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Fashion Jobs – Where to Shop in Toronto for Great Vintage Finds

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

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The thrill of searching for and finding beautiful pieces in a vintage shop is a feeling you never forget. You tell your girlfriends the story time and time again when they compliment you on your eclectic style and bold fashion choices, and you can’t help but feel proud of yourself. Not only did you find something that belongs to only you, you did it at the fraction of the cost. It’s no longer about heading to the mall on the weekend, but which vintage store should you discover. Toronto is home to many diverse and distinct vintage shops that hold their own unique personalities and here are our top choices.

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Sub Rosa Vintage
Located in the trendy and hip Kensington Market, Sub Rosa Vintage is known for their carefully handpicked merchandise, offering the finest quality and condition of trendy vintage clothing and accessories at an affordable price. Prepare to get lost in their amazing denim selection and spend a few hours brushing through their many racks of wicked pieces. Guarantee once you visit it will be your go-to shopping destination.

 

Address: 16 Kensington Ave. Toronto

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F As In Frank
This vintage store is originally from Vancouver and stocks some of the best Calvin Klein, Adidas, and vintage jerseys in the city. It’s a haven for cool athleisure pieces, ranging from ’90s windbreakers and jacket to a box full of beanies, but also has a stash in the back with cool dresses and tops.  If you love a vintage store that’s outgoing and relax, F As In Frank is your spot and we’re positive you’ll find something that reminds you of your high school days.

 

Address: 418 Queen Street West. Toronto

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Gypsy Found Objects
Nestled in the developing St. Clair West neighborhood, Gypsy Found Objects is a treasury of men’s and women’s fashions. While diving through the wide assortment of silk and jeweled clothing you can’t help but be consumed by the lush collections of belts, bags, shoes, scarves, and hats that wind through the store. Just when you think you’re done, there is an entire explosion of menswear and accessories in the basement that will sure keep you for another hour. It is truly a hidden gem that must be seen while in the area.   

 

Address: 762 St. Clair Avenue West. Toronto

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I Miss You
Featured in the New York Times as a top shopping destination in Toronto, I Miss You has created a huge name for itself in the city.  As Toronto’s premier destination for high-end luxury designer labels and vintage import couture, this Ossington residence is the candy land of name brand labels. Everything is neatly arranged by color and style, and with the tags still on most of the garments, you hardly feel you are in a vintage shop.    

 

Address: 63 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

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Life of Manek
Stylist turned shop owner, Nicole Manek brings a fresh perspective on timeless vintage fused with modern wardrobe staples in her eclectic shop. As a fashion and lifestyle brand that brings an exciting eco-friendly mix of apparel and housewares, it is no surprise Life of Manek is established as one of the top shopping spots in Toronto and must be visited in the bustling Dundas West area.

 

Address: 224 Wallace Avenue. Toronto

 

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By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

 

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Fashion Jobs – Styling Palazzo Pants for the Summer

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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The summer months are such an exciting time for fashion; the warm weather requires as few layers as possible, meaning creating unique and versatile outfits need careful planning with each piece purchased. Palazzo pants are a fun staple for the warmer months they can be taken from the office to the streets and everywhere in between. They give you something different to play around with rather than a maxi skirt, and unlike a dress can be mixed and matched with different accessories and tops to create a totally different vibe. From classic and timeless to fun and funky styles, we rounded up our favourite palazzo pants for you to experiment with this summer!

1. TOPSHOP Mia Split Palazzo Trousers

Flow With The Trend

 

A more trend-focused take on the palazzo pant, this style from Topshop is a cropped cut with slits on the sides giving an airy flow — perfect for those hot summer days. The Mia Split Palazzo Trouser comes in navy and this beautiful lilac colour and pairs great with sandals, loafers or a classic white tennis sneaker.

 

2. CATHERINE MALANDRINO ERLE PALAZZO PANTS

Keeping It Classic

 

A more traditional look, these Catherine Catherine Malandrino are an easy pick and just had to be on our list. The elegant lace detail on the sides add a bit of personality to these otherwise black trousers, and the waist tie brings the cut in at just the right places. Despite being black, the crepe material of these pants makes them cool and comfy even during a sun-filled day!

