Looks We Love from Bellevue Fashion Week

On the scene at this year's Bellevue Fashion Week
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Last Saturday, the 10th annual Bellevue Fashion Week wrapped up with the Front Row Fashion Runway Show at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The event was presented by Vogue, with extra special guests Vogue market stylist Cara Crowley and celebrity stylist, designer and editor Rachel Zoe in attendance.

The Bellevue Collection and the Kemper Freeman family raised more than $100,000 in donations, with Front Row Fashion generating $57,300 to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. The previous evening's Posh Party Trend Show raised $45,225 for Bellevue LifeSpring, a program and services provider for families and children.


Rachel Zoe at Bellevue Fashion Week

The fashion show rounded up the top fall trends, including designer looks from shops in the Bellevue Collection. Ms. Zoe’s entry into the event was surely cause for neck-craning, as showgoers hurriedly reached for their iPhones to snap a picture or two.

Runway looks focused on luxe, '70s-inspired floaty hemlines, shades of gray, layers of lace, tweed jackets, plenty of wool ponchos and lots of leather; just the ticket to get everyone excited for the fall season. To end the night in sophisticated and stately style, models strutted the catwalk in evening dresses and gentlemanly suits.



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.