May 28, 2010

United Nude at Clementine

If the new Sex and The City 2 move has left you with a serious shoe obsession, Clementine in West Seattle has you covered. They have a fabulous assortment of summer sandals in stock including several styles (as shown) by United Nude, an international brand developed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and seventh generation shoemaker Galahad Clark. United Nude’s unique and colorful sandals will take the modern woman anywhere from the office to a beach party in style. Check out the full Spring/Summer 2010 collection by clicking here. The silhouettes and creative design elements make the United Nude line a true work of art.

4447 California Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116-4108
(206) 650-9976

May 27, 2010

3rd Annual Project Red Dress

The third annual Project Red Dress fashion show will be Friday, June 4, 2010 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. This year’s event will feature celebrity judges, including “Project Runway’s” Nick Verreos. Participating fashion design students will have the opportunity to feature one-of-a-kind red gowns at the event, which promises to inspire and challenge the students while raising awareness of heart disease.

"This event brings together the best of the fashion design students to benefit two great causes,” said Monir Zandghoreishi, program chair, Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising at IADT-Seattle. “One being education and the other is the American Heart Association, bringing everyone together for a great cause.”

Seattle's leading fabric store, Nancy’s Sewing Basket, will provide each contestant with $200 worth of fabric. The students will also be given 16 hours of sewing time to create their vision in red at IADT-Seattle. The event culminates with a gala fashion show at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Ticket prices range from $35-75.

May 26, 2010

Fairy Tale at SPU

Seattle Pacific University will be holding it's annual Fashion Exhibit on Friday, June 4th from 4-7pm in the Gwinn Commons. This year's theme is "Fairy Tale" and guests will experience fun and creativity in fashion design. A fabulous group of fashion designers will be displaying their work. Come join the fun and support the newest additions to the Seattle fashion community.

May 19, 2010

Save 15% at Sway & Cake

Shop online at now through May 21st and get 15% off your order by entering SWAY15 at check out. All orders also qualify for free priority shipping.

I'm a fan of the GAR-DE Bobby dress in hot pink. With a sweetheart neckline and two heavy duty zippers this 100% silk dress is so perfect for stylish summer events.

I also love the Cynthia Vincent wedge made from 100% leather with a metallic lining, zipper closure and adjustable straps.

And for a little drama, how about this Tri Agate Rolo necklace from Nugaard Designs? This necklace would be perfect to wear to the premier of the new Sex & The City movie coming out May 27th. (I can't wait!!!)

Sway & Cake is located at 1631 Sixth Ave. downtown. Click here to shop online.

May 18, 2010

"Sip & Spa" Returns

Earth month may be over but if you're embracing a greener lifestyle you'll absolutely love Olive 8's eco-friendly spa, Elaia. Connecting you to the goodness of the Earth and the progressive thinking of our city, the experience of Elaia promises to be a unique experience of unmatched luxury dedicated to your well-being and that of the community. 

Back by popular demand Elaia Spa is bringing back their signature ‘Sip & Spa’ happy hour! Starting this Thursday, May 20th guests can enjoy a luxurious 15-minute Oxygen Boost Facial and delicious Sangria every Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. for just $25.

Gather up your girlfriends, unwind in Elaia’s relaxation room and leave feeling relaxed and ready for spring! Reservations are recommended, so call (206) 676.4500 to secure your spot.

Elaia Spa at Olive 8
1635 8th Ave. 
Seattle, WA 98101

May 17, 2010

Swim on Sale @ Zovo

Don't stress over swimsuit shopping this season- head to Zovo Lingerie where the expert staff can help you and the "girls" find the perfect fit. With the best selection of bikinis in town running in cup sizes from B through K it's easy to find the perfect fit. Plus, right now all bikinis and tankinis are 40% off. Shop early for the best selection. The sale runs through May. 

May 15, 2010

Abigail Glaum Lathbury Trunk Show

Join The Finerie May 21st & 23rd for an Abigail Glaum Lathbury trunk show. Meet Abigail in person and see the Summer 2010 collection titled "Invention and the Obsolete".  There will also be a preview of the Fall 2010 line and a chance to pre-order.

What: Abigail Glaum Lathbury Trunk Show

When: Friday, May 21st from 5pm-9:30pm and Sunday, May 23rd from 12pm-5:30pm.  

Where: The Finerie, 1215 First Ave. Seattle. 

