Scoop Blog Archive / January 2013

Nordstrom Partners with CFDA/Vogue for Fashion Fund Pop-Up

A look from Fashion Fund finalist Suno's Spring collection

I was hit hard by a brutal cold this week, and the best thing to come out of it—aside from a newly found guilty TV pleasure in Nashville—I was able to catch up on The Fashion Fund*, a exclusive reality show that follows 10 finalists in the CFDA/Vogue contest of the same name, where struggling fashion talents vie for a grand prize of $300,000 (and two runner-up prizes of $100,000) to help their Read more »


Seamless in Seattle Designer is on Project Runway Season 11

Designer Cindy Marlatt, featured with her designs in Seattle magazine's 2010 September issue

Back in 2010 I was a judge for both the Art Institute of Seattle’s student fashion show and Seattle mag’s Seamless in Seattle emerging designer contest (details for the 2013 Seamless coming soon!) and Kent-based designer Cindy Marlatt was a winner at both of them for her flowing and ethereal creations. Another thing that made her stand out in my mind is that she's a funeral home director as a day job. That’s a creative combo you don’t often hear about. Read more »


Spanish Retailer Zara Coming to Westlake Center

zara clothing
Another place for low-priced, chic clothing is about to hit the city

First it was H&M, then Topshop in Nordstrom, now Zara, the last holdout in the low-priced, high-trend, fashion forward European retail chains, is coming to Seattle. Read more »


Top Chef Seattle Stinks!

Leslie Kelly
top chef judges Padma Lakshmi

Hey, Top Chef! How about you pack up your knives and go home?

Really, I'm over it, aren't you? This season, shot last summer in Seattle, is a big bust. It hurts my eyeballs to watch and stabs at my civic pride.

It’s not just the usual trumped up drama or the lame challenges. It’s that the producers fail to show the city at its best. You know, like when host Padma Lakshmi declared Bite of Seattle one of our preeminent food events. Sheesh. Read more »


Fashion at the Opera: La Cenerentola

The stepsisters duke it out over the Duke (who is really his valet) in Seattle Opera's performance of Cinderella

I took my six year-old daughter, Ruby, to Seattle Opera’s rendition of Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) last week and we were both totally blown away by the costumes, which were bright, bold, graphic and totally over the top. Read more »