Jun 20, 2014

Luxury on Demand to host summer pop-up party


Seattle's newest online designer consignment boutique Luxury on Demand is hosting a summer pop-up party on Thursday, June 26th at Lilospace and you're invited! Join owner Jesica Milton of Luxury on Demand along with Annie of Live Simply by Annie as they help you prepare the summer season in style. Luxury on Demand will have a stylish assortment of summer-inspired apparel, accessories and shoes for you to shop from and Annie will be on-site offering closet organization tips to help keep everything organized. RSVP now and enter to win a $100 Luxury on Demand gift card!


What: Luxury on Demand Summer Pop Up Party

When: Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Where: Lilospace 3200 Airport Way S. #200 Seattle, WA 98134 (Free Parking)

Time: 7-9pm

For event updates follow Luxury on Demand on Twitter @LuxonDemand.

coco+kelley styling event at DVF


Cassandra LaValle of coco+kelley will be hosting a special event at the Diane von Furstenberg store in Bellevue on Thursday, June 26th from 6-8pm. The party will feature shopping and complimentary summer styling advice, a special gift with purchase, and refreshments including champagne and light bites. Guests will also enjoy pics in the DVF photo booth and be entered to win special prizes including a private shopping party in the store. This is a complimentary event but RSVP via email is requested. 

What: coco+kelley Styling event at DVF

When: Thursday, June 26th, 2014 from 6-8pm

Where: DVF Store - Bellevue Square Mall

RSVP: ellersvp@hearst.com

Jun 18, 2014

Fashion Calendar- Summer Market & Trunk Show at Les Amis



Fremont boutique Les Amis is hosting a summer market showcase featuring merchandise from a variety of West Coast designers on Friday, June 27th and Saturday June 28th. For this special event the store will be stocking lines that they don't normally carry, so stop in to say hello, check out the marketplace to stock up on all your summer essentials. Featured designers include Jess Brown, Layla, Erica Tanov, Boet, Heidi Baron Godoff, Takara Design and Heathermarie Heaton.  Around the corner from the store, Essenza will be hosting a jewelry trunk show featuring Katherine Armer of Rockstella. Two great shopping events, one weekend only. 



Les Amis | 3420 Evanston Ave N | Seattle | WA | 98103

Jun 9, 2014

FGI to host Fall/Winter Trend Presentation


Fashion Group International will be hosting it's semi-annual trend event featuring fall/winter fashion at the headquarters of Porch.com on Thursday, June 26th at 6pm. The video presentation begins at 6:30 and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Seattle's top fashion editors including Ali Brownrigg of Seattle magazine, Lauren Foster of 425 magazine and Laura Cassidy of Seattle Met. Tickets are on sale now and start at $20. This event is a great opportunity to network with Seattle's best and brightest fashion industry professionals and learn more about how membership to FGI can help you connect to a global fashion community.

What: FGI Fall/Winter Ready to Wear Trend Presentation

When: Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 6pm

Where: Porch.com 1551 Eastlake Ave. E. Suite #275 Seattle, WA 98102

Tickets: $20-30 via Brown Paper Tickets


Jun 1, 2014

Shop for summer and save up to 50% at University Village

Whether you're stocking up on summer essentials or looking for a gift for dad (Father's Day is June 15th) the University Village Sidewalk Sale is coming soon and that means you can save up to 50% at select stores. The sale starts on Thursday and runs through Sunday, June 8th.  In other words, let the shopping begin!


Shopping Tip: The best stuff always goes first, so shop early for the best selection. Make a day of it by checking out one of the new restaurants at U-Village. My current fave is Liam's because they have Beecher's mac and cheese! Try it. You can thank me later.

5 Reasons to check out the sidewalk sale

  1. Because you have weddings, baby showers, birthday parties and a bunch of other occasions coming up that require you to shop, so you might as well save a little cash in the process. 
  2. Because it's been awhile since you've seen your friends, so the sidewalk sale is the perfect excuse for a little shopping and socializing. 
  3. Because the forecast says it's going to be sunny all week and you have nothing to wear.
  4. Because Aritzia is expensive but they have cool clothes. 
  5. Because saving up to 50% off means you don't have to find any additional reasons to justify shopping. 


