Spring Fashion: The Forecast

Fashion braves the elements with a Northwest mix of high style and quintessential outerwear.
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HAUTE WHEELS
A blend of couture and bike messenger gear paves the way for a new look, sans Lycra bodysuit, but with the same fierce attitude. Jil Sander sleeveless nylon vest with cashmere lining, $1,840, Neiman Marcus. Patagonia black pullover polyester nano-puff jacket, $159, REI, layered over Marni “Maglia Dolcevita” beaded turtleneck cashmere knit sweater with crushed velvet front panel, $1,325, Neiman Marcus, and Luly Yang “Onyx” strapless leather cocktail dress with embellished circle cut-out detailing, $1,200, Luly Yang Couture. Pearl Izumi Select three-quarter-length thermal fleece bike knickers, $80, Pearl Izumi Select Gel gloves, $35, and Giro "Section" matte gold bike helmet, $19.83, all from REI. Linus bike from Dutch Bike Co.

 MOUNTAIN HIGH
Whether ascending Pike/Pine or climbing the social ladder, trade up the fleece-and-jeans ensemble for its sleek, sophisticated cousin of cashmere, fur-lined boots and belted layers. Nau alloy stripe- patterned recycled polyester blazer with down fill, $215, layered over Marmot “Precip” grass green nylon rain jacket, $99, both from REI. Giorgio Armani blue and green watercolor pattern cashmere knit vest, $1,125, and 3.1 Phillip Lim blue flat-front skinny trouser pant, $275, both from Neiman Marcus. Nordstrom BP brand “Search” lace-up brown leather booties with shearling lining, $139.95, Nordstrom. Hitchcock “Bug Off” gold chain link necklace with recycled object pendants, $250, Nube Green. Oakley Eyepatch 2 blue and clear plastic sunglasses, $100, and Nathan “Trail Mix” waist pack, $45, both from REI. 

SEA WEAR
The Deadliest Catch goes debonair: Wade in deep with Filson’s waxed chaps, easygoing layers and feathery accessories perfect for snaring fish (or fishermen). Akris Punto sand-colored cotton button-up blouse with belt, $595, Neiman Marcus. REI Sahari nylon blend patterned shirt, $42.50, and Royal Robbins three-ply nylon backcountry shorts, $50, both from REI. Filson waxed tin cotton cloth chaps paired with straps of same material, $70, and layered over Chanel “Bottes” knee-high riding boots, $1,500, Neiman Marcus. Brunello Cucinelli leather necklace with feather trim (detail opposite), $215, also from Neiman Marcus. Two Aireheart by Sydney crystal beaded lariat necklaces, $325 each, Butch Blum.

 

RAINED OUT
Arm yourself with a chic rain cloak and cap to challenge the dreary drizzle in cheery pops of persimmon, goldenrod and teal. Wraphabillement “Le Sportif” turmeric cloak-style Schoeller C_Change fabric rain coat, $745, line available at Nordstrom or Wraphabillement. Prada “Cotone Microrib” striped cotton shirt with Peter Pan collar, $495, Eric Javits patent crocodile rain hat, $175, and Theodora & Callum linen viscose ikat print head scarf, $175, all from Neiman Marcus.

BOARDED UP
Tackle the concrete jungle with laidback cool in a designer knit dress and nylon slicker that channels both Punky B. and funky. Nikita “Anat” burgundy/coral/gray-paneled nylon slicker, $94, Snowboard Connection. Maison Martin Margiela MM6 dark gray cowl-neck sheath viscose rayon dress layered over same style MM6 dress in light gray, $195 each, both from Butch Blum. REI ribbed polypropylene/rubber/cotton belt, $19.50, REI. Nike 6.0 “Braata” red and black leather sneakers, $70, and Volcom “Mixer” adjustable gray wool hat, $23, both from Snowboard Connection. Snocon Pike Place Market skateboard provided by Snowboard Connection.

 

STORE COORDINATES
Butch Blum: Downtown, 1408 5th Ave.; 206.622.5760; butchblum.com

Filson: SoDo, 1555 4th Ave. S; 206.622.3147; filson.com

Luly Yang Couture: Downtown, 1218 4th Ave.; 206.623.8200; lulyyang.com

Neiman Marcus: The Bravern in Bellevue, 11111 NE 8th St.; 425.452.3300; neimanmarcus.com

Nordstrom: Multiple locations, including downtown, 500 Pine St.; 206.628.2111; nordstrom.com

Nube Green: Capitol Hill, 921 E Pine St.; 206.402.4515; nubegreen.com

REI: Multiple locations, including South Lake Union, 222 Yale Ave. N; 206.223.1944; rei.com

Snowboard Connection: South Lake Union, 263 Yale Ave. N; 206.467.8545; snowboard-connection.com

Wraphabillement: Madison Park, 3121 E. Madison, Suite 206A; wraphabillement.com  

PROPS:

REI; Snowboard Connection: See contact info above.

Dutch Bike Co.: Ballard, 4741 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.789.1678; dutchbikeseattle.com 

CREDITS:

Styled on set by Shannon Hopkins and Lily Karsten

Stylist’s assistant: Greg Simons; Photographer’s assistants: Noah Forbes; Cameron Karsten

Hair and makeup: Renee Majour/Celestine; Model: Vanessa Horn/TCM 

THE FORECAST FASHION SHOW:

See these and other looks on the runway at The Forecast fashion show on March 14 at Benaroya Hall, as Seattle magazine marries high style with outerwear to create a unique blend of Seattle style: chic, fashion forward and best of all, weatherproof. For tickets and more information, visit seattlemag.com/the-forecast.

 

New Skincare Company, 3B, Delivers Beauty by the Boxful

New Skincare Company, 3B, Delivers Beauty by the Boxful

A Seattle-based skin care company brings beauty breakthroughs to your door
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Goodies from a 3B beauty box

Ke Chen, cofounder of 3B (Beauty Beyond Borders), says skin care in Asia is approached the same way the French think about food. “It’s an art form,” she says. Chen, whose Seattle-based subscription beauty box company launched last year, says this “art form” can include a 10-step cleansing ritual and feature innovative, exotic ingredients like bee venom and snail mucus to soothe and repair skin.

 

Chen has found that obtaining these elite Asian skin care products stateside takes time and research, which is why she’s offering them via a home subscription service ($15/month), which delivers a collection of Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese skin care samples, such as the Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion from Taiwan and Leaders’ 7 Wonders Amazonian Acai Anti-Pollution Mask from South Korea. When subscribers find a product they can’t live without, they can shop for the full-size product on 3B’s website (the3bbox.com).

Local and national focus groups of bloggers, YouTubers and beauty influencers help Chen keep up on Asian skin care trends and determine what ends up in the boxes. You could say that 3B has skin in this game.