3. ZARA HIGH WAIST WIDE TROUSERS

A Mustard Must-Have

 

How could we not be totally in love with these trousers from Zara, in the perfect colour for summer!? Although, maybe not for everyone, the bright mustard-yellow colour is a bit intimidating at first, but the casualness of their cut, zip up pockets and elastic waistband make them a fun style to play around with. We say pair them with a dark colour band Tee and chunky sandal heel for your next girls night out but hurry, these babies are on sale and definitely won’t last long!

4. MARCIANO AQUATIC FLUX PANT

Mermaid Vibes

 

Thanks to Marciano, we can all channel our inner mermaid this summer with these uniquely printed palazzo pants. We would put this style at the top of our list for any wedding appropriate outfit and suggest you go super minimal with your choice in accessories for these ones. Dress them up for the office with a good blouse or summer blazer, and change the look up with different waist belts to get some versatility out of these trousers.

 

5. F21 STRIPED PALAZZO PANTS

Transitional Stripes

 

Everyone needs at least one pair of striped palazzo pants in their wardrobe and this classic cut pair is just right. Featuring a thin elastic drawstring waist, you can wear these effortlessly with a great top or easily tuck the tie under a belt to add a bit more to your look. The dark colour will have you transitioning these into the warmer fall days with your favourite biker jacket or bomber!

 

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Product Info:

  1. Topshop Mia Split Palazzo Pants in Lilac, $90
  2. Catherine Catherine Malandrino Erle Palazzo Pants, $122, available at Nordstom
  3. Zara High-Waist Wide Trousers in Mustard, $49.99
  4. Marciano Aquatic Flux Pant, $198
  5. Forever21 Striped Palazzo Pants, $33.90

 

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

 

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Fashion Jobs – Q&A With Julie Buczkowski & Angela Pastor of Studio Fitzroy Dress Rentals

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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If you haven’t heard of Studio Fitzroy, we are positive you will be heading there right after this interview. Best friends since kindergarten, Julie Buczkowski and Angela Pastor decided to make a change from their routine jobs in television to become their own bosses.

 

Over the course of many lunches constructing a business plan to vacations used for buying trips, the foundation of Fitzroy Boutique began with the support of their eclectic personal style and envious travel adventures. Nestled in the trendy Dundas and Ossington neighbourhood, where some of the city’s most diverse restaurants and bars, eclectic shops, and a multicultural blend of tenants’ call home, Studio Fitzroy Dress Rentals and their many beautiful frocks hold a permanent residency at 1227 Dundas Street West.

 

SNTF recently had the opportunity to sit down with the Fitzroy Girl Bosses to learn about the company’s evolution, where it’s headed and what it takes to run a fashion company.

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SNTF: So ladies, what was your motivation for starting a business?

 

JB & AP: Ultimately, we wanted to be our own bosses and create something that was ours and took sole responsibility for. We both love fashion, but we wanted to have the type of lifestyle where we called the shots and sculpted our own business into a brand that can evolve and grow with us. There is no better feeling than making our own schedule and being a part of a creation from the ultimate beginning and watching where it takes us.

 

SNTF: How did Fitzroy become to be, and what were your goals?

 

AP: Once upon a time I lived in New Zealand and discovered all these cool, eclectic Australian brands before they were known like they are today. There is such a wide variety of shops in this area in Melbourne called Fitzroy which would be comparable to our Queen Street and Ossington area of Toronto where there is everything for everyone. So we named our shop after the shopping district because the majority of the lines we wanted to carry were Australian labels.

 

We truly wanted to bring something to Toronto that you wouldn’t be able to find here and many of them weren’t available in the city. We discovered at the time, there were many high-end fashion boutiques and retailers as well as the Zara’s and H&Ms, but not a selection of in between. We decided our price points would always be under $200 in order for our pieces to be accessible to everyone without breaking the bank.

 

SNTF: How has your goal/vision changed since you started?

