It’s always a thrill to stumble upon a new local designer who sets my Spidey sense off and Lu. by Jenny Fort has done it. Her Line No. 1 collection, currently looking for funding on Kickstarter is a two of my favorite things: chic and unique. Silhouettes are nontraditional, unless drop crotch MC Hammer pants are your standard, and will fit a range of personal styles and body shapes.
Must Be AfraidGet in the Spooky Spirit with Carrie: The Musical(Through 10/26, times vary) — Check out the Broadway take on Stephen King’s unsettling tale, as interpreted by Seattle’s own Balagan Theatre. Prepare for pig’s blood on prom night!
It’s the spooktacular time of year, and the houses in my neighborhood are adorned with spider webs, tombstones, creepy crawlies and other items that go bump in the night. Not only is this chilling holiday nearly here, but it’s also the perfect time to watch monster movies). Of course, you should never watch a movie – any movie – without the perfect drink, so here are a couple creepy cocktails for your next fright fest.
As the bridge-and-tunnelification of the Pike-Pine corridor steadily pushes residents of the Hill out of the area, especially on weekend nights, businesses are branching out into other corners of the hill. We watched the wave hit the crest of the hill three years ago, leaving the Melrose Market in its ebb. Then 12th was conquered (Ba Bar, Presse & Stumptown, Von Trapp's).
Now everyone's got 19th in their sights. In the next few months, two new restaurants will open, one will expand, and a grocery will move in.
Like Halley’s Comet, a sample sale from esteemed local designer (and an Editor's Choice from our September issue) Carole McClellan doesn’t come around very often, so when it does, you should know about it and attend it. Especially if you’re a fan of McClellan’s masterful use of vintage fur, repurposed leather and rock and roll vibe.
Full Tilt's Justin Cline is a huge music enthusiast--his original shop in White Center providing a venue for local performers from the get-go--so it seems particularly fitting that he created a special ice cream as a tribute to grunge icon Mudhoney's 25th anniversary.
Hobnob with footwear giant Steven Madden on Saturday, October 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Bell Square Nordstrom, along with TV personality and brand ambassador Julissa Bermudez (106 & Park, Empire Girls). Madden will be taking photos with shoppers and signing complimentary tee shirts and tote bags. There will be a surprise guest DJ, a chance to win a pair of Steven Madden shoes and a special gift with a Steven Madden purchase.
Swink Style Bar co-founder and mom, Natalie Angelillo, has a new project. SwopBoard, a recently launched online marketplace is the place to go if you have gently used stuff with a lot of life left in it, that you want to sell. Geared towards parents, the good news about SwopBoard is that a minimum of 10 percent of your transaction is donated directly to the school of your choice.
Michael Cepress is on roll. A successful Kickstarter campaign made his men’s and women’s ready to wear collections a reality, he orchestrated a successful runway show and the recent launch of his online store has taken his clothing to the masses.
Nordstrom is launching a new concept this week, a pop-in, rather than a pop-up, I suppose—an series of themed shops at only eight stores, including the downtown flagship.
The first pop-in, which opened October 10, is French Fling, a curated selection of French-inspired goods, from clothing to accessories for both men and women, including items from Rodarte, Repetto, A.P.C. and Kenzo.
Must Go GlamBellevueGet Ready for Serious Style at DIFFA Glam: Tablescapes(10/10, 6 to 9 p.m.) — Expect nothing but tip-top tabletop design at GLAM: Tablescapes, a style-filled soiree hosted by the Seattle chapter of Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA).