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ON OUR COVER At The Sandbox in the City, Joseph Ribkoff never fails to impress! This stunning fitted midi dress, worn by Leah Mann, is a showstopper from the designer’s extensive Autumn/Winter collection. Bold florals stand out on a black background, suggesting an exquisite Oriental motif. The v-neckline, cap sleeves and exposed back zipper are flattering design touches. The polyester/spandex fabric blend is easy wear and easy care. To complement the elegance of this Ribkoff dress, The Sandbox chose colourful and delicate jewellery by Holly Fashion and classic black leather pumps by Naturalizer. Autumn splendour has arrived at The Sandbox in the City, now at 616 Main Street, just off Broadway. Leah Mann appears courtesy of she ModeLLing. Leah’s hair and Makeup artistry by Visions saLon and spa.

utumn has arrived and The Sandbox in The City couldn’t be more excited. With the recent expansion to their spiffy new store at the corner of Main and Broadway, Sandbox owners (and sisters) Colleen Tait and Juanita Schindel went on a dizzying buying spree for Fall/Winter. “By far, this is the best fall season we’ve ever seen,” says Tait. “The cuts, the fabrics, the colours and the fits are amazing.” Schindel says, “We had such an easy time buying for fall. We bought a lot – more than we ever have before. There were so many great choices!” The autumn colours are truly enchanting, including an array of rich wine tones. “For casual wear, there’s a greater emphasis on the new neutrals – greys, wines, taupes and browns. In dresses, we’re seeing more of the jewel tones, like cobalt blue and magenta,” says Tait. “The fabrics are so wearable. The overall feel is outstanding this season. If you’re lacking basics, this is the season to spend some money and replenish your wardrobe,” she adds. “That’s what we find women are focusing on this season — good, classic pieces that are truly wearable,” says Schindel. The experts at the Sandbox have perfected the formula for wardrobe basics: one pencil skirt, three pairs of pants, some leggings and a jacket from one of the new soft suiting lines. “For every

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OCTOBER 8-29 Elwood Flynn Ltd., located at 200 3rd Ave. S., is celebrating its 63rd Anniversary Autumn Custom Tailoring event! Warren K. Cook, famous master tailors, assures the finest cut, fit and details. Select the very best at exceptional values, with custom tailored suits starting at $795.

The 2016 presents

FALL STYLE ROAD SHOW

Chandeliers Fine Dining and The StarPhoenix invite you to attend our travelling lunchtime fashion show on Thursday, October 13.

Professional models from She Modelling will present the latest fall and winter fashions from Saskatoon’s leading retailers, while you enjoy a fabulous lunch at Chandeliers, in downtown Saskatoon. Admission is free! Guests will receive an entry form to win an exquisite necklace and earring creation by Saskatoon art jeweller Mary Lynn Podiluk, valued at $625.

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pair of pants, buy five to ten different tops and sweaters. You need way less bottoms than tops,” says Tait. “By switching your tops around, you can wear the same pants and no one will notice. I do it all the time. The key is to buy good quality pants that won’t stretch, fade or pill,” says Schindel. Add a couple of great dresses and you’re good to go. Don’t leave that dress hanging in the closet for a special occasion — wear it! “You can wear many dresses into winter by adding a blazer, tights and boots. A dress is like the good china. Take it out and use it!” says Tait. Jazz up basics with colourful accessories, including scarves, jewellery and a stylish bag. “Once you have a good core of basics, you can spend your extra dollars on the fun stuff,” says Schindel. When they buy for the store, the sisters aren’t just swayed by style. “It not only has to look good, it has to feel good. It has to be movable, comfortable and flattering. We try it all on before we place our orders,” says Schindel. The best way to achieve the perfect fit is to shop in person, not online, they add. “By shopping in person, we can assure you of a great fit. We go through every aspect of the garment and if we don’t think it fits, we’ll let you know and suggest a better option,” says Tait. That degree of customer service has earned The Sandbox in City recognition from the ABEX Awards. The Sandbox has been named a finalist in both the Customer Service and Marketing award categories.

OCTOBER 14 Meet your friends at the 13th annual Luncheon En Vogue, the annual fundraiser for the Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre (SSAIC). Featuring fashions from Paramount Day Spa Salon & Boutique, Anthonys Fashion and Durands Fine Footwear, the fashion show will take place at TCU Place on Friday, October 14. Doors open at 11 a.m.; program begins at 11:30. Enjoy a gourmet lunch, fashion show and prizes! Tickets are $50, available at the SSAIC office (YWCA building) or Paramount Day Spa & Salon. OCTOBER 16-17 On October 16 and 17, from 10 am to 4 pm, Sandbox in the City hosts one of its most anticipated events of the year: the Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show. The new spring line from designer Joseph Ribkoff will be revealed. There are oodles of samples to try, complemented by style advice from The Sandbox team. Tasty food and drink add to the party atmosphere. Tickets are available in advance at The Sandbox in the City, at the corner of Broadway and Main.

OCTOBER 18 Meet Simon Chang in person at Klassique Designs in Scotia Centre, Tuesday, October 18. The legendary Canadian designer will showcase favourite pieces from his new Fall/ Winter collection and chat with his fans. Second Avenue Grill joins in the fun with a “Celebrate Simon” luncheon. OCTOBER 21 It’s a boo-tiful evening! The Fright Night Fashion Gala, in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Saskatchewan Branch, takes place Friday, Oct. 21 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel. Several local fashion designers are creating one-of-a-kind costumes that will be auctioned off in support of kidney health. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction, featured guest speakers, Halloween costume fashion show and auction. To purchase tickets, call the Kidney Foundation office at (306) 664-8588 or visit www.kidney. ca/sk/fright-night. NOVEMBER 5-6 Saskatchewan designers will be in the spotlight at SFDF Runway, the high octane fashion show, November 5 and 6 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel. The event includes entertainment by local artists, an exclusive VIP lounge or general admission standing room area. For full details, go to the SFDF Runway events page on Facebook.

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imon Chang has an exuberance for life that shines through everything he does. The legendary Canadian fashion designer has launched an Autumn/ Winter collection distinguished by vivid hues, touchable textures and intriguing silhouettes. Every piece in his new collection features unexpected details that reflect Chang’s inquisitive spirit, from dramatically fringed long vests and sumptuous pastel knit layers to plush coats sprinkled with sequins and lumberjack shirts with studs and pleather accents. On Tuesday, October 18, Simon Chang will showcase pieces from his A/W collection in a day-long meet-and-greet presented by Klassique Designs in Scotia Centre. It’s a rare opportunity to meet Chang in person, discover his latest designs and receive great style tips. He last visited Saskatoon in 2003. Kajoo Kamal, owner of Klassique Designs, is thrilled to host Simon Chang at her iconic boutique. “We’re inviting everyone to drop by throughout the day to meet Simon and see his new collection. Simon Chang’s fashions are always so unique, so fresh; other designers follow in his wake and try to copy him. He’s a great Canadian as well as a leader on the international design scene,” says Kamal. Chang is equally enthusiastic about working with Kamal. “Kajoo has so much style and a passion for the industry,” says Chang. “She has a sharp eye and she knows her customers. Of all the clients we have across North America, I would say Kajoo is one of the sharpest buyers.” The designer has a whirlwind day lined up at Klassique. “I want to do as much meet-and-greet as possible,” says Chang. “I want as many customers as possible to have the chance to talk to me, to try on the clothes and get fashion advice.” He finds these conversations inspirational. “They’ll tell me about their lifestyles, their figure challenges. They’ll bring favourite pieces from their existing wardrobes and ask me how they can be updated. It’s wonderful,” says Chang. “I like to see what they do with the clothes. That gives me a lot of other ideas. They’ll put pieces together in a way that I’ve never thought of. This is what fashion is all about today. It’s that mix that makes fashion interesting.” Women tell Chang they not only want to dress with flair, they want to go through the day in comfort. He totally agrees. “I’ve lived in fabulous sneakers all my life – and now that’s in fashion. I’ve always loved deconstructed jeans. I don’t feel pressured to dress in a certain way. I always have to feel comfortable. I’m always travelling, so dressing in layers is important. I can’t take a lot of clothes with me, so what I take has to be workable and fabulous. I live in the clothes that I buy, because they’re comfortable.” Ask yourself, says Chang, “What is your personal style? What do you want to project? I’ve made red shoes my signature. It’s an easy way to be more memorable. I tell my custom-

