Aug 31, 2010

MATAMUROS & BHER @ DELI

Join DELI September 2nd as they unveil new work by John Osgood, Sensei 23, and Zachary Bohnenkamp. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and awesome art from 6-9pm.

DELI | 87 Yesler Way | Seattle | WA | 98104

Aug 30, 2010

Review: Vogue Front Row Fashion


The pages of Vogue came to life on Saturday night at the Front Row Fashion Show at the Hyatt in Bellevue. Fur & Feathers, American Sportswear, Animal Magnetism and Urban Luxe were among the Fall '10 trends featured. Anne Vincent, Director of Events and Merchandising at Vogue introduced the show wearing a black wrap bodice dress adorned with a blue feathered skirt paired with a black ankle boot. The prelude to each segment was a collage of the featured trends as seen in the pages of Vogue. Must-have's for the Fall '10 season include a full spectrum of colored tights, layers of pearls, ankle boots, menswear trousers, feathers, sequins, anything leopard print and a cult classic: a khaki trench. Although the show was short (approx. 12 minutes in length) it didn't disappoint in content (or trend) and a great time was had by all!

Aug 27, 2010

Fall Fashion Must-Haves: Queen Anne Dispatch


Fall arrivals are cascading in at Queen Anne Dispatch! Here's a look at my favorite fall pieces in store now!


I'm a fanatic for a good dress. Check out this great piece by Simon Chang with embellished sleeves, a full zip back and a fun safari print. This dress is also available in a heather grey.


In addition to menswear-inspired trousers, skinny jeans are still relevant for Fall '10. I love this pair of dark denim skinny jeans by WORN. Pair them with heels, or tuck them into your favorite pair of fall boots! Queen Anne Dispatch has jeans from a variety of different brands for all shapes and sizes in a full spectrum of washes. Can't find your size? Just ask one of the sales girls and they'll help you find the perfect fit!


The trench is back and this version by BB Dakota is a great value for $72. The classic khaki colorway will go with anything and everything in your wardrobe!


The military-inspired look is another big trend for fall. I love these skinny cargos by WORN jeans. They also come in a great black colorway! Check out the ankle zip detail. I'm also obsessed with the grey boots (pictured) by Matisse.



Grey is a great neutral for fall. This embellished dress by Eva Franco provides great coverage and works well alone or as part of a layered ensemble for those brisk fall days.



Ankle boots are another fall must-have. This pair by Nicole have a removable buckle and chain. I love the embellishment but for the office you can remove the chain and then add it on later for Happy Hour!


Denim inspired leggings are still all the rage! This pair by WORN comes in a slim fit with a heathered finish. The denim styling and back pockets make this pant a bit more structured than a basic legging but still provides all the comfort you'd expect. Play with proportion this fall by pairing these pants with a chunky knit sweater.



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

Aug 26, 2010

Fall Fashion at Alhambra


It may only be the end of August, but Seattle's best boutiques are already gearing up for a fabulous fall season! Here are 5 great key items from Alhambra that you need to own!


One of the fall trends that you can have a lot of fun with is faux fur! Check out this great faux fur vest by Rozae Nichols that you can wear with a dress for evening or with denim during the day! *LOVE*



The blazer is another key item for fall and this season it's all about functional jackets you can dress up with a skinny belt like this great piece from Ulla Johnson.


Dresses are going to be BIG this season. Check out this wool herringbone Tucker dress with fabulous sleeve detail. I love the neutral colorway (which is another big theme for the season!)


This fall you're going to need a pair of sturdy boots! I love this pair by Coclico Nevine. Tucked into jeans or worn with a dress you'll get a ton of mileage out of these boots.


And last but not least, this Tucker dress was featured in the September issue of People STYLE WATCH. Congrats on the fabulous press Alhambra!!!


101 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Aug 23, 2010

Bellevue Fashion Week Highlights


Bellevue Fashion Week is back and bigger than ever! Running August 24th-29th the week long event will feature runway shows, VIP shopping nights and exclusive trunk shows. Participating retailers include the Zebra Club, Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., Report Shoes, Sephora, Free People, Mercer and more.

