May 29, 2019

Fashion Calendar: The OULA Company Trunk Show at Hitchcock Madrona


Join The OULA Company this weekend at Hitchcock Madrona for a special weekend trunk show featuring THE SHIFT, the newest silhouette to the collection. The OULA Company specializes in contemporary womenswear, accessories, and home goods with a focus on global textile and craft traditions. Learn more about founder Dr. Erika Dalya Massaquoi here.




Event Details

What: The OULA Company Trunk Show
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Where: Hitchcock Madrona 1422 34th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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May 21, 2019

The Women of Color FashTech Brunch heads to Bellevue


The first Women of Color FashTech Brunch on the West Coast was held at W Bellevue over the weekend. The event, designed to bring the fashion, tech, and media community together, was held in partnership with W Bellevue as part of the global event series, WHAT SHE SAID. Sydney Mintle of Gossip & Glamour moderated the discussion which featured a variety of voices including Brittany Hicks of Girls in Fashion & Tech, Amy Newton of Amazon Fashion Partnerships, Jessica Couch of Luxor and Finch, and Brandy Brown of Marabou Design.





The discussion covered a variety of topics including the challenges faced by fashion brands when it comes to diversity and inclusion, why size inclusion is vital to sustainability, and the importance of inclusion in academia to ensure a diverse stream of talent in the working world.

The truth is, while we are making strides to address diversity and inclusion in fashion, tech, and media, we still have a long way to go. We need to create diverse narratives and visuals in fashion so that people can experience a true sense of belonging and celebrate being exactly who they are. We also need more people behind-the-scenes in positions of power to continue advocating for this and helping brands to take the first step in the right direction.

The event included a fashion marketplace featuring a variety of vendors including andieanderin, Cultro Clothing, Lika Love, and more. Guests enjoyed a fireside chat, coveted networking opportunities over brunch, and signature cocktails provided by Ketel One.

Created by Brittany Hicks and Jessica Couch, The Women of Color FashTech Brunch is an event series designed to empower women of color who are pursuing careers in fashion, media, and technology fields. After hosting several successful events in New York and launching a fashion + tech podcast at SXSW in Austin called WTF Fashion (Will Tech Fix Fashion), the duo has announced plans to continue expanding the brunch around the country. "We believe that community is the foundation of progress and growth for women of color in fashion and technology," says event producer Brittany Hicks. "We want to provide a network of support for women in fashion, tech, and media who feel marginalized," adds Jessica Couch.

Sponsors of the What She Said x Women of Color FashTech Brunch included W Bellevue, Gossip & Glamour, Boxed Up, Remodista, Cultro, and Luxor and Finch. View the full What She Said x Women of Color FashTech Brunch photo gallery by Vivian Hsu here.

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K Banana is now open at University Village


Calling all K-Beauty fans! The new K Banana store at University Village is now open! What started as a seasonal pop-up is now a year-round destination for Seattleites to get their K-Beauty fix. If you liked the pop-up, you are going to LOVE the new store.



The interior features playful, wall-to-wall murals handpainted by local artist Jesse Brown. It's literally a color explosion that begs to be Instagrammed. Designer Austin Hicks of Glass Box Gallery also worked closely with the team to create beautiful, custom fixtures for the store that showcase product and double as art installations.

"Korean beauty products are known for their bright colors and whimsical packaging, so we designed a unique, immersive experience to complement that feeling," said Yates. Shoppers will K Banana's signature vending machine face mask wall, a BIY (Beauty It Yourself) gifting station featuring travel-size K-beauty products, accessories, and candy, and a variety of new product lines including the new makeup and skincare collection by K-Pop boy band sensation BTS.

One fun fact: Korean beauty is clean beauty. All of the products carried in the store and made with the highest quality ingredients and without all of the things you hate, like parabens and gross chemicals. If you're concerned about clean ingredients in your beauty and skincare products, you'll enjoy the curated selection at K Banana.

The new store is located at University Village next door to Sole Food and Amour Vert. To celebrate the grand opening, K Banana will be offering a special gift with purchase, while supplies last. Follow the K-beauty action on Instagram @hellokbanana.



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May 10, 2019

Fashion Calendar: Prairie Underground Sample Sale


The infamous Prairie Underground Sample sale will be held in Seattle June 1-2 at the Prairie Underground warehouse in Georgetown. Shoppers will find samples from the archives, prototypes that never made it to production, and styles from last season at 50-70% off retail prices. Sizes range from XS-XXL and new inventory will be added each day. This is a fabulous opportunity to get your hands on Prairie Underground tops, dresses, denim, sweatshirts, and outerwear that are made with love right here in Seattle.

Founders Davora Lindner and Camilla Eckersley are currently working on their 60th collection for the brand. The duo is committed to keeping production in the Pacific Northwest by using a mix of sewing contractors and in-house production teams to provide meaningful employment and maintain visibility within the supply chain.

Prairie Underground is conceived as a modern uniform for everyday wear. Created in homage to romantics and iconoclasts, the brand is inspired by artists, activists, and musicians. The garments are comfortable, durable, and designed to complement all ages and body types.


What: Prairie Underground Sample Sale

When: June 1 - June 2

Where: Prairie Underground 940 S. Harney St. Seattle, WA 98108
* Parking and entrance around back on Vale St. 

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Follow along on Instagram @prairieundergound.


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