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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!


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Fashion Jobs – Fashion News Recap

Monday, May 14th, 2018

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Luxury Children’s Wear Brand Opens in Canada
Bonpoint, a Paris-based kidswear brand is branching into Canada by opening a standalone store in Vancouver. Located in Vancouver’s affluent West Side, Bonpoint has situated itself to target wealthy families, with some items costing hundreds of dollars. The store will open in a 920 square foot space on West 14th Avenue. Bonpoint carries a full line of upscale fashions with sizes from newborns to children as well as footwear, sunglasses, perfume and skincare. If the standalone store sees success in Vancouver, we can expect another Canadian location pop up soon in Toronto.


New Azzedine Alaïa Exhibition in London
“The Couturier”, a new exhibition showcasing Azzedine Alaïa pieces opened yesterday in London’s Design Museum. Nearly 60 dresses, including some very recognizable Alaïas, are framed in collections around screens he wanted to be designed by friends and artists he admired. From his iconic bandage dress to Tina Turner’s gold beaded number to the 2003 endless zipper dress famously photographed on Naomi Campbell. The exhibit is an exciting stroll through his long noted career.


No Frills Launches Merchandise Brand
The popular discount grocery store has indeed launched a small line of clothing available online only at There are three T-shirts, a long sleeve and a hoodie all covered with the word “hauler” – a special name No Frills has deemed its shoppers. The tees and hoodies are limited edition and are meant to celebrate the No Frills loyal customers. That’s one way to support your grocery store!


H&M Launches Modest Clothing Line
Following the fashion industry’s march towards diversity and inclusivity, H&M has introduced a new modest clothing line available exclusively online. The collection incorporates conservative silhouettes with fashion-forward elements that are on trend such as ruffled skirts and detailed jacquard print pants. The retail giant currently operates in 69 markets and is taking steps to offer more of a “something for everyone” type of approach.


Highlights from the 2018 Met Gala
Does anyone else feel like the Met Gala is the new Oscars? I can barely contain my excitement to see how celebrities, designers and influencers interpret the theme into their outfits. This year attendees were devoted, making “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” a visual delight. We saw opulent headpieces, glorious capes and detailed, cross encrusted gowns. SZA, Rihanna, Jasmine Sanders, Stella Maxwell, Blake Lively and Priyanka Chopra made our best-dressed list. Who was on yours?


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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay 

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion News Recap

Monday, May 7th, 2018

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Nordstrom Rack Canadian Flagship Revealed
The new Nordstrom Rack store opened Thursday morning in Toronto’s popular shopping area, Bloor Street. The beautiful glass exterior floods the two-story off-price department store with ample natural light over racks and racks of neatly placed (for now!) products. At street level, you’ll find home goods and accessories, head upstairs for footwear and fashion from a selection of designer brands and Nordstrom house brand favourites. Nordstrom Rack carries product made specifically for Rack stores as well as discounted items from full-line Nordstrom stores. The new, almost 40,000 square foot space will become a go-to location for Toronto shoppers, as this particular Rack location is stocked with items from luxury brands such as Chloé, Stella McCartney, KenzoProenza Schouler and Balenciaga.


SSENSE Opens in Montreal
The unique new SSENSE store has opened on 418 Saint-Sulpice in Old Montreal. A futuristic retail space spans across five levels in an old heritage building. Two of the levels will be dedicated to a personal shopping system that integrates online with an in-store customer experience – clothing that you pick when booking the appointment becomes available within 24-hours. But this new retail concept acts as more than a personal shopping centre. The remaining three floors will serve as a “cultural space” to host events, activities and projects from popular designers and brands such as Virgil Abloh and Moncler and even includes a glass ceiling café on the top floor.


Six Hundred Four Opens Virtual Reality “Sneaker Gallery”
The limited edition, Gastown shoe brand, Six Hundred Four commissions artists to create pieces that are then digitally printed on 604 numbered pairs of shoes. They’re taking their unique “sneaker gallery”, located on 151 Cambie Street to a new level by incorporating virtual reality. The Six Hundred Four Virtual Gallery allows you to browse, admire the art and shop the shoes of the sneaker gallery all online as if you were strolling through the store itself.