Participating stores:
American Eagle Outfitters
Anthropologie
Aritzia
Aveda
The Confectionery
Crate and Barrel
Eddie Bauer
Fireworks
Fran's Chocolates
Free People
Mercer
Papyrus
Kid's Club
H&M
The Land of Nod
Madewell
Sole Food
Something Silver
Trophy Cupcakes
Village Maternity
Zovo Lingerie

For a full list of participating stores visit www.uvillage.com.



May 28, 2014

Find your zen this weekend at Evo


Is it just me or does a short work week feel more exhausting than a regular one? Maybe it's because we're attempting to pack 5 days worth of work into 4 business days, or maybe it's because we were spoiled with one extra day to sleep in. Either way, if you find yourself needing a little zen in your life this weekend, head to Evo in Fremont for a relaxing in-store yoga session. Taking place on Sunday, June 1st at 9:30am, the hour-long practice is designed for all ages/ levels and will be taught by one of my favorite instructors, Yogalife's Frances Hammond.

Tickets are $10 and can be applied to an in-store purchase the day of the event. In stock now Evo has a great selection of activewear from brands like Lucy, PrAna, Sanuk, Burton, The North Face, Patagonia and Volcom.

Space is limited. Get your tickets online now. Event sponsors include PrAna and Colombia Gorge Organics.

What: OM at Evo

When: Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at 9:30am

Where: Evo 3500 Stone Way, Seattle, WA 98103

Tickets: $10

May 24, 2014

In case you missed it: 5 takeaways from Pine & 14th Family Day


If you didn't make it out to the Pine & 14th Family Day today on Capitol Hill please know you were missed. But don't worry. We ate extra astrologically themed cookies from Dianne's Delights on your behalf and penned a short recap of 5 things you need to know about the party. 

#1- Photo fans (myself included) got a chance to nerd-out on Polaroid cameras and film in the Impossible Project's Silver Shade Airstream parked outside Rare Medium as part of their nationwide tour. In 2008 The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production plan in the Netherlands and started to invent and produce new instant film for old Polaroid cameras. They even make hardware including the Impossible Instant Lab while lets you transform digital images on your iPhone into Polaroids. Insider tip: Get your own Impossible Instant Lab at Rare Medium on Capitol Hill.



#2- Bootyland Kids is a great place to shop for toys and clothing for kids. Since 1995 this Capitol Hill boutique has been the go-to place for eco-conscious moms who are looking for organic apparel for babies and kids (up to youth size 12), toys, all-natural beauty products and even amber teething necklaces. Insider shopping tip: This is a great place to shop locally for Seattle-based Kate Quinn Organics.



#3- Representing one half of The AstroTwins, local author and celebrity astrologer Tali Edut lives here in Seattle on Capitol Hill. The Pine & 14th Family Day event marked the local launch of Momstrology, the fourth book she's written with her twin sister Ophira. This is an incredibly insightful and easy to read parenting guide that can be used to decode kid behavior based on birth date. Insider tip: There's a reason this book is a best seller on Amazon. Not only does it make a great gift for moms (hello summer baby showers!), it's a priceless guide for anyone who is interested in understanding more about their own astrological sign.  This book is also available locally at the Pacific Place Barnes & Noble.



#4- Well the good news is, should you ever find yourself in an emergency situation on Capitol Hill you are in good hands. The friendly team at Seattle Fire Station #25 on Pine street had a great time showing kids around the station and letting them take pictures on the trucks. Look closely in this pic and you can see the disco ball that hangs from the ceiling above one of the trucks. The disco ball was apparently rescued from a night club that was being shut down on the hill. #onlyoncapitolhill


#5- Last but not least, the Pine & 14th Family Day event would not have been possible without help from our sponsors including Seattle Metropolitan magazine, Dianne's Delights, Nuflours, and Talking Rain. We also want to give a big thank you to everyone who helped us spread the word about this community event including The Capitol Hill Blog, SkinnyPurse, Fresh Jess, Style Logical, An Emerald City Life and BellingFAM.


