Sep 19, 2014

Bellefleur Lingerie presents The Enchantment Hotel


Tickets are on sale now for The Enchantment Hotel, the 2014 Bellefleur Lingerie Fashion Show. The event will showcase new collections of designer lingerie in a fun and theatrical way making it a great night on the town with friends, or even a sultry date night. The evening will include an open bar, DJ Michael Duncan from Miked Up Productions, swag bags, door prizes and more. Bring in a new or gently used bra and you'll receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a fabulous prize including lingerie sets, gift certificates and more. 100% of event proceeds will benefit Free the Girls, a non-profit organization that helps the victims of human trafficking. Robert Ramsay Cellars and Odin Brewing Co. will be on-site to keep you hydrated. Get your tickets for this luxe lingerie fashion show now!

What: The Enchantment Hotel

When: Friday, October 3, 2014

Where: Fremont Foundry 154 N. 35th St. Seattle, WA 98103

Time: 8pm

Tickets: $100 via BellefleurLingerie.com



Sep 18, 2014

Kari Gran Skin Care on Sale Now


There are still a few more days to take advantage of the 1st annual Kari Gran Skin Care sale! Now through Sunday shoppers can save 20% on Kari Gran's famous Cleansing Oil, Hydrating Tonic, Essential Serum and even her signature Lip Whip. This sale only comes once a year, so if you love natural skin care products you'll want to take advantage of this amazing sale! The entire line is organic and handcrafted in small batches right here in Seattle.


Stylish Seattle Getaway: Suncadia


Style, serenity and sunshine come together beautifully at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum. Just a mere 80 miles east of Seattle the gorgeous views will take your breath away. If you've ever felt too plugged in when you'd rather rather zen out, you're in luck. Suncadia Resort is well worth the drive and you'll feel instantly relaxed the moment you hit the lodge. This is an easy getaway that will leave you recharged and ready to take on the week ahead.

The What: Weekend escape to Suncadia Resort


The When:
Suncadia can be enjoyed year-round. During the summer months guests will enjoy swimming, outdoor concerts in the amphitheater, s'mores, evening strolls under the stars, and outdoor dining. The winter months are perfect for enjoying a glass of wine near the fireplace, ice skating, snowshoe trekking, and even sleigh rides with the kids.




The Why:
Because according to CNN Money, taking a break from work is when people come up with their best ideas. Translation: you'll basically be multi-tasking.


The How:
My vehicle of choice for road trips to Suncadia is the Lexus RX450 Hybrid. You get all the luxury you would expect from a Lexus with the added environmental benefit of reduced emissions. It gets 32 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway making it fuel efficient and fun to drive. The dual-screen rear entertainment center is pretty awesome too! My son loved watching Star Wars from the backseat.


The Details:
Our weekend at Suncadia was incredibly relaxing from start to finish. Upon arrival we had lunch at Portals restaurant located in The Lodge and since it was sunny outside we ate on the terrace and enjoyed sweeping views of the Cle Elum River and the Cascade Mountains. This was such an easy getaway from the city that felt so close, and yet so far away. The guest rooms are clean and comfortable with all the amenities you would expect. What I love most about Suncadia is that you can essentially choose your own adventure. One day might include breakfast in bed followed by a stroll around the property and an afternoon swim in the pool, while the next day might begin with a sunrise hike followed by a day at the spa lounging in the mineral pools after a hot stone massage.


What to Pack:
The sunny days get hotter in Cle Elum that in Seattle, so if you head over in the summer months you'll want to pack shorts, tanks, dresses and a swimsuit. If you head over in the winter be sure to pack a coat that is water resistant and warm for your outdoor adventures. In the evenings I found myself wanting to curl up next to the fireplace in soft, comfortable pajamas, so be sure to pack those too!


