Dec 31, 2011

Stylesight adds Sourcing Service

Trend forecasting service Stylesight has recently added global sourcing to their portfolio of services for fashion industry clients. In a newly announced partnership with Panjiva, users of the new service will be able to search an extensive database of over 750,000 suppliers in more than 190 countries. The platform also has the ability to allow users to connect with potential suppliers, conduct background and social compliance checks, keep tabs on competitors’ sourcing activities and review data from existing suppliers. Stylesight hopes the new service will allow their clients to achieve maximum productivity by saving time, money and eliminate sourcing risks when working with new suppliers. The platform will be available in early 2012 but an exact date has not been announced.

Stylesight clients include Pacific Northwest companies such as Nike, Amazon, and Nordstrom. Notable clients of Panjiva include the VF Corporation, Jordache, Kohls and Guess? Inc. For a better idea of how Panjiva works with clients to save time and money, check out this case study.

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Dec 20, 2011

L'Oreal Buys Redmond-based Pacific Bioscience


Just in time for the holidays, beauty giant L'Oreal has closed a deal to buy Redmond-based Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Inc., maker of the popular Clarisonic Cleansing Brush. President of the Luxe Division of L'Oreal USA Carol Hamilton hopes to continue to expand distribution of Clarisonic products and make it a household brand used by men and women all over the world. Pacific Bioscience will continue to operate out of it's Redmond headquarters under the direction of chief executive officer David Giuliani. Seattle beauty fans will no doubt be looking forward to the new opportunities that may be available at Pacific Bioscience in the months to come following the merger.


Dec 5, 2011

Rian Handbag Sample Sale - Thursday Only!


Holiday shopping for your fashion friends just got a lot easier- and potentially more affordable. Seattle-based Rian Handbags is having a sample sale this Thursday only! Running from 11am-8pm the sale will include deep discounts on production-quality handbags, totes, wallets, mens bags and more! Grab your friends, meet Rian himself, and take advantage of a great opportunity to shop local this holiday season!

What: Rian Handbags Sample Sale including merchandise from the Poverty Flats Line

When: Thursday, December 8th

Time: 11am-8pm

Location: 159 Western Avenue, Suite # 457, Seattle, WA 98119 (Located inside the NW Work Lofts Building. Suite #457 is above Rain Fitness on the second floor of the building).

Nov 30, 2011

Prairie Underground Sample Sale


The Prairie Underground sample sale is back just in time for the holiday shopping season! Taking place Dec. 3rd and 4th in Fremont shoppers will get to peruse hundreds of previous season hoodies, leggings and dresses at 50-80% off retail prices. This is a fun event designed to help women pick up some great gifts for the holidays and also a chance to fashion fans to meet Prairie Underground designers Davora Linder and Camilla Eckersley. 20% of sale proceeds will benefit BABES Network, a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to provide peer counseling and support to women with HIV/AIDS.

What: Prairie Underground Sample Sale

When: December 3rd and 4th from 10am-5pm

Where: The Canal Building- 716 N. 34th St. Seattle, WA 98103

Why: 50-80% off regular retail prices on last season's hoodies, leggings, and dresses. Need we say more? Oh yeah, and 20% of the proceeds are being donated to charity. Mark your calendars now!

Nov 11, 2011

Queen Anne Dispatch Hosts F&F Night


It's that time of year again! Dj Mullet will be back in action at the Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family sale next Friday, Nov. 18th from 6-10pm. Enjoy 20% off all the brands you love including French Connection, Voluspa, Butter London, Lole, Besame Cosmetics, and lots more. Get your holiday shopping done early and have it gift wrapped too! Drinks and light bites will be served. Can't make the party? The 20% discount is valid in store all day Friday.

This is my favorite boutique on Queen Anne and I can't walk into this store without walking out with something fabulous. Shop local this season and check out the QAD Friends & Family sale, Friday Nov. 18th!



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


Nov 9, 2011

FGI hosts New Member Networking Night

If you've been thinking about getting involved in the Seattle fashion community check out the Fashion Group International New Member Networking night taking place tonight at SPUN Collective on Capitol Hill. Fashion Group has been around in Seattle for over 25+ years and has a rich history in the city. Come meet the board of directors, hear their vision for 2012 and sign up for membership with a global organization dedicated to fashion industry professionals.

What: FGI New Member Networking Night (for new members, prospective members and existing members!)