ers: ‘Don’t be invisible in life.’” Women no longer want to be immersed in the “sea of sameness” that prevails in the retail world these days, Chang says. “Every mall has the same clothes. It’s very boring. No wonder women say, ‘I don’t need this. I already have it. Everyone else is wearing it.’ “To entice women to buy, I have to create fabulous clothes. I have to create special pieces they can use to update t h e i r wa rd ro b e s. Th e clothes have to be versatile, but they also have to be fashion-forward.” During his in-store appearances, Chang shows women how to mix and match pieces within his collection to create multiple looks. “I like to play with clothes and break away from the fashion formulas you see in magazines. It’s so interesting today how we mix our clothes; the combinations are so unique. You can wear sweats with blazers, silk with jeans, cashmere with twills. There’s so much freedom today. It’s fun to unmatch rather than match everything,” says Chang.

SHOW STOPPER Simon says… always make a great entrance! A standout for Autumn/Winter is the designer’s long pleather fringe coat, available at Klassique Designs in Scotia Centre. An essential black knit turtleneck and stretch leggings accented with studs create a sleek silhouette. (Photo: Simon Chang)

FUR SPOTTING Cuddle up this fall in this faux fur jacket by Simon Chang, acclaimed for his interesting details. The jacket is trimmed with an edgy metal chain. A dark suede blouse adds another dimension to the texture story. Silver details add special interest to the superbly fitting pant. See Simon Chang’s new Autumn/ Winter collection at Klassique Designs in Scotia Centre. (Photo: Simon Chang)

LIGHTER SHADE OF PALE Simon Chang perfects the art of sweater dressing, with this grouping of blush pink lightweight knits. This is easy living at its best! The faux fur sequined accessories bag and easystretch denim pants spell comfort. Available exclusively at Klassique Designs in Scotia Centre. (Photo: Simon Chang)

SASKATOON FALL STYLE WEEK 2016 EDITOR

Jeannie Armstrong

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Elaine Mark, D & M Images

WRITERS Jeannie Armstrong Jennifer Jacoby-Smith Erin Paige Gray Jesse Green Susan Parr Darlene Polachic DESIGNER Lesley Cockburn

All local fashion photos featured in Saskatoon Fall Style Week were taken on location at The Pines bungalow townhomes by North Ridge Development Corporation, located at 103 Pohorecky Crescent in Evergreen. Our thanks to the friendly team at North Ridge Development Corporation for their hospitality during our photo shoot.

Visions Salon and Spa provided the hair and make-up artistry for our cover model, Leah Mann with She Modelling. Visions’ stylist Taylor Froese perfected Leah’s hair with an elegant finger wave set, using Push Powder to add lift, Flexible Curls Hairspray for hold, followed by Shine wax and Bassu Shine spray. Leah’s makeup artistry was created by Visions’ stylist Shawna Fairbairn, using SST oil-free foundation and loose mineral powder for a subtle, natural finish. Shawna chose SST Power shadow sticks and Power Stay Lipstick (in ‘Euphoric’) to dramatize Leah’s eyes and lips. Visions Salon and Spa is located downtown, at First Avenue and 25th Street.

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all is a time for frosty mornings, crunchy leaves and hot-chocolate evenings. In fashion, it’s also a time to snuggle into soft knits, warm cozy sweaters, rich hues and luxurious fabrics. At Gentries in Scotia Centre, owner Tammy Kehoe and her staff are already seeing many people expanding their fall wardrobes. And with so many great choices for the season, it’s no wonder. “People get excited for fall, because for us fall is a long time,” notes Kehoe. If you’re looking for comfortable and cozy, there are so many options and styles. Most of the styles are going big and boxy – perfect for layering a rich-hued t-shirt underneath. Other styles are long and flowy with little structure. “We have a sweater line that’s a more classic fit – the St. James, but then we also have the Eileen Fisher line which is a more long, layered, unstructured look,” Kehoe says. One of the key looks for fall is the long duster. Whether it’s in a poppy red or rich burgundy or pale taupe, it’s the perfect piece to take you from mild fall days to cooler days in late fall. Some of the long unstructured versions come sleeveless – almost like a vest. “It’s casual with jeans, a white t-shirt, a little-belt and a nice boot and away you go,” says Kehoe. “Or you can wear it to work with a nice pant and a white collared blouse.” The dual-purpose of so many of the pieces are making them very popular for women. Another popular choice for fall are wraps or ponchos. These are like unstructured cardigans that serve as outerwear or an exclama-

tion point for your fall outfits. Gentries offers an endless choice – with fringe, without fringe, in plaid or solid colours. These capes come in a fine knit for a more classic, dressed up look or in a casual chunky soft knit. The lines are long with lots of movement. Kehoe also says she’s had a lot of sweater coats come in – a classic choice for autumn. It’s a coat without looking like a coat and can be easily thrown on overtop of an outfit to take you from work to going out to run errands without much effort. Effortless chic seems to be the theme for fall. A great pair of jeans with a boot, topped off with a poncho, cape or long cardigan can take go from a casual work place to drinks with friends. The perfect cashmere sweater in a more fitted style is also perfect for layering underneath blazers or wearing just on their own. Kehoe points to a new line that features yak wool, which is great for those who are sensitive to wool. “An alternative for women who are sensitive to wool are the sweaters with a yak fibre blend. It’s ideal for sensitive skin. It still gives a woman that cashmere, wool feel,” explains Kehoe. Fall is also a time to break out your collection of scarves. It’s the perfect accessory for fall – keeping you warm and also incorporating colour and texture. Kehoe suggests scarves are a great way to incorporate autumn’s richest hues into your wardrobe. Add some of Gentries’ beautiful chunky jewellery to your collection of knits and you’ll be right on trend.

SIMPLE SOPHISTICATION Sometimes the most beautiful things in life are the simple things. Stephanie Miller from SHE Modeling steps out in two gorgeous, yet simple pieces by Eileen Fisher from Gentries in Scotia Centre. The black dress features a sleeveless high neck style. The dress makes a statement of its own, dressed up with accessories, such as the Sarah Pacini jewellery worn by Stephanie. For a total outfit, Gentries adds an amazing kimono style cardigan in a perfect autumn hue of poppy red. It adds a punch of colour and offers a classic shape that looks great over a simple black dress or paired with blue jeans and a great boot. It’s sure to be your go-to cardigan of the season. Find all the best fall looks at Gentries in Scotia Centre, in downtown Saskatoon.