What to know before you go:

  • Request the river view when you book your stay. The views are incredible and they get even better at night when the stars come out!
  • In the evenings the resort usually has entertainment in the lodge near the fireplace. Grab a glass of wine from the bar, sit back and enjoy. 
  • There are two swimming pools on-site. One that is located just steps from the lodge  that is mellow and great for adults and a second pool that is kid-friendly just a 5 minute walk away.
  • If you can't imagine a weekend without Starbucks, never fear. There's a coffee bar located near the lobby that makes a decent cup of joe and they also stock snacks, sandwiches and lunch items that are perfect for picnics. 





Sep 10, 2014

This weekend: The NFL Fan Style Tour Truck hits Issaquah


Football is a family affair at our house and thankfully I don't have to sacrifice style in order to support the Seahawks. In fact, there are so many flattering fan gear options available this year that I'll have to start rotating my gameday outfits. Seahawks fans won't want to miss the NFL Fan Style Tour Truck this Saturday, September 13th in Issaquah. The 53' foot trailer will offer plenty of shopping opportunities for fans and feature an NFL Virtual Dressing Room, Rush Zone merchandise, an NFL Auction Area with signed jerseys, and much more.

So what's the best way to show off your style with your gameday look?
NFL Creative Director of Women's Apparel Phillip Bloch gives us a few fashion tips.



If you're going for an athletic + chic look, Phillip recommends side-striped workout pants paired with an NFL tank, complemented by stilettos and a bold jacket. Pictured above: Seahawks tri-blend vintage tank (available at NFLshop.com), Gorjana bracelet (available at ShopBop.com), suede trimmed wool track pants by Joseph (available at Net-a-Porter.com), Trouve reversible biker jacket (available at Nordstrom), Asos leather wallet, Steve Madden Insaniti Pumps.
Another fun way to style your fan gear this season is to pair a 60's inspired silhouettes with NFL clothing and sports gear to give it a modern twist. For example, a varsity-inspired cardigan worn with a 60's style vintage dress. Pictured above: Dallas Cowboys Pro Line cardigan (available at NFLshop.com), Topshop floral weave dress, DVF Ziggy Oxfords (available at Nordstrom).



And for the workaholic: Throw on a classic blazer and pair with an NFL t-shirt and your favorite pair of jeans. Pictured above: Maison Martin Margiela blazer (available at Net-a-Porter.com), Seahawks tee (available at NFLshop.com), Rag & Bone Denim, Kate Spade wristlet (available at Zappos.com).

Have with your gameday gear this season and don't miss out on the NFL Fan Style tour stop this weekend in Issaquah!


What: NFL Fan Style Tour Truck

When: Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Where: Sports Authority 1185 NW Gilman Blvd. Issaquah, WA 98027

Why: Because you need new fan gear for gameday #GoHawks

Time: 11am-3pm

Stay Social: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @NFLFanStyle
#NFLFanStyle

Update: Don't miss the Seattle Seahawks mascot Blitz at the event from 11:30-12:30pm, the Sea Gals from 12:30-2:30pm and a special appearance by Marcus Trufant from 1-2:30pm.

Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway Sept. 20th

The countdown to this year's Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway show continues! Taking place at the Paramount Theatre on September 20th this year's show will feature a variety of downtown retailers including Butch Blum, Columbia Sportswear, The Finerie, Mario's, Nordstrom, OSKA, sandylew, Suitsupply and more. Hosted by Seattle Met Style Editor Laura Cassidy and KIRO TV's Alexis Smith the evening will begin at 6:30pm on the red carpet with stylish photos, followed by the runway show at 8pm and a special after party for VIP's at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Come celebrate fall fashion in the city and get your tickets now! Join the fashion conversation on Twitter and Instagram by using hashtag #SEArunway.

What: Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway presented by Delta Air Lines and KeyBank

When: Saturday, Sept. 20th, 2014 from 6:30-9pm

Where: The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle

Tickets: $50-175 available here


SEVEN Ignites Runway with high-fashion hair show at Bellevue Fashion Week


SEVEN salon will be hosting it's 6th annual Illuminessence hair show at Bellevue Fashion Week on Sunday, September 28th at 7pm. The evening will feature alluring cuts, dramatic color and style inspiration in a 60-minute contemporary runway show that pushes the creative envelope and showcases the cutting-edge talent of SEVEN stylists. In anticipation of the show, SEVEN salon Creative Team leader Jaclyn Beith shares her top picks of the season with Seattle Boutique Blogspot. 