When: Wednesday, Nov. 9th from 6-8pm

Where: Spun Collective is located at 1515 14th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Why: Meet the FGI Seattle board, connect with fashion industry professionals and learn why being part of this global, non-profit organization can help boost your fashion profile and international business connections

Twitter: FGI Seattle on Twitter @Seattlefgi

Nov 8, 2011

Vian Hunter to host Cocktail Party on 11.11.11


Seattle designer Lisa Hunter of Vian Hunter House of Fashion is hosting a special cocktail party on 11.11.11 to celebrate her second anniversary in Madison Valley! The event will include informal modeling (by guests!), mens cashmere sweaters from J. Hilburn, and a trunk show by designer Lizzie Parker. Admission is free but a $5 suggested donation is requested to benefit the Jubilee Women's Center.

What: Vian Hunter 2nd Anniversary Cocktail Party

When: Nov. 11, 2011

Where: Vian Hunter is located in Madison Valley at 2814 E. Madison Street

Time: 6-8pm

Tickets: $5 suggested donation benefits Jubilee Women's Center

Twitter: Follow Vian Hunter on Twitter @lisavianhunter

Nov 4, 2011

Bellevue Club Holiday Bazaar

The Bellevue Club holiday bazaar is tomorrow from 9am to 3pm! Start your holiday shopping early and forget about stressing over lame last minute gifts. This year's vendors include Vemayca Cosmetic Bags, Bella Femme Boutique, Angelica Buri Designs, Opal boutique, Courtney Rian Designs, Vue Society, and many more! View the full list of participating vendors on the Bellevue Club website.

What: Bellevue Club Holiday Bazaar

When: Saturday, Nov. 5th

Time: 9am-3pm

Where: Bellevue Club • 11200 Southeast Sixth Street, Bellevue, WA 98004 • 425.455.1616

Nov 3, 2011

Fashion Soiree of Style at Show Pony in Fremont

Next Friday Show Pony in Fremont is hosting a private shopping event featuring stylist Tannya Bernadette. Guests will enjoy 20% off all merchandise, style consultations with Tannya Bernadette, Make-up + Hair Consultations and Touch-ups with Intermezzo Salon and Tiffany Nash, plus on-site alterations from Judy's Leather Repair & Alterations. The event is limited to the first 25 guests who sign up. Refreshments are included in the $15 ticket price.

What: Show Pony Style Soiree feat. Tannya Bernadette

When: Friday, November 11th

Time: 6 – 9 PM

Location: Show Pony 702 N. 35th Seattle, WA 98103 in Fremont

Cost: $15 Call (206) 706-4188 for tickets and to RSVP!

Feeling social? Follow Show Pony on Twitter @Showponyseattle. You can also find stylist Tannya Bernadette on Twitter @tbstylist.

Nov 1, 2011

Versace Heads to H&M

Versace is coming to H&M later this month! On the 19th of November the Downtown H&M store will open it's doors early for the launch of the collection which will include leather jackets for $299, costume jewelry for $19.95, silk scarves for $29.95, dresses for $149 and even high-heeled lace up boots for $149. For the first time at H&M, the Versace launch will also include home furnishings including pillows and bedspreads. The collection will make it's debut in 300 stores worldwide and online in select countries. Mark your calendars and get ready to snag some designer duds just in time for the holiday season!

Oct 28, 2011

The Goodwill Glitter Sale Returns


It's Glitter time again! Seattle Goodwill’s 28th annual Glitter Gala and Glitter Sale are just around the corner. Spend an elegant evening watching a fashion show and participating in a silent auction at the Glitter Gala on Wednesday, November 9th at 6:00 pm. Then block off your weekend to shop our 28th Annual Glitter Sale at the Seattle Goodwill store. The sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 12th and 13th, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Visit the Glitter Gala website for full details or check out daily updates via the Glitter Sale blog! Every penny from the Goodwill Glitter sale goes to support Goodwill's free job training programs to help low-income people get the skills and support they need to find work and support themselves and help enrich their communities. This year's items include designer shoes, handbags, vintage gems and more! Follow on Twitter @GlitterSale_Gal.

Dates: Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Location: Seattle Goodwill’s Dearborn St. Store - 1400 South Lane St., Seattle, WA 98144

Admission: Free

Description: The 28th Anniversary of Goodwill’s annual sale of holiday and formalwear as well as designer and vintage clothing and accessories. As always, merchandise will be priced at Goodwill’s fabulously low prices.

