Holiday Shopping Wishlist: Karan Dannenberg Clothier



Capture the magic of the holiday season by heading to Belltown and shopping locally from Karan Dannenberg Clothier. Since 1997, Karan Dannenberg has been wardrobing clients with gorgeous apparel and accessories from brands like Nicole Miller, Rock Star Jewelry, Cookie Johnson, Creenstone, Mackage, Mandy Moon Vintage, Alberto Makali, Sympli, SW3 and more. Here are a few of our favorite holiday gifts that you'll find in store now. Karan Dannenberg and her team will even help with gift wrapping and shipping!

Shopping tip: Make a day of it! Shop for your holiday gifts at the boutique and then head next door to Local 360 for brunch. (Don't miss the Ginger Grapefruit mimosa!)



Gift Idea #1- A beautiful Creenstone coat
This season in store you'll find sophisticated outerwear by Creenstone. Based out of Amsterdam, Creenstone specializes in crafting beautiful coats that are feminine, flattering and functional. Multiple sizes, styles and colors are in stock now. These warm coats make a great gift that will last for years to come.












Gift Idea #2- Rock Star Jewelry 
Magnolia-based Rock Star Jewelry is the perfect gift for the girl who has everything. Designer Martha Driver uses gorgeous gemstones and crafts each piece by hand. The line includes beautiful statement necklaces, colorful earrings, and bracelets that can take outfits from day to evening in no time.



Gift Idea #3- A cozy caplet
Stay warm this season and wrap yourself in a colorful double knit cape by Lombaggi. Side buttons give the illusion of sleeves on this easy to wear piece that is perfect for layering on a cold day.







Gift Idea #4- The Perfect Holiday Dress
New York-based designer Yoana Baraschi makes it easy to hit the holiday party circuit in style this year with her sparkly quarter-sleeve sequin dress.












Gift Idea #5- A holiday-inspired eyeglass case
Whiting and Davis want to make storing your glasses safe and stylish. We love these adorable cases that won't get lost in your purse and make excellent stocking stuffers.















Can't decide? Gift certificates are also available!

Karan Dannenberg Clothier
2232 First Ave. 
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-3442
Find information about new arrivals, upcoming events and more on Facebook!



Shop local and get cozy at the Cashmere Holiday Party


Join three local cashmere companies at Trillium Custom Tailoring in Bellevue on Thursday, December 12th for a special Cashmere Holiday party! Featured lines include Paychi Guh, BENU and Mere Basics. (You may remember Paychi Guh and BENU from the Independent Designer Runway Show in Bellevue.) At the event you'll also have the opportunity to meet designer Kathleen Baxley of Mere Basics. The company just launched it's first online boutique and the entire product line makes the perfect gift! Shop local for the holidays and don't miss out on this great event!

What: Cashmere Holiday Party

When: Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2013 from 6-8pm

Where: Trillium Custom Tailoring 10500 NE 8th St. Bellevue (Inside Bellevue Place)

Here's a look at our top picks from the designers!

Multi color handknitted cashmere scarf by BENU

Mere Basics pure cashmere leggings

Paychi Guh Everyday Scoop cashmere sweater

{far4} hosts Shana Luther pop-in tonight from 5-8pm


Join Seattle boutique {far4} for a Shana Luther pop-up party tonight from 5-8pm. The Brooklyn-based handbag line will be available for a limited time only in Seattle, so stop by, socialize and get your holidays shopping done in style. 

The Shana Luther design philosophy is simple: modern, clean design made with thoughtfully sourced materials and impressive craftsmanship. Luxurious yet tough, these designs are meant to be worn. To ensure quality control, the entire line is manufactured right here in the U.S.A. Check out this great video for a behind the scenes look of the manufacturing process. 



What: Shana Luther pop-in at {far4}

When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 5-8pm

Where: {far4} 1020 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

RSVP: For a chance to win a Shana Luther wallet RSVP now 

Event Hashtag: #ShanaLutherFar4

For those that love the outdoors: The Patagonia Legacy Collection


In celebration of their 40th anniversary, Patagonia is bringing back 10 timeless favorites just in time for holiday gift giving.  These Legacy Collection vintage classics are re-interpreted with modern materials and design lines that are available exclusively in Patagonia stores and online at Patagonia.com. 




