The paper walls remind me of A-Ha's iconic "Take on Me" video - which 4-yr-old FreshJess wanted to be in very badly (and still does!)
The paper walls remind me of A-Ha's iconic "Take on Me" video - which 4-yr-old FreshJess wanted to be in very badly (and still does!)
6th Annual Women in Wine
The Georgian @ the Fairmont Olympic (411 University St., Seattle 98101)
Monday, November 9th, 2009
$35 (tax, gratuity & complimentary valet parking included)
10% of each ticket will benefit the Puget Sound Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
RSVP: 206.287.4049 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The menu is offered Tuesday-Sunday, $55 per person (not including tax & gratuity) with an optional wine pairing for $40.
“As a French cook and restaurant owner in the United States, Julia Child has a special place in my heart,” said Rautureau. “Her appreciation and love of French food and French food culture was not only infectious but formative for many Americans. I’d say her influence can still largely be felt today in this country’s current celebration of great food and great cooks.”
The menu: Amuse Bouche
~Salad Lyonnais: Frisée Salad with Poached Egg, Bacon and Red Wine Vinaigrette
~Potage Parmentier: Potato and Leek Soup
~Sole Meunière: Sautéed Sole Filet with Brown Butter
~Boeuf a la Bourguignon: Beef Stew with Bacon, Pearl Onion and Mushroom
~Soufflé au Chocolate: Chocolate Soufflé
Reservations can be made by calling Rover’s at 206-325-7442. Space is limited. More information can be found at www.rovers-seattle.com.
Frantic Foodie's Keren Brown presents the second Foodportunity this Monday, November 2nd at Tom Douglas' Palace Ballroom.
Three all-stars will share their success stories in a panel on making it in the culinary scene:
· Ethan Stowell (with four restaurants - How to Cook a Wolf , Anchovies & Olives, Tavolata and Union)
· Kurt Dammeier (Beecher's Cheese, Maximus Minimus, Pasta & Co, Bennett's Pure Food Bistro and a cookbook, "Pure Flavor".
· Tamara Murphy (Brasa and Burning Beast)
Moderated by Mina Williams, editor of the online restaurant industry magazine NorthwestStir.com.
After the talk, enjoy appetizers and networking with other Seattle food lovers. Foodportunity is open to food journalists, bloggers, public relations professionals, restaurateurs, farmers and all food-passionate people.
Monday, November 2nd, 2009
Palace Ballroom (2100 5th Ave., Seattle 98121)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
$30 + tax (which includes bites and a glass of wine)
Buy tickets here
Lucky Shops is coming November 6th & 7th!
One lucky Shop It To Me member will win a Lucky Shops VIP gift bag filled with fun goodies, valued at $750! Inside you’ll find Amrita Singh bangles, Kiehl’s products, a Clu tanktop, tons of other fun beauty products and more.
To enter, just do the following:
* Visit www.luckyshops.com
* Leave a comment for Shop It To Me about what you think is the most exciting part of Lucky Shops
* You must be a Shop It To Me member to win (use the FreshJess referral code to register at SITM for free!)
We’ll pick a winner on Friday, October 31st at 5pm PST by conducting a random drawing among all comments left here.
Please note: Prize can only be sent to a U.S. mailing address.
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Don't miss these opportunities to help Dress for Success Seattle this fall!
At Clutch boutique on November 4th, bring your gently used handbags and new toiletries to donate to DFS and receive a 25% discount on a new handbag.
On November 13th, preview Vantha Ry's latest collection at Spitfire Grill. Guests and attendees of Blush II will enjoy an evening of fashion, beauty, and entertainment all to benefit Y.E.S. and Dress For Success.
Visit Seattle Boutique Blogspot for complete event details. Hope to see you at both events!
On Sunday November 29th, I Heart Indie Holidays 2009 will premiere as the Eastside’s FIRST Indie Holiday Craft Show. Innovative, artistic and crafty vendors from the Pacific Northwest will give Eastside visitors a shopping experience like no other.
Hosted at the Lake Street Bar & Nightclub, shoppers will be able to enjoy cocktails, a full service food menu, and a live DJ all while browsing the unique handmade goodness on display. Show opens at 11am and runs until 6pm, but get there early… because the first 25 customers get a crafty-licious holiday swag bag!
I Heart Indie Holidays made it’s debut in 2007 as a triple-threat holiday show spanning three weekends and three cities around the Pacific Northwest. After a one year hiatus, I Heart Indie Holidays is back to bring indie-fever to the Eastside!
I Heart Indie Holidays is put together by the folks at I Heart Rummage, Seattle’s longest-running, indie craft event. This holiday season I Heart Rummage and I Heart Indie Holidays will be partnering with the Bellevue Art Museum to bring in-your-face crafty demos to the BAM’s screening of the indie craft revolution’s film masterpiece, “Handmade Nation”.
