Posts Tagged ‘Obakki’

Calgary Fashion Jobs – Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Show Mom you care with a gorgeous gift that also gives back to the community. Choose a present that suits her style and support a cause that’s close to her heart; we’ve handpicked a few of our favourites.

1. Obakki Graphic Rhombus Silk Scarf, $60
2. Blush Acacia Leaf Earrings, $20, available at Me to We
3. Leaf of Silver Pendant, $99, available at Ten Thousand Villages
4. Andean Collection Tagua Suede Bib Necklace in Rose Pink, $68 USD, available at World of Good
5. LUSH My Fair Lady Giftbox, $60
6. Buddha Knot Necklace, $45, available at the Women’s Peach Collection

By: Sara Constantineau, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

This February 14th, celebrate the love in your life and forget about all the clichés. A personalized gift is always more thoughtful than the typical chocolate, flower, lingerie or fragrance combination. Check out our fun and flirty picks for the girl or guy in your life that makes your heart flutter!

For the girls:

1. Obakki Tanto Ainse Silk Scarf, $102, available at

2. Red Sparkle Heart Sweater, $108 USD, available at Wild Fox or Holly Boutique

3. 14k Gold Double Initial Pendant Necklace, $199 USD, available at

4. Penelope Mirror Compact, $28, available at Fossil

For the guys:

1. Urban Ears Plattan Headphones, $70, available at J2 or online

2. Heart Patterned Boxers, $10, available at Old Navy

3. Aberlour 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, $105.95, available at LCBO

4. (Product) Red iPod Nano, $129 for 8GB, available at The Apple Store

By: Sara Constantineau, Toronto

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Canada Fashion Jobs – Obakki

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

We believe in the gospel according to Coco, Cristobal and Christian (Chanel, Balenciaga and Dior, that is). So when the fashion gods call upon us to celebrate the new season, we gather in reverence to honour their gifts. Befitting the laws of fashion worship, Obakki presented its Fall 2011 Collection at Vancouver’s Saint Andrew’s-Wesley Church.

The dimmed setting set the tone for a dark and cryptic collection. Feminine draping and flowing silhouettes contrasted with restrained, body-conscious attire. Textures varied from fur-trimmed elements and heavy wools to soft silk layers. Painterly red slash-like prints and lace details lent to a gothic feel, while models walked the runway with disheveled fishtail braids, deep red lips and ghostly pale faces. Overall, Obakki demonstrated cohesive, wearable and beautiful pieces. Surely, it was a collection to preach about.

Photos courtesy of Peter Jensen.

By: Valerie Tiu, Vancouver

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Canada Fashion Jobs – All Things Beauty

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

After ten years of pioneering the beauty boutique movement, it was officially time for Beautymark to celebrate their anniversary by moving into a bigger and better location. The unveiling happened last Wednesday, April 27th, and it brought the fashion elite of Vancouver out in droves.

Now located at 1268 Pacific Blvd in Vancouver, The Cross-designed boutique is an impressive two-storied, expansive space. Though the location has changed, the boutique still continues to offer the best of the best in terms of beauty and styling products as well as some of the city’s best beauty and hair specialists. Owner Marc Brunet has cultivated an amazing team of specialists, including Chris Funk, the former style director of Blo Blow Dry Bar, nail artist Christina Culver, and more. Not only does the boutique sell beauty and hair products/services, but it also has a baby section and a well-curated collection of clothing and accessories.

Be sure to swing by the store yourself and check out the new space – you’ll undoubtedly find yourself walking away with something!

1 – 4. New location photos
5. Owner Marc Brunet and Beautymark makeup artist Kendra Lovick
6. Malania Dela Cruz of Dela Cruz PR , blogger, photographer, and Oscar de la Renta specialist Rebecca Rawlinson, Stephanie Jahla of Obakki
7. Rebecca Rawlinson, singer Rosette Luve, and designer Jason Matlo

8. Stylist Deanna Palkowski

9. Alexandra Suhner Isenberg of Searching for Style and Adele Chan of Blank Communications
10. Fashion blogger Nicole Soon of Le Mode Du Jour and Shannon Heth of Heth PR

By: Alexandra Grant, Vancouver

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Canada Fashion Jobs – Obakki Fashion Show

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Join me and attend the Vancouver fashion event of the year–Obakki’s Fall/Winter 2011 runway show! Held at the St.Andrew’s-Wesley Church at the heart of Downtown Vancouver, it’s the perfect setting for this local label’s luxurious collection. After the runway show, the celebration continues at Boneta restaurant in Gastown for cocktails, canapes and music. See you there!

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 FASHION SHOW @ 8PM sharp, doors @7:30PM

St.Andrews-Wesley Church at 1022 Nelson Street (Corner of Burrard and Nelson)

AFTERPARTY @ 9PM: Boneta at 1 West Cordova. Gastown.

COST: $20/ fashion show | $40/ fashion show + after party
Tickets are available online at or at the Obakki flagship store.

*Limited space available | All proceeds to the Obakki Foundation

Canada Fashion Jobs – Go Long

Monday, January 31st, 2011





It’s time to banish the term “mini” from your skirt length vocabulary. Spring 2011 calls for a return to longer hemlines. Before you protest in fear of making matronly mistakes, you must learn the rules of modern maxi-ism. Bear in mind that appropriate shapes will vary with body type, and that styling is key when it comes to rocking midis and maxis. Look for styles that flatter your silhouette and fabrics that hang well. Modernize the look by pairing longer skirts with cropped sweaters and boots, or play up a midi-length with a crisp blouse, ankle socks and oxfords.

1. Style inspiration from Alice + Olivia Pre-fall 2011. Photo courtesy of

2. Minimalist maxis allow for ultimate styling versatility. Ella Moss Prima Donna Maxi Skirt (Approx. $100), available at Shopbop.

3, 7. Nothing says spring more than a maxi dress – just be sure to stay away from the “babydoll” variety. My picks are column-like silhouettes that flatter the body. Obakki Alsea Dress ($200) and Alice + Olivia Drapey Dress (Approx. $200), at Shopbop.

4. Tea length and midi skirts are the perfect alternative if you’re not quite ready to go the long distance. Lucca Couture Tea Length Skirt ($59), at Urban Outfitters.
5, 6. Look for skirts with unique textures and detailing, like draping and sheer panels. A side slit can also allow you to experiment with the look, like this Free People Striped Column Skirt (Approx. $78). Censored Maxi Skirt (Approx. $68), at Nasty Gal.

By: Valerie Tiu, Vancouver

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – Obakki Spring/Summer 2011

Sunday, October 31st, 2010





Vancouver’s Water Street hosted the ultimate in chic recently as Obakki presented their Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. Ethereal, flowing dresses, breezy silhouettes, painterly prints and a touch of minimalism were key elements in the collection. Designer Treana Peake maintained her signature rocker-chic aesthetic as models strutted the catwalk sporting disheveled do’s and black smoky eyes. Obakki owned it with the look of the evening – a simple, sheer bat-wing dress.

Photos courtesy of Santiago R. de Hoyos.

By: Valerie Tiu, Vancouver

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