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Fashion Jobs – Pattern Trousers Picks

Monday, September 10th, 2018

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Pre-fall is a fun time in fashion. We have the chance to mix styles and fabrics from two seasons to create temperature appropriate outfits while living out those last few moments of summer. Playing with patterns is a fun way to transition summer into the fall, and patterned trousers make such a statement. We’ve seen a lot of patterned two-pieces and power suits, but those matching sets can also be worn on their own for more versatility.

 

Bold patterns are coming in hotter than ever, and for those of us who like to have fun with our outfits, now is no better time to channel your inner Harry Styles. If you’re looking for a pair of fun statement bottoms to spruce up your wardrobe look no further than our pattern trouser picks!

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Classic Pant
Patterns don’t have to be loud, they can be subtle and classic like these houndstooth trousers from Club Monaco. We love their high waist, cropped cut and wide-ish fit, making them a perfect choice for the office, or weekends strolling through the city. Pair these with your favourite blouse for during the week, or band t-shirt while off duty!
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Wild Pant
Calling all those who aren’t afraid to make a statement, these pants have your name all over them! This high waisted palazzo style pant is a fun snake print in warmer tones perfect for the fall. Although they are a little thinner in material, throw a pair of warm tights underneath to wear them through the winter too!

STNF Pattern Trouser Picks_Forever 21 Geo Print Palazzo Pants

Geo Pants
When it comes to patterns, we love a good geo print. What is usually a big hit during the summer, can also be scaled down and transition into the fall for a 1960’s revival vibe. We love pairing geo prints with solid colours within the pattern to keep the look from getting too busy. Add a pair of white boots to let out your inner mod child!

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Retro Pants
Moving forward a decade with trends, are these Babaton wide-legged wool trousers in tartan. These 70’s inspired trousers come in this navy Tartan, a grey Glencheck and a brown Houndstooth all serving us a bit of a Veronica Corningstone look. We are sure these are a pair of pants you’ll want to take from the office to brunch!

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Fierce Pants
Another animal print taking center stage is leopard and we honestly couldn’t be happier. We’re a huge fan of paperbag pants, and we love the front tie and pleated waist of these Dynamite ones. These are another pair of pants you’ll want to wear not only on weekdays but maybe evenings and probably even weekends.

 

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Product Info:

1. Club Monaco Heemi Houndstooth Pant, $229.50

2. Zara Snake Print Pants, $79.90

3. Forever 21 Geo Print Palazzo Pants, $33.90

4. Babaton Rosemarie Pant, $168, available at Aritzia

4. Dynamite Paperbag Pant with Front Tie, $44.95

 

By: M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Fashion Trends Every ‘It Girl’ Will Rock this Summer

Friday, June 29th, 2018

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As nice as it is to have a closet full of classics, fashion is meant to be fun and represent your personality. I’m a firm believer that every so often you need to inject a little excitement into your day-to-day wardrobe, and that’s exactly where trends come in. This summer, there are plenty of fun fashion trends to choose from, so we’ve rounded up a selection of top trends to look out for the next time you’re looking for an It Girl-approved update.

Clear Bags

Clear Handbags
Although maybe not the most practical accessory (or the most private), these bags add an instant cool-girl vibe to any outfit they’re paired with. Whether you choose to expose all your belongings or to hide them in an inner bag à la Céline, with one of these on your arm you’re sure to be 100% on trend this season.

Crochet

Crochet
If you’re into a look that’s a little bit boho, crochet is the summer trend for you. It’s both retro and modern, depending on how you incorporate crochet into your outfit. Found this season on everything from swimwear to dresses, it’s easy to scoop up a couple of crochet pieces that you’ll be wearing all summer long.

Gingham

Gingham
There’s nothing quite like a gingham print to remind you of picnics and warm summer nights. This simple check pattern is perfect for the office, but can also be an easy print to wear to summer weddings or garden parties. It’s a trend that’s taken over many Instagram feeds lately, but this is one that you’ll come back to for seasons to come.

 

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Mini Sunglasses
Spotted on celebs like Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, and Bella Hadid, tiny sunglasses seem to be the trend that hasn’t died out. They’ve been around for a few seasons now, but have finally started to catch on in the mainstream fashion world. Look for a frame that’s as small as you can find it, and you’ve got yourself an edgy summer accessory that’s model-approved.