So shop local and buy handmade, make this holiday season a craft-acular one!
I Heart Indie Holidays
Lake Street Bar & Nightclub, (15 Lake Street, Kirkland 98033)
Sunday, November 29th, 2009
11am – 6pm
Nike 1960 (Temporary Store in Rome) via @sneakhype
The President on the Nobel Peace Prize via @WhiteHouse
The Pension for Punishment (a study on MMA fighters' mental states) via @JoeRoganDotNet
Bloggers: Create a disclosure policy here via @CSMgmt
A Beginner's Guide to Vintage via @Queens of Vintage
A Frequent Culprit of Shoulder & Back Pain via @Peegj
11 Productivity Tips that Creative Types already know via @LifeStyled & @DanielleLaPorte
Rihanna Does Paris Fashion Week via @YuliZ
Dress for Success: Program equips women w/professional attire & more via @NWJobs
Managing Social Media with a System via @Shih_Wei & @DuctTape
Designer Peter Leathers and business manager Angela Thompson share my love for antique artifacts. English Relics was born from their vision of fusing modern high-fashion jewelry with Roman, medieval, Viking & Tudor pieces. Each piece is original and unique - so you can be sure to stand out in a crowd and know that you alone are wearing that piece of history!
Please get in my jewelry collection right now!
featuring Fourcolorzack & Flosstradamus
Tuesday, October 20th
Neumo's Seattle (925 E Pike)
You might remember Kid Sister's "Pro Nails" hit with Kanye last year, paying homage to acrylics of all shapes, colors & sizes. I'm excited to see this show - I love everything she's put out so far, which isn't much but all good. She's got amazing style too and puts my excessive working out to shame :)
FCZ is probably my favorite DJ in Seattle right now, a regular at Yo Son! Saturdays at War Room among many other nights in town. I'm also excited to see Flosstradamus for the first time. They hail from Chicago but I thought they were from here since they're in town so much :)
Just for fun...here's Pro Nails:
Kid Sister - Pro Nails ft. Kanye West
KID SISTER | MySpace Music Videos
I ain't rockin no stupid bass!
Suggested Minimum Donation: $10
(Larger donations accepted and encouraged)
100% of donations go to ABS-CBN Foundation, UNICEF, or the charity of your choice. Have checks written to: F.C.S. or directly to the foundations themselves.
If you can't make it but would still like to donate, visit Bayan USA.
After the show it's the afterparty...
Fashion Roller-coasterEdited by Jennine
Wow… we’ve got an interesting bunch this week… word from fashion weeks has put us on a roller coaster from the creepy toenails on Shoe Daydreams to the stunning Alexander McQueen on ferOHHHsh, a much needed shopping bill of rights ondramatis personaeand Bay Area Style File wonders why cigarette cases are marketed to teens at Urban Outfitters. We’ve also got some new faces in our round up including one of my favorite French blogs, Morning by Foley whose beautiful photography reminds me how sweet fashion really is.
Links à la Mode : October 8th
- 39th and Broadway – Stop Glamorizing the Recession!
- Bay Area Style File – Crimes of Fashion: Chain Mess Cigarette Case
- Bobbins and Bombshells – Fashionable History: Veils
- BRICK MY LANE – The Longer Length SHOWstudio
- dramatis personae – Ashe Mischief’s Shopping Bill of Rights
- Fashion Pulse Daily – Goth Chic Rules the Runways
- ferOHHHsh – Alexander McQueen Spring 2010: McQueencaps.
- Fete a Fete – Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance Anthology
- Independent Fashion Bloggers – FTC Ruling : An Ethical Double Standard?
- Little Black Book – Velvet touch
- Morning by Foley – A beautiful afternoon with girls, a fairy and bows…
- Prom Mafia – Halloween – Recessionista Style. How to make smart and stylish choices when deciding on a Halloween costume.
- Rags to Reverie – A stunning editorial from V Magazine and how I got my copy from New York City
- Random Fashion Coolness – Garance Doré
- Retro Chick – Ethical Design Spotlight – SPUN
- Shoe Daydreams – Bad Trends in Feet – Gargoyle Toe & Clear Claws
- Style Symmetry – New divine dresser to watch out for Giant Dwarf!
- Sweet Fancy Treat – Interview: Uma Turan – Milliner
- THE COVETED – Berrylicious Colors and a New Mascara to Die For from Benefit Cosmetics
- The Curvy Fashionista – The Real Curves behind the cover of Glamour’s November Issue
- the3st – Interview with Marina Makaron
My first subject is none other than Shalonne Foster, founder of Seattle Fashion TV. Read on...