Style
For those with long, glorious locks, the DIY updo is completely in vogue this season. These styles range from the messy ballerina bun, disheveled braids and twists, to all types of ponytails. It also embraces the 'New Wave' which means letting natural waves come through. To enhance natural waves use SEVEN luxury haircare's BOOST and BEACH sprays to create texture. 


Color
The color must-haves for fall include everything from the traditional fiery auburns to rich brunettes. For those who wish to stand out, it's all about bright vivids, jewel tones and soft, cooler tones. Try an all-over dusting of color if you want to test the waters, or do an ombre with color at the tips. Tip: To protect hair and prevent fading try SUN Spray by SEVEN salon. 
Cut
"Haircut trends are all over the map this season, which is awesome!" says Jaclyn, "It has everyone wearing something that works for them as opposed to wearing what's "hot" now." The biggest trend at the moment is the "wavy lob", which Karlie Kloss debuted last year. If you're in need of something different but don't want to commit to short hair this might be your new 'do. Tip: If you're using hot tools to bring out your natural wave be sure to try DIAMOND Serum to add shine and tame frizzies. 






Tickets to the show can be purchased at SEVEN salon locations in Seattle and Bellevue and range from $85 for general admission to $105 for VIP access. For a limited time only, SEVEN is hosting a special promotion for guests to buy one ticket and receive a second complimentary ticket. Purchase online and use promo code GEN2F1 for general admission and VIP2F1 for VIP tickets. 


Seattle Boutique Blogspot is giving away 2 tickets to the Illuminessence show! Simply follow @Sydlovesfashion on Twitter and tweet: "I want to win tickets to the @7salon Illuminessence hair show at #BellevueFW from @Sydlovesfashion" for a chance to win. Contest ends Sept. 24th, 2014. 

Sep 3, 2014

Seattle's Fall 2014 Fashion Calendar


So many shows. So little time. Or should I say, so many outfits to plan? It's officially September and Seattle has quite the line-up of fall fashion events. Here's everything you need to know about where to go, what to do, and who'll you see at these stylish events happening around the city.



September 11th, 2014
Fashion First
Celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year, Fashion First is back on September 11th with this year's theme, "Fashion, Fun and Firefighters". Showcasing independent Seattle boutiques including La Ree, David Lawrence, Ragamoffyns, Blue Luna, Ketch, Mercer and Canopy Blue, Fashion First is a must-see show to kick off the fall fashion season. Doors open for VIP's at 6pm at The Showbox Sodo. More info at www.fashionfirstseattle.com.




September 14, 2014
Champagne Brunch with Giuliana Rancic
Join style expert Giuliana Rancic as she hosts a special champagne brunch and fall runway fashion show to benefit her charity Fab-U-Wish, which grants fashion and beauty themed wishes to cancer survivors. The runway show will be produced by Darcy Camden of Styled Seattle and feature fall fashion trends from Westfield retailers at Southcenter Mall. The event begins at 9am in Macy's Court. Tickets are $50 and include a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of Giuliana's Gorgeous Giveaways and valet parking. All event proceeds benefit Fab-U-Wish.



September 20th, 2014
Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway
Celebrating it's third year in a new location, Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway is back and better than ever. This year's fashion line-up includes Butch Blum, Club Monaco, The Finerie, Mario's, Nordstrom, sandylew, Suitsupply and more. The show will be hosted by Seattle Met Style Editor Laura Cassidy and take place at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets range from $50-175.



September 24, 2014
Independent Designer Runway Show 
Ten local designers will compete for the grand prize at this year's Independent Designer Runway Show at Bellevue Fashion Week including Rebekah Adams, April Pride, Kristie Metcalf and more. Tickets start at $50. Come celebrate Seattle fashion and support emerging designers. This is a great show serving as the perfect kick-off for Bellevue Fashion Week.


