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
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!
So what it’s supposed to rain a little this weekend? We’ve only got a month and a bit of summer left, so reach out and grab those summah moments. Get lousy with it. Here are 5 things in and out of the city to help you with that mission:
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.
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!
I’m on a manic reading streak right now through the crowded streets, mountains and deserts of India. It all started with a book called Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Continue reading
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
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