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Your One Winter Necessity

Everywhere we turn, we read what we “must have” for the winter season. Layering essentials, must have accessories, "the" hand bag – if we were to attempt to accumulate all of these necessities we would max out our credit cards and closet space. But what must you really have this winter season? A fabulous coat. Good tailoring, unique yet subtle details, and neutral colours are key to acquiring a coat you can utilize for several Autumn seasons to come. I know it’s going to hurt your bank account at first, but invest in one great ...



Life of an Intern

The word internship instantly makes me envision Lauren Conrad looking beautiful in designer clothes embarking on coffee runs for the glamazons above her at Teen Vogue. Needless to say when I started my own internship I quickly realized that MTV distorted my vision of what an internship is really like. My inaccurate idea of being an intern thoughtlessly starred myself in my own Anne Hathaway Devil Wears Prada transformation where I would arrive to my first day at Holt Renfrew in my H&M power suit and leave in a Valentino gown with an agenda to rule the fas...



French (Canadian) Invasion

Vancouver get ready for some French Canadian style! It was recently announced that La Maison Simons, a department store from Quebec City, will be expanding into Park Royal in West Vancouver. Simons, as it’s known, is planning to open its doors in fall 2015. They currently have nine retail locations within Quebec and one in Edmonton. Simons is a 173-year-old company that is still family owned by the Simons family. The store has nine house brands including twik, Simons Maison, and DJAB that range from men and women’s clothing to house wares. As well, Simon...



Heaven at Holts

Walking into Holt Renfrew is like passing through the gates of heaven. Stark white marble surroundings, floating transparent elevators and gleaming silver display cases filled with couture treasures transport guests to a retail utopia. The chance to experience the inner-workings of a renowned fashion mecca such as Holt Renfrew has always been a dream of mine. Needless to say, when the career liaison at John Casablancas Institute announced the opportunity for a three-month internship within the various departments at Holt Renfrew I nearly fell off my chair! A...



What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Style…

LEO (22 July-21 August): Leos are not afraid to drop a pretty penny on their wardrobe. Leos tend to gravitate towards clothes that are made of luxury fabrics and the highest quality. Translation? Designer everything! Your store: Holt Renfrew Artti Prasad, JCI Fashion Grad ...


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