If you have frequented vitamin, herb or natural food shops in the last 20 or so years, you have likely perused cosmetics from Gabriel and Zuzu Luxe. Launched by Gabriel DeSantino in 1992, those beauty lines have been all natural, vegan and gluten free since before it was cool, providing premier cosmetics for discerning women who care about what they put on their skin.
I cover Carole McClellan often because I really think she’s one of Seattle’s best designers and I totally love her rock and roll style. So, when there’s a chance to share her with my audience, I try to do just that.
In her continuing support of local talent, Clementine Shoes owner Linda Walsh is featuring the lovely cashmere creations from Paychi Guh on her website as her second featured designer (the first was Mia Fioravanti).
One of my fave local design teams, Grain, is going brick and mortar for a few weeks this November. From now until 11/24 ferry it over to Bainbridge Island and check out their Destination Pop-up in the Charrette storefront (130 Winslow Way E, across from Hitchcock) Thursday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. or by appointment.
If you’re into current fashion and watch TV, it’s hard to imagine you’ve never heard of Clinton Kelly, a smart, sassy and totally honest New York-based style expert, perhaps best known as the co-host (with Stacy London) of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” and most recently, on ABC’s “The Chew.”
I have a rough and tumble daughter who is always getting holes in her leggings (the only type of pants she’ll agree to wear). And while I can find them for cheap at Target, boy, would I love to not have to buy them by the bushel.
Where Portland has had seven contestants on Project Runway, Seattle has our fair share of ABC’s Bachelor/Bachelorette winners and contestants—Jason Mesnick, Catherine Giudici, Chris Siegfried and his fiancé Desiree Hartsock and former contestant Lindzi Cox, who, along with Neiman Marcus and Bar Method are hosting a denim event on Saturday, Novem
Aside from just about everything they carry, one of the best things about West Elm is how they partner with interesting local talent for fun in-store events. And in the next few weeks, just in time for burgeoning thoughts of holiday gift giving, they’re hosting two fun-sounding events that should not be missed.
You probably know the brand Calypso St. Barth as a go-to for summer tunics and flowing resort wear, but trust us, it offers some pretty great cozy-chic fall/winter options as well including some pretty luxe cashmere sweaters, sleek embroidered Boho velvet pieces, beaded silk, supple leather and loads of other fashionable treats.
Just got word that Gucci will be opening an 8,000 square foot store at The Bravern sometime in 2014. The Italian luxury retailer is taking over the spaces previously occupied by Piazza Sempione, Brooks Brothers and DNA 2050.
The new Gucci (the second in the Seattle-area, joining a downtown store) is intended to be a world flagship location for the brand.
A year after launching their partnership with Topshop in 14 stores nationwide (including the Southcenter location) and online, Nordstrom has announced an expansion of their popular store-within-a-store to Bellevue Square, bringing the total number of Nordstrom/Topshop collabs to 42 nationwide.
Back in the day, I owned a small online boutique that I stocked with apparel, accessories and art from small indie businesses from the Pacific Northwest. One of my fave finds was Portland jeweler (artist? genius?), Stephanie Simek, whose false eyelash and real quail’s egg necklaces were some of my inventory.