Apr 30, 2013

Just in time for Spring: Coral Inspiration

BB Dakota Coraline Dress, $95


Rosaline Hampton Seasonal Style Notes & Event Recap

Last Thursday Rosaline Hampton hosted a special beauty and fashion event in Bellevue focusing on Spring/Summer trends in hair, make-up and wardrobe. Guests sipped on champagne while sampling Lady Yum desserts including decadent macaroons and sparkly sugar cookies. The overview of trends included a discussion about the seasonal color palette and how to work it into your existing wardrobe, a summary of hair trends (flowy, wash and wear hair is the "look" this season), make-up trends (colorful eyes, lips and cheeks, but not all at the same time), and insight on how to wear stripes (break them up by adding a jacket if you wear them on top). The event also included hair consultations, custom wardrobe styling tips and swag bags filled with must-have hair and make-up products for the season including the coveted Davines Sea Salt primer spray, a sheer blush by Senna cosmetics and Make-Up Geek's signature Gel eyeliner in "Fame", a beautiful aqua blue.

Takeaway tips from the evening:
1) Invest in a water filter for your shower- Chemicals and chlorine in tap water can strip color and shine from your hair. (Rosaline Hampton Salon offers a Davines detox treatment to restore lackluster locks. It literally pulls out toxins from inside the hair shaft. Add it on to your next service.)

2) Don't be afraid to experiment with this season's bright colors for eyes and lips. If you love the look of bold lips but aren't quite ready to take the plunge, try a bright lip gloss instead. To brighten eyes and add an unexpected pop of color, try an aqua or navy eyeliner on the top or bottom lash line.

3) If you have oily skin, try a powder illuminator in lieu of a liquid highlighter. Dry skin? Do the opposite.

4) Find ways to incorporate your favorite fashion trends in the form of accessories. Love mini floral prints? Stripes? Find those items in accessories like bracelets or a pair of shoes. There's always a way to wear your favorite fashion trends even if it's in small doses.

5)  If you're stuck in a fashion rut, break out by flipping it. For example, if you normally gravitate toward wearing bright colors on top and dark colors on the bottom, flip it by wearing bright colors on the bottom and dark colors on top. Love prints and patterns but find yourself only wearing them on top? Flex your fashion muscles for spring and seek out dresses and skirts in your favorite prints and patterns. You'll have fun experimenting with this fashion challenge and find new ways to play with your favorite fashion trends.

The Trend Event also served as a fundraiser for Rosaline Hampton's Fashion Camp which will take place July 10-13th in Bellevue. Fashion Camp is a non-profit organization designed to help at-risk teens build confidence and overcome adversity while exploring the art of hair, make-up, fitness and fashion. During the 4-day event, teens participate in a variety of workshops led by inspirational style mentors. More info at rhfashioncamp.com.

Apr 24, 2013

Rock Star Jewelry hosts Pre-Mother's Day Sale

Celebrating 12 years in business, Seattle-based Rock Star Jewelry is hosting a special pre-Mother's Day sale featuring 20% off all Rock Star Jewelry pieces. As an extra incentive, owner Martha Driver is also offering a free matching pair of earrings with the purchase of every necklace or bracelet. Now is the perfect time to shop local and buy the special women in your life a beautiful piece of jewelry they will cherish forever. Every piece of Rock Star Jewelry is hand-crafted using semi-precious gems sourced from all over the globe. The pre-Mother's Day sale will be held April 28th - May 11th. Rock Star Jewelry is available in Belltown at Karan Dannenberg Clothier. View the entire collection online at www.rockstarjewelry.com. 


Apr 19, 2013

Rosaline Hampton hosts spring beauty event to raise funds for 3rd Annual Fashion Camp

The trends are here but do you know how to make them work for you?

Discover the season's top hair, make-up and wardrobe trends and gain insight on the most flattering ways to wear them on Thursday, April 25th from 6-8pm at the Rosaline Hampton Salon in Bellevue. Guests will indulge in drinks and hors d'oeuvres while learning how to achieve the hottest spring/summer looks. Rosaline Hampton and her team of stylists will customize trends for each guest including a complimentary color palette analysis and a swag bag brimming with full sized hair and make-up products. The trend event is a fundraiser for the 3rd Annual Rosaline Hampton Fashion Camp, a non-profit summer camp experience designed to inspire and empower at-risk teens. A suggested donation of $250 will reserve your space and 100% of the proceeds will go directly toward the Fashion Camp fund. Grab your girlfriends and join Rosaline Hampton for a stylish night out to support a very worthy cause! 

