Bend Fashion Quarterly- Winter 2015

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Winter 2015

Real People Real Style 1 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

Winter Fashion Trends Décor Update & Upscale 75+ Gifts for Him, Her & You

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BFQ Contents Winter 2015

6 Contributors The Gorgeous Team 8 Advisory Board Purveyors of Wisdom 10 Publisher’s Letter 12 Boutique Spotlight A focus on Desperado’s new shoe and

accessory store Shoes &...

16 STYLE Trends for the Winter Scene 20 Form or Function? Function makes the Form 22 LOCAL DESIGNER The Wooden Jewel 24 FORCES OF FASHION Real People. Real Style. 34 Upscale Recycle Rubbish Renewed Chic Fashion Show 35 CENTRAL OREGON COCKTAIL HOUR Bendistillery Bloody Mary 36 BADASS BRAVE 42 High Desert Decor Bend Dutch Vacation Rentals 44 Living a Happier Life Happy Spa Treatments 48 Fitness Find Your Personal Trainer 54 NUTRITION Nourish Meal Prep 56 Gift Guide Great Buys Under $50 Gifts to Strengthen Your Attitude


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High Style Gifts

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Real People Real Style

Winter Fashion Trends Décor Update & Upscale 75+ Gifts for Him, Her & You

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Contributors Kristin Boone is a sophomore at the University of Oregon, double majoring in international bu s i ne ss and spanish. Throughout high school she wrote for the school newspaper, eventually becoming an editor. Now Kristin is thrilled to come home to hike, horseback ride, spend time with friends and family and take advantage of all that Bend has to offer. Makeup and Hair Artist/ Esthetician Loren Tyler Porter is a Seattle native who has a passion for making women look and feel beautiful. She specializes in special event hair and makeup, eyelash extensions and organic airbrush tanning. 541 Beauty Co, 541-213-7860, Kalea Aguon is the online c om mu n i c at i o n s / p ro du c t i on assistant Cascade Publications. She is responsible for designing ads and running the website for Bend Fashion Quarterly. She has a bachelors in communications and political science from the University of Miami. She is also the marketing director, event coordinator and part of the ownership of White Water Taphouse in downtown Bend

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Marcee Hillman is the production d i r e c t o r responsible for CPI’s publications i n c l u d i n g Cascade Business News, Rotary Sports Programs, Premier Builders E x c h a n g e Directory, Central Oregon Wedding Guide, Oregon Lacrosse Classic and the Book of Lists database. She has over 20 years’ experience in the production and design fields including a bachelor of arts in advertising/graphic design from Collins College and computer operations, art and media education from Arizona State and DeVry universities. Marcee is an accomplished horseback rider. Charlie Thiel is a dad, husband, f r i e n d , photographer, f i l m m a ke r, actor, skier, snowboarder and all around doer of things. He and his family moved to Bend from Charleston, South Carolina just over a year ago, and they are now kombucha sipping, beer drinking, Bachelor riding Bendites. Since he can’t escape his photography addiction, he brought his photography business to Bend as well. www.charliephoto.comand on instagram at charliephotobend. Ryan Thomas Murray - from New York to Oregon, from the Painted Hills of Eastern Oregon to the Cascade

Mountains Ryan snaps photos that portray the people and the places of our world. Multi-Award winning and internationally published photographer Maria F. Bay specializes in fine art portraiture and storytelling photog raphy. Originally from Arequipa, Peru, Since 2010, when she started CasaBay Photography, she has lived and worked in Perú, various cities in the U.S. (Arizona, Texas, Massachusetts, and Oregon), China and Ukraine. Maria prides herself in being able to create distinctive images that capture the personality of her subjects while maintaining a steady production of high-quality photography on location as well as in studio. David Clewett is a writer and explorer based in Bend. Educated at Oregon State University and New Mexico State University, he publishes prose, poetry and travel narratives in addition to operating a blog. David is frequently out hiking, biking, kayaking and fly fishing. Tori Youngbauer, from central Pennsylvania, is the art director at Cascade Publications and is responsible for Cascade Art & Entertainment, S u n r i v e r


Magazine and Bend Fashion Quarterly. She has a bachelor of arts in English with a concentration in creative writing from Willamette University. Tori has worked as a studio assistant to several artists, where she built and managed artist portfolios and websites in order to establish an online home for their artwork. Christina Wilkinson and her mom Yong own Amazing Hair Designs. They are a full service salon, offering all hair, nails, waxing and facials. Christina states, “It’s a wonderful thing for me to follow my mom into the beauty world and become a cosmetologist and in turn work with her making people feel beautiful, confident and amazing.” Their newly remodeled salon is located at 214 SE Miller Ave. Bend 541-318-1989. Driven to new challenges, Janell Boone owns an accomplished career in Sales & Marketing in both the wholesale and IT industries. Her passion for success is infectious, as evident in the top performing sales teams she has managed with increased revenue year over year. Janell has achieved degrees in both Business and Computer Information Systems. As reward, Janell enjoys horseback riding on Oregon trails and practicing her golf swing.

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Advisory board

Chris Schroeder-Fain, a Central Oregon resident since 1979, has been known for her 30 years as a Financial Advisor and Wealth Management and remains with a major firm in our community. As a community nonprofit advocate and facilitator, she is committed to giving back to Central Oregon. Chris was honored with a national award, Operation School Bell, from the Assistance League of Bend. She currently serves on the board of directors for Cascade School of Music and previously served on boards for Partners In Care, Women Entrepreneurs, Opportunity Knocks as well as facilitating three OK Teams. While she continues to do all the above she is expanding her company, Purple Duck Publishing and Consulting. In 2008 she published her children book Waffles In The Sand, which was illustrated by the talented Dennis McGregor of Sisters. She is about to finish her My Answers Book a guide to planning your financial life and end of life guidelines.

A local marketing agency owner with a life-long love of fashion, Georell Bracelin stays busy crafting brands, creative strategies and advertising for local and regional businesses. When she isn’t writing, devouring a book or DIYdecorating her home, she feeds her entrepreneurial and curious spirit by mentoring and working with start-up companies or hanging out and laughing with her two boys and husband. 10 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

Deanna Paik says she is blessed to call Bend her home where she is raising two beautiful sons. She was born and raised in Canada and after 14 years in the United States became a U.S. citizen. As an entrepreneur, she owned Deschutes Gallery for seven years, which specialized in NW Coast Native Art. Following a short break she opened Roots Salon, favoring the name by her Canadian heritage. Deanna feels strongly in supporting and giving to back to our community and has served on the boards of the Bend Gallery Association, as an ambassador at St. Charles Medical Center and a HOA community.

Jennifer Clifton is a corporate lawyer with the heart of an entrepreneur. She has had a career working for national law firms and as in-house counsel for a software development company and civil engineering firm. She started two businesses of her own, one of which attracted attention from Oprah Winfrey, USA Today, People Magazine and The New York Times. Jennifer is married has three children and lives in Bend. She loves the outdoors and takes advantage of the outdoor playground that living in Bend offers, from snowboarding and skiing to golfing.