Please visit Facebook.com/GossipGlamour to view event photos.

May 14, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Wear Wednesday featuring deRosairo

The next Wear Wednesdays event is taking place tonight at the W Seattle. Come meet designer Nishika de Rosairo and view her namesake collection of womenswear for Fall/Winter 2014 that pushes the boundaries of luxury and architectural design. This is a complimentary event in the W Seattle Living Room with happy hour food and drink specials provided by Trace bar.

What: Wear Wednesdays ft. de Rosairo
When: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Where: W Seattle 1112 Fourth Ave.
Time: 5:30-7:30pm

May 13, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Dior & I

Fashion Fans: Don't miss the new film Dior & I screening this weekend at the Seattle International Film Festival. View behind the scenes footage of Dior's Creative Director, Raf Simons, filmed in 2012, as he prepares his first haute couture collection for the iconic brand. The film will be shown at various theaters in the Seattle area May 17th - 22nd. Tickets start at $12. Learn more at http://www.siff.net/festival-2014/dior-and-i.






May 12, 2014

Save the Date: Pine & 14th Family Day on Capitol Hill


The AstroTwins will be making an appearance at Rare Medium on Capitol Hill, Saturday, May 24th from 10am-3pm to promote the launch of their newest book Momstrology. Come meet the twins in person, get a free mini astrology reading, satisfy your sweet tooth with treats by Dianne's Delights and NuFlours and enjoy family-friendly activities at other businesses on the block including Bootyland Kids, Aria Salon, The Project Room, Moxi Salon and more! For a full line-up of the Pine & 14th Family Day activities visit momstrology.com/familyday. This is a free event that is open to the public. Bring your families and come enjoy a fun day out on the hill!

May 9, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family Party- tonight



Queen Anne's favorite neighborhood boutique, Queen Anne Dispatch is hosting their semi-annual Friends & Family event on Friday, May 9th from 6-10pm. Stop by for 20% off your purchase (all day), music by DJ Mullet, refreshments, light bites, and more. This is a great opportunity to shop for all your spring must-haves including dresses, jewelry, accessories, gifts and even last minute Mothers Day Gifts (Mothers Day is May 11th!). Queen Anne Dispatch stocks a variety of stylish labels including BB Dakota, Olivine Atelier, French Connection, Mavi, Coobie, Butter London, Hanky Panky and more. Special announcement: JoeyBra will be making their Queen Anne debut at the Friends & Family event. Stop by to meet the team and learn more about this amazing Seattle-based brand that is perfect for outdoor summer concerts, travel, working out, playing sports and more!


Queen Anne Dispatch
2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. 
Seattle, WA 98109
www.queenannedispatch.com


What: Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family Event

When: Friday, May 9th, 2014 from 6-10pm

Where: Queen Anne Dispatch 2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

Why: Because you love to shop local and getting 20% off your purchase helps sweeten the deal. Oh and did we mention DJ Mullet? Check out his website for a pretty awesome pic of Mullet in his full glory wearing a green leotard. (We can't make this stuff up)

May 4, 2014

5 Mothers Day Gifts from 5 Local Designers


Mothers Day is less than a week away. If you want to give mom a gift she'll love and support local designers, this list is for you! Take a look at our top local picks for stylish moms in Seattle.



The Open Stitch rectangle popover by Issaquah-based cashmere designer Paychi Guh is a perfect everyday basic for moms who want covet versatile pieces that will remain be part of their wardrobe for many years to come. Available in a latte/ivory colorway as pictured, or navy/grey, this gorgeous top can literally be "popped over" to change the shape of the neckline.
















