Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Prairie Underground Sample Sale

The Prairie Underground sample sale is back just in time for the holiday shopping season! Taking place Dec. 3rd and 4th in Fremont shoppers will get to peruse hundreds of previous season hoodies, leggings and dresses at 50-80% off retail prices. This is a fun event designed to help women pick up some great gifts for the holidays and also a chance to fashion fans to meet Prairie Underground designers Davora Linder and Camilla Eckersley. 20% of sale proceeds will benefit BABES Network, a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to provide peer counseling and support to women with HIV/AIDS.

What: Prairie Underground Sample Sale

When: December 3rd and 4th from 10am-5pm

Where: The Canal Building- 716 N. 34th St. Seattle, WA 98103

Why: 50-80% off regular retail prices on last season's hoodies, leggings, and dresses. Need we say more? Oh yeah, and 20% of the proceeds are being donated to charity. Mark your calendars now!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Fashion Fanatics

Finding the perfect holiday gift for your fashion friends is easy with this helpful guide. And guess what? Everything featured is under $150. Happy Holidays!

The VS Fashion Show is tomorrow night- and chances are, your fashion friends will be more than inspired by the beautiful angels prancing down the runway! We love this VS Fashion Show Makeup Essentials Kit featuring gold dust shadow, Triple Drama Mascara, Sparkling lip gloss in 'Delight', and all-over Shimmer Powder in 'Candy Girl'.

For the perfect princess, check out this waterfall ruffle duvet set by Urban Outfitters. It's both romantic and dramatic at the same time. This set is available in three colorways, but we can't imagine this many ruffles in anything but pure white.

Fashionistas will be thrilled to find a copy of "The Rise of Fashion" under the tree this year. This book is a great resource for anyone who aspires to succeed in the business of luxury fashion. In the book, former Bergdorf Goodman CEO Ira Neimark recounts how Bergdorf helped build the fashion industry during one of the most exciting periods in its history.

Almost better than a bottle of bubbly- a Champagne inspired candle by Voluspa. Featuring notes of apricot and coconut, and yielding over 80 hours of burn time this candle will last long into the New Year!

For the fashion fiend who has a thing for monogram inspired jewelry- a 14k gold navel ring by Fresh Trends is the perfect pick. Mid-winter vacations are just around the corner and a little bit of bling is always on the agenda for die hard fashionistas.

A beautiful Pashmina scarf is the perfect gift for your fashion friends who have it all. These scarves are perfect for travel because they can be used as a blanket on the plane, as a sarong on the beach, and in the evening as a luxurious wrap.

Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you can't give the gift of YSL this season. This luxe holiday makeup set is a great value at just $65 and includes Touche Éclat which eliminating dark circles and signs of fatigue, Golden Gloss which shimmers with the help of 24-karat gold flecks, YSL's signature Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils and a Waterproof Eye Pencil.

Pretty polish sets make the perfect stocking stuffer! We love this Rock & Roller polish set by Butter London. This pack contains Henley Regatta, Snog & Union Jack Black so that the recipient can change their polish with their mood. :D

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Going for the Gold

Black and gold are two of my favorite colors- so it just makes sense that I dedicate this Christmas Wish List to them. Enjoy! And Happy Shopping!

When there's a chill in the air, your fashion friends will feel glamorous wrapping themselves in this metallic Roberto Cavalli silk scarf. Featuring a snakeskin print, this scarf is pure silk and made in Italy.

Featuring a luxe gold platform and dripping in cool, these Kurt Geiger C'est Suede Peep toe pumps are simply amazing for prancing around town en route to holiday parties. Made in Italy and embellished in Swaroski crystals, these shoes will put a smile on any fashionistas face.

Illuminate the eyes with a festive sweep of gold for your holiday parties and engagements. This YSL Ombre Solo Eyeshadow has an embossed logo and includes both a sponge and a brush applicator in the lid for easy touch-ups on the go.

Surprise your flashy friends for Christmas with this gold menswear Nixon watch. It's Swiss made for quality and cool enough to make your friends forgo their iPhones and look instead at their wrist for the time. (Oh the good old days!)

Add extra sparkle to your holiday ensemble with a Michael Kors ring featuring rose gold baguette crystal insets and MK logo on the side profile.

Create a pretty pout with the YSL Golden Gloss Holiday Set featuring sparkling 24-karat gold flecks (0.2%). This set makes the perfect stocking stuffer and your friends who are suckers for pretty packaging will fall in love with the gold foil box.

