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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Monday, December 11th, 2017

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Now that December is underway, we wanted to kick off the new week by recapping all our favourite Style Nine to Five articles from the week prior, just to ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the world of SNTF fashion. From a look inside Brunette the Label’s new flagship store to a look at runway-ready holiday outfit ideas, here are the top Style Nine to Five articles of the week.

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Under $50 Gift Guide for the Fashionista
Holiday shopping can sometimes be hard as its tough not to want everything for yourself – especially if you’re a shopaholic and fashion lover! Lucky for you, we’ve put together a super special list of perfect gifts under $50. Here are our top five fashion faves. Read the full post here

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Brunette The Label Officially Opens the Doors to its Flagship Vancouver Store
Local Vancouver brand, Brunette the Label has officially opened the doors to its first flagship store on Union Street in Chinatown. This is the brand’s first stand-alone store, expanding its outlet from online and other retailers. Read the full post here.

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Q&A with Sarah Kennedy, Creator of SAK Bijoux
Creative, inspired by nature and a hardworking entrepreneur, these are just a few words to describe Sarah Kennedy, fine jewellery designer, and creator of SAK Bijoux.  Style Nine to Five had the opportunity to chat with Sarah to learn about how she incorporates her minimalist lifestyle into her collections and the hustle and bustle that comes along with flourishing a company. Read the full post here

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 5 Runway-Ready Holiday Trends
Answering the age-old question of what to wear can seem daunting, especially during the holiday season. With all the stress that comes along with hosting parties and shopping for the perfect gifts, getting dressed can sometimes feel like another dreaded task at this time of the year. To make things easier, here are five of the biggest runway trends for Fall/Winter 2017 that can easily be translated into appropriate party wear. Read the full post here

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Image Courtesy SAK Bijoux
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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Gift Guide for the Stylish Career Woman

Monday, December 11th, 2017

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Gift shopping always takes time and patience but it’s also a challenge in trying to find that one item that will put a huge smile on someone’s face. Finding a gift for that stylish career woman can take a little bit more thought and time but we are here to help and guide you through the process, and hopefully, shopping will be more fun this holiday season. Some might think the stylish career woman would enjoy a blouse or something work-related, but there are many gifts that she would love that are both exciting and useful in her busy life. Here are our top picks for your gal!

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The “IT” Clutch
We have seen it all over our Instagram and constantly debate with ourselves if we should buy it or not. Well, since we do love it but can’t seem to commit, this is the ultimate gift to give your fashion-forward lady this holiday season. The weave basket clutch will be a great staple to wear in the spring and summer to work events or on a casual weekend.

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On The Go
The stylish career woman is always on the go, from meetings uptown to the airport catching a flight to a business conference. She needs to look put together but still comfortable while trying to be at two places at once. This gorgeous Madewell scarf will be her go to wherever she goes. It’s a great travel piece to keep close by and will complement any outfit.

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Wallet Free
The career woman’s bag is her holy grail; everything she needs is in it and it goes with her everywhere. She can’t imagine her life without her purse, but sometimes the thought of carrying the heavy luggage around is tiresome and exhausting. That’s why this stylish cardholder is a great gift. She can throw it in her bag or on weekends when she can go purse free or carry it when leaving the office to grab a coffee. Either way, it is a useful and practical gift she will love.

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Face Refresher
Since we already know our stylish career gal is always on the go and does the most she can in her day, she will perhaps need a mid-day refresher.  A woman often brings a few cosmetics with her just in case, but sometimes having your makeup all over your bag is frustrating. That’s why this all in one palette is super chic and a must have for a busy woman.

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Hand Fashion
With the winter season brings winter accessories, and our stylish woman loves a great pair of gloves to go with her chic outerwear pieces. These leather gloves are feminine and sophisticated, yet edgy with the pleated trim and pearl studs to take her from the office to her evening business dinner.

