PNW Shop Owner and Amazonian Talks Fashion in Seattle

Rebecca Cornelius balances two jobs—shop owner and brand specialist for Amazon—but it’s her high-concept outfits that tip the scale

This article appears in print in the July 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. If you commute on the ferry from Bremerton to Seattle, you may have spotted Rebecca Cornelius, whose eclectic outfits, featuring statement outerwear and bold colors, frequently turn heads. The Amazon brand specialist and Nordstrom veteran uses the hour-long ferry ride to catch up on…

Andrew Hoge

Behind-the-Scenes With MoPop’s Fashion Exhibit Curators

Internationally acclaimed creative duo Sofia Hedman and Serge Martynov talk about 'A Queen Within,' their creative process and what’s ahead for the fashion industry

Regardless of your personal interest in the fashion industry, one fact is certain: What we wear can be a reflection of our mood or communicate a personal statement. That goes to the heart of the Museum of Pop Culture’s (MoPop) latest exhibit: A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes. The exhibit curators seem to want you to…

Andrew Hoge

Amazon Fashion’s Brittany Hicks Is Leading the Next Generation of Style Pioneers

'I want to empower girls who are interested in the behind-the-scenes work, such as finance and technology, to feel they have a clear path to succeed'

This article appears in print in the May 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. It was during a summer internship at Lehman Brothers in New York City, at the height of the Great Recession, that Brittany Hicks decided that finance was not her calling. She switched gears and enrolled in merchandising and textile courses at North Carolina A&T State…

Andrew Hoge

A MOHAI Exhibit Explores Seattle’s Fashion History

It's not all about flannel and Gore-Tex

From left to right: one-piece ski suit (1980s), silk evening gown (1937), wool ski ensemble (about 1948)

Gavin Borchert

MoPop’s New Haute Couture Exhibit Is Fit for a Queen

The new exhibit features fashion objects, garments and photos

PATTERN PLAY: MoPop’s new exhibit features fashion objects, garments and photos, including fashion photographer Omar Victor Diop’s 2013 print, “Aminata”

Gavin Borchert

Local Banker and Writer Presents a Stylish Take on the Art of Storytelling

“I’ve always wanted to dress formally and believe that doing so shows respect for my career and clients.”

This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but Masoud Torabi would probably say that number is on the low side. The banker and menswear influencer, who has charm to boot, started writing movie scripts at age 5 in his home country…

Andrew Hoge

The Seattle Women Behind the U.S. Expansion of Chinese Fashion Brand JNBY 衣如人生:中国著名时装品牌JNBY在美国成功发展背后的中国女人

母女二人组在美国传播中国时尚和文化 Mother and daughter duo bring Chinese fashion and culture to the U.S.


Man Wang

Local High School Teacher Gets an A+ in Style

Newport High School's Carolyn Marino earns bonus points for style both in and out of the classroom

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Carolyn Marino leads a double life. By day, she shapes young minds as an English teacher at Newport High School in Bellevue; in her off-hours, she updates her lifestyle blog, Hey Pretty Thing, often showcasing a new fashion find. Her personal style takes a…

Andrew Hoge

This Globe-Trotting Seattle Radio Producer Has Serious Style

KUOW-FM producer Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong has built a career on sharing other people’s stories, but her personal style is the real page-turner

This article appears in print in the October 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. It’s easy to focus on Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong’s striking ensembles when you first meet her. But you’ll quickly learn there are many layers to this writer turned communicator turned producer. The charming and witty first-generation Ghanaian-American, who was born in Sarasota, Florida, has enjoyed a…

Andrew Hoge