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Fashion Jobs – Where to Find Designer Pieces Without the Designer Prices in Vancouver

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

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Living in Vancouver, you see designer products everywhere. The streets are full of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Louboutin and more. When you walk into Holt Renfrew or Nordstrom to yourself to a new designer piece, we guarantee you’ll be paying a hefty designer price. But don’t get us wrong, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing because the price is a representation of the quality you’re paying for. The quality, love and care that go into making these pieces are much better than what you would find in a ‘fast fashion’ store.

 

Due to the quality of these products, when they are taken care of, they can last for years. But the truth is, in Vancouver, you’re able to find incredible designer pieces without the high price tag. Consignment stores are a great place to find designer steals that are lightly loved by someone else. Not only are you saving money for yourself, but you are also helping out the environment by reducing waste. Here are SNTF’s top picks in Vancouver to find those most coveted lightly loved finds.

Mine and Yours

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Here you will be able to find Valentino dresses, Chanel purses, Louis Vuitton shoes and so much more. Located at 1025 Howe Street, Vancouver, and open seven days a week, Mine and Yours have everything you are looking for. Mine and Yours take full responsibility to ensure that the products they are buying to sell are 100% authentic. There is a two-step authenticity check to make sure that the new owner will be purchasing a genuine label. If it is a fake, it will not be put in the shop to sell. The piece will either be destroyed or returned back to the seller.

 

Mine and Yours make sure that shopping is convenient for you. You can buy online or go to the store to find your new favourite piece. Also, if you follow them on Instagram, you can stay up to date on all their new arrivals. If you have lightly loved designer pieces you are ready to part with, for a profit to you, Mine and Yours buy these items on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Turnabout Luxury

Turnabout Luxury Resale
With six locations around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, you have plenty of options to find one close to you. Starting with only a storefront in Granville Island, this business has exploded over the years. Not only have they been featured on national and local television segments, but they have also been featured on the radio and in print.

 

Here you will find all items are checked for authenticity to make sure you are getting the real deal. Not only will you find lightly loved pieces, but you’ll also find things that have never been worn. Many stores even send over end-of-season clearance pieces. You can come across high-end items as well as mid-range brands such as Lululemon, Artizia, Wilfred and more. If you aren’t able to make it to the store to buy those Lanvin flats, Gucci jacket or Prada bag you’ve been eyeing, you are able to order online. To see what is being added instore, make sure to follow them on Instagram. Turnabout accepts your lightly loved pieces through an online submission online or by bringing it instore so that someone else can enjoy it too.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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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 haulershop.com. 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 – Tips for Pitching Your Next Promotion or Raise

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

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Stepping into the workforce and navigating adulthood isn’t easy for anyone, no matter your age or experience. Between finding yourself, learning how to work with different personalities and building your own mark in your industry can get really overwhelming and confusing. For the most part, a lot of us can look to things like workplace tools, online resources, and even our mentors to get advice on things like work-life balance and skill set development. But the one thing we find a major lack of is advice on how to position yourself for a promotion and how to pitch yourself to your superiors.

 

A lot of successful leaders will probably tell you they’ve gained a lot of the opportunities they’ve had in life by going and asking for it instead of waiting for things to happen. It can seem a little bit unprofessional to directly ask for a promotion, especially a raise, but sometimes the reality is not every organization fosters a corporate culture based on internal growth, so sometimes when new positions come up it isn’t instinct to look within.

 

On the other hand, you might be in an organization that does, in fact, strive off developing and promoting from within so you want to be sure you’re well positioned to get noticed. Whatever your situation may be, learning how to professionally ask for what you want is one of the best ways to make your goals happen. Here are our best tips for helping you pitch your next promotion or raise!

 

Have A Game Plan
The best thing about any project is to have a game plan — and a strong one at that. When it comes to looking for a promotion or asking for a raise, you want to make sure your plan is executed right. If your organization strongly fosters a culture of growth, look at using the resources they have like development programs or skill-building courses. In the case of companies that don’t offer these kinds of opportunities, you can work on ways to talk to your supervisor and how your growing benefits the organization. Pitching a raise is a bit different and will require a strong plan that doesn’t come off too demanding but still gets you what you deserve based on performance. At the end of it all, your plan needs to professionally justify your request, otherwise, it has little to no chance of being met.

