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Fashion Jobs – How to Leave Your Job When your Dreams Take you Elsewhere

Friday, October 12th, 2018

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Sometimes it happens. You’re working for a company that you love, in a role you enjoy and then you find yourself starting to think about finding something new and you consider looking elsewhere. There are many different reasons why this can happen. You may feel like perhaps you don’t necessarily actually like the company you work for as much as you might have thought, you’re not learning anything new, you’ve reached the top of the totem pole and there is no more room to grow. The reasons are endless, but whether or not you’re leaving on good terms or bad, you never want to burn your bridges.


Be professional
Whether you’re leaving out of anger or not, be cordial when you quit. Don’t say anything out of spite or something that can be used against you down the road. You may possibly want to use your current employer as a reference, so you will want to make sure your resignation process leaves no hard feelings.


Resignation letter
Ensure you are not just resigning verbally or via email, make sure you type out a professional resignation letter. This protects not only yourself but your employer as well. In your letter, you want to thank your employer for the experience but let them know you will be moving on. Let them know when your last day of work is. Typically, two weeks is given, but depending on your position, more notice may be required.


Work out your notice as if you weren’t leaving
Your work is a reflection of how your employer sees you as a person. If you are still working hard, and putting in the effort, it will show your employer that you still care even though you’re leaving. This is important because networking is key. Sometimes it’s all about who you know, and who they know. Even if you were a great employee for years, your notice period can leave a lasting impression.


Keep in touch
If you really valued the job you’re leaving, then stay in touch! Keep in contact with your old boss to stay up to date and ask them for advice. This person can become your mentor, and maybe even let you know when another career progression opportunity is available for you.


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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

Fashion Jobs – 5 Thanksgiving Dresses You Can Wear All Fall

Friday, October 5th, 2018

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Fall is finally in the air and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! It also means it’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy the long weekend with our friends and family. Thanksgiving presents the perfect opportunity to put away your bright summer clothes for some seasonal items. Whether you have a brunch, dinner or a more casual weekend planned, we’ve put together a list of Thanksgiving-approved dresses that you can wear all fall long.


Fall Florals
Whoever said florals are only for spring clearly hasn’t seen this season’s prints, which is why we can’t get enough of this feminine floral number. Pair with a cardigan or leather jacket on chillier days and ankle boots or over-the-knee boots.


Animal Print
If you haven’t treated your wardrobe to animal print in the past, now is your chance. Animal print has taken over the runways and now rules the fashion streets. From bomber jackets to designer purses, this fall-approved print is everything and more.


Seasonal Stripes
One dress style that doesn’t get enough credit is the asymmetrical hem. Enjoy your Thanksgiving festivities in a chic asymmetrical-style dress with crisp stripes. Pair with a pair of ankle boots for your Thanksgiving brunch and then with a pair of sneakers on more casual days.

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We’re swooning over this adorable lace dress from Club Monaco’s new fall collection. If the long sleeves weren’t incredible enough, the romantic hem is dreamy and definitely a must-have for fall.


Check Yourself
This dreamy check print will definitely turn some heads at whatever you get up to this long weekend and for all the right reasons. You can dress it up with a pair of tights and ankle boots or style it with a pair of chic cowboy boots and a cross-body bag for a more relaxed weekend style.


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Wilfred Tila Dress, $178, available at Aritzia
Animal Print Dress, $79.90, available at Zara
Y.A.S Stripe Dress With Asymmetric Hem, $143.07, available at ASOS
Tamila Sweater Dress, $248, available at Club Monaco
La Vie Rebecca Taylor Long Sleeve Plaid Dress, $418.21, available at Shopbop


By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

Fashion Jobs: 5 It Girl Approved Trends for Fall

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

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Now that fall is underway, there’s no better time to breathe some new life into your wardrobe by stocking up on some of the seasons hottest trends. From fierce prints to powerful shapes, here’s your guide to the hottest trends for the new season.


Animal Print
Animal print is having a major moment this season, with zebra and leopard prints dominating the catwalks of Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Tom Ford. To avoid print overkill, keep the rest of your outfit pared-down and team with flats or ankle boots.


Bold and Bright
Don’t think that your fall colour palette has to revolve around dark hues. From bright pinks and reds to bold blues, get ready to see major pops of vibrant hues this season.


Add a touch of masculinity to your wardrobe this season by welcoming the tweed trend. For fall, Marc Jacobs played styled oversized tweed coats with leather skirts, while Louis Vuitton’s runways were dominated by tweed skirts, making this a trend we just can’t wait to get our hands on.


