Last night an email bearing some pretty awesome news popped into my inbox: Rachel Comey will be making a personal appearance at Totokaelo on Saturday, May 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. The whole day, however, is a Rachel Comey extravaganza with a trunk show of new styles and a chance to check out the limited edition bedding made from choice textiles from previous seasons, created expressly for Totokaelo Art-Object
Longtime Seattle shoppers will remember Julie Merriman Wray as the proprietress of the now-mythic Olivine boutique that once graced Ballard Avenue NW. Perfume lovers will know her for Lulu Beauty—recently renamed Olivine Atelier—which includes a lush collection of fragrances whose heady scents are redolent of sweet pikake, sandalwood and Merriman Wray’s favorite sultry gardenia.
Big news from downtown’s Far4: Owner Jenny Hudak Klimenkoff has announced an expansion of a vintage corner she’s been testing out for a couple of months. Head in to shop from her current inventory of thoughtfully curated shoes, purses and scarves—clothing coming soon—or bring in your own treasures to consign. Here’s a bit of what she’s looking for, “anything cool, really. It doesn't have to be ‘vintage-y old’ or expensive as long as it's in good condition and is interesting.
Scout Vintage Rentals’ Jenn Elliott Blake has announced her intention of turning her vintage collection of vintage accessories, furniture, linens, fabric and pillows into an online marketplace of rustic chicness. To get the process rolling, she’s hosting a pop-up shop Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trophy Cupcake’s Wallingford Center party room.
Every year for the last 10 years, Northwest Hope and Healing, a local non-profit that provides emotional and practical support to the families of women going through breast and gynecological cancer treatment, has thrown a big party and fashion show as their annual fundraiser. $700,000 later, Style ’13, the eleventh annual Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good! event is set for this Thursday, May 9 at the Showbox Sodo.
First it was stitch-and-bitch knitting sessions—now, sewing circles are the rage among domestic artists. To accommodate Seattle’s social seamstresses, many local fabric shops are opening sewing studios, replete with high-end machines and notions, as hubs of support and creative camaraderie.
2013 marks the 25th year that Jerry Cohen has been making authentic reproduction sports jerseys in Seattle for his business Ebbet’s Field Flannels, which has a small storefront, open to the public, in Pioneer Square.
Who doesn’t love Anthropologie? We all wish we could move right into their dreamy stores and have their lovely, eclectic inventory all to ourselves. Imagine if their clothing section was your closet. My heart flutters at the thought.
Tacomans! You’re loving life right now. Lush, that emporium of body care goodness is opening up in your mall. Very soon!
In early May, you’ll be able to shop their ethically formulated and 100 percent vegetarian soaps, hair care, bath bombs, scrubs, creams and cosmetics on level one between Macy’s and Nordstrom in the brand’s fourth Washington state location.
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, but as a middle-aged woman, I’ll channel my inner “geriatric starlet” (to steal her phrase) and wear sunglasses by the inimitable Iris Apfel, the 92 year-old interior decorator and fashion icon instantly recognizable by her big, round black framed glasses and layers of amazing jewelry. The Metropolitan Museum of Art feted Apfel in 2005 during an exhibit named Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel, with a focus on her personal possessions and personal flair.
Enjoy your Mother’s Day a little early and head to this fun fabric flower making demo at West Seattle’s Clementine Shoes on Saturday, May 11 from 12 to 4 with local milliner Izzie Lewis. In addition to a fun frill to take home, Clementine will be offering special deals and $20 in Clementine Cash for attendees to spend in the store throughout May, that can be claimed at the store’s Facebook page.
The Endless Knot Warehouse Sale started Thursday, April 25 and runs through Sunday, April 28. This is a sale that always sneaks up on me and always happens on a weekend that I’m already busy, but Endless Knot is one of the best, under-the-radar shops in town, which makes me think that their warehouse sale is equally as good.