 

Highlight Your Achievements
Now that you have a strategy on how you’re going to approach this, you’ll want to be sure to talk about your achievements and what you’ve contributed to the organization’s goals. Promotions aren’t awarded to those who don’t perform and in a competitive environment, you’ll have to be sure that what you contribute stands out amongst your peers. When talking about your achievements, you want them to be results driven and how your experiences can contribute more to your new role. Highlighting achievements is even more important when looking to justify a raise request, but you can also look to things as new accountabilities added to your role or perhaps the addition of people to your team which require managing or coaching. Referencing positive performance reviews is also a great way to talk to achievements your superiors have recognized.

 

Do Your Research
Your final piece before walking into your boss’s office should be doing your research on what positions are available in your organization. If there aren’t any current openings, but you’re being proactive and getting your name out there you could work on pinpointing areas of the business that interest you and fit your skill set and ways to work towards them. In the case of asking for a raise, you should research things like job level and position averages in your region. You also want to take a look at your current earnings and what would be a reasonable raise percentage based on the current economic environment. With all this data in mind, you can ensure whatever you’re requesting fits reasonably amongst this information.

 

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By: M.J. Elle Toronto, @TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs – Q&A with Emily Minion CEO of Chelsea King Scrunchies

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

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Being comfortable, yet fashionable, is the go-to trend this year — from rompers, crew neck sweaters to accessories. And the newest brand to join this trend is none other than Chelsea King scrunchies. Bringing back an original classic is this brand’s go to. The name Chelsea King was thought of in England when creator Emily Minion took a trip to visit her sister in London. The name is broken down into two parts, the first, a borough in London called Chelsea where the two sisters visited a café. The second, when the two continued their visit down Kings Road. There, the name Chelsea King was born. Emily Minion recently took some time to chat with SNTF about her rapidly growing company, here’s what we learned…

 

SNTF: Where did you come up with the idea to start your own business? Why the scrunchie?

EM: I have always been somewhat business minded growing up. In sixth grade, I used to sell those 25 cent candy frogs to my peers and I would have a lineup at my locker at recess and lunch, haha! Since then I have had little businesses here and there just for fun. I was sewing scrunchies for my daughter and a few girlfriends told me I should sell them. My first thought was the loud classic 80s look, which I had a hard time getting on board with, so I didn’t think much of it.

 

Then that week I was out at the mall and saw the most perfectly well put together lady in Zara and she had her hair up in the perfect “messy” topknot with a black scrunchie and it looked amazing! I thought that if I could get people to see scrunchies in a new way then it would be something that I would want to brand and sell. It’s no longer about that bright loud 80’s look but about saving your hair and doing it in a more classic way. Four years ago, no one was really selling scrunchies so there was a gap in the market. Now they seem to be everywhere so it is important for me to stand out by using high-end fabrics, excellent quality, and craftsmanship as well as branding them in a way that every girl can see themselves wearing one.

 

SNTF: What advice would you give to someone else wanting to start their own company?

EM: Don’t define yourself by your brand. When I started this venture, I told myself that I would not define myself by what others would say about my brand, good or bad. It was something that I enjoy doing and promised myself I would always do it because I enjoyed it and therefore would do it to the best of my ability. I believe that as long as I am loving what I am doing, I can continually stay creative and innovative. There is lots going on in IG and other avenues of social media and it is so important to stay true to who you are as a brand and behind the brand as an individual. Don’t spend your time comparing yourself or your brand to others around you. Do the best at what you’re doing and keep growing and bettering yourself. And when you are on others IG pages or blogs spend your time encouraging others. We need to support and build up one another!

 

SNTF: What has been your favourite part about running Chelsea King?

EM: I am quite a creative person and Chelsea King is always pushing me outside of my comfort zone to learn new things and constantly grow. I look back at where I started when initially creating the business and feel continually blessed by how far it has come. I love the relationships that have been built because of Chelsea King. I am constantly meeting new people I otherwise would never have met and have created some pretty wonderful relationships. I love how supportive everyone is of each other, it is so beautiful to be a part of such an empowering group of women.