Oct 26, 2011

Local Photographer Unveils NYC Fashion Week Photos

Photographer, David Wentworth, takes you beyond the velvet ropes and rows of celebrities into a realm of modern mythology.

While on assignment for the Village Voice in New York City covering 2011 Fashion Week, Wentworth, foregoing requisite shots of Anna Wintour and Lindsey Lohan, was much more intrigued by the stories behind the scenes than on the runway.

Beyond our image conscious brain is a need for connection. In these photographs that need is realized, as he documents moments of tenderness, trust, jealousy, joy, and ambition in a world known mostly for its shallowness. Each photograph is a story, full of depth.

His photographs neither glamorize nor exploit, but elevate feminine mystique. He finds moments of peace in backstage chaos, as well times of turmoil and humor. One model screams out in agony as several smiling hairstylists go to town on her locks. Another captures a moment between model and make up artist that is so tender, so pure that it makes you want to call your best friend.

These images are not only fascinating and beautiful, they are technically masterful. Wentworth composes with light, creatively capitalizing on all available sources, be it the latest flash-gun quickly deployed from his belt, a piece of cardboard covered in tin-foil, or the erie hue of a spotty fluorescent bulb. In one photo, light pours through a halo of hairspray as two hair stylists attack a hair-do from opposing sides. Every piece teeters on the edge of chaos and symmetry. His camera finds deep perspective and always, perfectly defined intention. The photographs may be spontaneous, but he has seen it coming.

What: Behind the Light: Inside NYC Fashion Week- Photography Exhibit by David Wentworth

When: Saturday November 12th, 2011 from 6-9pm

Where: Suite 300 Skin Care Studio - 5424 Ballard Avenue Northwest #300 - Seattle, WA 98107

Oct 18, 2011

Night of Fall Fashion with Stylist Pia Jacobsen

Stylist Pia Jacobsen will be hosting a fall preview and style discussion at The Bravern on Wednesday, Oct. 26th to benefit The MOMentum Project which installs outdoor adult fitness equipment near playgrounds at public parks for moms. The evening will include a discussion on the development of personal style and a showcase of looks from boutiques at The Bravern on live models.

"Fall Night of Fashion at the Bravern is our biggest fundraiser of the year as well as a fun girls night out,” said MOMentum co-founder Kelly Singer (formerly of Sassy Fit). “In one night alone, we will raise 25 percent of our annual goal. We are so thankful that the Bravern Boutiques have been so incredibly supportive of our event, and MOMentum’s mission to support healthy moms and families."

The evening will also include a raffle to raise funds for MOMentum. Prizes include a piece of designer furniture from Velocity Art & Design, gift cards from Calidora Skin Clinic, and items donated by lululemon athletica and the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.

What: MOMentum Fundraiser and Fall Fashion Event with Pia Jacobsen

When: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 from 7-10pm

Where: Suite 120 of The Bravern (formerly the Artisinal Brasserie) at 11111 NE 8th St. in Bellevue

Tickets: $50 via Brown Paper Tickets.com

+ This event is produced by Little Black Dress Events & Productions.

Oct 13, 2011

Marchez Vous at J. Gilbert Footwear

Marchez Vous designer Yeardley Smith will be making a personal appearance at J. Gilbert Footwear in Belltown this Saturday October 16th to debut her first footwear collection. The Italian-made line of shoes is composed of unique and luxurious materials including soft suede and supple leather. Yeardley launched her line in an effort to give women stylish shoes that were comfortable enough to wear everyday, in fact, every shoe in the collection has a heel-to-toe insert for maximum comfort and wearability. In addition to hand-selecting all materials used in her footwear line, Yeardley also designs the color and shape of each shoe. Come peruse the new collection and meet Yeardley in person in store from 1-5pm.


WHAT:
Marchez Vous footwear launch at J. Gilbert Footwear with a personal appearance by designer Yeardley Smith


WHEN:
Saturday, October 15th, 2011 from 1-5pm


WHERE: J. Gilbert Footwear 2025 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Oct 12, 2011

Splendid set to open Bellevue store

LA-based contemporary brand Splendid is opening their first Northwest store at Bellevue Square mall later this month. The new 1,200 square foot store will offer the entire Splendid line for men, women, and children. To celebrate the grand opening of their newest location in Bellevue on Oct. 22nd Splendid is collaborating with Crafting Community from 1-3pm to provide an "oasis of crafting, creativity, and imagination for kids, parents and people of all ages". Created by Los Angeles based artist Karen Kimmel and Kid Concierge, Crafting Community events feature fun, interactive workshops focused on reusing and repurposing natural materials.

