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Fashion Jobs – The Five Floral Pieces You Need this Spring

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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A wise woman once said, “Florals for spring? Ground-breaking.” Yet each year, florals continue to be one of the hottest patterns for spring both on the catwalk and in-store. Florals can brighten any outfit and add a unique twist on how you style them. This pattern should not just be seen as the go-to because of the season, but also as a pattern that can be transitioned into your wardrobe year-round. Here are SNTF’s top five floral pieces we think you need to invest in this spring.

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Floral Jacket
There is no better way to make a statement this spring than with a chic, floral jacket. What is that old saying? April showers bring May flowers? Make sure you’re covered for all different weather with this piece. Styled with dark skinny jeans and a plain white v-neck or even over a sleek, slip dress and sneakers, a floral jacket is exactly what you need this season to stand out in a crowd.

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Floral booties
When it comes to boots, booties are perfect for spring because they can be styled with just about anything from dresses and jeans to skirts and shorts. This spring, swap your go-to black booties for a pair of playful floral booties for an instant wardrobe refresher. Floral booties can effortlessly play up a little black dress and dress up your jeans, not to mention they’re just fun overall.

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Floral Dresses
When the sunshine comes out, throw on a flowy, floral dress for an instant spring-approved look. Whether you’re headed to work, out for brunch or you’re planning on running errands, floral dresses are extremely versatile and can be worn dressed up or down. Our favourite ways to style a floral dress for spring is casual and styled with a pair of white sneakers and a leather jacket or dressed up with a pair of pumps or wedges.

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Floral Trousers
For those days when it’s just too cold to wear a dress, or when jeans just aren’t dressy enough, floral trousers will be your wardrobe saviour. Style with a plain or graphic tee and you’re good to go for the day. Getting dressed for work? Style a pair of floral trousers with a sleek blazer in a neutral colour and a chiffon blouse for a fashionable yet office-appropriate look.

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Floral Bag
For those who aren’t quite brave enough to try out a bold floral pattern all over, adding a floral bag is just your answer. A floral bag is the perfect pop of colour and playful addition to your look that everyone will stop and ask you about. And plus, with handbags, you have so many options to choose from. Grab a big tote, clutch or small cross body bag with a playful, floral print, and you’ll have the ultimate go-to bag for spring and summer.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Fashion Jobs – Interviewing the Interviewer: Questions To Get The Job

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the job force, everyone can admin that interviews can be intimidating, especially when it comes to interviewing for your dream job. Recruiters, career advisors and hiring managers alike will tell you the best way to beat interview nerves is to come prepared. This means the basics, such as reviewing the job description and overall role, learning about the company’s purpose and history. And thanks to LinkedIn, you can even do a bit of digging on the hiring manager before your interview.  You also want to be prepared for the questions themselves; some might ask straightforward questions on your experience and skill sets, whereas others might ask situational behavior questions to get a better sense of who you are.

 

Other great tips to feel ready for your interview is arriving early, dressing for the job you want and being true to who you are. But what about the interview closing where the dreaded question comes: “So, do you have any questions for me?”. Surprisingly enough, even with all the interview advice available online, people still mess this one up by asking about scheduling, pay, and vacations. These are all valid questions that you can definitively still ask, but they do come off as being superficial and most employers see this as you only caring about a job, versus a career. If you’re really looking to stand out and make a good impression with your questions, here are some great tips on asking questions to the interviewer to land the job!

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Ask About The Culture
Learning about the company from its website or news releases are great, but that might not always be a good indication if the corporate culture might be for you. As much as it’s extremely important for the job to be the right fit, so is the culture of the office or work environment. Are you someone who likes to keep to themselves whereas the team is super close-knit? Then maybe that culture isn’t necessarily for you. You can learn about culture in a variety of ways from straight up asking “so, what is the culture like here?” or “how is the overall team dynamic in the office?”. Another great question surrounding culture is asking about any charitable or community-driven initiatives that the company participates in and how the company contributes. Whichever way you choose to ask, learning about the corporate vibes is also a great way to gain insights on dress code, how you’ll get along with your peers and how the environment can help your overall productivity.

