Fashion + Style Friday: Three locally-made accessories to jazz up summer style

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There were a lot of jewelry pieces, handbags and shoes hanging around the office this week (check out the September issue to find out why!) and if you want to assemble a gaggle of girls lightning quick, just start throwing those things out on a table. The appeal of the accessory is simple: they can instantly change an outfit without putting a huge dent in your budget. Now that summer is upon us, here are three favorite accessories for the season—simply throw on jeans, a tank and one of these locally-made babies and you’re ready to go:

 

1. Daly Bird--Earrings

I believe I’ve worn these earrings almost every day this week, and fair warning, I probably will next week too. Ballard-based Tiffany Eley crafts her dramatic, super long earrings from recycled leather, adding hand-painted gold and fringe details. Find her ‘Sunny’ style on shopolivine.com (Psst: take advantage of the July super sale while you are there).

 

 

2. Joanna Morgan--Necklace

Pop into SPUN Sustainable Collective boutique and take a gander at the serious rocks displayed on the back table: Capitol Hillster Joanna Morgan’s new necklace line is flush with luxe materials including chunky quartz, green pearl and moonstone.

 

 

3. Ampersand as Apostrophe--Bag

Jessica Park of Coming Soon in Fremont is forever coming up with the new “it” bag, and she’s done it again with her Aztec parcel bag, which can be folded and carried as a clutch, or as a cross-body shoulder bag, perfect for toting around the Farmer’s Market.

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 Happy (stylin’) weekend!

Photos courtesy of Daly Bird, Joanna Morgan and Amersand as Apostrophe

New Skincare Company, 3B, Delivers Beauty by the Boxful

New Skincare Company, 3B, Delivers Beauty by the Boxful

A Seattle-based skin care company brings beauty breakthroughs to your door
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Goodies from a 3B beauty box

Ke Chen, cofounder of 3B (Beauty Beyond Borders), says skin care in Asia is approached the same way the French think about food. “It’s an art form,” she says. Chen, whose Seattle-based subscription beauty box company launched last year, says this “art form” can include a 10-step cleansing ritual and feature innovative, exotic ingredients like bee venom and snail mucus to soothe and repair skin.

 

Chen has found that obtaining these elite Asian skin care products stateside takes time and research, which is why she’s offering them via a home subscription service ($15/month), which delivers a collection of Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese skin care samples, such as the Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion from Taiwan and Leaders’ 7 Wonders Amazonian Acai Anti-Pollution Mask from South Korea. When subscribers find a product they can’t live without, they can shop for the full-size product on 3B’s website (the3bbox.com).

Local and national focus groups of bloggers, YouTubers and beauty influencers help Chen keep up on Asian skin care trends and determine what ends up in the boxes. You could say that 3B has skin in this game.