Western-inspired pieces were a major staple on fall runways, so a pair of chic cowboy-style boots, bandanas or a prairie dress are perfect for every fall wardrobe.

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High Shine
High shine is also having a moment this season, and we’re welcoming it with open arms (and bank accounts). From patent to shimmer, high shine adds a hint of glamour to any look. Rock this trend by mixing shine items with very classic pieces like a khaki trench or neutral colours for a more fashion-forward look.

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – 3 Ways to Land a Job After Your Summer Internship

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

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The end of summer means saying goodbye to longer days, flip flops and for some, an internship. Whether you’re looking to complete hours required for your education, or you just wanted some extra exposure in your field of interest, summer internships provide great on the job experience ahead of joining the workforce full time. Internships can also help you decide if an industry is right for you, or if you’re better suited for something else before committing and dedicating time to build the start of your career.


Whether you’re headed back to class or are at the start of your journey in the workforce you might be wanting to land a position after your internship, especially if you just spent time at a dream job. When you’re just starting off and trying to find an entry-level position, you want to make sure you’re prepared and set up for success in order to stand out from your competition. Luckily, having a summer internship just wrap-up is a huge benefit that can be leveraged to land your first job. Here’s our recommendation on ways to better your odds of landing a job after your summer internship.

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1. Follow Up With Your Internship Employer

Assuming that you left your summer internship on good terms, we always recommend you keep in contact with your direct supervisor. Aside from this person being your manager, they also either directly or indirectly played the role of a mentor while providing you with your on the job experience. If you haven’t already done so, sending a follow-up email thanking them for their time, shared knowledge and the overall experience is a way you can leave a lasting impression with them. In this email, you can also share some of the learnings you gained and the skills you developed during your internship, and even inquire about any current or future opportunities that may become available. If you left a good impression with the company, had a great performance during your internship and were an overall good fit with the company culture, chances are they will have an opportunity for you, and if not maybe be able to recommend you for one.

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2. Update Your Resume & LinkedIn

If you haven’t already done so, you definitely want to update your resume and LinkedIn with your internship position. Paid or not, the experience and skills gained during an internship are just as important to prospective employers as any other job experience. Highlight any achievements or projects you played a role in and any industry-specific skills you might have learned during your summer internship. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile yet, now is a great time to get one started. LinkedIn really is the future of the job market and a great way to get your name out to recruiters, companies and potential opportunities. If you’re not sure where to start, you can check out our previous blogs on LinkedIn for some guidance on using the social network. Our founder Christie Lohr can review your resume and LinkedIn! It’s a service we offer. Click here for more.

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3. Apply To Positions Relevant to Your Internship

Now that your resume and LinkedIn profile are ready to go, you can start to apply to jobs! Take your time to carefully go through job descriptions and learn about companies before applying so you know what you’re getting into. The best way to leverage your internship is to apply to positions relevant to what you did. Always visit Style Nine to Five for the latest in fashion and retail jobs and internships! As much as your internship experience has value within the job market, if you’re up against candidates with previous job experience it can be outweighed. Look at things like daily tasks, skills required and even the industry and try to relate your internship experience to the job description. But don’t overthink it too much, things don’t need to line up one for one because keep in mind entry-level positions are meant for newcomers to begin to build their careers.


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By M.J. Elle, Toronto, @TheMJElle

Fashion Intern Round-Up

Monday, June 11th, 2018

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Are you looking for valuable work experience in the fashion industry? Here’s a round-up of the top fashion internships right now in Canada!


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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 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 – 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 – Weekly Retail News Recap

Friday, March 16th, 2018

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Asics Opens First Canadian Flagship
The Japanese athletic brand, widely recognized for their footwear has started global expansion by opening new flagship locations. Following the opening of a flagship in Manhattan in December, Canada is joining the Asics crew with a 4,400 square foot, two-level Asics store on Queen Street West in Toronto. Sports-geared brands are becoming more prominent on this popular Toronto Street. The new Asics store is surrounded by the likes of Lululemon, Adidas and Reigning Champ and will be joined by a new Mountain Equipment Co-op location later in 2018.


