GeekGirlCon hits the Washington State Convention Center this weekend, October 11-12. A melding of lady nerds of all varieties (scientists, gamers, techies, comic book fans and the like), this informative and entertaining extravaganza centered on geek girl culture hosts a slew of workshops, panel discussions, hands-on science experiements, a costume contest and networking opportunities. (There is still plenty of time to snag your passes if you haven't already.
As I get older and my concern for what people think of what I wear softens and my sartorial daring ramps up, I often think of these lines from Jenny Joseph’s poem “When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple”:
When I am an old woman I shall wear purpleWith a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
Fall has arrived and we can't wait to get our hands on cozy knits and plaid prints. Take a peek at some of our favorite fall finds, all sourced from local boutiques in Seattle. Special thanks to wardrobe stylist Tannya Bernadette and assistant stylist Jennifer Saul for putting together these fabulous looks. Look #1
It's going to be a glorious weekend for college football: Stanford vs. Washington, Notre Dame vs. Syracuse, Cincinnati vs. Ohio State. My dad, an Ohio State fan, just called with his prediction for that game (which has been the only thing on this Cincinnati fan's mind for months): UC 42 OSU 35. Go UC!
Sensory overload from the work week already? We've been there. Seattle has a host of lush locales to sweep you off of your tired, working feet. We've made your search trés facile by rounding up seven swanky spas located here and on the Eastside. We also chalked up some notes from our visits to help you make educated choices from each spa menu. Use that smart phone or tablet to read up on which spa is best for you and then turn all gadgets off as you embark on your Seattle spa-cation this weekend.
The Filson flagship store sits near Safeco Field, at the base of an off-ramp from the tangle of elevated roadways that lead to the freeways. Most people drive past the unassuming building on Fourth Avenue South with nary a glance, let alone a clue as to the retail wonderland that lives inside—or the legacy of outdoor gear that has been manufactured in Seattle since 1897.
Sometimes a fashion phenomenon comes along that unexpectedly catches fire and this year, it’s Normcore. In case you’re out of the loop, Normcore is all about dressing, wait for it, normally. Which means sensibly, anonymously—conspicuously inconspicuous—in mom jeans, practical shoes, fleece and often an oversized tee shirt with a logo on it from the 90s or early 2000s.
[kids’ clothing] Totara Back in July, entertainment industry veteran Daya Marron opened Totara (Madrona, 1130 34th Ave.; 206.765.7581; totarakids.com), a kids’ shop, in the tiny Madrona spot formerly inhabited by Driftwood. Fall brings a collection of artful and design-focused clothing, decor accents, books and toys for newborns to 6-year-olds from organic and otherwise eco-friendly designers from New Zealand and Australia.[heritage chic] Freeman Store
Join E! News host Giuliana Rancic at Southcenter for a champagne brunch, fashion show and pampering event on Sunday, September 14 in support of her charity, Fab-U-Wish, which grants fashion, beauty and celebrity-themed wishes for women undergoing treatment for breast or ovarian cancer.
The arrival of autumn is imminent and while we’re loving this late summer sunshine, our sartorial second sense is moving on to the colors, fabrics, layers and looks of fall fashion. We e-chatted with local gal made good, Trina Turk on what she has in store for the rainy season.
Upbeat party music blasted loudly and hundreds of teens anxiously waited with their camera phones ready (some even arrived at the break of dawn to stand in line) for the chance to meet Kendall and Kylie Jenner on Saturday at Nordstrom for the launch of their fall and winter shoes and handbags collection for Madden Girl.
Each season Neiman Marcus fashion director, Ken Downing, choses the trends he thinks are going to hit big with the style set—and fall is always a crucial list. This week, our local NM hosted a media breakfast with informal modeling of Downing’s top picks—many of which work perfectly for Seattle.