Aug 11, 2016

Fashion Recap: Neiman Marcus Fall Trend Event

Neiman Marcus welcomed a packed house yesterday at the semi-annual trend event in Bellevue. Fall fashion was on full display as curated by featured panelists Jenny McCullum of Seattle magazine, Terri Morgan of TCM Models, and Rosaline Hampton, stylist and CEO of Rosaline Hampton Inc. Darcy Camden of Styled Seattle served as the event emcee and guided panelists through a series of trends on the Neiman Marcus 'It List'. Here's a peek at the top trends for fall!

Ripe berry shades give fall fashion an instant warm-up.  This gorgeous look styled by Terri Morgan features a Narciso Rodriguez Dress, an open-front Escada jacket with lace detail, Gianvito Rossi shoes, a trapezoid shapre Givenchy handbag, and a Lulu Frost pearl choker with a velvet tie detail.  

For everyday wear, Jenny kept the berry look casual and opted for a long sleeve woven top by Rails, distressed denim by Frame (#onlyatNM), a tote with fringe detail from Saint Laurent,  sunglasses by Céline (in stores only), and shoes by Stuart Weitzman. 

Rosaline played with monochrome for her berry-inspired look and gave a nod to the current menswear trend. Her picks included a Brunello Cucinelli jacket and scarf, pants from The Row (special to Neiman Marcus for a limited-time only), loafer-inspired shoes by Prada, and a suede handbag by Chloe

The second trend examined by the group for fall was the onset of voluminous skirts that take on many forms this season. Jenny picked a studded leather skirt by Alice + Olivia, paired with a black Theory top and studded shoes by Valentino. 

The calf-skin, cross-body handbag by Tom Ford is exclusive to Neiman Marcus in the Northwest. 

Rosaline picked a gorgeous lace dress by Co, a label that is new for the fall season to Neiman Marcus. The cascading hemline perfectly frames the suede Prada shoes, and the look is finished with a handbag by Bottega Veneta. 

Terri sourced inspiration from Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing with her second look featuring a top by Theory, a moto jacket by Iro, and a chiffon maxi skirt by Elie Tahari. The outfit was completed with a Valentino bag accessorized with a guitar-inspired strap, available at Neiman Marcus. That rock-and-roll detail should be high on your fall shopping list, according to Ken. 

For the third look, featured stylists were asked to pick their favorite pieces for fall and style them into a look. Rosaline chose a chic jacket by Giorgio Armani, faux leather stretch leggings by The Row, a hat by Brunello Cucinelli, sunglasses by Céline and velvet platform sandals by Prada

Jenny took a utilitarian approach to her third look and picked a black turtleneck by Theory, bomber jacket by Brunello Cucinelli, gray denim jeans by J. Brand, velvet shoes by Prada, and a statement handbag by Balenciaga

My favorite look, and the one that was most colorful, was pulled by Terri Morgan. Her fall-inspired outfit included a floral dress by Alice + Olivia, wool-blend coat by Lafayette 148, velvet shoes by Gionvito Rossi and a handbag by Chloe. 

For evening, Rosaline decided to showcase both color and texture with her final look. The leather top, lace skirt and fur-trimmed sweater (featured above) are all from Alice + Olivia, paired with Christian Louboutin shoes, and a handbag by Edie Parker. 

Jenny's final look was a total showstopper featuring a gorgeous black and white dress by J Mendel, clutch by Edie Parker, shoes by Renee Vaovilla (only at Neiman Marcus), and statement earrings by Oscar De La Renta. (P.s. This look is perfect for the Seattle magazine 50th Anniversary party taking place this fall!)

Terri took evening by storm with this gorgeous get-up featuring a velvet top by Giorgio Armani, pants by Brunello Cucinelli, sparkly shoes by Renee Caovilla, and a handbag by Roger Viver, exclusive to Neiman Marcus in Bellevue. 

Over 100+ guests enjoyed the fall fashion presentation produced by Gossip & Glamour and the fashion conversation can be followed on various social platforms using the hashtag #NMBellevue. 
A fall trend event for CUSP at Neiman Marcus is scheduled for Thursday, September 15th. Sign up for the mailing list at for more information. 

