Savoir Faire & Iconic Sinatra Style

Text by Claire Baiz • Photography by Phil Procopio

Craig Duff gets a question that’s more common for a four-year-old kid at a birthday party than a forty-two year old federal law enforcement officer. “Did you dress yourself?”

The answer is yes, head to toe—and inside out.

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Mama’s Got Motifs

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Text by Claire Baiz • Photography by Phil Procopio

“Tall boots are hard to pull on when you’re pregnant,” says second-time mom Kattie Meyer. “I’m lucky—there are so many cute booties out there.” Meyer admits maternity pants are a blessing, but she gives the thumbs-down to maternity tops. “I like flowy tops anyway.”

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Stylish Syd

Text by Claire Baiz • Photography by Phil Procopio

“My advice? Get a suit.”

Syd Shoffner learned how to dress to impress from his brother-in-law Mark Wilson, a former L.A. cop. When Syd was younger, Wilson took him to a California mall to buy a snazzy outfit. “When you grow up, kid,” Wilson told him, “you’re going to want to look nice.”

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Echo’s Original Voice

Text by Calire Baiz • Photo by Phillip Procopio

Echo Ukrainetz doesn’t have style—she embodies it. “Dressing,” this Great Falls artist says, “is like decorating a canvas.”

When Ukrainetz taught at Great Falls High, her students always picked up on a splashy knotted scarf, a chunky necklace or a new pair of shoes. Even fellow artists took note: the late portrait artist Arlene Hooker Fay would comment on Ukrainetz outfits as though she was a walking exhibit.

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Matthew Nottingham – Reel ‘Em In, In Style

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Text by Claire Baiz | Photography by Garrett Thompson

Matthew Nottingham’s best advice for the well-dressed outdoorsman: “Never underestimate wool socks.”

This avid hiker and fisherman knows Big Sky Country: sunny one second, snowy the next. Nottingham encourages people to dress in layers, with a quick-dry base.

Montana’s own Simms and FishOn Energy companies are this Helena native’s go-to sources for gear.

Dr. Nottingham, an optometrist with Helena Vision Center, advises polarized lenses for outdoor activity—even for kids. He wears Maui Jims, which protect the eyes and don’t have to darken the terrain. “They really help me see into the water,” he says.

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Her Look- Capital City Chic

All of the clothing and jewelry, except wedding ring are from Cobblestone Clothing Co. in Helena, MT.

All of the clothing and jewelry, except wedding ring are from Cobblestone
Clothing Co. in Helena, MT.

Shelley Newbury Hoovestal

Text by Claire Baiz • Photography by Jacqui Smith

u got style 2Even if Shelley Newbury Hoovestal is running around Helena in jeans, a blouse, and a scarf, people ask, “Why are you dressed up?” It’s not just what she wears, it’s Shelley’s flair for design: there’s no denying, from the carpool to the courthouse, this busy paralegal knows how to put together a winning look.

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