Saturday, October 31, 2009

Deli launches Online Store

On November 5th Seattle menswear boutique DELI will launch it’s new online store featuring a full assortment of apparel and accessories along with a debut of the ‘DELI Art Series’, a collaboration of t-shirts created by each of DELI’s featured artists. 

“What makes DELI unique is not just the concept behind the store, it’s our involvement in the art community here in Pioneer Square. Each month we feature the work of a local artists that we unveil at the Artwalk on the first Thursday of each month,” says owner Max Heigh. Featured artists include Brad Strain, Adrien Miller, Joe Vollan, John Osgood, Kyle Kesterson, Kim McCarthy, Michelle Anderst, & Bobbi Eperson.

The site launch will also include a launch party featuring complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers plus the unveiling of the November featured artist. The first 100 guests will receive a swag bag!

What: DELI Website Launch Party

When: Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Where: DELI 87 Yesler Way



Fashion's Night Out Will Continue in 2010

The success of Fashion’s Night Out in September not only united the retail community in New York,  it made people forget momentarily about the recession, encouraged consumers to go out and shop, and packed the streets with people who flocked to Madison Avenue in hopes of spotting celebrities who were out to celebrate the cause. More than 1,000 people crammed around the second-floor escalators at the Macy’s in Queens Center to catch a glimpse of Anna Wintour, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kate Hudson and Michael Kors among others. Donna Karan and the Olsen twins made appearances at Bergdorf Goodman, Justin Timberlake was at Saks Fifth Avenue, and Gwen Stefani made a special guest appearance at Bloomingdale’s. More than 700 stores in New York held parties and kept their doors open until 11 p.m. Similar events intended to encourage shopping were being held in Paris, Milan and other cities around the world.

Fashion’s Night Out was so successful that sponsors including Vogue Magazine, the CFDA, Mayor Bloomberg and NYC & Co. plan to do it again in 2010. “The numbers are in, and it’s clear that Fashion’s Night Out was a tremendous success,” Bloomberg said. Anna Wintour agreed, “We were absolutely bowled over by the response to Fashion’s Night Out. It was only 15 minutes after the event began, and we were getting reports about lines around the block at stores throughout the city. It was wonderful to see people embrace this initiative, and we are thrilled that they wish it to return.” CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg added, “To have designers in stores to celebrate and start a shopping season is the best idea for everybody. It creates excitement and lots of business.”

Women’s Wear Daily reports that according to an independent study by ShopperTrak, foot traffic in stores jumped by 50 percent that night. Meanwhile, NYC & Co., the marketing, tourism and partnerships organization of the city, conducted a survey of 1,300 shoppers and concluded that 75 percent of them bought something that night. The survey also found two-thirds of those consumers visited stores they have never been to before, and 61 percent ventured out of their comfort zones, going to neighborhoods outside of their work and living areas. Saks Chairman and CEO Stephen Sadove told Women's Wear Daily,  "There are a lot of lessons to be learned from Fashion's Night Out. We had no idea if it was going to work. We had 40,000-50,000 people show up in the store that day."

Since Fashion’s Night Out many retailers have been meeting with the mayor and other city officials to ensure that a repeat of the event is in the works for 2010. Some retailers are pressing to make the next Fashion Night Out sales tax free. There is also a proposal to stage a fashion show for consumers at Lincoln Center. Like the first installment the 2010 Fashion’s Night Out will extend to the city’s five boroughs and include international cities such as London, Paris, Milan, Moscow, Berlin, Madrid, Athens, New Delhi, Taipei, Tokyo and Beijing.

Photo:Gary Gershoff/Getty Images North America

Friday, October 30, 2009

Seattle FGI Fall Fashion Event

Seattle’s Fashion Group International is hosting a fall fashion event on Tuesday November 10th at Ummelina Day Spa. Event highlights include a mini trunk show presented by Betsy Balch from Cashmere Wrappings, complimentary hand massages and foot soaks from Ummelina Day Spa and a special presentation by FGI member Margaret Spencer who is a Seattle-based wardrobe stylist. “As a Personal Stylist, I empower women to be their personal best and help find the right fit for their individual shape,” says Margaret. Admission to this event is free to all FGI members (with a $5 suggested donation) and $10 for general admission.

