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Guests - TV Personalities - tSc TV - The Shopping Channel
The Shopping Channel's resident fashion specialist, Sandie Savelli, is the epitome of what style and fashion can and should be.
is on air, or enroute to visit with her
children and grandchildren, Sandie
always wears clothing that makes her
look and feel great.
When shopping for clothes, Sandie
follows the advice she
learned at a very early age from her
mother, "Wear items that are flattering to you and not just what is trendy at the moment.
Good advice for anyone, and for any age.
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Sandie got her start in the fashion business at the young age of 12 when a neighbour's mother taught her the fine art of sewing.
With a natural flair for design and an innate understanding of fabric and how to use it, Sandie
talents to work designing and sewing many of her
own clothes which she
continues to do even today.
"This is one of my favourite things to do," says Sandie
, "It relaxes me and is a perfect creative outlet that lets me wear clothing that is unique and specifically works with my body shape and personal style."
career has led Sandie
down many paths but each of them has revolved around her
love of fashion and passion for shopping.
"I've been so fortunate to be able to spend my life doing something I feel passionate about," says Sandie
"Throughout my career I've been a model, a seamstress, TV host, spokesperson and M.C. at fashion shows and charity events.
love of performing and shopping
to combine the two for "Shop with Me" - an exciting half-hour program on CHtv in Hamilton that showcased local merchants.
Loyal views of The Shopping Channel will also remember that Sandie was a host here for over 2 years where her endless knowledge of fashion and fit made her an on-air favourite.
Sandie loves to experiment with fashion and home decor using fabrics in unique and inventive ways.
"I enjoy the unexpected," explains Sandie
"I love to create interesting pieces like an evening dress made out of denim or a drapery valance made from flowing organza."
Sandie credits her success as a host and guest at The Shopping Channel to her honesty, "I think viewers have seen enough of me to realize that I'm not going to lead them astray.
I'll mention on-air if I don't think a garment is right for everyone.
But if I can see a top that can be worn by an 18-year-old or 80-year-old, I'll mention that too."
could offer only one piece of advice to viewers what would it be?
"I'd tell people to find their signature look," Sandie
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Guest speaker Beverly Thomson of CTV's Canada AM; MC'd by Sandie Savelli of The Shopping Channel; Special Music Guest Julie Crochetiere (who first hit the spotlight with Popstar's Sugar Jones).
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loves the spotlight.Growing up as a dancer and model, the stage is a second home to the Hamilton native.But thanks to The Shopping Channel, she's recently been cast in what showbiz types refer to as "the role she was born to play."
As the new face of many of our Outerwear collections, Sandie
perfectly blends her
comfort in front of the camera with a strong background in fashion.
"Well, you can say that I'm almost 35 years in the fashion business," Savelli
...As Sandie got older, she found work as a plus size model.
In the 80s, the plus size model market was booming.There was great demand for fuller-figured women and Sandie
was coveted by many retailers to appear front and center on their flyers and in their catalogues.As her
portfolio grew, Sandie
began getting called in for commercial work.It was there that she
met the people at The Shopping Channel
admits that she
does get recognized on the street.In fact, often she's
approached by viewers who recognize her
by The Shopping Channel clothes she's
is soon to be a grandmother.She
assures viewers of The Shopping Channel
that this little child will be well dressed.
has a different idea of what's in style."If something in your closet is 10 years old, but looks good on you and feels good, then it's in style," she
And when it comes to presenting fashions on The Shopping Channel
, good communication is key.Sandie
prides herself on the trust she's
built with viewers over the past year that she's
been representing our fashions.
is thrilled to make her
DC Collection debut as part of our Fashions,New & Now event Friday August 15th.
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Sandie Savelli, hostess for