‘Art & Copy’ Screening with Panel at Saskatoon Library


Just Do It.  I (Heart) New York.  Got Milk?  Think Different.

These are slogans you’ll recognize; wording and images that have permeated our culture, sold a lot of product, changed how people think, and been endlessly parodied.  If you have any interest in writing, design, and advertising, you’ll want to park yourself at the Francis Morrison Library downtown on Wednesday (the 30th) at 7 PM for a special screening of the film Art & Copy.  It’s a great documentary from a few years back that looks at some of the most influential creatives of 20th and 21st century advertising.  Advertising can get a bad rap, but when done right, it’s the true intersection of art and commerce. Continue reading

This Seaon’s Crop Top Yields Trend Status

How every body and style can wear the crop top trend.

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If you’ve been thinking about jumping on the crop top trend but haven’t quite made the leap, you might be wondering how to best style those short little shirts. Well, I stopped by Saskatoon Global Morning News to talk a little about different ways of wearing crop tops and out of it, I hope you’ll get a few ideas. So take a lookie at these outfits from local Saskatoon store Frakas (styled with shoes from Swank Shoe Lounge and many accessories from Spareparts, of course!), then scroll on down to see some of the accessories up close and personal PLUS get a few tips on how to best wear crop tops no matter what your shape or size. Here we go!

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Ray-Ban Clubmaster Flash As Reviewed By Sunnies Expert Jamie Shaw

From Kelowna to Saskatoon, Jamie brings his product knowledge to YOU

Jamie Shaw RayBan Clubmaster Flash Lens

This, ladies and gentlemen, is Mr. Jamie Shaw.  Fresh from the Spareparts shop nestled in the mountains of Kelowna B.C., Jamie is now managing the Spareparts team in the topographically opposite city of Saskatoon.  And although Jamie loved Kelowna and will surely miss spending time on the lake, mountain biking with his friends, or being able to snowboard on a whim, he’s liking the change and finds peeps in Saskatoon to be friendly and easy to meet. And he’s finding time to spend here mastering leatherwork, making wallets and beer coozies like a true prairieman. Of course, he’s not looking forward to winter… but who of us is? The Saskatoon shop is proud to welcome Jamie’s leadership. He brings massive product knowledge, experience, and most important, good vibes that fit right into the group– I’ve even personally had friends report that the store is especially fun to be in lately.   Anyway, I asked Jamie to put his extensive experience with sunglasses to work by giving the new RayBan Clubmaster Flashes ($205) a real review. How do they feel? What makes them unique? And who will the style best work on? As it turns out, Jamie’s honest answers may just have you running to the store to try these babies on.

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Third Verse #119 – #121

Playlist for July 9th 2014


Hottest month of the year, and we’ve got some hot new shit for you!  The homies out east have been steadily dropping new material over the last month, so we’ll make sure to highlight that for you this week!  Summer Fling festival is coming up quick, so be sure to get your weekend lined up!  (2 weeks)  Grab some of these tunes and load the whip with the jams cause as Ace said, it’s gonna be a long hot summer!

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Joie Rosé

Re-Think Pink

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One of our absolute favourite wines here at The Hollows is a Rosé from a B.C. winery called Joie Farms. Now I know what you’re thinking… Rosé? Really? But trust me. This is not the Rosé that your grandmother drinks.  Or perhaps it is, and in that case I want to drink with your grandma. In fact the name of this wine is “re-think pink”, and that’s exactly what it accomplishes. Continue reading

Kyle Riabko Returns Home for Two Shows This Friday!

Local Actor/Musician to Play Double Header at The Bassment July 25th


Kyle Riabko may be living in Los Angeles when he isn’t on tour, in a studio, on a film set or working on major Broadway Productions in New York, but he never forgets his prairie roots in his hometown Saskatoon. He has also had many friends and family by his side watching his incredible career build, since he was a young teenager, that look forward to his upcoming shows at The Bassment this Friday.

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Endless Summer

A style pictorial by Scott Ramsay

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Hot summer days don’t last forever, but on those rare lazy days where you’ve got nothing to do but kick around, it feels like they stretch on and on.  There’s always a bit of haze in the air on those days and it puts you in mind of Slurpees and skateboards and being seventeen forever.  Toronto-based photographer Scott Ramsay and I found one of those days not long ago and spent it with someone who lives the moment without nostalgia: seventeen-year-old model Josie Dean from Carrot River, one of the newest faces at Saskatchewan agency Masala. I played dress-up with Josie, styling her with super laid-back, urban-vibed pieces from White Dhalia that cemented the feeling of long, hot days. And because summer demands sunnies, it’s no surprise that it was Spareparts accessories that brought the outfits to life and evoked the beautiful and wistful feeling of endless summer.

Photographer: Scott Ramsay

Makeup Artist: Lisa Hallam Makeup Artistry

Hair Stylist: Jennifer Moneo of CHEL Salonspa

Model: Josie Dean of Masala Model and Talent

Outfitting: White Dhalia and Spareparts

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‘Skippy.Smooth.BeatNutz.Butter’ – Free Summer Mixtape!

RoadTrip Worthy Soundtrack of Indie Electro Beats & Remixes

Roadtrip Soundtrack

We are in the peak of music festival, cabin camping and summer vacation season… which all equal road trips! And with great road trips come great musical responsibility. So I’ve put together an hour long mixtape of indie electronic remixes and instrumental house beats meant to keep you on cruise mode right through to the sunrise!

Skippy.Smooth.Beatnutz.Butter Mixtape by John_Early on Mixcloud

You can also download the entire Mixtape via dropbox HERE


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