Lover’s Tempo: SS15 Launch Event

Last night, Elaine Kim presented her new Lover’s Tempo spring and summer jewelry collection and the gorgeous pieces were a huge success! While celebrating Elaine and her new designs, everyone enjoyed beautifully decorated pastries by Liberty Bakery and tasty wine samples by Broadway International Wine Shop.

Thanks to our neighbourhood friends, Liberty Bakery and Broadway international Wine Shop for contributing to such a successful night. Our staff heard many compliments about how great the refreshments tasted.

Elaine’s vibrant personality filled the room as she mingled with friends, family and other Lover’s Tempo guests while describing her eclectic designs and colour inspirations for this season.

All of the jewelry that was previewed last night is now available in store and some of the pieces are only carried in our store!

Thanks to everyone who attended!

Have A Sweet Easter DIY Tutorial

Easter is approaching fast, which means it’s time to bring out your Sunday best and pick up some sweet treats. And if you feel like sharing some of the latter, these DIY milk carton templates are a cinch to put together. Just download and print the template below and follow these simple instructions for a sweet Easter gift for family and friends.


– Printed template (cardstock or a stiffer paper stock works best)
– Scissors or X-acto knife
– Ruler
– Bone folder or other tool for scoring paper
– Glue stick or double-sided tape
– Easter treats
– Sticker or washi tape




1.  Print out the template. Fill out the “To” and From” portion. Line up a ruler with the corresponding arrows score along the indicated lines (see guide above).

2. Cut out the template and fold along the scored lines.

3. Fold the template into a box and seal side and bottom tabs in place using a glue stick or double-sided tape.

3. Fill with your Easter treats. Gently press in the scored/folded sides of the box to bring the top edges together—exactly like a milk carton!

4. Fold over the top and seal with stickers or washi tape.


Tutorial and template design by Melanie Kwan.

You’re Invited to an Exclusive Meet & Greet Event at Front and Company!

Are you a lover of Lover’s Tempo jewelry? Because we are! We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting our first meet and greet event with Vancouver based jewelry designer, Elaine Kim on Thursday April 9, 2015. This event is the perfect chance to preview Elaine’s new spring-summer collection which could become the perfect new accessory for your upcoming occasions. Enjoy refreshments as you meet Elaine and shop the night away.

Event Details

  • Where – Front and Company, 3772 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5V 3N7
  • When – April 9, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm after regular hours
  • Who – You and a guest but space is limited so RSVP as soon as possible at

Elaine Kim

Elaine Kim created Lover’s Tempo jewelry line after completing her BA in Art History and a minor in Fine Arts at UBC. Through her studies and fashion experiences, she found her true passion for unique, quality designed jewelry made for various occasions. Elaine believes in designs that are effortlessly elegant for young, modern day girls. Elaine also loves using vibrant colour palettes and eclectic designs in her pieces which represents her new night sky theme collection. Before we get too carried away with exclusive event details, RSVP for a night of shopping, mingling and fun!

We also want to mention that we’ve partnered with Broadway International Wine Shop for a private wine tasting happening this night only. Refreshments by our new neighbours, Liberty Bakery.

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 Sneak peak of Elaine’s spring-summer collection

March 2015 Fashion Roundup

Spring is IN! We’ve rounded up the freshest links that have us inspired and excited for the season.

We love the lipstick technique in Lisa Eldrige’s spring makeup tutorial. (

Check out the multi-coloured bangs and sequined camo behind the scenes at Ashish AW 2015, London Fashion Week (Milkteef)

What’s Selling Out in Boutiques Around the World (Refinery 29)

7 Reasons to Channel Larry David’s Laid-Back Dad Style (Vogue)

Gold, pearls, and cat-eyes abound: the perfectly pared-back Baroque hair and makeup at D&G AW2015 (FashionGoneRogue)

These “Easy Work Dresses will make you look polished and professional in a snap. (Refinery29)

Rodarte and Superga team up to create the ultimate tennis shoe. (WhoWhatWear)

Sweet and structured pop pastel suits at Prada AW 2015. (Dazed & Confused Magazine)

The days are getting longer and warmer — spring is just a hop skip and a jump away. It’s the perfect time to clear out the closet and we’d love to see you in store. We are currently taking Spring items, and we’ve whipped up a little editorial of what we’re craving at Front!

Please note, availability of consignment pieces may vary. if you see something you like, we’d be happy to try and find something similar when you come by!

IMG_5584Romance is always in style. This season we’ve fallen for a silhouette reminescent of the 1990’s; grungey magic meets the modern sweetheart.

Vintage Levi’s jacket, Aldo Rise heels, Lumiere dress, Front moon necklace.