Joanne Sunnarborg has spent much of her life helping women define who they are by what they wear. As the owner and proprietor of Desperado, one of Bend’s best boutiques, Joanne blends her unique style and customer service into a fashion forward boutique shopping experience. And watch for what’s to come! Joanne is expanding her fashion business with the opening of a shoe and accessory store next to Desperado in the Old Mill District this October.

Jamie Christman is the executive director of Leadership Bend, the nonprofit professional educational arm of the Bend Chamber and director of government affairs. She serves on the board of City Club of Central Oregon, becoming the organization’s first female president in 2014-15. A former television producer and host, her long local history in media and public relations has occasionally deemed her the tagline “a walking local Facebook” but she claims she’s better than Facebook because she’s always had an “Empathy” button and was born to “Like” people.

Maeve Perle is a life-long learner with a strong work ethic who believes that creating a fun, energetic and collaborative work environment is the key to success and happiness. She has worked at COCC for 10 years and will teach at OSU this Fall. A dedicated yoga and meditation enthusiast, an instigator of general shenanigans and a snowshoer extraordinaire she looks for fun and frolics, daily. A self-proclaimed word-nerd, voracious reader, a lover of music, gourmet food and champagne, she recently launched a campaign to teach happiness to various groups in our communities. www.

Jennifer Riker’s diverse experience as a marketer, writer, producer—spanning entertainment, technology and nonprofits, has offered exposure and opportunities to work with the best-of-the-best. Currently juggling motherhood with her entrepreneurial venture as coowner of the new women’s clothing store in Bend, Brave Collective, as well as developing strategic relationships for Red Jacket West keep her hopping. Jennifer was a founding board member of BendFilm.

BEND FASHION QUARTERLY Publisher / Fashion Editor Pamela Hulse Andrews


CPI VP of Marketing Jeff Martin BFQ Marketing Director Janell Boone Advertising Executive David Phillips Online Communications Kalea Aguon


Production Director Marcee Hillman Art Director Tori Youngbauer Ad Design Kalea Aguon Content Director Chris Schroeder-Fain


BadAss Jennifer Riker Fitness David Clewett Happiness Maeve Perle Style Tori Youngbauer Trends Kristin Boone High Desert Décor Tori Youngbauer

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Publisher’s Letter

Fashion Notes. Real People.


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end Fashion Quarterly was not a well-planned venture. It was a spontaneous idea, that germinated over wine and a conversation about shoes. Why in the world would anyone think that Bend needed a fashion magazine? That Central Oregon is big enough to have its own fashion magazine? That people would find it interesting, inspiring and readable? During this admittedly short creative process (about two months), I realized that innovators have always navigated the space between art and commerce. That style is about your attitude, your clothes, your energy, how you take care of yourself. Some may think I'm crazy, but sometimes you just have to follow the muse and try to make it happen. In Bend Fashion Quarterly, we discovered people who love fashion and deeply care about their community and have a preeference for "shopping local." The lovely models in these pages all have stories of their own that they were willing to share with us. We found some were reclaiming their lives, establishing their own form of beauty and style. They simply look fabulous on these pages, but these photos barely capture their intrinsic beauty. Along the way, we discovered that this magazine has the potential to dig deeper than the original vision. We've created a series on "happiness" by Maeve Perle, more BadAss survivors and their unique styles by Jennifer Riker, designers of clothes, hats, shoes and purses and will profile local athletes and outdoor heroes who inspire us. We hope you'll find this magazine part of your happiness quotient: a go to place for finding and selecting your unique style, a resource for featuring the great things both women and men are doing in our communities, a niche for motivation and a showcase of design and creativity. Please take note of our founding sponsors, our advisors and our contributors featured throughout the magazine...these are our champions who helped develop the concept and financed our successful kickstarter campaign. Whether you are male or female, our intent is for you to walk away armed with insights to captivate your style. Pamela Hulse Andrews ~ BFQ Founder

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Boutique Spotlight

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hen it comes to new ideas, Desperado Boutique is always planning the next big move. After 19 years in the industry, owner Joanne Sunnarborg decided it was time for some rebranding, and you will be so excited about the result! Desperado has shifted into high-end, eclectic fashion that reaches out to a broad range of fashionistas, while still sticking to Western roots. Probably most well known for their signature cowboy boots, shoes have always been in the spotlight at Desperado. But what if that spotlight could be even bigger? Shoes &… is the name of the new Desperado shoe store that opened its doors in October. From designer names, including Freebird by Steve Madden, Charles David and Old Gringo, to of course cowboy boots, the shoe store has an extensive collection of shoes and accessories. “We are truly excited to be opening a shoe and accessory store in the Old Mill District. It’s what our customers are asking for. It’s filling a niche of fashionable footwear and accessories that will be chic and comfortable,” says Sunnarborg. Shoes &… is located right next to Desperado on the Old Mill District’s North end. The new shoe store has its own entrance on Powerhouse Drive, but is accessible from Desperado by a doorway between the two stores. “They are definitely two separate stores, but we want people to be able to easily access our shoes and accessories to go with a new outfit or be able to pick out clothes to match that great new pair of heels,” says Sunnarborg. The new store opens up so many opportunities to both the staff and the customer. “We are very lucky to live in a community that loves to shop local. Bend’s economy may be tourist based, but our core demographic is from right here in Central Oregon,” says Sunnarborg. Heels, boots, sandals, scarves, jewelry and so much more are readily available at the new boutique. Desperado gets a steady round of applause for their rebranding success!

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Bootights & High Socks

Boots are a must when enduring the Bend winter months, but why not stay warm and trendy? Bootights are comfy, cute and perfect for your winter-layering needs. From ankle to thigh-high, every boot you own will now be paired with a fun accessory!

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Bend Trends for the Winter Scene by TORI YOUNGBAUER Photography by BFQ Staff

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Southwestern Sweaters

This pattern on its own is warm and inviting. On a sweater? Even more so. The style is open, long, draped sweaters with beautifully warm colors and southwestern patterns. Looks great with any boot.

The Felt Hat

The felt, wide-brimmed hat has made a comeback over the past few years and has finally landed in Bend. Boutiques all over town are now stuffed with hats in beautiful shades of black, burgundy and grey. The best part? Felt hats have no gender. Depending on the length of the brim, they can flatter both men and women. If you want the hat, wear the hat. 18 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

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When it comes to shoes, nothing gets quite as classic as the Oxford. These 19th century style shoes are making a trendy comeback for both men and women. With new colors, patterns and even high heels added, the Oxford might as well stick around for another 200 years. Dyad Handmade Earrings Faveur Tan Oxford with Heel Faveur


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We haven’t seen velvet be this popular since the 90s, but let me tell you how excited I am that it is back! Jackets, tops, skirts, and, my personal favorite, pants are all subject to the velvet trend. These beautiful jackets from Desperado have me swooning.