What: Rosaline Hampton Spring/Summer Trend Event

When: April 25, 2013

Where: Rosaline Hampton 188 106th Ave. N.E. Suite #400 Bellevue, WA 98004

Time: 6-8pm

RSVP: 425.614.6377 or info@rosalinehampton.com

About Fashion Camp
The 3rd Annual Rosaline Hampton Fashion Camp will take place July 10-13th, 2013 in Bellevue. The non-profit camp for teen girls features interactive workshops on beauty, fashion, health, fitness, and goal setting led by an inspiring mix of style mentors. Admission to Fashion Camp is at no-cost to the participants and each teen receives a special “Fashion Camp Kit” filled with beauty products and swag provided by generous community sponsors. At the end of the week the girls "graduate" from camp by participating in a special runway show finale for friends and family. Rosaline Hampton sponsors the entire event and closes the salon for business while Fashion Camp is in session. Donations from community sponsors and event partners help to off-set the costs associated with camp supplies and materials. Interested parties who want to support Fashion Camp but cannot attend the fundraising event are encouraged to make an online donation

Apr 17, 2013

Spaahh at Hotel 1000 introduces new menu of Glam & Go services

While an entire spa day may be out of the question for many of us with a jam packed schedule and no time to spare, a mini spa experience for women on the go is definitely in the cards thanks to the Spaahh at Hotel 1000.  Designed with busy women in mind, the new menu of Glam & Go services at Spaahh allow you to escape and unwind on your lunch break. Guests can choose from select services including a relaxing massage, a Seattle-inspired Madison Mani or Pike Place Pedi, a rejuvenating Perfection Peel or even waxing services for the brow, lip or bikini area. Each service is approximately 30 minutes and includes lunch from BOKA, which means that by the time your treatment has concluded, lunch will be boxed up and ready to go so that you can get back to your day feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.

The Glam & Go experience starts with complimentary valet parking making it quick and easy to relax at the Spaahh. As you descend down the stairs from the hotel lobby you'll be whisked away to the relaxation room to fill out a few quick forms before you peruse the Glam & Go lunch menu from BOKA and place your order. Guests can choose from a variety of lunch options including a simple but delicious chicken caesar salad, a Tuna Nicoise salad, or something a little more substantial like a signature BOKA Burger.

The Glam & Go treatment I chose to experience today was the Corporate massage. To kick off the relaxation I was given a heated neck pillow to help ease into the spa experience while I filled out my intake forms and ordered lunch. Upon completion of the forms to indicate my massage preferences, Micha, the massage therapist, took me back to the treatment room. The massage was amazing and Micha helped ease the knots out of my upper back and shoulders. I'm prone to carrying stress in those areas because I work at a computer all day and the massage techniques she used really helped to alleviate the tension. Despite the fact that the massage was only 30 minutes long, it was more than enough time for me to unwind and get to place of total relaxation. The calming music, soothing aromatherapy and specialized massage techniques all helped make this express service something that I would definitely recommend to friends who are short on time but desperately in need of a little lunch hour rejuvenation. The best part? Checking out of the spa with my lunch in hand so that I could quickly get back to my desk with more than 10 minutes to spare! Now that's what I call a power lunch.

Glam & Go Spaahh Services
Brow or Lip Wax $30
Bikini Wax $55
Corporate Massage $65
Pike Place Pedi $55
Madison Mani $45
Perfection Peel $65
* All Glam & Go prices include lunch from BOKA plus complimentary valet parking. The Glam & Go menu is available Monday through Wednesday from 11am-2pm only.

Happy Hour at the Spaahh
If your office is located outside the city but you can sneak out of work early, you might want to check out the Spaahh Happy Hour taking place every Thursday from 4-8pm. Guests can choose from a Spaahh Express service and make a selection from the BOKA Happy Hour menu while sipping on a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.  The Happy Hour menu of services includes manicures, massages, waxing, skincare services and more. Call the spa for more information at 206.357.9490.
Ps. The Spaahh Happy Hour also makes the perfect prelude to a girls night out!