Polka Dots

Polkadots
This trend may already be sitting in your closet, so go ahead and break out your spotted and dotted best! Mini polka dots are everywhere right now, but there’s really no wrong or right size of polka dots to rock this season. Take a cue from Aimee Song of Song of Style, and pair a polka-dotted cami with a blazer for an outfit that easily transitions from work to cocktails.

 

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By Kate Mendonca, Toronto, ON.

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Fashion Intern Round-Up

Monday, June 11th, 2018

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Are you looking for valuable work experience in the fashion industry? Here’s a round-up of the top fashion internships right now in Canada!

 

To apply, simply click on the fashion internship you’re interested in above.

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Fashion Jobs – A Review of the Mikael D Show

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

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One of the most anticipated runway shows of Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TWFW), Mikael Derderian’s showcase of his Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection was definitely one to reminisce. Homegrown models graced the runway while flaunting heavily embellished ball gowns and cocktail mini dresses with cuts that are completely fresh to the common eye. The two-part show left everyone in awe and somewhat visionless due to the heavy dazzles and glitz of Mikael D’s distinguished pieces but in a very good way!

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The first part of the show focused on light-toned dresses, primarily beiges and off-whites. The pieces consisted of silhouettes that are typical but are iconic due to their intricate beading and lacing. My favourite look from this segment would have to be the dress shown above. Apart from the stunning embroidery, the incorporation of both lace and silk was a delightful move because it exhibited two different textures and occasions in one dress.

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The second part of the show was introduced by a storm clip in the background along with a model’s mini acting. This foreshadowed the styles that we were about to observe, which included mostly dark-coloured ambitious pieces with hefty sparkles. The line either made people speechless as they were constantly recording each piece with their phone or tremendously vocal with their neighbours about the wonderful clothing features. I did not have a personal favourite because all of the pieces were jaw-dropping but I’d say there were some slight stand-outs amongst others including the caped romper (?) with a very low-V neckline.

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Toronto Women’s Fashion Week certainly saved its bests for last. As one of the shows to conclude the biggest fashion event in the city, Mikael D’s line was truly a definition of the nation’s value of being on the international stage; and the jam-packed runway room was a proof of that! His craftsmanship, which has been embraced by many A-list figures, completely justifies the incomparable talents underpinned by the evolving minds and technology in the Canadian fashion industry.

 

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By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

Fashion Jobs – Fashion News Recap

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

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Hit Me Kenzo One More Time
Guess who is the new face of Kenzo’s La Collection Momento for Spring 2018? None other than the queen of pop, Britney Spears. The new line is inspired by nostalgia and revisits looks from the 80s, Kenzo’s old label and even Britney’s iconic head-to-toe denim getup she so confidently sported at the 2001 American Music Awards. The cover shot for the campaign, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, features Britney in a cropped denim jacket, denim underwear, and denim lace-up thigh high boots. Kenzo creative director Humberto Leon refers to Britney as “the queen of denim” and said in a statement, “When we were designing the collection, I was like, ‘If I can have a dream person, who would I want to be in denim? It has to be Britney’”. The 36-year-old mom of two proves she’s still got it in this new campaign, showing off her envy-worthy body in colourful outfits that will be available online and at select retailers on March 21st.

 

Plenty Warehouse Sale Begins Next Week
Are you ready to get your down and dirty shopping face on, Vancouver? Plenty is hosting another long-anticipated warehouse sale next Friday, March 30th to Monday, April 2nd at the Vancouver Convention Centre. If you’ve ever hit these sales before, you know how wild it can get! Expect large lineups, overwhelming amounts of product and witnessing catfights over that last cozy cardigan. But it will be worth it – the Canadian brand is dropping regular prices by 60-90%. Shopper’s hint: it’s best to arrive early to ensure you get the first pick of the sizes as new stock will be arriving daily.

 

First Canadian Nordstrom Rack Opens
Off-price retail shoppers rejoice! Toronto has become home to the very first Nordstrom Rack location in Canada. Nordstrom entered Canada with a slew of full-line stores starting in September 2014 and has since expanded to six full-line stores in the country. The company is expected to continue its Canadian takeover with another 15 Rack stores. Six locations have recently been announced. Following their first opening, we can expect to see Rack stores popping up in Calgary, Toronto’s Bloor Street, Ottawa, Edmonton and Mississauga. Nordstrom Rack’s first Canadian location opened its doors at Vaughan Mills on Thursday morning and carried many of Nordstrom’s recognized brands at between 30-70% off.