 

JB & AP: We started as a pop-up shop to bring a distinctive and novel element to our business in Toronto. As a startup company, it also helped us eliminate the overhead cost of a permanent space and allowed us to test the various markets Toronto has to offer.

 

Within the five years of Fitzroy Boutique, there were challenges we had to face like high rental costs and the growth of competition. We had many bloggers and media companies inquire about borrowing dresses and we thought about the idea of renting them. We tested it out with a few racks of clothing and customers kept coming back and just walking in for the rentals. So three racks turned to five and quickly the majority of the store was rental racks. It’s more economical, a great way to wear a designer gown for less, and in our social media culture, you don’t want to be photographed in the same dress twice.

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SNTF: What inspires your own personal styles?

 

JB & AP: Street style fashion. Angela is more of a tomboy and has a cool look all the time. She takes risks with blending different vintage pieces together with her own aesthetic and always results in an eye-catching outfit. I [Julie] on the other hand, am more feminine and flirty. I like mixing pretty pieces whether a top or skirt but have to throw in an edgy twist of something. We always stuck to what we liked and it’s what we relied on when picking pieces for the shop. We came to realize what the Canadian customer likes, but with rentals, you can be more adventurous and our client takes the opportunity to be more willing to take risks.

 

SNTF: What makes Fitzroy different in Toronto?

 

JB & AP: Our eye and what we pick is what makes us stand out. We always went with the motto “All Killer No Filler,” so every single piece we have picked is special and unique, not a “filler.”  We want our clients to look and touch every item and see how detailed they are and why we picked them. You can get something simple anywhere, but we provide items that are memorable and custom to the needs and wants of our Fitzroy girl. We want every dress to be where the girl feels amazing. With the rentals, we love that we get women who are renting for happy occasions that are meaningful in their lives. Remembering the special day will make you reminisce on the dress as well. We feel there is good energy in all the dresses.

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SNTF: What advice would you give to those looking to start their own business?

 

JB & AP: If you have an idea just start from there. It is overwhelming, a lot of work, and there are plenty of ups and downs, but if you just start a plan or talk to someone who is already experiencing it, it all helps.  Once you gain momentum on the small beginning parts you will accomplish so many of your goals and ultimately decide how you want the business to reflect you.

 

SNTF: Where do you see the company in five years?

 

JB & AP: We see ourselves being the Uber of dress rentals. That is what we want for Fitzroy. We want to be across Canada, have locations country wide, and eventually create a platform where it will be easy for our customer to pick, choose, and rent our dresses. Our love for fashion is what makes us want every woman to be able to experience wearing a designer dress and feel good for every occasion.

 

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You can stay up to date with Studio Fitzroy Dress Rentals and all the fabulous new frocks coming into the shop by visiting their website and following them on Instagram.

 

All images courtesy of Studio Fitzroy Boutique

 

By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

 

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Fashion Jobs – Wide Leg Trousers for Work

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

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It was only a matter of time before our tapered dress pants took a backseat to the uber chic wide-leg trouser. More often than not, we find ourselves unsatisfied and uninspired with our work wear, relying on our trusted uniform of dark basics, so the reinstatement of the wide leg trouser couldn’t have come at a better time.

But now that summer is finally within reach, we all could use a few pointers on how to look polished and professional, while still beating the summer heat. We know how much loyalty there is to our trusted skinny and fitted work pants, but we guarantee you’ll feel the ease of a high waist, relaxed fabric for the office within the upcoming months.

Not sure where to begin? We’ve rounded up our favourite wide leg trousers that can easily be incorporated into a summer work wardrobe so you can stay cool and fresh all summer long.

1.The Classic

The Classic

These are officially your new go-to work pants. Not only will they make your legs look nice and long, but also, they are also light in fabric, making them dressy, sophisticated, and perfect for the warmer days ahead. The trick to these smart pants is to choose a neutral colour, like camel, as it’s easier to find tops and shoes to match.

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For the creative working woman who’s not afraid of a little colour, then a pair of bold, attention-grabbing trousers are for you. While you still must adhere to all office dress codes, you deserve to show off your personal style and there’s no better way than to add some pops of colour to your work wardrobe. A coloured wide leg pant has a retro feel, but when paired with a light blouse and chunky heels you’ll be looking summer time fresh.