September 27, 2014
Front Row Fashion presented by Vogue
This runway fashion show features fall fashion trends straight from the pages of Vogue. 100% of ticket proceeds benefit The Moyer Foundation at this very stylish night out on the Eastside. This is a 21+ event and tickets start at $100. Doors open at 6:15pm and VIP guests will enjoy a post-show cocktail reception at Suite Restaurant & Lounge.



October 16, 2014
Wine, Women & Shoes
Dress to impress for the annual Wine, Women & Shoes event taking place on October 16th at The Four Seasons. This year's charity partner is Olive Crest and the evening will feature savory wine, exclusive shopping opportunities, a fashion show and an opportunity to win the "key to the closet" worth over $10,000 in merchandise. Tickets are $150.



October 23, 2014
Get Hitched, Give Hope
The 7th annual bridal auction & gala Get Hitched, Give Hope will take place at The Four Seasons on October 23rd, 2014. Brides, grooms and guests will enjoy lavish refreshments as they shop from a variety of Seattle's hottest wedding vendors and give to a great cause. Get Hitched, Give Hope benefits the Dream Foundation which delivers final dreams to those who have been given a terminal diagnosis. Tickets range from $45-250.




Aug 27, 2014

Sunday Must-Have: Stylish Seahawks Gear


Get ready! Football season kicks off next Thursday, September 4th right here in Seattle with a home game between the Seahawks and the Packers. Say goodbye to the days when you had to sacrifice fashion in order to show your pride as a fan. We've rounded up some stylish gear just in time for game day!

Seahawks v-neck tee, $36, Nordstrom

Seahawks Tank, $39.95, Lane Bryant

Join Seattle blogger Natasha Jarmick of The Chic Curve on Thursday, Aug. 28th at the Northgate Mall Lane Bryant store as they unveil their new NFL collection featuring Seahawks merchandise. Guests will be entered to win gift cards for the store along with tickets to the Seahawks home opener on September 4th! 


Seattle Seahawks v-neck tee, $22.95, Victoria's Secret


Distressed Seahawks tee, $38, Macys

Seattle Seahawks logo charm bracelet, $32, Alex and Ani


'47 Brand Seahawks beanie, $22.95, Pro Shop


Aug 26, 2014

3 Natural Skincare products I can't live without

Getting into a natural skincare routine is something that definitely didn't feel "natural" for me. For years I used products that were full of chemicals and the truth is, I didn't even think twice about it. I wrongly assumed that products with "active ingredients" and additives would be more effective to treat various skin conditions but I'm happy to report that I was wrong. YouTube vlogger Kendra Atkins of Vlog with Kendra recently put a new app on my radar called Think Dirty that lets you scan your beauty products and learn how toxic the ingredients are. It even suggests cleaner alternatives that are better for your skin. I had a great time scanning my beauty arsenal and I'm pleased to report that my skincare routine is "clean". Here are a few of my favorite natural products that I wish I would have started using sooner.




African Black Soap 
I stumbled upon African Black Soap by Alaffia on Amazon.com (it was one of the products "suggested" to me on the site) and found out that the company is based out of Olympia, so I decided to give the cleanser a try. There are numerous benefits to using African Black soap and aside from the fact that it's great for combination skin, I love the fact that you can use it as a face wash, shampoo and even a shaving cream. It also works for clearing up dry skin and acne. You can get African Black Soap by Alaffia locally at Super Supplements, Whole Foods and of course, Amazon.com.

Rose Water Toner
Traditional toners usually contain alcohol which can be very drying for the skin and for those of us who depend on these products to get rid of oil, doing without them can be a deal-breaker. Say hello to Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel toner that smells sweet and has soothing aloe to tone skin without stripping it. I use this product as part of my regular skincare routine and love the fact that it doesn't contain alcohol. You can buy this product locally at Bartell Drugs and Super Supplements.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Ok, first things first. The smell of apple cider vinegar isn't the best, but the results are amazing, so bear with me. I started using Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar when I was pregnant because I didn't want to use chemicals to spot treat acne but I desperately wanted clear skin. This stuff really works! You can dilute it and use it as a toner or use it full-strength on spots as an overnight treatment. I apply it when needed after washing my face and wake up with clear skin. It's my little secret weapon. You can buy Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar locally at most grocery stores including QFC and Safeway.