 

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Product Info:
Cult Gaia Arc Bag, $219, available at Shopbop
Madewell Abstract Patter Scarf, $88, available at Madewell
Saint Laurent Card Holder, $300, available at Net-A-Porter
Instant Look in a Pallete, $85, available at Charlotte Tilbury
Gucci Pearl Stud Leather gloves, $990, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

 

By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

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Retail Jobs – 5 Runway-Ready Holiday Trends

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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Answering the age-old question of what to wear can seem daunting, especially during the holiday season. With all the stress that comes along with hosting parties and shopping for the perfect gifts, getting dressed can sometimes feel like another dreaded task at this time of the year. To make things easier, here are five of the biggest runway trends for Fall/Winter 2017 that can easily be translated into appropriate party wear.

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Glam Suiting
For the ladies out there who aren’t fans of getting dolled up in party dresses or skirts, this trend is for you. The Glen Check is definitely having its moment in the style spotlight, with plenty of wardrobe options available on the market right now. Pair a plaid suit with a silky blouse for an outfit that works just as well in the boardroom as it does for a holiday dinner.

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Shop the look for less: Double Breasted Checked Blazer, $149, available at Zara

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Velvet
Always on rotation in classic holiday dressing, velvet is making a major comeback for Fall/Winter 2017. From blazers to trousers, and suits to t-shirts, it’s easier than ever to incorporate this luxe fabric into your wardrobe. The opulent look and feel of velvet doesn’t need much to dress it up, so add a pair of sparkly earrings and a simple pair of pumps and you’re set.

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Shop the look for less: Cold Shoulder Velvet Midi Dress, $175, available at Nordstrom

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Glitter & Gold
With this trend (as with most), a little can go a long way. Rather than looking like a human disco ball, add a little sparkle to any outfit with some choice accessories. A glittery clutch or pair of heels will add just the right amount of sparkle to any festive occasion.

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Shop the look for less: Sela Heels, $298, available at Kate Spade

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Classic Red
Not for the faint of heart, red is the bold colour choice of the season. Seen across the runways and on dozens of street style looks, a vibrant shade of red will have you sure to stand out at any holiday party.

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Shop the look for less: Sheer Pintuck Printed Blouse, $68 available at Topshop

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Winter Florals
Though typically thought of as a springtime pattern, floral prints can bring a breath of fresh air into tired winter wardrobes. To make your florals feel winter ready, look for patterns set against a dark background, like charcoal or navy. Any holiday occasion is the perfect excuse to break out a chic floral print!

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Shop the look for less: Edvard Skirt, $229, available at Club Monaco

 

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Calvin Klein, Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear, image courtesy of Vogue
Jason Wu, Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear, image courtesy of Vogue
Chanel, Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear, image courtesy of Vogue
Ralph Lauren, Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear, image courtesy of Vogue
Dolce & Gabbana, Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear. Image courtesy of Vogue

 

Product Info:
Double Breasted Checked Blazer, $149, available at Zara
Cold Shoulder Velvet Midi Dress, $175, available at Nordstrom
Sela Heels, $298, available at Kate Spade
Sheer Pintuck Printed Blouse, $68 available at Topshop
Edvard Skirt, $229, available at Club Monaco

 

By Kate Mendonca, Toronto @kate.mendonca

Fashion Jobs – Q&A with Sarah Kennedy, Creator of SAK Bijoux

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

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Creative, inspired by nature and a hardworking entrepreneur, these are just a few words to describe Sarah Kennedy, fine jewellery designer, and creator of SAK Bijoux.  Style Nine to Five had the opportunity to chat with Sarah to learn about how she incorporates her minimalist lifestyle into her collections and the hustle and bustle that comes along with flourishing a company.

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SNTF: Let’s start at the very beginning. Can you tell us what attracted you to pursue a career as a jewellery designer? Did you go to school or work a position that helped you launch your business?

 

SK: I started making jewellery as a hobby. I loved finding interesting objects like charms and stones, then putting them on chains to wear for myself or to gift to friends. In 2014, a friend of mine, Kerry Lawrence, asked if I would be interested in creating a line that she could sell through the agency she worked for in Vancouver. I decided to go for it and that’s when SAK Bijoux began! Over that last three years, I have taught myself how to silversmith. I’m still learning everyday and each line shows my new and more advanced skills. I recently switched to precious metals and higher quality gemstones. I’m currently moving into fine jewellery, something I am very excited about.

 

SNTF: Owning your own business is huge! Have you faced any challenges along the way?  

