Styled: Shalonne Foster channels mod glam in ’60s vintage wear

Local fashion website creator Shalonne Foster re-imagines 1960s mod in a globally inspired wardrobe

For vintage dresses and coats:
Red Light Vintage Clothing
Two locations, including
Capitol Hill
312 Broadway Ave. E

For glam vintage accessories:
2020 Airport Way S

For edgy jeans:
DNA 2050
The Bravern
700 110th Ave. NE

WHY WE LOVE THE LOOK Busy gal Foster, a marketer, interior designer and the creative director for Fashion Network Seattle (, describes her Alexander McQueen–inspired look as “evolutionary,” but two style staples clutter her closet: a vast selection of luxe coats (including her much-loved vintage mink cape and classic trench) and mod, feminine dresses. Foster boldly accessorizes with oversized vintage jewels, colorful patterns and theatrical necklines, offset by one-of-a-kind purses and sky-high boots found on her travels to France and Greece.

THE ENSEMBLE: J. Hickey vintage mink capelet with silk lining and open arm enclosures, and vintage wool dress with black underlay and purple, green and tan print detailing, from Red Light Vintage; antique brass circle chain necklace, Sustalux; silk emerald green purse with ivory beading and bracelet wrist handles, a Sri Lanka find; Tsakiris Mallas two-color leather boots with 3-inch heels and leather wraparound buckle straps, a Greece find. Hair by Melissa Dodd for Gary Manuel Salon, makeup by Tiffany Nash Beauty.

Shalonne Foster

The Best Local Socks to Buy Now

The Best Local Socks to Buy Now

This city has a thing for socks. From top toe protection to no-slip all-stars, we’ve found the best bets for restocking your sock drawer

(From left to right)

1.  Sock It to Me
This Portland-based company has the corner on the whimsical-sock market. Go for the women’s Shakespeare-themed “Taming of the Shoe” or the men’s Multi Player gaming sock for a silly but sophisticated fashion statement. $11.50–$12,

2.  Darn Tough
The name says it all. Based in Vermont and manufactured exclusively in the U.S., these mid-calf, micro crew hike/trek socks are sure to keep your tootsies dry and happy on a hike. The fun colors will make you even happier to take off your boots at the end of the day. $20, available at

3.  Peony and Moss
Founded by Seattle local Eva Spitzer, Peony and Moss brings the pretty with these high-quality cotton socks. We like the Scandinavian pattern knee high, but the thigh high works well with the high-booted crowd. $30–$32,

4.  Mod Socks
Bellingham’s Mod Socks pays serious homage to its Northwest roots with its “Bigfoot Loves Washington,” a women’s knee sock, and the “Bear Necessities” crew sock for men. $10,

5.  Strideline
This Seattle-based company took the city by storm with its skyline lacrosse sock. Now it has come up with a new digital ink technology that brings photo-realism and hometown pride to your feet. Get the new skyline, Husky Stadium or the Sounders sock just in time for soccer season. $16–$18,

6.  Balega
The unique left/right construction and deeper heel pocket of these crew socks make them a favorite in local specialty running shops, such as Super Jock ’n Jill. Balega’s ultralight quarter sock, $13, has been called the sheerest, lightest sock on the market and has garnered lots of hard-core running fans. Available at Fleet Feet Sports Seattle, Capitol Hill, 911 E Pine St.; 206.329.1466;