Sep 30, 2010

West Seattle Boutique Fashion Show- tonight

Join West Seattle's best boutiques including Carmilia's, Coastal Surf Boutique, Clementine, Edie's Shoes and Sweetie for a fashion show to benefit the Gulf Resoration Network (GRN*) efforts tonight at Shadowland. Come be entertained by guest emcee Mike Powell, win raffle prizes and get afterparty discounts at Clementine Thursday night and all weekend long.

TEN for TEN: Buy a $10 GRN card and get 10% OFF your purchases Sept 30-Oct 2 at all participating shops!

*GRN has mobilized all available resources to monitor and respond to BP's oil drilling disaster and is calling on BP and the federal government to clean up this oil disaster and make coastal communities whole again. GRN is a 16-year old environmental advocacy non-profit that works to unite and empower people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf of Mexico region for future generations. GRN plays a pivotal role in coordinating strategic collaborations across the Gulf, providing their members with technical assistance, and running effective campaigns to successful address environmental threats in Gulf communities.

**You may want to call ahead and reserve a table at Shadowland. Space is limited and it'll be first come, first served!**

What: West Seattle Fashion Show to Save the Gulf

When: Thursday, September 30 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

4458 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA

Alhambra Now Carrying McGinn

If you love a great dress you're gonna want to check out the new line of McGinn cocktail and special occasion dresses at Alhambra. The pieces are so much fun and totally worth the splurge!

This polka dot Garance dress has burn out velvet detail paired with chiffon. Add some peep toe patent leather pumps and you're ready for a stylish night on the town.

I am in love with this black rouched dress with sheer pink chiffon straps.

This Nicola structured dress in deep purple has short sleeves and a seriously stylish silhouette. LOVE.

Check out the rest of the fall fashion favorites at Alhambra located at 101 Pine St. in Seattle.


Sep 28, 2010

Half Past Lavish Announces: SOIREE

Half Past Lavish, Seattle's premier event planning company recently launched an online publication called SOIREE which showcases event and entertaining ideas from the Half Past Lavish Event Production team and contributors. The first issue launched earlier this month and included interviews with lululemon and Lush Handmade Cosmetics.

Click here to read the premier issue of SOIREE magazine.

Sep 25, 2010

8th Annual YWCA Closet Treasures Sale

Enjoy guilt-free shopping at the 8th Annual YWCA Closet Treasures Sale Oct. 2 and 3 at the YWCA located at 1118 Fifth Ave., in Seattle. You’ll find high quality, new, gently used, and vintage clothing (including evening gowns and leather coats), plus shoes and accessories, all below consignment-store prices. Most items are under $50. Featured designer labels include St. John, Prada, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, BCBG, Yves Saint Laurent and Cole Haan. The preview sale is Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a suggested donation of $35. You’ll be treated to complimentary refreshments and get first access to the sale. The public sale is Sunday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and includes free admission, new items and bargains throughout the day, as well as purchase discounts. Cash, check, Visa and Mastercard accepted. Preview selected clothing items online at All proceeds benefit Dress for Success® Seattle.

Sep 24, 2010

Girl Power Hour Turns 3- TONIGHT!

Girl Power Hour is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary *tonight* at the Report Footwear Showroom in Factoria.
Join the savviest girls in Seattle for a stylish social networking event celebrating empowerment, philanthropy and social GLAM. Be part of an elite group to experience this unique space while enjoying:

-The Wish Bar featuring amazing giveaways all night long!

- A special presentation of the GPH Power Awards to notable influencers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists in our community (You won't want to miss this!)

-A look inside the REPORT Lounge showcasing this season’s hottest trends in footwear plus a Runway shoe show presented by REPORT Signature featuring Spring/Summer 2011 trends

-Seattle Met Magazine Photo Lounge and interviews on the pink carpet

-Seattle’s hottest DJ’s spinning grooves you can lounge to

-Learn about how the YWCA is the leading organization for moving women and families out of crisis, towards empowerment. Bring an item for their upcoming Couture Sale and get an extra drink ticket!

Date: September 24, 2010

Time: 8pm-Midnight

Location: REPORT showrooms in Factoria (off of I-90)

Attire: Dress to Impress

Tickets: $60 for General Admission. Ticket price includes drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, and swag bags for first 100 guests. Get there early! VIP tickets are $150 and includes an open bar, priority parking, private VIP lounge to get pampered in, hors d’oeuvres, complimentary subscription to Seattle Met Magazine and Special VIP swag Bags (limited capacity).

Click here to get your tickets now!

Girl Power Hour 3 Year Anniversary party sponsors include Report Shoes, Seattle Met Magazine, Rocketdog Communications, Incentive Solutions, Pearl Vodka, Anheuser-Busch, Popchips, ITVNW, Girly Girl Wines, Seattle Fashion TV, Karuza & Koh, New York Cupcakes, and the YWCA.

Sep 23, 2010


Join DELI on Saturday, October 2nd for a fun filled evening of kids fashion! Local brand Quest Kids will be unveiling their Fall 2010 collection with kiddie models, beverages, music, and much more! Check out the save the date video by clicking here.

What: Quest Kids Fall Fashion Show

When: October 2, 2010

Where: DELI 1307 1st Ave.

Time: 5:30-8:30pm

Sep 22, 2010

5th Annual "Sips & Shoes" Event

"Sips & Shoes", Seattle's premiere wine and shoe event will return on Sunday, October 3rd to the Grand Hyatt in Downtown Seattle. Over 30 Northwest wineries will participate in the event and a variety of Seattle's best shoe stores including Queen Anne Dispatch, Shoetini, Sole Food, and Romax will have displays to showcase fall footwear and help guests shop for a new pair of shoes! The event will also feature a silent aution and guests are asked to donate a pair of new or gently used shoes to auction off for a good cause. Small bites will be provided by local vendors including Wink Cupcakes, LaPanzanella Crackers, KIND Healthy Snacks and DRY Soda. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Ryther Child Center which provides comprehensive behavioral health care to children and their families struggling with issues of child abuse and neglect, mental illness and chemical dependency. For more information, visit

What: "Sips & Shoes"

When: Sunday, October 3rd

Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel 721 Pine Street

Time: 4-7pm

Tickets: $40- Click here to buy online.

Sep 20, 2010

Stella McCartney Now at Zovo Lingerie

Zovo Lingerie is now carrying Stella McCartney lingerie! That means it's the perfect time to indulge in some sultry lingerie so that you can still feel pretty under your layers of clothes now that fall weather is upon us. If you haven't had a bra fitting in awhile, get one done while you're there! Zovo Lingerie carries the largest assortment of bras in Seattle ranging from size 28AA to 46K.

4612 26th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 525-9686

Sep 16, 2010

Introducing: Plaid Doctrine

Style and sustainability fuse together beautifully at Plaid Doctrine. Based in Seattle, the Plaid Doctrine team proves that work bags and accessories can be savvy, environmentally friendly and stand up to extensive travel. Founder Suzanne Park has logged 300,000+ miles traveling for work and created Plaid Doctrine after feeling frustrated with the bags available on the market at the time. Her line of vintage-inspired bags are built for modern times and made from high performance recycled fabrics and prime grade, vegetable-tanned leather. “These are the kinds of bags I would’ve killed for in my days of non-stop travel," says Suzanne, "They’re good-looking, but not too trendy. They’re green. And they’re built to last. It’s a win/win/win!”

Plaid Doctrine carries a variety of products including these fabulous brief cases (pictured below) which double as a sleek laptop case (fits up to a 17'' screen). The fabric is made from recycled bottles and is water and stain resistant. I'm in love with the striped colorway, it looks like an old-fashioned suit case!

Plaid Doctrine also carries stylish sleeves (that are locally sewn) for your ipad. Light-weight, foam-padded and fully lined in hardy ripstop nylon, these ipad sleeves are attractive and don't smell like a scuba suit. (Amen!)

My favorite Plaid Doctrine piece is the red houndstooth laptop tote (pictured below). It's a cool fusion between a handbag, a backpack and a brief case, plus has adjustable straps, which is great for customizing the perfect length!

To minimize their carbon footprint, Plaid Doctrine sources all materials domestically and even manufactures 100% of their goods right here in the USA. Support a savvy & sustainable local business and check out the entire Plaid Doctrine line by clicking here!


Sep 15, 2010

Adam Levine Launches Clothing Line

Maroon 5's Adam Levine launched his own clothing line "222" at the Project trade show in Las Vegas last month. Levine went into business with his father, Fred Levine who owns and operates a chain of speciality boutiques in Los Angeles called M. Fredric , his long-time stylist Aristotle Circa and Sami Cooper, a cousin of his father's who owns an apparel factory that will produce the line. The collection includes t-shirts, jeans and leather jackets for men, and silk dresses, knit tops and wraps for women. The entire line features 50 women's styles and 25 men's styles. So far the line has been picked up by several retailers including Lisa Kline. Stay tuned for more details!

Sep 14, 2010

Opal Anniversary Sale

Join Opal boutiques for their anniversary sale on Thursday, September 16th. Enjoy 15% off all regular priced merchandise (VIP members receive 20% off) and additional markdowns off select sale items. Wine will be served at all 3 locations from 5-8pm. Happy Anniversary, Opal!!!

