Posts Tagged ‘metallics’

Fashion Jobs – How to Wear Shine and Still Look Chic

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs in Canadashine inspoShimmery and sparkly pieces can be daunting to wear and often times are disregarded for fear of looking like a disco ball from the ’80s. But metallic has the power and charm to turn a dull and tired outfit into high fashion glam with total ease and confidence. Runways and designers have shown how shine and shimmer can be soft, feminine, and accessible to incorporate into an everyday look no matter what season it is. Sheen isn’t just for the bold and eccentric, but also for our minimalistic gals who love clean lines and timeless pieces.  From skirts to shoes, here are five stylish ways to rock the shiny trend now.

shine bag inspo
Like all new trends, a great way to experiment and determine if a style is right for you is with accessories, starting off with a great bag. A metallic bag is a great accent to any outfit and doesn’t have to be intended only as an evening piece. A backpack or a cross body are great options to show your cool girl side.

shine bag mcqShop the Look: McQ Alexander McQueen Loveless Backpack, $750, available at Farfetch

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One fashion staple that we just can’t get enough of is a statement skirt that is both flattering and multifunctional. Not only are they appropriate for the office, but they also double as a go-to weekend piece when paired with laid-back sneakers. A shimmery metallic skirt hits all our fashion requirements giving you chic elegance whether it’s for an occasion or Sunday brunch.

shine skirt topshopShop the Look: Boutique Foil Assymetric Foil Skirt, $270, available at TopShop

shine shoes inspo

Every woman needs a metallic heel and/or shoe in her closet. It gives flair to the casual jeans and t-shirt combo, and a wow factor to an elegant dress for an evening out. If a full metallic shoe is too much try a metallic cap toe detail instead or a blucher lace up for subtlety.

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Shop the Look: Gucci Metallic Sylvia Mule, $670, available at Harrods

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The good thing with metallic is it’s in style year round and a great staple to have in your closet. Need something to break up all black? Throw on a short metallic biker jacket and be complemented everywhere you go. Canadian weather needs a jacket more often than not so why not have a few fashionable metallic pieces to easily throw on over any outfit?

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Shop the Look: Understated Leather Easy Rider Jacket, $660, available at Revolve

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A dress with shine automatically sounds like a fashion NO, but with the right fabric and silhouette, it can be the next best thing in fashion since statement sleeves and mom jeans. Not to mention the delicate and feminine quality of a light metallic silk dress is gorgeous and timeless, and you will make any excuse to wear it for every outing.

shine dress asosShop the Look: Metallic Drape Front Midi Dress, $40, available at ASOS


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Image courtesy of The Fashion Tag

Product Images

1. Street Style image courtesy of Who What Wear   

2. McQ Alexander McQueen Loveless Convertible Backpack, $750, available at Farfetch

3. Street Style image courtesy of The Zoe Report

4. Boutique Foil Assymetric Foil Skirt, $270, available at TopShop

5. Street Style image courtesy of Not Your Standard

6. Gucci Metallic Sylvia Mule, $670, available at Harrods

7. Chiara Ferragni image courtesy of The Blonde Salad

8. Understated Leather Easy Rider Jacket, $660, available at Revolve

9. Gary Pepper Girl image courtesy of Glam Radar

10. Metallic Drape Front Midi Dress, $40, available at ASOS


By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

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Retail Jobs – Modern Metallics

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014


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Now that the Olympics are in full swing, and the colours of gold, silver and bronze are in the forefront of our minds, it’s about time that we all add some updated metallics to our wardrobe.


Metallics are great staple pieces because they act as neutrals, meaning they can be worn with almost anything. Modern metallics have an updated silhouette, or are done in a trendy fashion. Many designers and retailers have added this style to their collections, allowing shoppers an opportunity to participate in this trend. It’s easy to add a pop of silver or gold to many different outfits including dresses, pants, accessories and tops. However, if you are really looking to shine, you can wear a full metallic look. Rocking a silver skirt or a hot gold shirt is a statement piece that is guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd.

