Fashion-Forward Real Estate Agents Talk Personal Style and Success

Scott and Sean Bautista’s polished styles and successful careers in real estate prove that two heads are better than one

On Scott Bautista (left in first photo): suit: Suitsupply, Bellevue; pocket square: The Tie Bar; shoes: Thomas & Vine. On Sean Bautista (right in first photo): suit: Suitsupply; shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo, Bellevue; bracelet: Nordstrom, downtown

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This Seattle-based Startup Gives You Access to the World’s Top Stylists

Get style advice from the comfort of your own closet with Glamhive

Ready to refine your style for 2020? Local startup Glamhive is here to help

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Armoire Founder Shares Her Style Inspirations and Next Steps for the Startup

Ambika Singh helps outfit women in designer threads, but her aspirations—like her closet—continue to evolve

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. The brainchild of Eastside-raised, Dartmouth- and MIT-educated trendsetter Ambika Singh, local startup Armoire was launched three years ago as a kind of virtual closet and outfit rental service for savvy professional women. Singh wanted to save women “some serious time and frustration in the…

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Holiday Style Advice from 5 Chic Seattle Fashion Designers

‘Tis the season to make an entrance

The season of fancy holiday party invitations is upon us. And with it, a slew of annual sartorial conundrums that can be difficult to figure out in our casually inclined city. Not to mention tricky dress codes that might have you scratching your head. Lucky for you we have tapped five of the region’s most…

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Celebrity Hairstylist Chris Appleton Talks Seattle, Hair Essentials and Trends

The England-born trendsetter counts Kim Kardashian West and Jennifer Lopez as clients

Chris Appleton doesn’t get frazzled easily. In fact, the celebrity hairstylist admits that he works best under pressure, evidenced on Sunday evening as he floated between styling hair on models, sitting down for this interview then walking through choreography on stage. Appleton was in town to pass down the techniques behind his red carpet ready…

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Local Style Icon Anthony Tippins Shares His Keys to Success

A longtime fixture in the Seattle fashion scene, Anthony Tippins proves that refined elegance is always in style

This article appears in print in the October 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. It’s hard to miss Anthony Tippins, a statuesque former model who manages the downtown Nordstrom’s fragrance department and has offered his freelance services as the region’s go-to fashion show choreographer for nearly 30 years. But it’s Tippins’ ultrarefined demeanor and infectious optimism—despite a hard…

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An Exclusive Look at the Nordstrom Men’s Department Refresh in Downtown Seattle

The Metro Level’s new look gives new meaning to the phrase 'man of the cloth'

To discover the latest offerings for the fashion-forward man in Seattle’s downtown core you will need to venture underground. Nordstrom offered Seattle magazine an exclusive first look at the new and improved men’s department, the last step in a storewide refresh for the flagship location.  Famous for the Nordstrom Grill restaurant and iconic shoe shine…

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One Enchanted Evening: The Best Seattle Fall Fashions for a Glamorous Night Out

Step into Seattle’s new sartorial style: glamorous gowns, boldly patterned dresses, and statement-making jewelry and accessories

This article appears in print in the September 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. (Above) Cocktail HourCharcoal gray metallic brocade dress, $4,450, from Olivine Gabbro at Marios Seattle. “Raindrops” sterling silver and patina cuff bracelet with scattered diamonds, $8,580, from Todd Reed at Fox’s Seattle. “Emily” net embossed patent sandals in pink, $750, from Jimmy Choo at Neiman…

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These Well-styled Bumbershoots Are Challenging Seattle’s Umbrella Culture

Certain Standard 's handmade umbrellas were born from the idea that customers should not have to choose between fashion and function

Functional and stylish: handmade umbrellas from Certain Standard

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