Here are some of the week's highlights & must-see events:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24
American Fashion Designers at Home VIP Preview Party- In partnership with Assouline and the CFDA
Vogue and The Bellevue Collection celebrate the newest addition to the CFDA /Assouline American Fashion series, American Fashion Designers at Home with Author Rima Suqi, and special guest designers. Private event. By invitation only.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25
Special Event Just for Petites- 6:30 pm @Eileen Fisher- Enjoy personal wardrobing advice and receive double rewards points (day of event only). Refreshments will be served.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 26
Fall Trendwatch - Mother, Daughter and Girlfriend Runway Show at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. Doors open at 11:30am. Don’t miss this fall trend show designed just for all the fashion passionate girls in the family while enjoying small bites and cooling drinks. The timing is perfect to see what will be walking down the hallways at school or seen at the next soirĂ©e with fashion from The Collection. 100% of ticket price benefits The Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue.

Forever In Fashion- Tiffany & Co. invites you to discover a spectacular array of iconic Tiffany jewelry and the art of putting it all together. Invitation Only. Event runs from 6-8pm. Limited Availability. For more information please call 425.451.8844 or email bellevue@tiffany.com.

5: Fitness & Lululemon Athletica | Function | Fun | Fearless | Fashion- @ Hyatt Regency Doors open at 7:30pm. Show is at 8:30pm. Lululemon athletica celebrates 5 years in Bellevue. A party to remember that will leave you inspired. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at lululemon athletica in Bellevue Square. For more information call: 425.462.5530. All proceeds will support Islandwood.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 27
JOHNNY WAS fashion event @ Louie Permelia. LA-based JOHNNY WAS fashion event, featuring their best styles for FALL 2010. We will have goodies all day Friday and Saturday along with a gift certificate drawing for the event.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 28
Front Row Fashion presented by Vogue at the Hyatt Regency. Vogue brings the fall trends straight from the pages of the magazine to the runway offering insight on how to wear fashions available at The Bellevue Collection. The show will feature fashion from Ann Taylor, Aritzia, Banana Republic, Eileen Fisher, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Macy’s, Mercer, Nordstrom, Vince and White House Black Market. Hair will be by Obadiah Salon and make-up by Sephora. 100% of the ticket price benefits The Moyer Foundation. Must be 21 or over. Doors open at 5:30pm.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 29

Report Footwear VIP Store Launch Party @ Report. Girl Power Hour is launching REPORT Footwear’s very first retail location with a VIP shopping party! Enjoy Girly Girl Wines, savory and sweet bites, win door prizes including shoes from REPORT, swag for all guests, other surprises and a special night of perusing and shopping during the last night of Bellevue Collection Fashion Week. All guests will receive a 20% discount on any purchases that evening. $25 REPORT gift cards will be given to the 1st, 25th, 50th, and 100th guest! A percentage of proceeds from the evening will benefit City of Hope. Appetizers will be provided by Pearl Bar & Dining Restaurant. Private event. By invite only. For more information email info@girlpowerhour.com.

For more information on Bellevue Fashion Week, click here.

Aug 21, 2010

Ella Mon to Close


Ballard's Ella Mon is closing up shop. :( Owner Monica Treacy cited slow sales during the spring and summer seasons as her main reason for calling it quits. The Closing Sale began on Friday, August 20th. Everything in the store is marked to sell including furniture and fixtures.

Aug 19, 2010

La Rousse Pop Up Shop at Clementine

If you love online-only boutique La Rousse, check out their limited-time pop up shop at Clementine in West Seattle going on today through August 22nd. They will be marking the occasion with a special happy hour from 3pm-7pm today and tomorrow, plus featuring many outfits under $100 (including shoes), you'll also get 10% off all new fall merchandise, and up to 60% off sumer clearance. Happy Shopping!


4447 California Avenue Southwest
West Seattle
(206) 935-9400

Aug 18, 2010

Fabbys Trunk Show


If you haven't checked out Seattle-based Fabbys Shoes, you are seriously missing out. They're portable and precious and so affordable you can afford all 3 colors! Stop by for their one-day-only trunk show this Thursday at Gotta Have Shoes in Bellevue. Stick around after the trunk show for Shoenata, a night of acoustic performances and sneak peaks of new styles from the store’s featured designers.

When: Fabbys Trunk Show

When: Thursday, Aug. 19th from 1-5pm

Where: Gotta Have Shoes, 10047 Main Street, Bellevue

Aug 16, 2010

The Bravern Be There Sweepstakes


You may have seen photos, read the stories and drooled over the season's hottest fashions, so instead of fantasizing about Fashion's Night Out, enter to win and actually BE THERE! Get started at The Bravern's Facebook page to answer fashion trivia questions presented by The Bravern and invite your style-savvy friends to play along. The winner will receive a 3-day VIP trip to Fashion's Night Out in New York City!