 

Learn About Internal Opportunities
Now that you’ve gotten a sense if the company’s culture is right for you, it’s time to learn about the internal growth opportunities that may be available to you in the future. The key here is to not sound like you’re eager to jump around, but rather that you’re a loyal and long-term investment for the company and willing to grow within. This surprisingly is a huge bonus to employers keeping in mind the costs involved in the hiring process, between recruiting, hours spent training and getting you up to speed. Companies that truly have a fostering culture will be ecstatic to bring on a candidate who sees themselves with the organization long-term. A few ways you can ask about this is inquiring about the interviewer’s history within the organization, asking about any development programs or initiations, or you can be straightforward and ask about employees who have grown within the company. Remember, avoid coming on too strong and seeming like you’re looking for bigger and better opportunities, and rather focus on your desire to learn and grow your skills within the company.

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Get To Know The Hiring Manager’s Style
A really big hit or miss for a new job is how you flow with your hiring manager. This is especially important if your role involves working directly with your manager, for example, an executive assistant. This information is a bit tricky to get without straight out asking “are you mean” or “are your expectations too high” which is obviously a bit too forward to ask. With that being said you can ask harmless questions about their management style, overall expectations, working style and general preferences. Given that this should be one of your last questions if the hiring manager is the one interviewing you this should give you good perspective in conjunction with your overall meeting with them.

 

By M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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Now that April is almost to a close, we wanted to kick off the start of 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 our favourite plastic pieces for spring to our weekly fashion news recap, here are the top articles of the week.

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 5 Chic Plastic Pieces for Spring
You know the saying, April showers bring May flowers! And despite many parts of the country having April flurries heading into May, that’s no reason to forget about the rain gear that we’ll be needing this spring. This season, why not upgrade your standard rain supplies for some of the chic options that have been seen all over catwalks? Love it or hate it, one of spring 2018’s biggest trends is plastic, translucent fashion, and it’s definitely sticking around. To get a jumpstart on this trend, we’ve rounded up five of the best plastic pieces on the market right now. Read the full post here

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Fashion News Recap
Each week we will highlight all the major retail news stories from coast to coast. This week’s roundup included Atelier Cologne opening its first Canadian location, Canada’s Rudsak’s US expansion, highlights from Coachella and more.

 

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion News Recap

Friday, April 20th, 2018

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Atelier Cologne Opens First Canadian Location
Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto has become home to Canada’s first Atelier Cologne location. The L’Oreal owned brand, which was founded in Paris in 2009 prides itself on being the first fragrance brand entirely dedicated to cologne. The scents are all considered to be unisex and come in other products such as candles, shower gels, body lotions and hand creams. This may be the first of many Canadian locations, as the company plans its global expansion.

 

Canadian Company Rudsak Expands into States
The luxury Canadian fashion company which now operates over 30 stores nationwide is expanding its presence in the US. The coveted outerwear and premium leather goods which were previously only wholesale in the States will now be available to American customers online at www.rudsak.com and at a brick and mortar location to be announced in the next 12 months. Rudsak, founded in 1994, is based on fusing style and functionality in their high-quality products such as the signature down coats and leather handbags.

 

Official Opening Date for MUJI Announced
The third Metro Vancouver location of this popular Japanese retailer is set to open on April 28th in CF Richmond Centre shopping mall. The new store will span across a 6355 sq. foot space. The Vancouver market has taken quite the liking to MUJI, creating the biggest store opening the company has ever seen at their Metrotown location. The unexpected success has accelerated their third store opening – arrive early to be one of the first 500 customers to receive a limited edition MUJI tote bag with the purchase of $20.00 or more!

 

New Chair of the School of Fashion at Ryerson University
Ben Barry has been announced as the new chair of the School of Fashion at Ryerson University in Toronto. Barry is known for his vast efforts and lobbying of inclusivity and diversity within the fashion industry. He became an assistant professor at Ryerson after graduating in 2012, then went on to become the director of The Centre for Fashion Diversity & Social Change as well as director of the FCAD Design Network. His goal in his new position at the university, which begins in July is to teach young designers to not only be creative in their work, but sensitive to cultural and political beliefs and inclusive of age, race, and size in today’s fashion industry.  

 

Highlights from Coachella
– Beyoncé kills the crowd with a highly-anticipated performance topped with custom Balmain outfits
– Rihanna rocked looks planned months in advance, some straight from the runway, including a balaclava from the Fall 2018 Gucci Show
–  Jeremy Scott announces that Moschino is collaborating with H&M at his annual Coachella party
– This year it seems Coachella goers and celebrities alike are ditching the typical “festival girl” style for more adventurous and colourful outfits

 

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay 

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Chic Plastic Pieces for Spring

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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You know the saying, April showers bring May flowers! And despite many parts of the country having April flurries heading into May, that’s no reason to forget about the rain gear that we’ll be needing this spring. This season, why not upgrade your standard rain supplies for some of the chic options that have been seen all over catwalks? Love it or hate it, one of spring 2018’s biggest trends is plastic, translucent fashion, and it’s definitely sticking around. To get a jumpstart on this trend, we’ve rounded up five of the best plastic pieces on the market right now.

