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Fashion Career Advice with Christie Lohr

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

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Listen to Christie Lohr’s fashion career journey in this podcast she did with Glam Observer. She gives resume and cover letter tips, how to break into the fashion industry, what fashion employers look for in a job candidate, should you go to fashion school or is getting the fashion experience enough? Listen HERE.

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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five’s Christie Lohr

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

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How did Christie Lohr come up with the idea of Style Nine to Five, Canada’s first and only fashion job specific job board? What were her first steps? Read about her journey in one of our favourite articles about her. http://montecristomagazine.com/business/style-nine-to-five

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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Monday, January 8th, 2018

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Now that January is officially underway, we wanted to kick off the second week of the month 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 a Style Nine to Five contributors personal story of landing his dream editorial internship to the staple pieces you need to build a fashionable work wardrobe, here are the top Style Nine to Five articles of the week.

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How I Landed an Editorial Position with SHE Magazine
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. Read the full post here

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5 Staple Pieces To Keep Your Work Wardrobe Small but Stylish
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! Read the full post here

 

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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.

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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 – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

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Now that the holidays are officially over, 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. From some of the season’s hottest trends to a Q&A with an up and coming Canadian designer, here are the top Style Nine to Five articles of the week.

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Q&A with Creator of Evelynn by Nicole Snobelen
Despite being only “26 years young” Nicole Snobelen already has a long list of accomplishments under her (stylish) belt. Nicole is a 2017 Top 20 under 40 award recipient and founder of The Abby Fund, a volunteer initiative that works with sick children to design and create their dream dresses and superhero capes. Additionally, she is a published author, award-winning business owner and the designer of her own clothing line: Evelynn by Nicole Snobelen. We had the chance to chat with Nicole about her entrepreneurial journey and the hard work that goes into creating fun, feminine style. Read the full post here

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7 Velvet Pieces for Every Budget
Winter is the time of year for cozy sweaters, comfy pieces, and lots of layers. Here in Canada, warmth is usually the top priority for cold-weather dressing, and style is often sacrificed during our long winters. To add a bit of flair back into your winter wardrobe, velvet is a great option to look chic but still feel like you’ve got on your comfiest clothes. Read on for seven of our favourite velvet pieces at every price point. Read the full post here.

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Trend Alert: Leopard Print
Leopard prints are one of the many timeless trends that will always be cherished by both high fashion enthusiasts and the commons. Depending on the occasion, leopard prints can exhibit particular vibes that can range from sensual to classy to festive. The return of this trend perfectly timed with the holidays, as many fashion labels embrace the animal print in many of their “party” collections to produce more statement pieces. We’ve compiled a list of popular leopard printed pieces today, as well as some quick styling tips to help you pull them off with confidence in holiday events! Read the full post here

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Monday, December 11th, 2017

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Now that December is underway, 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. From a look inside Brunette the Label’s new flagship store to a look at runway-ready holiday outfit ideas, here are the top Style Nine to Five articles of the week.

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Under $50 Gift Guide for the Fashionista
Holiday shopping can sometimes be hard as its tough not to want everything for yourself – especially if you’re a shopaholic and fashion lover! Lucky for you, we’ve put together a super special list of perfect gifts under $50. Here are our top five fashion faves. Read the full post here

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Brunette The Label Officially Opens the Doors to its Flagship Vancouver Store
Local Vancouver brand, Brunette the Label has officially opened the doors to its first flagship store on Union Street in Chinatown. This is the brand’s first stand-alone store, expanding its outlet from online and other retailers. Read the full post here.

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Q&A with Sarah Kennedy, Creator of SAK Bijoux
Creative, inspired by nature and a hardworking entrepreneur, these are just a few words to describe Sarah Kennedy, fine jewellery designer, and creator of SAK Bijoux.  Style Nine to Five had the opportunity to chat with Sarah to learn about how she incorporates her minimalist lifestyle into her collections and the hustle and bustle that comes along with flourishing a company. Read the full post here

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 5 Runway-Ready Holiday Trends
Answering the age-old question of what to wear can seem daunting, especially during the holiday season. With all the stress that comes along with hosting parties and shopping for the perfect gifts, getting dressed can sometimes feel like another dreaded task at this time of the year. To make things easier, here are five of the biggest runway trends for Fall/Winter 2017 that can easily be translated into appropriate party wear. Read the full post here

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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Now that November is almost to 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. From a fashionable gift guide to re-cap of interning at FASHION Magazine, here are the top articles from last week.

