Textile designer Lindsey Bender uses a world of natural dyes when hand-painting the whisper-soft, light wool scarves for her line, Coulee. Onion skin imparts a yellow hue; cochineal—an insect that feeds on nopal cactus in Mexico and other arid climates—gives the fabric a fuchsia tone, much like the color of the fruit of that plant; madder root, an ancient dye found in archaeological sites dating back to the Egyptians, adds a gentle orange; and logwood, a serene gray or purple.
Spring officially hits on March 20, which means we’re mere moments away from balmier weather. Get your winter self into shape for the skimpier season with this promotion from three local body-beautiful businesses.
On March 7, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is releasing Others Like Us (OLU), the charitable organization’s first-ever apparel collection intended to bring a more human face to the issue of homelessness in our city.
Origins of style: “I can remember in the early 1980s when I was in sixth or seventh grade asking for a pink sweater and subscriptions to Vogue, Interview and GQ for Christmas,” says 41-year-old Nordstrom personal stylist Brent Martin—requests that made him quite an original in small-town Colorado, where he grew up.
Sweet Petula bodycare creator, Formulary 55 owner and longtime fixture in the Seattle-area retail scene, Cordelia Smith, announced yesterday that she's moving herself and the biz down to Pueblo, Colorado (for the affordable living and high quality of life). Starting today, Smith will not be open her normal business hours, but does plan to open the store a few more times before hightailing it out of here towards the sun.
San Francisco-based beauty expert Victoria Tsai’s fine skincare line, Tatcha, has just launched at the Seattle Barneys. With formulations based on traditional Japanese ingredients combined with modern science, and inspired by beauty secrets of the geishas, Tatcha products are exquisite—and exquisitely packaged.
A well-fitted button up shirt can do wonders for a woman’s figure, in my humble opinion. Done right, it buttons without gaping, hugs the lines of her back and sides without bulging, shows off her lovely hourglass shape and strikes a very sophisticated and polished cut of her jib. Too often, though, the fit is not correct, and both gaps and bulges are present, which is probably why many women have sworn off fitted tops that button up the front. I know I have for the most part, opting instead for looser fitting blouses and knitted tops.
The real brunt of winter is hopefully behind us, and our winter was no polar vortex, but the dry and itchy skin that results from being inside with the heater cranked has just been brutal this season.
Kiehl’s, one of my favorite American heritage brands, has just launched two new products, sent from heaven to relieve the parched visage that stares back from the mirror each morning.
Make a purchase from Sarah Jessica Parker’s Nordstrom-exclusive SJP Collection of shoes, handbags and trench coat between February 28, when it launches and March 5, when she makes an in-person appearance at the downtown store, and meet the woman herself.
Today, February 14, is a big one for Nordstrom—and for rap superstar Drake. This Valentine’s Day marks the launch of Nordstrom’s fourth Pop-In concept shop, Heartbreakers Club, and the first time that Drake’s clothing collective, October’s Very Own (OVO), will hit the retail racks.
Shopping for a prom dress with a teenage girl is a memorable experience, as much for the thrill of it as for the potential for a meltdown. A failed search for just the right gown for her daughter’s prom, combined with a profuse love for all things sparkly, prompted West Seattle–based Crista Martin to open Dolce Bleu (3220 First Ave. S; 206.420.7320; dolcebleu.com) last fall, a formal dress shop in a soaring SoDo warehouse space stocked with a bevy of beaded and sequined gowns appropriate for proms, galas, weddings and pageants.
It’s been a few days and your fanicure is probably looking a little worse for wear. Lucky for you, Wink in Bellevue is hosting a Manicure Marathon from February 7 through 14 with special pricing on mani/pedis in order to get gussied up for your Valentine.