3. In the detailsIn the Details

Small details make all the difference when it comes to style. Working in a conservative work environment often limits you to select colours and prints, but the details are what will make you stand out from the crowd. Something as simple as an exaggerated cuff, a belt, or a fold over waist band will give you an extra edge and bring life to your work wear.

  4.Casual Fridays

Casual Fridays

We all love the end of the work week when we can give our work attire a much-needed break and have some fun with our wardrobe. Casual Fridays are what every fashionista looks forward to, as you can get dressed with ease knowing the weekend is right around the corner. A great option for a relaxed yet refined workday is a printed fabric. From floral to stripe, choosing a pant with a darker base colour and a solid top is key for pulling off an eye-catching print.

5. Cut it short

Cut it Short

For those warmer summer days, a great alternative to wide leg work pants is the cropped trouser. A cropped wide leg is an easy way to create a sporty work style with a pair of pumps for the office, and chic sneakers after hours. You want your crops to be at least five inches above the ankle to elongate your legs.

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Product Info

1. Babaton Andreas Pant, 82$, available at Aritzia

2. Lovers + Friends Angeli Pant, $130, available at Revolve

3. Diane Von Furstenberg Wide Leg Ribbon Pant, $548, available at DVF

4. Zara, Flowing Tulip Trousers, $50, available at Zara

5. Club Monaco Izabela Pant, $198, available at Club Monaco

By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

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Fashion Jobs – The Art of Networking

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

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Dear fellow fashionistas, let’s take a moment and absorb the ever so valuable advice from the one and only Anna Wintour, “In today’s world you have to interact. You can’t be some difficult, shy person who is not able to look somebody in the face; You have to know how to talk about your vision, your focus and what you believe in.”

2. Anna Wintour QuoteHere we are, ambitious, driven, talented and of course, extremely stylish prospects. Our potential to succeed in the fashion industry is great and there are opportunities floating all around us. But how can we seize these opportunities and meet our full potential? Well, it can all happen with a little tool we refer to as networking. 

WHAT: Networking in the fashion industry is connecting with others for an exchange of information with the hopes bettering your career. The keyword we want to focus in on here is connecting. We all have an idea of what it means to network, but the most important part of it does not have to do with just you and how you can advance in your career or how many business cards you can hand out in a day, it’s all about the connection you make with others.

Networking is a natural and free flowing art, without having the intentions of what that other person can do for you but rather who the person you are connecting with is as an individual.

We define networking as not shying away from being your authentic self, always being sincere and respectful of boundaries and ultimately making a valuable connection.

WHY: So why do even bother? Now let’s be honest, we all feel the most secure when we stay within our comfort zones and designated social circles and do what we always do. However, sometimes it’s necessary to put yourself out there and liberate your ideas and opinions outside of your usual circle.

Networking is not something that should be used as a means of self-promotion and advancement in contacts for your business but rather to pursue opportunities that you wouldn’t ordinarily find. We network because we want to learn more about the industry we are trying to get into, and we want to be able to take what we learn and use it to drive us towards achieving our goals and feel confident while doing so. It’s extremely beneficial to be educated about the industry you’re getting into, as it not only helps you figure out exactly what you want but also allows you to be that much more qualified for a position within that given field.

HOW: You can take advantage of networking basically anytime and anywhere. Networking opportunities are all around us: from reaching to a friend of a friend who has your dream job to connecting with someone on LinkedIn who worked for a company you’re dying to work for.

While social media platforms like LinkedIn and Instagram are great for connecting with like-minded individuals, the most powerful way to network is through face-to-face interaction rather than just staying within the limits of online.

The key here is to stay open minded, friendly, sociable, approachable and curious. Always be curious about who you interact with as you never know what you can learn from them and vice versa. Curiosity can lead to asking for opportunities, opportunities to speak with an industry professional and learn about what they do and receive advice rather than asking for employment. To network, you must be willing to ask questions, listen intently and learn. 

