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Jason Matlo Sample Sale: Big Savings on Stylish, Quality Pieces

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In a trendy little studio in the heart of Gastown is where you will find Jason Matlo’s studio. When I first arrived, I heard the sound of a sewing machine and shortly after, I saw the two designers hard at work. I thought maybe I was in the wrong suite or interrupting the designers but they were very welcoming and I quickly got straight to shopping. As I scrolled through every article of clothing on the three full racks, I was surprised at the great prices. Everything from fun patterned skirts to elegant sequenced gowns filled the racks; Each garment discounted at 60%-80% off!

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Jason Matlo & Wen-Chee Liu

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I found lots of treasures (unfortunately, not all in my size). A beautiful black silk skirt priced regularly at $400 and now on sale for only $20 was my favourite. The gowns were also unbelievably priced, a violet sequenced mermaid gown was down to $580 from $1597. The selection was directed towards work wear and evening wear with a variety of sizing. There is a mixture of elaborate patterned pieces, neutral pieces, and solid bold coloured pieces. I even spotted a one-shouldered dress in Pantone’s 2014 colour of the year, Radiant Orchid. While going through the racks, I noticed the great quality and soft feeling of the fabric that Jason Matlo uses. After trying on a few items, I ended up purchasing a $152 black cotton/nylon tee for only $15! I had a lovely experience, got a nice addition for my closet, and even got a chance to meet the two designers, Wen-Chee Liu and Jason Matlo. Be sure to check out the Jason Matlo sale next time!

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Words + Photos by DesireeAnne Holder

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Upcoming Events & Sales: Nicole Bridger, Jason Matlo, LYNNsteven

Nicole Bridger ‘Love Local’ Launch
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Nicole Bridger will be hosting a variety of local brands from childrens wear to odor-nixing undergarments at her Kitsilano shop. The official launch happens tonight and the brands will be at the shop at least until Valentine’s Day for your shopping needs.

STYLE SHEET

  • WHAT | Nicole Bridger’s Love Local Launch Party
  • WHERE | 2151 West 4th Ave
  • WHEN | Feb 6th @ 7:00 – 10:00pm
  • WHY | Get great gifts in time for Valentine’s Day!

Jason Matlo Sample Sale

Jason Matlo sample sale

One of our favourite designers, Jason Matlo,  is holding a sample sale this Friday and Saturday. Up to 80% off? Hell yeah!

STYLE SHEET

  • WHAT | Jason Matlo sample sale
  • WHERE | 511 – 55 Water St
  • WHEN | Feb7th – 8th @ 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • WHY | Amazing designs at 80% off

Jason Matlo info via Nicolette’s blog

LYNNsteven Fall/Winter Sale

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After heading over to the Jason Matlo sale, be sure to pop by LYNNsteven‘s fall/winter sale also in the Gastown neighborhood.

STYLE SHEET

  • WHAT | LYNNsteven Fall/Winter 2013 Sale
  • WHERE | 225 Carrall St
  • WHEN | Feb 7th – 9th
  • WHY | Get a $5 gift card to The Coffee Bar to keep warm while you shop!

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STYLE SHEET

  • WHAT | C. by Chelsea sale
  • WHERE | 1834 West 4th Ave
  • WHY | Sale merchandise already 10 – 50% off – and you get an EXTRA 20% on top of that!

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Lunch With Maria: A Fashionable Event That Means Serious Business

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Jason Matlo showed his collection at the Ladies Who Lunch event on October 19th, 2013 at the Arbutus Club. As always, Matlo never disappoints with ultra-feminine styles that really work to highlight a woman’s body. I’ve always loved how his designs can have a bit of couture, such as the Valentino-like bow on the one-shoulder LBD, and at the same time are so wearable. Matlo mentioned this was the first time he’s really worked with accessories, with the show accessorized with Stella&Dot jewelry. As much as I love minimalism, the jewelled necklaces and bangles brought the look to another level.

The Spring/Summer 2014 collection marks his 10th year in the fashion business. What has allowed him to be successful in such a volatile industry? “Success is basically hanging on when everyone else has let go,” he says. He also commended the women part of his team who helped him along the way, “Behind every great man, there’s a series of great women.”

We were invited to Maria Kritikos’  Ladies Who Lunch event mainly to cover the Jason Matlo fashion show, and we went away with so much more. Hosted by Fashion TV host, Mandy J Ross, the theme of the event was “Secrets to Success.” A great lineup of speakers shared their golden nuggets of wisdom with a high-profile crowd of female entrepreneurs, consultants, and philanthropists, and fashion media.

Highlights from the speakers include Jennifer Halinda, who became Executive Director of Dress for Success Vancouver this spring. After losing her job, she kept volunteering at DFS, knowing she was going to make make some changes in her life, and make a difference in the lives of other women. She asked the crowd to look into themselves and posed the question: “If all jobs paid the same, what would you be doing?”

Next up, Tracey Drake, Editor in Chief of Niche Magazine spoke about a pivotal moment in her life when she decided at age 10 that she wanted to be in the magazine business. This inspiring woman had previously worked as a business consultant who has had experience helping many companies with their initial public offerings (IPO). She believes that success is composed of your natural DNA and personal IPO (Integrity. Passion. Opportunity). “Like the little black dress… women of integrity never go out of style,” said Tracey.

Last but not least, Miss Canada, Casar Jacobson told the story of the flipside of success, and is it really failure? This former farm girl told stories about how she forgot her own name on stage, and even tripped on stage during pageants. But it was the tripping and falling that allowed her to learn. “I’ve never done anything in my life without first failing… failure is a stepping stone,” she said.

It was an afternoon of connections, feeling powerful as women, getting inspired, and what I personally felt and had also overheard another woman say: Love. Maria Kritikos somehow got together a roomful of strangers, and turned the atmosphere into a supportive, loving environment – kudos to this creative catalyst!

Photos by Aurora Chan

Words by Miranda Sam

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Haute Heroes

Last Thursday, August 7th, the latest crop of fashion students at John Casablancas put on one haute show at The Modern (Gastown, Vancouver). The show hosted by renowned Vancouver designer, Jason Matlo. Paying tribute to the annual New York Metropolitan Ball, Haute Heroes featured a red carpet runway. Not only did the models change costumes in terms of clothing, so did they with accessorizing pieces: from punchy coloured eyeshadow + long lashes, they moved to sunglasses, then librarian glasses. Vancouver’s Project Runway Canada season one contestant, Carlie Wong, featured a much more wearable collection than what we usually see from her couture upbringing. Joanna Kulpa never fails to win us over with innovative yet not so in-your-face sustainable fashion (you honestly don’t notice it). Was SBF the only one thirsty for more at the end of the show? To say the least, the room was haute.

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Carlie Wong | Venetbrento | Porscia | Kulpa | NIXXI | Nicole Bridger | Emily Miller | CC1827 | Sunja Link | Dace | Jason Matlo

Photography by Budianto Nasrun

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