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!

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 events@frontandcompany.ca

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

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.

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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

Consignment Fall Trends for 2014

Although we’re still rolling out our beach towels and slapping on sunscreen, it’s almost time for the coziest of seasons: Fall/Winter! Can’t wait for the thrill of getting to snuggle up to woolens and knits, as well as more layering options. We’ve gathered our forecast for the coming seasons, and what we’re looking for in the consignment department. There is a sense of ease in the air, and we’re looking forward to stocking up on cold weather essentials!

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“PUT YOUR COAT ON”

The most essential item in a cold climate is the coat (or jacket). Classics such as the peacoat and duffle will never go out of style, but this winter we’re looking forward to simple lines and longer lengths. Duster coats reign supreme, with  as well as textured jacquards and tweeds. Capes and blanket coats make a comeback, just in time for cold winds and chilly nights. On the other side of the spectrum, boxy cropped styles also popped up in many collections. Whether you like your coats on the long or very short side, a plethora of options are coming your way!  Statement outerwear will get you through wet and windy winter. Editor’s pick: a windowpane plaid coat!

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“TAKIN’ IT EASY”

Although a dark, slim cut pair of jeans looks darling, we’ve noticed a swing in the shape of things. Touting relaxed and destroyed styles, jeans seem to be leaning towards a louche attitude. White denim is a viable option, and we are warming up to the idea of a Canadian tuxedo. Double denim, anyone?

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“WE’LL SKIRT THE ISSUE”

Sharply asymmetrical skirts were rampant on the runways. Cut across the body and akin to a futuristic, Blade Runner-esque aesthetic, these pseudo-kilts are a surefire FW2014 trend. In other skirted issues, the midi trend keeps on keepin’ on! Longer length skirts are prim ‘n’ proper with a simple button down, or more streetwise with a worn in vintage t-shirt. Add a pair of ankle boots or some sneakers and you’ll be ready for whatever the day may bring.

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“SET THE TONE”

There is an air of chromatic dedication this season. Outfitted in similar tones or simple black and white, color makes a very important statement. The easiest way to get dressed is adopting a wardrobe of minimal shades. If an austere palette isn’t your thing, fret not! Deeply pigmented textiles aren’t going anywhere. Vibrant blues (cobalt, indigo, sea) and reds (sangria, crimson, cherry) as well as a bevy of greens bring a potent punch to fall’s palette. Try a monochromatic look to be ever-so-au-courant. Don’t forget about plaids and painterly patterns, as they add a delectable splash of art-world inspiration to you attire!

“ACCESSORIZE IT”

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In the shoe department, thick tread soles have made a major comeback. Think 90’s inspired lugs (we’re just as surprised as you are!). Menswear detailing proves to be prominent, such as buckled monk-strap shoes. Ankle boots are a solid choice, as Chelsea boots and cutout styles maintain a stronghold on the fashion forward set!

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It’s easy to get ahead in a pair of stylish sneakers, be it skateboard inspired slip on, or a pair of decadent lace runners, via Chanel. For once, comfort is en vogue!

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As far as bags, decadent detailing is just as popular as pared down simplicity. Maximal or minimal, it’s up to you which end of the spectrum you choose!  

Pride in Fashion: Icons, Allies and Modern Muses

In celebration of LBGTQ+ Pride in Vancouver, we’ve taken a closer look at the intersection of some fashionable personalities who are notable within the LBGTQ+ community.

paris-1965-yves-saint-laurent-ex-wonder-boy-of-dior-works-with-a-fashion-model-at-his-own-fashion-house-in-parisYSL at his show in 1965, from Getty Archives.

Yves Saint Laurent is lauded as one of the most influential designers of the latter half of the twentieth century. In the 1960’s & 70’s, Yves was synonymous with style, introducing several streetwear items into the sphere of haute couture. Laurent was also credited with the popularization of the smoking jacket for women, a progressively gender-bending feat. Much of Yves’ success came from the financial (and emotional) backing of his partner and lover, Pierre Berge. Although the pair split in 1986, Berge was a steadfast member of the Laurent brand. The two created an empire despite being an openly gay couple during a time of far more societal resistance towards those who were openly “out”.

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photo from the set of “Giant”, by Frank Worth.

Elizabeth Taylor; she of opulent diamonds. An actress from the age of 9, Ms. Taylor’s lengthy Hollywood career spanned throughout much of the twentieth century. Notorious for her many marriages (8) and opulent lifestyle, Elizabeth had an incredibly philanthropic demeanor in support of HIV/AIDS awareness and research. She co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985, and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1993. Taylor showcased an ability to utilize fame and fortune to be an ally to the LBGTQ+ community, as well as those whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

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photo (and lead photo) from Vogue US, July 2014.

Last but not least, the modern maverick: Cara Delevingne. At only 21 years old, Cara has distinguished herself as a hard-working and talented model, as well as a media darling. Known for a distinct personal style and showcasing her personality off the runway, Delevigne was spotted on several romantic outings in 2014 with Michelle Rodriguez. Previously Cara was romantically linked to one Harry Styles (of One Direction). Delevingne has proven to be a modern muse in her flippant attitude towards the scrutiny of her romantic dealings. Feeling no need to label or explain herself, she has maintained visibility for those of us whose orientation may be less than conventional.

In The Summertime.

We’ve still got the heat of the summer keeping us sun-kissed. But how does one stay cool when it’s scorching out? This week’s editor’s picks will show you how!

summer collage 2Hot Nights – Sometimes easy does it. With a look inspired by Leeloo, we’re thinking a stroll in the park would be effortless with a Rachel Comey jumpsuit, paired with aTopshop jacket + boots, as well as the Mulberry Tessie bag.

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Carte Blanche – One of the strongest trends for summer 2014 is all white. This look from Karen Walker’s Resort 2015 collection exemplifies that beautifully. We’ve added pops of color via ASOS sunglasses + a graphic printed top from Monki. With Zara shorts and Topshop buckled boots, this look is perfect for patio eats downtown!

summer collage 3Ruby Rock – For a bit of pizazz, we’ve used Este Haim in Nylon Magazine as a starting point. You can’t go wrong with a Moschino varisty bomber! Paired with a Kenzo graphic print dress and some ACNE ankle boots, this look would be perfect for catching a concert at the PNE.

summer collage 1Bold Street – This one’s for the boys…or at least those with masculine leanings. This street shot of the Durimel twins is delectably vibrant. Although their palettes are saturated, the beauty in both of these looks is the simple directness of their silhouettes. We’ve created our version thanks to some favourites from Opening Ceremony. COS pants, Kenzo socks, Illesteva backpack, MSGM & Toilet Paper sweatshirt, Eytys sneakers.