So, ladies, turn off your Netflix, put your phone on silent and get out of your house for a while; explore, interact and network.  Over time, you’ll find that you’ve built up an organic list of professional relationships that you share your passions and ideas with that will help you get closer to landing the fashion job of your dreams.

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By: Ciara Koth @ciarakoth

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Fashion Jobs – Spring Weather Ready Bags

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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Spring has sprung! And with the change of seasons comes a perfectly valid reason to revamp our closets with a little shopping spree, right? Spring is definitely the harder of the two transitional months to navigate when it comes to outfit choices; the cravings for summer sun and sandals get trumped by rainy days and Wellies. Our purse choices are just as difficult, as we fight wanting to bust out our favourite white tote, while muddy streets just aren’t cooperating. We thought we’d help you with these internal struggles by sharing some of our favourite spring weather ready bags!

1. Mackage Emilee Weekender

It’s All In The Bag

Who said Weekender bags are only for weekends? This quilted Mackage Weekender bag is perfect for those transition days with melting snow banks and puddles thanks to its wipeable polyester outer shell. Equipped with interior compartments and plenty of room for your work and personal items (and coat on those warmer afternoons), the Emilee tote is an easy choice for spring!

2.Bucket Bag

On The Bucket List

A must-have in every purse collection, bucket bags are perfect for those who don’t mind the lack of structuredness this shape brings. This faux leather bucket bag by Forever21 is the perfect size to fit your daily essentials and its over the shoulder strap makes it the perfect bag to use when taking transit to work or when toting around your laptop or other work essentials.

3. Gucci Soho Disco Bag

A Classic For Spring

No stranger to most of us, the Gucci Soho Disco bag is a classic that usually gets a seasonal colour refresh, and this Rose Beige version is the perfect hue for spring! Its over the shoulder strap and small size make it easy to shield from rain under your umbrella — which is essential for the inevitable drizzly spring days. This trendsetting number is the ideal bag to bring to work on a Friday when après-work dinner and drinks are on the agenda.

4. Zara Technical Backpack

Technical Support

Backpacks are (thankfully) staying for another round, and this nylon drawstring number from Zara is on the top of our spring shopping list for its functionality and style. Dual zip-up front pockets are perfect for your phone and music needs, especially if you’re someone who bikes to work, not to mention it’s the perfect size to fit your laptop and personal things!

5. Aldo Tote 2

Spring Shoulder Fling

This wouldn’t be a spring style list without some florals! This Aldo beauty comes in a variety of colours, but this floral pattern is perfect for camouflaging any dirt or stains you might pick up from muddy or rainy streets, and its varying strap options makes it a versatile pick.

6. Rag and Bone FannyPack

Trendy & Compact

Popping up everywhere this spring is fanny packs of all sorts, and we have to admit we’re kind of into it. Perfect for running errands or on those days where you’re carrying five tote bags and a laptop into the office (we’ve all been there), this Rag & Bone leather fanny is the perfect mix of practical and chic with multiple compartments and its grained black leather finish.

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Product Information:

1. Mackage Emilee Quilted Fabric Weekender, $295, available at Mackage.ca

2. Forever21 Mini Faux Leather Bucket Bag in Cream, $33.90, available at Forever21.com

3. Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag in Rose Beige, $1,170, available at Gucci.com

4. Zara Technical Fabric Backpack, $49.90, available at Zara

5. Aldo Farkleberry Tote in Bone Misc., $60, available at Aldoshoes.com

6. Rag & Bone Black Leather Fanny, $600, available at Ssense.com

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

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Fashion Jobs – Business Casual on the Road

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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Business trips can either be a pleasant way to see the world or the bane of your existence – depending on your point of view.

But if one thing’s for certain, it can be mighty difficult to pack a carry-on for a work trip. How do you keep your blazers crisp and wrinkle free? What about that expensive skirt that you just HATE shoving into a side pocket? How on earth do you fit high heels into an already stuffed suitcase?

Never fear, there are many who have tested the waters before you and have traveling light down to a science.

