookastic

3. Courtesy of Anti-Mainstreamer 

By: Franz Tabora, Toronto

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Fashion Jobs – Desk to Drinks This Summer

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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Summertime usually means patio season, rooftops, and outside concerts — just to name a few of our favourite summer activities. And while were excited for the season, it’s hard to fashionably adjust to the weather when you’re stuck at work for most of the day.  We get it, you don’t have time to rush home, change and become a completely different you in within an hour, but don’t stress! You can definitely keep your schedule busy, while looking the part for work and your night out, with these simple nine to five fashion tips.

1.Block Platform Heel. 2. Platform Sandal

Block and Platform Heels

When going from work to play, your feet usually get the biggest hit. To stop this from happening, the key is to find shoes that will last but still add to your ensemble and platforms and block heels are the way to go.  Platforms offer a lot of support while block heels, as well as platforms, are much easier to walk and dance in! Go for shoes like wedges, and shorter block heels with thicker straps against your toes. Comfort can be stylish, too!

Shop the Look: Raye Baker Heel, $240.18, available at revolve.com and Call it Spring Louth Wedge Heel, $19.99

3.Belt

4. Statement Earrings

Accessorize

The character Doug from one of fashion’s all time greatest movies, The Devil Wears Prada, once said, “An accessory is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity”. To summarize: accessories can take your outfit places. Although, accessorizing can sometimes become distracting when you’re on the go at work. Why not save your bold jewellery statement for your night out? It’s as simple as belting your fit and flare dress for that extra kick or adding a pair of chandelier earrings to jazz up your office updo (who really has time to curl or straighten their hair?). 

Shop the Look: IRO Belizary Belt, $500.50, available at Shopbop and Hanging Hoop Earrings, $15.74, available at na-kd.com

5. Slip Dress 6. Wrap Dress

Wear Multifunctional Items

Just like technology, fashion gets innovative by the second so we have to give praise to the multifunctional clothing items that are hanging in our closets. It’s as easy as wearing your satin shift dress tucked into your go-to pencil skirt as a top and pairing it with a cardigan for work and then wear just the dress out on the town. Or use your summer wrap dress as a cardigan, by leaving it unwrapped at work, and then wrapping it up into a dress for drinks.

Shop the Look: Zara printed mini wrap dress, $49.90 and Silence + Noise Square Neck Slip Mini Dress, $59, available at Urban Outfitters

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Image courtesy of Carmen Grace Hamilton

Product Info:

1. Raye Baker Heel, $240.18, available at revolve.com

2. Louth Wedge Heel, $19.99, available at Call it Spring

3. IRO Belizary Belt, $500.50, available at Shopbop

4. Hanging Hoop Earrings, $15.74, available at na-kd.com

5. Printed mini wrap dress, $49.90, available at Zara

6. Silence + Noise Square Neck Slip Mini Dress, $59, available at Urban Outfitters

By Prescylla Mizinga, Toronto, @prescyllav

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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 – Q&A with Vegan Leather Handbag Designer Silvia Gallo of jeane & jax

Monday, July 17th, 2017

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It’s always refreshing when you learn about an individual that’s disrupting the fashion industry for a good reason. Silvia Gallo is the owner of jeane & jax, a Montreal-based vegan handbag line that encompasses the importance of cruelty-free fashion and is a PETA approved vegan brand and a partner in the movement of shifting the focus from leather to vegan leather. Her stunning collection offers consumers a higher end alternative to animal leather and is quickly becoming popular with both Canadian and American consumers. We had the opportunity to meet with Silvia and see her collection firsthand, and also learn about the ins and outs of launching a business and why she is so passionate about cruelty-free fashion. 

SNTF: Silvia, you’ve worked in the retail industry for over 15 years. Can you first tell us about those early years of your career?

SG: With a B.Com in Marketing and a DEC in Fashion Design, I knew I wanted to work in the Fashion Industry and combine both fields of study.  My first position after graduating was as a Brand Manager for Baby Phat Canada. At the time, Baby Phat and Phat Farm were very popular brands and I was honoured to have the opportunity of working for such a successful company. It was the first step in my career that allowed me to learn about buying, importing, selling, advertising, trade shows, distribution, and more. As a brand manager, you are involved with everything to do with the brand, which in turn gives you a good understanding of the business as a whole.