1. Urban Outfitters Blackstone Silver Foil Pullover Sweatshirt, $49.99

2. Vero Moda Statement Sleeveless Short Dress, $59.00, available at The Bay

3. Forever 21 Embellished Georgette Top, $29.80

4. Needle & Thread Metallic Paisley Dress, $142.16

5. Urban Outfitters Motel Metallic Bodycon Mini Skirt, $19.99

6. TOBI Metallic Tunic Dress, $9.00


By: Sarah St.Jules, @Ssj04

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Fall 2011 Makeup Trends

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Ladies, Autumn 2011 is all about being bold. Luscious jewel-tones, classic 50s chic, sleek and rebellious black shades, as well as rock worthy metallics found their way into the season’s designer runway collections. Dries Van Noten was all about gold. At Haider Ackermann, we saw strong and sexy dark tones. Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs opted for Sophia Loren-inspired silhouettes and lady-like polka dots. Luckily for us, these current ready to wear obsessions also make for fabulous everyday inspiration. Whether you’re feeling rather “good girl” or more like “good girl gone bad”, try your hand at fall’s hottest makeup looks.

The Jewel-Tone Eye

Emerald eyeshadow at 3.1 Phillip Lim. Image courtesy of

To get the look, try Avon Mega Impact Eyeshadow ($8). This comes in six high impact colors, each with both a light and a dark hue for an easy jewel-tone smoky eye).

Other options include MAC’s mineralized eye shadows ($20) and Dior’s new “Blue Tie” Collection Palette ($70), available at The Bay.

The Rosy Cheek

Statement blush at Valentino. Notice the discreet metallic gold touch on her upper lip! Image courtesy of Beautylish.

The Winehouse Cat-Eye

Image courtesy of Teen Vogue.

This throwback to mod was seen at Lanvin, D&G and Alexander Wang among others. Winehouse fans can extend their cat eyes for more drama, or skip the mascara for a more discreet look. Look for easy gel or liquid liners, such as Revlon Colourstay Liquid Liner ($7.29 at most drugstores and at

The Spider Lash

Models worked clumpy, coated lashes at Gucci. Image courtesy of

To create fierce, Twiggy-esque spikes go for mascaras with a chunkier wand, like Rimmel London’s Extra Wow Lash ($4.99 at drugstores).

The Return of Red

Red lips at the Miu Miu show, also seen in their Fall 2011 ad campaign.

This classic look is back with a vengeance this fall. From Diane von Furstenberg to Ungaro, bright sexy reds and darker crimson lips were heating up the runways. For a similar seductive pout, turn to shades like YSL’s Rouge Volupte Perle in Mysterious Red ($34) at Nordstrom.

The Dash of Metallic

Metallic pink lip at Peter Som. Image courtesy of Genius Beauty.

There seems to be a gold rush happening in terms of fall makeup. Cheeks, eyes, temples, and lips are being sprinkled with shimmery and metallic products.

Go for an ethereal glow with eyeshadow from Make Up Forever’s Star Power Diamond Collection ($24) at Sephora. Embrace all that glitters with Guerlain’s Kiss KissGloss in Peche Charnelle ($30.50) at Sephora . Although it is for lips, try dabbing some on your cheekbones, inner eyes, or temples for added sparkle.

By: Sophia Loffreda, Montreal

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Canada Fashion Jobs – Trends to Transition into Fall

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about pieces to take us into the upcoming season. Incorporate autumn trends into your current wardrobe by mixing these pieces on cooler evenings or when the wind hits. Still stuck in vacation mode? Put these looks at the top of your fall shopping list.

High Heeled Moccasin Pump

1. Style inspiration: Marc by Marc Jacobs Autumn. Photo courtesy of

2. Zara High Heeled Moccasin ($109).

A revamped version of the classic oxford shoe, these pumps will give you some added height. Try a bright boost of colour and interesting detailing for added flair. They’ll give you the Ivy League student appearance with a fashion forward twist.

Metallic trousers

3. Style inspiration: Balmain F/W 2011 RTW. Photo courtesy of

4. Zara Metallic Trousers ($79.90).

Metallics were all over the Spring/Summer 2011 runway, but they seem to be transitioning into Fall. And why shouldn’t they? This trend gives your outfit a little bit of pizazz when the cold weather creeps up. Just pair it with a classic tee to avoid re-emerging the Disco Queen look.

The Slouchy Sweater

5. Style inspiration from The Sartorialist.

6. Simons Ribbon Knit Sweater ($29.95).

The great thing about this classic staple is that is can be paired with practically anything. Mix it up and wear it with a leather skirt, or keep it basic with a pair of skinny jeans. As opposed to a more fitted cut, this loose fitting pullover will not only keep you warm, but fabulously comfortable.

By: Nastassia Steavu, Montreal

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