My verdict: plain gold is out and rose gold is in. This summer was filled with beautiful rose gold rings earrings and bracelets. The pink blonde hue is huge right now in hair color. (See various celebrities like Blake Lively, Cara Delevingne and Sienna Miller for reference). Rose gold has that unique pink-hue that is just as luxurious as original gold. Look out gold, a new metal is rising in the winter trend ranks.

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Okay, so it’s not exactly a “trend,” but can we talk about how fabulous this chair is? It’s soft, has a beautifully designed fabric back panel and has an eclectic look to it. For anyone looking for a fun upgrade in their decor, this pair of chairs is the perfect choice.

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The low-cut booties are a must have for fall, but they transition great into the winter months as well. The western style fringe has been making a frequent appearance on these adorable shoes. Just be weary of wearing suede in the slushy snow months.

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Function Makes the Form 22 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

just moved to Bend which, like any outdoorsy or adventurous person would think, is awesome, though I have yet to figure out Bend fashion. As a new resident, I’ve been paying extra close attention to fads and attempting to earn the title of a Bendite for myself. Do I have to have a water bottle that keeps cold for 24 hours to prove that I’m from Bend? Is a sunset depiction of the Cascades on my trucker hat the best way to blend in? Do I need to be really knowledgeable about beer to convince people of my residency? Clearly, finding characteristics

that all Bendites share has been rather challenging. In fact, I have come to find that there is much more diversity than correlation in Bend trends. Which, when you think about it, is very understandable. How many different things are there to do in Bend? Truthfully, no one could list them all in one sitting. We’ve got a plethora of winter activities, water hobbies, endless trails and everything in between that resides in Bend. So in reality, what makes Bend fashion is the wide variation of adventurers in this dynamic city. Each unique and audacious individual wears whatever it is that works best for his or her specific endeavors; it’s the function that makes the form. Whether you’re fresh out of yoga and spiced up your workout clothes after class, have a wet swimsuit dampening your top layers because you just got off the Deschutes or are wearing your barn boots in the grocery store because you went horseback riding this morning, it’s all acceptable. That’s what Bend is. It’s athletic gear and running shoes because you’re about to jog Pilot Butte four times. It’s helmet hair and dirt on your face because you took a spill on your mountain bike earlier. It’s a giant backpack and bags under your eyes because you woke up in the middle of the night to catch the sunrise at the top of the South Sister. That’s Bend, and it’s the Bendites and all their assorted pastimes that make it so incredibly diverse and fabulously fashionable. 23 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

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have my own dress code. I wear what I want. And that is exactly what the local models on these pages convey and it’s precisely what the purveyors of the three boutiques spotlighted in this section hope you appreciate. Joanne Sunnarborg from Desperado, Patti Orsatti of Lulu’s Boutique and Jennifer Steigman of Faveur bring to their businesses a collective style: they understand fashion and can help you find your groove, they understand business and know how to keep the cash flow moving and they’re creative in bringing a certain style to each of their stores that will inspire you to shop there. 26 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

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n this issue you’ll read about Joanne’s new shoe store, Shoes & Desperado, recently opened next door to her boutique clothing store. It doesn’t take a second look to see Joanne knows fashion. At first glance you see a slim blonde dressed to the nines wearing an outstanding pair of custom cowboy boots or making a statement with a classic blazer and a hand-stitched pair of jeans. Sunnarborg says with a smile, “I started to pay attention to fashion in the first grade, but the most important thing I’ve learned over the years is making sure a person is comfortable in what they are wearing.” It’s that later philosophy she gives credit to her business success. As the owner and proprietor of Desperado in the Old Mill District, Sunnarborg is celebrating the boutique’s 19th anniversary. Surviving a challenging economy is no small feat. “I don’t pretend this has been an easy journey,” Sunnarborg shrugs. “Boutiques don’t sell products people have to have so I appreciate every customer who walks through my door. Any little thing I can do to help that customer have a good experience is what keeps them coming back.” Desperado spent its first 11 years in two locations in Portland’s historic upscale Pearl District. It started as a high-end western lifestyle boutique but has rebranded to offer clothes, boots, jewelry and gifts that fit the Central Oregon lifestyle. “I would describe the new Desperado as a mix of bohemian charm with the latest on trend fashion for women and men,” says Sunnarborg. “I’ve expanded our price point too. We still carry many of our high end lines, but if it’s a $39 shirt at Desperado, it’s going to look great and be well made. I’m going to stand behind it.” Desperado in the Old Mill District, 541-749-9980


ulu’s Boutique was established in 2002 in downtown Bend. It started out as a small boutique on Minnesota Avenue in one of the historic buildings from the 1920s. Beautiful brick walls, hardwood floors and eclectic interior design help make Lulu’s Boutique visually pleasing to the eye and act as a great backdrop to the fabulous mix of clothes you will find there. In 2008 Patti Orsatti took a leap of faith and bought Lulu’s. She loved shopping for clothes and she has been successful in her other business careers so she combined her business sense and love of shopping into the ownership of Lulu’s. Since 2008 Patti has expanded Lulu’s three times and has tripled the size of the store. She says, “I’ve been able to expand because of my awesome customers, great staff and of course some fantastic clothing lines that I’ve found in travels to the fashion markets.” Patti has an eye for what people like and is truly passionate about bringing great style and reasonably priced fashion to Bend. Lulus Boutique, 150 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend downtown 541-617-8948,

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avuer unique boutique was established by Jennifer Steigman in 2011. The compact shop is abundant with modern fashions inspired by bohemian, vintage and European style. It’s clearly exceptional and Jennifer adds that it’s also very affordable. “I opened the store because I have always loved fashion and shopping in Downtown Bend” says Jennifer. “I wanted to offer a more affordable and still unique shopping experience for other budget conscious women. This November, we opened our second shop in Sisters, wanting to bring a unique and affordable shopping experience to Sisters as well. “Bringing you carefully chosen styles of clothing, scarves, hats, shoes and jewelry, at surprisingly affordable prices, is our passion,” says Jennifer. “Discover why discerning woman of all ages find our modern twist on romantic, bohemian, vintage and European inspirations and exceptional service a truly “faveurable experience!” Located in Downtown Bend by historic Drake Park and Bend Burger Co. Faveur, 714 NW Franklin Ave., 541-508-3235

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Forces of Fashion Andie Edmonds

Partner and Principal Broker at NAI Cascade Commercial Real Estate Services Working Mama who tries to approach each day with a smile and gratitude for all the gifts I receive…even the ones that aren’t neatly wrapped with a bow on top. I endeavor to find a rhythmic integration between my family, my career, my community and myself.