 

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PVC and Grosgrain Hat
Ever wonder what a luxury rain hat would look like? Well wonder no more, because Chanel has created the most luxurious one imaginable! Seen on the Spring/Summer 18 runway last fall, models paired this hat with tweeds and beaded day dresses for an unexpectedly chic rainy day look. If you’ve got the funds to pick up one of these bad boys, expect to be the envy of fashionistas everywhere.

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Transparent Raincoat
For a more affordable take on transparent dressing, Zara has plenty of fun offerings this season. One of our favourite pieces is this clear raincoat with colour blocked trim. You’ll never have to wonder if your outerwear clashes with your outfit again, since it can be seen straight through! Just make sure that you’re 100% happy with your look, since there’s no hiding what you’re wearing in this coat.

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Pink Transparent Cropped Jeans
You could say that Topshop is one of the pioneering brands bringing plastic fashion mainstream, as it’s been including PVC in its collections for several seasons now. The brand has never been one to shy away from controversial garments (anyone remember their plastic jeans?) so this pink pair comes as no surprise. It’s definitely an experimental choice for an outfit, and one for the boldest of fashion’s risk takers.

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Vinyl and Leather Dax Ankle Boots
Arguably one of the easier ways to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe would be through this pair of Balmain boots. Think of them as a hybrid between rain boots and party shoes that you could really wear anywhere with some creative styling. The chain detail makes them appropriate for evening, and the clear plastic and lucite heel make them surprisingly wearable in wet weather.

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Sheer Bell Umbrella
Finally, a classic take on the plastic trend is this simple umbrella from Simon’s. This timeless umbrella manages to stay on trend with its metallic trim, and is perfect for adding a fun element to an otherwise practical item. Since it’s made from clear plastic, it gives its wearer a full view of their surroundings when in use – perfect for dreary days when the wind is blowing in every direction.

 

Product Info
PVC and Grosgrain Hat, $1,400, available at Chanel
Transparent Water Repellent Raincoat, $49.90, available at Zara
MOTO Pink Transparent Cropped Jeans, $55 available at Topshop
Vinyl and Leather Dax Ankle Boots, $1,895, available at Balmain
Sheer Bell Umbrella, $30, available at Simons

 

By Kate Mendonca, Toronto, @kate.mendonca

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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Monday, April 16th, 2018

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Now that April is well underway, we wanted to kick off the start of 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 fashionable spring rain boots to our weekly fashion news recap, here are the top articles of the week.

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Chic Rain Boots for April Showers
 If you’re looking for some fancy footwear for those April showers, we’ve picked out some of the cutest rain boots out right now that will have you wishing it rains all month long. Read the full post here.

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5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Resume This Spring
Your resume is always a great thing to take a look at and refresh at least once a year — even if you’re not in the job market. You never know when that next big promotion could be in your sights and you need to have your resume ready to submit to a hiring manager at any time. For those currently in the job market, spring is a time where employers look to hire as employees leave for the school year and street front stores begin to pick up for summer. Here are our favourite trips for spring cleaning your resume. Read the full post here

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Fashion News Recap
Each week we will highlight all the major retail news stories from coast to coast. This week’s roundup included Comme Des Garcons launching an exclusive online brand, Off-White expanding into Vancouver, Oomomo Canadian expansion and more. Read the full post here

 

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion News Recap

Friday, April 13th, 2018

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Off-White Joins Luxury Hub in Downtown Vancouver
Youth-focused, athleisure brand Off-White has opened its doors in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The two-story, 4300 square foot space is the second Canadian location, following a store opening in Toronto last year. Situated on “Eihu Lane” between Alberni Street and Robson Street, Off-White is surrounded by other high-end designer stores such as Moncler, Saint Laurent and Prada. The design concept of the store, created by Virgil Abloh himself perfectly mirrors the casual/luxury style of the clothing. Floors are mainly concrete with gold accent shelves and tables made of Italian marble slab sit on top of dishwasher crates, demonstrating the brand’s juxtaposition. The open concept space will also feature new art installations monthly, making every visit new and unique.  

