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Edmonton Fashion Jobs – Trends from Resort 2014

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

As the Resort season wraps, I’m inspired by glamorous designs and decadent accommodations imagined for 2014. Amongst a bevvy of trends hosted across the globe – everywhere from Singapore (Chanel), to Monaco (Dior) – I’ve curated a list of the looks that will surely last into Fall.

White on White
Seen at Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Chloé
White showed up in nearly every designer’s palette this season, as stark head-to-toe tonal looks. Riccardo Tisci took to white when he veered from patterns at Givenchy, and Alexander Wang chose a stark peplum skirt suit to swoon his minimalist fans and offset his unexpected bubble gum pink pieces. Nearly every designer showed all white ensembles, which, though typical for resort wear, still generated a fresh and sleek mood to the season.

She Wears the Pants
Seen at Chloé, Giambattista Valli, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Louis Vuitton
Trousers pervaded the looks of many important collections this Resort season in a noticeably different adage than usual. Valli and Givenchy both showcased skirts or dresses over trousers (a trend that will definitely influence upcoming designs), while Chloé, Calvin Klein and Gucci offered a luxe and relaxed Seventies silhouette. This balance of feminine and masculine is modern and refined.

The New Nautical
Seen at Marc Jacobs, Chanel, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, The Row, Louis Vuitton
Though nautical and resort wear seem like an obvious match, designers strayed from their usual oeuvres this season, offering a glamorous twist on the traditional stripes. Chanel and Marc Jacobs used metallic and sequins to accentuate the yacht inspired aesthete, while Louis Vuitton reimagined the classic in a jacket and trouser combination of tweed and leather.

Deconstructed Lace
Seen at Christian Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Burberry, Louis Vuitton
Saccharine and sweet is lace, but right now, designers are deconstructing the French fabric for a contemporary vibe far off from the likes of Marie Antoinette. Full laser cut fabrics elevate traditional staples like trench coats at Dior and Louis Vuitton, or pencil skirts and trousers at Burberry and Givenchy.

1. White at Givenchy, Resort 2014
2. White at Alexander Wang, Resort 2014
3. Trousers at Chloé, Resort 2014
4. Trousers at Giambattista Valli, Resort 2014
5. Nautical Marc Jacobs, Resort 2014
6. Nautical at Chanel, Resort 2014
7. Lace at Burberry, Resort 2014
8. Lace at Dior, Resort 2014

All images courtesy of style.com

By: Ali, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – 20’s Cinematic Style: The Great Gatsby

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Flapper girls adorned in embellished gowns to the nines, alongside rich vintage accessories, gallivanting with ease over some popped bubbly. Envision yourself amongst the party crowd, as the eye of the man of the hour himself, Gatsby. This coming Friday, May 10, it’s time to hold your own elaborate affair behind the screen, and join the talents of Leonardo Dicaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton as they recreate the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gastby. The compelling tale unveils both love and tragedy, luring us to time travel back to wealth in the 20’s. Just when you thought your star gazed eyes couldn’t get any wider…it’s in 3D.

Costume designer, Catherine Martin, selected 40 stunning vintage Miu Miu and Prada cocktail designs from the time, which are on exhibition to the public at Prada flagship stores in New York, Tokyo and Shanghai until mid-July. Jewelry and headpieces were custom designed by the one company who best represents the films royal ora best, Tiffany & Co.

Here’s how to play a more formal version of dress up, to wear to a movie night out with your girlfriends, or a media screening party. Top one of them off with an elegant headpiece and Mary Jane pumps, and they’ll be more eyes on you than Leonardo (if that’s at all possible).

Gatsby Movie Posters Courtesy of Sassi Sam Blog

1. Topshop Limited Edition Flapper Dress, $160
2. Topshop Limited Edition Pearl Shift Dress, $195
3. H&M Short Embroidered Dress, $70
4. Marc Jacobs Mary Jane Pump, $690
5. Mod Cloth Dainty Dramatist Heel in Mint, $80
6. Ann Taylor Pearlized Crystal Satin Clutch, $143
7. Deepa Gurani Scalloped Headband, $173, available at Shopbop
8. Lulu Frost Muse Bracelet, $302, available at Shopbop

By: Jenn McNaughton, Toronto

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Singing in the Rain

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Let’s face it, rainy days are a drag. Luckily there are umbrellas out there that will not only keep you dry but also complete your outfit. From patterns to bright bold colours, the umbrella you choose can become an accessory that stands out. Let’s not forget that the umbrella will also serve a purpose, so buy one that is sturdy and will last through the stormiest of days. Since you can now brave the elements in style, maybe the rain won’t seem so bad.

