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MMH: Fashion Innovation

A look from MMH's Fall/Winter 2013 Collection: Spatial Awareness

Jonas de Varona's line, MMH, has been on radar for a few years now. In fact, I bought the most perfect white tee shirt from him a few years ago that I miss desperately. His vision is modern and innovative and I'm always thrilled by his work. Read more »


Bellingham’s Digs Moves to Ballard

Does this look like home to you?

Modern home and lifestyle retailer, Digs, is moving south from its Bellingham roots and opening a new, expanded location in Ballard. The store, which has been around since 2008, debuts in its 4,000 square foot space on Saturday, March 9 during art walk, in the same block as the Majestic Bay at 2002 NW Market St. Read more »


Earth Day 5K Training Week One: Done

Driftwood at Lincoln Park

Week one of my training for the Earth Day 5K went...MUCH better than expected. It was a mercifully gentle ramp-up that consisted of a quick warm-up followed by alternating two-minute runs with a cool down period, for 20 minutes total, every other day. Read more »


What's New With WyattOrr

Filli Dress in Black

Meet Liise Wyatt and Karly Orr of WyattOrr. They’ve been designing separately and together since 2006, which makes them veterans in the Seattle fashion scene. They knocked our socks off in the 2008 Seamless in Seattle contest, which they both won separately with their individual eponymous collections. We caught up with them recently to check in on what they’re up to and hear their thoughts on how this town treats its designers. Read more »


Call For Info: Long Gone Seattle Shops

An undated photo of the French gown shop at Frederick & Nelson

I'm on a quest and hope you can help. I'm talking to those of you who have lived here a long time, and have memories of a favorite store or two you used to love to frequent that is no longer around. I want to hear them! Dreamland? Retro Viva? Lipstick Traces? Klopfenstein's? John Doyle Bishop? 

For example:

I have memories of I. Magnin, the upscale department store with a Seattle presence from 1926 until it closed in 1993 and think often of the soft silk pants I got there during their liquidation sale. Read more »