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s the temperature cools and we spend more time indoors, you might start noticing sun damage from too much time at the pool or chronic dryness from, well, just getting older. Now is the time to start thinking long term about a skin care regime that includes not only rejuvenation but prevention of future damage. How can you protect your skin from the ravages of time? And, if you already have some damage, (let’s face it, almost all of us do), what can you do to stop the clock and even reverse those signs of the years passing? Paulette Schumacher, owner of Merle Norman Studio in Scotia Centre, has enough ideas about skin care to last a lifetime. Merle Norman carries a specific line of anti-aging products called Anti-Aging Complex but Schumacher points out that Merle Norman has also incorporated antiaging ingredients into many of its other skin care products. Each of these ingredients, sourced from Nature herself, does something a little different: Peptides are a string of amino acids that act like Morse Code for your skin. Each peptide communicates with the skin cells to tell it what it needs to do like firmness, elasticity and suppleness. Amino acids help “unveil” your radiant skin beneath. They provide hydration, clarity and advanced moisturising as they plump up those pesky fine lines, provide firmness, elasticity and a more even skin tone.

Anti-oxidants like vitamins A, C and E can reverse skin damage and also help prevent further damage. They help control the free radicals that cause skin to age, even out your skin tone and provide clarity. Other examples are white tea leaf, pomegranate and licorice extracts. Botanical extracts like ginseng and green tea help sooth and calm irritated skin. Argireline does double duty as prevention of premature aging and antiaging. Antarcticine® is a glycoprotein, sourced from the Antarctic Sea, that plumps the skin while protecting it. Retinol is one of the most revolutionary of skin care products that came out of a cure for acne. In 1967, dermatologist Albert Kingman patented Retin-A as a treatment for acne. But like many treatments he discovered an interesting additional benefit. His patients who used Retin-A had clearer skin, fewer wrinkles and fine lines, and fewer brown spots. Retinol is the non-prescription version of this product and works at the lowest level of your epidermis. It shrinks the size of your pores and helps the skin cells turn over. As you age and are exposed to the sun, you lose collagen. Retinol helps increase the amount of collagen that your skin produces and reduces further collagen loss. Start using a product like Merle Norman’s Retinol Night Complex slowly – every second night in the beginning. Apply to clean dry skin

and make sure it dries before you put on your night cream. Don’t use any other serum when using retinol, according to Schumacher. And always apply sunscreen during the day while using it. With her vast experience and skin care knowledge, Schumacher and the team at Merle Norman can prescribe the anti-aging products that will produce the best results for your skin. Schumacher’s own glowing complexion is a testament to the effectiveness of the Merle Norman line of skin care products. A key to preventing skin damage is to start young, she says. Applying sunscreen along with proper skin care is important from your early teens onward. Some of Merle Norman’s age-defying products also help with prevention and boost your own natural defences against the environment. As a great go-to idea for any season, Schumacher suggests using Merle Norman’s Anti-Aging Dry Oil Serum. Formulated for multiple uses, the Dry Oil Serum allows you to customize your own hydration with no greasy residue. For example, use a drop or two underneath your moisturizer. Or add it to your moisturizer or even your foundation. You can put it in your hair to keep the frizzies down or use an extra dab on dry areas of your skin. Even cuticles benefit from a light smidge. You don’t need a chemistry degree to master the science of anti-aging. Just stop in for a free skin care consultation at Merle Norman Studio in Scotia Centre.

REFRESH YOUR FACE Nothing dates your appearance more than wearing your makeup the same way, year after year. Merle Norman Studio in Scotia Centre invites you to discover the new Fall Colour Collections. Update your look with a balanced and harmonious mix of warm and cool tones. Paulette Schumacher, owner of Merle Norman, highlights her eyes with smokey grey, truffley brown and rich burgundy shades; coppery hues for cheeks; and spiced or mauve nudes for lips. Adding a nude eyeliner to the waterline will make a person’s eyes look larger and brighter. Paulette suggests wearing false eyelashes (at any age); fuller lashes draw attention to your gorgeous eyes. Shaping and adding colour to your brows will also frame your eyes. Don’t forget to contour and highlight different areas to bring out your best features. Ask the experts at Merle Norman for more pro tips and a free skin care consultation.

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ayering has been a big fashion trend for several seasons and Fall 2016 is no exception. With cooler temperatures come even more options for layering, whether you’re headed to work or down-time with friends, you’ll find all kinds of options for layering at Anthonys Fashion on First Avenue. The store expanded to offer women’s fashions last fall and owner Anthony Graham-Cutts says the store is steadily carving out its niche with the ladies. For fall, Graham-Cutts says he’s brought in some new lines like CKS out of Belgium which has opened up more options for female fashionistas in the city. “We’re growing with the women’s side. We added Bishop and Young this season. It’s a really great line – some really great fabrications. We threw in CKS, which introduces some finer quality pieces. It’s a nice balance to what we have in some of the other lines,” says Graham-Cutts. The big trend for this season according to Graham-Cutts is cardigans – for both men and women. Cardigans for men are generally finer weights so they can fit under a jacket, but there are heavier, bulkier silhouettes available. On the women’s side of things, the cardigans vary greatly in style. Some are structured and fitted, while many are flowy and drapey. Of course, one of the biggest trends is the cape. Or drape tunic. Or open cardigan. It goes by several names. Some have sleeves, some do not. And there are oodles of choices and colours. The chunky knits will pair well with a rich burgundy legging or a pair of skinny jeans and a boot. Graham-Cutts says these beautiful cardigans and capes provide an answer when the weather is still mild, but cool enough for an extra layer. It allows for women to make a fashionable outerwear statement without going to a coat or jacket.

For women, jewelled coloured tanks are ready-made for layering under shirts, sweaters, cardigans and more. The rich hues provide a great way to add punch to an outfit. Graham-Cutts suggests for men the fitted t-shirt as a wardrobe essential – especially with all the fall layering going on. “For me, the fitted t-shirt under everything is kind of an essential. It’s one of those things, whether you’re wearing a dress shirt or a sweater, it doesn’t matter. You save your garments a lot more if you throw that fitted tee underneath,” he explains. The fitted t-shirts he carries are made with a bit of lycra stretch for comfort, plus they add no extra bulk. The fitted shirts can be easily worn under a dress shirt or sweater, or the ever-present cardigan. They even provide some extra warmth and insulation for the cooler days ahead. On the women’s side, Graham-Cutts sees the layering trend extending to more than just drapey cardigans, capes and ponchos. Women are still layering scarves. In fine material or heavy, the scarf is everywhere. It can be dressed up for work, or dressed down for a weekend look with jeans and boots. They’re a great way to add colour and texture to an outfit. In addition to scarves, women are layering necklaces. In long, medium, and short chains or pendants, jewellery allows for some creativity in adding different looks, colours, metals and textures together. Graham-Cutts says no matter the season, he continues to look for the most interesting fashion lines to offer his clients. “We’re trying to source out pieces that have a unique twist to them in some way, shape or form without elevating the price too high. Adding stretch to a jacket or a raw edge or a ticket pocket or angle pockets are details that make it stand out,” he says.