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SNTF: You’ve had some amazing collaborations. What is the process of partnering with someone else for a collaborated scrunchie?


EM: I feel very blessed to have worked with some pretty fantastic people and companies. We recently did a Smash + Tess x Chelsea King collab and it was a huge hit! What better combo then a romper and scrunchie, they just naturally go together. They sold out very quickly! Another collaboration was our Jillian Harris x Chelsea King for Mamas for Mamas. I absolutely loved doing this one because it allowed us to give back to such a beautiful cause. Jillian is amazing! She is so crazy busy, I’m sure even more so than she lets on; yet, still makes time to do things like this to support the community and others around her. She has such a huge heart! That collab was a big hit. People love knowing that they are a part of helping others. And honestly, I just have the best customers ever!! Probably the best piece of advice I could give regarding collaborations, whether it be bloggers or businesses is make sure to stay true to your brand. Do collaborations that you are passionate about and that fit your style. Don’t just do them for the sake of doing them but make sure that they marry well with the story you want your brand to portray.


SNTF: Your product has been featured in magazines and has been seen on influencers all over Instagram. Knowing that, how do you feel?

EM: It is actually pretty surreal and very humbling. I never take any of it for granted. The highest compliment for me is when I see women wearing them all the time just because they love them and not for promotional purposes.  We get so many messages from our customers telling us how thankful they are that they found us; when women to go out of their way to message us explaining how much they love our scrunchies always makes my day and reminds me that we’re on the right track.


SNTF: Which scrunchie is your all-time favourite?

EM: It has always been the Heather Grey and I think I will always say that one is my all-time favourite. It’s such an easy everyday staple to have on hand. However, I am absolutely loving the Taupe right now. It blends so well with all hair types so it just works perfectly for everyone. People always stop and ask where I got my scrunchie when I wear that one. Our most popular and best sellers are our Neutral Collection.

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SNTF: Why should all women own a scrunchie?

EM: Our scrunchies are the easiest way to save your hair from breakage and hold your hair in place without having to restyle it during the day. They are great to wear during the day and night. Scrunchies are recommended by most hairstylists to save your hair and encourage growth. The Chelsea King brand is about function in your everyday life without having to sacrifice style. We offer a large variety of colours and textures for every woman’s individual style.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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9 Stylish Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and finding the perfect gift for your mom can sometimes feel like more of a challenge than shopping for anyone else. Ideally, you’d want a gift that makes her feel special and shows that you’ve put some thought into it as well. While there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned bouquet of flowers, why not step up your game this year and get her something unexpected? Read on to see what our favourite Mother’s Day gifts for the equally unique moms out there, so read on and get shopping – you’ve got until May 13th!

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For the Yogi
If your mom is an avid yogi, she’ll definitely appreciate a quality yoga mat to help step up her practice. This thick cushioned mat from Lululemon provides tons of support, and the durable rubber will last her for years to come.

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For the Queen of Comfort
For the moms out there who could use some everyday luxury, a set of monogrammed PJ’s will make her feel like she’s staying at a five-star hotel every night. This classic striped set from J.Crew can be personalized with her initials that makes for a great gift idea.

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For the Mom on the Go
A mom on the go needs a solid go-to handbag that can fit her busy lifestyle. This leather tote from Madewell is just the thing for carrying around laptops, notebooks, makeup, or whatever else your amazing mom needs on hand at all times.

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For the Beauty Buff
If your mom is anything like mine she loves a good skin treatment, so pick up this kit from luxury green beauty brand Tata Harper. It has everything mom needs to pamper her skin and will leave her skin soft and glowing.

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For the Master Chef
If your mom loves to cook, spoil her with a top of the line Le Creuset cookware. The adorable heart shape is a perfect way to show mom your love while also telling her how great her cooking is!

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For the Dog Mom
Don’t forget about the dog moms out there! Let her show off her love for her fur baby with this Tiffany charm that can be attached to a bracelet or worn as a pendant. It’s just enough sparkle that it can be worn every day, and subtle enough that it won’t put off any non-dog-lovers, too.