Sweepstakes Starts:
August 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM (PST)

Sweepstakes Ends:
August 29, 2010 at 11:59:59 PM (PST)

Details:


***Update***

Congrats to Alyssa Taylor of Seattle who was the winner of The Bravern Sweepstakes. Alyssa and one friend were flown to NYC to be there during the Official Fashion's Night Out and they will be staying at the beautiful Fashion 26 Hotel located in the Fashion District!

Aug 15, 2010

Girl Power Hour Turns 3: Champagne Wishes

Girl Power Hour is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary on September 24th at the Report Footwear Showroom in Factoria.
Join the savviest girls in Seattle for a stylish social networking event celebrating empowerment, philanthropy and social GLAM. Be part of an elite group to experience this unique space while enjoying:

-The Wish Bar featuring amazing giveaways all night long!

- A special presentation of the GPH Power Awards to notable influencers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists in our community

-A look inside the REPORT Lounge showcasing this season’s hottest trends in footwear plus a Runway shoe show presented by REPORT Signature featuring Spring/Summer 2011 trends

-Seattle Met Magazine Photo Lounge and interviews on the pink carpet

-Seattle’s hottest DJ’s spinning grooves you can lounge to

-Learn about how the YWCA is the leading organization for moving women and families out of crisis, towards empowerment. Bring an item for their upcoming Couture Sale and get an extra drink ticket!

Date: September 24, 2010

Time: 8pm-Midnight

Location: REPORT showrooms in Factoria (off of I-90)

Attire: Dress to Impress

Tickets: $50 through August 31st, and $60 through September 23rd. (You missed out on the $40 GA tickets which were on sale through July 31st!) General Admission includes drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, and swag bags for first 100 guests. Get there early!

VIP tickets are $100 through August 31st and $150 through September 23rd. VIP admission includes an open bar, priority parking, private VIP lounge to get pampered in, hors d’oeuvres, complimentary subscription to Seattle Met Magazine and Special VIP swag Bags (limited capacity).

Click here to get your tickets now!

Girl Power Hour 3 Year Anniversary party sponsors include Report Shoes, Seattle Met Magazine, Rocketdog Communications, Incentive Solutions, Pearl Vodka, Anheuser-Busch, Popchips, ITVNW, Girly Girl Wines, Seattle Fashion TV, Karuza & Koh, New York Cupcakes, and the YWCA.

Aug 13, 2010

Hooray for the SLU Block Party

Join in the fun and festivities at the South Lake Union Block Party taking place today from 12 noon to 11pm. Watch local chefs from Flying Fish, Seastar Restaurant, and Whole Foods Market battle it out in the ultimate grilling showdown, check out the beer garden, enjoy wine tasting or show up late for a movie under the stars! Proceeds from this year's SLU Block Party will benefit Historic Seattle, the only non-profit dedicated to preserving Seattle and King County's architectural legacy. Check out the full schedule of events below.

Schedule of Events
12:00 P.M.
DOORS OPEN – BLOCK PARTY BEGINS!

12:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Kids/Family Activities

12:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Farmers Market & Food Vendors/Sampling Open

3:00 - 10:30 P.M.
Pyramid Breweries Beer Garden Open

5:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Seattle Magazine Discover Wine Event

5:00 - 6:30 P.M.
Whole Foods Market Audacious Burger Challenge

8:00 - 9:00 P.M.
ZomBcon International presents Thriller Dance workshop by Seattle Thrillers

9:00 – 11:00 P.M.
Cinema on the Lawn Outdoor Movie - Zombieland (Rated R)

Aug 10, 2010

I'm Addicted: HARNN Black Rice Soap



I live a 24/7 lifestyle which is why I cannot be bothered with problematic skin. When I heard that HARNN USA put a store in Bellevue Square (the ONLY store in the entire U.S.) I had to check out the cult-favorite Black Rice Soap. This product has developed such a distinct following that the waiting list was 200+ people deep when the soap sold out in Bellevue earlier this year. HARNN’s Black Rice Soap is a consistent best-seller because it's a simple and inexpensive way to soften skin and fight acne. At $6.99 per bar it's totally affordable and works like a charm. Active Ingredients include Rice bran oil, Vitamin E, coconut oil, and select herbs. I haven't given up using my Clarisonic skin brush so in order to use the Rice soap I suds my face with the bar first and then buff with my skin brush.