November FGI Event

Tuesday November 10, 2009

Where:Ummelina Day Spa
1525 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Girl on Top Book Tour Coming to Seattle

On Friday, November 6th career expert and best-selling author Nicole Williams will be at Westfield Southcenter’s The Limited Store to promote her new book Girl on Top, that turns dating rules into career strategies. Meet Nicole and mingle with fellow Girl’s on Top, get valuable career advice, score a swag bag, receive an exclusive 40% discount at The Limited and sip delicious cocktails at this fabulous event.

Nicole has been featured in magazines such as Elle and Glamour and has made appearances on the Today Show, CNN, and Show Biz Tonight. As part of her nationwide Girl on Top book tour sponsored by Elle Magazine, Nicole is hosting networking parties in 15 cities across the United States, including Seattle. RSVP to reserve your spot now!

What: Girl on Top Book Tour
When: Friday, November 6th
Where: The Limited at Westfield Southcenter
Time: 6pm-9pm
RSVP: Click here.

Insider Tip: Enter sydlovesfashion in the “How Did You Hear about Girl on Top” to get upgraded to VIP status including a premium VIP swag bag valued at over $500.

For more info on purchasing Nicole’s Girl on Top book click here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Blush II Tickets are on Sale Now

Save the date for Blush II which will showcase local designer Vantha Ry's second collection in addition to highlighting Spring 2010 beauty and fashion trends.  Guests and attendees of Blush II will enjoy an evening of fashion, beauty, and entertainment all to benefit Y.E.S. and Dress For Success.  Event sponsors include Ageless Center for Rejuvenation, Wink Cupcakes, Spitfire Grill, Seattle Boutique Blogspot, Rock Star Jewelry, Report Shoes, Julep Nail Parlor, Dry Soda Co., Gene Juarez, D List Magazine, Clutch, Calidora Skin Clinic and Bo Concept. 

What: Blush II Beauty and Trend Event

When: November 13, 2009

Where: Spitfire Grill 2219 4th Ave. Seattle,WA

Time: Doors open at 7pm

Must-Have Fall Accessories at Totokaelo

Buying accessories is the easiest (and most affordable way) to update your wardrobe for Fall and right now Totokaelo has a huge assortment of must-have items. Here are my favorites.

IMK BY REBECCA SCHIFFMAN Two-Tone Cuff. Black and white rubber rings joined by fine silver jumprings. Such a great way to accessorize!

VANESSA BRUNO metal sequins silk belt with hidden double snap closure.

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA LIGNE 1 Italian Wool gloves. So perfect when the weather gets cold!!

RACHEL COMEY leather pumps with 3'' heels.

JAS MB leather bag with detachable shoulder strap.

Totokaelo is located at:
913 Western Avenue
Seattle Washington 98104

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Clutch Dress for Success Event

Clutch will be hosting their Bi-Annual Dress For Success Event on Wednesday, November 4th from 5:00-7:30pm. The evening will feature discounts, giveaways, prosecco and cupcakes!

Julep Nail Parlor will be on hand offering free polish changes and designer Martha Driver from Rock Star Jewelry will be showcasing her fall and holiday 2009 collections.

The first 10 purchases of handbags or jewelry during the event will receive a free pair of earrings! Bring your gently used handbags and new toiletries and receive a 25% discount on a new handbag from Clutch.

What: Dress for Success Event at Clutch

When: November 4th, 2009

Where: Clutch 1212 4th Ave. Seattle 98101

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

The Countdown Continues

The countdown continues and we're just a few weeks away from the November 14th release date of the H&M + Jimmy Choo collaboration. In recent years H&M has done designer collaborations with several big name designers including Stella McCartney and Karl Lagerfeld.

The H&M/Jimmy Choo collection for men and women will launch in 200 H&M stores worldwide and feature shoes, handbags and a capsule eveningwear collection. H&M currently expects to launch around 12 shoe models for women, some of which will be available in two different colors, and four models for men. Prices for most shoes will be priced between $55 and $138. 

Jimmy Choo’s Chief Executive Joshua Schulman said the H&M collection is meant to be “a fun, accessible flash for a moment in time,” and it shouldn’t be viewed as a diffusion line for the brand, whose signature shoes are made in Italy and sold in its own boutiques and select specialty stores. “We know there is a different customer who dreams of wearing Jimmy Choo and this is a fantastic opportunity for her to enter our brand for a limited time only,” he said.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Billabong & Element Sample Sale- this weekend!