For moms who look to accessories to quickly pull an outfit together, the Casbah earrings by White Space jewelry make a gorgeous gift that she will absolutely love. Made from 14k gold vermeil these earrings are handmade in the USA.  White Space designer Khadijah Fulton's picks for Mothers Day were recently featured in this gift guide round-up by Seattle Met.















The Blanca collection for Spring '14 from designer Cameron Levin is now available at Butch Blum. These black chiffon pants tie at the waist and have a nude stripe detail on the lower leg just above the ankle. Great for working moms who want to look stylish on a summer day at the office, these pants pair perfectly with a silk white tee or tank. Add a blazer to finish the look.














For moms who deserve to be pampered this year, Mere Basics has a special cashmere gift set that is guaranteed to please even the pickiest moms. Made of 100% pure cashmere, the Mere Basics gift set features a cap sleeve short sleeve top and coordinating cashmere shorts, perfect for light-weight layering on a cold day, or lounging around the house.





If the mom on your Mothers Day shopping list loves bold fashion statements, local line Gutanga has the perfect pair of pants that not only look good, they support a great cause too. The entire line is made in the USA and a portion of every sale goes to supporting children's education in Rwanda.















Apr 29, 2014

Goodwill set to open brand new Capitol Hill store


This Friday May 2nd, Goodwill will welcome the public to it's brand new Capitol Hill location. The 15,000 square foot store previously occupied by Half Price Books will feature apparel, accessories and home goods. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 9am on Friday and to celebrate the new store opening the first 200 customers into the store will receive special giveaways and door prizes. The party continues all day long and will include a special Friday night party from 4-9pm featuring hourly giveaways and music from C89.5 DJ's Gabriel Zus and Harmony Soleil.

Opening just a little after Earth Day, the new store will appeal to shoppers who want to limit their impact on the environment by purchasing quality, reusable items. Last year, Seattle Goodwill recycled over 47 million tons. Shoppers get the added benefit of knowing that the net proceeds from their purchases help Goodwill provide free job training programs to low-income and underserved individuals in the community.

Goodwill Capitol Hill
115 E. Belmont Ave. E. 
Seattle, WA 98102
On Twitter @SeattleGoodwill

Good to Know: The new store has a small parking lot! We all know this is rare on the hill, so get there early and take advantage!










Apr 28, 2014

Event Reminder: NW Hope & Healing Style 14 Runway Show

The 12th annual Northwest Hope & Healing Fashion Show is taking place this Thursday, May 1st at the Showbox Sodo. Over 30 breast cancer survivors will walk the runway showcasing spring trends from Seattle's best boutiques including Carmilia's, Coastal Surf Boutique, Canopy Blue, Queen Anne Dispatch, Tatters, Road Apparel, West Seattle Runner, Calypso St. Barth, Blue Luna and more. Tickets start at $50 for general admission and go up to $200 for VIP reserved seating. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund in an effort to offer financial assistance to women battling breast cancer in the Puget Sound area. Over the last 14 years, the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance fund has awarded grants to more than 2,000 women to help them get through breast cancer. To date, the annual fashion show events have helped to raise over $850,000. This year's fundraising goal has been set at $130,000. Come share a great night out with the girls while supporting a very worthy cause.

Want to learn more? Check out this great video!


What: Northwest Hope & Healing Style '14 Annual Fashion Show

When: Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Where: Showbox SODO 1700 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98134

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm for VIP guests and 7pm for General Admission

Tickets: $50-200 Purchase directly from the NW Hope & Healing website
Please note this is a 21+ and over event.

Apr 24, 2014

Calling all beauty junkies: Bluemercury opens University Village store


Tonight DUO PR hosted an amazing event to celebrate the grand opening of Bluemercury's first store in the Northwest at University Village! Founders Barry and Marla Beck welcomed a packed house of stylish guests and treated them to deluxe swag bags, champagne, make-up applications, product demos, and tours of the store which includes a dedicated room for beauty services like oxygen facials, brow tints and waxing. The store is the 49th location for the company and stocks brands like Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Dermalogica, Mario Badescu, Bliss, Oribe, Bumble & Bumble and M-61. The open layout of the store is inviting and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Be one of the first 100 guests to stop by the store this Saturday, April 26th and you'll be treated to complimentary makeovers, mini facials, deluxe swag bags and more. RSVP to bluemercury@brandlinkdcrsvp.com. 

