Fashion & Style

Monday, 02/04/2013 6:56 PM
I’m a little obsessed with Kickstarter—the popular crowd-funding website—and often get lost in the site, checking out the cool, weird and improbable campaigns that people launch. I’ve always loved the thought of being a benefactor, and Kickstarter is a great way to do that on a micro-level, since a few bucks often makes all the difference to these ideas.
Monday, 02/04/2013 6:16 PM
Vancouver, BC-based retailer, Aritzia, has announced that their first Seattle location will open on March 14 in University Village. If the name is familiar, it’s because they already have a boutique in Bellevue Square, their first in the US, which has been open since 2007. The brand started out as one boutique in Vancouver in 1984 and now has 50 worldwide, including 13 in the US.
Friday, 02/01/2013 6:56 PM
trove shop in ballard
After years of thrift-shopping for personal wear and pleasure, vintage fans Sara Leonard and Cyrena Preszler, took the plunge into retail last October, opening Trove Vintage Boutique in Ballard. This treasure-filled shop, with walls of lemon yellow and white stripes, accented by robin’s egg blue, and lit by hanging Mason jar pendant lamps, is filled with nicely edited, impeccably displayed clothing, accessories and home décor booty.
Friday, 02/01/2013 12:00 AM
Laurel Dasso leathers
A simple leather tote bag, reliably versatile and able to carry almost anything asked of it, can weather the winds of time.
Thursday, 01/31/2013 6:58 PM
Head East to Kirkland’s Blue Luna (127 Lake St South) for a sale to beat all sales.
Thursday, 01/31/2013 6:18 PM
barneys jewelry
Barneys is hosting a Pre-Valentine’s Day Hoorsenbuhs trunk show on Saturday, February 2 from 12 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, 01/31/2013 5:04 PM
Those of us who love to treasure hunt at thrift shops often dream of finding a priceless score, either a long lost piece of art from an established master or a couture piece from a major designer—something that fits us perfectly or that we can sell for a huge return. Or, I guess donate to an art museum, which is exactly what Goodwill did with a beaded Native American vest donated to the store in 2006.
Wednesday, 01/30/2013 6:41 PM
I was hit hard by a brutal cold this week, and the best thing to come out of it—aside from a newly found guilty TV pleasure in Nashville—I was able to catch up on The Fashion Fund*, a Hulu.com exclusive reality show that follows 10 finalists in the CFDA/Vogue contest of the same name, where struggling fashion talents vie for a grand prize of $300,000 (and two runner-up prizes of $100,000) to help their
Tuesday, 01/29/2013 9:20 PM
Back in 2010 I was a judge for both the Art Institute of Seattle’s student fashion show and Seattle mag’s Seamless in Seattle emerging designer contest (details for the 2013 Seamless coming soon!) and Kent-based designer Cindy Marlatt was a winner at both of them for her flowing and ethereal creations. Another thing that made her stand out in my mind is that she's a funeral home director as a day job. That’s a creative combo you don’t often hear about.
Tuesday, 01/29/2013 8:23 PM
zara clothing
First it was H&M, then Topshop in Nordstrom, now Zara, the last holdout in the low-priced, high-trend, fashion forward European retail chains, is coming to Seattle.
Tuesday, 01/29/2013 8:36 PM
seattle sniffs
Seattle has long been a hotbed of airplanes, coffee and technology, and now fragrance may be added to that illustrious list. Last summer, perfumer Christi Meshell created Seattle Sniffs, a community of more than 30 olfactory artisans who use oils in the pursuit of perfumery.
Friday, 01/25/2013 8:00 AM
harman london
If a slew of late-night holiday parties has left your complexion feeling less than sparkling, you may find salvation in newly launched Harman London skin care. Based in Olympia, Harman London (the name combines founder Ross MacQuarrie’s middle name and hometown) takes a minimalist approach to skin care, with products free of parabens, sulfates and pore-clogging gunk.
Thursday, 01/24/2013 10:19 PM
I took my six year-old daughter, Ruby, to Seattle Opera’s rendition of Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) last week and we were both totally blown away by the costumes, which were bright, bold, graphic and totally over the top.
Thursday, 01/24/2013 7:02 PM
True Beauty Box
Like looking forward to a little special beauty prezzie in your mailbox every month? Kirkland’s Love True Natural, the American distributor of several popular lines of 100 percent natural German organic beauty products, is launching a monthly True Beauty Box, which delivers just that to customers’ mailboxes on the regular, and completely customized.
Wednesday, 01/23/2013 10:44 PM
marca oxfords
Heel heights and toe shapes may go in and out of style, but you can never go wrong with a classic. These Marca oxfords—designed by Fremont resident Cat de Montjoye and her mother, Martha Jimenez, and crafted by artisans in their native Colombia—are a fine example of this timeless yet perfectly on-trend shoe. Construction of supple and durable leather, details such as patterned soles and textured finishes, and a moderately affordable price point set these shoes apart from the pack.