This coming Saturday, April 14 is the annual Modern Woman spring fashion show. I hope everyone is as excited as we are! Today I'm talking about one of our amazing vendors and one of fabulous sponsors. New to the runway this year is local artisan accessory designer Ying Tan with Strapped Lingerie, and the beautiful hair & makeup will be designed and executed by Sage Beauty Bar, owned and operated by Melissa Wyant-Taylor.
Knowing Melissa personally, I can say that the conception and execution of Sage was a long time coming. She had a vision and put herself into every small detail of what is one of Saskatoon's most beautiful spaces. This girl knows whats up. Plus, as a professional makeup artist I can say she's one of my favourite makeup artists to have do MY makeup.
Sage is a luxury retreat for everything beautiful; a destination for the chicest beauty addicts, and those those who prefer a more natural look. Clients can relax in the sophisticated, tranquil boutique while enjoying an expanded menu of services. This state of the art salon that offers the best in lash enhancements and makeup artistry now offers a complete array of hair, esthetics, and amenities. Sage features some of the most sough-after brands in the industry such as Oribe, Living Proof, Redken, Vivier, Eminence, Kevyn Aucoin, and Ellis Faas. Sage is also a proud retailer of local jewelry designer elizabeth.lyn. Did I mention they have a super pretty licensed client lounge with snacks and O16 on tap? I'll just move in, k thanks.
I'm also super excited to see Strapped Lingerie on the runway this year. This is a local business I was drawn to right away and have had the opportunity to create a working relationship with designer Ying Tan, and just as I suspected, there's a real passion behind this project.
Strapped Lingerie was conceived as a personal growth project for 27 year old Ying, who is also a Registed Massage Therapist and co-owner of local chocolate company, Those Girls At The Market. As an introvert who grew up bullied and with very low self-esteem, Ying wanted to find a way to shift gears within herself and find a way to feel happy, healthy, and empowered. She found that when women are able to feel turned on and sexy, they are powerful, ambitious and hungry for more of what the world has to offer. (Ummm, TRUE!) Her solution to this was lingerie, but not just lingerie for the bedroom - her designs can be used as accessories for every day wear. (Also, true! I get SO many compliments when I wear her pieces out with a casual outfit.) Yin learned to design and sew with the sole intention of growing this project, and makes every piece by hand.
We had so much fun as a group of modern women coming together recently to create the images for this post. Featured are the bra cages from Strapped Lingerie, Hair & Makeup by Sage Beauty Bar, Jewelry by elizabeth.lyn, and images by Ashley Fjeldstrom of ASF Photography. Thanks to all the girl bosses involved, and especially for Sage for having the brews on tap.
Strapped with have a pop-up at the Modern Woman Show & Expo, can be ordered online at www.strappedingerie.com, or purchased at Joyne on Broadway Ave. in Saskatoon, SK.
Sage Beauty Bar is located on the 2nd level off the Alloy Collision Centre at 500 Melville Street in Saskatoon, SK.
See the talents of both of these thriving local businesses and so many others at the Modern Woman fashion show Saturday, April 14th. VIP tickets can be purchased at www.modernwomansaskatoon.com and include preferred seating, VIP lounge with complimentary appetizers, and an awesome swag bag!
Hope to see everyone there!