Blue Luna

A little hint of Paris in Kirkland.

Tucked into an alley by Barnes & Noble behind Lincoln Square, Ivetta Arzumanov’s new Blue Luna is a charming trove of Parisian finds and cutting-edge garments from Italy and Spain. A former accountant and engineer, the Armenian native frequently travels to Europe to shop for herself—and now brings chic, minimalist finds, such as edgy, asymmetrically…

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Local Shopping Finds 2011: Trends

Three clothing and accessory ideas you'll want in your satchel before you head back to school this f

Oxford University (pictured above)Embrace fall’s thesis statement: The latest Oxfords mix prim and proper schoolgirl charm with bold laces and masculine-meets-feminine details for grown-up sass. Fom left to right: Bass “Reid” brown cocoa suede heel with contrasting cognac waxy milled leather panels, $79.95, available at Nordstrom downtown; By Hudson “Lita” gray and tan suede saddleback…

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Equestrian Meets Conference-Room Cool

Caterer Alissa Leinonen jockeys equestrian sass and professional style in classic jodhpurs, riding b

WHY WE LOVE THE LOOK: A busy mom of five and the owner of Gourmondo Catering in South Park, Bainbridge Island resident Leinonen doesn’t have time for two separate wardrobes. Instead, she incorporates the equestrian riding pants, structural tweed show coats and high-end cowgirl boots she wears to the barn into her 9-to-5 ensemble. “I…

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Our June Shopping Finds

Embracing lace with Kim McCormick, a new Madrona home décor shop and Liber-tees.

Laced InKim McCormick, 48, lets the fabric call to her when contemplating a new design; apparently lace has a big, loud crush on the Columbia City–based designer. Stacked with intricate laces, McCormick’s Kimmi Designs line combines Miss Havisham’s dusted elegance with an ethereal fairy vibe, layers of draped, body-conscious silhouettes, and embellished lace clusters at…

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Local Salons Take Portlandia’s “Put a Bird on It” Mantra to Heart

A new hippie-chic twist on the clip-on extension: feather extensions.

Local salons are taking Portlandia’s “Put a Bird on It” mantra to heart (or rather, to hair) with a new, hippie-chic twist on the clip-on extension: feather extensions. Made from rooster feathers, the extensions come in many colors, range in size from subtle to Big Bird, and take about ten minutes to attach, using a…

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Seattle Signature Styles

Perhaps it’s our laid-back, Left Coast view or the creative juices that fuel such an innovative city

To wit, there isn’t a cookie-cutter Seattle style. Some (regrettably) rock the socks ’n’ flops with their fleece, while others prefer the gritty polish of chicly layered scarves, leather jackets and knee-high boots. Though more apt to pound the pavement (or perhaps climb a mountain) than walk a red carpet, the 20 Seattleites on the…

Kate Calamusa and Michelle LaFrance