 

SK: There have been many struggles along the way. Financially it was tough at the beginning, I have had a full time serving job while starting this company. Time has been a struggle for me as well. After a full eight hours of serving, it’s sometimes hard to motivate myself to head to the bench and feel inspired.  In the end, knowing that I’m working towards something I love, and makes me happy is what makes all those long days worth it.  

 

SNTF: What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from the years of being in business?

 

SK: Don’t be afraid to fail. Sometimes the fear of failure holds you back from doing anything at all.  There is a large chance you will fail but that’s okay. The lessons you learn from failure are invaluable.

 

SNTF: There are many fashion savvy people out there who have an urge to share their creativity. If you could give a solid piece of advice to someone aspiring to create a jewellery collection, what would you say?

 

SK: Be true to your vision. If you truly believe in what you are putting out there you will have a much higher chance of success.  Again don’t be afraid to fail, its part of the process.

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SNTF: What skills do you believe are essential for being a jewellery designer?  

 

SK: Expressing your creativity and staying motivated!

 

SNTF: Is there someone who acted as a mentor to help you get to where you are now?

 

SK: Kerry Lawrence, if it wasn’t for her I’m not sure SAK Bijoux would exist. Her belief in me gave me the confidence I needed to get where I am today.  I learned a lot about the industry from her as well, she helped me get my foot in the door.

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SNTF: Where does your inspiration come from when you’re working on a new line?

 

SK: My inspiration comes from the rugged beauty of the west coast. I am so lucky to live here in BC, and call Whistler my home. The magical beauty of this mountain town gives me inspiration everyday.

 

SNTF: How would you describe your own personal style and how does that reflect onto SAK BIJOUX?

 

SK: My style is pretty simple and clean. Anyone who knows me knows I love wearing black. I’ve always loved accessorizing simple outfits.  One of the reasons I started making jewellery was because I could never find the jewellery I wanted wear, so I made it instead.  My new line is very minimalistic, which I think reflects my style evolution.

 

SNTF: What is the future of SAK Bijoux, what will we see next?

 

SK: I’ve expanded my line into precious metals (sterling silver and 14kg fill). My next collection will be fine jewellery, showcasing higher quality gemstones. I’m very excited to share my upcoming creations with everyone.

 

Sarah’s line can be found all across Canada at a variety of independent stores. To check out her jewellery head to SAK Bijoux or check out her social feeds on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Images Courtesy SAK Bijoux

 

By, Andrea Andino, Vancouver, @___andreandino

Fashion Jobs – Brunette The Label Officially Opens the Doors to it’s Flagship Vancouver Store

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

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Local Vancouver brand, Brunette the Label has officially opened the doors to its first flagship store on Union Street in Chinatown. This is the brand’s first stand-alone store, expanding its outlet from online and other retailers.

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Beginning in 2014 as a marketing tool for owner Miriam Alden’s sister brand, Brunette Showroom, the classic “Brunette” crewneck sweater was born. With so many curious customers inquiring about where and how to purchase the sweater, she decided to create 12 more and the concept rapidly popularized. With impressive marketing and social media combined with easy to wear items, it appealed to a wide group of customers, helping the brand grow steadily and organically in the last few years.

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Brunette the Label is now sold in 40 different Nordstrom locations and 300 independent retailers all over Canada, the United States and one store in London, England.

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The flagship Brunette the Label store will have the latest collections available, carrying charming and casual lines of crewnecks, hoodies, pants, t-shirts and accessories such as their signature “Rosé Okay” and “This Wine is Making Me Awesome”. I can definitely relate!

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Owner, Miriam says she wanted to open a stand-alone location to “hear what our customers think of the products and give them the opportunity to try on the clothing!” It’s also a way for the brand to demonstrate that customer service and how they make people feel remain part of their core values. “We felt to truly do this we needed to be able to connect with our customers face to face.”

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We love this company for their ability to demonstrate their passion for an inclusive community of women lifting each other up. Or as their adorable (and super comfy!) crewneck sweater puts it, “Babes Supporting Babes”. Designed at their headquarters in Vancouver, BC, Brunette the Label has cornered the market on a generation of women wanting to be comfortable in what we’re wearing while still looking good and representing an important message.