CJ Edmonds

Vice President of Sales at G5 (Digital Marketing Firm headquartered in Bend) I try to do it all by excelling at being a dad, husband and leader at work, in that order of priority. I try to take some time to focus on myself including training for the April 2016 Half Ironman in Oceanside, California, playing golf with friends and family at Tetherow and enjoying all the great beers our Bend Breweries have to offer. Family: Phenomenal Husband CJ (married 22 years) & a Rockstar Wife. Outstanding Son – Nick age 17 (third generation Duck at University of Oregon after graduating from high school a full year early). Amazing Daughter – Maggy age 15 (sophomore year at Bend High School and ready to compete again on the State Champion Archery Team and the Golf Team). Remarkable Daughter – Jillian age 11 (6th grader at Westside Village Magnet School and nonstop dancer). Crazed Labs – Bubba and Chowder. Favorite go to clothes? Andie: Well fitting jeans, a t-shirt and sandals in the summer, well fitting jeans, a turtleneck and boots in the winter. I love Lucky Brand 30 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

Andie: Last Tango lace dress $79, earrings Sarah J Jewelry $39.95, Vintage Southwest turquoise cuff $550, Love Tokens necklace $369, Old Gringo boots $495, CJ: Liberty Boot Co. boots $495, thermal $79, True Grit jacket $249, cashmere scarf $29.99. On location at Naked Winery

jeans…they are cut for us girls who have a curvy backside. CJ: Shorts or jeans, cool t-shirts, flip flops and/or cool shoes I can find. I would have way more shoes if closet space allowed. Where are you most likely to shop in Bend and online? Andie: In Bend, Lulus Boutique is always my first stop but it’s quickly followed by Desperado, Local Joe and Cowgirl Cash…they all carry things I can’t find anywhere else. I like Banana Republic for basic business pieces. Online it’s the easy default – Nordstrom and Zappos. CJ: Add in all the bike and running shops. What makes you happiest? Andie: Hanging out in the backyard with my family enjoying the view, a game of corn hole and a lovely glass of wine. A day SUPing or a round of golf are close seconds! CJ: Hanging out in the backyard with my family enjoying the view, a game of corn hole, and a great IPA or Margarita. Throw in a round of golf, a long bike ride over a mountain or a run on the river trail and you have perfection.

Andie: Beautiful Stories dress $187.50, jacket $449, ring Virgin Saints & Angels ring $169, Freebird by Steve Madden boots $279 CJ: True Grit v-neck $49, Ryan Michael flannel $139, Ariat boots $179 31 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

Best thing about fashion in Bend? Andie: Casual nature. Even for meetings, I can wear jeans and a nice shirt and feel professional. The worst thing is trying to stay fashionable in the winter and not look like the kid from A Christmas Story! CJ: I love the jeans and shorts mentality of Bend. I have to dress up when I go visit clients around the country which is great, but casual dress code at work is awesome! I also love to see all the football (pro and college) shirts around our office on Fridays in the Fall.

Forces of Fashion Michele Emery

Earth2O/Philanthropist Husband: Steve Son: Alexander 10 years old Daughter: Biancha Rose 8 years old. I’m loving the journey of life with my family, striving to experience all that life can offer both near and far. Laughter warms my soul! Where are you most likely to shop in Bend and online? But of course Lulu’s Boutique! I also enjoy Hot Box Betty. Online, a shopping favorite is Hale Bob and Sephora. What makes you happiest? The heart of my soul begins in the kitchen...most happiest in the kitchen cooking up a great meal to be shared with family and friends. What’s the best thing about fashion in Bend? Best thing about fashion in Bend is that our community allows everyone to have their own personalized style without following a defined trend. Being true to who you are is the best! Significant philanthropy involvements: Chair of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, board of directors for the High Desert Museum, ambassador board member for COCC Culinary Program, Make A Wish vice chair and secretary of Northwest SIDS, president of Education Foundation for Bend La Pine Schools.

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Michelle (R) Bailey 44 Plaid NOHO poncho $328, Hale Bob faux suede gold leggings $194, Lola and Sophie silver foil chiffon camisole $84, Gabby Chic silver long layering necklace $110, Sbicca fringe taupe sandel 2” heel $69 Patty (L) Bailey 44 St. Marks knit skirt $136, Bowery top $183, Vince camuto black pump $102

Patricia Buehler

Eye Surgeon at Infocus Eyecare

Family life includes being married to the amazing Dr. Knute Buehler with a son, Owen and daughter, Hannah. I am so fortunate to have two great kids who I am so proud of and a husband that I am more in love with every year we are together (25 years now!). I am part of a team of people at Infocus and at Bend Surgery Center where we have the great privilege of helping people see better without glasses. Where are you most likely to shop in Bend and online? I shop at Lulus Boutique and Desperado in town and Nordstrom online. What makes you happiest? Spending time with my kids and husband makes me happiest. What’s the best thing about fashion in Bend? Fashion in Bend is about being comfortable and being able to be outside. The worst thing is that everyone wears the same thing: Patagonia jackets, tevas.

Patty (R) Tart peaches faux wrap dress $142; Vince Camuto black pump $102; Black Foley & Corinna leather tote $395; Gabby Chic Silver necklace with sage crystals $58 Michele (L) Bailey 44 Elaine’s dress with plaid bottom & leather, $240 Naya Ansible over the knee boot, $249 33 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

Forces of Fashion Dawn Boone

Executive Director, A6 Studio & Gallery

Family: married to my husband Ray, daughters Sophia and Louisa. I love giving my time and talents to an organization that enriches our community. My work energizes me, and I know how lucky I am to have a meaningful career—and be able to show my girls what job fulfillment looks like. Favorite go to clothes? Skinny jeans with tall boots and chunky or drape-y sweaters. I also love a good statement coat. Where do you shop in Bend or online? I love Faveur and Lulu’s for casual wear. I hunt for vintage pieces at Rescue. Online, I look for work clothes at Nordstrom and swing dresses at Trashy Diva. What makes you happiest? Spending time with my family. I love helping people of all ages discover art. And dancing! Best thing about fashion in Bend? Or the worst? Bend is so casual. I like getting dressed up for special occasions, but I’ve accepted the fact that I will probably never be able to wear opera gloves here…or see my husband in a suit!