Featured styles include the classic Patagonia all-wear down jacket (available in 2 colors), the Special Edition quilted vest, and the Post Foamback Cagoule rain poncho. 


Additional holiday gift ideas include the Kleen Kanteen stainless steel water bottle, the Patagonia Expedition Sewing Kit, and the Patagonia Powder Town beanie. 


Patagonia
2100 First Ave. 
Seattle, WA 98121
You can also find Patagonia on Facebook.




Shop Local at the Amex + Delta Pop-Up


Going on now through December 23rd you can shop for all your holiday gifts at a special American Express + Delta Pop-Up Shop taking place in Downtown Seattle. Each week has a different theme and this week, it's beauty & fashion. Shop from local vendors including Clementine, Zebra Club, Mishu, Kimberly Baker, Blackbird, April Pride and more. The Pop-up runs daily from 10am until 7pm and stays open an hour later on Friday and Saturday nights. Happy Shopping!

American Express + Delta Pop-Up Shop
55 University Street
(Located at Alki Arts at Harbor Steps)
Seattle, WA 98101

Stylish Holiday Wish Lists: Wanelo Holidays

#WaneloHolidays

AIS hosts benefit event for Inspire Youth Project



Join the Art Institute of Seattle for a student-produced holiday soiree featuring food, drinks, music, art and a silent auction benefitting the Inspire Youth Project. Formerly known as Rise N' Shine, Inspire Youth Project offers emotional support and advocacy to at-risk youth. The event is taking place on Thursday, December 5th from 5-8pm. Admission is $5 at the door. The Art Institute of Seattle is located at 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. Street and garage parking available.

A week's worth of outfit inspiration

Clementine to host Ricefield Collective Pop-In Shop


Ricefield Collective will be popping up this Saturday, November 23rd at Clementine in West Seattle. Shop the colorful, handmade selection of knit hats and scarves as you help support relief efforts for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Pop In Shop will donate $1 for every RSVP from now until the event and 10% of event sales will be donated directly to the cause. Clementine is located in West Seattle at 4447 California Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98116. Can't make the event? Check out what's popping up online at Clementines.com

Queen Anne Holiday Shopping Guide: Charley + May



You don't have to wait until Small Business Saturday to shop at your favorite local boutiques. Charley + May on Queen Anne is gearing up for the holidays and has a great selection of gift-worthy items that everyone on your list will love. Here are a few of my favorites. 


Stylish Bags by Keeper
If you're looking for something made in Seattle by hand, don't miss the gorgeous laser cut felt Peacock handbags by Keeper (pictured left). Each bag comes with a detachable leather strap that features a Peacock cutout detail and chain embellishment.  The company also makes a stylish envelope clutch (pictured right) composed of wool and recycled PET hand-laced with vegan tanned leather. If you stop by the store and love the idea of handcrafted felt accessories you might also want to check out the felt coasters by Keeper. They make a beautiful (and budget-friendly) hostess gift for the holidays.




Seattle-inspired soap by Blackbird
Another local favorite you'll find in stock at Charley + May is an assortment of Blackbird grooming products. In addition to their signature Beard Oil which is perfect for No Shave November, you'll find sweet smelling incense pyres and my personal favorite, the Blackbird May 18th black soap, inspired by eruption of Mount St. Helens. This soap set makes a great stocking stuffer for the guys on your list.






Eco-friendly water bottles by bkr in a rainbow of colors
I recently purchased my first bkr water bottle from Charley + May and now I'm hooked! Not only do I find myself drinking more water throughout the day, but I love the fact that I'm drinking out of glass not plastic. bkr bottles are not only better for my body- they're essential for the environment and they make a very stylish gift! #Cheers





Statement rings by Snash
Handmade in Brooklyn, Snash jewelry makes it easy to make a statement. The rings are unisex and easily adjustable. Charley + May owner Lauren Formicola even convinced the designer to make a Seattle skyline ring, making it even easier to show your city a little love.