About HARNN
Inspired by Asian culture, HARNN’s products take a holistic approach to well-being based on ancient knowledge of herbal medicines and beauty secrets from Japan, China, Thailand and India. HARNN’s products are formulated with all-natural ingredients to help maintain the natural balance of the mind, body and spirit in today’s contemporary lifestyle. HARNN launched in Thailand in 1999 and now features 70+ stores in 22 countries.

Aug 9, 2010

Meet the New Face of CRAVEseattle


CRAVEseattle announces Sydney Chavez as its new Managing Partner

CRAVEseattle, a subsidiary of the CRAVE company, known for innovatively connecting local Seattle boutiques, designers and small business owners with industry experts and tastemakers through its exclusive, one-of-a-kind events announces Seattle’s own Sydney Chavez as the new Managing Partner/City Leader. The fashion marketing and style maven will now head the franchise which consists of CRAVEparty, CRAVEguides and CRAVEbusiness, with aggressive, innovative goals to take CRAVEseattle to new heights.

Sydney has an extensive background in the fashion industry and has spent the last decade working with local designers and boutiques on runway shows, marketing events and social media initiatives in the city. She has also spent time traveling the globe while serving as Sourcing Manager for the Menswear Private Label lines at Zumiez Inc. In addition to CRAVEseattle, Sydney works as a stylist for Styled.Seattle and serves as PR & Media Liaison for Seattle's Fashion Group International. Sydney brings new energy and enthusiasm to the CRAVE family and hopes to continue to empower and support Seattle's myriad of women-owned businesses to succeed in today's ever-changing marketplace.

CRAVEseattle offers three diverse and helpful resources for professional women and small business owners in the Seattle-area.
  • CRAVEparty is an exclusive, festive, glam-gal gathering of fun, entertainment, personal pampering, specialty shopping and just hanging with the girls. *Check out details on the next CRAVEparty by clicking here.
  • CRAVEguides is the go-to resource for urban-minded women when it comes to all things business and pleasure. Offering books, DVD's, TV, web and other new media content, CRAVEguides celebrates stylish entrepreneurs by showcasing the most creative, interesting and gutsiest proprietors from cities all over the world. *CRAVEseattle is currently compiling the 4th edition of the book which will make it’s debut this fall.
  • CRAVEbusiness is a social and resource network for stylish innovators who own their own business or dream of starting one. Through one-on-one consulting, workshops, and red-carpet access to sage and savvy experts, CRAVEbusiness gives you a fresh take on designing your work and home life.

To learn more about CRAVEseattle or to collaborate on an upcoming event click here and select CRAVEseattle.

Aug 8, 2010

Needle phobic? Try Furlesse


Easing fine lines and wrinkles doesn't have to mean going under the knife (or needle). For all you needle phobic friends out there, you need to know about Seattle-based Furlesse, a simple-to-use, non-invasive alternative approach to relaxing furrow lines. It's a transparent, latex-free patch that fits perfectly between the eyes, holding skin in place while you sleep. So in the morning you wake up to smoother more refreshed skin. At $12.95 for a package of 30, Furlesse is an affordable and chemical-free option to relaxing furrow lines and it's so easy to use! Check out Furlesse in person at the CRAVE Summer Party on August 18th at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club!

Aug 7, 2010

Clutch 3-Year Anniversary


Join Clutch as they celebrate their 3 Year Anniversary on August 12th from 4-8pm. There will be music, refreshments, deals on fabulous handbags, giveaways and a special Fall preview from Seattle-based line Rocco E Dante. Come support a great local boutique and check out all the yummy handbags in stock including new arrivals from Rebecca Minkoff, CC Skye, Sabrina Love and more!

Clutch
1212 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
www.clutchseattle.com

Aug 5, 2010

Karen's Vintage Couture Sale


Karen’s Vintage Couture, Seattle’s premier vintage clothing store, will be hosting a summer sale featuring discounts of up to 70% and fall preview simultaneously August 5th-7th. Karen’s Vintage Couture features gently worn clothing from a variety of great designer labels including Chanel, Pucci, Valentino and more. “Adding a vintage piece or two is an amazing way to rejuvenate your wardrobe and personalize your look,” says store owner Karen Mayers Gamoran.


Why Buy Vintage?
•It is environmentally sound. The quality garments and accessories at Karen’s Vintage Couture can have second and third lives in the wardrobes of women who embrace a green lifestyle and seek out quality.