 

Saint Laurent Unveils Toronto Boutique
Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street West’s “Mink Mile” has gotten a luxury boost with their recent opening of the Saint Laurent leased boutique. The opulent marble and metal decorated space is home to Saint Laurent’s menswear, women’s ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories collections. The street-level entrance has the sought after handbags facing out the front window and the boutique is accessible both from outside and from inside of Holt Renfrew. This is the newest development as Holt Renfrew continues to renovate and update in both Toronto and Vancouver.

 

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay 

Fashion Jobs – Weekly Retail News Recap

Friday, March 9th, 2018

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We, Style Nine to Five launch our first Fashion Career Workshop March 24. Tickets on sale TOMORROW, March 10 at 10am PST. Here are a few details: Very limited seats – only 12! Our Founder Christie Lohr will share with you in two hours what you might learn attending fashion school (crash course!). She’s compressed everything she’s learned to get her to where she is today.

ALSO:

• What company do you want to work for? She’ll help make the intro.

• What’s the first step you should take?

• How to write a kick ass cover letter and resume to get you that interview.

• One-on-one time with her.

Visit this link tomorrow at 10am PST: https://style-nine-to-five.myshopify.com

 

DVF Celebrates International Women’s Day
Diane Von Furstenberg kicked off a four-day, celebratory event in honour of International Women’s Day. The event began with a cocktail party at the DVF House in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, featuring multiple panels shining the light on women in charge. Guests such as Natasha Diggs, Chelsea Leyland, and Fran Lebowitz were present, joining in on customizing #InCharge T-shirts and listening to a diverse group of professional women speak. Diane Von Furstenberg herself was joined by psychotherapist Esther Perel, multidisciplinary artist Prune Nourry, model Paloma Elsesser and actor-writer Franchesca Ramsey to discuss what it means today to be a woman in charge. 

 

New Celine Accessory Boutique Unveiled
Competition between two of Vancouver’s biggest department stores heats up as Holt Renfrew unveils the new Celine accessory boutique. The Canadian luxury department store opened another leg of their long-running renovation when they opened the Granville Street facing boutique last week. Products are at street-level view, enticing customers to enter into the new architectural space. The Celine shop features sharp angled design and custom pieces made by FOS, the Danish artist including an eye-catching copper chandelier. Nordstrom was holding a strong edge on Celine customers since they were previously the only shop-in-store accessory boutique in Vancouver. My guess is loyal customers may be curious about this stunning new space.  

 

Judith and Charles Expand Street-Front Presence in Canada
The Montreal-based brand is opening two more standalone stores this spring. The first will be opening on April 1st in Montreal and will become both a flagship location as well as the first standalone store in the company’s home base. The second, expected to open in May will be replacing the former Ella Shoes store on Vancouver’s well-known Granville Street. Before 2014, Judith & Charles stores only operated out of large shopping centres, but since seeing success in venturing out with the first Kitsilano location, the company has been gradually moving away from malls to expand their street-front presence.  

 

Highlights from Paris Fashion Week
– This year, Paris Fashion Week had more female designers than ever showing collections. Women’s empowerment remained a huge influence throughout all the fashion weeks, and the momentum only continued in the “city of love”. Both female and male designers were vocal about the feminist movements whether it be through interviews or the designs they produced.  

 

– Chanel was once again a favourite among the PWF audience. Karl Lagerfeld continued his nature-themed sets with an above and beyond forest. Edwardian-style, long coats and classic Chanel tweed numbers with shimmering gold boots juxtaposed against a moss and leaf covered floor created an unforgettable atmosphere. 

 

– Maria Grazia Chiuri had what Anna Wintour herself is calling “her best collection so far”. Her set? Creatively splashed with 1960s magazines and protest art. Her clothing? An optimistic mixture of colour, detailed patchwork and slogans refurbished from the student protests of 1968 that still rang relevant today.  

 

– Newcomer Marine Serre impresses with her third collection, inspired by her “rollercoaster ride” of the few months at her own label. The collection, titled Manic Soul Machine, proved she’s in the game to stay.  

