Fashion & Retail

Vancouver Fashion Week – Call for Volunteers

Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) is looking for volunteers for the Fall/Winter 2009 season of shows! If you are interested, email Shallom Johnson (VFW coordinator) at shallom@vanfashionweek.com with a cover letter and resume.
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VFW is currently accepting applications for the following positions/roles:

  • Show coordinators
  • Stylists
  • Designer liaisons (clothing/shoes/accessories/jewelry)
  • Buyer liaisons
  • Media liaisons
  • Sponsor liaisons
  • PR & marketing
  • Makeup and hair coordinators
  • Seating/VIP coordinators
  • Backstage and front of house staff.

What VFW needs from you: effective communication skills, ability to multitask, prioritize tasks, delegate when necessary, work independently and with a team, accomplish many things under tight deadlines and have professional writing skills.
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Experience in the fashion industry is not completely necessary but is a huge plus – it’s a lot easier to organize something of this magnitude when we have a team of people on board who understand how the industry works and what is required of them in that respect.
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Show dates are still TBC but will be one week in March 2009. VFW needs people who can get on board from January onwards, and who are willing to make a firm commitment and deliver on their promises.

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Pantone >> 2009 Color of the year is “Mimosa”

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announces “Mimosa” as 2009 Color of the Year.

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Fashion & Retail

Plen+y Sale >> Monk & Lou skirt

I stopped by the Plen+y flagship store on the corner of West Broadway and Mcdonald yesterday evening and was pleased to discover an ample amount of clothing on sale. Paper signs around the store announced 20% to 40% off selected stock. I ended up trying a couple of items but what I ended up purchasing was a high waisted, dark grey Monk & Lou grey dress-skirt with a subtle baby blue checkered pattern and pockets. It wasn’t exactly cheap or a good deal, and taxes added almost another $10 to my purchase. But it was already on sale, made in Canada, and 80% wool. If you’ve been reading my articles on all the autumn/winter fashion shows MMV has been attending, grey has been a prominent presence on the runway this season. That being said, grey matches with (almost) everything and is a whole lot trendier than black. I wouldn’t be surprised if Plen+y is advertising half-price clothing with an end-of-season sale in the coming weeks – but in my “shopping career”, I have developed the mentality that if it fits – buy it.

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Blubird – Fall Clothing Sale (20% to 50% off)

I wonder if Blubird Boutique (1055 Alberni Street @ Burrard) will have the hoodie I’ve had my eye on since their grand opening in August. Shop now for 20% to 50% off all fall clothing at Blubird! Brands include Juicy Couture, Vince, Marc by Marc Jacobs, J Brand, Dolce Vita, Earnest Sewn, True Religion, Victoria Couture Hello Kitty and more!

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Aritzia – TNA gets it own blog

You know that blogging is moving up the ranks in style and trendiness when the Canadian retailer Aritzia’s in-house brand “TNA” gets its own blog. Check out their blog which will feature the latest news on TNA products, ”behind the scenes” photos (including the construction of the newest TNA store in Toronto’s Eaton Centre), and a whole bunch of other stuff.

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Wings+Horns – Clothing Sale (December 5 to 7, 2008)

Wings & Horns (formerly Spruce), a relatively cryptic brand of upscale streetwear and casual workwear for men, designed and manufactured in our very own Vancouver, B.C. is having a sample sale at 188 West 6th Ave. I’d be inclined to say it’s one of the best sample sales ever displayed by the label, with stock that includes some of their famous tiger fleece hoodies alongside thermals, buffalo check jackets, raw denim and tees for ridiculously low prices. Sizes are available from XS – XL, and if you go early enough in the day there’s usually enough stock to give you a great selection.
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Collections of Wings and Horns can be found locally at Holt Renfrew, Roden Gray,Gravity Pope (footwear) and Dutil Denim (denim). However, it’s a fairly certain guarantee that the deals at this sample sale will outshine anything those stores can offer. While their designs are usually not out of the ordinary enough to jutsify the regular retail price they command, the sheer quality of the material and details in the construction (No YKK zippers!) are definitely worth the prices you will be finding at this sale. Note it is cash only.

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