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Dawn (L) Grey felt fedora $36.50 Lace scarf $38.50 Charcoal Wrap $38.50, Ruched Burgundy long sleeve top $38.50, Boot Socks $18.50, Wine lace up boots $68.50 Deanna (R) Burgundy felt fedora $36.50, Plaid scarf/poncho $28.50 Raw edge jacket $64.50, Charcoal wash skinny jeans $58.50 Lace up High boots $74.50

Deanna Paik

Owner, Manager of Roots Salon in Bend

Family: Single mom with two beautiful sons. Born and raised in Canada and after 14 years in the U.S., she became a U.S. citizen. As an entrepreneur she created Deschutes Gallery, which specialized in NW Coast Native Art. Following a short break she opened Roots Salon, favoring the name by her Canadian heritage. In Canada she owned and operated a rep agency for the sporting goods division and served as an international marketing manager for an Immigration Law firm. What are your favorite goto clothes? T-shirt and junky belt with jeans and flip flops. Where do you shop in Bend or online? I love Faveur in Bend and Macy’s online. What makes you happiest? Having wonderful moments with family and good friends. Best thing about fashion in Bend? or the worst? It’s very diversified, you can dress up or be casual, no one really cares. The worst is those baggy, almost falling off the waist jeans. Deanna (L) Black wide brim hat Burgundy pocket tunic Winter print leggings Fringe booties Dawn (R) Plaid blanket scarf Charcoal Button front tunic Burgundy sweater leggings Wine Heeled boots 35 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

$48.50 $38.50 $24.50 $68.50 $28.50 $42.50 $33.50 $74.50

Upscale Recycle



Eco Fashion Show

Anderson, event co-producer. “It’s so exciting to see students bringing new life and creativity to all the stuff we are so accustomed to getting rid of.” Past year’s audience members have seen models clad in everything from old blue tarps, empty paella rice bags, gift cards, and even speaker wires and car upholstery. Rooted in a love of fashion, an appreciation of art and a passion for the planet, this fundraiser features an eclectic, wearable art runway show (featuring both trash fashion and re-fashioned garments), a live and silent auction, a gallery style marketplace (where contributing local artists sell and showcase their work) and local food and drink. Part of the inspired and creative show includes a Business Challenge where local businesses create a garment from their refuge and compete, by an audience-decided vote, to win the coveted Trash Trophy. Rubbish Renewed is currently accepting runway submissions for the 2016 show. For submission information and other event information, go to Tickets will be on sale in December through the Rubbish Renewed website.

(Left) designer PAULA BULLWINKEL materials: old curtain and photo photocopies, model: PARIS DRAHEIM (Below) designer KAREN HOLM, materials: old blue tarps, model: MARLEY WEEDMAN


he sixth annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show will return on Thursday, January 14, 2016 for two runway shows: one at 6pm (all ages welcome) and one at 8:30pm (21 and over). The event is a fundraiser for REALMS, Rimrock Expeditionary Alternative Learning Middle School. This fundraising event continues to be one of the most forward thinking, eco friendly, community events Central Oregon has witnessed. The runway showcases both adult and student designers of all ages from Central Oregon. “Rubbish Renewed is the perfect vehicle to get kids to start making unconscious decisions more conscious,” said Amy 36 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015


. w o n s Aprés


nce called the world’s most complex cocktail, the origin of the Bloody Mary is not entirely certain but, like so many cocktails from the 1920s, seems to include Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, Prohibition and Ernest Hemmingway. Originally called A Bucket of Blood, the drink was refined as it spread to Prohibition-era America, becoming known along the way as a Red Snapper and Red Hammer then finally the Bloody Mary around 1946. This is the name that stuck. Hemingway’s contribution seems to have been to popularize it as a morning-after remedy – his instructions called for it to be made by the pitcher. “Any smaller amount is worthless,” he reportedly said. Despite any dispute over the details of its beginnings, the Bloody Mary is now an indispensable part of the modern cocktail landscape. It is certainly one of the most modified drinks, ranging from simply tomato, pepper and vodka to variations calling for complex spice mixes to interpretations sporting tomatillo peppers in place of the classic tomato. As with any classic cocktail, you are best served taking your inspiration from the original. You can travel to the Hemingway Bar at The Ritz Hotel in Paris to get an original Red Snapper or, if the flight to Paris is inconvenient, you can whip up your own. Our recommendation is to stay close to the original but with a local update (this is Bend after all). Crater Lake Pepper Vodka from Bendistillery is the perfect base for a Bloody Mary. It is made with five different peppers offering both heat and flavor. The Demetri’s Spice Blend is a Seattle-made mix that provides the black pepper and Worchester. Couple with fresh tomato juice and you have a Bloody Mary that Hemmingway would order by the pitcher.

Crater Lake Bloody Mary

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from the Bendistillery Tasting Room 2 oz. Crater Lake Pepper Vodka, 4 oz. tomato juice, ½ oz. Demetri’s Bloody Mary Spice Blend, ½ fresh lemon squeezed. Combine ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake thoroughly and strain into an ice-filled, celery salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with abandon – celery stalk, lemon wheel, olive, pickled asparagus spear – etc.

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CRATER LAKE SPIRITS Get into the spirit.




Women of Central Oregon: bold and irrefutably brave. by JENNIFER RIKER Photography by Charlie Thiel On Location at Wildflower Patch, Old Mill District Clothing & Accessories from Brave Collective Hair & Makeup by Loren Tyler Porter 38 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

Jennifer Riker


eing an entrepreneur was always in my blood, even before I knew there was a word for it. From early dawn paper routes to selling the most Girl Scout goodies, as a child intuitively I knew having my own business could lead to a life with fewer constraints and more choices. But there can be a price for being enterprising and a lone ranger in the world of commerce. Sometimes you lose. I would say monetarily I’ve lost more than I’ve gained, but I wouldn’t give up any of my business experiences. The strength and insight I now have is priceless – it has made me bold and irrefutably brave. After licking our wounds over the breakup of a family/business partnership, my husband Jay Riker and I decided it was time to go forth and thrive again. Finding opportunities comes out of recognizing a need. What I experienced in the Bend community was a lack of fashion forward women’s clothing stores that had an accessible price point and an environment that felt genuinely welcoming. 39 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

Badass Women


utting my big girl panties on and diving once again into the unknown, we launched Brave Collective—a modern day mercantile for all women. The name came easily—Brave. It’s how I felt and needed to be and ultimately what I recognized is what all women are when they allow themselves. Brave is not a description often used or shouted loud enough. We women carry with us many other names and feelings—shame, guilt, insecurity and possibly the worst—unworthiness. The dictionary defines brave as possessing courageous endurance. Before the doors opened I knew that Brave Collective wasn’t going to be about clothes but about the women who wear them. What I love most about my work is I get the privilege of hearing women’s stories. Women have the unique ability to quickly connect— especially in a safe environment. We can allow ourselves to be vulnerable and openly share our wounds and wishes. This is part of our healing dance and how we learn and support each other. Wound tight within these stories I hear a pattern of courageous endurance, undeniable bravery and grief. What is grief? It’s something most people don’t want to acknowledge and often carry in silence. It’s as common as a cold but as isolating as leprosy. I’ve never known a person, who has lived a full life, who has not experienced grief in some way—at some level. This deep sorrow may come quietly as a subtle disappointment or hard and heavy as a crippling disease, a childhood abuse or a sudden death. Whatever form it takes, grief is a ball and chain that can either bury us or lift us to the light of intense connection and understanding. It’s sometimes the very catalyst that creates the deepest change for self-awareness, enlightenment and ironically joy. These stories of grief and enduring courage, as well as the women who tell them are worth sharing—these women are Bend’s Badass Brave. To read more about these amazing women of Bend and others please go to www. To nominate a courageous woman in your life please email

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Darlene Gertsch


arlene chose to learn and thrive through her grief—to turn towards it and all its meaning. After the death of her son, the depth of her pain was the key that unlocked the unconscious myths of her life and what prompted her to begin to create her true story—to live her authentic self. Darlene today works with not only people in our community through her Good Grief Guidance program, but at-risk-youth at

Bridges Academy and inmates at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras. Darlene shares her insights and guidance about, as she says, “The treacherous landscape of grief and loss,” transforming literally hundreds of lives not only in our community but where it’s needed most—with those that society often forgets. You can learn more about Darlene and the Good Grief Guidance program at www.