Virgil Abloh x IKEA
Imagine one of your favourite designers creating home goods that you have no problem affording (but that you still may have to build yourself)? The newly appointed Louis Vuitton Men’s designer, Virgil Abloh has collaborated with IKEA to create furniture and home accessories targeted to students and millennials. The goal is to design pieces that add style and flare to things we use in our homes or dorm rooms every day. Abloh gave a sneak peek on a Youtube live stream, showing prototypes of products that will still be perfected over the next few weeks until the collaboration is released this summer. If the prototypes are just a base to what we can expect from the collection, it’s safe to say our apartments will be deserving a trip to IKEA.



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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay 

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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Monday, May 7th, 2018

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Now that May is 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 cute trench coats for spring to denim trends for spring, here are the top articles of the week.

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Spring Denim Updates
We’ve rounded up seven of our favourite denim trends for spring 2018, including overalls and coloured denim, so read on and let us know which styles you’re most looking forward to rocking this season. Read the full post here.

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Spring Trench Coat Picks

With spring underway, there’s no better time to invest in a trench coat. Not sure where to start with all the options out there?! Take our advice and check out these great spring trench coat picks. Read the full post here


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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Retail News Recap

Friday, March 16th, 2018

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Asics Opens First Canadian Flagship
The Japanese athletic brand, widely recognized for their footwear has started global expansion by opening new flagship locations. Following the opening of a flagship in Manhattan in December, Canada is joining the Asics crew with a 4,400 square foot, two-level Asics store on Queen Street West in Toronto. Sports-geared brands are becoming more prominent on this popular Toronto Street. The new Asics store is surrounded by the likes of Lululemon, Adidas and Reigning Champ and will be joined by a new Mountain Equipment Co-op location later in 2018.


Canadian Beauty Brand Launches into Retail
Toronto-based beauty guru, Brittny Robins has teamed up with retail expert, Bonnie Brooks to launch her skincare brand, Flawless by Friday into retail. They will be participating in 14 different pop-ups across Canada this month in popular areas in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg. Since 2015, when Robins founded her beauty brand, Flawless by Friday has been sold in approximately 100 retailers across North America, but this will be the first time the brand is stepping out on its own. Flawless by Friday combines effective skin-care ingredients with the simplicity of use to create confidence and “flawless” looking skin.


The World Waves Goodbye to Hubert de Givenchy
A great loss was felt in the fashion world this past Saturday when legendary designer, Hubert de Givenchy passed away in his home at age 91. The founder of the iconic fashion house, Givenchy, was famous for his elegant designs, his quintessential take on the “little black dress” and his creations worn by his friend and muse, Audrey Hepburn. Who could forget Audrey’s classic on-screen wardrobe from films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Funny Face? People will continue to look at his respected masterpieces and career as inspiration for years to come.


Kit and Ace Decreases Store Count in Canada
After closing all of its international locations in spring 2017, Canadian brand Kit and Ace has decreased its store count to just six locations and one coffee shop. Vancouver-based Chip Wilson and wife Shannon Wilson, the family that also owns Lululemon, founded Kit and Ace in July 2014 and took on a fast-tracked expansion internationally, bringing the store count to more than 60 stores globally. In March of last year, that number decreased to 41 stores around the world and the announcement came a month later in April 2017 that only nine Kit and Ace stores would remain open. Since then, locations in Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto have closed their doors as well. The six remaining stores are currently operating in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Oakville. 


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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay

Fashion Jobs – Weekly Retail News Recap

Monday, February 26th, 2018

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MUJI announces Richmond store opening for April
As the Japanese retailer continues to see success throughout Canada, MUJI announces a third store opening in the Metro-Vancouver area. The new location in CF Richmond Centre is set to open in April of this year following Scarborough Town Centre opening next month in Toronto. The latest Richmond store will span across an 8,100 square foot space in the mall, right next to Victoria’s Secret. Given the prediction that MUJI will have between 15-20 Canadian stores by the year 2020, we can expect to be hearing more of these announcements very soon.  


Saks Fifth Avenue Calgary Unveiled
The American luxury department store has opened a new location in Calgary, marking the brand’s third Canadian store thus far. Saks’ beautiful new 115,000 square foot space in Chinook Centre is two floors, a huge upgrade from the last occupant, Target. The third full-line Canadian Saks has some noticeable differences from the 2016 Toronto locations. The accessory boutiques around the perimeter of the store aren’t decorated specifically for the brands contained in them and are being set up as “soft shops” rather than the designer specific boutiques in Toronto. They also seem to be missing some of the key higher end brands from the women’s designer section that are present in Toronto such as Azzedine Alaia, Oscar de la Renta, and Dior. This may be to target a more contemporary market. However, even with these differences, Saks Calgary offers personalized services, a rustic Italian restaurant and exclusive brands all grandly presented in an opulent shopping atmosphere that is sure to impress. 