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 Cozy & Stylish Cardis For The Office
The minute those leaves start falling and that air gets crisp, it’s cardigan season! A classic layering piece that never truly goes out of style, cardigans come in so many different cuts, lengths, and materials. Cardigans make the best type of layer sweater for the office as they’re easily taken off and don’t need to be pulled over the head, often causing static (a.k.a one of the biggest style faux-pas known to mankind) once those heaters go on. We plan on staying, cozy, cute and static free this year at the office with our favourite cardigans of the season! Read the full post here

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5 Fresh Ways to Wear a Striped Shirt This Fall
Stripes always bring out the inner cool French girl in all of us, and sometimes we just need to add a little Parisian flair to our wardrobe. Parisian street style is always a touch of masculine with a dash of classic mixed with some edge, and voila, you end up having the ultimate French-inspired look. Stripes are a wardrobe essential and closet favorite. Just like the white button down and skinny jeans, it is a staple you can wear all year long and overall carries a classy and polished look. It is a neutral in the world of prints and is the easiest pairing with other prints and colors. The outfit possibilities with stripes are endless, and we have rounded up a few of our top put together looks.  Read the full post here.

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Fashion Holiday Gift Ideas for Him & Her
It’s officially the holiday season! Christmas is fast approaching and we are currently dealing with one of the most mentally exhausting dilemmas of the year – gift giving. Let’s face it: we’ve come to the point where we usually have to ask a person what they desire for the holidays and they don’t provide us with a straight answer. Unless they don’t mind anything that’s handmade, it’s generally difficult to shop for a person who has no idea what they want especially when you’re on a strict budget and there are many retail promotions happening around.  This short guide provides a few gift ideas for Him and Her that will not only help narrow down your potential options but also are justifiable and practical for many occasions! Read the full post here

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Think You’re in a Retail Rut? Need a Change?
Not so fast. I truly believe retail can be a career! Store Managers can make upwards of $75-90K. I was once a Store Manager myself and can honestly say it was one of my favourite times in my life. Loved the buzz on a busy Saturday, the joy in customer’s faces when they found an amazing outfit and creating a little team/family that motivated me just as much as I motivated them. Read the full post here

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What’s it Really Like to Work as an Intern at a Fashion Magazine
Love it or hate it, The Devil Wears Prada has left a strong impression on pop culture today. Even now, more than ten years after the film’s debut (it premiered in 2006!), it continues to influence the way the general public perceives the fashion industry as a whole. With insiders like Anna Wintour leading the way, it’s no wonder that fashion magazines, in particular, get the unfortunate reputation as a hostile and competitive work environment. Well, I’m here to say that based on my experience as an intern at a major Canadian fashion magazine, those impressions are definitely not true. So let’s get into it, and we can finally put some of those myths to rest. Read the full post here

 

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Power Suits for In and Out of the Office

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

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Looking to purchase a suit sounds like an investment and is often intimidating especially if you are a first-time suit buyer. From the cuts and the lengths to the fits and fabrics, it’s all quite confusing and there is nothing worse than going shopping and feeling lost and overwhelmed. Because fashion evolves so quickly, so does office attire. We no longer have to stick to the all-black uniform; we can wear colour, texture, and prints showing off our personalities and fashion swag while still looking professional.  Here are our most coveted suit inspirations to give your work wardrobe the face-lift it needs.

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Colour
The thought of a full coloured suit is probably frightening and not something you want to take a chance on, but it’s a great way to break up the blacks and greys and venture out. If you want to keep muted, opt for blue or burgundy, but if you’re feeling adventurous try light pinks or even orange. You will also get major compliments during after work plans and won’t look like you just left a business meeting.

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Plaid
We love that plaid is taking back the spotlight and is a major print to keep in your closet this fall. With plaid, there are so many options to choose from whether you like green and navy or prefer classic camel and beige prints. Plaid is a fun and charismatic print and is polish and professional for in the office but edgy for a night on the town.

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Wide Leg
For those who enjoy the relaxed non-fussy vibe, the wide leg pant is your go-to suit option. With a wide leg, we think of pajama silk fabric, which would we amazing to wear to work, but for a sophisticated office look, we look for a higher waist pant that has a natural flare in the leg. It should look more retro and less bohemian, and looks chic with a longer blazer.

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Masculine Edge
If you are classic and can’t fathom the thought of wearing anything other than a tailored and timeless suit, we have you covered. A black suit is where we all start, it is safe and trustworthy and won’t ever let you down. But a suit in a fabric like satin or velvet can bring your timeless piece to a luxe look that will boost your confidence at work but turn heads at your next event.