DYNAMIC DUO Jeanny Buan looks ready for the boardroom or a special occasion. The hourglass textured blazer by Mexx is paired with one of the biggest colours of the season in a plum ultrasuede blouse by Bishop and Young. A Mexx skirt in black leather complements the texture story. A tassel necklace by Garbo adds a touch of sophistication. Shoes are by Selected Femme. Arlen Archer achieves a look of understated elegance, pairing a dark grey turtleneck with a camel-coloured five-pocket casual pant and a mid-brown Chukka boot. The trousers are a flattering stretch fabric designed by Matinique for an easy style. The sweater and boots are by Selected Homme. The outfit expresses everyday functionality while being casual office appropriate. Jeanny and Arlen are with Masala Model and Talent. Anthonys Fashion will have you stylin’ this fall. See their latest looks – for men and women – on First Avenue South.

f i n d y o u r s t y l e EPIC STYLE In cooler weather, Arlen Archer adds another layer of style with a navy bouclé wool stroller by Selected. The bouclé fabric adds a distinct and unique texture to the minimalist design of the coat. The notched collar and hidden buttons give it timeless appeal no matter the weather. Anthonys has outerwear for all fashion trends in downtown Saskatoon.

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his year’s Style Week giveaway features the work of a local artist in a unique set of earrings and matching pendant. Mary Lynn Podiluk is a Saskatoon-born art jeweller and goldsmith. She views the human body as her canvas – a place to express her creativity through precious metals and alternative materials, such as resin. Jewellery design marries the technical skill of metalsmithing with creativity in forming a variety of materials. It is the harmony of these two aspects that attracted Podiluk. While attending NSCAD University (formerly Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) in Halifax, she initially thought she would focus on painting for her art degree, but one of the first classes she took was jewellery design. “The first day that I realized I was going to use a torch, I was completely hooked,’” she says. After graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in jewellery design and metalsmithing. Podiluk and her husband returned to Saskatoon. She worked with a local goldsmith, but eventually transitioned to a full-time studio practice of her own. Podiluk says she’s received amazing support from the Saskatchewan Craft Council (SCC), the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Creative Saskatchewan. In fact, the SCC Fine Craft Boutique on Broadway in Saskatoon sells her oneof-kind-pieces and collection work. The SCC Boutique will be hosting an exhibit called Triadica featuring new art jewellery by Podiluk, Joan Thomson and Jenny-Lyn Fife starting on Nov. 25, 2016 through Jan. 7, 2017. A reception will be held Dec. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. The earrings featured are part of a collection. “Unlike my one-of-a-kinds, I make collection pieces reproducible, but limited. I might make 50 of them. Those pieces draw from my one-of-a-kind works, but are simplified a little bit, making them a little more accessible,” says Podiluk. Even though these designs are made to be repeatable, each resin piece is individually hand-dyed in a manner similar to how a painter might mix paints on her palette. No two pieces will have the exact same colour. The sterling silver has been stamped with random letters, inspired by her training in linguistics. “These earrings are entitled Retroflex. Linguistically speaking they refer to a sound that one would make when curling their tongue backwards,” explains Podiluk. This manner of articulation is used for the letter R. “That’s

LUMINOUS BEAUTY Inspired by language and beautifully hand-crafted by Saskatoon art jeweller and goldsmith Mary Lynn Podiluk, this unique set of earrings and matching pendant feature letter-textured sterling silver married to a luminous resin form. Mary Lynn hand-blends the colour on each piece of resin for a one-of-a-kind look. The set serves as wearable art and is available in other colours. Titled Retroflex, this lightweight jewellery will become a treasured adornment for years. Shop the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s Fine Craft Boutique at 813 Broadway Avenue. Model: Danielle Booth, She Modelling

where my design originated from. I often draw on language and linguistic concepts to inspire my conceptual designs, but at the same time I’ll take natural and found objects and recontextualize them with that perspective, giving the jewellery a very organic and botanical feel.” The resin is light-weight, yet resilient, and is coming to define Podiluk’s work. Podiluk continues to grow in her craft, constantly experimenting with new materials, new colours and textures. “A lot of people in Saskatoon would be familiar with the fashion industry which includes wearables that are

SWEET DREAMS Each bungalow-style townhome at The Pines by North Ridge features two-bedroom, two-bath floor plans. The master bedroom is an inviting personal retreat, with a large walk-in closet and elegant ensuite. Photo: D&M Images

often produced on a large scale. The intention is to be very accessible to a wide large audience and follow the seasonal trends,” Podiluk says. “People like me don’t really fall into that category. In contrast, handmade jewellery, contemporary art is designed and motivated by artistic expression, experimentation and innovation.” The fine craft community is thriving in Saskatchewan, thanks to the SCC. The Saskatchewan Craft Council promotes excellence in fine craft through the artists it represents and its Fine Craft Boutique. “We celebrate art through our Gallery program. In fact, our current exhibition, Continuous (featuring linocuts

by Monique Martin), is our 300th,”says Carmen Milenkovic, executive director of the SCC. “We’re part of a national campaign called Citizens of Craft. If you respect the original, the personal, the authentic – if you love the handmade – you are a citizen of craft.” Having an artisan piece hand-crafted by a local artist is something to treasure for decades and vastly differently than most mass-produced jewellery. It’s the opportunity to showcase a local artist’s voice and vision. Visit the Saskatchewan Craft Council at 813 Broadway Avenue for the opportunity to see more of Mary Lynn’s designs, as well as work from over 80 fine craft artists.

Mary Lynn Podiluk, a Saskatoon-born art jeweller and goldsmith, expresses her creativity through precious metals and alternative materials.

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f the way you live your life is just as important as where you live, take time to explore The Pines, North Ridge Development’s newest bungalow townhome community in Evergreen. The Pines is North Ridge’s first ENERGY STAR® certified multi-family development, comprised of 60 bungalowstyle townhomes, ranging in size from 1,142 to 1,232 square feet. Each townhome offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. “Green building technologies were definitely a focus when we began planning for The Pines,” says Jessica Bonish, marketing manager with North Ridge Development Corporation. As an ENERGY STAR qualified development, The Pines offers the ultimate in energy-efficient living and wall-towall comfort. Each home at The Pines offers an ENERGY-STAR rated heating and cooling system, on-demand hot water, a heat recovery ventilation system, triple pane low-E windows; water-smart plumbing fixtures; energy-efficient LED lighting and premium ENERGY STAR stainless steel appliances. North Ridge’s signature seven-layer sound barrier system will significantly reduce noise transmission between common walls. A super-insulated building envelope keeps warmth in and cold out. An ENERGY STAR home just makes sense, says North Ridge marketing consultant Steve Little. “The advantage is having a smaller environmental footprint. You use less energy and have lower utility bills, so your operating costs now and in the future are reduced.” The Pines also leads the way on the style front. Buyers can select from four different floor plans, each exemplifying open concept design. All units feature inviting great rooms, spacious master

exceptional style, smart design, energy efficiency

The Pines leads the way on the style front. Buyers can select from four different floor plans, each exemplifying open concept design. All units feature inviting great rooms, spacious master suites, main floor laundry and abundant storage.

