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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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Fashion Jobs – Resume Writing Tips

Friday, November 21st, 2014

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When it comes to job applications, your resume is arguably the most important aspect, as it is often the first (and sometimes only) impression a potential employer will have of you and is the deciding factor as to whether or not you will be called in for an in-person interview. As resumes play such an important role in the overall job hunt process, you certainly don’t want to be making any easily avoidable mistakes on yours! According to Christie, the following are some key components that employers look for on applicant resumes when making hiring decisions:

 

 

1. Although I feel like having proper spelling and grammar should be a given, you’d be surprised at how many applicants still make careless typos on their resumes. Always proofread your resume, or have another set of eyes look it over before submitting it! I generally disregard resumes with typos altogether.

 

2. Most resumes are structured so that key information can be easily located via the usage of headings, or the order in which information is presented. What I always look for first is previous work experience and education. When I say “work experience,” I mean the companies which you’ve worked for in the past and/ or present, your job title, and how long you’ve worked for the company.

 

3. I usually spend less than 10 seconds scanning a resume for keywords and information, and I can promise you that all recruiters will do the same. With that said, make sure you only highlight your most relevant experience and education pertaining to the position which you are applying for. Make that information easy to find.

 

4. A resume is not a “one size fits all” deal. In fact, it’s so easy to tell which applicants have not tailored their resume to the specific position and company. Like a cover letter, you want to make sure that everything is relevant! While I am not a personal fan of the “interests” section, if you are going to include it, make sure what you write is relatable to the job at hand too.

 

5. Just because you include a long list of duties under each past position section, does not mean that you appear more qualified. Be specific about how you directly contributed towards an outcome. While “organized team meetings” is weak and vague, “improved team’s daily productivity by 10% through organizing sales meetings” is a much stronger statement. I want to know how you directly contributed, and include solid proof, like numbers, where applicable. For retail, this can mean your average sales per hour, or any sales goals that were met and surpassed.

 

6. Presentation is everything! Stick to one font, double-check your margins and spacing, and overall, try and keep everything neat, tidy, and easy to read. A poorly presented resume can immediately leave a sour impression in the minds of employers.

 

7. Finally, although many people stress the one page resume rule, sometimes it’s okay to be more extensive when it comes to your past experiences, education, work samples, etc. However, do a bit of research into what’s typically expected in the industry and position that you are applying for, as this is still somewhat subjective.

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Fashion Jobs – Fall Accessory Trends

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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The temperature is dropping and layering is a must. The type of layering I’m talking about is that of accessories though. I simply can’t get enough of stackable rings, bracelets, and how great a watch can look when combined with slinkier pieces. Another fashion trend to watch out for is that of knit headbands. They seem to be everywhere now and why miss out? They are super cute and save lives on a bad hair day. You can find a variety of styles for this season, whether you go for a more traditional or even a studded one is up to you! Not to mention they’re a great alternative to our beloved beanie, which let’s face it, it’s a staple in the chillier days.

 

Product List:

ALDO watch, $28, available at ALDO.com

ALDO rhinestone jewelry, $26, available at ALDO.com

ALDO black ring, $11, available at ASOS.com

Black velvet shawl, $12, available at FINEACCESSORIES.com

River Island beanie hat, $27, available at RIVERISLAND.com

H&M red infinity scarf, $12, available at HM.com

LISKA mink fur scarve, $1,265, available at FARFETCH.com

Fat Face hat, $29, available at FATFACE.com

JFR beanie hat, $23, available at NELLY.com

NIC ZOE braided headband, $66, available at NICANDZOE.com

Eugenia Kim hair accessory, $110, available at INTERMIX.com

 

By: Rubi Samano, writer of styleonpoint, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion Career Advice Round-up

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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For this week’s career advice feature, we’re sharing all of our past topics! Click on the below to read the whole article.

 

What does ‘Above and Beyond’ really mean? 

Asking for what you want. 

Reach out to break out.

How to answer the difficult interview questions.

How to write a cover letter.

Finding your calling.

How to face criticism. 

Importance of internships.

How to start your own business.

Perfection is overrated. 

What makes an applicant stand out?

What do fashion employers look for in a candidate?

How do you define your dream job?

It’s not a competition.

What are common mistakes applicants make? 

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Fashion Jobs – Workwear Wednesday: An Unexpected Twist on a Classic

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

 

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Outfit details: Dress from Le Chateau, $139.95

 

I love shift dresses for their versatility. Due to their high-collared cut, they are totally appropriate for the office, while being highly flattering and easy to accessorize up for any evening event. While I do advocate having at least one basic shift dress in your closet as a go-to piece, sometimes, it’s nice to make a statement by rocking a classic with an unexpected twist. Armed with that exact mindset, I decided to make this leather trimmed, mixed media shift dress the focal point of my look. Although the addition of the piping detail, tweed, and asymmetric hem gives the dress some attitude, the piece itself is still conservative enough for the workplace, especially when you throw a blazer on over top.

