Menswear is having a moment. Dudes are donning blazers, ties, chinos, wing tips and even cravats these days, and are really embracing a more formal approach to dressing. It’s nice. We like it and want to encourage it.
So, who’s tried a cronut? The pastry hybrid smash sensation from Dominque Bakery New York City that has been causing otherwise sane people to stand in line for hours, just hoping they won’t be told: “Sorry, we’re sold out.”
No? Me neither. I’m not much for waiting around for food, a non-aerobic exercise that makes me very cranky.
Summer is officially over, but before giving into the autumn blues, get a load of all these cool events coming right up. Here are a few delicious dates you’re going to want to lock down on your calendar:
Must RunwayBellevue Collection Fashion Week(Through 9/29, times vary) — Bellevue Square merchants, Vogue and new this year, GQ, come together for a fashion extravaganza, including a men’s fashion show, a curated-by-Vogue runway show and a hair show from Seven Salon.
It’s been a full harvest of bar news and notes, with lots of bubbly things happening in the Seattle bar world, including special events, openings and more. While the below is not an exhaustive list (which would just get, well, exhausting) these highlights will help you set your fall drinking agenda.
Neiman’s is trying to compete for your fashion attention on Saturday, September 28 with their Cusp Event from 2 to 6 p.m. (luckily you can do this and still make the Vogue show at The Bellevue Collection if you’re tenacious). Cusp is Neiman’s contemporary and emerging designer section (Vince, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Robert Rodriguez) and this year’s ad campaign is focused on the edgy women of rock and roll, namely Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle, ZZ Ward and Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums.
Lambs Ear in Fremont is welcoming stylist Ciara Ramos and her new project, DA:DA colección, a pop up shop filled with “wearable vintage that’s interesting looking rather than ‘retro’ looking,” she explains. “I'm doing all the styling and photography myself—the stark, sometimes off-kilter Juergen Teller-esque vibe is very intentional… wanted to try something that was completely my vision thru and thru.”
Apparently it's National Punctuation Day, guys. On this day, we give thanks for all the sentence structure-y things that our friends the comma, period, semicolon, colon, ellipsis and (my personal fave) the em dash do for us. Also, it's a grand day to mock others who use apostrophes and quotation marks incorrectly.
Jason Wu and Nordstrom are totally besties right now. The designer returned to the city for the second time in a month last week (the first was a personal appearance for his Nordstrom exclusive clothing collection, Miss Wu, at the Bellevue store) to chat about his Lancome makeup collection, also a Nordstrom exclusive.
Hey dude! Yes, you. The guy in shorts and T-shirt and flip flops walking through the Metropolitan Grill dining room carrying a bottle of electric blue Gatorade: Get a clue and put on a nice outfit, huh?
Seriously, the Met is one of the few places in Seattle where people dress up, especially on a Saturday night and you look as if you’re heading to a Grand Theft Auto marathon. Please!
I spent the last three days and nights ingesting a crazy amount of food and bev at FeastPDX, the Bon Appetit-sponsored food fest in the Rose City. It was the festival's second year; I attended last year as well. And while I had no complaints about last year, overall I think this year's festival was better: more events, a few free events, some very good tasting panels and speakers, and of course, the primo events: the Sandwich Invitational, Night Market and High Comfort.
Seamless in Seattle accessory co-winner Joanna Morgan has announced two trunk shows this fall. The first, on Thursday, September 26, is from 5 to 8 p.m. at Far4 and the second, on October 12 from noon to 5 p.m., is at Clementine in West Seattle. Expect the latest designs from her Talisman collection as well as one-of-kind pieces for the diehard fan.