The Pines is North Ridge’s first ENERGY STAR certified multi-family development, offering the ultimate in energy-efficient living and wall-to-wall comfort. Photos: Elaine Mark, D & M Images

suites, main floor laundry and abundant storage. Twenty-four of the 60 units offer walk-out basements. North Ridge’s design team has created six fashionable décor packages featuring the latest colour palettes and premium finishes. “There’s something for everyone, from the modern and contemporary to the traditional,” says Bonish. Two show homes reveal The Pines’ outstanding style. Unit Two offers a fresh take on popular grey tones, highlighted by barnboard-style luxury vinyl plank flooring, sleek white cabinetry, an elongated granite-topped island and an eyecatching stainless steel tile backsplash. The baroque-patterned luxury vinyl tile floors in the bathrooms and main floor laundry are attention-getters. In Unit Four, an optional dividing wall between the dining area and living room features a contemporary electric fireplace on either side. Large windows flood each townhome with natural light and capture the beauty of the adjacent linear park. Other units back onto The Pines’ central landscape

feature, a man-made recirculating creek. The spacious bungalow floor plans are driving sales at The Pines, particularly for potential buyers who are planning to downsize but still want lots of room to entertain. For those who are buying with an eye to the future, a bungalowstyle plan also eliminates the worry of dealing with stairs. The Pines’ condo lifestyle also means residents never have to worry about shovelling snow or cutting lawns. David Leatherdale, North Ridge marketing consultant, says those who tour The Pines are particularly impressed by the affordable price point. “There’s a huge demand for this product, particularly in this prime Evergreen location. North Ridge has put together an impressive package, with units starting at $422,900.” Show homes at The Pines are open for viewing seven days a week, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; and from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. To learn more, visit www.livethepines.ca.

As presenting sponsor of Saskatoon Fall Style Week, The Pines by North Ridge was the host of The StarPhoenix fall fashion photo shoot. The inviting bungalow-style townhome community, located at 103 Pohorecky Crescent in Evergreen, provided a fashionable setting to showcase the season’s latest attire.

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lwood Flynn has the blues. And maybe some blacks, greys, and earth tones too. The blues have been the hottest trend in menswear suiting for the past couple of years in a segment of the fashion world not known for fast fashion and quick changes. The colour trend becomes important as many men are using the new season to look for a suit – whether young professionals heading out to their first real job or the more established executive looking for change. Blue is the “come-back colour” according to Elwood Flynn, the founder of Elwood Flynn for Men. “Blue is the new black,” he states. Grey is coming on, as a must-have neutral along with charcoal, while black is still the number one seller. The only colour rarely seen is brown although it does appear in sportswear. Fabrics are subtle checks like windowpane and Glen checks. Look for tone-on-tone to give interest. Wear cognac shoes with your blue, grey or earth tone suits to be the most fashionable. “We still have some black shoes but cognac is the trend.” If you are planning to buy a suit, go for quality, according to Flynn. “For something you will be proud of, you need to spend at least $700. It will both fit and dry clean well.” Every man needs a good tailored suit even if you don’t wear one to work. “Every man deserves at least one good quality dark suit for occasions like anniversaries, graduations, weddings and funerals,” says Flynn. Some 85 to 90 per cent of Elwood Flynn’s suits, sport coats and pants are made of fine Italian fabric. “They have more or less captivated the market,” Flynn says. “The Italians have always had an eye for fashion and colour. They twist the yarn multiple times more than others and it works like a spring.” That means that a medium-weight fabric – 8.5 to 9 ounces per square yard – works as well as a heavy fabric to get good performance. With a better suit, you pay for things you don’t see. For example ‘hymo’ – the interfacing inside the lapels – adds to the cost but improves the look and wearability. The stripes or checks will match up perfectly. Most suit jackets are fully lined although you see a few that are par-

eLwood fLynn’s take on this season’s menswear trends Every man deserves at least one good quality dark suit for occasions like anniversaries, graduations, weddings and funerals.

CHECKPOINT Ryan Walter with Elwood Flynn Ltd. is on trend in a handsome modern fit pure wool sport coat by renowned London designer Ted Baker. The jacket offers a modern interpretation of classic British styling, in a rich shade of olive heather highlighted by overchecks in bronze and jewel tones. So versatile, this sport coat can be worn dressed up to the office or as a centerpiece for your weekend wear. Ryan completes his look with Brax five-pocket pants in a complementary shade of paprika. His Signum cozy flannel check sport shirt promises to be a wardrobe favourite. Check out the newest collections for fall and winter at Elwood Flynn Ltd., located on Third Avenue South in downtown Saskatoon.

tially lined. This doesn’t save cost, though, as it is more work to finish the seams. Some lightweight or linen summer suits are unlined. In recent seasons, men’s suits have trended to slim silhouettes. “You will

see narrow lapels, shortened length and a trim fit. Everything has gone narrower.” Pants have a flat front. But don’t sacrifice how you feel in a suit for the sake of fashion. Flynn believes that although trim is the ‘in’

fashion look, you still have to be sure you are comfortable. With the trimmer fit, you will not see pant cuffs this year. Pants are shorter – ending one-half to one inch higher than previous looks – mean-

ing they only have a slight break at the instep. Pants are narrower, around 17 inches or less at the bottom. “Everything is shorter and trimmer,” according to Flynn. White shirts are now second behind blue as the most important shirt colour. But rather than plain blues, look for depth in colour with small patterns or checks. Fashion colours include magenta, purple, grey and black. Tattersalls and checks are more important than stripes this year. Collars are a medium spread while button-downs are nowhere to be seen except as sports shirts to go with sport coats and blazers. A rule of thumb for ties says your tie should only be as wide as the fabric in the longest part of the notch in your lapel. Flynn watches with dismay television announcers who have pencil thin ties and medium lapels. Your tie should run a few fingers below your belt. Not like Donald Trump, who, according to Flynn, is wearing his way too long. Silk hankies are stronger than ever but and should pick up the colours in your ensemble. “Hankies are important right now and younger people are definitely interested.” Socks in bold colours are the finishing touch. “Some of the younger men are wearing their pants very short so that they show their socks when they are standing up.”

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Elwood Flynn loves men‘s wear. He should, after all, he‘s been at it for over sixty years. Elwood’s passion for fashion makes him a key retailer across the nation and beyond. Four standards are met before his label is sewn into a garment: Superb fabrication, high quality craftsmanship, and excellent fit. The final factor is good taste, a very important ingredient that goes into everything sold at Elwood Flynn Ltd. Good taste is on intangible quality that identifies the merchandise. Good taste is priceless... but it doesn’t cost a penny at Elwood Flynn Ltd.

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ver the past 105 years, Caswells Co. Ltd. has gained a reputation as “the” store for men, and is considered one of Canada’s leading fashion retailers. With store owner Gord Burgess at the helm, Caswells remains at the forefront of men’s fashion. He stays on top of the latest international design trends that are influencing menswear, featuring collections by Hugo Boss, Coppley and Van Gils. “Slim-fitting suits continue to dominate, offering that close-to-the-body clean fit,” says Burgess. “We’re also seeing the return of the three-piece vested suit. That’s something that started on the custom suit side and has expanded into ready-to-wear.” The double-breasted suit is also emerging in European collections this season, adds Burgess. “It’s for the customer who wants something a little more leading edge. It’s worn buttoned up, so it’s better for someone who can wear a trim silhouette.” Burgess says that suit jacket lapels are starting to trend slightly wider. “While designers are showing wide lapels on the runway, for the average consumer, lapel choices are averaging at three inches.” While the notched lapel remains the menswear standard, Burgess says that peaked lapels are starting to appear in some collections. Typically seen in men’s formal wear, the peaked lapel makes an elegant fashion statement. “These are details that allow men to individualize their look and stand out from the crowd,” says Burgess. Shades of blue and grey continue to lead the way for fall/winter, although Burgess says the hues are more muted this season. “The vivid blues that

we saw for spring have toned down a touch, but not all the way back to navy. There are some nice mid-blues in the fall suit lines. In the grey tones, charcoal was very strong last year. This season, we’re seeing more of the mid-grey shades.” CUSTOM SUITING ON THE INCREASE Since moving over two years ago to their larger, streetfront location at 144 Second Avenue South, Caswells has seen a significant increase in custom suit sales. “The additional space allowed us to devote a larger area to our custom suiting. We work primarily with Canadian menswear supplier, Coppley, which has been creating tailored pieces for over 120 years. In recent years, Coppley has greatly expanded their designs and fabrications and we now have the space to display those choices,” says Burgess. “The growing demand for custom suiting is an indication that consumers are becoming more particular in how their clothing fits. They also want more variety in their choice of fabrics, and are looking for unique details such as custom linings or contrasting top-stitching,” says Burgess. Through Coppley, Caswells is able to offer customers a choice of several hundred fabrics, for suits, sport coats and trousers. The selection of distinctive linings is equally diverse, including a variety of stripes, paisleys, polka dots – even novelty graphics. Opting for a custom suit ensures customers of a perfect fit, notes Burges. “We have customers who cannot fit an off-the-rack suit properly. A custom suit is ideal for a person who has a more individualized shape, who requires a substantially different size

DISTINCTIVE DETAILS Gregg Bamford, for Caswells Co. Ltd., is dressed for success in a fashion forward mid-grey slim-fit suit from Van Gils, defined by a subtle chalk stripe. Van Gils is an iconic Danish brand, acclaimed for its sophisticated tailored products, and just one of the leading fashion brands on offer at Caswells. To complement Gregg’s suit, Caswells selects a trendy blue-tone shirt and striped tie from leading Swedish shirtmaker Eton. Stand out from the crowd this season, in exceptional menswear from Caswells Co. Ltd., located downtown at 144 Second Avenue South.

pant, for example, than what the offthe-rack suit comes with.” Burgess says that the demand for custom clothing has increased significantly across all demographics. “The difference in cost between a custom garment and off-the-rack is roughly about 20 per cent, so it’s not a huge barrier, price-wise, for someone who wants something different. It’s open to pretty much everybody. We’ve done a lot of custom garments for weddings. We also get a lot of custom orders from executives who are working in a business environment where they want to stand out a bit from others in the office.” It takes about three weeks for the custom-made suit to arrive in-store.

MODERN STYLE Designer Edie Reikman, of Interior Designs by Edie, brought her keen eye for style to The Pines. The designer helped create the six fashionable décor packages offered to home buyers at The Pines by North Ridge Development Corporation. Photo: D&M Images

DETAILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE Whether you opt for an off-therack suit or prefer one that is custommade, Caswells will complement your choice with the latest trends in shirts, ties, pocket squares and other accessories. Shirt makers continue to show micro-prints, including geometrics like checks and dots, as well as paisley patterns. “Shirts are being designed to wear with a tie or open collar. They’ve moved the button placement at the neck a little higher so it holds the collar a touch more closed, so it sits better when worn without a tie,” says Burgess.

Layering is another easy way for men to personalize their look. Consider teaming a lightweight Merino wool or cotton knit pullover or sweater vest with a sport jacket, or a favourite pair of jeans. “We’re seeing some very nice charcoal grey sweaters as well some trendy washed finishes that have a bit of a weathered look on the edges.” Denim continues as a mainstream wardrobe essential, adds Burgess, saying that the dressier, darker denims are often being worn to work with a great sport coat. Caswells features denim by Hugo Boss, Seven for All Mankind, Alberto and Brax.

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and plenty of prizes. Lottery tickets will be sold for a variety of major prizes including jewellery from GMG Jewellers and the Tacori collection, travel vouchers from Ixtapa Travel and Transat Holidays, luggage from the Awl Shoppe, and a state-of-the-art barbeque from Canadian Tire. “We will also be selling tickets on some luxury ‘Just For’ baskets,” says Terry Sukut, fund development officer and event coordinator for SSAIC. “These baskets have a $1,000 value each and are packed with valuable items.” There will also be a silent auction including pieces of art by a number of local artists. “And surprise bags,” Sukut says. “The purchaser will get the equivalent or double the value of what they paid.” There are fashions and prizes for both men and women at Luncheon en Vogue. The fashion show, coordinated by Laura Dutka, owner of Paramount Day Spa Salon and Boutique, features four male and four female models from Saskatoon Police Service showcasing fashions from Paramount Day Spa Salon & Boutique, Anthonys Fashion, and Durand’s Fine Footwear

The 13th annual Luncheon En Vogue takes off down the fashion runway on Friday, October 14 at TCU Place. (Photos: SSAIC)

& Accessories. “The SPS has been partnering with us and volunteering for Luncheon en Vogue for a number of years now,” says SSAIC Assistant Director and Public Education Coordinator Heather Pocock. Organizers expect up to 400 people to attend the event. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door. Tickets are $50 each, or a table of eight for $400. They are available from the SSAIC office in the YWCA Building, 506 25th Street East, Suite

201; by calling the SSAIC office at 306-244-2294; or from Paramount Day Spa & Salon, 702 2nd Avenue North. A charitable tax receipt of $25 per ticket will be issued to the purchaser. The Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre serves close to 600 new people each year, Faye Davis says, “with around 1,800 follow-ups. Our largest group is adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We work closely with the medical and police systems.” SSAIC helps anyone 12 years of

age and older who has been sexually abused or assaulted, regardless of whether this occurred in childhood, last night, or many years ago. The service also gives information, guidance and support to parents of children who have been sexually abused, and to any individual who has been impacted by the sexual abuse/assault of family, friends, and loved ones. SSAIC offers itself as a welcoming and safe environment for survivors of sexual abuse or assault, regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

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Valued at $625, this earring and pendant set features letter-textured sterling silver that embraces a luminous resin form, with a unique colour that has been hand-blended in a manner reminiscent of a painter’s palette. Silver wire unites the elements, allowing the earrings to lock into place while the pendant features a freshwater pearl. Both sculptural and expressive, the Retroflex set is lightweight and wearable with an alluring mystique.