A Sleek Portable Radio
Perfect for gadget geeks and music lovers alike, the Tivoli portable radio is the perfect way to take music anywhere without sacrificing space. Great for the office, outdoors, travel and home, these sleek radios make a great practical gift!













Socks by Stance
If you're late to the Stance socks bandwagon, jump right on. These socks are crazy comfortable and super cool making them a perfect gift for those "hard to shop for" people on your list. Stance socks are available for men, women and kids in crazy prints and patterns that will suit any personality and style preference. You'll like these socks so much that you'll probably want to pick up a pair (or two) for yourself.







The Hug Mug
You can't help but smile when you see the porcelain Hug Mug by Alessi. Hand-decorated and perfect for minimalists, the Hug Mug is great for coffee and tea lovers who take their morning ritual seriously (but not too seriously.)

Charley + May
2225 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Shop online at Shop.CharleyandMay.com

Styled Seattle produces another great issue of Styled Right magazine



Vicci Martinez looks stunning on the cover of this month's Styled Right magazine. Available online, the new issue features style advice from Clinton Kelly, host of TLC's What Not to Wear, Thrifting tips from Evening Magazine's Kim Holcomb, dating advice from Lindzi Cox of The Bachelor, holiday must-haves from the "It List" including White Space jewelry stackable rings and cashmere scarves by Paychi Guh, plus tips on how to thrive this holiday season. Read the full issue online here: http://bit.ly/1e1DRYD

Shop for a cause: The 30th Annual Goodwill Glitter Sale is coming Nov. 9th and 10th


Time flies when you're having fun. This year Seattle Goodwill is hosting it's 30th annual Glitter Sale which will take place this weekend, November 9th and 10th. 

This year's designer highlights for the annual Goodwill Glitter sale include Burberry, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Trina Turk, Michael Kors and more. Admission is free to the two-day sale which will run daily November 9th and 10th from 9am-6pm. “I am excited to be celebrating 30 years of the Glitter Sale because this is one of the ways to support our free job training and education programs,” said Cindi Forslund, Vice President of Operations for Goodwill. “This year we expanded the Glitter Sale space so there are even more fabulous items to shop.”

To help expedite shopping Goodwill will be using a numbering system so that customers do not need to stand in line for prolonged periods of time.  Upon arrival at the sale, customers should go to the table outside the store to get their number. The number is both entrance to the sale and the number to access the jewelry counter. Racks will be restocked throughout the weekend. New this year: Uber has teamed up with Seattle Goodwill to offer new users their first ride FREE up to $20 to make shopping the sale easier.  Just sign up by using promo code: GLITTERSEA. (The promo code is good through 11/30/13). 


Preview items from the sale including clothing, jewelry, accessories and other glam attire on Goodwill’s blog, Cup of Goodwill.  Individuals can sign up to receive blog posts at www.seattlegoodwill.org/blogAll sales from the Glitter Sale benefit Goodwill's free job training and education programs that help individuals in our community get the skills needed to gain meaningful employment. 

Book Review: Parisienne French



My first two trips to Paris would have been a lot different had I taken the time to learn a few key phrases in French. I was busy, London was the focus of my trip, and despite the Spanish courses I took in high school my foreign language skills were limited if not severely lacking. One of my most memorable exchanges was in a Parisian coffee shop where I struggled to order a simple Americano. Turns out, in Paris "Cafe Americain" is filtered coffee. "Cafe Leger" on the other hand is espresso with double the water. As I struggled to figure this out (in English) and the barista struggled to help me (in French) the rest of the customers in line behind me began to get impatient. Feeling annoyed and sensing that I had no intention of trying to figure out my order in French the barista finally turns to me and says in perfect English, "Just tell me what you want to drink." Note to self: learn a few key phrases if you don't want everyone in the local coffee shops to hate you. Noted.