SNTF: When did you realize that you were ready to venture on your own and start your own handbag line?

SG: After many years in the industry working for reputable brands, building networks, travelling, gaining knowledge and experience, I felt that my career had reached a plateau. I felt there was no longer any personal or career growth left working for other companies. I not only felt ready to start my own business but felt more determined and empowered than ever before! 

SNTF: Your collection, jeane & jax, is a vegan handbag line that encompasses the importance of cruelty-free fashion at an attainable price point. How did you know this was the right project for you, and how did you set about starting your own business? 

SG: There are many professions that allow you to make a difference in this world, save lives, or help people. Throughout my career in the fashion industry, which can sometimes be materialistic, it wasn’t always easy for me to measure what my contribution to society was. When I decided to start my own business, it was important for me to do something that could make a positive impact.

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Cruelty-free fashion will continue to be important and I am happy to offer consumers a higher end alternative to animal leather. Traditionally branded handbags have always been made out of real leather and are very expensive. I wanted to show consumers that you can have a high- quality handbag at a reasonable price, without causing harm to animals.

SNTF: Can you tell us about the materials you use and the importance of being PETA approved?

SG: We only use the highest quality polyurethane on the market and never use PVC. Our PU is the closest fabric to real leather, matching it in terms of durability, water resistance and aesthetics. It also has microfiber pores making it breathable and supple. Technology in fabric has come a long way and it is becoming harder for consumers to tell the difference between real and vegan leather.  In addition, all our hardware is custom made to ensure that there is no lead or toxic materials in our metals.

It’s important for us to be PETA-approved as it shows our customers credibility and gives consumers reassurance about our product. We are proud to align ourselves with organizations that support our movement to shift consumers to vegan products rather than animal based ones.

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SNTF: We know that no two days are the same for an entrepreneur. But can you give our readers an idea of what your day looks running your own brand.

SG: As an entrepreneur, I am involved in everything to do with the brand and business, which means no two days are the same, as you mentioned. One day could be spent designing a new collection or planning a photo shoot and the next could be arranging the shipment of a container or preparing sales tax returns. It pretty much depends on what needs to be prioritized on each given day. Some days are creative and others are analytical. I love that I get to use both sides of my brain!

SNTF: Did you have any obstacles while launching your business? Anything you would never do again?

SG: The biggest challenge in launching a new brand is to create awareness and visibility without having the big marketing budget that existing brands have. It takes time to become recognized yet it is human nature to want immediate results. There is a lesson to be learned in everything you do and unless you live through it, you cannot learn from it. That is the same in business and for that reason; there is nothing I wouldn’t do again.

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SNTF: How do you see jeane & jax evolving over time? What’s the next thing you’d like to accomplish with the brand?

SG: There are many exciting developments in the works for jeane & jax and look forward to sharing them with you in the future.

SNTF: Given that you have a background in marketing and brand management, how have these experiences helped you run and grow your brand?

SG: My background in marketing and brand management was definitely crucial in my ability to start and run my own business. Having the opportunity to manage other brands in the past, allowed me to work in all facets of the industry, giving me a solid foundation to build upon. No matter which company I worked for, I always made decisions as though it was my own, and every brand I represented became a part of my lifestyle. This was all in preparation for what I feel I was meant to do!

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SNTF: When you were growing up, were there any people who influenced your approach to work? What was the best advice you got early in your career?

SG: My father is the person who has influenced and inspired me the most. As an entrepreneur, he taught me resilience, strength to persevere, and especially how to “hustle.” No matter how hard it was, or how tired he was, he never skipped a beat!

The best advice I received is don’t wait for the right opportunities to come to you. You need to create your own opportunities in life. Nothing will just fall into your lap…go out there and make it happen! 

SNTF: And finally, what do you wake up looking forward to? What’s next for your career? 

SG: I wake up looking forward to every new day and all the possibilities it can bring. I am inspired by opportunities and always ready for a new challenge! I recently partnered with Valerie Munger, a colleague from my past; to launch a new brand called MATLETIK, which focuses on active wear for moms-to-be. It has already been gaining great reviews and is distributed in active wear and maternity stores across Canada. We recently won 1st prize for the province of Quebec in an entrepreneurship contest. Excited to see what the future brings for both jeane & jax and MATLETIK!

