Super, Model The "CURVES AHEAD" plus-size photo shoot in January’s issue of V magazine was an eye opener in more ways than one. There was no pandering on the slick, well-styled pages or in the sidebar on “How to dress 10 lbs. thinner!” Instead, on display: models in feminine, fashion-forward clothes, kohl eyeliner, red lips, windblown hair and, yes, unapologetic belly rolls, full thighs and plump, sumptuous arms. Could it be? Is what is regarded as “beautiful” becoming a little more inclusive?
The Blog Roll
Needle + Thread needleplusthread.com tweet: @kammartin Hosiery designer by day, North Seattleite Kam Martin stealthily peruses the markets and shopping districts for Seattleites with style, her expert eye trained for savvy Northwest bikers and fashion-forward hipsters, snapping quirky local trends like white-Keds-wearing dudes and the Buddy Holly-esque spectacle craze.
Le 21eme Arrondissement
J.H. Kellogg, cereal mogul, believed circumcision was a sure-fire cure for masturbation—particularly if the surgery was performed without chloroform so the boy could feel it. In the 1870s, his and similar views on male sexuality and hygiene set scalpels slicing across the United States, where the practice had previously been uncommon.
In the midst of health care reform and institutional consolidation, local hospitals and clinics are touting new facilities and programs in an effort to keep themselves current and comprehensive in the eyes of consumers. Undaunted, ELIZABETH M. ECONOMOU sifts through all the messages and provides the perspective to keep your blood pressure in check.
Seattle Signature Styles The 20 Seattleites on the following pages represent the epitome of local style, with day-to-day looks packing creative, personality-infused details. These style emblems embrace a larger trend: The “rules” of fashion need not apply. The Best Local Fashion Bloggers Snapping street style and talking eco-chic, our favorite local fashion bloggers are on the pulse of Seattle style.
In celebration of Tamara Murphy's new book, Tender: Farmers, Cooks, Eaters, Tamara along with Chris Curtis of the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, is hosting an all-day book signing event at the newly remodeled Reading Room at the Pioneer Square Elliott Bay Cafe this Thursday from 11am to 5pm. Or join Murphy for bubbles and bites (from the cookbook, natch) from 5:30 to 8:30pm (rspv to email@example.com).
Since we’ve got a year or two to go until the Mayan calendar runs out, there’s still a chance to think reflectively before the end of the world. There’s no denying that world has been changing, and so, too, our corner of it. Today’s Seattle is not the old Seattle that we knew. I’ve been sifting through our civic storage unit and have come up with a list that documents the changes. January is a good time to make such lists, because we can see clearly where we’ve been and where we are. It’s up to you to determine where we’re going in 2011.
It’s funny to look back at all the Y2K hand-wringing that was done when the calendar flipped from 1999 to 2000. Who knew we’d close out the decade worrying less about whether our computers would work than whether we could ever afford to retire? Or that we’d be surfing the Web on our cell phones and communicating through tweets and status updates?
WHY WE LOVE HER STYLE: Shiramizu, the owner of Momo boutique in the International District, has a very short style icon: her 7-year-old niece. So she often looks to girlhood’s flowy skirts and comfortable fabrics to pull together her easygoing style. “My style is a mix of Tinkerbell and Morticia from The Addams Family,” the I.D. maven says.
While pundits ponder the future of the novel, Seattle author Neal Stephenson has lodged it securely in the past. Stephenson (Snow Crash; Cryptonomicon), whose avant-garde science-fiction sagas explore cryptography, math and philosophy, recently released the first installment of his latest work, The Mongoliad, a parallel-world version of the Mongol invasion of Europe co-authored by several like-minded scribes.
Are you always first in line to try the latest thrill ride? Then get yourself to Whistler this winter for an attraction so cool it’s frozen. The Whistler Sliding Centre, site of the bobsled, luge and skeleton events at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, is offering the public a piloted four-man bobsled experience and a solo skeleton experience, which means anyone with enough loonies can slip-slide down the same ice chute as last February’s gold medalists.
If hockey is in your blood, it doesn’t matter how old you are: The need must be satisfied. Roddy Scheer has been skating for 30 years, and nothing gets between him and his Monday-night games with a bunch of guys who represent a true cross section of Seattle.