Fashion Files: Vancouver Edition!

Oh hey Blogwell followers! Our incredible Vancouver students Rebecca and Sean have been hard at work on the Westcoast/ Bestcoast. Take at look at some of the looks they have been spotting in the CBB Vancouver Office!



Rebecca Sims

 

Jacket-J.Crew; Dress- Simons;  Shoes- Nordstorms

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Jillian Harris and Meghan Markle.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

A dress

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

Spend some extra time (and maybe money) finding an outfit that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Most sales associates in the bigger retail stores (Nordstorms, Holts etc) know what is appropriate for interviews so take advantage of their expertise and let them help you make an outfit that is both professional and comfortable.

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Nordstorms


Sean Baraich

Suit-Calvin Klein; Top- Michael Kors;  Shoes- Aldo

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Connor McGregor

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

Tie-Clip.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

Comfort is key. Sitting through numerous interviews is uncomfortable enough…it helps to be sitting through them in something easy to wear and comfortable.

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

The Bay.

 

Fashion Files-July 5th, 2017

Can you believe it? We’re almost half way done the summer! In this week’s edition of Fashion Files, we present to you Tiffany Chiu and Joseph Hamaliuk. Tiff and Joseph offer you their best advice on how to prepare for firm tour fashion. Looking for the ideal suit? Summer Sales are happening everywhere…so take advantage before OCIs and In-Firms.

    


Tiffany Chiu

Suit-J.Crew; Top- Club Monaco; Tights- Wolford;  Shoes- Zara

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Meghan Markle.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

A pair of good heels.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

I’d recommend getting a well-fitted navy or charcoal suit with light-coloured tops or dress shirts! It’s great for those more formal meetings. Check to make sure the shirts are not wrinkled before your interview—iron them the night before or better yet, get non-iron shirts (for example, Brooks Brothers has a good selection).

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Club Monaco for dresses; J.Crew for suits; the Bay or Holts for shoes.


Joseph Hamaliuk

Suit-Joseph Abboud; Top- Joseph Abboud;  Shoes-Joseph Abboud

1) Who is your style inspiration?

The Donald.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

Pants.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

High contrast between suit and shirt (eg. charcoal suit, white/light shirt).

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Winners.

Until next time,

Your 2017 Bloggers.

Fashion Files: June 29th 2017

Hi everyone! We apologize for the late post…it has been a very busy week here at the firm. Welcome to this week’s Fashion Files featuring Cassel’s very own fashionistas: Emma Zaltz and Jon Shepherd. Take a look at this very exclusive photo shoot, which took place on Floor 22…where the magic happens!

Emma Zaltz

Dress-Kate Spade

1. Who is your style inspiration?

70’s Jane Birkin, 80’s Bowie, 90’s Diddy.

2. What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

Subtle jewellery, a positive attitude and a sense of humour.

3. What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for Interviews?

Try to pick something you won’t sweat through.  

4. What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing

My mother’s closet and ssense.

 


Jon Shepherd

Suit- Coppley (Made to Measure); Shirt- Trumaker (Made to Measure); Belt- Sydney’s; Shoes- Allen Edmond; Glasses- Moscot Miltzen; Socks-Uniqlo

 1. Who is your style inspiration?

Thom Browne

2. What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

Glasses, mostly to see.

3. What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for Interviews?

I have a theory that recruiters look at what shoes you’re wearing. Wear nice shoes.

4. What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Sydney’s on Queen St. West.

 

 

Fashion Files: June 19th, 2017

Hey Fashion File Fans! We hope you enjoyed last week’s post. How does one look fashionable and professional while staying within a reasonable budget? This week, we introduce to you Any Obando and Paras Patel, who can teach you a little about looking stylish and saving!

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Any Obando

Blazer-Club Monaco; Pants- Reitmans; Shirt- Wilfred; Shoes- Aldo

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Gina Torres (Jessica from Suits).

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

I will always have a pair of comfortable business flats in my office—just in case!

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

The colour is less important than the fit. Make sure that your suit fits you well and comfortably because you will be running in it all day. That being said, don’t go crazy on the colours…keep it simple and clean.

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

When I want to splurge: Club Monaco; Fun and on a budget: Reitmans.

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Paras Patel

Suit-Custom; Dress Shirt-Calvin Klein; Tie-Perry Ellis; Belt– Joseph Aboud; Shoes– Left & Right; Socks-Cassels Brock Signature Socks

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Kojo Hayward.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

Flashy Socks.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

Don’t get too flashy! I’d focus on simple, professional, and comfortable.

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Winners and Moores. All about the savings.

 

 

 

 

Presenting…The Fashion Files

Fashion Files 2017

Many of you may be wondering how to “dress the part.” Picking the right outfit for an interview or for work in a business environment can be a daunting task. With our weekly Fashion Files, our blog team hopes to provide you with a solid overview of what is trending in corporate fashion.

In this week’s Fashion Files, we introduce you to two of our summer students, Kelly Lee and Jesse Tepperman.


Kelly Lee

Kelly 1 Kelly2 Kelly3

Suit-Banana Republic; Shirt-Theory; Shoes– Nine West

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Tilda Swinton.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

Well-fitted pants.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

Wear what makes you feel the most confident. Being comfortable in what you wear is a big part of that. I grappled with whether to wear a skirt suit or paintsuit for interviews as I got conflicting advice. Ultimately, I decided to wear what I felt the best and most comfortable in. I wore pantsuits for all of my interviews and felt good about my decision!

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Banana Republic and J.Crew suits fit me well but may not be for everyone. Both stores are also good places to get nice blouses and shells. If you have time to dig through racks at Winners, you may find a gem! For heels, Nine West and Cole Haan are the most comfortable for me. Loafers are always good to have in the office too.


Jesse Tepperman

Jesse 3 Jesse 2  Jesse Pic 1

Suit-Strelson; Dress Shirt-Strelson; Tie– Strelson; Belt– Saks Fifth Avenue; Shoes– Johnston Murphy

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Ari Gold from Entourage.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

A nice tie. Tie fashion is stronger than ever and wearing a tie that resembles your personality can definitely make an outfit.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

I have always believed that less is more when it comes to dressing for an interview. Do not wear an over the top suit or dress shirt. Keep it simple by wearing a white or blue dress shirt, a modest tie, and a basic coloured suit.

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Strelson. The suits fit me like a glove, there are lots of different styles to choose from, and the prices are reasonable.