Canadian Beauty Brand Launches into Retail
Toronto-based beauty guru, Brittny Robins has teamed up with retail expert, Bonnie Brooks to launch her skincare brand, Flawless by Friday into retail. They will be participating in 14 different pop-ups across Canada this month in popular areas in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg. Since 2015, when Robins founded her beauty brand, Flawless by Friday has been sold in approximately 100 retailers across North America, but this will be the first time the brand is stepping out on its own. Flawless by Friday combines effective skin-care ingredients with the simplicity of use to create confidence and “flawless” looking skin.


The World Waves Goodbye to Hubert de Givenchy
A great loss was felt in the fashion world this past Saturday when legendary designer, Hubert de Givenchy passed away in his home at age 91. The founder of the iconic fashion house, Givenchy, was famous for his elegant designs, his quintessential take on the “little black dress” and his creations worn by his friend and muse, Audrey Hepburn. Who could forget Audrey’s classic on-screen wardrobe from films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Funny Face? People will continue to look at his respected masterpieces and career as inspiration for years to come.


Kit and Ace Decreases Store Count in Canada
After closing all of its international locations in spring 2017, Canadian brand Kit and Ace has decreased its store count to just six locations and one coffee shop. Vancouver-based Chip Wilson and wife Shannon Wilson, the family that also owns Lululemon, founded Kit and Ace in July 2014 and took on a fast-tracked expansion internationally, bringing the store count to more than 60 stores globally. In March of last year, that number decreased to 41 stores around the world and the announcement came a month later in April 2017 that only nine Kit and Ace stores would remain open. Since then, locations in Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto have closed their doors as well. The six remaining stores are currently operating in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Oakville. 


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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay

Fashion Jobs – Weekly Retail News Recap

Monday, February 26th, 2018

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MUJI announces Richmond store opening for April
As the Japanese retailer continues to see success throughout Canada, MUJI announces a third store opening in the Metro-Vancouver area. The new location in CF Richmond Centre is set to open in April of this year following Scarborough Town Centre opening next month in Toronto. The latest Richmond store will span across an 8,100 square foot space in the mall, right next to Victoria’s Secret. Given the prediction that MUJI will have between 15-20 Canadian stores by the year 2020, we can expect to be hearing more of these announcements very soon.  


Saks Fifth Avenue Calgary Unveiled
The American luxury department store has opened a new location in Calgary, marking the brand’s third Canadian store thus far. Saks’ beautiful new 115,000 square foot space in Chinook Centre is two floors, a huge upgrade from the last occupant, Target. The third full-line Canadian Saks has some noticeable differences from the 2016 Toronto locations. The accessory boutiques around the perimeter of the store aren’t decorated specifically for the brands contained in them and are being set up as “soft shops” rather than the designer specific boutiques in Toronto. They also seem to be missing some of the key higher end brands from the women’s designer section that are present in Toronto such as Azzedine Alaia, Oscar de la Renta, and Dior. This may be to target a more contemporary market. However, even with these differences, Saks Calgary offers personalized services, a rustic Italian restaurant and exclusive brands all grandly presented in an opulent shopping atmosphere that is sure to impress. 


South Asian Fashion Week to Debut in Vancouver
The Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam will be hosting a 3-day event for South Asian Fashion Week from March 2nd to 4th. This is the first time this event has been represented it Vancouver. There will be a gala and private viewing to start, followed by two days of runway shows, meeting the designers and browsing the SAFW showroom. The event will celebrate and showcase South Asian fashion designers and give a chance for people from every culture to experience upcoming trends first hand.   


New Manolo Blahnik Exhibition makes last stop in North America
Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes will be taking place at Toronto’s esteemed Bata Shoe Museum from May 16th, 2018 to January 6th in 2019. This will be the final stop on this exhibition’s tour after being showcased in Milan, Russia, Prague, and Madrid. The Bata Museum will have a beautiful display of Blahnik’s shoes and art, representing his important and remarkable five-decade career.  


Highlights from London fashion week

  • Queen Elizabeth the II and Anna Wintour make history together by sitting front row at the Richard Quinn show – the first time Her Majesty has ever attended London Fashion Week. 
  • Christopher Bailey’s celebratory exit collection for Burberry creates a note-worthy statement about his teenage life and a strong, proud and free stance on the future of the LGBTQ+ community. 
  • Erdem delights with an Adele Astaire inspired array of romantic and rich dresses and coats.  
  • J.W. Anderson shows off extremely wearable, street-style-photo worthy collection after his recent collaboration with Converse.  
  • Timeless fall trends are revisited in new ways: metallic, plaid, jacquard, florals, embellishments; creating a sense of optimism for the future of creativity and business for British fashion. 


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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay

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