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Fashion Jobs – 5 Fashion Myths to Bust in 2015

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

 

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MYTH #1 – No denim on denim

TRUTH - As long as the colors or wash of the denims are different, don`t let this myth stop you from wearing your jean jacket with your favourite pair of jeans

MYTH #2 – Invest in timeless pieces not trends

TRUTH - Invest in whatever you know you will get the most wear out of!

MYTH #3 – Define your waist to create the most flattering silhouette

TRUTH - Whoever said this was crazy. You don’t have to belt everything or wear tight clothes to create a flattering silhouette.

MYTH #4 –   Sequins are only appropriate at night or on NYE

TRUTH - Worn with a classic button up shirt or a simple blazer and your sequined piece won’t look out of place

MYTH #5 – Don’t mix patterns

TRUTH – NOT mixing patterns will make your outfit boring and possibly a little too matchy

Images courtesy of: Harriet Does Makeup, Extra Petite, and Styled By

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Fashion Jobs – Mix and match: Co-ordinates

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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It’s time to spice things up with coordinates. I absolutely love the way a dress can suddenly take on a new look by being split into two pieces, or even a blouse with a matching pair of trousers. The patterns, colors, and fabrics available make it so easy to slip on and rock a fashionable outfit. Here are just a few that are sure to flatter any body type:

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Product list:
Topshop, Limited Edition Floral Placement Print set, $206
River Island, Grey Floral set, $140
River Island, Tribal set, $64
Boohoo, Tamara Tropical set, $46
Missguided, White Knit set, $71
Missguided, Ruched Nude set, $47

 

By Rubi Samano, writer of styleonpoint, Vancouver

Fashion Jobs – 2015 Workout Gear

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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Workout gear

Most people’s resolutions begin with the usual “lose weight,” “get fit” goals. So why not dedicate some time to what you can wear this 2015 while breaking a sweat? I personally love bright neon colors at the gym, they just radiate good vibes and can turn your rainy day (for those Vancouverites) into a more vibrant one. Bright colors especially, have been proven to improve your mood, combine that with a killer workout and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a good start to your day. No matter what day or month it is, a healthy lifestyle is a top priority. Don’t let a bad day define you, start over and keep going until it becomes a habit, like Nike says: JUST DO IT.

Product List:
Check Meowt tank, $30,available at Etsy
Nike activewear, $54, available at Sports Authority
Don’t Quit racer back shirt, $30, available at Etsy
Lorna Jane green tank, $46, available at House of Fraser
Adidas leopard print sneaker, $195, available at Barneys
Cheap Monday beaded hair accessory, $16, available at Nelly
Water bottle Root7, $29, available at Amara
Lululemon tote bag (similar), $180, available at Lululemon
Yoga Mat, $42, available at Amazon
Casall Gloves, $42, available at Stadium
Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor, $110, available at REI

By: Rubi Samano

Fashion Design Jobs – 2015’s Emerging Style Icons

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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Style icon isn’t a title that is earned easily. To attain that high honour in the fashion industry requires time, personal style, and plenty of great outfits. While the women on our list haven’t been on the fashion scene for long, they are laying the groundwork for who could possibly be the next style icons of our, as well as future, generation. Good luck ladies, and may your outfits be ever in your favour.

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1. Kendall Jenner

C.V.: Some of us first met this younger member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan in 2007 as part of E!’s reality show Keeping up With the Kardashians. Nowadays she’s busy being the face of Givenchy and Estee Lauder, walking Chanel fashion shows and appearing on many ‘best dressed’ lists.

Signature Style: A classic style with a youthful twist and lots of basics. Her rapid rise to model fame gives her some serious style cred, as does her eye for crop tops and jumpsuits.

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2. Cara Santana

C.V.: This gorgeous Texan moved to Los Angeles at the age of 16 to become an actress. Recently she appeared in the hit series Salem and is also dating Jesse Metcalfe of Desperate Housewives fame. Her chic red carpet appearances all over the world have definitely caught our eye.

Signature Style: Sleek red carpet and laidback summer style

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3. Gigi Hadid

C.V.: This model’s career started at Baby Guess when she was only two years old. After quitting to focus on school, Hadid returned to modelling in 2012 as the face of Guess. Like Jenner, she has steadily climbed the model ladder after appearing in Tom Ford’s eyewear campaign and walking Chanel’s SS15 show. Her latest and biggest contract as the face of Maybelline is sure to put her on everyone’s radar.