Step 1: Know the Basics

So, you’re going on a business trip. But how long will you be gone? How’s the weather shaping up? What events are you attending? Is it all business casual or are there fancier evenings you need to prepare for? Will you have any time to explore your destination? These situations will influence how you choose to use your limited space. Be sure you know what to expect before deciding what to take.

Step 2: Wear the Heavy Stuff on your Flight

Jeans are bulky. So are jackets and boots. If you think any of these items need to go with you, be sure to wear them for both your inbound and outbound flights. This will save you A TON of space.

Step 3: Bring Items you can Mix and Match

This is a handy idea for any closet, but it’s especially beneficial for traveling. As long as you bring staple pieces, you can get away with wearing the same items over and over again while still creating new looks that can take you from your afternoon meetings to evening activities. Are your skirts more versatile than your shirts? Bring three different ones, and use the same blouse for all three (making sure to add a new accessory each time to change things up). Dresses tend to be fairly light, and they have the added benefit of being an entire stand-alone outfit. If you need to bring a blazer, pack one that coordinates with all your skirts and dresses. This way you won’t need to stress about finding space for multiple blazers.

Step 4: Try to Stick with Two Pairs of Shoes

This is something I struggle with myself. Having a different pair of shoes for every occasion means I’m always prepared, but it’s not realistic to expect to be able to bring more than two pairs in a carry-on. Try wearing your casual, comfortable tennis shoes on the plane, and pack one pair of heels and/or business-appropriate flats.

Pro Tip: Purchase specially made shoe bags online to keep a barrier between the street grime on your shoes and your nice, clean clothes.

Step 5: Travel Sized Toiletries

Any seasoned business traveler knows that travel sized bottles really are huge space savers; you’re only going to be gone for a week at most, so why lug around your whole bathroom counter? If you’re a frequent flyer, consider purchasing your own travel-sized containers and transfer your shampoo and conditioner into them yourself. It’ll save you a ton of money in the long run!

Step 6: Keep your Makeup in your Purse

I’m irrationally protective of my makeup, but I’m sure many women are the same. Try buying a medium-sized makeup bag that will fit in your purse and pack it there instead of your carry-on. Not only will you be able to keep it close to make sure nothing gets smashed, you’ll have extra space in your suitcase (maybe sneak in one more pair of shoes?!).

When in doubt, just remember you’re not flying to the middle of nowhere! If you’ve forgotten anything or it turns out you weren’t quite as prepared as you thought, it’s okay! That’s what stores are for. And we could all use an excuse to shop, right?

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Sara Antonuccio, Grants Pass @afashionistaabroad

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Rework Festive Fashion

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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Something I notice every January after the ball has dropped and the Christmas decorations are put away, my closet is filled with leftover glitz and glamour than I don’t know what to do with. I’m sure a lot of ladies feel the same way, especially after having spent some of our holiday budgets on these fun party pieces, it would be a shame to put them away so soon. Here are some ideas on how to rework your most festive pieces into your wardrobe for 2014.

1. Satement Necklace

 

This first holiday fashion leftover is one of the simplest items to mix and match with your current everyday wardrobe. The statement necklace has been on trend for a couple of years now and I will always feel that no matter how big and glamorous the necklace, it would always look effortless and cool when paired with an easy denim jean and simple top.

 

Banana Republic Regency Necklace, $124

J Brand 9037 Midori Boy Fit Jean in Paradise, $249.73

 

2. Festive Skirt

 

The second fashion item that was popular during the holidays is a sequined, shimmery skirt. A party skirt can be easily revived for daytime by pairing it with a seemingly opposite casual top like a chambray shirt. One of my best girlfriends often pulls this look off and it is always the perfect blend of dressed up and casual.

 

Ann Taylor Teardrop Sequin Skirt, $306.59 (online exclusive)

J. Crew Factory Classic Chambray Shirt, $45.50 USD

 

3. Party Dress

 

A party dress is an item that we’re usually quick to stash away in the backs of our closets after the occasion we bought it for, but we should try to give them more wear! If you have a dress in your closet in a strong solid colour like the Anthropologie one pictured here, add a cropped jacket, a belt, and some opaque tights to create a perfectly professional work outfit.

