Conte de Fées, fairy tale in French, is a collection that takes its name and inspiration from the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The stories of princesses, magical forests and true love are reflected in the delicate chiffons and the floral lace. It features delicate textures with a mix of flat lace and a flower-like detail. Soft pink and ivory silks give the line a romantic and luxurious aesthetic.
The DALBY collection is inspired by Kodachrome film from the early 60′s. The vibrant hues and soft textural elements pay homage to the revolving snapshot of the slide projector, the soft focus and radiant light echoed in the plush cashmere wool blends and sumptuous fur collar. The coats feature oversized patterns, draped, cape-like silhouettes and rounded, raglan shoulders that suggest both vintage glamor and modern elegance. The DALBY customer is a creative professional in her mid-thirties who makes around $80,000 a year.
Jewelry designer Kimberly Baker has moved her shop a few times, from Fremont to Green Lake, and has now landed (or moored, as the case may be) in Phinney Ridge. Her new shop, Ship Song (hence the moored reference) is taking full advantage of the prime corner shop recently vacated by Hip Zephyr (who has decamped to Mercer Island), maximizing the small footprint into a sunny accessories boutique.
Magnolia-based, New York transplant designer Khadjiah Fulton has just launched White Space, a pretty, pretty jewelry line consisting of sweet, minimalistic, slightly rough-hewn pieces with a chic and modern sensibility.
I’m in love. This gal’s work is fantastic.
This month Gene Juarez has launched a sweet spa membership program for purposes of monthly stress relief.
$75 per month gets you your choice of a 60-minute massage, a 60-minute facial or a spa mani/pedi. In addition, members get 10 percent off other spa services (excluding waxing) and 20 percent off select spa retail products from Arcona, Kneipp and OPI. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to sign up.
If you gaze out over Elliott Bay this weekend you might catch a glimpse of the Hugo Boss yacht, a carbon fiber, 60 mono-hull racing boat with around 600 square meters of sail (that’s the size of a soccer field) helmed by British skipper Alex Thomson, who races her all over the globe.
Spend an evening with Valerie Steele, fashion historian, author and curator from the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) this Friday night, July 19m at 7 p.m. Steele will be in town to give a talk on the Japanese fashion influence and “revolution” in the 1980s as part of the SAM Talks series.
On May 2, The Four Seasons Hotel was all about wine and shoes and the women who love both, during the Seattle Children’s Home’s (SCH) third annual Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser. VIPs got an early-bird Neiman Marcus fashion show preview, and every guest caught up on the latest fashions while shopping in stylish pop-up boutiques and sipping fine wines. The $70,000 raised benefits SCH services, which include mental health and development support for children and their families.
There are 10 million cool things to do in Seattle this weekend (Queen Anne sidewalk sale, Ballard SeafoodFest, Sub Pop's Jubilee, West Seattle Summer Fest), including Urban Craft Uprising, an artisan-tastic event at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
If you have tickets, you're psyched, because Nordstrom's Designer Preview is tonight, which means that Erdem and Dries Van Noten will be gracing the runway, alongside Gucci and Oscar de la Renta. If you didn't get tickets, no worries, we'll have a recap for you, hopefully, tomorrow.
Here's a sneak peek at what's in store:
After a brief absence, Gilt City Seattle is back on the scene with weekly deals and a huge warehouse sale of mythic proportions. On Friday, July 26 at 415 Westlake in South Lake Union, from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., shoppers will save up to 90 percent off Gilt’s top designer brands, including women’s, men’s and kid’s fashion, as well as home goods and more, while sipping on sparkling wine. All for $5 per ticket. What could be better? *
To be honest, I’m kind of shocked by this news, because the store is so awesome and men’s wear is having a moment right now, but according to a message from Blackbird owner Nicole Miller on Facebook, she is closing her nine year-old brick and mortar store in Seattle on July 31 to focus on her successful wholesale line of incense, beard oil, soap and other products.