Apr 29, 2014

Goodwill set to open brand new Capitol Hill store


This Friday May 2nd, Goodwill will welcome the public to it's brand new Capitol Hill location. The 15,000 square foot store previously occupied by Half Price Books will feature apparel, accessories and home goods. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 9am on Friday and to celebrate the new store opening the first 200 customers into the store will receive special giveaways and door prizes. The party continues all day long and will include a special Friday night party from 4-9pm featuring hourly giveaways and music from C89.5 DJ's Gabriel Zus and Harmony Soleil.

Opening just a little after Earth Day, the new store will appeal to shoppers who want to limit their impact on the environment by purchasing quality, reusable items. Last year, Seattle Goodwill recycled over 47 million tons. Shoppers get the added benefit of knowing that the net proceeds from their purchases help Goodwill provide free job training programs to low-income and underserved individuals in the community.

Goodwill Capitol Hill
115 E. Belmont Ave. E. 
Seattle, WA 98102
On Twitter @SeattleGoodwill

Good to Know: The new store has a small parking lot! We all know this is rare on the hill, so get there early and take advantage!










Apr 28, 2014

Event Reminder: NW Hope & Healing Style 14 Runway Show

The 12th annual Northwest Hope & Healing Fashion Show is taking place this Thursday, May 1st at the Showbox Sodo. Over 30 breast cancer survivors will walk the runway showcasing spring trends from Seattle's best boutiques including Carmilia's, Coastal Surf Boutique, Canopy Blue, Queen Anne Dispatch, Tatters, Road Apparel, West Seattle Runner, Calypso St. Barth, Blue Luna and more. Tickets start at $50 for general admission and go up to $200 for VIP reserved seating. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund in an effort to offer financial assistance to women battling breast cancer in the Puget Sound area. Over the last 14 years, the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance fund has awarded grants to more than 2,000 women to help them get through breast cancer. To date, the annual fashion show events have helped to raise over $850,000. This year's fundraising goal has been set at $130,000. Come share a great night out with the girls while supporting a very worthy cause.

Want to learn more? Check out this great video!


What: Northwest Hope & Healing Style '14 Annual Fashion Show

When: Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Where: Showbox SODO 1700 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98134

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm for VIP guests and 7pm for General Admission

Tickets: $50-200 Purchase directly from the NW Hope & Healing website
Please note this is a 21+ and over event.

Apr 24, 2014

Calling all beauty junkies: Bluemercury opens University Village store


Tonight DUO PR hosted an amazing event to celebrate the grand opening of Bluemercury's first store in the Northwest at University Village! Founders Barry and Marla Beck welcomed a packed house of stylish guests and treated them to deluxe swag bags, champagne, make-up applications, product demos, and tours of the store which includes a dedicated room for beauty services like oxygen facials, brow tints and waxing. The store is the 49th location for the company and stocks brands like Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Dermalogica, Mario Badescu, Bliss, Oribe, Bumble & Bumble and M-61. The open layout of the store is inviting and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Be one of the first 100 guests to stop by the store this Saturday, April 26th and you'll be treated to complimentary makeovers, mini facials, deluxe swag bags and more. RSVP to bluemercury@brandlinkdcrsvp.com. 

Bluemercury 2661 NE 46th St. Seattle, WA 98119


The store is located next door to Liam's at University Village. Park in the new parking garage (on the Virginia Mason side) and take the elevator down to the store. It's SUPER easy! My insider tip? Bring a friend, play with make-up at bluemercury and then head next door to Liam's for their famous mac and cheese. I just planned out your perfect Saturday. You can thank me later. 

Apr 23, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Wear Wednesday at the W Seattle featuring Trina Pierre

You may have seen her collection last fall on the runway as part of the Independent Designer Runway Show at Bellevue Fashion Week and now you'll have the chance to get a sneak peek of Trina Pierre's next collection! Showcasing her signature fall/winter 2014 line, Trina Pierre is joining the fashion showcase at the W Seattle for Wear Wednesdays. The event will take place from 5-7pm on April 30th in the W Seattle Living Room and will feature happy hour pricing on food and drinks from Trace. Sip on a signature cocktail and peruse the effortless chic styles from this amazing local designer. View the current collection online at TrinaPierre.com.

Keep in touch with Trina on Twitter @TrinaPierre and use hashtag #WearWednesdays.


Apr 22, 2014

Seattle Style: Mothers Day Gift Guide for Glamour Moms


Mothers Day is May 11th and and we've compiled a list of our favorite local gifts that are perfect for the special ladies in your life who love beauty! Get ready to pamper her with a gift she'll love. 

Julep Maven Box
Pamper moms who love beauty products but don't have time to sneak away to the nail salon with a Julep Maven Box filled with new nail polishes and select beauty products tailored to her personal style. Each month recipients will receive $40 worth of products and enjoy free shipping plus 20% off at Julep.com. Gift boxes are available in increments of 2, 4, or 6 months. And for moms that can sneak away for a little TLC, a Julep Parlor membership is another great gift idea. Bonus: Shop online at Julep.com, spend $35 on a Mothers Day gift and enter promo code FORMOM to receive a special gift set of mystery minis.

