Feb 27, 2009

Peace, Love & Fashion at The Art Institute of Seattle

On Thursday, March 12th, 2009 The Art Institute of Seattle (AIS) will present their 11th annual fashion show “Peace, Love, & Fashion" at The Showbox SODO. Every aspect of the production from lighting and set design, to marketing and promotion, guest services, public relations and of course, the runway collections have been created from concept to execution by students at the college.

“Peace, Love, & Fashion is an opportunity for students to experience the electric energy of a major runway production,” says Executive Producer and Fashion Instructor Joan Kelly. “Not only does the show provide them with a great opportunity to develop their design and production skills, but it also allows them a fabulous opportunity to be a part of one of Seattle’s premier fashion events.”

AIS Alumni Blayne Walsh from Project Runway Season 5 will also make a special appearance at the show as one of the event judges. Additional judges for the event include actress/model Josie Bisset, Gisela Manning, Owner of Ragamoffyn’s Boutique, Laura Cassidy, Editor of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Ali Basye, Editor of Seattle Bride Magazine, Justin McKibben, President of Kibbn Designer Children’s Store, James Zachodni, Editor of D-List Magazine and Andrew Burkhardt, Booking Agent for Seattle Model’s Guild. Tickets are $20.00 through
Ticketmaster for the 8pm showing. (Ticket prices increases to $25 at the door).

Feb 25, 2009

1st Annual Blush Fashion & Trend Event

Join Little Black Dress Events on Saturday March 28th at Ascada Bistro for the Blush Fashion & Beauty Trend Show. The evening will include a fashion show by designer Vantha Ry and Spring Beauty makeovers from Laura Mercier, Smashbox, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $25 for VIP. 
Event Sponsors include: Rock Star Jewelry, Clutch, Tully’s, Opal, SydneyLovesFashion.com, Y.E.S., Movin 92.5, D List Magazine, Vin Du Lac, Skyy Vodka and Ascada Bistro.

La Ree is turning 2!

Time flies when you're having fun and that's exactly how our favorite boutique on the Eastside described their first two years in Belleveue. They want you to help celebrate by taking 20% off all regular-priced merchandise March 2nd-March 8th. Happy Birthday La Ree!

La Ree

11 103rd Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Shoefly hosts warehouse sale featuring up to 75% off select shoes

Times are tough but that doesn't mean you have to give up your shoe addiction because Shoefly is having a warehouse sale to get rid of their Winter inventory. The sale features up to 75% off original prices. The fun begins on Friday February 27th and runs through March 1st. 

The Shoefly Warehouse Sale will be held at these locations:

Shoefly Seattle
2030 First Ave.

Shoefly Portland
718 NW 11th Ave.

Feb 21, 2009

Local Handbag Line Sabrina Love wins Daily Candy Style Award

What’s a great outfit without a great handbag? Local designer Sabrina Rodriguez knows the answer to this question and I’m pleased to announce that she is the winner of the Daily Candy “Best Style” award in their “Sweetest Things 2008” contest. She’s thanking her loyal fans by giving them 30% off their next purchase on SabrinaLovesBags.com. Enter “instyle09” in the gift code box at checkout to receive the discount.

Feb 16, 2009

Queen Anne Dispatch- 70% off Fall Merchandise

Queen Anne Dispatch, aka "Undies & Outies" is high on the hill and known for being one of the most unique places to shop in the city. It's a one-stop-shop for everything from greeting cards, bath and body products, apparel, accessories and shoes! All Fall/Winter Apparel and selected lingerie is now up to 70% off regular prices. Shop early for the best selection. 

Queen Anne Dispatch
2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. 
Seattle, WA 98119

Feb 8, 2009

Watch Out

Cupid came early! (He couldn’t wait to deliver the Marc by Marc Jacobs watch he picked up from Nordstrom earlier today). This masculine-looking watch is the perfect spring time accessory and I can’t wait for someone to ask me what time it is.

Oh Deer! 50% Off Sale at Queen Anne Dispatch

Queen Anne Dispatch is having a 50% off sale on select Oh Deer! Shoes and handbags. Shop early for the best selection. These shoes and handbags are so much fun and the quality is superb. Plus in times like these, you can't beat a half off sale. Happy Shopping!

Feb 6, 2009

It's Never too Early to Make a Style Statement

Children might not have a lot to say when it comes to verbal communication but they can send a powerful message when it comes to their style statements. Suri Cruise became America’s little darling when photos of her wearing a fashionable Burberry sundress on the playground splashed the pages of gossip magazines. This caused a major demand for designer play clothes in Hollywood and the trend is still going strong and spreading all the way up to Seattle.

This year instead of designer duds, celebrity moms are outfitting their babies in organic apparel. Rumor has it that Jessica Alba’s daughter Honor is wild about organic onesies from Seattle-based clothier, Kate Quinn Organics. The line includes kimono-style bodysuits, dresses and even baby outerwear in an earth tone color palette that is oh-so-sweet.

Kate Quinn Organics has been featured in USA Today, Seattle Magazine and Baby Couture. The entire line of products is made from 100% Certified Organic cotton, which is grown using sustainable farming practices.

The Kate Quinn showroom is located in Kirkland at 431 6th St. South. Business hours are M-F from 9:00am to 5:30pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.

For more info visit www.katequinnorganics.com.

Feb 5, 2009

It's All About...The Industry

Yesterday Seattle menswear boutique, The Industry, celebrated their third birthday. Launched in February of 2006, the store has seen their share of trends cycle through the fashion industry and they work hard to edit their product assortment in order to stay relevant in this tough economy. The bright colors from last spring have now been replaced by tonal flannels and a sea of black and charcoal gray knits. The grunge movement might just be back, and when it comes, The Industry will be ready with their assortment of brands including Howe, 1921 Denim, William Rast, and RVCA. Right now however customers are just, “Asking for the basics, including straight leg dark denim,” says co-owner, Angela Kantanto.

Each month The Industry features a local charity and donates 10% of their profits through the sale of featured brands in the store. This month’s brand is Penguin so when you purchase any product from their line, 10% of the sale will go directly to The Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation.

Stop by the store on Saturday, February 7th from 5-8PM to help celebrate The Industry’s birthday. You’ll be treated to delicious confetti cupcakes, refreshments and most importantly, 40% off everything in the store.

The Industry is located at 1826 6th Ave. (between Stewart and Olive).

Feb 4, 2009

CC Skye Handbags have arrived!!!

Clutch has the Spring collection of CC Skye Handbags including the "Taylor" pictured above. You may have seen CC Skye handbags featured on Gossip Girls or seen her accessories on A-list celebs. The collection is amazing. Check it out for yourself at Clutch, located at 1212 4th Ave. (next door to Luly Yang).

For more info, check out http://clutchseattle.blogspot.com