To stay up-to-date with Silvia’s journey and to learn more about jeane & jax make sure to follow her on Instagram or check out her website.

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Footwear of the Season: Summer Slides

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

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Looking for an easy yet stylish shoe this summer? Enter the slide.  From the moment they landed on the fashion map, slides have instantly become the must-have summer shoe. Celebrity fashionistas like Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, and Bella Hadid have been killing this trend, and for good reason. Slides are versatile which means you can slide into them for any occasion, even when you’re rushing out the door (literally). Here are six pairs of slides you’ll want to try this summer.

1. Pop of Colour

Pop of Colour

Slides with a pop of colour are essential for the summer. When on vacation or just for the daytime, showcasing pops of colour and bold tones should be your go-to look as you bask underneath the sun. The colours of the shoe help make the outfit. You can pair them with pretty cover-ups, denim cutoffs and a crop top or a flowy summer wrap dress.

Shop the Look: Mystique Sanda, $198, available at Revolve

2. Put a Bow on It

Put a Bow on It

These Puma Fenty slides have been the talk-of-the-town since our fave bad girl Rihanna released them back in March. Now that it’s summertime, we can rock these athletic slides even harder. The satin bow on the slide definitely screams pretty but preppy. They are a cross between street and Parisian, which allows us to wear them at any occasion. Whether it’s before or after the gym, or grocery shopping, the satin bow helps glam up the athleisure trend.

Shop the Look: Puma Fenty Bow Slides, $110, available at Foot Locker

3. For Comfort

For Comfort

The classic slide anyone can wear is the Birkenstock. It’s one of the original slides that are good for both walking and comfort. We tend to strain our feet a lot whenever we wear those stylish heels or super uncomfortably on-trend flats, which is why a pair of Birkenstocks is a must for summer. The Birkenstock is a good after-work or beach-day getaway shoe that allows you to look good while still having excellent foot support. 

Shop the Look: Birkenstock Arizona Mono Slide, $124, available at Urban Outfitters

4. Fur

For Feeling Fabulous

Fur slides are the fashionable twist to the classic slumber party slippers. Retailers have made them appropriate to wear out, without the “I just woke up look”. Now that high-street and designer brands are all selling these slides, the price ranges are endless. You can splurge or save on these but either way, you need to be rocking this popular trend.

Shop the Look: Softy Slide, $40, available at Steve Madden

5.Block Heel

For Work

The block heeled slides are the shoes that elevate the trend. With the extra height, they provide a minimalistic approach while staying fashion forward. These patent leather slides are perfect for work, as they are sleek, smart and sharp. They can easily be paired with a power suit or a pair of your go-to casual Friday jeans.

Shop the Look: Nazar Zadeh Patent Leather Sophie Slides, $508, available at fwrd.com

6.For embellishment

For Embellishment

A glamourous slide is a must in your closet this season. This slide can be an easy replacement for those chic stilettos you can only wear for approximately an hour… if you’re lucky. A night out on the town doesn’t always mean killing yourself in heels, sometimes a slide will do. Whether it’s grabbing a drink with the girls, going to a concert, or hearing some funky beats, these slides will have all the attention on your flashy feet.

Shop the Look: Jeffrey Campbell Parr Embellished Slide Sandal, $203, available at Nordstrom

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Image courtesy of Hayley Boyd via Vogue

Product Info:
1. Mystique Sanda, $198, available at Revolve

2. Puma Fenty Bow Slides, $110, available at Foot Locker

3. Birkenstock Arizona Mono Slide, $124, available at Urban Outfitters

4. Softy Slide, $40, available at Steve Madden

5. Nazar Zadeh Patent Leather Sophie Slides, $508, available at fwrd.com

6. Jeffrey Campbell Parr Embellished Slide Sandal,$203, available at Nordstrom

By Prescylla Mizinga, Toronto, @prescyllav

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Fashion Jobs – Trend Alert: Tassels, Fringe, and Pompoms

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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Put the loud prints aside and embrace a new trend that has been a hot talk amongst fashion addicts! In the recent years, tassels, fringe, and pompoms have become popular embellishments to clothing and accessories, reminiscing the classic styles of the past but still embodying a fashion forward statement.

