Monday, June 28, 2010

Eye Love You, Clarisonic Opal


If eyes are the windows to the soul then I want mine to look good, and fortunately, the new Clarisonic Opal can help me do just that. Using sonic infusion technology the Opal uses a special Anti–Aging (and Paraben-free) Sea Serum to provide a noticeable reduction of fine lines and wrinkles that lasts for hours and the results build over time.

The system combines a soft applicator tip, precision tuned sonic frequency and a gentle kneading motion to maximize the transfer of serum into the skin. "Think of it as a delivery system,"said Jen, the Seattle Clarisonic Rep. The gentle "eye massage" feels amazing first thing in the morning to brighten the eye area, and of course, feels refreshing after a long day's work as part of my evening skincare routine.

Benefits of the Opal (as reported in clinical studies) include:
  • An immediate reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Younger looking skin
  • Skin appears refreshed and energized
  • Skin appears brighter and healthier
  • Improved skin tone
  • Increased skin hydration
The Clarisonic Opal kit includes the Sonic Infuser, 2 Anti-aging Sea Serum dispenser caps, an extra applicator tip, a stylish charger that looks more like a mouse for a Mac computer than a charger for a beauty device, and for a limited time the kit also includes a zippered white travel bag.

Get the Clarisonic Opal in Seattle at Spa Scotta or visit Clarisonic online to check out the Opal and the rest of the Clarisonic line including their famous Clarisonic Classic skincare brush.

Don't forget to check out the brand new Clarisonic BLOG!

Forget Evite, This is What's Next

If you’ve ever spent time trying to send out a stylish invite online you know that when it comes to fashion-worthy graphics- it’s slim picking out there. I’m really excited about Pingg, the style and design-focused invitation, ecard and event management company that just joined forces with world renowned fashion, society and nightlife photographer Patrick McMullan. They recently launched a collection of 30 fashion-themed online invitations and ecards that would make any fashionista want to RSVP with a “Yes”. If you’d rather have printed invites sent out via traditional mail, Pingg can do that too! They print, stamp and mail printed versions of your online invitations or ecards for $1.50 each, plus postage. 

The fashion industry including Vanity Fair, Daily Candy, Nylon Magazine, and The New York Post are all raving about this new service and I am too! I want to have a party just so I can send out a stylish invite. 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

End of Season Sale at Totokaelo


I really don't need a reason to shop but say the word "SALE" and I'm instantly motivated. The End-Of-Season Sale is in progress now at Totokaelo. We're talking Rachel Comey shoes and sandals, dresses by No.6, skirts by Rittenhouse, sunglasses by Karen Walker and more!

Here are a few of my favorite summer sale pieces!
I'd wear a dress everyday if I could...which explains why I was instantly drawn to this Won Hundred dress. Featuring cap sleeves, a black cord belt and side pockets this dress has it all. I can think of a million ways to get major style mileage out of this dress. On sale for $149.50.


The No. 6 Victory Dress in 100% silk. I love the little cap sleeves and v-neck line. This dress was sewn by hand in the U.S. On sale for $248.50.




And to go with your dress, how about these luxurious Golden Goose "Bambolina" sandals hand-made of soft leather in Italy. On sale for $407.40.



And what would summer be without the perfect pair of shades? Karen Walker Agent Glasses on sale for $140.00. You'll look like a style sleuth in these!


Totokaelo
913 Western Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nail Biters Unite!

It will come as a shock to no one that I was never the star pupil in my science class. In fact it wasn't until recently that I even remotely liked science. When I realized that good old science could help maximize a great manicure, I was instantly interested. "NOW we're talking!", I thought to myself. A great manicure that lasts for up to 14-days is like gold for me because as a mindless nail biter I always chip off the polish of what would otherwise be a fabulous set of nails way too soon. Needless to say I was instantly in love when I was introduced to Shellac UV3 Technology last night while attending the Clarisonic Blog Launch party at Spa Scotta.
It goes on like a polish, feels like a gel, maintains high shine and is UV cured so there's zero dry time. I didn't have to worry about reaching in my handbag to grab my keys or check my cell phone. Untimely smudges, be gone! Finally- a stylish way to grow out my seemingly short nails. And for all those eco-beauty fans out there, don't worry, Shellac is 3-free, no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP. Trust me, if you're due for a manicure you need to get "Shellacked!" I'm already addicted.....
4915 25th Ave NE
Seattle, Wa 98105
206.522.5800

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wild Summer Nights at The Bravern


Join The Bravern for Wild Summer Nights starting June 24th and running through September 16th featuring live music, summer drinks and signature appetizers from Wild Ginger. All tickets are $5 and proceeds go directly to benefit Hopelink and the local families they serve. Tickets will be available at The Bravern concierge desk or at the event. The music starts at 5:30 PM and runs until 7:30 PM. Come enjoy live outdoor music in the sunshine while helping to raise money for a great cause.

SCHEDULE
June 24: James Baumgart Trio
July 1: Das Schwa
July 8: Dan Rapport
July 15: Ty Bailey B3 Trio
July 22: Darrius Willrich

Check back for more coming soon....


