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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Orientation Week Recap

Wow! Just 2 weeks ago, 15 eager students entered the main boardroom at Cassels Brock, truly excited for a memorable orientation week.

Our Commander-in-Chief, Shannon Leo, welcomed us with open arms. During our first day, we received a training session on the “ins and outs” of the firm, met with the marketing and business development team, received our freshly groomed iPhone 7s, and took head shots for the website.

One thing we can say about orientation week is that we were all VERY well fed. Between lunches with the student committee, International Diversity Lunch in celebration of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a 3 course meal at Mercato, and a “You Survived Orientation” meal at Terroni…let’s just say that everyone spent the weekend at their local gym.

Orientation gave us a wonderful sense of the firm culture. From meeting with partners and associates, to getting our offices, to learning about some of the exciting business deals and files the firms is working on, to working with our librarians about how to partake in cutting-edge legal research, it is clear that Cassels Brock is a place that truly cares about student mentorship and development.

There was no shortage of social activities throughout the week. After finishing Day 1, we all traveled to a nearby bar to celebrate our summer class with cocktails and appetizers. On Night 3, we had a delicious dinner at Wayne Gretzy’s followed by a hilarious comedy show at Second City. On Night 4, the entire firm welcomed us to a cocktail reception. In addition to the fantastic sushi bar, lots of introductions were exchanged.

A huge thank you to Shannon Leo and the student committee for an outstanding week. We leave you with our fellow colleague’s thoughts on orientation week.

Ave Bross: The summer student orientation at Cassels Brock was both fun and informative. The firm welcomed their students with open arms. The week consisted of educational training sessions as well as social activities that allowed the students to bond with each other and integrate themselves within the firm. It was a fantastic week and I am excited to be a member of the Cassels Brock team.

Heesoo Kim: I had high expectations of orientation week but they were exceeded. The various training and social activities provided ample opportunity to not only familiarize myself with the firm but truly get to know all the great members of the summer class team. It was an informative, exciting and inspiring experience and I’m grateful to already feel so at home at Cassels Brock.

Koen Yi: My favourite aspect of orientation week was meeting everyone in the new summer class. I had a great time getting to know my new cohort through the various activities that Shannon planned for us. The highlight of the week was when we all went to Second City to enjoy some good food and laughs.

If you would like to learn more about the summer student class, you can visit http://www.cbbstudents.com/Section/Students/Summer_Students_2017

Stay tuned for more exciting posts!

Till next time,

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Introducing your 2017 Summer Student Blog!

Welcome to the Summer 2017 Cassels Brock Student Blog!

We are the four summer students who will be heading up our weekly blog postings. We hope that you will get a chance to hear from all 15 of our summer students (Toronto and Vancouver) but the four of us will be posting regularly.

We know what it is like to be in your shoes. The pressure of OCIs, landing a job, cover letter and CV preparation, in-firms, full-service life, firm tours…the list goes on and on. Don’t worry! We’ve got your backs. Last year at this exact moment in time, we were all thinking the same thing. We are here to guide you, offer some words of encouragement, provide emotional support, and leave you with a variety of tips and tricks to steer you in the right direction. Most importantly, we hope to teach you about Cassels Brock life and to share intimate details about our awesome experiences as summer students.

The four of us are very excited to introduce ourselves. Tiffany, a 2L from Osgoode is excited to share her Cassels experience with our followers. Any, also a 2L from Osgoode, is looking forward to launching some new and innovating blog posts this summer. Jesse, a JD/MBA from Windsor is already taking snapshots for the new and improved @cbbstudents Instagram page. Emma, a JD/MBA from U of T is excited to spearhead some new initiatives for prospective students at Cassels Brock.

Stay tuned for our “Orientation Week” Post.

Till next time,

Your 2017 Bloggers

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