This Marc by Marc Jacobs watch is more black than gold- but still awesome enough to be part of this wishlist. Half bracelet/half watch, this studded beauty makes the perfect punk rock accessory.

And to "go for the gold" from head to toe this holiday season check out these gold booties from UO. Featuring a 5-inch wedge heel and dripping in gold glitter- this shoe is sure to turn a few heads.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Queen Anne Dispatch Hosts F&F Night

It's that time of year again! Dj Mullet will be back in action at the Queen Anne Dispatch Friends & Family sale next Friday, Nov. 18th from 6-10pm. Enjoy 20% off all the brands you love including French Connection, Voluspa, Butter London, Lole, Besame Cosmetics, and lots more. Get your holiday shopping done early and have it gift wrapped too! Drinks and light bites will be served. Can't make the party? The 20% discount is valid in store all day Friday.

This is my favorite boutique on Queen Anne and I can't walk into this store without walking out with something fabulous. Shop local this season and check out the QAD Friends & Family sale, Friday Nov. 18th!

Queen Anne Dispatch
2212 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

FGI hosts New Member Networking Night

If you've been thinking about getting involved in the Seattle fashion community check out the Fashion Group International New Member Networking night taking place tonight at SPUN Collective on Capitol Hill. Fashion Group has been around in Seattle for over 25+ years and has a rich history in the city. Come meet the board of directors, hear their vision for 2012 and sign up for membership with a global organization dedicated to fashion industry professionals.

What: FGI New Member Networking Night (for new members, prospective members and existing members!)

When: Wednesday, Nov. 9th from 6-8pm

Where: Spun Collective is located at 1515 14th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Why: Meet the FGI Seattle board, connect with fashion industry professionals and learn why being part of this global, non-profit organization can help boost your fashion profile and international business connections

Twitter: FGI Seattle on Twitter @Seattlefgi

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vian Hunter to host Cocktail Party on 11.11.11

Seattle designer Lisa Hunter of Vian Hunter House of Fashion is hosting a special cocktail party on 11.11.11 to celebrate her second anniversary in Madison Valley! The event will include informal modeling (by guests!), mens cashmere sweaters from J. Hilburn, and a trunk show by designer Lizzie Parker. Admission is free but a $5 suggested donation is requested to benefit the Jubilee Women's Center.

What: Vian Hunter 2nd Anniversary Cocktail Party

When: Nov. 11, 2011

Where: Vian Hunter is located in Madison Valley at 2814 E. Madison Street

Time: 6-8pm

Tickets: $5 suggested donation benefits Jubilee Women's Center

Twitter: Follow Vian Hunter on Twitter @lisavianhunter

Friday, November 4, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: Stylish Tech Gifts

This holiday season will be marked with a total technology take-over. With so many Americans plugged in, we're definitely going to need some chic accessories to camouflage our geeky tendencies. Here are some stylish solutions for the fashion fanatics on your list.

Girls who have an obsession with the iPad will love this Marc by Marc Jacobs neoprene case with zip closure. Featuring an embossed logo, gold name plate and light padding, this case is perfect for work or play and comes in several color options.

These Juicy Couture earbuds make a great stocking stuffer for your fashionista friends who are into music. The headphones feature a beaded cord and come packaged in a super cute faux-fur lined glittery case. I know several stylish bus riders who need these headphones to make the ride home a little more fun!

How sweet are these heart shaped Marc by Marc Jacobs earbuds? These are perfect gift for your label loving friends who have everything. (You know who you are!)

Looking more like a stylish handbag than an iPad case, this Marc by Marc Jacobs number is one of my favorite holiday finds! This case comes in three colors (light pink, hot pink and black) and is made from real leather.

Kate Spade New York has the perfect gift for the "funny fashionista" in your life: air quote mittens! These gloves are ribbed knit with white lining made of merino wool. I wonder if she does ear muffs too.....

In another life I think I was supposed to be a spy which probably explains why I really like this BodyGard Survivor Platinum 12-in-1 Device. It includes an LED flashlight, red emergency flashers, digital radio with LCD display, panic button/personal alarm, motion-activated security alarm, compass, signaling mirror, and thermometer plus comes with adapters to hook up to your cell phone. Pretty sweet.

Say goodbye to nerdy USB flash drives and say HELLO to this adorable lipstick shaped USB flash thumb drive that doubles as a key chain. Available in 4-32GB.

This season I might be taking my office calls from this "retro" pink Swaroski Crystal handset available at Kitson for $695. Designed by David Turpin for Native Union this phone can be plugged right into your iPhone and has a built in microphone for high quality sound.

But if you'd rather skip the handset and add some bling to your iPhone check out this ICE London brown leopard print iPhone 4 cover. This phone has been carefully handcrafted with real Swarovski crystals.

It's the color of these speakers that had me at hello. They're mini, collapsible, and have mini built-in batteries that can be charged via USB. Available on in multiple colors.

Happy Shopping!

Bellevue Club Holiday Bazaar

The Bellevue Club holiday bazaar is tomorrow from 9am to 3pm! Start your holiday shopping early and forget about stressing over lame last minute gifts. This year's vendors include Vemayca Cosmetic Bags, Bella Femme Boutique, Angelica Buri Designs, Opal boutique, Courtney Rian Designs, Vue Society, and many more! View the full list of participating vendors on the Bellevue Club website.

What: Bellevue Club Holiday Bazaar

When: Saturday, Nov. 5th

Time: 9am-3pm

Where: Bellevue Club • 11200 Southeast Sixth Street, Bellevue, WA 98004 • 425.455.1616

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fashion Soiree of Style at Show Pony in Fremont

Next Friday Show Pony in Fremont is hosting a private shopping event featuring stylist Tannya Bernadette. Guests will enjoy 20% off all merchandise, style consultations with Tannya Bernadette, Make-up + Hair Consultations and Touch-ups with Intermezzo Salon and Tiffany Nash, plus on-site alterations from Judy's Leather Repair & Alterations. The event is limited to the first 25 guests who sign up. Refreshments are included in the $15 ticket price.

What: Show Pony Style Soiree feat. Tannya Bernadette

When: Friday, November 11th

Time: 6 – 9 PM

Location: Show Pony 702 N. 35th Seattle, WA 98103 in Fremont

Cost: $15 Call (206) 706-4188 for tickets and to RSVP!

Feeling social? Follow Show Pony on Twitter @Showponyseattle. You can also find stylist Tannya Bernadette on Twitter @tbstylist.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Nieman Marcus Christmas Book is Here!

The 2011 Nieman Marcus Christmas book is out! The 172-page catalog features a variety of gifts and over 600 items featured are $250 or less.

Fashion lovers will appreciate the Chanel book set from Assouline which chronicles the legendary Coco Chanel brand. The set comes in a signature Chanel tweed slipcase. These books make a great addition to a fashion office bookshelf or a company coffee table.
Beauty enthusiasts will love Ken Downing's nailcolor and lipstick duos. The Nieman Marcus Fashion director has teamed up with Le Metier de Beaute to put together three vineyard-inspired combos. Set 1; includes Gypsy Rose Me Nail Color and Red My Lips Lipstick. Set 2; includes Ken's Bodacious Bordeaux Nail Color and Ken's Wine on the Vine Lipstick. Set 3; includes Vintage Ken Nail Color and I'm Worn This Way Lipstick.

And what would the Nieman Marcus Christmas book be without the fantasy gifts? How about a Neiman Marcus-Edition Hacker-Craft Speedboat? For $250,000 this 27-foot solid mahogany gem can be yours!

But, if you're looking for something more practical, check out the Nieman Marcus iPhone 4 case. This exclusive crocodile-embossed leather case with zip closure is only $98. Color choices include Raspberry (shown above), Taupe, Chocolate, or Red.

I love a little bling. I once had a co-worker (shout out: Sarah Peak!) who spent hours applying rhinestones to my gold stapler so that all my office supplies would be jewel encrusted. Tweezerman obviously believes in a little bling too. These babies are made from real Swaroski Crystals! (ps. The little lipstick-looking tube is actually a holder for the tweezers!) Such a posh gift for a lady in your life who deserves to be pampered.

Check out the entire Christmas book online at Nieman You can also follow Nieman Marcus on Twitter @neimanmarcus.

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Versace Heads to H&M

Versace is coming to H&M later this month! On the 19th of November the Downtown H&M store will open it's doors early for the launch of the collection which will include leather jackets for $299, costume jewelry for $19.95, silk scarves for $29.95, dresses for $149 and even high-heeled lace up boots for $149. For the first time at H&M, the Versace launch will also include home furnishings including pillows and bedspreads. The collection will make it's debut in 300 stores worldwide and online in select countries. Mark your calendars and get ready to snag some designer duds just in time for the holiday season!