Contest deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016, 4:30 p.m. Mail or drop off entry form to: Style Week Contest 204 Fifth Avenue North Saskatoon, SK S7K 2P1

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hough blue jeans were patented in the late 1800s as a durable workman’s trouser, denim only began to dominate fashion in the 1950s. Jeans have evolved from boxy cuffed styles, through bellbottoms, to midriff baring super low rises, and contemporary ultra-skinny styles. The latest trend in ‘denim’ isn’t really denim at all. It’s jersey: the same material used to make sweat pants and bunnyhugs. Whether you call them sweat pant jeans, jogger jeans, or jersey jeans this newest trend is where fashion, utility, and comfort meet. Barry Flynn brings these super slim jersey jeans for both men and women to Saskatoon in his trend-leading downtown boutique, Ultimo Euromoda. Flynn explains how these hybrid denim pants have revolutionized how designers are creating jeans from the inception of sweat pant jeans only two years ago. Designers take a high resolution photo of a denim wash and they “load it in a digital printer, get the jersey fabric closest to the colour they want to achieve… and then they just print the wash on [the fabric] with ink. So it’s not dyed like a normal jean.” Premium denim designer, Diesel, created the concept of digitally printed sweat pant jeans using top of the line digital printers. Flynn says that these digital printers can run designers well over the million-dollar mark, but the quality of ‘jeans’ produced by them is second-to-none. They look just like regular jeans. Not only does the wash print perfectly, but the texture, and the signature twill pattern of a traditional jean is captured in the print as well. But just like any technology (except maybe the new iPhone 7) these digital printers are dropping in price, which means that other brands have adopted the process and jersey jeans are now available at a range of price points. Another high-end denim house, DL 1961, uses new fabric technology, Xfit Lycra, which allows jeans to move 360 degrees. Many fashion retailers make jeans with four-way stretch, meaning that the fabric stretches vertically and horizontally. DL 1961 makes jeans that not only stretch vertically and horizontally, but in any way you pull the material. The result is a supercomfy, perfectly fitting pair of jeans that doesn’t skimp on style. Flynn explains that these new hybrid denim fabrics allow both men and women to wear a skinnier style than they might typically choose in a traditional denim. “A lot of men venture

into the fitted category first with some sort of top, whether it’s a t-shirt, a collared shirt, or a blazer,” he explains. The ultra-stretchy sweat pant denim allows men to feel comfortable in a skinny jean to complement the fitted silhouette of their slim-cut tops. There are also advantages in shape retention. Flynn states that even “on the fifth day there’s no sag in the butt like a normal jean;” digitally printed jersey “has a 92% better retention rate for nonbagging than anything that’s ever been invented.” It’s not all about style though; the process used to create these jeans offer a host of benefits to wearers. The jersey used to create these sweat pant jeans is much more durable than a traditional denim. Flynn likens these new jeans to hoodies, which are made out of the same fabric. “If you think about how long a hoodie lasts if you wear it twice a week,” he advises, “it’s a ten-year piece in your wardrobe, so in actuality this fabric is more durable than most premium denim.” Plus, there’s no risk of bleeding dye from brand new jeans, no matter how dark the wash. You don’t have to worry about dye transferring on light fabrics of couches, car interiors, or other clothing. Flynn states the new technology makes these new jogger jeans warmer than traditional denim, and even on the coldest of winter days you won’t feel the chill through your jeans. “The jersey fabric comes in seven different weights,” so for Autumn 2016/Winter 2017, designers have used a double weight to keep wearers much warmer. Conversely, the lighter weights help keep you cooler in the summer and on hot destination holidays. The possibilities are endless with digitally printed jersey and it’s not just about jeans. Flynn is keeping close tabs on what’s happening in this category for his clients in Saskatoon. “The latest trend in the jersey is making dressier stuff. … Now we have jackets out of jersey,” he says and for Spring/ Summer 2017 he’s bringing in fully constructed jersey suits. They’re not lined inside; all the seams are taped so you can feel the full stretch.” Comfort will be paramount for the coming seasons in both your work and play wardrobes. “I don’t see this thing with the stretch factor going anywhere anytime soon,” Flynn predicts. For the latest in both style and comfort, shop Ultimo Euromoda at 204 Third Avenue South.

THE LONDON LOOK For Ultimo Euromoda, SHE model Danielle Booth embraces moto style, with British flair. In styling Danielle’s look, Ultimo begins with a Matchless X Reloaded black nappa leather jacket with grey accents, made in Italy. As Britain’s oldest motorcycle company, Matchless jackets offer authentic style and flair. Danielle’s light grey wash revolutionary 4-way stretch jeans are from DL1961’s premium collection. The Karv top features a unique neckline with dramatic cutouts. Ultimo completes our model’s dynamic look with Sketchers’ cowhide moto boot with strap-and-cinch detailing. Get your moto on at Ultimo Euromoda, downtown at 204 Third Avenue South.

CASUAL COMFORT, EUROPEAN FLAIR Forbes Magazine recently called “Athleisure” one of the biggest trends emerging in the fashion world today. Designers from around the globe are taking fabrics initially developed for the sporting world and creating leading edge attire. For Ultimo Euromoda, model Ryan Unger showcases a stylish rendition of the athleisure trend, wearing an Italian made jersey blazer by Bikkembergs. Ultimo completes Ryan’s look with charcoal grey raw denim jeans from Scandinavian fashion house, J. Lindeberg; a stretch cotton shirt from Italian designer Antony Morato; a Sloane silk tie and goanywhere Chelsea boots by Kenneth Cole. Bring your wardrobe fashion forward at Ultimo Euromoda, downtown at 204 Third Avenue South.

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We’ve rounded up the ultimate wish list for winter warmth and style for both ladies and men. These six outstanding pieces highlight the talents and successes of small business, of made-in-Canada garments and traditional Canadiana fashion. These winter wonders will help you to thrive, not just survive, during the long cold months ahead. 1. CANADA GOOSE JACKET Designed for the planet’s coldest weather and sought after by Hollywood’s hottest stars, the Canada Goose jacket is a staple for winter. Pictured here is the MacMillan Parka Black Label, a new design for 2016, worn by Gregg Bamford for Caswells Co. Ltd. in downtown Saskatoon. Tailored a little closer to the body with a trim fit and minus the iconic fur trim, this is the perfect urban jacket. It is rated mid-way on the Thermal Experience Index, meaning it provides warmth for everyday use. The MacMillan features Canada Goose standards like the heavy-duty zippers, exterior fleece-lined handwarmer pockets and rib-knit cuffs to keep out the cold. Visit Caswells, at 144 Second Avenue South, to see their full selection of Canada Goose products, or visit them online at caswellsformen.com

2. JUNGE NORDIC PARKA One of Junge’s latest winter pieces, this parka brings a fashion-forward design to the company’s long history of building jackets for Nordic conditions. Junge Denmark focuses on classic outerwear that is lightweight, stylish and above all, warm. In addition to their full line of winter coats, Junge also has a selection of shoulder-season wear for those not-quite winter months. Above is a navy, threequarter length parka featuring a double-breasted look and full faux fur collar, worn by Stephanie Miller for Gentries in Scotia Centre. This piece combines comfort with fashion and quality. To see more, stop in at Gentries in Scotia Centre.

3. UKSI WINTER SKIRT Kiss those bulky ski pants and long underwear goodbye; the Üksi brings warmth, fashion and ease of use to our long winters. The brainchild of Saskatoon designer Elizabeth Stack (shown wearing one of her latest designs), Üksi winter skirts are a wrap-style outer layer made of felted wool. A smooth inner lining provides extra warmth and comfort, while the velcro closure makes for an ultra-quick change time. Whether your winter outing includes the hockey rink, a night on the town, tobogganing or just doing that slow toddler-walk, the Üksi will warm your body and brighten your outfit. Visit Pedestrian Shoes at 616 10 St E or see uksi.ca to browse colours and accent fabrics in both adult and children’s sizes.