Luxury brands such as Versace, Gucci, and Balmain have adhered to this trend, boosting its popularity via the endorsements of many A-list celebrities including Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, and the Kardashians.

Eventually, the expanse of the styles has become tremendous, allowing popular brands such as Forever 21, H&M, and Zara to fuse these “danglers” into their collections. Stay chic by getting your hands on these affordable pieces!

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Tassels

French fashion house Balmain makes great use of this style in most of their pieces. Not only do tassels make clothing and accessories stand out heavily, but they also project a high level of sophistication that immediately induce conversations amongst style enthusiasts.  Pieces with tassels are appropriate for dressy occasions or if you’re ambitious, in the office. Accessories with tassels are more versatile and can be worn practically anytime.

Shop the look: Tassel Trim Self-Tie Top, $30.90, available at Forever 21 and Parka with tassels, $89.90, available at Zara

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4. Fringe Skirt

Fringe

A prevalent style of the ‘70s, fringe is back to “swish” those monotonous outfit days! Rock this style with minimal pieces to tone down the potential “costume-y” vibe but still look fresh and professional in the eyes of commons. Similar to tassels, fringe can be worn to intimate dinners or formal events throughout the day.

Shop the look: Fringed sweatshirt, $15.90, available at Zara and Fringed hem skirt, $39.99, available at Zara

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Pompoms

Of the three styles, pompoms definitely take the cake for being the most adorable! They have not only become popular to adults but also to young fashion goers. However, don’t let the cute style fool you – models have fiercely rocked pompoms on notable runway shows! Pompom-embellished pieces can be worn for daytime gatherings or even at the beach.

Shop the look: Chasym Linen Top, $119, available at Club Monaco and JADEtribe Basket Mini Pom Bag, $149.22, available at Shopbop

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Image courtesy of Daniel Kim (@walkingcanucks) for Coveteur

Product info:

1. Tassel Trim Self-Tie Top, $30.90, available at Forever21

2. Parka with tassels, $89.90, available at Zara

3. Fringed sweatshirt, $15.90, available at Zara 

4. Fringed hem skirt, $39.99, available at Zara

5. Chasym Linen Top, $119, available at Club Monaco

6. JADEtribe Basket Mini Pom Bag, $149.22, available at Shopbop

By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

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Fashion Jobs – Trend Alert: Gingham

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

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Now that summer 2017 is well underway, we wanted to take a serious look at the trends that are popping up everywhere — from the streets to the feeds of our favourite fashionistas and street style stars — and one trend we couldn’t help but love is gingham. It not only gives us a feeling of nostalgia — instantly reminding us of our childhood, but it also looks flattering on all body types, especially if you’re not a fan of summer stripes. Regardless of your taste or price point, there’s a gingham piece suitable for everyone! Get on the gingham bandwagon with one (or all) of these summer picks.

1. gingham bathingsuit

The Bather

When you’re not lounging at the pool or beach, a gingham printed bathing suit can easily be worn with a pair of high-waisted pants for an on-trend look.

Shop the look: Warehouse Bardot Ruffle Gingham Swimsuit, $64, available at ASOS

2. Gingham shoes

The Shoes

A pair of gingham printed shoes is perfect for those who don’t want to fully commit to the gingham style. We can’t get enough of these ankle-wrap heeled sandals; they are far too chic to stay hidden under long pants, so make sure to wear them with a flirty summer dress or skirt.

Shop the look: Sam Edelman Odele gingham canvas sandals, $120, available at Net-a-Porter

3. Gingham Playsuit

The Playsuit

Nothing reminds us more of summer than a cheeky gingham playsuit. Perfect for a picnic or BBQ, you’ll stay cool in this playsuit with its Bardot style top and cropped ankle.

Shop the look: ASOS Off Shoulder Jumpsuit with Tie Sleeve in Gingham, $56, available at ASOS

4. Gingham top

The Top

Here you’ve got all of summer’s top trends covered with just one piece: gingham and off the shoulder. This top can be dressed up with a pair of white cropped or flared jeans and heels or down with a pair of denim cut offs and mules.

Shop the look: ASOS Cold Shoulder Tie Cami, $45, available at ASOS

5. Gingham Dress

The Dress

A curve-hugging gingham dress is definitely a wardrobe staple you’ll wear for summers to come.  This blue gingham print is perfect for those who aren’t a fan of the traditional black and white gingham style.