Among the numerous activities offered is the Sew Splendid Cart, where families can design their own custom Splendid scarf by mixing and matching fabrics in the brand’s vibrant color palette to create their ideal accessory. Another will be Fun with Fabrics, a fabric and beading workshop where participants create one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets and key fobs by braiding, twisting and knotting Splendid fabric with colorful beads. Attendees can recreate Splendid’s Crafting Community experience by purchasing “Fun With Fabrics” to-go kits that include all the ingredients necessary to construct DIY accessories at home. An added incentive to attend is four lucky guests will win $250 shopping sprees at the Splendid store.

Founded in 2002, the Splendid brand is the culmination of a ten year quest to create the ultimate t-shirt. The success in designing such a soft material cut in the perfect silhouetteevolved into what is now a complete lifestyle collection of ultra-comfortable styles for the entire family. Splendid can be found at the flagship retail location on Robertson Boulevard in the brand’s hometown of Los Angeles, in the Aventura boutique, in the Newport Beach boutique and at high-end department and specialty stores nationwide and online at splendid.com.

Oct 11, 2011

Vince Camuto visits Nordstrom Seattle

Footwear designer Vince Camuto is making a personal appearance at the Downtown Nordstrom this Saturday, October 15th from 12-2pm. The event will begin in the women's shoe department as guests shop the latest fall collection and then head up to Point of View to celebrate the launch of the Vince Camuto line in Women's apparel.

The man who founded Nine West back in 1979 has a rich history in the footwear business and has worked with other fashion brands to make their own "footprint" including BCBG Max Azria, Jessica Simpson, Lucky Brand jeans, Tory Burch and Kensie Girl.

The Nordstrom personal appearance will include refreshments, live music and a special gift with every Vince Camuto purchase (while supplies last).


Nordstrom
500 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 628-2111

Oct 7, 2011

Couture Du Jour at Bellevue Club


Hotel Bellevue is hosting a fall fashion event on October 14th featuring local boutiques and designers including Vince, David Lawrence, Built for Man, Kreati Ka, Adicora Swimwear, La Bijou lingerie and more. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Overlake Hospital Medical Center's Ensuring Excellence fund. Sip cocktails, mingle with models and check out the latest styles at this glamorous annual event.

What:
Bellevue Club Fashion Show

When: Friday, October 14th, 2011 from 6-9pm

Where:
Bellevue Club - 11200 Southeast Sixth Street, Bellevue, WA 98004

Tickets for the Bellevue Club fashion show range from $45-120.


Oct 6, 2011

West Elm is now open in Seattle


The wait is over! West Elm has officially opened it's doors for business on Westlake avenue across from the Whole Foods. The space is absolutely beautiful and has filled a much needed void for modern home decor and furnishings here in Seattle. VIP guests enjoyed a private preview last night complete with champagne and music by DJ Ricki Leigh to celebrate the grand opening.


Needless to say, the store is already decorated with holiday merchandise including Christmas trees with all the trimmings. These glitter feathers (shown above) caught my eye.



And what would the holiday season be without a nutcracker and a snow globe? (Shown above) These nutcrackers would make a great hostess gift or add festive charm to a holiday tablescape.



Ornaments like these (shown above) bring out the DIY artist in me, but then I remember that I like instant gratification and stock up on the ones that I don't have the time (or energy) to duplicate at home.



As the weather turns colder you'll want to explore the plethora of great bedding options at West Elm, including the upholstered headboards. I'm currently obsessed with the nailhead option (shown below).



If you're not in the market for new bedding then head to the kitchen section of West Elm for domestic inspiration. A rainbow of coffee mugs, cooking utensils, cups, plates and bowls await.






And last but not least....


I'm excited to announce that I'm now the owner of a purple Pop phone. I had to do a bit of explaining to friends and family because most people doesn't really understand the beauty of having one of these sweet plug-ins for your iPhone. Aside from the nostalgia of having an old school phone the Pop phone also prevents me from getting a kink in my neck when having long conversation- and honestly, this phone just looks cool. Now excuse me while I phone a friend. :)


West Elm
2201 Westlake Ave.
Seattle, WA 98109
On Twitter @westelm

* There is a parking garage located behind the building and West Elm will validate parking for customers!