Bluemercury 2661 NE 46th St. Seattle, WA 98119


The store is located next door to Liam's at University Village. Park in the new parking garage (on the Virginia Mason side) and take the elevator down to the store. It's SUPER easy! My insider tip? Bring a friend, play with make-up at bluemercury and then head next door to Liam's for their famous mac and cheese. I just planned out your perfect Saturday. You can thank me later. 

Apr 23, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Wear Wednesday at the W Seattle featuring Trina Pierre

You may have seen her collection last fall on the runway as part of the Independent Designer Runway Show at Bellevue Fashion Week and now you'll have the chance to get a sneak peek of Trina Pierre's next collection! Showcasing her signature fall/winter 2014 line, Trina Pierre is joining the fashion showcase at the W Seattle for Wear Wednesdays. The event will take place from 5-7pm on April 30th in the W Seattle Living Room and will feature happy hour pricing on food and drinks from Trace. Sip on a signature cocktail and peruse the effortless chic styles from this amazing local designer. View the current collection online at TrinaPierre.com.

Keep in touch with Trina on Twitter @TrinaPierre and use hashtag #WearWednesdays.


Apr 22, 2014

Seattle Style: Mothers Day Gift Guide for Glamour Moms


Mothers Day is May 11th and and we've compiled a list of our favorite local gifts that are perfect for the special ladies in your life who love beauty! Get ready to pamper her with a gift she'll love. 

Julep Maven Box
Pamper moms who love beauty products but don't have time to sneak away to the nail salon with a Julep Maven Box filled with new nail polishes and select beauty products tailored to her personal style. Each month recipients will receive $40 worth of products and enjoy free shipping plus 20% off at Julep.com. Gift boxes are available in increments of 2, 4, or 6 months. And for moms that can sneak away for a little TLC, a Julep Parlor membership is another great gift idea. Bonus: Shop online at Julep.com, spend $35 on a Mothers Day gift and enter promo code FORMOM to receive a special gift set of mystery minis.

O2 Blow Dry Bar
For moms who have a lot of hair but only a little time, the gift of a salon quality blow out is priceless. Obadiah Salon's blow dry bar, O2 offers a frequent dryer program so that everyone can enjoy the gift of good hair. Available in packages of 3, 6, or 12, the frequent dryer program is a time saver that moms will love. I have long, thick hair and every time I've visited the O2 Blow Dry Bar they've had me out the door in 40 minutes or less with beautiful, bouncy hair.

Gene Juarez Spa
I can speak from experience when I say that the maternity massage at Gene Juarez is an incredibly indulgent experience for expectant mommies. I had this massage at the University Village Gene Juarez a few weeks ago and it was heaven! Available in 60 or 90 minute sessions, the Maternity Massage relives muscle tension, increases energy and improves the quality of sleep for moms-to-be by using massage techniques that are specifically designed to address the unique concerns of pregnant women. This is a must for moms who could use a little rest and relaxation before the big day.

Kari Gran Skincare
Based in Seattle, the entire line of Kari Gran Skincare is eco-friendly and all-natural made from ingredients that are organic, non-GMO and paraben-free. The Kari Gran starter kit is $35 and great for expectant mothers and nursing moms who are looking for a chemical-free skincare routine. The starter kit includes the Kari Gran cleansing oil, hydrating tonic and essential serum.

Olivine Atelier Perfume
In addition to the adorable packaging that will look great on mom's vanity stand, Olivine Atelier "Amongst the Waves" Eau de Perfume is like a refreshing walk on the beach, complete with a tropical breeze blowing through your hair. Inspired by Hanalei, Hawaii this fragrance has notes of ocean salt, black coconut, stargazer lily and Arabian sandalwood. Available locally at Queen Anne Dispatch.