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We’re thrilled to see the brand continue to develop and broaden their reach to loyal and new “babes” that love their product. We can’t wait to have the opportunity to shop the new collections in the very first flagship Brunette the Label store!

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay

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Fashion Jobs – Under $50 Gift Guide for the Fashionista

Monday, December 4th, 2017

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Holiday shopping can sometimes be hard as its tough not to want everything for yourself – especially if you’re a shopaholic and fashion lover! Lucky for you, we’ve put together a super special list of perfect gifts under $50. Here are our top five fashion faves.
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Chanel “Collections & Creations” Book 
Your fave fashionista won’t be able to resist this hardcover Chanel book. It’s the perfect addition to a coffee table or book collection.
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Harper Sunglasses 
One can never have too many sunglasses! Wearing these hot shades will instantly add flair to any ensemble.
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Double Buckle Belt
It’s the piece she never knew she needed! Any outfit can easily be turned into a complete look just by adding this super edgy accessory.
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Vegan Leather Faux Fur Trim Glove 
 Every fashion-forward girl needs an iconic pair of gloves in her winter wardrobe. These vegan leather gloves have super soft fur trim, instantly adding a luxurious touch to any ensemble.
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Eton Peak Toque

Who doesn’t love a good pop of colour? This adorable pom pom toque comes in a variety of colours so you can choose the exact match for each and every one of your closest gals.
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Product Info:
Chanel “Collections & Creations” Book, $38, available at Indigo
Harper Sunglasses, $37, available at Quay Australia
Double Buckle Belt, $28, available at Zara
Vegan Leather Faux Fur Trim Glove, $24, available at Urban Outfitters
Eton Peak Toque, $45, available at Aritzia
By: Regina Molina, Toronto, @regmarie

Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Monday, December 4th, 2017

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Now that December is underway, we wanted to kick off the new week by recapping all our favourite Style Nine to Five articles from the week prior, just to ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the world of SNTF fashion. From how to style your winter boots to a Q&A with the CEO of GENTLE FAWN, here are the top articles from last week.

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5 Questions to Ask at an Interview to Land the Job
We’ve all been there before, you’re at an interview and you know you’re going to be asked: “do you have any questions for me?” The table’s turn and you’re asked to be the interviewer to the employer. This moment can work to your benefit, instead of being dreaded. Use these five questions to help you grasp a better insight of your budding future job and make a statement that can turn it into reality. Read the full post here

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Fashion Brands That Are Making the Industry More Sustainable
As the saying goes, it’s not easy being green – or is it? In today’s connected society, more and more brands are capitalizing on consumers’ growing interest in sustainability. From major retailers like H&M expanding their Conscious collection to increasing numbers of collaborations between brands and local artisans, it’s easier than ever to get behind this growing fashion movement. Here are three of the key players in fashion right now changing the way the industry thinks about sustainability. Read the full post here

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Ways and Places You Can Find Your Career Guru
We can all admit, when it comes to moving up in the world, we could all use a little help. Especially when it comes to the competitive world of fashion. Rewind to when we were kids, there was always that one person who we looked up to. Whether it was a teacher, parent or coach. They always seemed to have the voice of reasoning, that helped guide us to the right decision. When it comes down to flourishing your career there are many people who have been there done that. Here are a few ways you can find your career guru! Read the full post here

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Styling Your Winter Boots
Most people think winter boots and just dread them. Memories of tacky boots with snow pants as a child just can’t be erased, and no matter what you just can’t bring yourself to wearing them. The reality is unless you want to spend the day with soggy feet here in most parts of Canada, you can’t avoid owning at least one pair of winter weather boots. We’re not a big fan of trading style for practicality so we’ve got our guide to help you wear your boots in style! Read the full post here

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Q&A with Gentle Fawn’s CEO Carla Hogg
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. Read the full post here

 

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

Fashion Jobs – Styling Your Winter Boots

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

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Most people think winter boots and just dread them. Memories of tacky boots with snow pants as a child just can’t be erased, and no matter what you just can’t bring yourself to wearing them. The reality is unless you want to spend the day with soggy feet here in most parts of Canada, you can’t avoid owning at least one pair of winter weather boots. We’re not a big fan of trading style for practicality so we’ve got our guide to help you wear your boots in style!