O2 Blow Dry Bar
For moms who have a lot of hair but only a little time, the gift of a salon quality blow out is priceless. Obadiah Salon's blow dry bar, O2 offers a frequent dryer program so that everyone can enjoy the gift of good hair. Available in packages of 3, 6, or 12, the frequent dryer program is a time saver that moms will love. I have long, thick hair and every time I've visited the O2 Blow Dry Bar they've had me out the door in 40 minutes or less with beautiful, bouncy hair.

Gene Juarez Spa
I can speak from experience when I say that the maternity massage at Gene Juarez is an incredibly indulgent experience for expectant mommies. I had this massage at the University Village Gene Juarez a few weeks ago and it was heaven! Available in 60 or 90 minute sessions, the Maternity Massage relives muscle tension, increases energy and improves the quality of sleep for moms-to-be by using massage techniques that are specifically designed to address the unique concerns of pregnant women. This is a must for moms who could use a little rest and relaxation before the big day.

Kari Gran Skincare
Based in Seattle, the entire line of Kari Gran Skincare is eco-friendly and all-natural made from ingredients that are organic, non-GMO and paraben-free. The Kari Gran starter kit is $35 and great for expectant mothers and nursing moms who are looking for a chemical-free skincare routine. The starter kit includes the Kari Gran cleansing oil, hydrating tonic and essential serum.

Olivine Atelier Perfume
In addition to the adorable packaging that will look great on mom's vanity stand, Olivine Atelier "Amongst the Waves" Eau de Perfume is like a refreshing walk on the beach, complete with a tropical breeze blowing through your hair. Inspired by Hanalei, Hawaii this fragrance has notes of ocean salt, black coconut, stargazer lily and Arabian sandalwood. Available locally at Queen Anne Dispatch.

Sassoon Salon
Perfect for mommies seeking a new look to fit their new lifestyle, Sassoon Salon offers custom cuts that are designed to be quick and easy to style at home. An easy gift card will allow the special moms in your life to shape long layers, take a risk and go shorter, or experiment with color. To celebrate Mothers Day the salon is giving away $20 vouchers good for products or services with every $100 gift card purchase, because it's nice to give...and receive.  Fun fact: The downtown Seattle Sassoon Salon recently celebrated it's 5th anniversary.


Happy Mothers Day!

Fashion Calendar: Jamie Joseph Trunk Show at Essenza


Join Fremont's Essenza boutique for a special trunk show featuring local artist Jamie Joseph on Saturday, April 26th from 11am-7pm. The event will include decadent chocolate cupcakes + champagne and feature an array of gorgeous styles from the Jamie Joseph line which include diamonds, precious stones and gold. Stop by to shop local for all your Mothers Day Gifts, peruse the line and meet the designer in person.


Essenza
615 N. 35th St. 
Seattle, WA 98103

Apr 21, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family Event



Queen Anne's favorite neighborhood boutique, Queen Anne Dispatch is hosting their semi-annual Friends & Family event on Friday, May 9th from 6-10pm. Stop by for 20% off your purchase (all day), music by DJ Mullet, refreshments, light bites, and more. This is a great opportunity to shop for all your spring must-haves including dresses, jewelry, accessories, gifts and even last minute Mothers Day Gifts (Mothers Day is May 11th!). Queen Anne Dispatch stocks a variety of stylish labels including BB Dakota, Olivine Atelier, French Connection, Mavi, Coobie, Butter London, Hanky Panky and more. Special announcement: JoeyBra will be making their Queen Anne debut at the Friends & Family event. Stop by to meet the team and learn more about this amazing Seattle-based brand that is perfect for outdoor summer concerts, travel, working out, playing sports and more!


Queen Anne Dispatch
2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. 
Seattle, WA 98109

What: Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family Event

When: Friday, May 9th, 2014 from 6-10pm

Where: Queen Anne Dispatch 2212 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

Why: Because you love to shop local and getting 20% off your purchase helps sweeten the deal. Oh and did we mention DJ Mullet? Check out his website for a pretty awesome pic of Mullet in his full glory wearing a green leotard. (We can't make this stuff up)

Apr 18, 2014

10 Local Fashion Designers Earn Spots in the Independent Designer Runway Show

The line-up for this year's Independent Designer Runway Show has been announced! Featured designers will have a set in the IDRS Runway Show on September 24th during Bellevue Fashion Week, sponsored by The Bellevue Collection. One winner will receive a fashion fund prize package and have their collection displayed in Bellevue Square during the month of October. The designers selected to participate in this year's show are April Pride, BOHO Republic by Tina Witherspoon, KLAD Apparel by Melanie Trygg, Silvae by Deborah Roberts, Tom Ordonio, CUDDY by Brian Cuddy, Fioravanti by Mia Fioravanti, Rebekah Adams, Calotype by Kristie Metcalf and Lu by Jenny Fort. Congratulations to all the designers who were picked!

