With celebrity clients like Michelle Obama, Diane Sawyer and Jennifer Garner, Rachel Roy has established herself as the thinking woman’s clothing designer. Her collections are savvy, smart, wearable and touch on sexy rather than scream it. Perhaps best known for her apparel, Roy also does shoes. She’ll be at the Downtown Nordstrom store on Thursday, September 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to promote her Fall 2012 collections.
Our fearless arts and culture editor took on the Great Wheel to promote her top picks from our Fall Arts Guide on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. Watch the full episode to enjoy an interview with artist Cassandra Blackmore, who shatters glass on purpose, and to hear a live performance from indie rocker Rocky Votolato. Finally, watch all of Brangien's segment to hear Nancy's (impromptu) review of the "great" ride right at the end:
What's that you say? You've never read the U.S. Constitution from start to finish? Or did you just mean you haven't read it aloud, on stage, with friends and strangers watching you, and stirring musical accompaniment spurring you forward?
Well, now you can.
It’s the era of the high/low collaboration in fashion (Neiman Marcus and Target’s upcoming Holiday collection being the ultimate in incongruity) and Nordstrom has entered the fray this week as Topshop, one of Britain’s most beloved trendy high street retailers, set up shop in 14 of their stores throughout the country and online.
Often we talk about the restaurant industry, and it's understood that we mean the line cooks and chefs, servers, restaurant owners, farmers, purveyors, bussers, dishwashers and so on. Less so, peripherally, the media that covers them.
One of the most important seasons is upon us: tailgating. I believe football has also started.
I’ve never turned down a beer served from the bed of a pickup truck, but I think it’s not a bad idea to serve a beverage that’ll set your pre-stadium experience above the rest. With that in mind, here are five fan-tastic drink recipes for pre-game parties.
MUST SEEMaldoror Seattle’s ever-innovative UMO Ensemble combines poetry, film, athleticism and outlandish imagination to illuminate its newest character: Maldoror, whose dark soul is brought to life by virtuoso acrobatics, zoomorphic costumes and experimental electronic music. Peek inside the mind of evil, if you dare.9/13-9/15; 8pm. $12–$15. Northwest Film Forum; 1515 12th Ave., 206.329.2629; nwfilmforum.org
The team behind one of our favorite food trucks, Marination Mobile, will open a second brick-and-mortar location. Named Marination ma kai (after a Hawaiian phrase that roughly translates to "near the sea"), the restaurant will be located on Alki's beachfront.
Open 6am-10pm daily, the new location will serve Marination's already popular Hawaiian-Korean fare for lunch and dinner, in addition to "island breakfast staples" and some new items (Hawaiian shave ice!).
If you haven't already, add the new and locally-produced literary magazine, The Monarch Review to your reading list. In addition to publishing works by local and emerging writers regularly online, its Seattle-based team of editors have released two excellent print editions, available for purchase in bookstores around the city and online ($10)...and I hear there is a third on its way.
It seems there's a lull every late summer, a time when only a couple of restaurants open their doors. Makes sense: Most hope to open before the big summer eating rush, a time when profits can almost double thanks to extra seating outside, and extra drinking to toast blue skies and sun-kissed skin.
We're just coming out of that lull and we're now on the verge of another swell of restaurant openings. Here are a few of the restaurant's I'm excited about.
Because we couldn't figure how to do an animated GIF in print. Only kidding. Sort of.
Seriously though, you should reference Brangien Davis' helpful (and entertaining) flowchart to track down just the right music event for your frame of mind this fall.
Download a full-size, printer-friendly chart here.
Seattle magazine's 2nd annual Seamless in Seattle fashion show was proof that Seattle has style! The five Seamless in Seattle award-winning designers presented their chic, sophisticated and totally wearable collections to 350 guests, picturesquely set underneath the glowing cars at the Seattle Art Museum.
Ever wondered what really goes on during a fashion photo shoot? (Let me tell you it’s a lot less flash bulbs a’popping and quick posing, and quite a bit more waiting around for hair and makeup and stealing snacks.)