Photo credit: Vivian Hsu Photography

Aug 10, 2016

Fashion Recap: Nordstrom Designer Preview

Each year Seattleites put a stylish foot forward at the Nordstrom Designer Preview show, signalling the end of summer and the start of a delicious new season ahead. This year's show marked the 30th anniversary of the event and proceeds from ticket sales helped raise funds to support the Seattle Art Musem's upcoming exhibit 'Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style', which will debut on October 11th.

Covet-worthy fall trends included a focus on metallics, menswear, embellishments, a continuation of the streetwear trend and a much-needed return to classic romance. Textures also played a major role as seen in the featured pieces from Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Marchesa. Models wore dark lipsticks and ornate earrings to complete their fall fashion looks. Here's a peek at some of the most noteworthy looks of the evening.






Dries Van Noten


Alexander McQueen




The Nordstrom Designer Preview show also included champagne, signature cocktails, and boutique shopping. It was a wonderful evening filled with beautiful guests and endless fashion inspiration.  I can't wait for next year's show. 

Photo credit: Nordstrom


Aug 9, 2016

Fashion Recap: Town & Country Wellness Brunch

One of the perks of being a style blogger in the city is having the opportunity to escape your daily routine and slip into the luxurious world of beauty at a wellness brunch hosted by Town & Country. Beauty Director Jamie Rosen served as the emcee for the event which featured hair stylist Rodney Cutler, dermatologist Dr. Vic Narurkar, lifestyle coach Lara Dalch, and Stuart Leitch, General Manager of Seattle-based Clarisonic. The conversation touched on a variety of beauty and wellness topics including preventative skin care, how to maintain wellness routines while traveling, and the new wave of injectables like Kybella that require zero downtime.

Top takeaways from the event:

- Simple prevention like wearing sunscreen to prevent premature aging can have a major effect on your skin.

- Practice self-care rituals while you are traveling to maintain overall health and wellness. For example, if you run every morning, keep up your routine while away from home.

- Millennials are more likely to get preventative procedures like fillers and injectables to maintain a youthful appearance rather than going under the knife.

- You've heard it a million times, but as it turns out, beauty does come from the inside out, so eat more greens. Your body will thank you.

Aug 3, 2016

Fashion Calendar: Neiman Marcus fall trend event

Neiman Marcus is hosting a fall trend event on Wednesday, August 10th at The Bravern. Come enjoy a fashion presentation with commentary from featured panelists including Darcy Camden of Styled Seattle, Terri Morgan of TCM Models, Jenny McCullum of Seattle magazine and Rosaline Hampton of Rosaline Hampton Inc. The semi-annual event produced by Gossip & Glamour will also include refreshments, light bites, seasonal trend sheets and the opportunity to shop fresh picks from the runway show. Admission is complimentary by RSVP only. If you're ready to be inspired by fall fashion, this event is for you. See you there!

What: Neiman Marcus Fall 2016 Trend Event

When: Wed. Aug. 10, 2016

Where: Neiman Marcus / The Bravern / 11111 NE 8th St. Bellevue, WA 98004

Time: 10:30am mimosas / 11am runway presentation


Aug 2, 2016

Fashion Recap: Gray conversations

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a Gray Conversations "Learning from Tech: Dispatches from Design's Next Frontier" event at Hotel Sorrento that focused on the future of design and its complex relationship with technology. Featured panelists included Joey Rodolfo of Buki, Plamena Milusheva of Lmn Architects, Matt McElvogue of Teague 1926, Mike Harnisch of Microsoft, and Surya Vanka of Authentic. The discussion covered a variety of thought-provoking topics including virtual reality, the democratization of the arts, the threats technology poses to the creative process for designers, and an interesting take on the role robots will play to consumers of the future. The dialogue throughout the evening ranged from way over my head from a tech perspective to surprisingly funny. Technology truly does influence every design discipline and is changing the way we interact with not only the technology itself but also each other. The event was one of the best panel discussions I've been to in a long time (and that's coming from someone who goes to a LOT of events). Major kudos to the Gray magazine team including Stacy Kendall who pulled off an amazing event! Check out the line-up of future Gray conversations here.

Photo credit: Belathée Photography via Gray magazine

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