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For the Mom Who Has It All
Mother’s Day is a great time to get mom something she wouldn’t normally buy herself, so treat her to a service that she’ll appreciate. Whether it’s a month of cleaning services, a meal-prep kit, or a day at the spa, choosing a gift that will make her life easier and more restful is the ultimate goal.

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For the Mom Who Loves Shoes
Get your favourite lady on board with the Mary-Jane craze with this adorable pair from Call it Spring. Not only will she be on top of the season’s hottest shoe trend, she’ll also be able to head into spring with her best foot forward.

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For the Hip Mom
Athleisure-inclined moms will definitely appreciate this chic, cozy sweatshirt from Lingua Franca. We love that it can be styled casually with jeans and sneakers or tucked into a cute skirt with booties for a more stylish vibe.

 

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Product Info
The Reversible Mat 5mm – This Is Yoga, $88, available at Lululemon
Dreamy cotton pajama set in stripe, $102, available at J.Crew
The Transport Tote, $220, available at Madewell
Tata Harper Glow For It Kit, $83, available at Sephora
Heart Cocotte, $250, available at Le Creuset
New Yorkie Charm, $190, available at Tiffany & Co.
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Trivio Heels, $50, Call It Spring
Lingua Franca sweatshirt, $360, Net-a-Porter

 

By Kate Mendonca, Toronto, @kate.mendonca

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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 – Spring Trench Coat Picks

Friday, May 4th, 2018

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One of our favourite pieces for spring has to be the trench coat. This classic spring jacket is effortless and chic yet can be worn casually making it extremely versatile. Take your trench from the office to weekend brunch and everything in between and we guarantee you can’t go wrong! Although we mostly think of gloomy weather and rain boots, trench coats are also great on those sunny yet windy days with a pair of flats or sneakers.

 

However you like to wear your trench coat, the only piece of advice we have is you totally need one in your wardrobe. Not sure where to start with all the options out there?! Take our advice and check out these great spring trench coat picks!

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Clean Lines
This shorter take on this classic look is a perfect pick for spring! We love the detailed outline that frames the jacket’s cut perfectly. Also available in black, this jacket is one of many styles available at Le Chateau at reasonable prices!

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Spring, Check!
Leave it to Zara to take seasonal trends and pair it perfectly and effortlessly with classic pieces, like this grey checkered trench coat. Going perfectly with everything from trousers to denim, this short-cut trench features a detachable hood making it perfect for all types of spring weather!

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The OG
It’s fun to play with trends but sometimes you need to stick to more timeless choices, and this classic trench from ONLY is totally it! This jacket has all the classic components of a trench from a belted waist, double-breasted closure and pockets yet is made from a lighter material giving it a great flow and making it wearable during warmer temperatures.

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Atypical Shade
Looking for something a little less classic, yet still timeless enough to stick it out in your wardrobe for years to come? This dark teal option from Club Monaco might just be for you! Although the style is a little more on the Draper Jacket side, it still has all the classic Trench components from a belted waist to a strong lapel.

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All Black
A favourite colour of most fashionistas, we, of course, had to include a black trench coat on our list! This Kate Spade NY trench is the idealistic trench from its double-breasted cut to the belted waist and cuffs. The jacket also comes in the classic beige and also a dusty rose, but there’s something edgy and fun about this black version that we just can’t get enough of!

 

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Product Info:

1. Le Chateau Cotton Blend Belted Trench Coat, $99.95

2. Zara Checkered Trench Coat, $99.90

3. Only Classic Trench Coat, $109

4. Club Monaco Elila Trench, $298

5. Kate Spade New York Double Breasted Trench Coat, $225, available at Hudson’s Bay

 

By: M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs – Spring Denim Updates

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

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I always find that as the days get longer and the temperatures start to rise, my fashion game takes a big step up. Gone are the days of bulky puffer jackets, winter boots and shapeless sweaters. Sure they’re cozy, but I’ll be the first to admit that my fashion sense definitely takes a hit throughout the long cold winter. Come springtime, I’m ready for fun colours, lighter layers, and fresh patterns.

 

I’m a denim girl through and through, and can never have too many good pairs of jeans. Denim is everywhere right now too, meaning I don’t just have to confine my love to pants anymore either! I’ve selected my seven favourite denim trends for spring 2018, so read on and let us know which styles you’re most looking forward to rocking.