Sep 30, 2011

Seattle's cupcake craze hits Greenlake


Cake Envy, Seattle’s newest cupcake boutique will make it’s debut with a special grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 1st from 1-4pm. Located on Greenlake Drive in the Lakeside Plaza, Cake Envy specializes in gourmet cakes and handcrafted cupcakes made fresh daily using local and organic ingredients. While studying culinary arts at The Art Institute of Seattle, owner Helen Noh discovered her love for baking. After graduation she went on to work as part of the Research and Development team at Starbucks, but inevitably found herself dreaming of cake. “I was spending my nights and weekends baking for friends and family,” says Helen, “and I knew I had to find a way to pursue my dream!” Eventually, one of Helen’s custom cakes ended up on the cover of Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom magazine, and she knew it was time to get serious and open up her own cake shop. “It was then that the vision for Cake Envy was born,” adds Noh. The rest is history.

To perfectly compliment the sweet treats, Cake Envy will also serve Caffe Umbria coffee and tea, plus a carefully curated selection of beer, wine and champagne. For baking novices who want to learn the tricks of the trade, Cake Envy will also offer a special series of “how-to” workshops including classes on fondant, gumpaste flowers (a Cake Envy speciality), cupcake classes for children, and even a class for ambitious brides who want to bake their own wedding cake!

In an effort to support other women-owned businesses in the community, Cake Envy will also carry a variety of product lines including cupcake wrappers by Bella Cupcake Couture, CRAVE Seattle city guides, and Stickfiggy cards by Jane Marshall with more product lines to be added this fall.


Highlights for Saturday’s grand opening celebration include hand-drawn pictures of guests with their favorite cupcakes by an on-site caricature artist, cupcake tastings, and raffle drawings every 30-minutes for a variety of prizes including the grand prize: a custom wedding cake for one lucky bride!* Get your weekend off to a sweet start and join the fun this Saturday from 1-4pm at Cake Envy where you can “Have your cake- and your cupcake too!™”

*Restrictions Apply. Complimentary cake is for a max of 120 servings, consultation and design work included. Delivery and set-up, not included).


About Cake Envy
Seattle’s premier cake shop, Cake Envy specializes in gourmet cakes and handcrafted cupcakes made from scratch every day, the old-fashioned way. Founder Helen Noh opened up shop after years of baking for friends and family who insisted that her love for baking was perhaps something more. In addition to cupcakes, Cake Envy also sells cake by the slice and creates one-of-a-kind cakes for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers and other special occasions.

Location
7900 East Greenlake Drive North
Suite 106
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 453 - 3337
Cake-Envy.com

Don't forget to follow Cake Envy on Twitter @Cake_Envy!

For all media inquiries or to schedule a press tour, please contact sydney@gossip-glamour.com or call 206-349.7765.

Sep 24, 2011

FGI to sponsor YWCA Closet Treasure Sale


The 9th Annual YWCA CLOSET TREASURES SALE will take place Oct. 14th and 15th at The Bravern. The sale is a 2-day fundraising event benefiting Dress for Success Seattle and will be sponsored in part by FGI Seattle. 100% of the proceeds goes back to the program and helps economically disadvantaged women receive professional clothes, acquire jobs, retain employment, and succeed in the mainstream workplace. More info at ywcaclosettreasures.org.

The fun begins on Friday, October 14th from 5-8pm with a special VIP preview sale. Tickets are available for $35.
The sale continues on Saturday, October 15th from 10am-4pm and admission is free! Grab your girlfriends and come shop for a great cause!

Sep 23, 2011

West Elm arrives in Seattle

West Elm is finally coming to Seattle! Arriving at South Lake Union early next month, the modern home furnishings retailer owned by William Sonoma will be located across from Whole Foods on Westlake. With stores all over the country except Washington, all we can say is: It's about time.

Guys may have man caves, but if I ever have a luxe lady lair, this couch is definitely going to take center stage.


The only kind of antlers that will ever have a place in my house are the paper mache kind. Now that I think about it, these would be perfect for displaying my jewelry...


There's something about this mirror with deco-inspired beveled detailing that screams "Must-Have-Right-Now". Love.


Say goodbye to lame shower curtains. This medallion shower curtain is only $39 and looks stylish and chic.

Check out what West Elm styles Grace Bonney of Design Sponge loves.