 

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay

Fashion Jobs – 5 Office Approved Work Bags

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

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Today’s workplaces are a lot different than what they were five to 10 years ago. A big culture shift we are starting to see is employers starting to provide more work-life balance to their environments with some giving employees the freedom to use laptops to work from home, at off-site locations or hoteling stations within the office when required for their schedules. With that change in structure, a lot of us sometimes find ourselves bringing our work home, stuffing our files and paperwork in our purses, and lugging around a tired laptop bag given to us by the not so trendy IT guy. We scoured our favourite places to shop and found five office approved bags that are not only practical but look good too!

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The Bag You’ll Want
This nylon tote from Want Les Essentiels is a classic style from their line of bags and accessories. It makes a great bag to carry around your work essentials like laptop and paperwork and also has some side compartments great for organization of things like your stationary. Your option to carry it by the handles or strap it across your body makes it a perfect option for those who commute on public transit!

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The Backpack
For those of you wanting to take the backpack trend to the office or those who might bike into work but still want to look stylish, this Kate Spade striped one is not only super cute but functional too! It has a front compartment for things you might need easier access to like your phone or keys and a laptop pocket to keep it safe without needing a case.

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Keeping it Classy
We are loving this sophisticated and classic purse-style tote from Zara that has multiple zippers and compartments perfect for your paperwork and smaller style laptops. Its slim style doesn’t let you carry too much more in there other than your work essentials, but it’s over the arm strap makes it easy to carry along with a second purse or bag.

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Everyone’s Favourite Bag
The Regan line is known as one of Rebecca Minkoff’s most popular collections and this tote-style made from nylon with leather trim is a stunner! We love that this bag has a zipper closure and gives you more than enough room to carry everything from your laptop to your wallet and cosmetic bag.

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Clean and Simple
For those of you who already have your go-to purse for work (or several) but need an easy tote to carry around your laptop instead of a bulky laptop bag, this Liebeskind leather tote is totally for you! You’re not getting much help in the organization department with absolutely no pockets, but it’s got enough room to fit your laptop, planner and paperwork!

 

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Product Info:

  1. Want Les Essentiels: Black O’Hare Tote, $296, available at Ssense
  2. Kate Spade New York Tech Nylon Backpack, $258, available at Nordstrom
  3. Zara Quilted Leather Tote Bag with Chain Detail, $149
  4. Rebecca Minkoff Always on Side Zip Regan Tote with Charge, $355
  5. Liebeskind Viki Leather Tote, $188, available at Hudson’s Bay

 

By: M.J. Elle, Toronto, ON (@TheMJElle)

Fashion Jobs – Q&A with Creator of Evelynn by Nicole Snobelen

Monday, December 18th, 2017

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Despite being only “26 years young” Nicole Snobelen already has a long list of accomplishments under her (stylish) belt. Nicole is a 2017 Top 20 under 40 award recipient and founder of The Abby Fund, a volunteer initiative that works with sick children to design and create their dream dresses and superhero capes. Additionally, she is a published author, award-winning business owner and the designer of her own clothing line: Evelynn by Nicole Snobelen. We had the chance to chat with Nicole about her entrepreneurial journey and the hard work that goes into creating fun, feminine style.

 

SNTF: When did you know you wanted to start your own clothing line? 

 

NS: At the age of eight, my aunt gave me a designer game to create outfits with different colours and patterns. I became obsessed with the game and knew I wanted to do something with fashion when I grew up! After graduating college, I started making dresses for myself to wear to interviews. I would post photos of them on Facebook and almost immediately women started contacting me asking to order a dress. I then started doing custom work and eventually launched an online store! 

 

SNTF: What are some of the first steps to starting a clothing line? 

 

NS: The first step would be going to school for fashion design or fashion merchandising. This will teach you the ins and outs of creating garments and working in the industry. You’ll need to know how to sew and pattern make if you plan to develop the line independently. Also, some basic business, marketing and social media knowledge are important. I started my company with no business background and struggled a lot in the beginning because of it. It wasn’t until after I started my business that I started taking business workshops and courses.

 

Currently, everything is handmade by me and I work with a team of eighteen models. Having a photographer is super important when launching a fashion line as people will want to see your work displayed professionally. Access to start-up funding, grants or savings is huge. You need to spend money to make money. You’ll also want to register your business with the government. 


SNTF: What kind of education or training did you pursue to prepare yourself for the demands of this project? 

 

NS: I took a three-year fashion design course at Fanshawe College and several business workshops and courses at various places like Leap Junction and the Small Business Center.  