Spaahh at Hotel 1000
1000 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
On Twitter @Spaahh

Yoana Baraschi 10th Anniversary Trunk Show at Karan Dannenberg Clothier

Join Karan Dannenberg Clothier on  Saturday, April 20th
 to celebrate the 
10th Anniversary of 

Belltown's Karan Dannenberg Clothier is hosting a special Yoana Baraschi Trunk show this Saturday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the line. Described as "feminine yet fierce" Yoana's looks are edgy, chic, and easy to wear. Guests will enjoy O'Wine as they shop the collection to get their wardrobe ready for spring. The event will also include special drawings for a $100 gift certificate to the store and a signature Yoana Baraschi dress.

Yoana Baraschi 10th Anniversary Trunk Show

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Karan Dannenberg Clothier
2232 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121


Apr 15, 2013

It's Herve Leger Week at David Lawrence

If you're in need of a great party dress don't miss "Herve Leger Week" going on now at David Lawrence. Featuring 20% off the entire selection of Herve Lerger plus a special gift with purchase while supplies last this sale is the perfect opportunity to splurge on your favorite brand. The promotion ends on Sunday, April 21st. 
David Lawrence is located in The Bravern at 700 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. Follow the fashion conversation on Twitter @Davidlawrenceco. 


Monthly beauty maintenance made easy at Bellevue's Wink Lash Extensions

Tova Edwards wants to help streamline your beauty routine. As the owner of Wink Lash Extensions in Bellevue, she strives to offer clients "beauty in a blink" by offering a menu of services that can be simultaneously experienced, all under one roof. The posh beauty bar located just off Main street offers Xtreme Lash extensions, nail services (performed while lashes are being applied), skincare, waxing and even body bronzing for women on-the-go who want to save time. Tova recently added make-up application to the menu of services in an effort to help women complete their look for a night on the town or special occasion. The Face Atelier line, which was the official make-up sponsor for Madonna's Confessions Tour, is exclusive to Wink in the Northwest and features a wide range of lip, cheek and eye colors in addition to high-quality staples like foundation and concealer. The entire line is cruelty-free and many products in the line are vegan. The price for make-up application starts at $60 and goes up to $120 for Bridal make-up which includes a trial application. 

Get ready for spring and join Wink Lash Extensions for their quarterly Beauty Bash on Saturday, May 4th featuring half price make-up applications using the Face Atelier line plus your choice of $15 beauty services including body bronzing, Shellac Manicures, and brow waxes. Book your appointments in advance by calling 425.502.8178. 

Wink Lash Extensions
136 102nd Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Apr 12, 2013

Tickets going fast to 3rd Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Event

VIP tickets are going fast for this year's Wine, Women & Shoes event taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013. The Seattle Children’s Home invites women to slip into their stilettos and kick up their heels with their “sole sisters” for an evening of fashion and compassion. The evening will feature a multi-designer marketplace featuring local designers like Lina Zeineddine, local boutiques including Sway & Cake and The Finerie, plus apparel and accessories from Neiman Marcus. Guests will enjoy wine tasting from the region’s top winemakers including De Lille Cellars, O Wines and Woodhouse Wine Estates. . 

As an exciting new addition to this year’s event, the team at Neiman Marcus will wow VIP guests with a runway fashion show during an exclusive preview hour from 4:30 to 6 p.m. VIP guests will get early access to marketplace must-haves, sip sparkling wine as they mix and mingle, plus, they'll walk away with a swag bag valued at over $400. Event Emcee Duell Fisher of Team Photogenic will serve as the official “shoe judge” awarding special gifts to guests for the “Best in Shoe” contest, for which, guests are encouraged to impress by wearing their sassiest shoes. Speaking of shoes, one lucky VIP guest will win a pair of Manolo Blahnik stilettos courtesy of Neiman Marcus. Get your tickets now! 

What: 3rd Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Event

When: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Where: The Four Seasons Hotel 99 Union St. Seattle, WA 98101


Luly Yang prepares for unveil "Absoluly" Martini collection

Luly Yang Couture is ready to unveil her Absoluly Martini Couture Collection! This year's fashion show will feature Luly Luxe, Couture Evening and Bridal Collections paired with an elegant High Tea Service at The Georgian, located in The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Guests will sip on a signature "Absoluly" cocktail while experience the interactive debut of Luly's lifestyle and couture creations. Following the fashion show, guests will enjoy an intimate shopping experience and be the first to try on Luly Luxe shoes, bags and cashmere ensembles. Seating is limited. RSVP by contacting Bojana Marusic at (206) 267-4049. 


Apr 11, 2013

Spring Style events at Butch Blum

Add these stylish events to your spring fashion calendar!

Butch Blum will be hosting a special trunk show for women on Wednesday, April 17th from noon-6pm featuring Olvi's Spring/Summer '13 collection of beautiful French lace dresses, skirts, tops and jackets that are perfect for this season's special occasions. The line is based out of the Netherlands and focuses on fresh, innovative designs using luxurious fabrics. The Olvi line is exclusive to Butch Blum in the Northwest and is loved by celebrities all over the world. 
Pictured in an Olvi Dress: Former Miss Belgium, Ellen Petri. Photo courtesy of Olvi.
Butch Blum has the guys covered when it comes to spring style too! Marc Murfitt of Agave Denim will be in-store on Friday, April 19th for a special Agave denim trunk show featuring Happy Hour craft beers and a showcase of the 2013 collection. The entire line is designed in Portland, Oregon and made in the U.S.A. Guys can get advice on how to find their perfect pair of Agave jeans while enjoying a cold bevy from 4:30-6pm on Friday, which definitely makes this event the perfect way to start the weekend! The fun continues on Saturday, April 20th from 10am-6pm. 

Agave Denim Ad Campaign. Photo courtesy of Agave Denim. 

Butch Blum
1408 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Apr 10, 2013

Fabulous Florals for Spring '13

Spring has made its arrival to Seattle and what better way to celebrate then with these fun floral trends. Whether your heading out for a night downtown with the girls or relaxing at home with a cup of coffee, there’s a way to incorporate this cheerful trend for every occasion- and don’t be afraid to mix and match!

Scarves: Floral scarves are great for Seattle Spring weather and look fabulous with a denim jacket or simple white T-shirt, creating a cute and casual weekend ensemble. Juniper Boutique nestled in the warm and welcoming Madrona neighborhood has a beautiful selection of made by hand floral scarves by the line le.sens out of Germany. Juniper is one of the few shops in the U.S representing the gorgeous line, and were lucky to have them here in Seattle. Definitely step into this charming boutique and check them out.

Pants: Pair floral pants with a crisp white tank and nude colored heels for a look that can be worn day or night. Bliss in Fremont has several beautiful pair’s of floral skinny jeans that could easily be dressed up or down for any occasion.

Shoes: From sky-high heels and chunky boots to chic flats, florals are seen on just about every type of shoe this season. For a laid back look, slip on a pair of floral print tennis shoes with a cute cardigan and skinny jeans. For the undeniably largest selection, Nordstrom is the place to go for floral footwear. We adore this pair of Kate Spade ankle strap wedge sandals!

Dresses: You can’t step into spring without a floral dress in your closet! Dolce Vita in Bellevue has several for the season, as well as a variety of bright floral tops and floral lace peplums. If your out shopping on Capitol Hill, step into Aprie where you’ll find an assortment of cute floral sundresses and accessories as well as the stores in house brand Kiup, which is designed here in Seattle.

Accessories: If you prefer to be a little more subtle, jewelry is a great way to incorporate this bold trend into your wardrobe. Add a surprising accent with floral earrings or a bright floral necklace. Karan Dannenberg Clothier in Belltown has a wide variety of spectacular floral inspired jewelry that will be sure to add a feminine touch to your outfit.

Contributed by Emma Hollomon

Nordstrom introduces Beauty Blush Hour

Make a night out of Nordstrom’s newest event Beauty Blush Hour where you can check out the seasons latest trends while treating yourself to a signature Beauty Blush cocktail with your girlfriends. The Beauty Blush Hour will offer attendees the chance to spend time with a Nordstrom beauty expert. The Beauty Blush Hour beauty bars offer services including manicures, lashes, hair styling, and fragrance sampling, as well as an exclusive Nordstrom Blush Hour swag bag! Tickets are $20 each and the cost is credited towards the purchase of any make-up of beauty product $20 or more. Who could say no to a fabulous night sipping on cocktails while getting pampered with your friends? That's what we thought. A little "ME" time is just what the doctor ordered. Don't forget to check out the Nordstrom Beauty Blog to view 3 must-have spring beauty looks. 

What: Nordstrom Beauty Blush Hour

When: April 18th from 6:00PM- 9:30PM

Where: Nordstrom Downtown Seattle - Cosmetics Department - 500 Pine Street - Seattle, WA 98101

Cost: $20

RSVP: Reserve your spot by completing the RSVP form on Nordstrom.com

Contributed by Emma Hollomon

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