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Over The Knee
Not every winter day calls for heavy-duty footwear, but stylish footwear can also help keep you warm and we love our over the knee boots for exactly that reason. They go great with everything from riding pants to dresses and can even dress up leggings. We love wearing them with our favourite wool coats for a cozy and chic look.

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Heave Duty Weather
Bundling up for cold snowy days doesn’t mean you have to look ridiculous. These Pajar winter boots are waterproof and will still keep you warm even with their slim design. Nothing completes this look more than a big winter parka, mittens and an iconic trapper hat!

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Comfortable and Cozy
Not everyone is into the casual style of UGGs but once you put a pair on, we dare you to take them off. These Australian sheepskin boots are ridiculously warm, and comfortable. They’re perfect for colder, dry days with less snow and go great with pretty much everything from leggings to jeans. We love wearing our UGGs with a warm flannel and parka for running errands like grocery shopping or getting that Christmas shopping done!

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Casual Snow Day
If last winter was any proof, Timberlands are not just your boyfriend’s winter boot anymore. The Classic Timberland made a huge comeback in style last year, and this year is no exception either. Paired with this season’s hottest outerwear piece – the puffer jacket, we love this look for hanging out on a Sunday or worst case shoveling our driveways.

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Wintering In Style
When we don’t have to worry about tall snowbanks Chelsea boots are our go-to for winter! They’re a must-have in any fashionistas closet as they go great with everything from trousers to dress and if worn right even sweatpants! Paired with a sweet sheepskin moto and baker boy cap, you’ll make even the biggest beach bums envy your winter style!

 

 

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Product Info:

Look One:

The Great The Tie Striped Cotton-Twill Shirt, $206, available at net-a-porter.com
Mango Wool Handmade Coat, $179
Belstaff Netley Riding Trousers, $80, available at flannels.com
Vince Camuto Coatia Over-The-Knee Flat Boots, $171, available at thebay.com
Checked Pattern Artificial Wool Fringed Shawl Scarf, $14, available at zaful.com
Woolrich Bobble Knitted Beanie, $165, available at farfetch.com
Zadig & Voltaire Kurt Cashmere Ribbed Mittens, $140, available at selfridges.com

 

Look Two:

WearAll Cable Knitted Turtleneck Dress, $18, available at amazon.com
Topshop Side Knitted Elastic Leggings, $20, available at thebay.com
Acne Studios Black Wool Scarf, $240, available at harveynichols.com
Pajar Grip Zip Tall Snow Boots, $168, available at thebay.com
UGG Shearling Heritage Logo Mitten, $195
UGG Toscana Long-Pile Fur Trapper Hat, $144 available at neimanmarcus.com
Woolrich Women’s Literary Rex Eskimo, $1306

 

Look Three:

Saint Laurent Plaid Brushed-Cotton Shirt, $705, available at net-a-porter.com
Canada Goose Rossclair Parka, $1533, available at tessabit.com
Just Black Ariel Mid Rise Cropped and Distressed Skinny Jeans, $115, available at dailylook.com
Roots Womens Cottage Knee Socks, $12
UGG Lidia Genuine Shearling Boot, $320, available at nordstrom.com
King & Fifth Co. Womens Cashmere Slouchy Beanie, $28
Old Navy Honeycomb-Knit Convertible Gloves, $15

 

Look Four:

Alexander Wang Oversized Hoddie, $1280, available at farfetch.com
Gap Modern Crew Tee, $25
Givenchy Red High Collar Puffer, $2000, available at farfetch.com
Onepiece Element Pant, $100
Timberland 6” Premium Waterproof Boots, $170, available at Footlocker
NikeLab x RT Unisex Beanie, $48, available at nike.com

 

Look Five:

The Row Patou Pleated Cotton-Blend Poplin Shirt, $1367, available at net-a-porter.com
Acne Studios Velocite Shearling Biker Jacket, $3460, available at net-a-porter.com
Asos The Boyfriend Blazer Mix & Match, $92
French Connection Estella Jersey Jogger, $70
Rag & Bone Walker Boot, $609
Only Knitted Scarf, $38
Miss Selfridges Black Baker Boy, $35
Bestseller Wool/Leather Gloves, $30

 

By: M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs – Ways and Places You Can Find Your Career Guru

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

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We can all admit, when it comes to moving up in the world, we could all use a little help. Especially when it comes to the competitive world of fashion. Rewind to when we were kids, there was always that one person who we looked up to. Whether it was a teacher, parent or coach. They always seemed to have the voice of reasoning, that helped guide us to the right decision. When it comes down to flourishing your career there are many people who have been there done that. Here are a few ways you can find your career guru!

