Rend & Hew fall 2014
Tightly fitted conceptual outerwear with crisp design details. Mixed fabrications to and versatility. Sculpted silhouettes as if carved or hewn from stone. Inspired by Japanese patternmaking techniques. Paired with soft, comfortable, draped base layer garments.
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 email@example.com 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.
Baby & Co.Owner Jill Donnelly shows no mercy at her annual summer sale, slashing prices by as much as 30 to 70 percent off retail and filling baskets with $25 and $50 scores. babyandco.usBarneys New York
Sure, jeans can be expensive, but finding a pair that fits well is worth its weight in gold. Beyond that, having a good experience while shopping for jeans is priceless. Generally, we’ve found that premium denim runs no less than $100 (even Gap jeans are $70), regardless of where you shop. So if you’re ready to drop some dime, why not choose a place that offers personalized service and complimentary alterations?
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.