Do some early Christmas shopping this weekend by checking out the Billabong and Element Warehouse Sale on Saturday from 9am-2pm. There will be snow jackets, pants, outerwear, t-shirts, denim, jackets, accessories, belts, hats, handbags and more!

Billabong and Element Sample Sale

Saturday October 24th



170 W DAYTON ST #104 CD

Cash only!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hey Pretty!

It's Friends & Family Time at Benefit Cosmetics! Go go Benefit and enjoy 20% off all purchases now through October 31st. Benefit always has great gift with purchase incentives and is giving friends & family a special coupon code for FREE SHIPPING! To get the discount enter FRIEND09 at checkout. To get free shipping, enter PRETTY50 after entering the Friends & Family coupon code. 

Here are my fave Benefit Cosmetics Products!

High Beam is one of the best illuminators out there! Use it on your cheekbones for a beautiful shimmer, add a drop to tinted moisturizer for a pretty sheen, or dab a little on your brow bone as a highlighter. 

Dallas is one of my all-time favorite complexion powders! I use it everyday as a blush and it makes my cheeks glow. 

I have been in love with this mascara since it came out. It's a great alternative to other designer mascaras like Dior Show and it works just as good! (I promise!)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Neiman Marcus 2009 Christmas Book

Neiman Marcus 2009 Christmas book is out now, so naturally, I’m already drafting up my Christmas list! Here are a few of my top picks from the book.

Suede Christian Louboutin Pumps which are the perfect way to compliment a hot New Years Eve dress.

The Dior 60th Anniversary Book to add to my collection!

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Shoulder Bag will look so fresh a you make that transition into Spring.

Valentino Boots & Hobo Bag. Ok forget the bag. For me, it's all about those BOOTS! Love at first sight!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fashion Wishlist: Armani Smartphone

Last week Italian Fashion House Giorgio Armani presented a new mobile phone which was designed with the sole purpose of complementing the designer's suits. Mr. Armani made a brief public appearance at the launch of the Armani-Samsung smartphone. The Armani phone has a touch screen, key pad, video player, GPS navigation, and bronze detailing which is said to coordinate perfectly with Giorgio Armani suits.

The smartphone is the third phone Armani has designed for South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. According to Reuters, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, (wearing a tie signed by Armani), said the phone was "a statement of style" and his company was not looking to work with other designers, adding this partnership with Samsung and Armani was "a unique thing."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Arrivals at La Rousse

Freshen up your wardrobe with fall fashion from La Rousse.  Enter code NEW25 at check out and save 25% off your purchase for the rest of the week! This includes sale items. Click here to start shopping.  

Marios Girlfriend Night

Mario and Seattle Picks invites you to Girlfriend Night! Come for champagne, sweets, trunk shows by Vince, and Natalie Eden, plus meet jewelry designer Tina Negri and enjoy mini-makeovers by Bocz Salon.  Swag bags for the first 100 attendees!

What: Marios Girlfriend Night

When: Wednesday October 28th

Time: 6pm-8pm


Fall 09 Trend: Biker Chic

If you are loving the biker babe trend for Fall 09 you'll love these great accessories from 80s Purple. I'm loving the spiked hoop earrings, the silver Nixon Watch, the Report Signature Kane Thigh High Boots, and the Obey Heavy Metal Scarf.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Four Stars for Red Door Spa

With nine treatment rooms for massages and skincare, top of the line manicure and pedicure thrones, makeup artistry stations, a full hair salon and a retail boutique, Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Spa at The Bravern is the perfect place to unwind and pamper yourself. This weekend I indulged in the Red Door Signature massage which incorporates essences of rose oil, shea butter cream, facial acupressure, and foot reflexology for head to toe relaxation. I also enjoyed an aromatic pillow for my eyes and a heated pillow for my neck. It was pure bliss!

Try Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Spa for yourself by experiencing the Bravern Warm Welcome Package which features a Signature Facial or Massage, a Warm Cream Manicure or Shampoo, Blowdry & Finish and Makeup Refresher for $120. Valid now through 11/15/09.