So stop slathering your skin with chemicals and give these natural skincare products a try. You'll save money and love the results.












Top photo c/o Pretty Girl Make-up Artistry

Aug 22, 2014

Meet Kendra Atkins of Vlog with Kendra


Join Gossip & Glamour this Saturday, August 23rd at the Downtown Seattle Sephora store to meet YouTube vlogger Kendra Atkins of Vlog with Kendra. She'll be sharing her favorite beauty tips and tricks, talking fall make-up trends and inviting guests to join her afterwards at Cupcake Royale for a meet & greet mixer. The event starts at 11am and the group will be meeting outside the Sephora store before heading in. Use hashtag #KendraInSeattle and you'll be entered to win beauty swag! See you there!

What: Kendra in Seattle Meet-Up

When: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Where: Sephora 415 Pine St. Seattle, WA 98101

Time: 11am-noon followed by a reception at Cupcake Royale

More info: Email admin@gossip-glamour.com

Aug 9, 2014

Don't miss the Dolce Vita Warehouse Sale this weekend only


Seattle-based Dolce Vita is hosting a weekend warehouse sale featuring deep discounts on clothing and shoes. The event is taking place at the Century Ballroom on Capitol Hill and runs now through Sunday (see specific times below). Nothing over $100. Sounds like a few new pairs of shoes are in my future. Happy Shopping!


The date
Saturday, August 9th from 11:30am-5pm
Sunday, August 10th from 10am-2:30pm


The place
Century Ballroom - West Hall
915 E. Pike St. 
Seattle, WA 98122

The details
Shop till you drop, but keep in mind that all sales are credit card only. No cash. 

For event updates follow along on Twitter @ShopDolceVita. 

Aug 8, 2014

Experience Bellevue Fashion Week in style


If you're flipping through fashion magazines and dreaming of a way to splurge on fall must-haves without breaking the bank, look no further. Bellevue's Hyatt Regency is hosting a very special Fashion Week sweepstakes that is not to be missed. The winner will receive the ultimate Bellevue Fashion Week experience including airfare to Seattle with transportation to and from the airport, a 4-night stay at Hyatt Regency Bellevue, tickets to each runway show including Front Row Fashion presented by Vogue, pre-show hair styling at Obadiah Salon, a $250 gift card to Daniel's Broiler, spa treatments at Yuan Spa, a $500 gift card to shop the Bellevue Collection and more. Enter to win on Facebook (it only takes 2 seconds) and be sure to share the contest with your friends!


If I won the sweepstakes, here's what my Bellevue Fashion Week Itinerary would look like:

Wednesday, September 24th
Independent Designer Runway Show 
The IDRS show made it's debut in 2012 and showcases emerging designers who are competing for their chance to win a cash prize of $5,000 to fund their collection. This year's designers include Brian Cuddy, April Pride, Kristie Metcalf, Mia Fioravanti, Rebekah Adams and more. Last year's show was sold-out and the energy of the evening was unmistakable. This year's IDRS show is not to be missed, but before the show a pre-event hair appointment at Obadiah Salon is a must. Now the big question is, should I wear my hair up or down?



Thursday, September 25th
Spa treatments at Yuan Spa 
Fashion Week can be exhausting so a reiki treatment at Yuan Spa would be a great pick followed by a smooth stone massage for total relaxation. The winner of the Bellevue Fashion Week sweepstakes will also receive a catered lunch at Yuan Spa.

