Pride and Remembrance Run 2017

Last weekend, our Cassels Brock team participated in the Pride and Remembrance Run, an annual five-kilometre fundraising run/walk in support of LGBTQ+ charities in the GTA. These charities include Fife House, Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, and Casey House.

We gathered at the 519 Church Street Community Centre at 9:15 am, and began the run/walk at 10:00 am.

The weather was perfect, the atmosphere was lively, and our team went for a delicious brunch on a patio afterwards. Overall, it was a great event. Happy Pride 2017!

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.

 

 

Chopped!: Cassels Brock Edition

Last week the summer students and the student committee got together for some delicious and fun-filled challenges at the Edible Story Toronto. The engaging event consisted of two challenges similar to the hit-TV show “Chopped”. In each challenge, the hosts would reveal  mystery ingredients and the two teams (mixed of committee members and students) would have 20 minutes to transform the ingredients into a meal. In both the appetizer and the dessert round, there were some impressive transformations.

Appetizer Round: fennel, king oyster mushrooms, brie, and chickpeas.

      

Top photo on left: A roasted chick pea stir fry with the fennel and mushrooms. The team then roasted the brie and topped it with some garnish and toasted bread to dip. (Chopped!)

Top photo on right: Handmade hummus spread over toast, melted brie on top, and a mushroom and fennel stir fry with roasted chickpeas to top it off. The dish was served with a side of pickled tomatoes.

Dessert Round: lady fingers, butterscotch chips, dulce de leche.

   

Top photo: deep-fried and pan-fried rhubarb with melted butterscotch chocolate chips, topped with a hand-made caramel sauce, whipped marshmellows, and dashes of cinnamon.

Middle photo: lady fingers topped with a hand-made vanilla and sugar cream, garnished with pomegranate; alternatively garnished with a caramel sauce and butterscotch. (Chopped!)

Overall, all the teams and the student committee judges had a blast participating in this summer event. We got to bond as a group and work as teams under the ticking clock. Plus, we got to eat all the food our team made alongside more delicious appetizers the host cooks at The Edible Story made for us on-site. Summerlicious!

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

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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.