Sassoon Salon
Perfect for mommies seeking a new look to fit their new lifestyle, Sassoon Salon offers custom cuts that are designed to be quick and easy to style at home. An easy gift card will allow the special moms in your life to shape long layers, take a risk and go shorter, or experiment with color. To celebrate Mothers Day the salon is giving away $20 vouchers good for products or services with every $100 gift card purchase, because it's nice to give...and receive.  Fun fact: The downtown Seattle Sassoon Salon recently celebrated it's 5th anniversary.


Happy Mothers Day!

Fashion Calendar: Jamie Joseph Trunk Show at Essenza


Join Fremont's Essenza boutique for a special trunk show featuring local artist Jamie Joseph on Saturday, April 26th from 11am-7pm. The event will include decadent chocolate cupcakes + champagne and feature an array of gorgeous styles from the Jamie Joseph line which include diamonds, precious stones and gold. Stop by to shop local for all your Mothers Day Gifts, peruse the line and meet the designer in person.


Essenza
615 N. 35th St. 
Seattle, WA 98103

Apr 21, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family Event



Queen Anne's favorite neighborhood boutique, Queen Anne Dispatch is hosting their semi-annual Friends & Family event on Friday, May 9th from 6-10pm. Stop by for 20% off your purchase (all day), music by DJ Mullet, refreshments, light bites, and more. This is a great opportunity to shop for all your spring must-haves including dresses, jewelry, accessories, gifts and even last minute Mothers Day Gifts (Mothers Day is May 11th!). Queen Anne Dispatch stocks a variety of stylish labels including BB Dakota, Olivine Atelier, French Connection, Mavi, Coobie, Butter London, Hanky Panky and more. Special announcement: JoeyBra will be making their Queen Anne debut at the Friends & Family event. Stop by to meet the team and learn more about this amazing Seattle-based brand that is perfect for outdoor summer concerts, travel, working out, playing sports and more!


Queen Anne Dispatch
2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. 
Seattle, WA 98109

What: Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family Event

When: Friday, May 9th, 2014 from 6-10pm

Where: Queen Anne Dispatch 2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

Why: Because you love to shop local and getting 20% off your purchase helps sweeten the deal. Oh and did we mention DJ Mullet? Check out his website for a pretty awesome pic of Mullet in his full glory wearing a green leotard. (We can't make this stuff up)

Apr 18, 2014

10 Local Fashion Designers Earn Spots in the Independent Designer Runway Show

The line-up for this year's Independent Designer Runway Show has been announced! Featured designers will have a set in the IDRS Runway Show on September 24th during Bellevue Fashion Week, sponsored by The Bellevue Collection. One winner will receive a fashion fund prize package and have their collection displayed in Bellevue Square during the month of October. The designers selected to participate in this year's show are April Pride, BOHO Republic by Tina Witherspoon, KLAD Apparel by Melanie Trygg, Silvae by Deborah Roberts, Tom Ordonio, CUDDY by Brian Cuddy, Fioravanti by Mia Fioravanti, Rebekah Adams, Calotype by Kristie Metcalf and Lu by Jenny Fort. Congratulations to all the designers who were picked!

Apr 16, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Style '14 Annual Fashion Show Benefit

It's time to gather your girlfriends for a stylish night on the town! Tickets are on sale now for the 12th annual Northwest Hope & Healing Fashion Show which will take place on Thursday, May 1st at the Showbox Sodo. This year more than 30 breast cancer survivors will walk the runway showcasing spring trends from Seattle's best boutiques including Carmilia's, Coastal Surf Boutique, Canopy Blue, Queen Anne Dispatch, Tatters, Road Apparel, West Seattle Runner, Calypso St. Barth, Blue Luna and more. Tickets start at $50 for general admission and go up to $200 for VIP reserved seating. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund in an effort to offer financial assistance to women battling breast cancer in the Puget Sound area. Over the last 14 years, the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance fund has awarded grants to more than 2,000 women to help them get through breast cancer. To date, the annual fashion show events have helped to raise over $850,000. This year's fundraising goal has been set at $130,000. Come share a great night out with the girls while supporting a very worthy cause.




