Seamless in Seattle 2012: The Top 13 Finalists

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The judges' votes have been tallied; the contestants have been given the word; now, see if your favorite designer made the cut. 

The following 13 contestants have been invited back for the second round of judging in the 2012 Seamless in Seattle contest; from these talented designers, who will emerge on top and be featured in our runway show and in the magazine? Stay tuned. (Follow Seamless in Seattle on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates.)

Congratulations to:

{Emerging Designers}

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Designer 2: 
Christine Chaney
Line: 3C: christinechaneyclothing

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Designer 3: 
Jennifer Charkow
Line: Stone Crow Designs

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Designer 5: 
Alicia Czerwiec
Line: Alicia Czerwiec Design

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Designer 6: 
Julie Danforth
Line: Julie Danforth

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Designer 7: 
Suzy Fairchild
Line: Suzy Fairchild

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Designer 9: 
Lindsay Lawrence
Line: Metemorphic Gear

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Designer 12: 
Tina Witherspoon
Line: glam.spoon: recycled style

{Student Designers}

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Designer 15: 
Sondra Elizabeth Colburn
Line: Sondra Elizabeth

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Designer 20: 
Christine Hynden
Line: OTUS and LILY, Wallflower Collection

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Designer 22: 
Krista Kelly
Line: Hoyden

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Designer 26: 
Sonia McBride
Line: Babecycle

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Designer 28: 
Erin Roby
Line: Erin Roby

 

{Bridal Designer}

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Designer 32: 
Victoria Glenn
Line: Victoria's Bridal Couture



 


New Skincare Company, 3B, Delivers Beauty by the Boxful

New Skincare Company, 3B, Delivers Beauty by the Boxful

A Seattle-based skin care company brings beauty breakthroughs to your door
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Goodies from a 3B beauty box

Ke Chen, cofounder of 3B (Beauty Beyond Borders), says skin care in Asia is approached the same way the French think about food. “It’s an art form,” she says. Chen, whose Seattle-based subscription beauty box company launched last year, says this “art form” can include a 10-step cleansing ritual and feature innovative, exotic ingredients like bee venom and snail mucus to soothe and repair skin.

 

Chen has found that obtaining these elite Asian skin care products stateside takes time and research, which is why she’s offering them via a home subscription service ($15/month), which delivers a collection of Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese skin care samples, such as the Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion from Taiwan and Leaders’ 7 Wonders Amazonian Acai Anti-Pollution Mask from South Korea. When subscribers find a product they can’t live without, they can shop for the full-size product on 3B’s website (the3bbox.com).

Local and national focus groups of bloggers, YouTubers and beauty influencers help Chen keep up on Asian skin care trends and determine what ends up in the boxes. You could say that 3B has skin in this game.