*This is a sponsored post by Epio Solutions.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dress for Success Handbag Drive


Seattle's favorite handbag boutique, Clutch, is hosting their annual Dress for Success Handbag Drive this Thursday from 4-7pm. Bring in a gently used handbag and receive 25% off a new one! The deal is good all day but the refreshments and giveaways don't start until 4pm. Clutch has some great new arrivals from CC Skye, Carla Mancini Signature, Rebecca Minkoff and more!


Clutch
1212 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Fashion & Technology



Ten years ago it seemed natural to say that music and fashion went hand in hand. Now it's overwhelmingly obvious that technology and fashion go hand in hand. From online video streams of live fashion shows to the sea of social media that fashion brands are now using to stay in touch with their customers- there's just no escaping technology when it comes to the world of fashion. That explains why the fashion industry is racing to keep up with the flood of new technology devices that have recently hit the market so that they can offer their clients a chance to put their own stylish spin on what could potentially be a borderline geeky device.

Gucci recently unveiled their designer take on the iPad case using their signature double-G logo on neoprene fabric. Priced at $230 the iPad cases are lined in soft suede and have a strap closure to keep the touch screen in top shape. The cases are now available in Gucci flagship stores in a variety of cities including Rome, Milan, Paris and of course, New York.


Speaking of technology, Pucci unveiled a new Japan-only cellphone for fashion die-hards in the city. The new phone comes in solid pink, purple, black or a sleek limited edition silver and has an operating system that includes Pucci-style animations by Italian artist Felice Limosani.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gem Kitty Jewelry




I love jewelry and I've always considered myself somewhat of a designer so when I heard about Gem Kitty Jewelry, a site that lets you custom design your own pieces for an affordable price I was intrigued. You can design your own pair of earrings or a custom necklaces using an easy online design application and allows you to come up with thousands of possibilities. The site is really easy to use. Silhouttes for earrings are already picked out, you just pick one, select a gemstone by color, then pick a specific stone and the mock-up of your custom piece appears instantly along with a price quote. Brilliant~! Click here to try it out!

Gem Kitty is based in Portland, Oregon so despite the fact that I live in Seattle, I still feel like I'm shopping local. :-) But don't worry if you're not local, Gem Kitty is offering free standard shipping on all purchases.



Sweetie Celebrates 7 Years


Join Sweetie in West Seattle as they celebrate their 7th Anniversary this Thursday, June 24 from 7-10pm. They'll be serving scrumptious snacks, sweet drinks and offering guests special discounts for one night only! Sweetie carries a variety of great brands including Bailey 44, BB Dakota, Sanctuary, Akiko, Rich and Skinny, LnA, Twisted Heart, Nicole Miller and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun and fashion.

Sweetie
4508 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116
206.923.3533


Congrats on 7 Years Sweetie!!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Zovo Lingerie Tent Sale


A girl can never have too much sexy lingerie! Mark your calendars now because starting on Thursday, June 17th Zovo Lingerie is having their annual tent sale featuring $5, $10, $20 and $30 price points on everything from panties to pj's and robes.

Zovo Lingerie
4612 26th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105

Friday, June 11, 2010

To Blog or Not to Blog


Blogs have taken over mass media and are essential to effective business strategies in today's marketplace. Come join me for the June Crave Business Chat as I share insider secrets on starting and maintaining a successful blog.

Speakers: Monica Guzman and Sydney Chavez

Topic: To Blog or Not to Blog

When: Sunday June 20th, 2-4pm

Where: Sodo Photo – 2020 Airport Way S. Seattle

Price: $25

Click here for more info.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

YSL Travel Adaptor


Where was the YSL travel adapter when I was traveling to China and Vietnam with my stupid Radio Shack plug-ins? This circular device works in over 150 countries and comes in a chic leather bag. For $450 and a chance to look super chic while traveling, I say "Why Not?"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pretty is as Pretty Does


I'm all about indulging in life's little luxuries which proably explains why my current obsession is the Honey Coconut hand cream from Love & Toast. It smells amazing (I literally want to bathe myself in it) and feels like butter. The Love & Toast line has been featured in numerous fashion mags including InStyle, People Style Watch, and Teen Vogue because it's affordable, works great and is made without the use of parabens, phthalates and artificial colors.

Shop for Love & Toast locally at Meadow on Queen Anne.

Meadow
1959 6th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 659-4963

Rocco e Dante Launches Leather Cuff Line


Infusing new accessories into your wardrobe this summer is the perfect way to completely change the look and feel of your existing wardrobe without spending excessive amounts of cash. Made from Italian leather and beautiful gold hardware, Seattle-based handbag designer Tara Sauvage has come up with a way to help you do just that! Her recently launched addition to her Rocco E Dante line includes 3 styles of stylish (and affordable) cuffs.

My personal favorite is the "Jack" which comes in 3 colors (black, forest green and purple). This rock star inspired cuff always gets rave reviews when I wear it. I also like the gold buckle closure and embossed interior logo.



If you prefer a skinnier band you might like the "Joe" cuff better. With two skinny rows of gold studs and double buckles this cuff is sexy, sophisticated and fun. This cuff is perfect for work or play.



The signature Tara cuff is another crowd favorite. With a gold zipper detail and a black leather wrap-around design this cuff snaps into place for a perfect fit. Pair this cuff with some chandalier gold earrings, jeans, and some black heels for the perfect summer night out.


The cuffs are available locally at Clementine and Clutch.
For more info on Rocco e Dante click here. Don't forget to peruse the fabulous handbags!

Travel: Sex & The City Style


Are you boho-chic like Carrie? Or sweet and proper like Charlotte? With the release of Sex & the City 2 and summer here, many women might be planning trips to the Big Apple to see the sights featured on the show or, maybe, find their own Mr. Big.

Oyster.com can help travelers find the hottest places to stay in New York this summer. They’re even featuring four hotels based on the Sex & the City girls’ unique personalities. Are you a no-nonsense Miranda? Check out the Smyth Hotel. Modern and stylish like Samantha? Try out The Standard. The site lets you see real photos and read unbiased reviews of all the hottest spots in New York and other destinations.

Click here to view Oyster.com's Sex & The City inspired hotels!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Prairie Underground Trunk Show


No, there is no Little House here, this prairie is made for the urban “seamster”. Think eco-friendly organic cotton, local industry, and cute comfortable clothing… these are surely clothes to roam any landscape. Join Prairie Underground as they surface at Clementine Shoes on Thursday, June 24th, for the summer trunk show featuring favorite ruched hoodies, streamlined leggings and adorable tank dresses at 20-50% off through the weekend. Clementine is located at 4447 California Ave SW, just a wagon-ride away from downtown! Don’t miss this chance to snag Prairie at great prices and pair your new pieces with Clementine’s gorgeous summer sandals.

What: Prairie Undergound Trunk Show

When: Thursday June 24th

Where: Clementine Shoes - 4447 California Ave. S.W. in West Seattle

Why: Fab discounts on summer clothes from an amazing Seattle-based clothing line plus a great pairing of shoes from Clementine

Rocco e Dante Launches Arm Candy


Infusing new accessories into your wardrobe this summer is the perfect way to completely change the look and feel of your existing wardrobe without spending excessive amounts of cash. Made from Italian leather and beautiful gold hardware, Seattle-based handbag designer Tara Sauvage has come up with a way to help you do just that! Her recently launched addition to her Rocco E Dante line includes 3 styles of stylish (and affordable) cuffs.

My personal favorite is the "Jack" which comes in 3 colors (black, forest green and purple). This rock star inspired cuff always gets rave reviews when I wear it. I also like the gold buckle closure and embossed interior logo.



If you prefer a skinnier band you might like the "Joe" cuff better. With two skinny rows of gold studs and double buckles this cuff is sexy, sophisticated and fun. This cuff is perfect for work or play.



The signature Tara cuff is another crowd favorite. With a gold zipper detail and a black leather wrap-around design this cuff snaps into place for a perfect fit. Pair this cuff with some chandalier gold earrings, jeans, and some black heels for the perfect summer night out.


For more info on Rocco e Dante click here. Don't forget to peruse the fabulous handbags!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fordham Creates Fashion Law Institute


This fall Fordham Law Institute will unveil the first ever Fashion Law Institute designed to deal with industry specific issues including company mergers, acquisitions and intellectual property rights. Created with the support of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) the Institute will provide legal services for design students and designers, train the fashion lawyers and designers of the future, and offer information and assistance on issues facing the fashion industry. Click here for more information.



Photo: Marcio Madeira / FirstView.com

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

SCCC Portfolio Show


School's almost out for the summer but before the party begins let's welcome in a new class of Apparel Design grads from Seattle Central. Their graduating portfolio show "Anatomy of a Garment" will be held on Tuesday, June 15th from 9am-8pm in Room BE1110 on campus. Seattle Central Community College is located at 1701 Broadway. Questions? Call 206.903.3223.

J. Crew Opens Bridal Boutique


Outfitted with private suites so that family and friends can partake in wedding gown fittings, J. Crew opened it's first bridal boutique last Thursday in New York. Carrying everything from wedding gowns to veils, shoes, jewelry and accessories the 4,000 square foot boutique is designed to fit a price point somewhere in between David's Bridal and Vera Wang. "We're not fancy here. We're still J. Crew, but it's an elevated experience," says J. Crew President Tracy Gardner. The shop is manned by four personal shoppers and six wedding specialists who are all ready to help brides find the perfect gown.

Shop for J. Crew bridal online by clicking here or visit the boutique in person at 769 Madison Avenue in New York.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Forbidden Fashion Show


The 3rd Annual Forbidden Fashion Show will take place on Friday, June 4th at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel featuring the hottest swimwear and lingerie. The cocktail reception starts at 8:30pm followed by the fashion show at 9:30pm. Tickets start at $35. Click here for more information.