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!  

Spring In Your Step!

Yes, yes y’all, winter’s cold grip is finally prying it’s chilly fingers from Vancouver. We braved the lesser version of Polar Vortex and let’s just say: we survived. We here at Front are ecstatic to finally shed our wooly layers for something a little more…lightweight. We’ve styled some spring transitional outfits for the manfolk to help us through this in-betweeny weather.

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!

 

Sundays Are For Chillin’
(styled by Karen La)

In this round, a vintage striped button down is worn in to perfection. Add a striped tee and classic blue jeans for low-key style. But just because you are in a jeans-cap-and-tee combo doesn’t mean that you can’t bring your A-game, style wise. We’ve topped off this chill ensemble with punchy New Balance sneakers. Simple proof that comfort and style are not mutually exclusive.

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Dapper Ain’t Just A Phase
(styled by Lydia Okello)
This look is for the more gentlemanly among us. When it’s warm enough for shorts but not quite hot enough to pair them with a tank top, you can rely on some creative layers to keep you warm. Throwing a varsity jacket over a luxe tuxedo jacket brings the Ritz without going over the top. A trusty grey crewneck brings the look back down to earth, and Vans high top sneaks are nothing but comfortable.
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By Lydia

Gimme Some of that Junk

It’s safe to say the fashion crowd isn’t exactly know for being foodies…but lately the runways and streetwear have been showcasing a distinctly entree influenced aesthetic.

    
 

Moschino’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection (designed with Jeremy Scott at the helm) was positively American junk food. From fruit loops to the golden arches, Jeremy took bastions of Americana and turned out lust-worthy, commotion causing sweatshirts and dresses.

   
 

Over in Paris, the Chanel show turned the legendary house into a veritable supermarket, complete with Chanel branded “sodas” and “sweets”. Perhaps haute couture is taking a tour on the pedestrian realm of influence, bringing fun (food and otherwise) back en vogue.

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Fresh and delicious at Front: new men’s samples from California streetwear brand Neff. Take a bite out of a hamburger anorak.

Hat $24
Mmm… Check out that meaty detailing on the anorak! $118
Hood lyfe.
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If hamburgers are not your thing, tackle the spring in novelty shorts!
The only way to stay REEL.
Head to the beach or your local fish market in style.
Neff Parrot Tee – $24
Wailord Plush – $22
Neff Tackle Hat – $25
Sunglasses – $16
Loser Machine Co. Canteen – $24
Neff Tackle Shorts – $36
Thanks for our neighbour The Fish Counter for on location shots.

Style Spotting – Melissa Victoria King

OUTFIT
 
Hat – Zara
Jewelry – Turquoise pieces, rings bought travelling.
Top – Cotton Candy
Coat – McGinn
Dress – Vintage
Bottoms – Hoisery from Europe
Shoes – Zara
Favourite item ever purchased from Front & Company?
Recently I purchased a dress from a Japanese designer, but I also got this cute Betsey Johnson cherry embroidered dress that is one of my favourites.
How would you describe your personal style?
Ever-changing, bohemian, eclectic.
Who is your favourite fashion icon?
Kate Moss.

 

Prepare for Rain (Mia Melon)

As the wet and chilly weather don’t seem to be letting up, we’ve got some ways for you to stay warm, dry, and still look awesome during drearier days.

This Mia Melon jacket is similar to a jacket they put out last fall, and as they are local, they understand the perils of Vancouver rain, and have reinvented it for the spring! The fabric has water repellent coating so water cannot be absorbed and is bonded with waterproof lining. Don’t worry – it isn’t stuffy, still very breathable.

Pair it with a new umbrella we have in and Roy G. Biv will give you his blessing!

All of the Oscar Dresses!

You may have already seen this infographic floating around on the internet, but we just had to share it!

Source: Mediarun

As a group of fashion lovers and movie buffs, Media Run’s history of dresses worn by Oscar winners made us do a little jig of happiness much like this fella at the Oscars last night:

The 27 Best Moments From The 2014 Academy Awards

Source: ABC / Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

Did you have any favorite or least favorite dresses? Leave us a comment and let us know!

You’ll Have Good Jeans!

Trousers, jeans, pants. Whatever you wear, one thing is for sure: a good pair is tough to find. Whether you’re seeking perfectly worn denim, slim slacks or printed pants, the search can be arduous at best. So, how do you find the perfect bottoms? Here are some things to keep in mind!

Try on various sizes: Sizing is never consistent in the garment industry, so fit can vary from brand to brand. Be sure to bring in several size options into the fitting room! Size ain’t nothing but a number; if the pants fit you perfectly, we can guarantee no one will be asking if they are a 4 or a 6.

When/where you’ll be wearing them:When shopping for new bottoms, it’s key to think about when you are planning on wearing them. Do you need an every day pair that will seamlessly fit with your wardrobe? You may want to select a dark denim in black or deep blue that will easily coordinate.  Looking to switch it up? Try a super distressed pair or coloured pants! In the mood for a fashionable but relaxed weekend option? Perhaps a printed pair of looser fit trousers will be your new best friend.

Footwear: Another important factor are the shoes you plan to wear with said pants. For a loose fit you may want to wear a sizable heel for a decorative look, whereas you might rock a low Chelsea boot with a super slim leg.

We’ve styled three distinct styles of bottoms, check out our picks!
Please note, consignment items may no longer be available. We can help you find something similar in store!

Distressed Light Wash Denim
Mickey Mouse Clutch – $12
Zara army olive green vest – $36
Forever21 black/white grid sweater – $20
Nike purple/black hi tops – $38
RNA Inc light blue jeans – $28

Classic Black Slim
Free People tapestry floral moto jacket – $34
Vintage black Lion graphic tee – $24
Topshop dark grey destroyed jeans – $36
Rachel Comey cream oxfords – $68

Patterned Pants

Deena & Ozzy gold loafers – $32
Bottega Veneta red/blue bag – $64
Rachel Comey brown abstract printed pants – $54