Turns out, Paris may be in my cards again very soon, except this time I plan on taking this trusty new sidekick (pictured left) also known as "Parisienne French: Chic Phrases, Slang & Style" by Rhianna Jones. This book was easy to digest and fun to read. Highlights include a user-friendly pronunciation key, common phrases for any stylish situation, a guide to the 20 arrondissements (neighborhoods) and a quick overview of Parisian culture. A must-read for anyone who doesn't speak French and plans on visiting the famous "City of Light".
This book is the perfect budget-friendly gift for your stylish friends who love to travel, because when all else fails, at least you'll always have Paris.


Parisienne French
Chic Phrases, Slang & Style
by Rhianna Jones
$14.95 US/$17.50 CAN

A golden glow just in time for Halloween


If you're planning to show a little skin on Halloween (or even if you're not), a golden glow can go a long way this time of year. Providing clients with an eco-friendly alternative to traditional tanning beds, Seattle-based Divine Sunless Tanning offers clients mobile service for a quick and easy airbrush tan that won't harm skin. The company was recently featured in the October issue of Allure magazine and works with clients year-round to maintain a gorgeous glow. Divine Sunless Tanning offers a variety of services to suit every need from a 2-hour express glow for girls who "gotta have it now" to the "Beautiful Assets" package which uses an artists airbrush to define jawbones, highlight cheekbones and contour cleavage. Owner Wendy Smith also offers bridal packages and tanning parties for groups of 3 or more. It's time to get your glow on!


10 reasons you need a Divine Sunless Tan

#10- You're going somewhere sunny on vacation.

# 9- You just got back from a tropical vacation and need a easy to maintain your glow.

# 8- You have a friend's wedding to attend.

# 7- You have your own wedding to attend.

# 6- It's your birthday.

# 5- You're having photos taken soon.

# 4- Your best friend is getting married and the bachelorette party is in Vegas. (This means a little black dress is on the agenda and you'll need a faux glow to perk up your skin.)

# 3- Because tanning beds are SOOOOO out.

# 2- Because you're not so great with bronzer and an overall golden glow might make your "get ready" routine a little bit easier.

# 1- Because you live in the Northwest and chances are you're a little bit pasty this time of year......or possibly, year-round.



If you're new to sunless tanning you'll want to check out Divine Sunless Tan's preparation tips to get the best results. Book an appointment online at DivineTan.com or call (206) 240-7883. Save on your next session by liking Divine Sunless Tan on Facebook and leaving a comment with the word "Ghoul" to receive a 20% discount on the tan of your choice.




Calypso St. Barth now open at University Village


Once a modest collection of resort-wear based in St. Barth, Calypso St. Barth has grown into a luxury lifestyle brand with a growing international following. Inspired by travel, culture, and art, the brand's apparel and accessories are designed to be easily mixed and matched to create a chic looks for everyday wear. Celebrity fans of the line include stylist Rachel Zoe, fashion blogger and TV host Sydne Summer and actress Jennifer Aniston. A brand new Calypso St. Barth store is now open at the University Village. Stop by to welcome the team to the neighborhood and enjoy 25% off your purchase now through Sunday, October 27th. Shop online at CalypsoStBarth.com using code FALLFF13.




Locally made hostess gifts you'll love

It's the time of year for get togethers and gatherings filled with warm food and good friends. Don't show up empty handed. Here are a few hostess gifts you'll love to give...and receive. Everything on this list is made locally and available right here in Seattle. 

Custom gloves for wine and champagne are now available from local leather and fur designer Carole McClellan. Available in multiple colors and materials these adorable accessories are the perfect way to dress up your next bottle of wine. Visit CaroleMcClellan.com


Chocolate is always well received, especially when it's made right here in Seattle. Theo's is the first organic and fair trade chocolate factory in the country and their seasonal flavors like Gingerbread Spice and Coconut Mint are oh-so-good. Available locally at Fireworks Gift Gallery. 