- Opal Locations -

17887 Redmond Way, Suite 110
Redmond, Washington 98052

2121 Terry Avenue, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98121

15117 Main Street. Suite B102
Mill Creek, WA 98012

Sep 9, 2010

The Bellevue Collection Celebrates Fashion's Night Out


Over 70 stores at The Bellevue Collection are participating in Fashion's Night Out this year and offering guests a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to shop 'till they drop. Taking place on Friday, September 10th, this special night of fashion and music is open to the public. “We have put together a fun and stylish night out to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out,” says Jennifer Leavitt, vice president, marketing for The Bellevue Collection. “With so many stores offering events, exclusive deals, a live DJ in Center Court, petite bites and a gift with purchase, it promises to be an exciting night out to shop for fall fashions. It is a perfect evening to do a girls night out a The Collection.” The first 200 guests to check in at Guest Services in Center Court the night of the event (after 7 pm) will receive a stylish wristlet. Guests can also enter to win a $1000 Bellevue Collection Gift Certificate in Center Court between 7 - 10 pm.

Additional event highlights include (valid the night of the event only):
  • A special styling event at Banana Republic featuring 25% off fall arrivals when you spend $100 or more
  • Champagne, shopping and exclusive gifts at BCBG MAXAZRIA including a chance to win a trip to the next runway show in New York
  • Harnn is giving away a free bar of soap with any $20 purchase. Choose from their fragrance of rice bran oil based soaps, including the bestselling black rice soap! (It's amazing!)
  • lululemon athletica will be celebrating Fashion's Night Out in their new space! The party includes new product, refreshments and live music
  • Mercer will be offering 25% off the entire store
  • Nordstrom will joining Vogue, CFDA, NYC & Company and cities across the globe to celebrate fashion while supporting a great cause. 40% of all proceeds from Fashion’s Night Out merchandise will benefit the NYC AIDS Fund. Totes, hoodies and tees can be purchased at any participating store on the day of the event. Visit selected Nordstrom stores for exclusive FNO apparel, celebrity guest appearances, after-hours shopping, special events, sweepstakes and more.
  • Obadiah Salon is offering guests 25% off all hair services
  • Report Shoes is serving complimentary refreshments and giving away a special gift with purchase
  • Tiffany & Co. is offering complimentary machine engraving on all silver jewelry purchased between 7-10pm.
  • Zebra Club is offering a 20% discount on all purchases

Happy Fashion Night Out!

Sep 8, 2010

Fall '10: Sway & Cake

Seattle boutique Sway & Cake has all of Fall's best trends covered! This season you'll see some great military-inspired pieces including jackets and pants, footwear in all shapes and sizes (including clogs!), chunky sweaters, skinny jeans, over-the-knee boots, gorgeous print blouses and a full spectrum of dresses for every occasion. Here's a look at some of the key items you'll see in store this fall.

Trend: Silk Blouse
You'll need a great blouse to pair with all your skinny jeans this season and this one from Tucker by Gaby Basora is the perfect way to fill the void. Sway & Cake has carried this classic silk blouse for years and to this day it remains one of their top sellers.

Trend: Military Jacket
This West Style Story Military Jacket is another fall must-have. This line was created in Los Angeles, but made from Vintage Military Jackets from Paris. Talk about authenticity! *Love*

Trend: Ankle Boot
Everyone needs a great ankle boot for fall. This Cynthia Vincent "Nevin Bootie" has wrapped leather adjustable straps around the ankle and a 4'' heel for some serious height. The entire staff at Sway & Cake is obsessed with this shoe because it goes with everything and is shockingly comfortable to wear.

Trend: Party Dress
This electric blue asymmetrical dress by Laila Azhar is in stock now and is the perfect outfit to wear to all your holiday parties and events. It features a hidden side zipper and yummy silk fabric. This dress would even be great for a night on the town with the Cynthia Vincent Nevin Bootie (featured above).

Sway and Cake
1631 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Sep 7, 2010

Sidlab Introduces Rain Drops

When you're a beauty company based in rainy Portland, Oregon, your mission is to come up with products that are both
protective and preventative. That's why Sidlab recently introduced Rain Drops, an argan oil treatment that is nourishing, quenching, deep penetrating, and adds brilliant shine to parched hair. The Argan oil even comes from a women's co-op in Morocco! (LOVE!)

Rain Drops is an anti-oxidant and vitamin E rich treatment that will restore luster and tensile strength to all hair types. Unlike the real thing (which no one likes in their hair), Rain Drops will protect hair from the effects of humidity by weighing down frizz and fly-aways. Much like an umbrella, Rain Drops uses UV filters to protect the hair from damage caused by the sun. This product retails for $29 and can be found locally at Salon Intermezzo on Queen Anne.

Insider Tip: Use as a leave-in treatment after cleansing and conditioning to maximize benefits!

Congrats on the new product launch Sidlab! We *heart* your MAGIC Dry Shampoo!

London Fashion Windows

Just because you can't pick up and go on a trend shopping trip in London doesn't mean you can't enjoy the window displays! Check out this great Primark window on Oxford Street. As you can see, it's all about chunky knit scarves, loads of layers, and fingerless gloves!

