Jul 20, 2011

North by NW Fashion Competition Extends Deadline for Submissions

Fashion students, emerging designers, and talented individuals with a passion for fashion design have one more week to enter the North by Northwest Fashion Competition which is part of the upcoming Nordic Fashion Biennale that takes place in Seattle from September 30th through November 13th, 2011. The final deadline for all submissions is August 1, 2011.


Organizers of the competition also announced today the panel of judges who will select one of the two winners. The panel includes Yvan Mispelaere, creative director at Diane Von Furstenberg, Danish skin care guru Ole Henriksen and Icelandic fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir.

The second winner will be a “people’s choice” which will be selected by both online and in person voting.
“The hope of the North by Northwest competition is to provide unique, career-enhancing opportunities for emerging West Coast fashion designers to have their work seen in conjunction with cutting-edge, international designers such as Henrik Vibskov, Sandra Backlund, and Steinunn Sigurðardóttir,” said Ilmur Dögg Gísladóttir, organizer of the NFB.

All finalist entries will be displayed in Seattle in conjunction with the Nordic Fashion Biennale exhibition, and also posted online, giving people around the world the opportunity to vote on their favorite designer and help select the “People’s Choice” winner. The winners will be announced on November 15, 2011 on the NFB website.

Complete information about the competition, as well as specifics on how to enter, is available at www.nordicfashionbiennale.com. The Nordic Fashion Biennale 2011—produced by the Nordic House, Reykjavik, and the Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle—will feature the works of international designers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, with a special focus on the Western Nordic regions of Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.

Jul 18, 2011

Gilt City Launches in Seattle

The stylish daily deal lifestyle site Gilt City launched in Seattle today! Rather than just provide members with a ‘deal’ the Gilt City mission is to surprise and delight them with every offer that goes live on the site. From a meet-and-greet with the chef of one of the city’s legendary restaurants to an extra and unexpected 15-minute massage after an incredible facial, Gilt members will get insider access to the latest and greatest experiences and adventures the city has to offer. To make the deals as authentic to Seattle as possible, Gilt City has local "curators" to interact with businesses and offer members deals that are uniquely Seattle.


Seattle's head curator is Tina Kirkpatrick. Tina formerly worked at Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom magazine in advertising. Born and raised in Seattle. Tina lives in the heart of Downtown Seattle and sees her ideal Gilt City offer as one that incorporates delectable food, amazing entertainment and the vibrant community of Seattle.

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Jul 5, 2011

Queen Anne Sidewalk Sale July 9-10


Don't miss the Queen Anne sidewalk sale July 9th and 10th! Participating businesses will display yellow balloons outside their stores and feature discounts of up to 60% off select merchandise. You won't want to miss the great deals on apparel and accessories at Queen Anne Dispatch. Head across the street to Charley + May for special merchandise priced at $10, $20 and $30.