Ms. Haselgrove’s Picks and Tips – Bloomin’ Brilliant Design

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A new label has an infinitely better chance of succeeding when the designer is able to respond to the customers’ needs.  It takes a lot of work and flexibility to make sure your product is succeeding when it hits the marketplace and some designers can get discouraged when sales are slow to begin with.

Rhea Jacinto of Bloomin’ Brilliant Design is a great example of an adaptable entrepreneur.   She works with me every week to bring new styles, replenish what’s sold and switch out what hasn’t.  Through being this involved, I know she is gaining valuable insight to design the pieces that people will love – and buy!

When a designer is new, I’m happy to spend extra time helping them understand what customers are looking for.  Sometimes the design is beautiful, but it might not be practical to wear to work and some tweaks can help make the style more accessible.  Sometimes, with clothing, it can be fit or comfort issues.  To succeed as a designer means getting all the elements right- quality, price point, fit, comfort and style- and that’s not easy to do!

Aside from being a smart and easy-to- work with business person, Rhea is a very creative and talented designer.  Of all her pieces, I love her statement necklaces the best.  I chose three of my favourites to feature here.


Necklace: Onora – Bloomin’ Brilliant, $52


Necklace: Mara – Bloomin’ Brilliant, $ 55


Necklace: Lexa – Bloomin’ Brilliant, $ 83


Come on in and check out Rhea Jacinto’s fabulous line of jewellery, Bloomin’ Brilliant at Queen Street and Roncesvalles.




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Ms. Haselgrove’s Picks and Tips!

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In my role as Product Coordinator for Fresh Collective, I’m responsible to find great design and quality and bring it to our racks for our wonderful customers. Sometimes I’m looking for statement pieces- that bold print or cool asymmetrically cut sweater-  and other times, I’m looking for great basic style and design that’s simple, but never “plain”.

These pieces from the Desserts and Skirts Spring 2015 line are those great basics. These are wardrobe builders that you can accessorize all kinds of ways to make them dressy, business casual or just everyday casual, while always looking polished and cute.

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Jane Haselgrove models her picks from the early Spring Arrivals at the Queen Street store.Top: Panel Tee- Desserts and Skirts, $58
Skirt: Denim Pocket A-line, $88
Necklace: Rhode, Bloomin’ Brilliant, $67

In this picture I’ve topped the outfit off with a statement necklace, but a colourful silk scarf, a bold pendant or a blazer are just three of the many possible ways you could style this outfit.

When choosing the wardrobe building pieces, I always look for the subtle style details that make the piece a blank canvas for accessories and your personality.

There’s nothing “plain” about the simple pieces we look for at Fresh Collective!

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