 

Comme Des Garcons Launches Online Exclusive Brand
Adrian Joffe, CEO and creative director of the company announced the launch of their internet-based diffusion line, with the help of Rei Kawakubo who will be creating the website. This marks the 18th diffusion line for the unique Japanese design house and is expected to be just as successful if not more so than its predecessors such as Play, Noir, Homme and Plus. After launching the website, the new collection for men and women will be sold in six shops worldwide.  

 

Bensadoun Retail School Opens at McGill University
After receiving a 25 million dollar donation from Aldo Bensadoun, creator of major shoe empire, ALDO Shoes, McGill University in Montreal is launching a new program focused on the future of retail. The program will be offered at all different levels: BCom, Master’s, PhD and Executive and will provide students with the resources and tools to create a successful retail landscape. Bensadoun says in a brochure for the program: “I’m excited about the vision of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management to become a global center of excellence. We will be able to provide the next generation of retailers with innovative solutions for the industry’s transformation. As the consumer’s behaviour evolves, success in retail will depend largely on the integration of connected disciplines such as big data, artificial intelligence and neuroscience, and that’s what we’ll provide for our students”. The first intake of students will be for September 2018.  

 

Oomomo Planning Canadian Expansion
Following the opening in West Edmonton Mall last summer, Japanese “100-Yen” store, Oomomo plans to expand its Canadian presence in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The store’s vast inventory falls in to categories such as ceramics, beauty products, stationery, small electronics, cleaning supplies, kitchenware, organizers, gift wrapping and even snacks. A second Edmonton location has been confirmed and is expected to open at the end of the summer. These Japanese variety stores have already proved popular across the country and Oomomo could eventually open between 20-30 locations if the new stores continue these successful results.  

 

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay 

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Fashion Jobs – Chic Rain Boots for April Showers

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

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We finally made it through the bitter cold of the winter months, and we are slowly creeping up on the sunny days of summer! But the season that comes between the two, although a favourite of most, can be quite a damp one. The spring months can be some of the most fun to play around with our fashions for work like mixing summer dresses with over the knee boots and jackets and overall, just playing around with layers. Although we can be tempted to wear our summer footwear at the office, especially as it gets warmer, those rainy days might have other plans for us. If you’re looking for some fancy footwear for those April showers, we’ve picked out some of the cutest rain boots out right now that will have you wishing it rains all month long.

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The Refined Staple
When most people think of rain boots, they immediately think of Hunter, a brand known for its classic rubber wellies. A favourite of everyone from outdoors enthusiasts to fashionistas, is Hunter;s classic cut style, which has received some much-need design refinements to bring us this sleeker, fashion conscious choice. The Original Tall Refined Rain Boot comes in a variety of colours, just like the classics, but we are loving this khaki green pair that will surely go with everything from your office slacks to weekend denim jackets and jeans.

 

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Rainy City
The perfect rain boot for that city street-style look is this sleek pair of rubber Chelsea boots from Sam Edelman. Although due to their low cut, these booties probably are not the best choice of rain boots for jumping in huge puddles or roaming in the wet countryside. These beauties are great for keeping your feet dry on your way to the office or running errands on a damp day.

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Rain to Go
It’s great to carry an emergency umbrella for those poorly predicted rainy days, but that doesn’t solve the fact that our feet are usually left soaked, hopefully on the way home rather than out. Luckily, the great people at Baffin came up with a solution, creating these Packable rain boots made to store perfectly in your bag for on the go travel, and for keeping your feet dry when you need it most! They also come in a variety of colours including black for those of us who prefer a more understated look.

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A Classic Look
For those of us who want to brighten up a rainy day with a little classic luxury, these Burberry Clemence rain boots are the perfect pick! A staple from Burberry, these boots have the iconic check in canvas and a rubber sole to still provide some practicality with style. These are available in the beige and also grey colouring of the check.

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Edgy Steps
Another classic name in rubber boots is French brand Aigle. These equestrian meets moto style rain boots bring the perfect amount of style and edgy to a very practical and well-made rain boot. We love the buckle detail which can be removed to give a totally different look to the boots and the heel which provides a bit of height all while still having great treads for traction during slipper wet days.

