by Robyn Yager | Levi’s distressed denim, thrifted pink twill bomber jacket (brand unknown), striped shirt (Talula), pink, teal, gold, and orange Nike Dunks (thrifted), pink bow purse (Marc Jacobs), iced coffee made via Aeropress with Phil & Sebastian Kenya Kiawamururu, and some essays by Fitzgerald to mend my heart after seeing Baz Luhrmann’s new treatment of The Great Gatsby.
The GOODS from Much & Little
Vancouver, BC | Much & Little is looking for someone very special who can join our team as a part-time sales associate. This post is for a long-term position covering two to three shifts per week. Saturday availability is a must, plus one or two days during the week. The flexibility to fill other shifts occasionally (especially over the summer) is highly preferable. We’re an intimate shop with a huge emphasis on service, connecting with our customers and product knowledge – personality and attitude are key to this position. Requirements and further details after the jump… Read more
by Robyn Yager | Striped shirt from Joe Fresh, sunglass tote bag from TheOutnet.com, tortoise shell Ray-Bans, thrifted gold belt, leopard print flats by Sperry from Nordstrom Rack, thrifted denim cut offs, and a Salvation Army-sourced copy of A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
by Robyn Yager | Kitsilano’s always dependable Gravity Pope is having an Outlet Sale starting this Thursday, May 9th (runs until May 12th). The shop has some of the best threads and footwear in the city. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
Want to know the real reason behind Nicholas Guesquiere’s departure from Balenciaga? Ooh, the ugliness of politics in fashion!
The Globe & Mail asks: Why shop Canadian?
Community Thrift and Vintage on Cordova Street is in need of some part time help starting in June. That’s three to four days a week in the shop as well as picking out vintage. Think you’ve got what it takes to hunt and sell kickass vintage? Email them for more details.
Get your athleticism on in some pretty new shoes! Nike and Liberty of London have teamed up again for some fun footwear. I’m down for the pink Nike Air Max with yellow flowers (so pretty and functional). Check them here. (via Hearty Magazine)
Weirdly continuing on with the sports theme, check out this collection of designer sporting gear featuring croquet sets, boxing gloves, surfboards, and a bicycle saddle. Unnecessary? Yes. Sweet? Undeniably. (via Sharp Magazine)
The late Isabelle Blow’s wardrobe is set to go on display at Somerset House in London this November. The eccentric fashionista who passed away in 2007 after battling depression is noted for the discovery of Alexander McQueen and milliner Philip Treacy. The exhibition a collaborative effort between the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. (via Telegraph)
Local looks and wants deciphered from the photographs up top…
1. Statement necklaces would look great with a simple white tee and denim shorts.
2. A floral print London Alexander button up.
3. Imagine combat boots and a pretty white spring dress. Why not?
4. Colourful striped dress and a crystal necklace by Rish Jewelry.
5. A good-looking Instagram battle.
6. Stripes and sportcoat. Looking stylish for a wine preview at Nouvelle Nouvelle.
7. Ora bags are a great and hassle free piece to lug your beach stuff around.
8. Mount Pleasant Athletic Club - get your workout on this this shirt.
Robyn Yager is the style reporter for Scout Magazine. She is enthused by anything out of the ordinary, loving art, striped shirts, macchiatos, classic literature and picking through thrift stores for unique treasures. Her mission is to inspire Vancouverites in their sartorial choices and to see beauty and style everywhere.
by Robyn Yager | To commemorate such a beautifully sunny day (after being inspired by all the Instagram pictures of this weekend’s amazing forecast blowing up on my feed), the Outfit of the Day includes a silk paisley blouse by One Teaspoon from Kiss and MakeUp in West Vancouver, faux leather shorts from Zara, Ash Miliary stilettos (bought at Winner’s), a yellow polka-dot notebook (bought at YokoYaya in Chinatown), a rafia minaudiere from Moule, a Stabilo pen, and Clinique lipstick in Mightiest Maraschino.
One of our very favourite stores in Victoria is coming to Vancouver! Yup, the good folks at Still Life have taken over the old Lark spot at 2315 Main Street and plan to open their 3rd store there in mid-July. If you’ve never heard of it before, Still Life is something of an institution on Lower Johnson St. in Victoria, having opened way back in the 1980′s. It expanded across the street in September 2011, dedicating the original to men’s fashions and the new space – which is slightly larger – to women’s. Owners Matt and Kim Jensen – who bought the store from the original owners 7 years ago – have brought Vancouver’s Meghan Paterson on board as the operating partner. Meghan is an awesome person; you’ll probably recognize her from Beggar’s Banquet. Paterson informs us that the 2,100 sqft space will include both men’s and women’s fashions all under one roof, with many of the same lines/brands that we’ve come to know and love in Victoria. Nice score, Mt. Pleasant!
by Robyn Yager | Tonight, from 7pm to 9pm, Gastown boutique Nouvelle Nouvelle (209 Abbott) will host a Spring Pop-up Wine Bar featuring new wines from Road 13 and ice cream sandwiches by Earnest Ice Cream. Sip, chomp, and check out new dresses from Dolce Vita, tees by Mt. Pleasant Athletic Club, Cheap Monday sunnies, and beautiful butter leather bags. Oh, plus 15% off.