Friday, September 26th
Posh Party Trend Show
The Posh Party trend show is a nice prelude to Saturday's Vogue presentation. Guests of the event will enjoy a runway show highlighting fall fashion trends from the shops at the Bellevue Collection. The evening will also include interactive beauty demonstrations, drinks, appetizers and photo booth fun.

Saturday, September 27th
Front Row Fashion presented by Vogue
This is one of my favorite Bellevue Fashion Week shows because it highlights fall fashion trends straight from the pages of Vogue's coveted September issue. VIP ticket holders receive entry to the exclusive post-show cocktail reception at Suite Restaurant & Lounge, so naturally, you'll want to dress to impress. There will be plenty of photo opportunities to capture the evening which as a must for documenting the fashion fun on Instagram.

So what are you waiting for? Enter the Bellevue Fashion Week sweepstakes now!

Aug 7, 2014

Fashion First celebrates 10 years of spectacular runway shows


The annual Fashion First runway show will return on September 11th and this year's theme is fashion, fun and firefighters. Executive Producer Joan Kelly has another amazing evening in store and has chosen Inspire Youth Project as this year's beneficiary. Inspire Youth Project provides long-term sustainable support to children who are affect by HIV/AIDS. The runway show line-up includes La Ree, Blue Luna, Elizabeth Roberts, David Lawrence, Ketch, Mercer, Ragamoffyns and more.

The details
The show will take place on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Showbox Sodo. Doors open at 6pm for VIP guests and 7:30pm for general admission. The runway show starts at 8pm. The evening will also include an auction with proceeds benefiting Inspire Youth Project. There will also be a special surprise at the event for David Lawrence who is celebrating 20 years in business.

The dress code
"Wear the hottest thing you own," says Joan Kelly. In other words, dress to impress in cocktail attire and really, really ridiculously good shoes. Preferred colors that fit this year's theme include pink, red and purple.

The tickets
This year's Fashion First runway show tickets start at $50 for general admission (standing room only) and go up to $500 for Ultra VIP tickets. There are a few ticket specials this year to make note of including the "double deal steals". See the ticket page for more info. Joan and I go way back, so this year we are offering a special promo code to save you $20 off any ticket type. Simply use promo code "Gossip" at check-out to receive the discount. Enjoy!















The final word
There are many runway fashion shows here in Seattle. Many of them come and go. This show is the real deal and has been a staple in the Seattle fashion community highlighting indie designers and local boutiques since 2005. If you want to really explore the Seattle fashion scene, come by, stay for a drink, enjoy the runway show and most importantly, shop local.

The end.



Aug 5, 2014

Hyatt Regency Bellevue hosts the ultimate fashion week sweepstakes


It may be 80 degrees outside right now, but fall fashion will soon be making it's arrival. Hyatt Regency Bellevue wants to make sure you have a chance to enjoy fall fashion at it's finest by giving you the opportunity to win the ultimate fashion + spa prize package. One lucky winner will be whisked away to Bellevue, Washington, September 24-28th and receive a pair of tickets to every Bellevue Fashion Week show including the Independent Designer Runway Show and Front Row Fashion presented by Vogue. The prize package also includes a four-night stay at Hyatt Regency Bellevue, daily breakfast at Eques, $800 in airfare with transportation to and from the airport, two treatments at Yuan Spa, pre-show styling at Obadiah Salon, a $250 gift card for fine dining at Daniel's Broiler and a $500 gift card to shop for all your favorite fall must-haves at The Bellevue Collection. This contest is not to be missed. Tell your friends, start deciding what you'll wear to the runway shows and enter the win on Facebook now! (Contest ends August 31, 2014)



Bellevue Fashion Week Highlights

September 24th- Independent Designer Runway Show featuring April Pride, Brian Cuddy, Kristie Metcalf and more.

September 26th- Posh Party Trend Show featuring a runway show of fall trends from The Bellevue Collection. Ticket proceeds benefit Bellevue LifeSpring.

September 27th- Front Row Fashion presented by Vogue featuring a fall trend presentation straight from the pages of Vogue.

Event information and tickets for shows can be found on BellevueCollection.com.

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.