Shop the look: J.Crew Smocked off-the-shoulder gingham beach dress, $104.50, available at J.Crew

6. Gingham Pants

The Pants

Ditch your traditional work pants and opt for a pair of stylish gingham trousers! These cropped skinny pants have a flattering fit and can be dressed up with your favourite heels or down with a pair of flats.

Shop the look: Altuzarra Henri gingham cotton-blend skinny pants, $398, available at Net-a-Porter

Inspirational Image:

Image courtesy of Kayla Seah of Not Your Standard

Product Info:

1. Warehouse Bardot Ruffle Gingham Swimsuit, $64, available at ASOS

2. Sam Edelman Odele gingham canvas sandals, $120, available at Net-a-Porter

3. ASOS Off Shoulder Jumpsuit with Tie Sleeve in Gingham, $56, available at ASOS

4. ASOS Cold Shoulder Tie Cami, $45, available at ASOS

5. J.Crew Smocked off-the-shoulder gingham beach dress, $104.50, available at J.Crew

6. Altuzarra Henri gingham cotton-blend skinny pants, $398, available at Net-a-Porter

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Styling Palazzo Pants for the Summer

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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The summer months are such an exciting time for fashion; the warm weather requires as few layers as possible, meaning creating unique and versatile outfits need careful planning with each piece purchased. Palazzo pants are a fun staple for the warmer months they can be taken from the office to the streets and everywhere in between. They give you something different to play around with rather than a maxi skirt, and unlike a dress can be mixed and matched with different accessories and tops to create a totally different vibe. From classic and timeless to fun and funky styles, we rounded up our favourite palazzo pants for you to experiment with this summer!

1. TOPSHOP Mia Split Palazzo Trousers

Flow With The Trend

 

A more trend-focused take on the palazzo pant, this style from Topshop is a cropped cut with slits on the sides giving an airy flow — perfect for those hot summer days. The Mia Split Palazzo Trouser comes in navy and this beautiful lilac colour and pairs great with sandals, loafers or a classic white tennis sneaker.

 

2. CATHERINE MALANDRINO ERLE PALAZZO PANTS

Keeping It Classic

 

A more traditional look, these Catherine Catherine Malandrino are an easy pick and just had to be on our list. The elegant lace detail on the sides add a bit of personality to these otherwise black trousers, and the waist tie brings the cut in at just the right places. Despite being black, the crepe material of these pants makes them cool and comfy even during a sun-filled day!

3. ZARA HIGH WAIST WIDE TROUSERS

A Mustard Must-Have

 

How could we not be totally in love with these trousers from Zara, in the perfect colour for summer!? Although, maybe not for everyone, the bright mustard-yellow colour is a bit intimidating at first, but the casualness of their cut, zip up pockets and elastic waistband make them a fun style to play around with. We say pair them with a dark colour band Tee and chunky sandal heel for your next girls night out but hurry, these babies are on sale and definitely won’t last long!

4. MARCIANO AQUATIC FLUX PANT

Mermaid Vibes

 

Thanks to Marciano, we can all channel our inner mermaid this summer with these uniquely printed palazzo pants. We would put this style at the top of our list for any wedding appropriate outfit and suggest you go super minimal with your choice in accessories for these ones. Dress them up for the office with a good blouse or summer blazer, and change the look up with different waist belts to get some versatility out of these trousers.

 

5. F21 STRIPED PALAZZO PANTS

Transitional Stripes

 

Everyone needs at least one pair of striped palazzo pants in their wardrobe and this classic cut pair is just right. Featuring a thin elastic drawstring waist, you can wear these effortlessly with a great top or easily tuck the tie under a belt to add a bit more to your look. The dark colour will have you transitioning these into the warmer fall days with your favourite biker jacket or bomber!

 

Inspiration Image:

Image courtesy of Style By Three

 

Product Info:

  1. Topshop Mia Split Palazzo Pants in Lilac, $90
  2. Catherine Catherine Malandrino Erle Palazzo Pants, $122, available at Nordstom
  3. Zara High-Waist Wide Trousers in Mustard, $49.99
  4. Marciano Aquatic Flux Pant, $198
  5. Forever21 Striped Palazzo Pants, $33.90

 

By: M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

 

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