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SNTF: Did you have any mentors who helped you along the way? 

 

NS: Leap Junction has been a huge part of my recent success this year – this is an entrepreneurial campus service at Fanshawe College. The owner of Illbury & Goose, Daniel, is also a mentor of mine.

 

 SNTF: What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome in order to start your label? 

 

NS: Oh there have been many! Since my business idea fell into my lap, I had no start-up funding or business background! I lived dress to dress for a long time, which made it difficult to get ahead. Every time I made a sale, I would invest that money back into my business, so you can imagine how difficult it was to live my first year in business.

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SNTF: Where do you find inspiration for your designs? 

 

NS: In school, we were always taught to design a garment then source materials to best fit your design. I am the opposite, I find inspiration from materials and prints first and then design something from that! Colours and bright prints are what inspire me the most. I also enjoy creating things that are stylish, but also very comfortable. All of my designs are made without closures, making them super comfortable to wear and easy to put on and take off. 

 

SNTF: How would you describe a typical day for you?

 

NS: I usually wake up around 7-7: 30 AM and end my day of work around 8 PM. Some days it can be hard to self-motivate, especially for someone who does not drink coffee! I spend most of my day pattern making, sewing new dresses/scarves, promoting a product on social media, updating my website and packaging orders. My favourite days are ones when I have photoshoots booked or pop-up shows! 

 

SNTF: What do you see for the future of Evelynn? 

 

NS: Right now, I am collaborating with another local business to open a storefront for five weeks in downtown London. If this trial run is successful, I hope to open my own Evelynn store one day. I’ve reached a point in my business where it’s time to hire a seamstress and look at manufacturing opportunities. It is part of my core values to keep Evelynn 100% Canadian made.

 

SNTF: Do you have any advice for those looking to begin their own clothing lines? 

 

NS: If this is your passion, go for it! I’ve struggled a ton with my business over the years but when I look at how far I have come, I am so glad I never gave up on my dream! Volunteering or interning with designers you admire is a great opportunity to gain experience. I truly believe you can learn something from everyone you meet. 

 

To follow along with Nicole’s journey, make sure to check out her website and follow her on Instagram.

 

All images courtesy of Nicole Snobelen

 

By: Avery Lafortune, Toronto

Fashion Jobs: Q&A with Gentle Fawn’s CEO Carla Hogg

Friday, December 1st, 2017

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Passionate, hardworking, and inspirational are just a few ways you could describe Carla Hogg, GENTLE FAWN’s  President, and CEO. We had the chance to chat with Carla and ask her a few questions about her position, what it takes to land a career with the powerhouse brand and also receive some advice for those looking to launch their career in the world of fashion.

 

SNTF: First of all, can you tell us a little about you. Who you are, what your role is for GENTLE FAWN?

 

CH: My name is Carla Hogg, and I’m the President / CEO of GENTLE FAWN.

 

SNTF: When did you start working for GENTLE FAWN?

 

CH: GENTLE FAWN was started in 2003 by my husband, Danny Hogg, and I. Sold in over 650 multi-brand stores across Canada and the USA, we’re known for our effortless designs and thoughtful, handmade prints.  

 

SNTF: What makes GENTLE FAWN such an appealing brand to work for?

 

CH: Straight up: We’re growing. Aside from being an up-and-coming brand, our team is a group of creative, hard-working, driven individuals with big goals and determination.

 

SNTF: What kind of skills or personality traits are you looking for when interviewing candidates?

 

CH: When interviewing, we’re looking for someone who is a genuinely nice person with a great ‘can do’ attitude and proven work ethic. Someone who is charismatic with a positive demeanor.  

 

SNTF: What would make someone successful in a position with your company?

 

CH: To be successful at GENTLE FAWN, we’re looking for someone who is proactive, strategic and works in alignment with the company goals. Being solution-oriented is key.

 

SNTF: Do you offer any mentorship or internship programs for those looking to break into the fashion industry?

 

CH: Instead of a formal internship program, we host design and marketing students who want to volunteer to gain an understanding of how the industry works, and what the different job opportunities look like in a clothing company. Internally, all of our staff have the opportunity to use an education fund, where we encourage everyone at GENTLE FAWN to take advantage of going to conferences, taking courses or attending industry events.

 

As an example, a few members of our team are attending the Create + Cultivate Conference in LA next year, where we will be attending seminars and workshops that tackle topics from branding, to content creation and number crunching.

