Shoppers can count on Essenza in Fremont for exquisite jewelry, refined kids’ stuff and candles, perfume and skincare from the finest lines, including Diptyque, Fresh and now, Kahina Giving Beauty, an organic argan oil-based luxury skincare company that helps protect and support the community from which it originates, the Berber women who run the argan oil co-ops in Morocco.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join Julie Gralow, MD, director of WE-CAN—the Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network, a collaboration with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UW Medicine and Fred Hutch—and Elizabeth Roberts (formerly Wraphabillement) at Canopy Blue on Thursday, October 28 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a Holiday Trunk Show.
Ballard’s not the only place to find Scandinavian style with a Pacific Northwest nod. Splendid Avenue, a charming web shop owned by Swedes Monika and Ewa (they prefer to keep things on a first name basis), stocked with fine quality Northern European goods, for home and body, provides shoppers with high style and a classic edge.
The Ruby Room is an excellent organization, run by West Seattleite Nyla Bitterman, that has been giving away free formal dresses to girls in need for 10 years, making prom a possibility for many of them. In 2012 the organization provided dresses to over 500 teens, and sponsored their first scholarship to a low-income fashion student at Seattle Central Community College.
We're huge fans of makeup artist Suresh's style: sleek, soft and modern. His GlossLUXE lipglosses are a mainstay in our makeup bag, and his newish line of lipsticks, flecked with crushed diamonds, rubies, amethysts and yellow garnets, are our newest obsession.
Last week was Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection, and as always, the shows were well attended, well produced and gave the area’s best-dressed glitterati a chance to bring out their bling, don their Louboutins and get a good look at fall trends through the lens of Vogue magazine and Bellevue Collection retailers.
Our sister magazine, Seattle Bride, is producing its first-ever Urban Unveiled on 10.11.12, having acquired the boutique wedding show from dynamic duo True Colors Events earlier this year. Typically, the words "wedding show" don't exactly convey images of opulence, glamour and celebration, but we assure you that Urban Unveiled is not your typical wedding show.
The big news in local fashion right now is Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection. From September 26 through 30, downtown Bellevue, with Lincoln Square, Bellevue Place and Bellevue Square at its locus, will be abuzz with reliably well-produced runway shows and fun beauty and trend events, both free and ticketed.
College-bound: “If only I had been in college in the 1950s,” says Matthew Parker. “I could have been the prepster poster child.” Alas, the West Seattle–based event planner and designer (his résumé includes everything from gala décor to Skillet Counter’s logo design) missed the style moment by fifty years, but has channeled the same spirit into his collegiate-esque ensembles of cuffed chinos, nerd-tastic eyeglass frames, seersucker jackets and boat shoes.
Last week marked the official 175th anniversary of Tiffany & Co., a landmark the iconic American company has marked by resetting the 128.54-carat, 135 year-old Tiffany yellow diamond in a platinum setting with 481 white diamonds totaling over 120 carats — just a little bauble.
With celebrity clients like Michelle Obama, Diane Sawyer and Jennifer Garner, Rachel Roy has established herself as the thinking woman’s clothing designer. Her collections are savvy, smart, wearable and touch on sexy rather than scream it. Perhaps best known for her apparel, Roy also does shoes. She’ll be at the Downtown Nordstrom store on Thursday, September 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to promote her Fall 2012 collections.
It’s the era of the high/low collaboration in fashion (Neiman Marcus and Target’s upcoming Holiday collection being the ultimate in incongruity) and Nordstrom has entered the fray this week as Topshop, one of Britain’s most beloved trendy high street retailers, set up shop in 14 of their stores throughout the country and online.
Seattle magazine's 2nd annual Seamless in Seattle fashion show was proof that Seattle has style! The five Seamless in Seattle award-winning designers presented their chic, sophisticated and totally wearable collections to 350 guests, picturesquely set underneath the glowing cars at the Seattle Art Museum.