What: Style '14 Annual Fashion Show

When: Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Where: Showbox SODO 1700 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98134

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm for VIP guests and 7pm for General Admission

Tickets: $50-200 Purchase directly from the NW Hope & Healing website. Please note this is a 21+ and over event.

East Meets West (Seattle) Trunk Show + Happy Hour at Momo



Join Momo for an East Meets West (Seattle) trunk show and happy hour event on Wednesday, April 23rd from 5-7pm. Featuring two local designers that both happen to reside in West Seattle, the trunk show will showcase Pearlesque lingerie by Margaret Chodos-Irvine and modern clothing from Lu by Jenny Fort. Drop by to meet the designers in person, hear the backstories behind their brands and enjoy light refreshments as you shop the collections and enjoy great company. This is a free event and open to the public. Bring a friend!

Pictured above: Lu drop crotch wool shorts

Momo Boutique
600 South Jackson St. 
Seattle, WA
206.329.4736


FGI to host beauty event at Nordstrom


Fashion Group International is hosting a special members-only event focused on spring beauty trends on Saturday, April 26th at Nordstrom. Doors open for early morning networking at 7:30am and the event will run from 8-9:15. Tickets are $20 and will be issued as a gift card that can be redeemed for product the day of the event. As a bonus, FGI members are entitled to a private fragrance meeting in the John W. Nordstrom room from 11:30-12:15 featuring networking opportunities with exclusive vendors and fragrance executives. Tickets are limited. For full event info visit the event page on Brown Paper Tickets.

Don't miss the Rock Star Jewelry Pre-Mothers Day Sale


To celebrate Mothers Day and thank the community for 14 years of support, Martha Driver of Rock Star Jewelry is offering 30% off the entire line for a limited time only! Available locally at Current & Furbish in Magnolia and Karan Dannenberg Clothier in Belltown, Rock Star Jewelry makes a gorgeous and memorable gift for moms. The sale runs April 18th through May 10th.  www.rockstarjewelry.com


Fashion Calendar: STYLE BLOOMS Runway Show at The Bellevue Collection



Is the sunshine today getting you in the mood for spring shopping? Don't miss The Bellevue Collection's exclusive before-hours runway show featuring the season's must-have trends. Tickets are $35 and include a swag bag and $10 certificate to The Bellevue Collection. All proceeds benefit the National Charity League.

What: STYLE BLOOMS Runway Show

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Where: Bellevue Square Center Court

Time: Check-in begins at 8:30am - Fashion Show starts at 9am

Tickets: $35 via Brown Paper Tickets

Apr 10, 2014

Fremont's Les Amis boutique is turning 18


Les Amis in Fremont is turning 18! Come celebrate with cupcakes and champagne this Friday from 3-7pm. Plus, enjoy a 15% discount on your entire purchase* all weekend long as a thank you to the community for it's continued love and support. Take a peek at what's in stock now by visiting the Les Amis blog.







Les Amis
3420 Evanston Ave. N. 
Seattle, WA 98103

*Discount excludes sale items and jewelry. 

Apr 8, 2014

The Astro Twins launch Momstrology April 15th




Unfortunately kids don't come with an instruction manual, but the new Momstrology book launching on April 15th by The AstroTwins might just be the next best thing. Designed to provide parents and caregivers with astrological insight and understanding, the book offers useful tips and tools for raising self-aware and mindful children. Authors Ophira and Tali Edut offer real-world advice from a cosmic perspective and include sections in the book devoted to understanding personal strengths and challenges based on astrological signs and helpful information on how each sign relates to another. Momstrology is a must-read book for parents and caregivers alike. This book makes a great gift for new moms. Stay tuned for info on the launch party in Seattle!