Screen printed right here in Seattle these cotton tea towels by Oliotto feature maps of the Emerald City. Great as a house warming gift or a souvenir for out of town friends. Feeling creative? Add a frame and the tea towel instantly becomes wall art. Available in Ballard at Venue 



Handcrafted in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood, glassybaby candle holders make a colorful hostess gift. When illuminated with a simple tea light candle these gorgeous vessels create a warm ambiance that is perfect for this time of year. For store locations or to shop online visit www.glassbaby.com

FGI hosts A Color Conversation with International Color Expert Leatrice Eiseman


Fashion fans in the city are already counting down the days until the next Fashion Group International event featuring international color expert Leatrice Eiseman. As the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and the author of six books on color theory, Leatrice is well-versed on the art and science of color and the impact it has on our everyday lives. If you've ever wondered how the Pantone Color of the Year is selected or pondered how the top color trends are forecasted- this event is for you! Early bird ticket sales have closed, but a limited number of tickets are still available via Brown Paper Tickets for the October 29th event at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Craving more color? Check out the Eiseman Color Blog





What: A Color Conversation with Leatrice Eiseman

When: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 from 6-8:30pm

Where: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 727 Pine St. Seattle, WA 

Tickets: Prices vary. Visit Brown Paper Tickets for availability. 

Twitter: @FGISeattle


                               Recommended reading: Spring 2014 Pantone Fashion Color Report



W Seattle hosts Wear Wednesdays event featuring Mario's


The Wear Wednesdays fashion series at the W Seattle is still going strong and if you're in the market for a new pair of jeans you'll want to join Mario's for an exclusive fall fashion event on Wednesday, October 23rd from 5-7pm. The evening will include a denim showcase featuring brands like Vince, Paige, Hudson and 3x1 Denim and Mario's style experts will be on hand help guests pick out the perfect fit. Guests will also enjoy happy hour pricing on all refreshments throughout the event and have the opportunity to take away a stylish swag bag. For event updates follow @WSeattle on Twitter using event hashtag #WearWednesdays. 

Take a peek at what goes on behind the scenes at 3x1 Denim. Every single pair of their jeans is made in their NYC factory. #MadeInAmerica

Don't miss Macy's fall fashion event featuring local bloggers

Local style bloggers including Jess Estrada of Fresh Jess.com and Alix Hernandez of AlixRose.com will be at the Bellevue Macy's store this Saturday, October 19th from 2-4pm to report on their favorite fall fashion trends and present their essential picks for the season. Guests will enjoy mini manicures by Hoa Salon, a braid bar courtesy of Gene Juarez and a special fashion emergency kit with purchases of $75 or more.

What: Macy's Fall 2013 Fashion Event

When: Saturday, Oct. 19th from 2-4pm

Where: Bellevue Square Macy's

Why: Because shopping with your favorite style bloggers while getting mini manicures is the perfect way to spend a Saturday!







Karan Dannenberg Clothier to host Yoana Baraschi Trunk Show

Belltown boutique Karan Dannenberg Clothier will host a special Yoana Baraschi trunk show on Saturday, October 26th from 11am-5pm. Yoana's fall collection titled "Blue" features gorgeous dresses, easy knits, and structured jackets in a variety of shapes and silhouettes that incorporate intricate design details. Guests are invited to experience the fall collection in person while enjoying refreshments and entering to win a Yoana Baraschi dress of their choice.

 Get inspired to shop the line by taking a peek at the Yoana Baraschi Fall '13 video. 



What: Yoana Baraschi Trunk Show

When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 11am-5pm

Where: Karan Dannenberg Clothier 2232 First Ave. Seattle, WA (next door to Local 360)

Why: Because you have lots of holiday events on your calendar and nothing to wear. And also because you like to #ShopLocal. 

Stella McCartney x goop add new pieces to the collection








Stella McCartney and goop have recently added two new pieces to the Stella McCartney x goop capsule collection, a luxury designer collaboration available exclusively on goop.com. The latest collaboration was sparked from the close friendship between the designer and goop founder, actress Gwyneth Paltrow. One of the newest items to be unveiled is a long sleeve fit and flare white dress with invisible zippers at the wrist (pictured left). Also recently added was the Beckett clutch in white (also pictured left). Additional items in the collection include a pair of black denim pants with navy velvet panels on the front, a charcoal gray wool jumpsuit with a drawstring waist, and a classic chic gray wool blazer. Shop the collection online at Goop.com.