Signature Style: Cali girl cool amped up with lots of sex appeal

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4. FKA Twigs

C.V.:  Tahliah Debrett Barnett, or FKA Twigs, is an English singer-songwriter, producer and dancer and has been described as “the UK’s best example to date of ethereal, twisted R&B.” Since making her music debut in 2012, she has many hit songs under her belt and Robert Pattinson on her arm.

Signature Style: Dramatic minimalism with a fondness for a bold lip

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5. Stacy Martin

C.V.: This up-and-coming artist made her acting debut in Lars von Trier’s film Nymphomaniac, which garnered her a Bodil Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role nomination. She has also appeared in a Miu Miu campaign, a designer she wears often

Signature Style: Modern boho with lots of lace and crochet.

 

Honourary mentions: In addition to the trendsetters above, the following ladies are also contenders for fashion royalty – Hailey Baldwin, Emily Ratajkowski, Anna Ewers, Zendaya, Alma Jodorowsky and Gugu Mbatha –Raw.

 

By: Rida Ahmed, Toronto, @RidaAhm

Fashion Jobs – Sparkles post NYE

Monday, January 19th, 2015

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It’s always a little sad when the shimmer of the holidays comes to an end and our glittery outfits we were so excited to wear get cast away and shoved to the back of our closet. This year, let’s extend the season of sparkle. Here’s some inspiration to keep wearing sequins the rest of the year.

 

Style Inspiration: Catherine Vilhem image courtesy of Lookbook

Style Inspiration: Mirella Szymoniak image courtesy of Lookbook

Style Inspiration: Ingrid Wenell image courtesy of Lookbook

Style Inspiration: Jennifer Wang image courtesy of Lookbook

 

By: Nikita Due

 

Fashion Jobs – Trends Better Left in 2014

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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2014 trends

Much like the seasons, fashion changes. The classics, basics and simple pieces in our closets have lived in there for as long as we can remember, while the rest are a combination of various epochs and hit trends of years’ past. 2014 was certainly eventful. We were introduced to new trends that will rock for years to come but sadly there are others with less staying power and more a thing of the past. Here are the culprits:

Whistles flatforms

FLATFORMS – These are nothing but unflattering.

fringe

FRINGE – A Coachella staple, that’s it.

Ombre dress

OMBRE EVERYTHING – Hair, sweaters, pants… so last year!

high low skirt

HI-LO SKIRTS – They reigned and like any trend, will likely come back, but it’s a no for now.

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EXTREME CUT-OUT JEANS – Kylie Jenner is known for owning the look, but seriously, there is a line between boho chic and hobo chick.

 

By Rubi Samano, writer of styleonpoint, Vancouver

 

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion Essentials 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s the start of new trends and fashion essentials. This year, make a resolution to get outside your comfort zone and mix it up by wearing wardrobe classes with statement prints or items inspired by menswear. These are the top essentials to wear this year.

 

Product List:

  1. Alexander Wang Blue Cotton Shirtdress, $560, available at SHOP.HARPERSBAZAAR
  2. MANGO Contrast-Trim Trench Coat, $89
  3. Filles à Papa Lenny Oversized Coat, $390 available at SHOP.HARPERSBAZAAR
  4. Chicwish Peach Blossom Midi Skirt in Navy, $50
  5. CHARLES & KEITH Block Heel Loafers, $100
  6. Hermia Cross Strap Gladiator Sandals Black, $34 available at SHOP PRIMA DONNA

By: Nikita Due

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Fashion Jobs – Winter Date Style

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

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Even when frosty out, a girl loves to look her best. A nice knit dress will give you the warmth you need and a cute pair of booties comfort and style. For a more casual look, opt for a flowy top and slim fitting black skinny jean. I absolutely love cranberry this season, it is fashionable and a fun pop of colour for any outfit. To finish off strong, pop on a red lippy for a sultry effect. Here are a couple looks that will get you through a romantic date without looking chunky in those super heavy duty jackets:

casual winter style

 

Products for Casual Outfit:

Chunky Cardigan, $61, available at John Lewis
Bow Back Blouse, $55, available at Humble Chic NY
Black Skinny Jeans, $97, available at River Island
Rag & Bone Booties, $427, available at Forward
Layered Rings, $26, available at Accesorize

classy winter style

Products for Classy Outfit:
Polo Knit Dress, $60, available at House of Fraser
Luxury Tie Waistcoat, $235, available at House of Fraser
Booties, $56, available at Modcloth
Champagne Clutch, $80 , available at Shoeme
Cableknit Tights, $61, available at Selfridges&Co
Layered Heart Necklace, $7, available at Charlotte Russe

 

By Rubi Samano, writer of styleonpoint, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – Holiday Shopping on Robson Street

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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Sparkle is the new black this holiday season at Vancouver’s top shopping destination, Robson Street. Erin Sousa of The Sparkle joined me for a day on Robson. Keep scrolling to see what we got up to!