 

Speaking of blazers, I opted for a reverse-tuxedo style blazer, where the body is black with cream trimmings. Opaque tights add extra warmth while acting as a neutral canvas to show off the dress, and black, leather ankle boots complete the outfit. When it came to styling my hair, I decided on a sleek up-do to carry on the theme of professional and polished.

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Fashion Jobs – Tall Boots

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

 

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When it comes to your fall and winter fashion style, having a great pair of boots is essential. Aside from tall boots always looking incredibly chic, they also will protect your toes and legs from the rain, snow and cold.  Though I adore ankle boots, tall boots provide a practical comfort and coziness that goes unmatched by any other type of boot.

 

Product Details:

Lucky Brand ‘Espositoh’ Tall Boot, $218.95, available at Nordstorm

DV by Dolce Vita Myste Tall Boots, $160.00, available at Macy’s

Inga Tall Leather Boots • Nine West • $199.00, available at Nine West

Charles by Charles David Reed Tall Boots, $149.00, available at Macy’s

Frye Lynn Strap Tall, $232.29–251.99, available at 6PM

Ivanka Trump Sennet Tall Boots, $159.00, available at Macy’s

Evah Leather or Suede Tall Boots, $189.00, available at Nine West

Kellini slouchy tall suede boot, $119.95, available at Sole Society

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Fashion Jobs – Fall Smoking Slippers

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Style Nine to Five - Fashion JobsFall Fashion - Smoking SlippersI love the comfort of a good pair of smoking slippers. From the variety available it’s almost hard not to stumble upon these and fall for the cool designs, rhinestones, textures, you name it! Though flat shoes are normally worn casually, it’s super easy to dress them up as well. Throw on a skirt and blouse, slip them on and you’re out the door looking fashionably fabulous!

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Product list:

Charlotte Russe black and white shoes, $25
Charlotte Russe rhinestone shoes, $29
Tory Burch Connely Smoking Slipper, $295
Wet Seal Rhinestone Studded Smoking Slippers, $22
Dolce Vita Lubella Smoking Slipper, $62, available at lastcall.com
Sole Society Miia printed smoking slipper, $78

Style inspiration: Cake Style

 

By: Rubi Samano, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Must Haves this Fall

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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The weather is changing and it’s the perfect excuse to go shopping and revamp your wardrobe! There are so many great shoes, coats, scarves and cozy knits to choose from during this lovely season. Here’s a list of the definite fashion must have’s to help get you prepared for this upcoming season.

Fall Fashion Must-Haves

Product List:

1J.Crew Collection Icon Trench, $340

2J.McLaughlin Wool Scarf in Nut Colorblock, $97

3New Look Burgundy Box Zip Front Metal Trim Backpack, $42

4. Club Monaco Sophie Hair Calf Loafers – Leopard, $260, available at Shopbop

5Chicwish Pleated Faux Leather Midi Skirt in Black, $43

 

By Nikita Due

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Fashion Jobs – Soft Pastels for Fall

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Fall Fashion - Soft Pastels“You should only wear pastels in the spring,” said no one ever. Pastel hues add life to your wardrobe and they make for some super delicate and feminine pieces to incorporate into your daily fashion. Contrast them with neutral shades for a pop of color and -if you’re feeling extra daring-throw on a pair of neon pumps to spice it up. I love the color-block effect and combining a few colours that complement one another (it’s more fun). For example, a soft pink pull-over and a pair of comfy spearmint jeans. Here are a few looks to get you started!

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Look #1
Vero Moda tailored blazer, $63
Loro Piana trousers, $832, available at MYTHERESA
Manolo Blahnik pumps, $595, available at BERGDORFGOODMAN
CÉLINE Bag, $2,461, available at FASHIONPHILE

Look #2
Uniqlo trench coat, $100
LIU•JO yellow pants, $75, available at YOOX
H&M  leather belt, $21
Chloé pink purse, $760, available at FARFETCH

Look #3
Jumper top, $26, available at SELECTFASHION
Elliott, mint jeans, $210, available at STYLEBOP
Statement necklace, $28, available at BENEVOLENTJEWELS
Chanel Bag, $3,715, available at FASHIONPHILE

Style Inspiration: Harper’s Bazaar, Lookbook

By: Rubi Samano, writer of styleonpoint, Vancouver

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