1. Eddie Bauer Compact Auto Open/Close Umbrella, $30
2. Hudson’s Bay Company Collection Walking Stick Umbrella, $35
3. Fulton Bloomsbury Umbrella, $45, available at Hudson’s Bay Company
4. San Francisco Umbrella Company, $42, available at eLUXE
5. Marc Jacobs Polka Dot Umbrella, $24
6. Zara Leopard Print Maroon Umbrella, $26

By: Gabi Pirraglia, Toronto

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – Have It All With A Carryall

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

This spring, we are seeing a revival of a refreshingly ladylike and sophisticatedly structured handbag taking the place of the over-stuffed, bottomless pit hobo we once knew and loved. To get this elegant, grown-up look yourself, take style cues from the season’s most desirable handbags from designers like Maison Martin Margiela and Michael Kors who play with bold colors and intricate shapes we have not seen enough of since the ‘60s! By investing in a higher quality textile from a reputable design house, this classic handbag will be a chic piece you’ll cherish for years to come and even be able to pass on as a vintage piece later in life.

1. Coach Legacy Leather Penny 3-Way Shoulder Purse in Mint, $198
2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Large Selma Top-Zip Satchel in Citrus, $358
3. Marc Jacobs The Large Single Bag, $895
4. Maison Martin Margiela Leather Folding Tote in Pink, $1150, available at SSENSE

By: Emily Gray, Vancouver

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – 50 Shades of Red

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

No, we’re not talking about “Fifty Shades of Grey” even though so many people love using the “Fifty Shades” line I couldn’t help myself either. Valentine’s Day may be next week but you all should know that this colour is also becoming popular for Spring 2013 so use the holiday for practice before getting into full swing with the rouge.

Red has become such a classic colour expressing so many things that define its impact on the fashion world from complexity, passion to sophistication. However, apart from the traditional lipstick reds that would first pop into our head, let’s not forget that there are tones galore to play with now!

February is still cold so why not warm up to darker wine and burgundy hues that still make a great statement.

The mini is back and popping all over the place where a bright poppy red will make sure to turn heads.

There are so many beautiful stone rings embracing browns and reds, together, complimenting their collaborations with gold.

Orange-red is a colour I am starting to obsess over more and more and can you blame a gal? Wearing a pair of blood orange heels accents any outfit especially when wearing neutral pieces. Everyone will be looking down at your legs.

Red and pink floral prints combine the right mix of strong and soft especially on silk materials and look fantastic with a pair of jeans or leggings.

Coral! Over the past year we have seen jeans in every colour of the rainbow but I must say that coral has always stuck with me. Just like the floral pattern above, coral is the right combination of red, pink and white.

1. Marc Jacobs Leather Bowling Bag $1595, available at Net-Porter
2. Red Valentino Mini Skirt, $295, available at Net-Porter
3. Saint Laurent Gold-Plated Glass Ring, $290, available at Net-Porter
4. Jimmy Choo Suede Sandals, $995, available at Net-Porter
5. Giambattista Valli Silk-Chiffon Floral Print $995, available at Net-Porter
6. Current/Elliot Cotton Coral Pants, $168, available at Net-Porter

By: Mijana Veljkovic, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Cozy Wool

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Year after year, we’ve seen different trends dominating the runways: lace, leather, prints and colours, in one minute and out the other. But when the temperature drops to a bone chilling degree, we can be sure that one thing is consistent, the undeniable coziness of wool garments. This natural material has been the staple of warmth and comfort for years. Many people don’t believe that wool could translate into the world of high fashion, a theory which recently has been proven wrong by a sudden push for the natural fiber endorsed by royals and designers alike. Last summer, during London fashion week, Prince Charles an advocate for Campaign for wool was quoted saying “It [campaign for wool] is to explain the benefits of this wonderful natural fiber and raise awareness” adding that not using wool is “a waste valuable renewable project.” This call was clearly heard as the Fall/Winter 2012 collections from Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Chloe, just to name a few, debuted featuring wool clothing.

1. Style Inspiration: Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of The Fashion Spot
2. Style Inspiration: Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of The Fashion Spot
3. Style Inspiration: Chloe Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of Chloe
4. Style Inspiration: Chloe Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of Chloe
5. Style Inspiration: Chanel Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of Vogue
6. Style Inspiration: Chanel Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of Vogue

By: Layan Barakat, Toronto

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Calgary Fashion Jobs – Friend or Faux

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Throughout history, a woman wearing a fur coat represented a glamorous lifestyle. The elegant accessory became the quintessential garment for luxurious living, everybody from movie stars to royalty were seen donning these extravagant pieces. Eventually, consumers became more educated on the horrible way these accessories were created and the fur coat became less popular than ever. But lately, many designers have been using its faux friend in their collections, most recently Mulberry and Marc Jacobs debuted faux accessories during their Fall/Winter 2012 runway shows. This environmentally friendly alternative has allowed us to maintain the glamour of fur without all the guilt. As Karl Lagerfeld said, “technical advances are so perfect you can hardly tell fake fur from the real thing. Fake is not chic — but fake fur is.”