Carole McClellan to host weekend sample sale


Acclaimed Seattle designer Carole McClellan is opening up her downtown atelier to host a special sample sale October 18-21st. The event will feature artisan made sportswear, special occasion leather, handbags, collectible fabric and fur garments. More than 100 items will be available for men and women, priced at 60-70% off. Carole's work has been sold in stores such as Nordstrom and was even featured last fall at the the Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket exhibit at EMP. Don't miss your chance to meet the designer and score an original Carole McClellan piece of your own.
What:
Carole McClellan Sample Sale

When:
Friday, October 18th - Monday, October 21st
Daily hours from 11am-7pm 
(Sunday hours are from 11am-5pm only)

Where:
Carole McClellan Designs
606 2nd Ave. No. 202
Seattle, WA 98104

Introducing e-commerce boutique JJ Caprices

What do you get when you mix an avid traveler with an eye for style? 

After visiting more than 33 countries and falling in love with the people and places along the way, Jennifer Jedda decided it was time to combine her wanderlust with her desire to showcase extraordinary creations from artisans around the world. Just a mere two months old, JJ Caprices features hand-selected jewelry, scarves, fragrances, and home accents from countries like India, Israel, France and Spain. Every single item featured on the site was discovered in it's country of origin during Jennifer's travels. Along with the item descriptions you'll also find information about where Jennifer discovered each piece and why she was drawn to it. Take for example, the soft pink enamel cuff (pictured below, left) made by Israeli jewelry designer Leetal Kalmanson. This gorgeous, handmade piece was discovered by Jennifer while strolling the streets of Jerusalem. In love with Paris? You'll want to check out the delicate votive candles (pictured below, right) wrapped in vintage Parisian lace by designer Jeanne Notari. "I showcase women's accessories and smaller home accents that have surprised and delighted me," says owner Jennifer Jedda, "My purpose is not only to sell beautiful things, but to engage my women clientele by sharing stories of the places the pieces come from as well as the artists that give each item a heartbeat."




Just in time for the holiday shopping season, JJ Caprices offers women the chance to roam the world and discover gorgeous little gems while supporting artists around the globe. A portion of every JJ Caprices purchase goes to World Vision to sponsor girls in developing countries. The contribution is used to provide education, water and health to girls and their families so that they can sustain a better quality of life. Shop now and enjoy free shipping on all standard orders over $50. You'll also want to sign up for the JJ Caprices newsletter to save 15% on your first order. 

Shop Local: Check out JJ Caprices in person and meet Jennifer Jedda at the Bellevue Athletic Club trunk show on Nov. 9th. 

Can't get enough? You can also follow Jennifer's global travel adventures on her personal travel blog. And since she's traveled to more than 30+ countries, we couldn't resist asking Jennifer for her top 5 travel tips. 


Tip # 1- Make bookings a breeze with sites like Skyscanner.com. It's easy to check multiple sites for the best prices on airfare and hotel and find the ones that offer "free cancellation" in case your travel plans change. 

Tip # 2- When traveling on a budget take trains or public transportation from the airport into the city so that you can splurge on other aspects of your trip like champagne and good food. By taking the RER into Paris you can save 50-70 EUR which is around the price of lunch at the famed Tour d'Argent. 

Tip #3- Research your destination to maximize your trip. "There are so many resources online where you can easily find details on tours, places and packages that speak to things that might interest you," says Jennifer. Don't miss out on the hidden gems the city has to offer. 

Tip #4- Despite all that research, make sure you always leave room in your itinerary to just "get lost". Wander the streets, duck into cafes, meet locals, sit and soak in the surroundings, eat at a restaurant off the beaten path...."These deviations have proven to be some of the most enriching experiences of my trips," adds Jennifer. 

Tip #5- My travel essentials include my Tumi crossbody bag (stylish yet sensible for keeping valuables safe) and my travel "all-in-one" adapter which works in multiple countries to make getting "plugged in" a cinch. 


Check out highlights from one of Jennifer's favorite travel experiences in Mali via her travel blog, One Girl's Travel Adventures: