I took my six year-old daughter, Ruby, to Seattle Opera’s rendition of Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) last week and we were both totally blown away by the costumes, which were bright, bold, graphic and totally over the top.
Like looking forward to a little special beauty prezzie in your mailbox every month? Kirkland’s Love True Natural, the American distributor of several popular lines of 100 percent natural German organic beauty products, is launching a monthly True Beauty Box, which delivers just that to customers’ mailboxes on the regular, and completely customized.
Heel heights and toe shapes may go in and out of style, but you can never go wrong with a classic. These Marca oxfords—designed by Fremont resident Cat de Montjoye and her mother, Martha Jimenez, and crafted by artisans in their native Colombia—are a fine example of this timeless yet perfectly on-trend shoe. Construction of supple and durable leather, details such as patterned soles and textured finishes, and a moderately affordable price point set these shoes apart from the pack.
Dana Guyton, curator of virtual vintage shop, Sustalux, is setting up, for the third time no less, at Clementine in West Seattle on Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3 in a continuation of a fashion collaboration made in heaven. Sustalux’s throw back style is a perfect foil to Clementine’s modern sensibility, and both retailers will be stocked to the hilt with fun stuff, perfect for your Valentine plans.
Mia Fioravanti showed up on our radar thanks to a tip from Juniper boutique owner Lisa Clinton, whose Madrona shop was the first in town to carry this Beacon Hill designer. “Her designs are so simple and elegant. I was immediately drawn to them,” Clinton says. “The drape and style of her pieces are well thought out, and flattering and comfortable on a range of body types.” The same goes for age, says Fioravanti, who isn’t trying to design for the younger demographic alone.
Seattleite Natalie Russo is taking eyelashes to new heights (one could argue, never before seen heights) with sets of incredibly zany handmade false ones.
The sky is the limit with Russo's Eyelash Jewelry collection: grapefruits, bubble bath accoutrements, unicorns, glow in the dark googly eyes—her designs are a perfect nod to Seattle’s rave and festival culture.
Chances are you’ve heard of the BluePrint juice cleanse. Michael Kors does it. Jason Wu does it. Rachel Roy and Blake Lively do it. Ali Brownrigg does it (ok, just did it) and now, thanks to its recent launch at area Whole Foods, you can do it to. (Although, BluePrint will also deliver directly to your door through the mail if you're not close to a Whole Foods.)
This February, Savvy shoppers will notice a change in the department: a disctinct shift towards more affordable, youthful and completely of-the-moment and on-trend looks. Brands entering the fray include Viva Vena Cava, Leith, Mink Pink and others.
More sales on fall/winter inventory! And we've got so much more winter to go!
Butch Blum is hosting their semi-annual sale with 25 to 40 percent reductions on all men’s and women’s fall/winter collections with designs by Blumarine, Luciano Barbera, John Varvatos, Martin Margiela, Moschino, Giorgio Armani and more.
I’m lazy. If I’m going to eat something that’s good for me, it’s got to be delicious, which is why I have a hard time eating right. I love vegetables, especially in cheesy gratins, which is counterproductive, and I’m a sugar and carb fiend with unpredictable blood sugar issues, which makes my cravings wicked mean when I try to fast.
It’s still new in the New Year, there’s time to re-up your follow through on your resolutions in case you feel yourself slipping. In that spirit, I’ll be posting about a different aspect of clean living each day this week—as much for myself as for you.
This week: Bar Method
In a bid to take over the waxing world, The Wax Bar owner Karen Jahn has opened a new location in Laurelhurst this month, joining salons in West Seattle and Ballard.
The Wax Bar offers personal waxing services from the brow to the bikini lines, ears, nose and toes, a very special service that involves a Brazilian and a Swarovski crystal tattoo, and all manner of facials and other skincare.
In addition, The Wax Bar is the only spa in Washington state with a liquor license, for enjoyment and liquid courage.
That caught your eye, didn't it? Gordon James Fine Diamonds is a new jewelry store in Bellevue with an amazing pedigree. Gordon Raine, the man with the bling, has been making the region sparkle a little brighter for decades, and is interested in giving you a little post-holiday gift. Sign up for emails at their (in-progress) website and be entered to win a $1000 gift card. Which will go a long way towards making 2013 a very good year. Good luck!