1) What inspired you to create Seattle Fashion TV?
I have always been interested in fashion and been aware of the role that personal image plays in life. However it wasn't until I returned from Europe, where I watched this magical channel-Fashion TV (which plays nothing but designer runways shows); managed my way into Paris Fashion Week and shopped in Paris and Milan did it become an obsession. Seattle Fashion TV started out as a blog that focused on spotlighting local designers and their collections. I was curious to see what Seattle designers had to offer and after scouring the internet realized there wasn't an effective way to find them. Vision and demand has allowed it to evolve into what it is now.
2) What can we expect when we visit the Seattle Fashion TV site*?
Seattle Fashion TV will cover the people that make up Seattle's Fashion Industry: designers, photographers, models, make-up artists, hairstylists and bloggers. We will also provide: trend reports, make-up/hair tips and how to's, hosts various events and cover any fashion related event/party. We will produce editorial shoots, translate national trends for Seattle's up and coming market and host a multi contributor blog. Essentially, we are an online magazine that hosts 60-75% video. I have very big plans for Seattle Fashion TV and really want to elevate Seattle's fashion scene.
*Note: Becasuse we are a new site, we are playing a bit of catch-up, so please be patient with us as we manage the transition and content. Please join our mailing list at seattlefashiontv.com, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook Fan page.
3) What is your favorite thing about Seattle fashion?
I have two favorite things about Seattle fashion- first is the diversity. Because Seattle's fashion scene has flown under the radar for so long, designers here don't feel the pressure to conform to the national trends. Therefore, we have designers that are designing from their heart and imagination rather than following board selected trends. We have designers that look like they were transplanted from Tokyo, Paris, NY and Beverly Hills, we even have designers that still draw inspiration from Seattle's Goth and Grudge days. The selection is incredible, yet hidden. Seattle Fashion TV wants to provide them all with a platform to shine.
Secondly, I think Seattle is going through a bit of a fashion revolution right now, people are stepping out of the fashion freeze that once defined Seattle fashion and creating their own image. Seattlites are beginning to care about what they wear. They are paying attention to trends, adopting a sense of personal style and incorporating a bit of glamor and sophistication, it is a wonderful to see. With the opening of The Shops at The Bravern, I think the Seattle Metro Area may finally shed it title of being the fleece and flannel capital and demand to be taken seriously in the world of fashion.
Our first event is a Fashion Industry Networking Party. The goal is the bring together the various different pockets of Seattle fashion and rally around the idea of elevating Seattle's fashion scene.
Don't miss the Seattle Fashion TV launch party Thursday night, October 8th starting at 7:00p.m. at Neodandi Couture in Pioneer Square.
If you'd like to be considered for a future Snapshot, please email me at email@example.com.
Miss Ehsani has upped the style factor for artists like Rihanna, Keri Hilson, Angela & Vanessa Simmons, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys & Amber Rose. Her three-finger rings and gigantic matrix earrings are all over the place! I think I might need to add a custom necklace to my own collection here soon. (See Rihanna's)
Melody just released her fall/winter 2010 accessories collection last week. Shoes are coming soon - for now check out her latest!
My favorites from Melody's latest lookbook. All images via Melody's Tumblr:
On Saturday September 26th, Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) struck the Philippines with the heaviest rainfall recorded followed by the worst flooding in 40 years.
BAYAN-Philippines’ “BALSA” (Bayanihan Alay sa Sambayanan, or “People’s Cooperation for the People”), is calling upon compatriots and sympathizers to gather financial donations for the victims of the Big Flood.
Where do our donations go? These donations go directly to BAYAN Philippines and the BALSA Relief Operation. BAYAN Philippines is an alliance of grassroots organizations all over the Philippines that represent the most marginalized and impoverished communities in the country. These are the communities that have been most impacted by the Typhoon. The BALSA Relief Operation will be providing medical, financial and clean-up aid, especially in the urban poor areas, where people have literally lost everything. This will NOT include the bureaucracy and red tape that happens with third-party groups like the Red Cross or the Philippine Consulate.
For more info, please visit BAYAN's US site here.
NOVICA partners with the National Geographic to provide a fair-trade forum for international artists to share their passion with the rest of the world. All of the goods on the site include the personal story of each artist and their creation. I love that they also include notes from past customers directly to the artists - you can see how lives are positively affected by the connections made between artist & customer!
NOVICA recently premiered a new handbags section, featuring designs from artists representing Brazil, Bali, Thailand, the Andes, Mexico and India among others. There are price points to satisfy every taste and budget. I love the vibrant colors and the use of fabrics like silk, wool and even soda pop tops in these bags! Many of them remind me of the bags my aunts & grandma bring me from the Philippines :)