For more information about the book and upcoming appearances from The Astro Twins visit Momstrology.com. 


Mar 29, 2014

You're Invited: SEE Eyewear Spring Trunk Show April 3-6th


If you missed the launch party for the new SEE Eyewear store in Seattle last month you'll want to mark your calendar for Thursday, April 3rd from 5-7pm to celebrate the launch of the new spring collection of stylish frames. The fun begins with a special in-store kick off party hosted by Seattle style blogger Aika of Aika's Love Closet. The event will feature special discounts on the new spring collection including an exclusive gift with purchase, light refreshments, on-site shopping from JJ Caprices, complimentary mini manicures by Julep, free bang trims, dry styling and swag from Sassoon Salon, and more. Get there early! SEE Eyewear will have stylish swag bags for the first 25 guests. This is a free event and open to the public.


The fun continues in-store all weekend long. Come update your style for spring, meet the team and see what the "hip without the rip" buzz is all about. SEE Eyewear also has fashion-forward sunglasses- all priced at $99 flat. Get there early! SEE Eyewear will have stylish swag bags for the first 25 guests. This is a free event and open to the public.


What: SEE Eyewear Spring Trunk Show

When: April 3-6, 2014

Where: SEE Eyewear 1429 Fifth Ave. Seattle (Located next to the Red Lion Hotel)

Event Overview:
  • Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Spring Kick off party in-store from 5-7pm featuring style blogger Aika of Aika's Love Closet, special discounts and gift with purchase on the spring collection, complimentary bang trims, dry styling and swag from Sassoon Salon, free mini manicures by Julep, on-site shopping from JJ Caprices, light refreshments including Yellow Leaf Cupcakes and more!
  • Friday, April 4th, 2014 - Stop by the store to check out the spring collection of frames and sunglasses! SEE stylists will be on-site to talk spring eyewear trends and help you find the perfect pair for your personal style! Fashion Fact: SEE stocks fashion-forward eyewear for men, women and kids. 
  • Saturday, April 5th, 2014 - The eye doctor is IN and the trunk show continues all weekend long! Enjoy music from an in-store DJ, shopping from JJ Caprices, plus an appearance by Seattle style blogger Aika of Aika's Love Closet. 
  • Sunday, April 6th, 2014 - The weekend caps off with morning mimosas and spring style consults by SEE Eyewear specialists. 

SEE Eyewear 
1429 Fifth Avenue 
Seattle, WA 
 (206) 288-5040 
www.SEEeyewear.com
On Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @SEEeyewear

Mar 18, 2014

Global Retailing Conference to feature local speakers

The University of Arizona's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing will host it's 18th annual Global Retailing Conference on April 10th and 11th in Tucson, Arizona. This year's scheduled speakers for the conference include Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods, Jeanne Jackson, president of product and merchandising at Nike, Blake Irving, CEO of GoDaddy and two local favorites, Harvey Kanter, president and CEO of Blue Nile, and Nadia Shouraboura, founder and CEO of Hointer. The theme of the two day conference is "Ignite the Customer Experience" and over 300 guests are expected to be in attendance. Visit the Global Retailing Conference website for a full list of this year's speakers.








Zebra Club hosts Bacon & Beers this Thursday


Zebra Club is partnering with ourCaste to celebrate the official start of spring with a special "Bacon & Beers" event this Thursday, March 20th from 6-8pm at the downtown Seattle store. Guests will enjoy complimentary bacon wrapped hot dogs, beers, special discounts on merchandise and live music.

Zebra Club
1901 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Shop to make a difference at U-Village


Shop & dine to make a difference March 21-23rd at University Village. Purchase a Cure Card for $30 and enjoy 20% off at more than 60 stores and restaurants including Mercer, Calypso St. Barth, Madewell, Jonathan Adler, and Aritzia. In addition to 20% off at select retailers Cure Card holders will also receive dining specials at University Village restaurants all weekend long. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Cure Cards will benefit women's cancer research at Fred Hutchinson.