May 11, 2010

Portable Perfume by Mélange

For a girl on the go there's nothing more convenient than portable perfume and a new batch of fragrances has just landed in Seattle. Made from the finest ingredients, Mélange’s Solid and Roll-On Perfumes are offered in an array of fragrances and priced at under $20.

Mélange’s Solid Perfumes are a combination of fragrance notes and essential oils formed in a base of natural Beeswax and Jojoba Oil. Every Mélange Solid Perfume is artisanally hand-poured in small batches to ensure that the fragrances are at their peak when they reach their destination. You can even make your own custom blend!

Mélange also makes Roll-On Perfumes, which contain no alcohol and are blended using a base of natural Coconut Oil mixed with Hawaiian Kukui Nut Oil. They smell sweet and fit perfectly into even the smallest clutch or handbag.

Find Melange Perfume's in Seattle at Queen Anne Dispatch, The Sweet Spot, Fini, Finch & Sparrow and Olivine.

May 10, 2010

Seattle Fashion Calendar

So much to do and so little time, but don't let that stop you from checking out these great Seattle fashion events. There's literally something for everyone whether you're going green or looking for a fabulous runway show!

May 11th- CRAVE Goes Green at Herban Feast. Click here for more.

May 13th- Seattle Fashion Week Independent and Emerging Designer Showcase featuring Isaiah Whitmore, Anar Couture, Voss Rock and more. Click here for more.

May 16th- The 2nd Annual Save The Girls Designer Bra Fashion Show will be held at Pravda Studios and serve as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Click here for more.

May 16th- Luly Yang Tea Show at The Fairmont Hotel. Click here for more.

May 19th- Fashion Group International presents a Fall 2010 Trend Overview and panel discussion featuring Tamara Donaghy from Sway & Cake and Seattle designer Lisa Vian Hunter. Click here for more info.

May 9, 2010

May 8, 2010

FGI Fall 2010 Trend Overview & DVD Presentation

If clothes are socio-economic indicators, the recession is really over and it’s okay to look rich again. That’s the fall fashion mantra on both sides of the Atlantic, so clear your calendars and join Seattle’s Fashion Group International for a DVD Presentation and Panel Discussion of Fall 2010 Trends on May 19th at Seattle Pacific University. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served as guests network with FGI members, fashion industry professionals, and students studying for a career in a fashion related field. A carefully selected panel including designer Lisa Vian Hunter and Tamara Donaghy of Sway & Cake will discuss the season’s trends and give their insight on the direction the fashion industry is headed for the upcoming season.

What: Fashion Group International Fall 2010 Trend Presentation

Seattle Pacific University, Peterson Hall, Room 201. 3307 Third Ave. W.

When: May 19th, 2010 at 7pm

FGI Members $15 in advance/$20 at the door 
Non-FGI Members $20 in advance/$25 at the door 
Students $6 in advance/$12 at the door (must show ID) 

Click here for tickets. 

Photo: Greg Kessler /

May 7, 2010

Credo Jewelry Trunk Show @ Ella Mon

Seattle jewelry designer Rosalind Vazquaz is holding her first ever trunk show for her line Credo Jewelry at Ella Mon in Ballard this weekend, May 8th & 9th. Credo Jewelry is quality sterling silver pendants made with Italian silver chains. Each piece much embrace 5 essential values dictated by the designer: it must have meaning and symbolism, it must be created with intention, must have functionality, the materials must be conflict-free and it must be manufactured in a process that enhances the lives of all who touch it. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and 10% off all purchases on Credo Jewelry throughout the event.

What: Credo Jewelry Trunk Show

 Saturday, May 8th from 4pm – 9pm and Sunday, May 9th from 11am-3pm

Ella Mon

May 6, 2010

Mother's Day Cards that Give Back

Sunday is Mother's Day and what better way to celebrate mom than with a card from Myrtle Alley Press that gives back to the community? The studio has created a beautiful letterpress card for the occasion and the proceeds go directly to the Jubilee Women’s Center, an organization that provides transitional housing to homeless women in Seattle. You can donate any amount in honor of your mother or a special woman in your life, and Jubilee will send the card to the honored recipient on your behalf. 

“Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the special women in your life, and a gift that gives back to the community really expresses the essence of a mother’s generosity.” said Sara McNally, the graphic designer who designed the cards. Myrtle Alley Press and McNally donated their time to design and print the bright and cheerful cards that display a timeless quote from Mother Teresa: “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” Inside, a simple message, “Thank you for all the small things you have done and continue to do, day after day. Happy Mother’s Day,” is displayed alongside the recognition of a donation. 100 percent of the proceeds benefit Jubilee Women’s Center, a nonprofit organization that has provided transitional housing for homeless women in our community for over 27 years. 

“We were excited to create these cards for such a great cause,” said Rebecca Mullins, owner of Myrtle Alley Press, a letterpress studio in West Seattle. To donate and send a card to a woman in your life, visit, or call Katy Childers at Jubilee Women’s Center at 206-957-4392, or email at

Your mother would be so proud. :)

May 4, 2010

Project Runway Finalist: Lisa Vian Hunter

Congrats to Seattle designer Lisa Vian Hunter who is now officially a Project Runway Season 8 finalist! Lisa recently met with Project Runway's Tim Gunn and Season 7 winner Seth Aaron Henderson and was asked back to meet with the show's casting directors for the final audition, which, if successful, would lead to Seattle's favorite new designer participating as a contestant/cast member for Season 8, which starts filming this summer. Good luck Lisa!

May 2, 2010

2nd Annual Save The Girls Bra Fashion Show

The 2nd Annual Save the Girls Designer Bra Fashion Show is just around the corner and the Little Black Dress Events & Productions team is looking forward to beating last years donation to The Puget Sound Affiliate for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This years event will be held at Pravda Studios on Sunday May 16th, hosted by Brooke & Monti of Movin 92.5. The event will include a bra fashion show featuring unique creations from a variety of designers, a silent auction, and a raffle featuring great prizes from event sponsors. Bring your friends and come prepared for an evening of fun, fashion and entertainment for a great cause. Event sponsors include Julep Nail Parlor, Opal, BoConcept, Report Shoes,, Dry Soda Co., Bella Cupcake Couture, Fuze, Tullys, Angela Miller,, DList Magazine, Neodandi, Purely Paige, Clutch, Gary Manuel, QFC and more!

What: 2nd Annual Save The Girls Designer Bra Show

When: Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Where: Pravda Studios. 1406 10th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Tickets: $15-30 available by clicking here. VIP tickets includes a VIP reception, swag bag and wine. 

*This is a 21 and over event.

May 1, 2010

Shop to Make a Difference

Now that the University Village has a Sephora I find myself there on a regular basis to visit my favorite places including Calidora, Zovo Lingerie and most recently, Pottery Barn Kids. Shopping comes naturally to me, but if you did need an extra reason to shop, consider this, when you shop at select U-Village Stores May 14th-16th and purchase a Cure Card for $25 not only will you save 20% on your purchases but the money collected from the card will go directly to women's cancer research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Cure Cards can be purchase online by clicking here or by visiting a participating store. 

Stores participating in this event include:
  • Anthropologie
  • Banana Republic
  • The Confectionary (Yay!!!)
  • crewcuts
  • J. Crew
  • Juicy Couture
  • Fran's Chocolates
  • Eileen Fisher
  • The Land of Nod
  • Lucy
  • Mecer
  • Papyrus
  • Restoration Hardware
  • Zovo Lingerie (Yay!!!)
  • Something Silver
  • Village Maternity

Maternal Bliss @ Four Seasons

In celebration of mother's and of course, all those *glowing* mom's-to-be (Shout-out to Elizabeth Rampson!), The Spa at Four Seasons is offering special mommy packages during the month of May to celebrate Mother's Day (May 8th).
  • The 'Mom & Me' package is designed especially for mothers and daughters to spend a little quality time together. The day begins with a rejuvenating full body Swedish massage followed by a Deep Poor Cleansing facial and a Pike Place Manicure using a seasonal mineral scrub.
  • The 'Celebrate Mom' package is perfect for mom's who need a little escape from the daily grind. A Bamboo Lemongrass Body Scrub starts the luxurious spa experience followed by an application of lemongrass and ginger body oil to calm and hydrate the skin. Complete the journey with a Triple Anti-Aging Facial which helps promote cellular renewal and defend against the signs of aging leaving the skin with a radiant complexion.
  • For the 'Mom-To-Be', paper your body and soul with a 50-minute Prenatal massage, followed by an energizing Vitamin C Facial and concluding with a Pike Place Pedicure.
Bonus! Valet parking is complimentary with every spa treatment.

99 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 749-7000