A few years ago I heard about an archaeological dig in China that unearthed a Chinese woman in her fifties who was so well preserved by her cypress wood tomb layered with clay and charcoal that she was perfectly intact, including her last meal of honeydew melon, the seeds of which were still in her stomach.
Just when you thought buying local couldn’t get any closer to home, it has, and there is already an apt hipster word for it: “uber-local.” As opposed to “local”, which designates food from within roughly 350 miles of the consumer, the term describes food products grown or produced within a radius of only ten miles.
Green Eileen is open in Columbia City. The store, at 4860 Rainier Ave. S, is the company’s first outside of New York, where 90,000 pieces of gently worn Eileen Fisher clothing have been resold and $1.5 million donated to charities. The idea behind Green Eileen is brilliant: for every piece of almost-new Eileen Fisher clothing you bring in to the shop, you get a $5 gift card towards your next purchase at Eileen Fisher.
Swimwear line Drifting Arrows has announced the launch of an online mercantile filled with everything you need for the beach while wearing one of their hip, locally-designed suits, including espadrilles, a towel, sunnies and a
The problem with most age-defying lotions, creams and serums is that the molecules in most cosmoceuticals, like hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring material in our bodies) are too large to be absorbed into the skin, which means that we're not really getting the biggest bang for our skincare bucks.
Call it a match made in heaven: leather designer Aykut Ozen will be showing his rock and roll and vintage workwear-inspired jackets during the Saturday, April 13 Ballard Art Walk at the stellar vintage shop Lucky Dry Goods (sister store to U District's Lucky Vintage). And when I say stellar, I mean, Lucky Dry Goods has an incredible array of pristine vintage for sale. Whatever your era of choice, you will find something there. Seriously.
Spring has sprung at Far4, so they’re cleaning house. Head to this downtown boutique on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and shop their sale table overflowing with items ranging in price from $1 to $50, with most ringing in at around $15.
First it was Irene Wood, she of the amazing beaded necklaces, who upped and move to Brooklyn last year, and now we’re losing handbag designer Crystalyn Kae to the Big Apple. While we wish them both success of course, alas we can’t help but feel a little bereft at the loss to our accessory design community here in Seattle.
For many years throughout my 20s and early 30s I worked as an herbalist (before becoming a shopping writer, natch) and have been interested primarily in natural beauty products since then. I like to put the purest ingredients possible on my body, just like I like to put the purest food (and best wine) in my body.
The Seattle-Bellevue Metropolitan Fashion Week is happening April 6 through 13, with an opening night event at Pratt Fine Arts Center and a closing gala at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Produced by fashion show producer and director Eduardo Khawam, the week’s festivities also includes a VIP reception at The Finerie and a Lean Goddess party at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue.
Built for Man designer Francisco Hernandez put on an amazing show at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on Tuesday, March 19. The crowd was attractive and well-heeled and the whole event felt very luxe, thanks to the gorgeous building, intriguing art and beautiful male models dressed in sleek, modern and impeccably made clothing.
Fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign, Capitol Hill–based cyclist and former marketing professional Ann DeOtte aims to put performance wear on the fashion map. The three-piece spring collection for her line Iva Jean (ivajean.com) includes a black skirt ($160), with a stretchy Lycra/polyester fabric that resists fading, moisture and abrasion, and a pleat that gives 12 more inches of movement when unzipped.