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Music Festival Dreams: The Top 5 Trends We Predict to See This Festival Season

Music festival style, Summer, Fashion Humber

With summer fast approaching, not only does this mean hotter days and later nights, but it also means that the music lovers of the world may all rejoice in unison for one reason and one reason alone: festival season. As the lineups continue to be released and the tickets continue to be sold, these weekends full of concerts, carnival food, and tents will be here before we know it. As any festival-guru knows however, it is not just about who you see at these events, but it is also about who you wear. Fashion tends to take a close second

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Brand Profile – Sonya Lee

Sonya Lee, Queen West Toronto, handmade handbags, Leather handbags, Sonya Lee

Anyone who lives in Toronto and has an interest in fashion is no stranger to Queen Street West. When inspiration runs dry or you are looking for pieces that you can’t find at the usual fast fashion retailers, window shopping along Queen West will often breathe new life into your repertoire. It was on one of these shopping trips where a friend and I discovered Sonya Lee. On a whim, we popped into accessory store Zane, thinking we might find some inspiration for new sunglass styles for the summer, but instead were both immediately drawn to a display of beautiful

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Green Beauty

Green Beauty, Fashion Humber, The Detox Market

More now than ever, skin care is a hot topic especially going into spring! Both genders want to recover from the winter and get their skin prepared for the summer months because who doesn’t want a selfie with beautiful skin that has a sun kissed glow? In case you don’t know, the term “Green Beauty” refers to products made without chemicals, using natural ingredients that have the same effect, if not better, for your face, body and hair. Fashion Humber takes a look at green beauty products available at a Toronto based shop. The Detox Market is a retail store

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Watch Out – Vintage designer shopping on the Lakeshore

The borough town of New Toronto isn’t exactly known for vintage designer shopping. However, just steps away from Humber College, Lakeshore Campus, lies PARIS CALLING, a new re-sale, designer women’s vintage store, where vintage craving fashionistas arrive with the urge to snag one of a kind designer vintage pieces. Glamour 1930’s gowns, lace tulle skirts, retro heels, handbags, and vintage couture European suits. It’s almost nostalgic when you first enter, even the choice of music transports you to that special era of the 60’s, or 70’s depending on the playlist. Who knew that this shop existed? And why has it passed radars of places to

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Suits U – Student Empowerment through Fashion

Suits U, Toronto, non-profit, fashion students

 Making Good First Impressions Affordable Suits U is a non-profit that aims to empower students through the art of dress. They do this by developing partnerships with corporations and businesses, collecting gently worn professional attire and making it available at affordable prices to students. After, all proceeds are donated to a local charity with a youth empowerment theme. Founded in Toronto by University of Toronto students, Suits U has recently expanded across Canada opening chapters in Vancouver and Montreal. In 2016, the non-profit dressed 250 students which amounted to a $10,000 donation to Unity Charity, a non-profit that implements stress management and leadership development programming for

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Woof Woof Woof – Canine Fashion Show

Canine fashion show, FashionHumber,collection, College, woof woof, puppies, Pet fashions, dog fashion, pet lovers

It is true what they say – every dog has its day. Our furry four-legged friends are no longer just watch dogs or pets. More and more pet owners are treating their dogs like real babies. Expenditure on fashion and luxury items for puppies is increasing, year after year, and it is estimated this emerging niche will add billions of dollars in revenue, to the fashion industry. Couturiers and stylists are not only a privilege for humans anymore. Puppies are now able to have their own customized dresses or accessories in their wardrobe. They might be invited to New York

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How to: Dress Like a Kardashian on a Student Budget

Fashion Humber, Kardashian, Jenner, Student Budget, Style Tips

Fashion Humber Style Tips for a Student Budget It seems that in today’s social media saturated society, it is next to impossible to go even an hour without coming across a picture of either a Kardashian or a Jenner. Whether we like it or not, they surely are here to stay. Not only has this famous family altered the television media, but they have also swayed the way in which fashion-lovers dress. Whether it is with an Instagram selfie or a paparazzi snapshot, both the Kardashian and the Jenner sisters continue to predict, create, and follow the latest and boldest current

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FASHION Humber – Spring Fashion Haul

Fashion Humber, Spring Haul 2017, Fashion Closet

Spring’s here, out with the old, in with the new! As the weather begins to turn warmer and we put our winter jackets away (hopefully for good), we are starting to evaluate our closets and think about what new pieces need to be added. Spring is all about new beginnings, and along with the sudden ambition for a big spring clean of our apartments, so comes the desire to do away with the old and in with the new items in our wardrobes. McKenna recorded her Spring 2017 haul for us and features some affordable pieces that are wearable now

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Fashion is Technologically Sound – Virtual Reality in the Fashion Industry

Fashion Technology, virtual reality fashion industry, Fashion Humber

Virtual reality .. ..is undeniably an idea that many of us grew up assuming would be part of a very distant, yet cool, future. Little did we know, not only would be witnessing the actualization of the concept, but we would also be present for its incorporation into domains which we never would have imagined possible. Though virtual reality has become fairly present across different medias, it seems that we are heading towards a time where seeing an extensive use of it in the fashion industry could very well become normal. However, before we examine the current use of virtual

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The Profile Show

Fashion Humber, merchandising, fashion trade show, The profile show, Toronto Congress hall

Merchandise Trade Show The Profile Show was held from March 5th to 8th 2017 at the Toronto Congress Center. The Profile Show happens in early March and September each year to let buyers purchase spring/summer and fall/winter merchandise. Booths are assembled throughout the Congress Center and buyers walk between booths, looking through racks and deciding what works best for their store. After getting my nametag and walking through security, the first thing I saw were mannequins with outfits from different vendors. I walked my way past vendors such as Steve Madden and different jewelry booths, towards the end of the

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