South Asian Fashion Week to Debut in Vancouver
The Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam will be hosting a 3-day event for South Asian Fashion Week from March 2nd to 4th. This is the first time this event has been represented it Vancouver. There will be a gala and private viewing to start, followed by two days of runway shows, meeting the designers and browsing the SAFW showroom. The event will celebrate and showcase South Asian fashion designers and give a chance for people from every culture to experience upcoming trends first hand.   


New Manolo Blahnik Exhibition makes last stop in North America
Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes will be taking place at Toronto’s esteemed Bata Shoe Museum from May 16th, 2018 to January 6th in 2019. This will be the final stop on this exhibition’s tour after being showcased in Milan, Russia, Prague, and Madrid. The Bata Museum will have a beautiful display of Blahnik’s shoes and art, representing his important and remarkable five-decade career.  


Highlights from London fashion week

  • Queen Elizabeth the II and Anna Wintour make history together by sitting front row at the Richard Quinn show – the first time Her Majesty has ever attended London Fashion Week. 
  • Christopher Bailey’s celebratory exit collection for Burberry creates a note-worthy statement about his teenage life and a strong, proud and free stance on the future of the LGBTQ+ community. 
  • Erdem delights with an Adele Astaire inspired array of romantic and rich dresses and coats.  
  • J.W. Anderson shows off extremely wearable, street-style-photo worthy collection after his recent collaboration with Converse.  
  • Timeless fall trends are revisited in new ways: metallic, plaid, jacquard, florals, embellishments; creating a sense of optimism for the future of creativity and business for British fashion. 


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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Staple Pieces To Keep Your Work Wardrobe Small But Stylish

Friday, January 5th, 2018


One of the perks of growing up is you stop growing, so that means you can invest a little more in high-quality life-long pieces for your wardrobe. If you’re anything like us, as much as we live for fashion, 2018 is all about keeping a downsized yet functional closet especially when it comes to our workwear. But who says you have so sacrifice closet size for style? Not us! We’ve rounded up our 5 must-have pieces every style-conscious woman needs to keep her work wardrobe small yet stylish!

Every style consultant, blogger and magazine will tell you that you must have a go-to little black dress in your closet, and trust us they were right! When it comes to a LBD for the office, keep your hemlines and cuts appropriate and we always recommend a more simple style that you can style multiple ways to get the most wear out of it. Accessories like necklaces, belts and brooches can really change the look of a dress!


Shop the Look: Banana Republic LIFE IN MOTION Wrinkle-Resistant Stretch Neoprene Sheath Dress, $160


The Black Blazer
Coming right behind the LBD is the black blazer. Everyone and we mean everyone needs one in their life. With so many different cuts and styles, there’s an option to suit every body type. For the office, we recommend a style that allows you to roll up your sleeves when it’s time to get down to business and comes with functional pockets.


Shop the Look: A.L.C Duke Jacket, $595, available at Nordstrom


The Classic Cardigan
Cardigans are one of those pieces that never really goes out of style in our opinion. They’re a great way to tie together any outfit from a blouse and pencil skirt to a t-shirt and jeans on a casual day. Avoid materials that shed easily to keep you from constantly lint rolling, or getting fibers annoyingly caught in your lashes!


Shop the Look: McQ Alexander McQueen Grey Wool Long Cardigan, $330, available at


The Comfy Dress Pants
As much as you want to look good at the office, comfort should also be top of mind. We sit for hours or run around frantically getting things done, and that is why a comfortable dress pant is a great choice for your work wardrobe. Avoid loose, flimsy materials that may get caught on things like filing cabinets or ladders and just like a blazer, always look for a pair of dress pants with functional pockets.


Shop the Look: VINCE Stitch Front Strapping Pants, $375, available at


The Printed Blazer
Because just one blazer isn’t enough in your workwear arsenal. We’re loving grey-plaid blazers that literally pair with everything from blue jeans to black slacks, but choose a colour and print that works for you. Avoid anything too loud if you’re workplace is more on the conservative side and try and find a pattern that is versatile so you can easily put it together with other pieces in your closet.