 

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  1. Hunter Women’s Original Tall Refined Boots in Green, $195, available at Little Burgundy
  2. Sam Edelman Tinsley rain boots, $55, available at Nordstrom
  3. Baffin Packable rain boots, $89.99, available online only at Hudson’s Bay
  4. Burberry Clemence rain boots, $405, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
  5. Aigle Miss Julie rubber boots, $199, available at Browns Shoes

 

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

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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Monday, April 9th, 2018

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Now that April is officially underway, we wanted to kick off the start of 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 tips to spring cleaning your resume to a recap of Style Nine to Five’s first fashion career workshop, here are the top articles of the week.

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Tips For The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Picture
Whether you’re looking to build your professional network or you’re looking to turn your first job into your dream career, you want your LinkedIn profile picture to be welcoming but also a clear representation of you. They say dress for the job you want, well the same could be said for your profile picture! Here are some of our recommended tips picking the perfect LinkedIn profile picture to get you standing out from the crowd! Read the full post here

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Recap of Style Nine to Five’s Fashion Career Workshop
Call it a coincidence, but Style Nine to Five’s first-ever Fashion Career Workshop coincided with the same week as the eight-year anniversary of the launch of Style Nine to Five.  Not to toot our own horn or anything, but our first workshop was a huge success. Read the full post here

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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Resume
Spring has finally arrived! Which means there’s no better time to de-clutter and spring clean all aspects of your life.  Closets are probably the first thing that comes to mind at this time of year, but how about your resume as well? A lot can change during the course of a year, and your resume should clearly reflect your personal and professional growth during this time. Whether you’re looking for a new position or you’re just in need of a little resume refresh, here are my top five tips to spring clean your resume. Read the full post here

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Fashion News Recap
Each week we will highlight all the major retail news stories from coast to coast. This week’s roundup included John Galliano and InStyle Magazine banning fur, Miniso’s Canadian expansion, Anna Wintour potentially leaving Vogue, and more. Read the full post here

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion News Recap

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

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Is Anna Wintour Leaving Vogue?
Rumours have been swirling around the acclaimed fashion magazine after Page Six reported that Anna Wintour may be gearing up to retire as Editor-In-Chief at Vogue. Wintour has been with the magazine for 30 years – it’s hard to imagine Vogue without this iconic sunglasses-clad, Chanel toting maven. Sources from Condé Nast have denied these rumours, so as of now it’s just gossip.  

 

Miniso Planning to Open 500 Canadian Locations
The expansion is happening quicker than anticipated for this Chinese retailer. After the company opened its first stores in Vancouver last spring, Miniso is now expanding into Quebec, Toronto and Edmonton later this year. The multiple stores in Quebec are expected to pop up in malls and a flagship location on Montreal’s Sainte-Catherine Street. 

 

John Galliano and InStyle Magazine Hop on the Fur Ban Wagon
Laura Brown, editor-in-chief at InStyle Magazine, has announced that the magazine will no longer endorse or photograph fur. Brown took to social media on Monday saying “I want to be clear that InStyle does not photograph fur – nor do we accept advertising from fur brands. How thrilling it is that the fashion industry is beginning to embrace fur-free alternatives.” Following this announcement, Maison Margiela’s John Galliano is joining the fur-free movement as well. An encounter with senior vice president of PETA, a recent switch to vegetarianism and his adorable dog Gipsy inspired this change of direction. With so many alternatives, fur is becoming an unnecessary material to be manufactured into clothing and represent luxury. Many designers such as Gucci, Versace and Michael Kors have recently gone fur-free by opting out of using any real fur in their fashion houses. We hope to see many more designers, magazines and consumers follow in these footsteps.  

 

Don’t Miss MUJI’s 10 Day Customer Appreciation Event
Japanese retailer, MUJI has been killing it runs with their Vancouver customers. With two existing locations on Robson Street and Metrotown, plus another one opening this spring, the store has gained momentum and seen a lot of success. The event beginning Friday will include member discounts, the launch of their French Linen line, workshops, style advisors (at the Robson Street location), sales and giveaways!  

 

Gosha Rubichinskiy Set For New Adventure
On Wednesday morning, the Russian designer left the mysterious message, “We will stop Gosha Rubichinskiy brand as you’ve known it. We will have no more seasonal collections. Instead, something new is coming” on his Instagram, leaving us all to ponder what this new endeavour might entail. Rubichinskiy’s isn’t the first designer to opt out of showing seasonal collections, although his recent stellar collaboration with Burberry has fans hooked enough to follow whatever he may do next.  

 

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay