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The Best-Dressed List: SFDF Runway 2016

We're still buzzing from last night's Saskatoon Fashion and Design Festival Runway event. Not only were the showcased collections progressive and wearable and the marketplace so darn shopable (can I please own every Soulfari crystal piece please?) but the crowd was lookin' fine in the beautiful Bess Hotel. We simply couldn't help but put together a best-in-show fashion post of the attendees. And although we missed a few stylish folks seen from afar because it's slower going navigating through a mingling crowd (we're looking at you, distant lady in the silver brocade miniskirt), we managed to corner and photograph some well-dressed people with a unique sense of style.   

SFDF Runway Rundown: The Conferences, The Workshops, and (of course) The Shows

It's year five for the Saskatoon Fashion and Design Festival and this weekend's Runway event seems the perfect toast to the anniversary. Taking place at the historic Bessborough Hotel, Runway will preview collections from fifteen local designers and shops in a fashion feast that will have you holding your head up high for being even peripherally involved in the dynamic Saskatoon scene. Add to that the talents of digital artist Carrie Gates, music by The Gaff, and the ambiance of Pro Plus Productions, and you've got a spectacle. But there's more to this weekend than the big 7pm shows-- you'll also have an opportunity to shop the designers' wares via a pop-up shop called Marketplace. And perhaps most exciting for all you do-ers out there are the amazing talks and workshops running that feature some top names in the biz with topics like branding, communications and marketing, merchandising, styling, photography, modeling, and design. This is a truly immersive festival that can either simply entertain you (which is great, bring on the fun!) or offer education in the exciting and vast career field of style (also great, bring on the opportunities!). So without further ado, here is the complete rundown of the upcoming SFDF weekend, all taking place at the beautiful Delta Bessborough Hotel.    

The Halloween costumes you already have in your closet

So you haven't decided what to be for Halloween and frankly, just the idea of putting a costume together is exhausting. Hey, we feel you. Spending north of fifty dollars on a costume you'll wear for exactly one night isn't exactly an attractive option, especially if you're just handing out candy, taking your little one out for treats, or low-key getting together with some friends. But what if I told you there are costumes galore in your closet and you need one little extra piece max to complete the look? It's true! Here are just a few costume ideas straight from our closets, each one put together in literally five minutes flat. If we can do it, *you* can do it.

How to Toddler-Size a Headband in 5 Seconds

If your little girl is still waiting patiently for her hair to grow in (like my little Petra is), headbands are probably your accessory of choice. For Petra, a headband completes an outfit now-- she even takes it upon herself to pick one or three out to wear when she's getting dressed. And although our local faves Rain Melody and For Everly Yours have a stronghold on her collection, sometimes we want a cheapie trend piece. The only issue? There aren't a ton of toddler options out there. So, I came up with a solution. It's  so simple, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it first! 

Tying the Knot: Taking Your Old Tops to New Heights

Crop tops: They're everywhere from runway to streetwear to red carpet events. In fact, the trend for tiny tees is so big lately that even brides can be spotted in a two-piece, tummy-revealing alternative to a gown. But if you're not sure about these statement tops, you may not want to go all-in, so what better way to experiment with the trend than to let your existing pieces pull double duty? Today, I'll show you my fave four ways to crop a top (without a pair of scissors).

Photography: Karyn Kimberley  

Don't forget to check out the 2nd Ave Sidewalk Sale!  Thursday, Friday & Saturday! Lots of deal and lots of people to see!

 The 2nd Ave sidewalk sale is a staple of Saskatoon's festive summer season and one of the busiest retail weekends of the year. The sale draws in thousands into our vibrant downtown and provides the backdrop for three says of fun in the heart of the city. 

If you need shoes... and you like them on sale... this is your place. My little guy and I walked around for a few hours today checking out the deals and totally enjoyed the ambiance and all the amazing food trucks. If you're looking for something to do this Friday night everything is open till 9:00 pm and open Friday & Saturday  9:30-5:30!

Make sure you check it out!