Shop the Look: Zara Double Breasted Checked Blazer, $149


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  1. Banana Republic LIFE IN MOTION Wrinkle-Resistant Stretch Neoprene Sheath Dress, $160
  2. A.L.C Duke Jacket, $595, available at Nordstrom
  3. McQ Alexander McQueen Grey Wool Long Cardigan, $330, available at
  4. VINCE Stitch Front Strapping Pants, $375, available at
  5. Zara Double Breasted Checked Blazer, $149


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

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Fashion Jobs – How I Landed an Editorial Position with SHE Magazine

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

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2017 was a momentous year for me due to the emergence of numerous opportunities in my life. One of my biggest breaks was finally reaching the gates of the fashion industry through effective networking and obtaining significant knowledge in the editorial field. Thanks to Style Nine to Five, I had the utmost confidence to apply for different editorial positions and communicate with various fashion professionals in the city of Toronto. Eventually, I was fortunate to acquire a position in a prominent south Asian publication firm as an Editorial and Marketing Intern.


The firm that I am currently a part of is the creator of the Canadian version of SHE, a bi-monthly south Asian magazine that covers various topics related to fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment. It has been in publication for fifty years and is one of the most widely read English language publications on the sub-continent.


Launched in 2012, the Canadian edition is popular amongst influential south Asian women between the ages of 20 and 40. My experience at SHE has been very rewarding and my typical day generally involves writing daily blogs on the website, endorsing and creating content on various social media platforms, as well as working on editorial spreads for the magazine issue(s). Another highly valuable opportunity is being sent out to various fashion events in Toronto, including fashion week and brand launch events to promote our magazine and of course, socialize with fashion elites!


So far, it has been a remarkable journey interning for SHE. My managing editor and co-interns are very supportive in nurturing my knowledge pool. Everyone is passionate about writing and creating fashion-related content, which considerably motivates me to work hard and exert more effort than I should! Style Nine to Five provided means of demonstrating my finest capabilities, which was successfully accomplished via writing blog posts for readers. Ultimately, the site was a crucial instrument to exhibit your “passion for fashion” in the real world and become recognized.  


Whether my current status in the field is for keeps or a stepping-stone, I am truly content with where I’m currently at because I know that there’s no other way to go but up. Surrounding yourself with peers who will push you up and bring out the best in you is certainly the fundamental element that will lead you to success in the world of fashion!


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By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz, Style Nine to Five Contributor

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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 – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

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Now that October is almost at a close, 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.


Men’s Fashion: Shearling Jackets & Coats
We’ve all seen them. Yes, jackets or coats that have that distinct (faux) sheep wool lining or collar. They are also thick and warm hence they are worn typically throughout most of the year. Although shearling jackets or coats have been on the trend wagon for a while, it seems that both the general public and fashion lovers cannot get enough of these utilitarian yet dashing pieces. We’ve provided some of the most popular types of shearling jackets and coats amongst men today as well as some styling tips to officially make them our staple wardrobe pieces. Read the full post here

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Keep Calm & Fall On: Fall Jacket Guide with Due West
The minute I feel that first bit of cool, crisp air, all I hear is people complaining about how cold they are and how their summer glow is fading just like the memories. As much as I love the summer and would give my first born to skip winter, I love all the layers and accessories that come with the change in season. A big weakness of mine (asides from shoes) is surprising jackets. I own more jackets than most people probably should, with everything from trench coats to bomber and leather jackets. But don’t let that fool you, I’m still forever finding a reason to add a new one to my collection. Read the full post here

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These White Boots Are Made For Walkin’
One of the biggest trends we keep seeing for fall is white boots. We’ve spotted them at almost every fashion week and on every blog and Instagram feed and at first we didn’t quite know what to make of them. But after seeing them paired with so many different pieces from midi skirts to classic denim they’ve finally started to grow on us. To help you ease into the trend too, we’ve lined up five pairs we just know you’ll fall in love with! Read the full post here

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5 Cold Weather Outerwear Styles
Layering season has officially arrived and before you know it the coats will be coming out. We always put ourselves through the process of deciding if we need a new winter jacket, or if last years will do. Canadian weather puts us in jackets for most of the year, and while some of us enjoy the weather, the other half is struggling on how to look chic and cool while walking through snow. Yes, it gets cold but that doesn’t mean we have to give up our sense of style. We have rounded up our favorite outerwear styles we will be trying come the winter. Read the full post here.

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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