Apr 16, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Style '14 Annual Fashion Show Benefit

It's time to gather your girlfriends for a stylish night on the town! Tickets are on sale now for the 12th annual Northwest Hope & Healing Fashion Show which will take place on Thursday, May 1st at the Showbox Sodo. This year more than 30 breast cancer survivors will walk the runway showcasing spring trends from Seattle's best boutiques including Carmilia's, Coastal Surf Boutique, Canopy Blue, Queen Anne Dispatch, Tatters, Road Apparel, West Seattle Runner, Calypso St. Barth, Blue Luna and more. Tickets start at $50 for general admission and go up to $200 for VIP reserved seating. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund in an effort to offer financial assistance to women battling breast cancer in the Puget Sound area. Over the last 14 years, the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance fund has awarded grants to more than 2,000 women to help them get through breast cancer. To date, the annual fashion show events have helped to raise over $850,000. This year's fundraising goal has been set at $130,000. Come share a great night out with the girls while supporting a very worthy cause.




What: Style '14 Annual Fashion Show

When: Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Where: Showbox SODO 1700 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98134

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm for VIP guests and 7pm for General Admission

Tickets: $50-200 Purchase directly from the NW Hope & Healing website. Please note this is a 21+ and over event.

East Meets West (Seattle) Trunk Show + Happy Hour at Momo



Join Momo for an East Meets West (Seattle) trunk show and happy hour event on Wednesday, April 23rd from 5-7pm. Featuring two local designers that both happen to reside in West Seattle, the trunk show will showcase Pearlesque lingerie by Margaret Chodos-Irvine and modern clothing from Lu by Jenny Fort. Drop by to meet the designers in person, hear the backstories behind their brands and enjoy light refreshments as you shop the collections and enjoy great company. This is a free event and open to the public. Bring a friend!

Pictured above: Lu drop crotch wool shorts

Momo Boutique
600 South Jackson St. 
Seattle, WA
206.329.4736


FGI to host beauty event at Nordstrom


Fashion Group International is hosting a special members-only event focused on spring beauty trends on Saturday, April 26th at Nordstrom. Doors open for early morning networking at 7:30am and the event will run from 8-9:15. Tickets are $20 and will be issued as a gift card that can be redeemed for product the day of the event. As a bonus, FGI members are entitled to a private fragrance meeting in the John W. Nordstrom room from 11:30-12:15 featuring networking opportunities with exclusive vendors and fragrance executives. Tickets are limited. For full event info visit the event page on Brown Paper Tickets.

Don't miss the Rock Star Jewelry Pre-Mothers Day Sale


To celebrate Mothers Day and thank the community for 14 years of support, Martha Driver of Rock Star Jewelry is offering 30% off the entire line for a limited time only! Available locally at Current & Furbish in Magnolia and Karan Dannenberg Clothier in Belltown, Rock Star Jewelry makes a gorgeous and memorable gift for moms. The sale runs April 18th through May 10th.  www.rockstarjewelry.com


Fashion Calendar: STYLE BLOOMS Runway Show at The Bellevue Collection



Is the sunshine today getting you in the mood for spring shopping? Don't miss The Bellevue Collection's exclusive before-hours runway show featuring the season's must-have trends. Tickets are $35 and include a swag bag and $10 certificate to The Bellevue Collection. All proceeds benefit the National Charity League.

What: STYLE BLOOMS Runway Show

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Where: Bellevue Square Center Court

Time: Check-in begins at 8:30am - Fashion Show starts at 9am

Tickets: $35 via Brown Paper Tickets

Apr 10, 2014

Fremont's Les Amis boutique is turning 18


Les Amis in Fremont is turning 18! Come celebrate with cupcakes and champagne this Friday from 3-7pm. Plus, enjoy a 15% discount on your entire purchase* all weekend long as a thank you to the community for it's continued love and support. Take a peek at what's in stock now by visiting the Les Amis blog.







Les Amis
3420 Evanston Ave. N. 
Seattle, WA 98103

*Discount excludes sale items and jewelry. 

Apr 8, 2014

The Astro Twins launch Momstrology April 15th




Unfortunately kids don't come with an instruction manual, but the new Momstrology book launching on April 15th by The AstroTwins might just be the next best thing. Designed to provide parents and caregivers with astrological insight and understanding, the book offers useful tips and tools for raising self-aware and mindful children. Authors Ophira and Tali Edut offer real-world advice from a cosmic perspective and include sections in the book devoted to understanding personal strengths and challenges based on astrological signs and helpful information on how each sign relates to another. Momstrology is a must-read book for parents and caregivers alike. This book makes a great gift for new moms. Stay tuned for info on the launch party in Seattle!




For more information about the book and upcoming appearances from The Astro Twins visit Momstrology.com.