Posts Tagged ‘Fashion Jobs’

Fashion Jobs: Workwear Wednesday – A Deal Never Looked So Good

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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Outfit Details: 3.1 Phillip Lim coat $320, ALC silk pyjama top $99 (was $350), J.Crew skirt $39.50, heels my own (old H&M)

 

I’ve always been a believer that you shouldn’t need to spend a fortune in order to look great. In fact, even if you are saving up for a designer piece or two, if you do a little research ahead of time, you’re bound to find some great independent boutiques that can offer you a great deal. For me, Mine & Yours, located in Vancouver is just that – a shop where I can find my favourite high end brands (Louboutins anyone?), but at a fraction of their regular retail price. Mine & Yours buys, sells, and trades on-trend designer pieces, and I definitely scored when I found this 3.1 Phillip Lim coat that also doubles as a blazer for the office! The fact that the coat is so versatile is especially convenient, as it means that it is just light enough to be worn indoors without feeling stuffy, but warm enough to protect me from the Vancouver elements, at least until colder weather hits the city.

 

As my coat was neutral and my blouse was white, I wanted to add some real visual interest into the look, and perhaps a bit of fun as well. I did so in the form of this printed pencil skirt from J Crew. With its geometric print, and a matching colour scheme to the subtle piping details present on my blouse, it was a fitting piece to tie everything together. A pair of comfortable, but classic pointy-toed pumps were the finishing touch to this outfit.

Photos by Bitty Berlinghoff

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Fashion Jobs – Tall Boots

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

 

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When it comes to your fall and winter 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-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!

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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 – Career Advice: What Do Fashion Employers Look For In a Candidate?

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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“I love fashion, but how do I get my foot in the industry?” The uncertainty that is encapsulated in that question is shared by many individuals who are just starting out in their professional careers, oftentimes possessing the necessary passion, but lacking direction. While I’m used to answering similar questions on many occasions, I thought it would be interesting to hear the opinions of other fashion employers for a change. Take a look at what happened when I asked three different fashion insiders about the qualities that will get a candidate into the industry, and perhaps even through their own company doors.

 

What’s ONE piece of advice you’d like to give to potential candidates wanting a career in fashion or wanting a career at your company?

 

1. Sarah Cumming from 3×1 in New York: Know why you want to work in fashion specifically…not just because you like to wear cool clothes or go shopping, but what really excites you about the industry or the position. Be honest. Then, be able to explain what your skillset can bring to the table — not just what fashion or the company can do for you. Convince us why we need you. Show your excitement for the specific job you’re applying for.

 

2. Sebastian Ramirez from Alexander Nash in NYC: 
Be humble and stay focused on your long term goals. Giving into emotions is all too easy, but even more costly and damaging towards fulfilling these goals.

 

​3. Jordana Scarapicchia from Le Chateau Head Office in Montreal: 
The one piece of advice I would give potential candidates is be open and embrace change and always be willing to learn! It is no secret that the fashion industry is a fast and exciting place to work which often means that trends and ideas can change quickly. Working through this process is rewarding when seeing the final products reach the customers.

 

Photo by Laura McIntosh

 

By: Anna Zhao

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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 must have’s to help get you prepared for this upcoming season.

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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 – Work Wear Wednesday: Nautical at the Office

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Outfit Details: Skirt from Aritzia $110, top from Joe Fresh $16, scarf from H&M $12, heels from Le Chateau, belt from Aritzia, red lips from Kat Von D

 

While nautical inspired is normally reserved for summer outfits, I decided to style my stripes into a look that’s totally fit for the office. The long sleeved, knit top that I am wearing could have easily been passed off as a casual staple, but by pairing it with a knee length pencil skirt with a front slit, giving it some edge, and heels, I’ve instantly elevated the top, successfully incorporating it into a more put together ensemble that is now work appropriate. For some additional colour contrast, I rocked a bold red lip with a mustard scarf, which brought two more visually unexpected elements to the look. Mustard and grey complement one another beautifully, and are hot shades for fall!

 

Photos by Michelle Morton

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Fashion Jobs -Military-Inspired Coats

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Fall Fashion is all about edgy and industrial styles to achieve that moody style that works so perfectly during those grey and gloomy autumn days. Military inspired fashion has had a popular surge over the past few seasons and the trend just happens to add that moody edge that is quintessential to fall style.

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Product Details:

ANNARITA N. Coats, $252.00, available at Yoox

Badgley Mischka Women’s Liv Wool Military-Inspired Belted Coat, $199.00, available at Amazon

TANOMU ASK ME Coats, $127.00, available at Yoox

JOSEPH Ford Military Coat, $78.00, available at Rent the Runway

ALLEGRI Full-length jackets,  $99.00, available at Yoox

GUESS Fit & Flare Bouclé Military Coat (Online Only), $240.00, available at Nordstorm

Lauren Ralph Lauren® Military Pea Coat, $240.00, available at Bon Ton

ANNARITA N. Coats, $199.00, available at Yoox

Lauren Ralph Lauren® Military Pea Coat, $240.00, available at Bon Ton

By: Bree Aylwin, writer of The Urban Umbrella | @urbanumbrella29

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Fashion Jobs – Soft Pastels for Fall

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Pastels - How to“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 routine. 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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Fashion Jobs – Fashion Career Advice: Dream Job

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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How would you define your dream job? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? We’re asked that often in interviews but have you actually thought of this? Take a moment to truly reflect on what you, as individuals want, free from any external influences. These factors include family, peer, as well as societal expectations, and even pressures that we place on ourselves. Given all the distractions and disruptions in our immediate environments, it becomes difficult to think only of what would make us happy.

 

Christie: A dream job should lie at the point of impact between your passions and skills. It should be completely unique to you, because there is no other person like you out there. Why rely on conventional job titles to describe what you would call your ideal career? Who cares if your dream job description doesn’t exist? Create your own if you have to! Stay true to what you want, and make achieving that goal your Plan A. When I launched Style Nine to Five, I knew that I had finally taken the first major step in attaining what I had always dreamed of. I had no Plan B because I didn’t want one. While that may create a high pressure environment to succeed for many, I found it motivating as it forced me to work that much harder to make sure that I did not fail.

 

However, owning a business is not the right path for everyone. In fact, for many of you, your dream job already exists in today’s employment marketplace. If that is the case, then carefully examine your wants and needs when mapping out your career plan. Other aspects of the “job,” including the geographical location of where you will work and the company culture are just as important as the actual job description. If you know that you want to work in New York City, at an open concept office environment that is more casual than corporate, then you’ve just helped yourself narrow down your choices. This isn’t about eliminating possibilities, rather, it’s about staying true to what will make you happy. You should be especially picky when it comes to your future career! After all, who wants to waste their time doing something that they don’t enjoy?

By: Anna Zhao

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Fashion Jobs – Fall Furs

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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This fall it’s all about the fur (fake or faux, take your pick!). These luxurious coats are equal parts warm and chic. Pair them with dark wash skinny jeans and sleek ankle boots for a daywear look or toss over your classic night-out ensemble, either way you’ll be looking fur-ocious!

 

1. Chloe Reversible Chain and Shearling Jacket – harrods.com

2. H&M faux fur Jacket – hm.com

3. Altuzarra for Target Faux fur jacket- net-a-porter.com

4. Maison Scotch Ombre Fur Coat- flannels.com

5. Longline Faux Fur Coat- frontrowshop.com

6. Balmain Fur and Leather Cropped Jacket- balmain.com

 

By: Cassidy Allan

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