Kristin Van Donk


ristin walked into Brave beaming with enthusiasm and good-old American spunk that you can’t help but pay attention to. Within the first 10 minutes of meeting her we’ve become friends, and she shares with me her dream of playing professional golf on the LPGA tour. This giant aspiration to play golf professionally started when she was 17 in Chico, California. But just as she was beginning to set records at local courses one of life’s blows struck. While in college Kristin was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She left school, as well as golf, to heal but the thought of playing pro persisted. On her journey to becoming a professional player, Kristin has had other setbacks including financial where she spent nights sleeping in her car and eating peanuts from club snack bars. She continues to work hard mastering her skills on and off the course. Whether she’s trying out for a golf reality TV show or being a spokesperson for local businesses, Kristin wants to share her passion for the game and hopefully inspire others to not give up on their dreams—no matter what life throws their way. To learn more about Kristin and help support her journey visit

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Kim Hamlet


f you go to a spin class at Excel Fitness you may get lucky and have Kim Hamlet as your instructor. She’s a master at getting out of her class what they came for— sweat. The braces on her spinning legs might give you a clue that there’s more going on with her, but most likely you’d be focused on her amazing smile. In her 40’s, Kim was diagnosed with Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) which is a cousin to ALS. The doctors predicted within four years she would be wheelchair bound. Ten years later, although it has become increasingly difficult, Kim is still walking. “I have to keep moving and eating healthy,” Kim tells me. She wants to share this insight and inspire others with similar disabilities to do the same and to be careful not to always accept what the medical community might tell them. Kim works out every day and she knows it’s what has made the difference. She surrounds herself with loving people whether at the gym or through her work as an esthetician. Her business is called Skin Deep and is located at Roots Salon in Bend. Kim is looking into alternative experimental treatment not covered through insurance. To learn more about Kim and to help her find a cure go to www. 42 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

Bo Stern


ometimes you meet a person and they have that star quality. It’s indefinable. They glow, they glisten and they make you feel you are in the presence of someone who’s had many lives—that’s Bo. Many people in the community know Bo as one of the pastors at Westside Church and that a few months ago she lost her husband of 30 years to ALS. What they may not know is that she has taken her grief to lead others out of theirs. As a prolific writer she has written several books on the topic that can be found on Amazon and that her most recent is called When Holidays Hurt. Bo shares her wisdom with me that there is a joy and sorrow dance in learning to live through grief. “Suffering tends to make us scrappy,” Bo says. “To thrive again is through the working out of it—that’s the win.” To learn more about Bo and subscribe to her blog go to If you’re a single mother and would like a complimentary copy of her book please contact her. 43 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

High Happiness Desert Decor



taying in a vacation rental should not only make you feel at home and relaxed, but should have a thoughtful interior design as well. After all, isn’t a vacation about getting away from day to day life and giving you the best environment? Bend Dutch Vacation Rental’s homes are not only relaxing, but they feature contemporary décor with the familiarity of High Desert living. “We hope to provide stays to clients who have a desire for an unencumbered and open environment so they have the most relaxing stay possible,” says Owner Sue Carrington. The rental we are raving about this winter is Elgin Escape, a perfect combination of family comfort and luxury. Modern furnishings keep the spaces open to stay with the contemporary design of the Elgin Escape home. The kitchen is new with stainless steel 44 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

appliances, Subway glass backsplashes and a white Granit island bar. Plenty of cooking utensils and dishes are provided to service the whole family and a few friends, who will dine on the rustic, white bleached, wood dining table. The central open dining area invites the renters to play games, work on the iPad or just read. The living room area cozies with its Granit framed fireplace, builtin bookshelves and very large screen TV. The master bedroom offers a king size bed with a European Sleepworks mattress and organic sheets. The master bath continues in luxury by offering a two-person shower and a soaking bathtub. Plenty of walls of windows let in the Central Oregon light throughout the entire house to hold the open feel. Outside, the deck area creates living space with a couch, table and several chairs. Close

to the several tiered water feature, rippling water offers more quiet persuasion to relax. “This home takes a minimalist approach to design, while still keeping the family atmosphere,” says Carrington, who takes care to assure that her guests fit quietly into the friendly neighborhood. “The quality really speaks for itself.” The Elgin Escape home is just two blocks away from the popular Galveston Avenue area with its fantastic bakeries, outdoor recreation outfitters, restaurants, breweries and coffee shops, all within walking distance. The Bend Dutch Vacation Rental website includes customer reviews from renters all over the country that will help you find your ideal vacation home. Fresh, upscale homes with beautiful design are just a click away.

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How to Get Your Happy On–Spa Time



ow does self-love and taking care of ourselves contribute to our happiness and well-being? Simply put, spas revive and heal our senses; the plush surroundings, the fragrant creams and oils, the gently soothing music, the caring touch of the therapist all serve to lull us into serene tranquility. Indeed, the benefits of a healthy spa ritual go beyond the realm of just a sensual experience. The positive memories we associate with this investment in our overall health and wellness stay with us for much longer than the fleeting happiness associated with, say, a bar of chocolate or a glass of wine. The psychological payback of gifting ourselves this sacred time, allows us to abandon technology and work/family demands in favor of floating into the realm of reflection, introspection and mindfulness. Our overextended lives and monkey-minds are instantly soothed into a sense of detachment from the outside world and feelings of calm, contentment abound. This mindfulness has been shown to bring about that elusive sense of inner peace and true contentment we all chase. Physically, massage and other touch therapies have been shown to regulate hormones, reduce stress, boost immune system, foster sounder sleep and help us relax and unwind — so it comes as no surprise that we can add that this in turn brings about the delicious emotions of pleasure and happiness. To make sure you are happy and gain the maximum pleasure from your treatment, first figure out what would benefit you most. If you are searching for: 46 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

Pampering & Quiet Time: reduce stress, rejuvenate sagging spirits and spoil yourself with a high touch, no pain treatment. Our suggestions: massages, facials and body treatments in spas that offer Jacuzzi’s, steam rooms and relaxation rooms. Feel Good Beauty & Personal Care: need a little tantalizing restorative help to restore your outer Goddess? Feel good from head to toe in these day spas, offering everything from spray tan to facials to mani’s and pedi’s. Our suggestions: Face to Face, Zante, Images, Focalpoint Salon, Venetian Esthetique. Detox & Wellness: reconnect with yourself and replenish your creativity by indulging in the balancing rituals of body wraps, scrubs, baths, steam rooms and Vichy showers. Our suggestions: Shibui- Sisters, Wanapine- Warm Springs, Sage Springs- Sunriver, Brasada Ranch SpaPowell Butte. Social Outings: splurge on champagne and catch up with friends by choosing a spa big enough to accommodate you and your BFF’s all at the same time, with restaurants nearby and a variety of services to ensure that everyone’s wishes are fulfilled. Our suggestions: Sage Springs Spa, Brasada Ranch Spa, Shibui Spa, Spa W, Spa at Eagle Crest, Wanapine and Anjou Spa. Beauty Advice & Improvement: for deeper, lasting results- look for estheticians skilled in lasers, peels, fillers and the most up-to-date procedures. Our suggestions: Ethetix MD, Bend Dermaspa, Deschutes Dermatology and Widgi Creek Spa.