Sep 22, 2011

THREAD heads back to Seattle

Love to shop? Check out the THREAD show coming to Seattle on Sunday, October 23rd from 11am-5pm at Fisher Pavilion. Guests will enjoy cocktails, gift bags, photo booths, DJs, giveaways, a style lounge, DIY gift wrapping, Nail Bar, fashion installations, and lots more. This is the perfect opportunity do some early holiday shopping and support local designers and boutiques. Participating vendors include Bridge & Burn, Blue Luna, fashion REPublic, might tees, People's Republic of Clothing, JEWELmint, Elisa Shere jewelry and more will be announced soon.

Seattle Boutique Blogspot is giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the THREAD show! To enter all you need to do is email your favorite fall trend to seattleboutiqueblog@gmail.com to enter. A winner will be chosen on October 9th. Don't forget to follow THREAD on Twitter @threadshows for event updates and news.

::::::About THREAD:::::::::
THREAD Show is a travelling juried showcase of the best independent fashion and home designers on the West Coast, and the music and art that rock their world. This dynamic one-day retail environment has showcased more than 7,000 emerging designers since its inception in 2003.

Sep 19, 2011

LBD Events Host Fall Fashion Event

The Little Black Dress Events & Productions team is hosting a free fashion event this Saturday at the Twisted Cork in Bellevue. Apparel and accessories from Zebra Club and Opal will be featured in a fall fashion show that begins at 8pm.
Live music by Gruvbox will begin at 9pm. Swag bags will be provided for the first 50 guests overstuffed with goodies from Calidora Skin Clinic, Derby Salon and participating sponsors. You'll also want to take advantage of fashion-themed drink and appetizer specials. "LBD Events wants to give everyone a fun night out of fashion and music- and there was no better place to kick it up a notch than at Twisted Cork in the Bellevue Hyatt," says Event producer Audrey Clark, "We are looking forward to a fabulously fashionable night!"

What: Little Black Dress Fall Fashion Event

When: Saturday, September 24th

Where: Twisted Cork (located inside The Hyatt in Bellevue) 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, Washington, USA 98004

Time: 7pm arrival is suggested. The fashion show begins at 8pm followed by LIVE music at 9.

Admission: FREE



Sep 2, 2011

FGI hosts exclusive Supima Cotton Event

FGI Seattle hosted an exclusive Members-Only event last night featuring Jesse Curlee, President and CEO of Supima Cotton. Headquartered in Phoenix with offices in New York and Fresno, Supima Cotton is a non-profit trade association owned by the cotton growers who produce it. Known as the "cashmere of cottons", Supima cotton makes up less than 3% of all cotton grown in the U.S. The staple length is 35% longer than regular cotton and since fewer fiber ends are exposed the end garment is softer, stronger, and more resistant to shrinking, pilling and fading. Supima carefully tracks the cotton from the field to the fabric to ensure that all quality control standards are met resulting in a premium product for consumers. Only carefully screened companies are granted a license to use the Supima cotton trademark. Local companies that use Supima cotton include Cutter & Buck, Tommy Bahama, Nordstrom, Esquel Enterprise Limited, and Agave Denim. Globally, Supima cotton has licenses with Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Uniglo, Victoria's Secret, Michael Stars, Lane Bryant, Calvin Klein, Lord & Taylor and many others.
Check out Supima Cotton at New York Fashion Week on September 8th as they host a special Supima Design Competition starting at 1pm in the Studio space at Lincoln Center. During the show, eight recent graduates of design schools including Pratt, Fashion Institute of Technology, Savannah College of Art and Design, and the Rhode Island School of Design will present capsule collections of women’s evening wear using premium Supima fabrics. The young designers will even be given the chance to collaborate with the industry’s top talents including M.A.C. for makeup and L’OrĂ©al Professional for hair. The word on the street is that the Supima fashion show at NY Fashion Week will be streamling LIVE. Follow Supima on Twitter for real-time updates on their fashion week show!


~ Supima Cotton Timeline ~

1911- Crossbreeding the world's best cottons, the U.S.D.A. creates "Pima", which proves to be the finest of them all.

1916- Seeking cotton sturdy enough to make tire cord, Goodyear invests in Pima production.

1927- Lucky Lindy flies the Atlantic in "the spirit of St. Louis". The plane's fuselage is made of Pima Cotton.

1954- Supima is created as a marketing association to deal with the climbing demand for America's luxury fiber. It's name is a contraction of the words "superior" and "Pima".