I'm also loving the ultra feminine theme happening this fall, complete with bows, sequins and lace. Throw on a strand of pearls and you're ready for a night on the town.

New Look was showing casual clothing paired with tights, ankle boots and lots of faux fur vests. (Don't forget the knee high socks!)

I'm so excited for fall!!!

Sep 6, 2010

Seattle Boutique Blogspot Featured in Seattle Magazine

Seattle Boutique is honored to be part of a great collective of bloggers who were recently featutured in the September Fashion Issue of Seattle Magazine. The blog roll of noteworthy fashion bloggers in the city included Needle + Thread, Le 21eme Arrondissement, Fashion Network Seattle, and Glam.Spoon. Congrats!

Sep 5, 2010

New York Fashion Week Calendar

Just as Fall '10 collections are hitting the sales floors of our favorite retailers the fashion industry is focusing their attention on Spring 2011! That means only one thing- New York Fashion Week is just around the corner! Beginning September 9th and running through the 16th, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will highlight some of the world's best designers including Richard Chai, Cynthia Rowley, Isaac Mizrahi, Rebecca Minkoff, Charlotte Ronson, Zac Posen, Michael Kors and more!

NY Fashion Week Highlights

Thursday, September 9th
  • Richard Chai
  • Christian Siriano
  • Richie Rich

Friday, September 10th
  • BCBG Max Azria
  • Ports 1961
  • Nicole Miller
  • Fashion's Night Out!!!!

Saturday, September 11th
  • Lacoste
  • Cynthia Rowley
  • Vivienne Tam
  • Charlotte Ronson
  • Z Spoke by Zac Posen

Sunday, September 12th
  • Derek Lam
  • DKNY
  • Rebecca Minkoff
  • Diane Von Furstenberg
  • Max Azria
  • Y-3

Monday, September 13th
  • Carolina Herrera
  • Tracy Reese
  • Donna Karan New York
  • Leifsdottir
  • Betsey Johnson

Tuesday, September 14th
  • Vera Wang
  • Elie Tahari
  • Luca Luca
  • Narciso Rodriguez

Wednesday, September 15th
  • Tory Burch
  • Michael Kors
  • Nanette Lapore
  • Anna Sui

Thursday, September 16th
  • J. Mendel
  • Isaac Mizrahi
  • L.A.M.B.
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Calvin Klein

Sep 3, 2010

Fall '10 Trend: Tights

One of my favorite fall trends is matching up a great pair of shoes with a fabulous pair of tights and although it may be 90 degrees in NY this week, all my lovelies on the West Coast are experiencing a full sneak peak of fall weather (complete with wind and random downpours.) That means only one thing: Break out the tights because fall is upon us!

Tights are not only fashionable but functional (especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest) and they are a great way to spruce up an otherwise borderline boring outfit by adding color and texture in a way that is subtle but sophisticated. Wearing tights in the fall is also the perfect way to bridge your end-of-summer wardrobe with your fall favorites to help you ease into the new season.

You'll find everything you need to wear this trend online at NY-based They carry tights, leggings and leg warmers in every color and style you can imagine. They even have the over the knee socks you've been seeing in fashion mags and on celebs like Lindsay Lohan. Shop online now by clicking here.

Don't forget to check out Sock Theory on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. And you can also catch up on the latest news on the Sock Theory blog.

Sep 1, 2010

Designer Cynthia Rowley Visits Obadiah Salon

In town for Bellevue Fashion Week, designer Cynthia Rowley recently visited Obadiah Salon prior to a VIP event and wanted a trim for her naturally curly hair. “I was inspired by September’s Vogue cover of Halle Berry and suggested Cynthia try a new cut for the show that evening” said stylist Vu Montgomery, “Anne Vincent [Director of Merchandising at Vogue] told her to trust me, and Cynthia gave me the freedom to give her a short bob, which suited her perfectly, it was sophisticated yet fun and flirty and she loved it!" Obadiah Salon was first approached in 2009 to style hair for the first-ever produced Vogue Front Row Fashion Show for The Bellevue Collection's Fashion Week and participated again this year in addition to styling for other shows throughout the week. "The excitement and hectic pace of Fashion Week can in a strange way remove a sense of expectation from the designers, they just do not know what to expect- except the unexpected. We need to be flexible, moldable and ready for any situation” says Michelle Kleppe, owner of Obadiah Salon. Meeting Cynthia was a pleasant departure from the mayhem for the entire staff at Obadiah Salon. “Cynthia was calm, charming, and down to earth…she was just like us!” said Vu.

Cynthia, we love the new hair! Great job Vu! We want you to do our hair next!

Obadiah Salon
10500 NE 8th Street, Suite 214
Bellevue, WA 98004
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