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Prints
While some might argue a printed suit is too much, we strongly disagree and argue more is better. Prints don’t have to always be large and graphic, and when looking at a suit often times a smaller cohesive print works best and is more attractive to the eye. We love gingham or even a retro print to have you looking sharp for a night out.  

 

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By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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Now that October is well underway, 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. From a Q&A with the founder and designer of Poppy & Peonies to the hippest hats for fall, here are the top articles from last week.

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5 Hat Trends To Try This Fall
The most favoured season has finally arrived and we can hardly wait for all the stunning fall fashion looks we’re going to try. With cooler temperatures comes better hair days and more opportunities for our sense of fashion to shine, and we have rounded up a few must-try hat trends to add street cred to all your fall looks. These aren’t hats to wear when you have a bad hair day and need something to cover up- on the contrary, hats are a major staple for this season, and must be worn as you would a coveted accessory. Keeping warm while still looking on trend will be effortless for you after you get some inspiration for your next shopping trip. Read the full post here

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Trend Alert: Oversized Suits
It looks like the noted line “fit is everything” has become obsolete. Avant-garde fashion is continuously growing and oversized clothes are officially the new thing as it has been affirmed by a number of luxury brands such as Alexander Wang and Balenciaga. While many still choose to be old school and lean towards the perfect fitted look when going to a night out, stylists and fashion goers today are encouraging everyone the fashion principle of less emphasis on the human figure but rather, appreciating the garment as a whole and embracing the harmony between comfort and style. The trend has caused mixed reactions however we’ve compiled a few oversized suit looks that will potentially make you appreciate it better. Read the full post here.

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5 Fall Trends on Instagram Now
Fall is such a big season for fashion, between the September shows and all the extra layers we get to wear as it gets colder we’re pretty busy keeping up. Staying on top of the shows, scouring the magazine shelves and hours of pinning your favourite looks can pretty much become a part-time job. Our favourite way to get outfit inspiration hands down has to be Instagram!  We’re breaking down our must-have trends for fall with the help of some of our fave style muses! Read the full post here.

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Q&A with Natalie Dusome founder of Poppy & Peonies
If you haven’t heard of Toronto-based handbag brand Poppy & Peonies before, you’re going to be really glad that you did. Created and designed by Natalie Dusome, Poppy & Peonies offers trendy, affordable and versatile bags that can be worn multiple ways. Style Nine to Five had the chance to chat with Natalie, who has not only built and grown the business by herself, but she has done so while raising a family. Read on to learn more about Natalie and how she started Poppy & Peonies and where she sees the brand headed in the future. Shop the full post here.

 

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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Now that October is now underway, we wanted to kick off the new week by recaping 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 how to create a harmonious outfit to the best fall sweaters, here are the top articles from last week.

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Belting Away for the Fall Season
Nowadays, it seems that belts have become underrated because a lot of women think that they are unnecessary in the wardrobe. This is because in general, women’s clothes are fitted to frame and the only time a woman would possibly wear a belt is for the office or other formal occasions. Fortunately, the practicality of such accessories has expanded in the past few years thanks to the ever-growing fashion trends and the innovative minds of millennial stylists, making them more acknowledgeable and wearable by the common public. Here are a few ways to make belts a statement and a layering accessory for the cold days ahead! Read the full post here.

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5 Stylish Sweaters You Need to Keep Warm this Fall
It is officially Fall! The weather might not be cooperating with the normal fall schedule but we have pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween to remind us that fall is here! With fall weather slowly approaching, sweaters might be an item you need to add to your wardrobe to keep you warm. Here are five stylish and unique sweaters you might love for the fall season! Read the full post here.

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Trend Report: Street Style From the Biggest Fashion Shows
September is a major month. Back to school, the fall equinox and probably the most important week(s) worldwide: Fashion Week. From the streets of NYC to the old world architecture of London, fashionistas everywhere were out in full force, dressed to the nines in their best looks representing their cities. In case you didn’t have the pleasure of globetrotting around, we’ve done our research and pulled our top looks from each fashion city! Read the full post here.

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How to Create a “Harmonious” Outfit
There’s nothing more pleasing to see or embrace than a colour or pattern coordinated outfit. Producing the ideal look should not merely be based on style matching but also ensuring that desired colours or patterns blend well together. By coordinating colour or patterns appropriately, not only will your outfit stand out and potentially be sought upon by others; it also exhibits their artistic taste and capabilities. We’ve laid out five basic tips on how to achieve the ideal “harmonious” look using the colour wheel and some examples! Read the full post here.

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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