1964- Model Suzy Parker (a favorite of Coco Chanel) stars in a Supima ad campaign.

1997-Supima launches a prestige licensing program. Brooks Brothers becomes one of the first companies to sign on.

2006- Supima shoots it's award winning "Sea of Cotton" advertising campaign.

2008- Supima launches it's annual Design competition, giving emerging fashion designers a runway showcase in New York.

2010- The Supima collection debuts at Bloomingdale's.



Aug 31, 2011

House of Fashion hosts designer trunk show


Seattle's House of Fashion: A Local Designers Incubator is hosting a special trunk show this Friday, September 2nd from 6-8pm. Featured designers include Sharon Gillin of Ishka, Seamless in Seattle winner Kathy Sabin-Mensah of Kreati-ka, Kate Chrisman, Jessica Alexander of Nutti-Yogini, and Marta Kappl Couture. House of Fashion is located at 113 Virginia Street, Seattle, WA 98101 next to Baby & Co.

Aug 30, 2011

Seattle Celebrates Fashion's Night Out





S E A T T L E


The style community will come together for the 3rd annual Fashion's Night Out (FNO) on Thursday, September 8th. The fashion festivitieswill feature trunk shows, designer meet & greets, extended hours at local boutiques and special limited-edition merchandise and giveaways.

Bellevue's premier shopping destination, The Bravern will celebrate FNO by rolling out the red carpet for guests and treating them to fall fashion previews from Anthropologie and Nieman Marcus. Guests will also want to check out the
Annual Styling Competition at Nieman Marcus by students from the Art Institute of Seattle. Six mannequins, six teams, one chance to prove they know what's in when it comes to fall trends. You be the judge! While at The Bravern stop by Jimmy Choo for champagne and a first look at the latest Autumn/Winter styles. You'll also be able to purchase official Fashion's Night Out T-Shirts at The Bravern from Jimmy Choo and Tory Burch.



University Village will celebrate Fashion's Night Out from 3-9pm with an evening of shopping, swag and of course, sips! H&M is offering shoppers $10 off any purchase of $50 or more, Sole Foods is having an Alchemy Goods trunk show, Swink Style Bar will be showcasing fall hair and make-up trends and enter guests to win a free set of eyelash extensions, and Trophy Cupcakes is raffling off a $50 gift card. YUM!!!! Follow the latest FNO news at U-Village on Twitter @UVillage using hashtag #UVFNO.



Locally owned Adicora Swimwear is offering shoppers $20 off any purchase on their site using coupon code FFS10.
Now's the time to stock up on swimwear for your holiday vacation! (The "Narcissa" style is pictured below).



Rock Star Jewelry will be giving away a free pair of earrings valued at $100 as a gift with purchase (pictured below). The beautiful earrings feature Keishi Pearls and yellow-tone chalcedony tear drops with silver wire. Rock Star Jewelry is available at David Lawrence at The Bravern.


Alhambra boutique is celebrating FNO with LIVE music, champagne, a special preview of Fall 2011 collections and a $50 gift certificate with purchases of $200 or more. Full details are available on Alhambra's FB fan page.



The Bellevue Collection will be kicking off FNO with an exclusive exhibit of the “Nordic Fashion Biennale: Curator’s Cut.” The Center Court event at Bellevue Square will feature a live DJ, photo booths, PinkaBella Cupcakes and gorgeous models showcasing top trends for the fall season.


Many of The Bellevue Collection stores are also offering special FNO deals. Highlights include a special gift with purchase at Aldo shoes with any $50 purchase, GAP is offering shoppers 40% off one full priced item, Lululemon is offering a gift with purchase for the first 50 guests, Nordstrom Bellevue will have promotional incentives taking place throughout the store including passed desserts, Cosmetics Beauty Stations, music from a Live DJ, and a chance to win a Nordstrom gift card.


ROAD Apparel is hosting a trunk show at their Bellevue Square location to showcase their Fall 2011 collection. Guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments and receive a free Santiago Luxury Knit Tee with a purchase of any ROAD labeled, regular priced item. Gift with purchase valued at $58. Colors and styles vary (while supplies last).



If you're headed to Capitol Hill for FNO, stop by SPUN Collective for a special Joanna Morgan trunk show featuring her fall jewelry line. Shoppers will receive a free silver jewelry bracelet with any purchase. The party goes from 6-9pm. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Check out FB for full details.