 

SNTF: How can a candidate ensure they start off on the right note at the beginning of an interview?

 

CH: We wear our hearts on our sleeves – if you’re hitting all the right notes, you’ll know. We know what we want when we find it, and don’t drag out the interview process. Our time is precious, and we know yours is too.

 

SNTF: What would you say is a typical day at work like for you?

 

CH: Whether we’re strategic planning or viewing SMS samples, no day is the same at GENTLE FAWN. The best thing about working for a growing company is that you get to work on many cross-functional projects with a wide scope.

 

SNTF: What are the overall goals your company works towards daily?

 

CH: At the end of the day, we all work towards our vision of designing easy to wear trends with a flattering fit for a stylish individual who wants to leave a lasting impression.

 

SNTF: Can you describe the work culture or atmosphere at the GENTLE FAWN head office?

 

CH: We’re a tight group at GF HQ. We have team activities and lunches and connect through slack on the daily. We’re a creative and welcoming bunch.

 

SNTF: What advice do you have for someone looking to join your team?

 

CH: Be confident, and be yourself. Whether you’re a fit now or in the future, we’ll never let someone slip by. Ask questions, be curious, and show interest.

 

SNTF: There are certain positions within a fashion brand that are widely known such as marketing intern or graphic designer; however, there are many other industry jobs that are not as widely publicized. Are there any jobs within your brand that our readers may not have heard about to consider?

 

CH: Product Development – you understand the product inside-out and backwards.  You are analytical and have your finger on the pulse to understand what the needs of the market are and how to translate them for your muse.  You may also run the product calendar – a critical lifeline for any brand!

 

Customer Service Administrator – you’ve got the power to ensure our customers have the best experience possible. You’re great at mastering relationships, and holding everyone accountable – from our warehouses to our sales team. It’s an opportunity to be the link between our team and our customers. We’re currently hiring for Customer Service Administrator, apply now!  

 

Fabric Specialist – You are on the design or production team.  You understand texture, drape, and set the stage for inspiring the designers to dream up silhouettes to fit every occasion.  You are extremely organized, tracking costs, communicating with fabric mills and stocking a great library of reference fabrics.

 

SNTF: What advice would you give to someone looking to break into the fashion industry?

 

CH: Jump in! Start doing your research; look at highlights from online news sources and blogs and attend industry events (there are plenty going go to, and it’s a great opportunity to get to know people).  Vancouver is a small city, and the fashion industry here is even smaller.

 

SNTF: Finally, where do you see GENTLE FAWN headed in the future?

 

CH: We’re gearing up for big growth at GENTLE FAWN. Now more than ever, it’s a great time to join the team. The possibilities are endless, and we see no end in sight!

 

To follow along with Carla’s journey with GENTLE FAWN make sure to give her a follow on Instagram.

 

By: Avery Lafortune, Toronto

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Fashion Jobs – How to Pull Off a Slip Dress During Winter

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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Like the pyjama top, the slip dress has also been a major hit in the boudoir-dressing trend. Apart from providing good comfort and a sensual vibe, this supposed undergarment has the potential to be very versatile – especially when it comes to layering. Like the jumpsuit, the slip dress does not necessarily have to be attributed to warm temperatures because of its open and form-fitting features. It can also be coordinated with many pieces that not only provide a chic appearance but also sufficient warmth to aid in the colder seasons.  The ultimate goal is to achieve a composed look by bringing out lux style from basic loungewear. Here are four “spicy” ways to rock the slip dress in the winter season that will make you forget about that nasty freezing temperature.

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Coordinating with Basics
Similar to the jumpsuit, basic tops may be worn underneath the slip dress for a layered look. Wear a short or long sleeve tee for a casual look or a turtleneck for a dressier appearance.

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Coordinating with Bottoms
Don’t worry about your legs being bare because it IS possible and acceptable to wear a pair of bottoms underneath a slip dress. Jeans provide a smart casual look while dress pants give off total sophistication.

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Coordinating with Sweaters
You may also choose to layer over top of the slip dress rather than underneath. For more warmth, consider wearing an oversized and chunky funnel neck or crew sweater for a chic look.

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Coordinating with Accessories and Shoes
For a classic vintage look, you may consider putting over a fur stole or scarf over the slip dress. For shoes, knee-high boots are recommended for adequate leg coverage.

 

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By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

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