The Red Door Spa is located at:
The Shops at The Bravern
700 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue , WA 98004
Click here for more info.
(425) 455-3700

I also suggest trying the Red Door Autumn Facial because it's only available for a limited time! The facial incorporates vitamin and antioxidant-rich natural pumpkin enzymes to relieve summer dryness and congestion; apple acids to help exfoliate and revive radiance; while cinnamon acts as an anti-bacterial, toning and stimulating natural astringent. Mmm! I bet it smells as good as it sounds!

From Nepal, with Love

Women’s Wear Daily agrees: A beautiful scarf is the perfect way to add color to any fall wardrobe, especially if it’s Nepali by TDM Design. Launched in 2007 by Michelle Baldwin and Michelle Taylor-Spearman the Nepali line of scarves and accessories is quickly picking up speed in the marketplace. Each accessory is hand-made using the highest quality fibers in order to ensure the craftsmanship of each piece and pride in workmanship.

Nepali by TDM Design provides sustainable income to Nepalese women and helps weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them above market compensation and access to education and health care. Nepali by TDM Design creates opportunities for women to generate consistent income. TDM’s mission is to bring about social and economic change by allowing women to participate financially in their society.

Nepali’s scarves are made from natural fibers such as cashmere, silk, and bamboo, plus they are available over 30 colors. Right now TDM Designs even has a Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf made from hand-dyed silk chiffon with merino felted edges. It’s beautiful, it’s for a good cause, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

The Nepali line by TDM Designs is stylish, eco-friendly, and good for your karma. Shop online now by clicking here.  

Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's Fall at Alhambra

It's Fall at Alhambra. That means beautiful Graham & Spencer dresses, beautiful crepe de chine blouses, and leopard trench coats. Shop now and enjoy a $50 gift certificate off your $100 purchase. Print the coupon and shop at the Downtown Alhambra Location.

Alhambra is located at:
101 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Belated Birthday Present: thinknow earrings!

In the mail today I recieved a belated birthday present from my friend Becky at thinknow designs. thinknow is a local eco-friendly jewelry line that has a great metallics collection for fall (which fits right in to the 80’s theme!) The metallic earrings are made from a rich walnut using metallic paper. Designer Becky Ellis notes that these beautiful earrings are the perfect way to transition your jewelry from summer to fall while still being eco-friendly. “The Metallic Papers we use allow us an eco-alternative to traditional precious metals with a range of metallic, pearlescent and irridescent colors that are both sophisticated and natural,” says Becky. To shop the thinknow collection click here.

thinknow products are made from 100% natural materials and water-based adhesives. All wood products are sourced from managed growth forests and the products are sealed with beeswax and linseed oil. The packaging is recycled-content cardboard durable enough for reuse in storing and displaying all of your favorite pieces.The wood and papers that form all thinknow jewelry, accessories, and decor are all garden-safe compostable products that can be tossed into your recylce bin, or turned into naturally decomposed organic matter in your garden or compost containers. LOVE.

Opulence is always in Fashion

I never leave the house without jewelry…not even to go to the gym. So it goes without saying that as soon as I discovered Atelier Minyon jewelry I fell in love. You may have seen their signature jewelry line in Lucky Magazine, In Touch, Conde Naste Traveler, or Women’s Wear Daily. Celebs are even getting behind the line. Each piece is handcrafted using the finest quality of gold, diamonds and other precious gemstones. They even do custom pieces! There’s something in the line for everyone and each piece tells it’s own story.

Here are my favorite pieces from the line.

About Atelier Minyon
In 2008, Atelier Minyon was created to expand Jewel House of Minyon in the United States. Atelier Minyon is a jewelry design house that melds the romantic history of Turkey with modern design and offers fresh innovative collections never before seen in the United States. In December of 2008, Atelier Minyon opened an exquisite flagship jewelry boutique on Spring Street in Soho, New York. Over the years, Jewel House of Minyon has created dynamic jewelry, handcrafted in 18, 22 and 24 karat gold with diamond and other gemstones embellishments, utilizing the traditions and architectural elements that bring the spirit of Turkey to life. Each item in the line is handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. Follow Atelier Minyon on Twitter by clicking
here. Or find them on Facebook by clicking here.