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Overalls
Spotted on celebs like Selena Gomez, Kate Bosworth, and even Chris Pine, this ’90s throwback is proving that adults everywhere can still pull off overalls. Style them with a crop top for a fun weekend outing, or with a crisp button-down for a more polished look.

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Canadian Tuxedo
For a fun take on the denim on denim Canadian tuxedo, an easy spring update is to swap out your jeans for a denim skirt. A vintage-inspired wash like in the image above is perfect for a casual day, but a darker wash would easily make this trend appropriate for a girls’ night or a casual office environment.

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Glam Denim
This season you’ll find denim that’s embroidered, printed, covered with crystals – or all three at once! This denim update is sure to add some drama to any outfit, especially when done head to toe like in Liz Trinnear’s look seen above. Sometimes, more really is more.

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Oversized Jackets
As if you needed another reason to borrow from the boys, this slouchy, updated denim jacket is just the excuse to sift through your dad’s or boyfriend’s wardrobe. An easy, lived-in denim jacket truly goes with everything this spring, from a feminine sundress to an athleisure inspired track bottom.

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Indigo
This might be my favourite spring denim update just because of its sheer simplicity. A good dark wash with no distressing, patchwork or elaborate fading techniques feels really fresh this season because it is so classic. There’s a reason indigo keeps coming back after all!

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Wide legs
If you still haven’t jumped on the wide leg bandwagon just yet, this is the season to give it a shot. I’ve been a fan for a while now, and haven’t gone back to my skinnies yet. The wide leg is a great fit for comfort and style, and for days when you just need a change from a standard slim leg.

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Pastels
Pastels for spring may not be “groundbreaking” as they say, but it’s a nice change of pace to classic blue or black denim. Swap out your go-to pair of jeans and try out a coloured version in a style that you know and love. You’ll feel fresher and ready for spring in no time!

 

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By Kate Mendonca, Toronto, @kate.mendonca

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion News Recap

Monday, April 30th, 2018

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Chloe to Open First Canadian Stand-Alone
We can expect to see the Paris-based designer brand open in mid-June, located in Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto – sitting pretty between Saint Laurent and Mr. and Mrs. Italy. After only operating at a wholesale level through luxury retailers such as Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue, this will be Chloe’s first standalone location in Canada. The 2200 square foot space will mirror the brand’s new concept and will offer the full collection of ready-to-wear, leather goods, handbags, accessories, sunglasses, and footwear. Happy shopping, Toronto!

 

Rihanna Teases New Lingerie Line
Rihanna is taking her “badgal” status to a whole new level with her highly anticipated lingerie line, Savage x Fenty. The Barbadian pop-star released her makeup line, Fenty Beauty in September 2017 and it was welcomed with amazing success. So why not continue with another business venture? After sharing sneak peeks on her Instagram this week, the internet was buzzing with excitement. Just take our money, Rihanna, just take it.  Rihanna has been vocal about inclusivity being a part of everything she launches – Savage x Fenty will be carrying bra sizes up to 44DD which is a huge jump from the standard 30-38 band size. Mark your calendars for the official launch happening on May 11th.

 

H&M Vancouver Undergoing Huge Revamp
As if Vancouverites weren’t already obsessed with H&M, the Pacific Centre location has announced it will be undergoing a major expansion and renovation. The store will be taking over the large space directly underneath, formerly occupied by Express which has been empty for a year now. By absorbing this space, the new H&M will be three floors and increase the square footage to over 38,000 square feet. Some speculations have been made as to whether H&M Home might be a part of the addition, as locations in West Edmonton Mall, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, and CF Carrefour Laval have all adopted the concept.

 

OVO x Clarks Originals Collaboration Launches Today
Last year, Drake’s popular merchandise brand, OVO collaborated with Clarks shoes on their signature Desert Boot. This year, the Wallabee is getting the Drake-approved upgrade. The shoe was launched in four new colours: tan, black, a pastel blue and a bright orange and bears the gold owl – OVO’s mascot. Made in Italy with genuine Italian suede and embossed with the OVO monogram, they are sure to be a hit that sells out fast. They were released this morning online and in stores in Toronto, London, Los Angeles and New York.

 

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay 

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