 

Quezada Halter Dress, $150 USD (online exclusive), available at Anthropologie

H&M Short Jacket in Black/Patterned, $29.95

Banana Republic Black Patent Belt, $50

 

 

 

4. Fancy Pants

 

Almost every store ramping up to the holiday season last year featured beautiful, boldly printed pants. If you’re like me and stocked up on more than one pair of this trend, you’ll be looking for opportunities to wear them in as many ways possible! Here, I’ve pulled together a quirky and cool girls night out look. The silver brocade printed pants from Joe Fresh no longer give off a holiday vibe when paired with a casual graphic tee and simple booties.

 

Joe Fresh Brocade Pant in Silver, $29.94

Hugo Guinness for J.Crew “Nobody’s Perfect” Linen Tee, $57.50

Loeffler Randall Reese Kitten Heel Bootie, $395 USD

 

By: Liz Doré, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – 2014 Fashion Trends

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

 

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The New Year represents a fresh start in your life, and your closet. Although we’re still shielding ourselves from the cold winter air, I’m already starting to look to Spring/Summer 2014 runway trends for wardrobe inspiration. There is nothing wrong with incorporating a little colour into your winter ensembles to help you transition from one season to the next so here are my top picks for 2014 style trends. Pastels were huge in 2013 and have made an appearance on various S/S 2014 runways including Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung. The best thing about these soft shades is that the compliment almost every skin tone in a soft, subtle way. Try accessorizing with a few soft pieces during the winter months, before fully immersing yourself in a pastel wardrobe. Tired of the skinny jeans and leggings? Take a cue from BCBG MaxAzria and rock some wide-leg trousers. This retro trend can be dressed up or down, the perfect garment for work and play. Looking for something a little more feminine? Try a tea length skirt, a playful piece that falls in between a midi and a maxi. Pair it with a cropped top for a sexy yet elegant look. There you have it, my top three trends for 2014, agree with me? Disagree? Let us know.

1. Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2014 runway, Image courtesy of TheFashionlish blog

2. Prabal Gurug Spring/Summer 2014 runway, Image courtesy of Style.com

3. Trina Turk Spring/Summer 2014 runway, Image courtesy of Vogue

4. BCBG Maz Azria Spring/Summer 2014, Image courtesy of The Fashionlish

5. Alice + Olivia Spring/Summer 2014, Image courtesy of Style.com

6. Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2014, Image courtesy of fashiontographer.com

By: Layan Barakat 

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – One Dress, Three Holiday Parties

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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TopShop Dress

There are so many events to attend around the holidays and you want to have the perfect look for each one. But if you don’t have Beyoncé’s wardrobe budget it doesn’t make sense to purchase a whole new outfit for every office Christmas party, family get together, or night out with friends. We’ve picked one versatile, affordable dress that you can wear to a wide range of holiday events, as long as you have the right accessories and layering pieces.

 

The Dress: Mano Dress by TFNC, £35, available at Topshop

 

For the family dinner:

 

Dial down your dress for a family affair with a pair of opaque tights, cute festive flats, and a chic cropped sweatshirt.

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1. No Fuss Cropped Sweatshirt, $17, available at Forever 21

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2. Lower East Side Women’s Chelsea Flat, $17, available at Payless

 

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3. J.Crew Solid Opaque Tights, $24

 

For the office holiday party: 

 

Dress up for a celebration while staying work appropriate by pairing your dress with a sparkly top, bold necklace, and some stylish, sensible heels.

 

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4. Dolce Vita Sequin Scoop Back Top, $79, available at Urban Outfitters

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5. Interlock Necklace, $28, available from NastyGal

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6. ASOS Saturday Heels, $49

 

For the NYE night out: 

 

The skies the limit, so make a statement with some standout accessories.

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7. Guess Elsea Pumps, $88, available at The Bay

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8. Jeweled Floral Belt, $48, available at Anthropologie

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9. Play The Party Clutch, $45, available at ModCloth

 

By: Sara Constantineau, Vancouver, @sara_rochelle

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