•It saves money. Gently used couture and designer clothing are available at Karen’s Vintage Couture for a fraction of their original price. These stunning, high quality items have been well cared for, dry-cleaned by a “green” dry cleaner, and can be tailored on-site.

•It adds distinction to any wardrobe. Including vintage items with newer clothing helps women create unique outfits that set them apart. It spurs creativity to re-think and re-use a classic item in a new way.

•It helps worthy organizations that serve people, the environment and animals. When you donate your clothing, Karen’s Vintage Couture pays its nonprofit partners directly to support their work. By shopping and donating at Karen’s Vintage Couture, you get a great deal and support national and local non-profits.


623 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
206.682.2769

Aug 4, 2010

Knows Perfume Now Open in W. Seattle

While looking good may be half the battle, smelling good can definitely seal the deal when it comes to feeling your best. That probably explains why I never leave the house without a spritz of my favorite perfume and now I have the opportunity to discover even more fabulous fragrances at West Seattle's Knows Perfume which opened it's doors in May. The store stocks scents from niche perfume houses and offers customers a sampling program to help find the perfect signature scent. Owner Christen Cottam is committed to helping customers discover new and uncommon scents and of course, to help guests re-discover classic cult favorites. Seattle's own DealPop.com is ffering an exclusive deal for 2 days only: Spend $20 and redeem $40 worth of merchandise at Knows Perfume. Click here for details!


Knows Perfume
4536 California Avenue SW
West Seattle, 98116



*DealPop.com is an online service that offers great deals at the best places to eat, drink, shop and have fun—right in your neighborhood. They're local (which I LOVE) and they're devoted to finding the hidden gems near you that you might have missed. Follow them on Twitter @dealpop or check out the latest deals on Facebook by clicking here.

Aug 3, 2010

REPORT Store Now Open in Bellevue


If you love shoes and want to support a Seattle-based company check out Report's first-ever store in Bellevue Square Mall. “Report styles interpret global street trends while focusing on functionality and keen detailing,” says Rachae Robb of Report Footwear, “Seattle's dynamic street culture also influences the creation of cool, retro-casual shoes with feminine touches for the modern girl. The new space will have a fun and fashion-forward energy with a clean and modern look, much like Report's corporate offices and showrooms. The store will feature limited-edition styles and accessories that are exclusive to the Report store, as well as the standard Report and Report Signature styles that are offered at other retailers nationwide."

To officially launch the store, the company announces the Report Footwear VIP Store Launch Party, which will take place on Sunday August 29th in the store from 7:30-10pm.
Hosted by Girl Power Hour, the Report launch party will feature Girly Girl Wines, savory and sweet bites from Trophy Cupcakes, door prizes including shoes from Report and $25 gift cards to the 1st, 25th, 50th and 100th guest, swag bags for all guests and lots more surprises! Plus, all guests will receive a 20% discount on any purchases that evening. Appetizers will be provided by Pearl Bar & Dining Restaurant. A percentage of proceeds from the evening will benefit City of Hope. The event is invite-only. Click here for more info.

The Report Footwear store is located on Level 2 of the Bellevue Square Mall. For more information, contact the store directly at (425) 990-1234 or visit www.reportfootwear.com.

Aug 2, 2010

Fashion First Presents...Shopping Week Out


Seattle Magazine and Fashion First are pleased to present the first annual Shopping Week Out! Held September 10–18th, Shopping Week Out features week-long sales and discounts at a multitude of stores in the greater-Seattle area.
Mark your calendars now!

Participating retailers include:
  • A Mano
  • Deli
  • Cintli Jewelry
  • The Finerie
  • Clutch
  • La Ree
  • Lizzie Parker
  • Ella Mon
  • DNA 2050
  • Mercer
  • Vian Hunter House of Fashion
  • Sway & Cake
  • Jesica Milton
  • Madewell
  • Zovo Lingerie
  • Village Maternity
  • And many more!
For a full list of participating retailers and to hear more about Shopping Week Out, click here.

Aug 1, 2010

David Lawrence Closes Seattle Store


David Lawrence has moved to The Bravern and they're closing their Seattle store on August 31st. That means there are great deals on everything from clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories at savings of 20-70% off regular price. Featured brands include Versace, Zegna, DSquared2, King Baby, William Rast, Hugo Boss, D&G, and more. The store closure also means they have great bargains on fixtures, display, mannequins, furniture, and other assorted items. Questions? Call the Seattle store @ (206) 622-2544. Hurry in for best selection. The Seattle David Lawrence store is located at 1318 4th Ave.