1. Style Inspiration: Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012 collection, image courtesy of Fashionologie
2. Style Inspiration: Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012 collection, image courtesy of Fashionologie
3. Style Inspiration: Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012 collection, image courtesy of Fashionologie
4. Style Inspiration: Mulberry Fall/Winter 2012 collection, image courtesy of
Style.com
5. Style Inspiration: Mulberry Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of
Style.com
6. Style Inspiration: Mulberry Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of
Style.com

By: Layan Barakat, Toronto

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Calgary Fashion Jobs – New Year, New You

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Tired of being referred to as “plain Jane” or is that even a name you have self-awarded to yourself? Sometimes, that fresh mental outlook is in need of some physical revamping. A change in wardrobe selections, colour palette and even hairstyle can sometimes be just what you’re calling for, after some sort of change happening in other aspects of your life. Think of it as a physical outlet for releasing some of that enclosed tension. To release this, try these bold ideas below and feel yourself unleash from your comfort zone.

1. We Work Out: Okay, so maybe you don’t work out. Fitness guru or not, this sporty girl look is fun and flirtatious, and fit for those who love to look effortlessly chic!

2. Le Freak: If you’re typically a more muted dresser when it comes to colour and shape of the garments you wear, indulge in a more eccentric look adding neon hues and irregular lines. It’ll sure have others look at you in a different light, literally.

3. Rebel, Rebel: Naturally a good girl at heart? Returning to school with more of a “wild child” look, may be good for giving classmates a little bit of intimidation. It’s good to keep them guessing, and also, may be good for proving you’re not one to be walked all over.

4. Pop Art: As a pop art enthusiast and twiggy admirer, if your goal in 2013 is to be more environmentally friendly or to promote more love and respect, then you may be finding yourself seeking touch with a blast from the past: the mod 60s.

5. Cultural Escapade: Whether you’ve been outside of your own country or not, there is a new way to travel to various ends of the earth with style. A safari look was seen at Kenzo, Etro, MaxMara and Gucci, taking us on a trip through the outback at home base. Adventurous girl or not, this utility trend plays with colour, texture, print, graphics and shape.

1. Sporty Chic from Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of Lyst
2. Sporty Chic from Rag & Bone Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of Lyst
3. Eccentric Electric from DKNY Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of dusktilldolls.com
4. Eccentric Electric from Moschino Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of typeandtalk
5. Sleek and Sexy from Dion Lee Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of iletaitunefois
6. Sleek and Sexy from Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of Citizenchic
7. Mod Child from Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of Trendland
8. Mod Child from Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of InStyle
9. World Traveler from Etro Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of Lyst
10. World Traveler from Kenzo Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of Magazine Matilo

By: Jenn McNaughton, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – The Stylish Computer Bag

Monday, January 21st, 2013

The computer bag is an evil necessity for students, writers and anyone who needs to lug their laptop around from the office to a coffee shop. Unfortunately, the computer bag is often made of scratchy, but durable, nylon and it really doesn’t add much flare to an outfit. Luckily, there are diamonds in the rough that not only serve a purpose, but also look stylish. Happy typing!

1. Roots Sorority Tote-Prince $268
2. Kate Spade Nylon Calista $328
3. Barbour Tarras Messenger Bag, $199, available at Te-Koop
4. Sanqvist Erik Messenger Bag, $231, available at ASOS
5. Coach Bleecker Leather Colourblock Utility Tote $568
6. Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon 15” Commuter $128

By: Gabi Pirraglia, Toronto

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Calgary Fashion Jobs – Back to Basics

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

The New Year is an opportunity to reinvent your personal style, so why not welcome 2013 by standing out from the crowd? When I feel inspired to experiment with new looks, I reset by going back to the basics. Black and white is a timeless combination. Whether you’re dressed up for a night out or casually chic, the outfit will always keep you looking sharp. My favourite way to wear classic pieces is to add some edge, and blacks and whites are the perfect neutrals to mix with. With all the trendy patterns out right now, such as Aztec prints, bold stripes and classic polka dots, the options are endless! Mixing patterns can be a bit intimidating at first, but with a few simple rules you can gain many new outfits from your closet and beginning with a black and white palette is the best way to start:

(1) The first and most important step when creating your ensemble is having a starting point. Choose a piece you want to build off of, for example, a pair of floral trousers or a polka dot blouse.

(2) Rule number two is exactly that! Do not mix more than two prints together, three or more combinations will be too much and look sloppy.

(3) Accessorize accordingly to bring the outfit together by adding some jewels or a cool clutch paired with some pumps!

The world is your red carpet, so be bold and walk it with confidence from head to toe! Which prints are you excited to mix first?

1. Style Inspiration: Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013, image courtesy of style.com
2. Style Inspiration: Olivia Palermo at the Montblanc Private Party, image courtesy of fashionscanner.onsugar
3. BCBGMAXAZRIA Simone Ikat Power Skirt, $178
4. H&M Blouse $30 and Trousers $50
5. Joe Fresh Optic Print Silk Shirt, $49
6. Elizabeth & James Stella Loafer Pumps, $358, available at shopbop

By: Michelle Morton, Vancouver

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