 

Instead of trekking all over the city to get your holiday shopping done for friends and family (and of course, a gift or two for yourself as well), hit up Robson Street instead. It’s definitely my favourite location as far as having a bit of everything goes. With a large assortment of retail shops (love Club Monaco, J.Crew and new pop-up shop Mine & Yours), restaurants, and specialty stores, this notorious street really does have everything you’ll need to power through that personal to-do list! I especially love that Robson Street is an open-air shopping destination, which means fresh air, and a chance to take in the beautiful light displays that Downtown Vancouver has to offer.

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Now that the Holiday Lounge at Milestones (1145 Robson St.) is up and running, I can kick back with friends after a long day and enjoy a gourmet hot chocolate, courtesy of the DIY hot chocolate station. Endless hot chocolate possibilities? Now that’s enough to bring out the inner kid in everyone! The Holiday Lounge and complimentary hot chocolate station will only be at Milestones until December 24th, so be sure to stop by before Christmas.

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Have you sent your wish-list in to Santa yet? If not, visit Robson’s North Pole Express Mail Box, which is open from December 1st to 19th at the Urban Pasture in front of Café Crepe. Fill out your wish-list, place it in the box, and whether you’re naughty or nice, you’ll have officially made yourself eligible to win some amazing prizes courtesy of the Robson Street Association.

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For anyone who knows me well, they’d tell you that I am an absolute stickler for presentation. Unfortunately, when it comes to gift wrapping, sometimes, I just can’t seem to make it work the way that I imagine in my head. Luckily, Robson Street even has a fix for that! In partnership with CB2 and the Gordon Neighbourhood House, a gift wrapping service is available by donation at 1277 Robson street, Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m, Saturdays from 12 to 8 p.m, and Sundays from 12 to 7 p.m. for all of December. Not only will you get a professionally wrapped gift out of it, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing that your money is going towards a great cause.

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Since Robson Street is home to numerous restaurants and eats, if I’m feeling hungry, I can fuel up with a crepe and hot chocolate, or celebrate a successful day of finishing up my holiday tasks with drinks and a bite to eat at Cactus.

That’s a wrap, and happy shopping from Erin and I! #SparkleWithRobson

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My outfit details: earmuffs from Danier, Giuseppe Zanotti boots from Mine & Yours, the rest from Zara

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Fashion Jobs – Casual Friday

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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Many companies allow their employees to welcome the last day of the work week with a casual Friday; here are some ideas about what to wear for next Friday!1 casual friday

Style Inspiration: Barbora Ondrackova image courtesy of Lookbook

Uniqlo Women Flannel Check Long Sleeve Shirt, $33

H&M Biker Jacket, $63

H&M Skinny Regular Jeans, $36

Jessica Simpson Venni, $155 available at Zappos

H&M Boucle Scarf, $182

 

Style Inspiration: Zoe Saldana image courtesy of Who What Wear

H&M Figure-fit jacket, $27

Mango Boyfriend Angie Jeans, $78

Acne Jaycee Lamb Leather Loafer Shoes, $630 available at LN CC

H&M Handbag, $54

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Style Inspiration: Vogue

Oasis V Neck Lace Dress, $68

Monki Bibi Knitted Cardigan, $63

Lipsy Rhiannon Boots, $155

Blackfive Gold-plated Diamante Pendant Necklace, $11

Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch, 40mm $255 available at Bloomingdales

Blackfive Round-frame Plastic Mirrored Sunglasses

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Style Inspiration: Grazia Daily

Acne Studios Tag Vintage Jean Jacket, $355 available at Farfetch

Steve Madden Neovista Women’s Zip Boots, $95 available at 6pm

Alice + Olivia Crossbody Quilted Bag, $440

Levi’s Large Brim Hat, $27

 

By: Nikita Due

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