 

Volunteer Your Time
There are many places in the industry that could use an extra hand in the office. So why not offer yours, and gain that extra experience to get yourself ahead? Take a risk and send a simple e-mail to that company you’ve had your eye on, ask if they have volunteer opportunities or internship contracts. Of course, most opportunities won’t be paid but all money aside, this opportunity can bring a lot of good fortune by meeting the right people.

 

Mix And Mingle
If you’re coming straight out of school as a fresh graduate or revamping yourself back into your career, networking events are an easy way for you to get your foot in the door, as many gurus from all different places love attending events. It’s a great way to progress your skills regardless of how many years you’ve got in the biz. With a schmoozing conversation, you might come across an opportunity from someone who needs someone just like you. LinkedIn is a great tool to use to see what type of events could be happening near you.

 

Find A Veteran
Whether it be a college professor or an internship boss, don’t be afraid to remain connected. These veterans can teach you the ins and outs of the industry and always lend an open ear when you’re trying to seek advice. While you’re interning or in school be curious, creating conversation is the best way to educate yourself about the industry. Be a listener and hear out their experiences of when they first began and how they got to where they are now. Yes, it may feel like the good old days, when mom and dad lectured you to boredom. In the end, we can all admit, they were always right!

 

With all the different loops the fashion industry has to offer from retail to head office jobs. It’s a pool of opportunity, so jump in. Mix and mingle, intern and retain your relationships with the well-connected folks you meet along the way. Undoubtedly you’ll get yourself recruited.

 

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By: Andrea Andino, Vancouver @andreaaandino

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Fashion Jobs-Fashion Brands That Are Making the Industry More Sustainable

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

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As the saying goes, it’s not easy being green – or is it? In today’s connected society, more and more brands are capitalizing on consumers’ growing interest in sustainability. From major retailers like H&M expanding their Conscious collection to increasing numbers of collaborations between brands and local artisans, it’s easier than ever to get behind this growing fashion movement. Here are three of the key players in fashion right now changing the way the industry thinks about sustainability.

Stella Mccartney

Stella McCartney
As a longtime vegetarian and animal activist herself, Stella McCartney has been designing her collections without the use of leather and fur since before veganism caught on mainstream. She also fabricates her clothing using organic cotton, vegetable-based “leather” and recycled materials – the interior of all her handbags are even woven from recycled plastic water bottles. Take it from Stella herself, “For me, it’s about the basic principles: Sustainability is important, as is recycling. Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.”

Reformation

Reformation
This LA-based brand has been around since 2009, with sustainability at its core. Most of their clothing is manufactured in the US using recycled and plant-based fabrics, or vintage fabrics that would otherwise have ended up in landfills as trash. Reformation has also developed a scale for keeping track of their environmental footprint, and shares this information on their website for each product page. Their RefScale adds up how much water has been used to produce each garment, how much carbon dioxide was emitted, and how much waste was created throughout its production. This transparency allows us to see how our purchases affect the environment and encourage smarter shopping habits.

ReDone

RE/DONE
Another key player in the LA fashion scene, after just a few short years RE/DONE has completely changed the way that consumers think about vintage jeans. Using vintage Levis, RE/DONE reworks the denim into new one-of-a-kind pieces. The jeans are taken apart at the seams and repurposed into new cuts and styles. Using water conserving processes and no harsh chemicals to treat the fabric, you know that you’re getting a pair of jeans that are equally as stylish as it is good for the planet. And with celebs like Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski among its fans, you can count on seeing these jeans around for seasons to come.

 

Inspirational Images
Image courtesy of Reformation
Image courtesy of stellamccartney
Image courtesy of overtnyc
Image courtesy of shopredone

 

By Kate Mendonca, Toronto @kate.mendonca

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