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5. MINI-MUKLUKS Stylish ankle boots meet old world tradition with Pups - a mini mukluk boot. These hand-crafted boots bring the style of a mukluk with the ease of a short boot, perfect for that busy parent. They are hand crafted with genuine leather, lined with sheepskin and trimmed with authentic rabbit fur and decorative pom-poms. Like all Great Plains Moccasin Factory pieces, these boots are hand beaded and constructed with durable crepe sole. The Saskatchewan company also makes mukluks, mittens and moccasins in a range of colours from the traditional tan to bright pink. Visit the store at #9-401-45th Street West or online at greatplainsmoccasinfactory.com.

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4. A GREAT HAT Rumour has it we have a challenging winter ahead, and what better way to combat the cold than with an elegant hat. The right hat not only keeps you cozy, but it will make a fashion statement and pull together your winter wardrobe. Sova Design features hats created with the time-honoured art of millinery, and no two are the same. The hats are hand-crafted using genuine fur felt and trimmed with all manner of interesting embellishments like vintage broaches, velvet, ribbons, beads or hand embroidery. With a Sova hat you can kiss hat-head goodbye; these custom pieces will leave you beautifully frizz-free. Visit designer Sherri Hrycay at Sova Design at 115 Third Avenue South or check out sovadesign.ca. (Model: Cydney Forbes)

FEELING IS bELIEVING Before you know it, winter will be here. It’s time to get your boot on! Step Ahead Shoes has the season’s most wanted boots – short, tall and inbetween! At Step Ahead, you can always count on look-good, feel-good footwear, sourced from top international designers like Dorking. A Spanish designer, Dorking is acclaimed for its use of superior leathers, quality craftsmanship and attention to fit and detail. Among the boot trends getting the biggest fashion buzz this season are the new lug-soled ankle boots – a cross between a motorcycle boot and a hiking boot – dressed up with stylish buckles, zippers and patterns. The midi-boot is another fashion must-have this season. Hitting mid-calf, the midi boot is a great option for this season’s longer skirts or worn over slim-fitting pants. Of course, Step Ahead Shoes has a vast selection of dress and casual footwear for work, play or special occasions. Update your wardrobe with fashion-forward choices from Step Ahead, from elegant pumps, to the new chunky mary-janes to comfy loafers. Step Ahead Shoes serves you with two locations in Saskatoon: Market Mall and The Mall at Lawson Heights.

UNIQUE AFFORDABLE LADIES FASHIONS & JEWELRY At Nancy Durham`s In Delisle 6. REbECCA KING THREE-WAY SWEATER The Three-Way Sweater by Rebecca King is, as one fan tweeted, a wardrobe life-changer. This wearable hug is made of a thick, yet comfortable, 100 per cent cotton fabric. With three different ways to style it, this is a very versatile garment. The collar can be worn down as a cape, up as a hood or buttoned in a thick bunch collar. It is designed in Saskatoon and produced in Vancouver in these shades: navy, charcoal, oatmeal, black and soon in deep green. In fall 2016, King will release the mini version with toddler and children’s sizes 2 to 6 to accompany women’s sizes XS through XXL. Look for more chic Rebecca King pieces at pop-up shows and online at rebeccaking.ca.

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he Visions Salon and Spa Team styled up a storm at its recent Surface Hair Pure Color™ photo shoot on location at Visions Salon and Spa, in downtown Saskatoon. The Visions colorists focused on pastel colour formulations featuring healthy, shiny hair with special emphasis on brilliant hues of colour. To achieve the whimsical colours, the Visions team blended their favourite Surface Pure Color tones to inspire Surface stylists to create their own personalized Pure Color Blends. Surface Pure Blonde™ and Surface Pure Color are designed to be intermixed for endless formulations. Surface Pure Blonde is an organic blonding system that uses organically derived enzymes and dehydrated botanical oils to make blondes blonder, naturally. Pure Color Formulations utilize ‘Hy-Demi Gel Colours,’ a new hybrid colour that is positioned between demi- and permanent hair colour. The formulations use natural seed oils from babassu, flax and maringa to deliver maximum condition, colour and shine. “The team wanted to reflect the purity of the Surface brand messaging and create styles that resonated with today’s trends,” said Jackie Yochim, who works in Surface Product Development, and owns Visions Salon and Spa. “We created bold yet delicate styles reflecting hues inspired by the richness of the earth and its gem tones.” Visions is the headquarters salon for Surface Hair, makers of high performance, salon-exclusive hair products that respect personal health and the Earth. Surface products are made with organic, glutenfree, sulphate-free, 100 per cent vegan protein and paraben-free ingredients. Visions’ team of stylists enjoy helping to test and create Surface products and trends. Surface donates 10 per cent of net profits to World Vision to help children and families around the world live better lives, proving that people are what make the difference at Surface. Visions Salon and Spa is located in downtown Saskatoon on the corner of First Avenue and 25th Street. Surface products are available exclusively at professional salons throughout the US and Canada.

fabulous ROSE GOLD is a fresh take on blonde, from Visions’ stylist Joy Tesch. Awaken thickening cream adds fullness to fine hair. Awaken hairspray sets the light wave.

PRETTY PENNY. Visions’ stylist Alyx Marion transforms her model with a penny copper colour formulation. Moldable curls were created by adding a touch of Taffy Whip to the ends before styling with an iron. Bassu Gold adds a luxurious finish.

NO SHRINKING VIOLET! Visions’ stylist Taylor Froese achieved this stunning shade of Pearlescent violet. She prepared her model’s hair for lasting curls with cocoa butter-infused Curls mousse and Curls hairspray.

SWEET PEACH is the colour formulation and style perfected by Visions’ stylist Amanda Rae Doering. Get this velvet smooth finish with New Surface Curls serum.

STRAWBERRY AND CREAM. Visions’ stylist Shawna Fairbairn turns up the wow with a Strawberry and Cream colour formulation. Before blowdrying, Shawna used Crave styling paste to add grip, hold and flex, and finished the look with Texture Paste.

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NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S GREY! Visions’ stylist Tiffany Haanstra takes grey fashion forward, finishing her model’s look with Bliss smoothing cream and Curls hairspray.

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BERRY BEAUTY! Visions’ stylist Rhoda Adams presents a stunning berry infusion colour formulation. Push Powder gives long-lasting lift at the root. Bassu shine spray smooths the curls.

ROAD SHOW Thursday, October 13 FASHIONS BY:

NOON – 1 PM Chandeliers Fine Dining 119 Third Avenue South Chandeliers Fine Dining and The StarPhoenix invite you to attend our travelling lunchtime fashion show on Thursday, October 13. Professional models from She Modelling will present the latest fall and winter fashions from Saskatoon’s leading retailers, while you enjoy a fabulous lunch at Chandeliers, in downtown Saskatoon. Admission is free! CREAMSICLE BLONDE formulation and style by Visions’ stylist Paige Voz. Get this style by blowing your hair out with Jump mousse, set your flat iron waves with Awaken spray and pump up the shine with Bassu shine spray. (Photos: Visions Salon)

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