The GOODS from Heartbreaker Salon
Vancouver, BC | We are looking to expand our team! Heartbreaker Salon is currently seeking full-time and part-time hair stylists proficient in both cutting and colouring. If you are interested in joining our busy crew, please drop off your resume at the address above between Monday and Saturday, 10-6, with Deandra or Karly. Learn more about us after the jump… Read more
by Robyn Yager | Dace has created the perfect ladies white button-up shirt. I love the relaxed yet structured style. Pair with a pair of loose trousers, a high-waisted skirt, or perhaps some tailored shorts.
The Legendary Army & Navy Shoe Sale continues until May 5th. It takes a little bit of searching around but you’re bound to find something amazing here. Scan the goods for Kelsi Dagger, Michael Kors, Pour La Victoire, and lots more.
Chanel becomes a graphic novel. Illustrated by Bernard Ciccolini and written by Pascale Frey, the book is a history of Coco in a colourful frame-by-frame comic en Francais. Forget Batman, I’ll take Chanel! Here’s a preview. It’s not published yet, but you will be updated when it is!
Always take Cary Grant’s Timeless Style Advice, but never take it for granted. One of his best gems: “If a man wears the kind of clothes that please him, then, providing they’re clean and don’t shock society, morals, and little children, what is the difference as long as that man is happy?” (via GQ Winter 1967/68)
Common clothing stains and how to remove them, because you never know when a Beaujolais mishap will strike, and when it does you’re going to need to deal with it!
The Essential Menswear Movie Guide (via FourPins). This article is a collection of “cliff notes on the most essential flicks of menswear’s cinematic canon”, highlighting such films as The Great Escape, The Graduate, and the Talented Mr. Ripley (did someone say boat shoes and crisp whites?)
Local looks and wants deciphered from the photographs up top…
1. Lace up two-tone heels seen in Gastown.
2. Bike: Denim vest, jeans, toque, and a sweet bike in black and yellow.
3. HeyJude8: Grey wide-brimmed fedora and leather jacket at Eco Fashion Week.
4. MSC12: Flat-brimmed floral print baseball cap with a questionable statement.
5. Close-up of a Uplifting Jacket at the Nicole Bridger’s “Be” show at Portside Pub.
6. A men’s grey polka-dot button up shirt at Union Street’s Charlie & Lee.
7. A Marc Jacobs army green track jacket won’t protect much against the elements (at least he looks good).
9. Brogued white lovelies with turquoise lacing (seen on Granville Island).
Robyn Yager is the style reporter for Scout Magazine. She runs The Rain Season blog and is enthused by anything out of the ordinary. She loves art, striped shirts, macchiatos, classic literature and picking through thrift stores for unique treasures. Her mission is to inspire Vancouverites in their sartorial choices and to see beauty and style everywhere.
(via) Designed by Korean architect Moon Hoon, the so-called “Panorama House” in Chungbuk boasts an elegantly wooden stepped library that doubles as home theatre seating and home runs as a super fun slide.
by Robyn Yager | Vancouver’s award-winning charity, Beauty Night Society, strives to build self-esteem and change lives for women and youth in need by focusing on three areas of programming: wellness, life skills, and makeovers four days of each week. ”Beauty nights” were launched 12 years ago by Caroline MacGillivray. They take place at shelters, health care facilities, drop-in centres, and transition homes. The women who attend are given a chance to connect with others, make friends, and be part of an event that makes them feel empowered, beautiful, and part of the community, as everyone should. Anyone can help out by donating products and supplies, but if you enjoy and have expertise in make-up, hair, health, or wellness, and really dig giving back to your community, the Beauty Night Society holds a volunteer orientation meeting every first Tuesday of the month from 5pm-7:30pm at the Vancouver Public Library Firehall Branch (1455 West 10th Avenue). That’s Tuesday, May 7th. If you’re especially keen, fill out a volunteer form in advance.
Honour Bound details the many cool things that we feel honour bound to check out because they either represent Vancouver exceptionally well or are inherently super awesome in one way or another
Robyn Yager | Maybe this isn’t what Daisy would wear but it’s what I wear when I read about Daisy, and Nick, and Jay, and Tom. Thrifted flower and fruit patterned dress, a copy of The Great Gatsby, Marc by Marc Jacobs perfume in Daisy (because your perfume should match what you’re reading), Revlon lip colour in Smitten, Elizabeth and James sunglasses, and blue loafers obtained in the Philippines.
We checked out the brand new Gastown pop-up shop from The Found and The Freed at 207 Abbott St. the other day. So many awesome things to dig! Hours are Monday to Friday, 11am to 7pm, and from 11am to 5pm on the weekends. The pop-up wraps on May 10th. Pay them a visit and tell them we said hi!