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Most Romantic Double Happiness-Jinsei Rendezvous for Two-Shibui Couple Massage Lesson-Brasada Couples Massage 80 minutes-Sage Springs Adrift Duet Massage-Spa at Suttle Lake 47 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

Maeve Pearle at Good Drop Wine Shop Hale Bob Boatneck dress from LuLu’s Boutique, $216


Happiness in Your At-Home Spa

lan your day in advance. Set aside enough time to truly rejuvenate yourself. Phones should be unplugged and kids/interruptions planned for, if you need a babysitter to ensure you have peace and quiet, do it. Shop beforehand. We have wonderful, natural and healthy home treatments in Central Oregon. Arrange to have some downtime around the treatments. Where’s that book you wanted to read? Can you build in a meditation practice or do a relaxation yoga class beforehand? Strive to re-create a serene spa ambience. Lay on luxurious extras such as soft robes, candles, aromatherapy bubble bath and tranquil music. Be sure to indulge in a piece of chocolate or a glass of champagne, this is your day after all. Make sure to look at what treatment should go first. Your manicure should come after a sugar body scrub. Treatments like baths, body scrubs or facial masks are easy and relaxing home treatments you can do by yourself, along with manicures and pedicures, maybe leave the more technical stuff for another day. As in all health practices, stay hydrated and try to eat nutritionally balanced meals. On medication? Always check with your health specialist if you are unsure.

What We’d Love to See in Central Oregon


ow about a glass of beer and an agreeably discounted foot soak or a 15 minute aromatherapy back and neck rub for my three BFF’s after work? Who wouldn’t love to see our Central Oregon spas offer an alternative to the pub happy hour with special deals on certain treatments and a glass of vino thrown in for good measure….

The healing power of touch boosts feelings of connection to each other and can bring about a sense of serenity, belonging and well-being.

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Top Tips to Make Sure Your Spa Happiness is Guaranteed


all and make a reservation, ask for an email confirming it. Ask for cancellation policy. Discuss any health challenges you have with the reservationist. This will help the therapist plan for any contraindications well in advance. • Specify whether you want a male or female therapist, • Budget for 15-20 percent extra for a tip- it’s expected. • Arrive early. • It’s easier for therapists to work around no underwear, but if you are not comfortable, leave them on. • Never refer to your therapist as a masseuse, they are therapists. • Leave self-consciousness behind, the therapists are schooled and practiced in anatomy, they have seen hundreds of imperfect bodies before. • Don’t shave your legs if the treatment involves salt. • Be honest and kindly assertive with anyone who tries to up sell you products you don’t want or cannot afford. • Plan to be quiet and turn off your cell phone. • Don’t feel the need to talk to the therapist during your treatment. Silence is golden in a spa.

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”

– Jean Shinoda Bolen

The Good Drop Wine Shoppe has an exclusive selection at every price-point, that you won’t find anywhere else in Bend. We have a spectacular wine of the Month Club, offering monthly and quarterly options for wine lovers just learning or for connoisseur cellar collectors. Our space at the Good Drop is available to rent out for private parties, birthdays or any special occasions. We offer gift certificates and large quantity discounts for your special events, bridal parties or corporate events. We also provide pouring services for wine or beer. We have a daily selection of wines by the glass for you to try if you are out and about downtown.

*We will be closing November 1-5, to remodel the basement and put in our wine lockers that will be available to rent. Upon reopening, the wine cellar will be available for intimate wine gatherings and tastings. 141 NW Minnesota Ave. Bend, OR 97701 49 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015 | 541.410.1470




ant to get fit and stay fit? Find a personal trainer to stay focused and serious about reaching fitness goals. A trainer will help design workouts catered to your needs, set achievable and realistic goals and provide positive feedback and coaching. A quality trainer pushes their clients past their comfort level and provides guidance, education, a reason to keep showing up and helps track progress while offering encouragement. There are many criteria to consider before making a commitment. Personal trainers should have certification from a reputable fitness organization or a degree in an exercise or fitness field. They should cater to their clients’ personal needs and learning preferences and be able to offer success stories and client referrals to show success in their area of expertise. Enthusiasm is vital for personal trainers as they need to be passionate in representing the lifestyle that the client is looking to achieve. Bend residents are always on the move and health and fitness are a priority. Fortunately, there are many skilled and qualified personal trainers in Bend and each one has a particular specialty so that people of any fitness level can find the perfect trainer for their needs and goals. Rehabilitation, high intensity training, weight loss, sports training and other unique training accommodations are available. 50 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015



JAMES ENGUM ames Engum is the co-owner, program manager and a lead trainer at Horizon Line in Bend. Horizon Line is a personal training studio that encourages its clients to train hard, eat smart and play often. At Horizon Line you only strength train once per week which corresponds with the way the human body responds to stress. Since gym culture can be off-putting Horizon Line puts a priority on approachability. Their only requirement is that clients have the desire to improve. Balancing workout programs with individual needs that complement each client’s personal life is their ultimate goal. “Anyone who has identified a deficiency in their physical experience” should consider hiring a personal trainer, according to Engum. “If you find that you lack the strength, flexibility, power or stamina that you need in order to truly enjoy your physical life and you don’t know what to do about it on your own, you should get some help from a professional,” he said. A personal trainer like Engum and Horizon Line is ideal for the Bend lifestyle because for them it is all about efficiency. “Our program is only once-per-week for 30 minutes and we 51 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

can provide all the strength development you need. That frees up a substantial amount of time to pursue the active lifestyle that Bend living provides,” Engum said. Horizon Line specializes in High Intensity Training which puts an emphasis on the intensity of effort over the duration or frequency. “At present, this is our one and only service and we approach it with precision. We use very advanced techniques, which require a lot of attention to detail, focus and mindfulness,” Engum said. Jeremy Boethin has trained at Horizon Line for over five years and has seen tremendous success. “When I first heard of High Intensity Training I was skeptical because it seemed too good to be true! I could build strength in ONE, 30-minute session per week? After my first month I was hooked and after five years I am still shocked at the simplicity of the training and the maximum benefit I get,” he said. For Engum, the best part of being a personal trainer is helping “people forge themselves into a stronger, healthier, happier and more effective version of themselves. I love being witness when someone has a breakthrough and discovers a new level of potential,” he said.