IMG_5654This ain’t Woodstock! The new bohemian is carefree and cool. Free flowing layers, gladiators and earthen tones make getting ready a breeze.

Vintage silk duster, Wilfred Le Fou top, Wilfred pants, Forever 21 sandals, Brixton hat, AJ Morgan sunglasses, vintage eelskin bag.


IMG_5468A Spin on the new classic. Trenchcoats are a perennial favourite, and we love this fashion forward and modern take. Paired with a simple pair of slides and neutral colors, it’s easy to achieve both fashion and function.

H&M trench, Gap sweater, Zara leather skirt, Zara slides, Front necklace, Rebecca Minkoff bag, AJ Morgan sunglasses.

IMG_5518Sometimes the easy does it. Athletic inspired pieces are going strong, and we love the look paired with relaxed denim and bright monochrome accents.

Maison Scotch tee, Press jacket, Cheap Monday jeans, J + shoes, AJ Morgan sunglasses, Mat & Nat backpack.

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Double denim done it right! Whether you are a gal about town or just out grabbing an iced americano, it’s easy to cozy up to a Canadian Tuxedo. Keep in simple with white accents and a true blue bag.

Love Tree blazer, ACNE jeans, Replay shirt, Qupid shoes, AJ Morgan sunglasses, Front blue clutch & necklace.

Photographed by Grace Altobar
Modeled by Tianna Franks
Styled by Lydia Okello

Style Spotting – Danene Groshak

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Accessories – Greek Fisherman’s cap
Jewelry – Plain silver chain, Ring from mom, Ring from dad
Top – White tee
Bottoms – Thrifted black pants
Shoes – Vintage Brown’s

Why do you like to shop second-hand/consignment?
I think it’s a beautiful way of experimenting with clothing from different places and times. It’s also a way of appreciating and using what’s already on this planet.


Style Spotting – Cassie, Claire, Jenica, and Ricci

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(From Left to Right)
Instagram – caassaandraa, totheqs_
Twitter – @cassiemasangkay
Jewelry, Top, Bottoms – H&M
Outer – Wilfred Free (Aritzia)
Shoes – Converse

Favourite find from Front & Company?
Crystal jewelry.

Favourite Fashion Icon?
Mary-Kate and Ashley, Rita Ora, Beautycrush.

Instagram – clairebahena
Twitter – @clairebahena
Hat – Zara
Watch – American Apparel
Shirt – H&M
Boyfriend Jeans – Bluenotes
Oxfords – Steve Madden
Bag – Herschel

Favourite find at Front & Company?
Crop tops and hats.

Favourite fashion icon?
Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez.

Instagram – jenicaaudrey
Twitter – @jenicaaudrey
Sunglasses – Ray-ban
Toque – Urban Outfitters
Shirt – H&M
Jean Jacket – Wilfred Free (Aritzia)
Bottoms – H&M
Shoes – Topshop
Bag – H&M
Favourite fashion icon?
Sincerelyjules on Instagram.
Worst fashion faux-pas?
Instagram – riccimintuan, totheqs_
Twitter – @riccipamintuan
Hat, Rings, Top, Bottoms – H&M
Watch – Michael Kors
Coat – Wilfred (Aritzia)
Shoes – Birkenstocks
Favourite fashion icon?
Beautycrush on YouTube.
Worst fashion faux-pas?

Music To Our Ears.

With rising temperatures comes a plethora of music festivals! We’re officially in the throes of festival season: SXSW, Coachella, Pemberton, Sasquatch, Glastonbury etc. The locales are diverse but one cardinal concern remains: How do you look stylish and still stay cool and/or warm with limited access to civilization?

Music festivals have long been the hallowed grounds of rebellious and bohemian styles, dating back to the psychedelic gatherings of the 60s and 70s (Woodstock, anyone?) Whether you’re headed to catch a single show or plan on spending the weekend away, music festivals are an excellent time to dress wilder than usual.

please note, availability of consignment pieces may vary . if you see something you like, we’d be happy to try and find something similar when you come by!

1 High Impact: Monochrome packs a punch, offset by bold red boots (that are perfect for muddy festival grounds). Comprised of mostly vintage, this look is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Vintage striped anorak – $28 | Vintage abstract printed dress – $28
Senso red ankle boots – $75 | Straw Boater – $16

Gold Lion: There’s no doubt you’ll be with the band in this look. A plain white tee receives an update with bold striped trousers and a paisley robe reminiscent of the Stones in their hey day. A golden lion choker adds a final pinch of extravagance.

Lounge E robe – $24 | Zara sleeveless sheer top – $20 | Gold lion necklace – $22
Le Fou striped zipper trousers – $54 | BDG blue loafers – $26

Modelled by Adriana
By Lydia