RUTH ANN CLARKE uth Ann Clarke is the owner of Functional Fitness Personal Training and Yoga Therapy LLC in Bend and has over 15 years of experience in the field of fitness and wellness in Central Oregon. She is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Medical Exercise Specialist and designs clinical and rehab programs for individuals following treatment or rehabilitation for injuries or documented diseases. As an ACE certified personal trainer she brings experience, knowledge, professionalism and passion to her clients. She has a degree in exercise science and received her 200-hour yoga certification through Rolf Gates. Clarke offers a variety of services including personal consultations and physical assessments, post and pre-surgery and rehab training, sports conditioning and injury prevention, individual, partner, group and corporate training and yoga therapy. According to Clarke, it is beneficial for someone to have a personal trainer if they “need motivation to get moving to ensure they have an optimum physical quality of life. It is especially beneficial for someone who has not had physical activity as a part of their life, has been away from it for a while, is recovering from any injury, or is starting a new sport or endeavor.”

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Gloria Davis has been a client at Functional Fitness Personal Training and Yoga Therapy LLC for eight years since she moved to Bend and made a commitment to improve her fitness level. She is approaching 70 and credits Clarke with her overall health and fitness. “She is very tuned into her clients—what they need, their strengths and weaknesses. I always feel better, stronger and healthier when I leave a session with Ruth Ann! She is a skilled personal trainer and yoga instructor and working with her all these years has been life changing for me,” Davis said. Jane Leach began training ten years ago when Clarke became her group personal trainer. “Ruth Ann is one of the most positive and encouraging people I know. She loves her work and takes the time to familiarize herself with your physical issues, your history of exercise and what you want to gain from your time with her,” Leach said. For Clarke, the best part of being a personal trainer is the “opportunity to meet amazing people and see their joy when they realize they can do so much more than they ever thought possible. I don’t look at it as going to work; I believe if you find your passion and can turn it into your work, it is not work.”,


SHANNON SEGERSTROM hannon Segerstrom is a native Bendite and owner of inMotion Training Studio in Bend. She has been in the fitness industry for over 18 years in many roles. She holds a bachelors in science in health promotion and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor, CrossFit Certified, dotFit Nutrition and Supplement Specialist and a NASM Corrective Exercise Instructor. inMotion Training Studio is committed to changing people’s lives by helping them adopt a more healthy and fit lifestyle so they look and feel their best. Their goal is creating a positive and enjoyable training environment to maximize success. The company believes that fitness and wellness should be a part of everyday life and that it improves quality of life. They specialize in weight loss for the general population, nutrition and weight loss challenges, rehabilitation or injury prevention and golf fitness. When Bill Murphy’s gym membership fee doubled his golf pro referred him to Segerstrom. He was immediately impressed by “how reasonable her fee was, how flexible her schedule and her knowledge about the anatomy and muscles.” Murphy said that she gives him a continually changing exercise routine and that he “always feels better after her workout. I am a great fan!” Since so many people have full time jobs, families and other ​ commitments, Segerstrom believes that a personal trainer can help people get back on track. inMotion helps their clients reach goals by “shaking things up to keep your body guessing and helping find creative ways to make exercise a fun part of your life and to constantly get out of your comfort zone,” Segerstrom said. She believes anyone and everyone should have a personal trainer to help with motivation, accountability and safety. “Whether you are an athlete, mom, want to lose 20 to 50 pounds, have injuries or are realizing you aren’t as in shape or have lost balance, there is always a fit for you.” She pointed out that expenses deter many people, but that small studios and group training helps with the costs while achieving great results. Many people join a gym only to lose focus a short while later or find the gym intimidating or boring and repetitive. Jodie Hueske began training with Segerstrom nine years ago in a small workout class for women and continues to train at inMotion. “I love working out at inMotion,” she said. “Circuit training keeps things interesting— you never get bored because you don’t know what’s coming next. And Shannon and her trainers are excellent.” For Segerstrom, the best part of being a personal trainer and owning her facility is, “making a profound impact on our client’s lives. I get to have fun and love what I do. Helping people rid themselves of the ‘old them’ is the best reward a trainer could ask for. It is a joy to share in the lives and journeys of those willing to work hard for what they need.”

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MORRI STEWART orri Stewart is an ACE Certified personal trainer and owner of Energize Fitness in Bend. She regularly pursues continued education and attends training seminars to increase her knowledge. She has been involved in the fitness industry for over 25 years and is certified through LeMond RevMaster Group Cycling Advanced Training as a cycling instructor. “My philosophy is that there should never be a dull moment! Let’s make the experience of creating functional, well-maintained bodies, into an experience which makes what used to be ‘work’ in your workout, evolve into fun, invigorating and productive, achievable goals,” Stewart said. Energize Fitness specializes in unique and individual program design to assist clients in making healthy lifestyle choices and living life to the fullest. They believe that endurance, multi-sport and functional training in conjunction with cardiovascular maintenance and balance work establishes a strong and healthy body and mind. Stewart approaches each client as a unique individual and begins with an initial fitness assessment of cardio respiratory, strength, endurance and flexibility. She sets realistic but challenging goals then works closely with clients while maintaining consistent dialogue throughout workouts and in maintaining healthy lifestyle choices. The majority of Stewart’s clients do not go to the gym every day for their workout but instead get their exercise by enjoying the outdoor sports opportunities in Central Oregon. She explains that her job is to “enhance their performance, whether they are climbing a mountain 54 Bend FASHION Quarterly•Winter 2015

or chasing after their grandchildren.” She works toward this goal by providing a full body workout of every muscle group along with balance and a mind-body connection at each workout. A typical session with Stewart at Energize Fitness involves small circuits where she engages clients in both upper body and lower body strength training. She encourages multitasking and functional training by, “working multiple muscle groups to mimic what we do outside of the gym.” Each of her sessions are “based on a foundation of knowledge about each client’s strengths and weaknesses. I assess their short and long term goals when we first meet and revisit those all the time. I do a thorough assessment of their body with strength, flexibility and endurance testing and make note of prior injuries and medication. When necessary, I get permission to contact their doctor if I come across aphysical diagnosis with which I am unfamiliar,” Stewart said. Aileen Hastings is a client at Energize Fitness and says that “Morri is one of the most accepting, patient, motivational and encouraging people I know. She took a challenging situation with me and my physical issues and made the impossible become possible. I have reached my personal, life-long health, wellness and fitness goals. I am forever grateful for being able to train with her and call her my friend.” For 25 years Stewart has made fitness an integral part of her life and says that she gets “so much more from my client’s successes, spirit and friendship than they can ever imagine. And yes, I tell them that!”

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