11.30.2010

Mila Kunis graces Nylon Mag Dec/Jan Issue

I don't normally post magazine stuff...but maybe I should?

Mila bangs on this month's Nylon Mag cover. I love how they styled her, and I'm super tempted to cop my own leopard coat. Maybe another Nasty Gal purchase?


Check Mila's interview and more outtakes at NylonMag.com

11.28.2010

DELI Seattle welcomes Nudie Jeans

Why are the fellas getting all the fun right now?

Nudie Jeans is making its full collection available at DELI Seattle! Next Wednesday, December 1st, Seattle's denim connoisseurs can get their hands on tops, bottoms and accessories from the Swedish brand. In true DELI form, Max Heigh and team went above and beyond featuring the brand in-store. He's extended the store and created a pop-up within it to truly highlight Nudie's collection.


Denim fiends, you'll love Nudie's manifesto:

We love jeans, a passion we share with everyone who mourns a pair of worn out jeans as a close friend. Jeans share the same soul and attitude as music. The inspiration springs from the same dreams. As a true jeans brand we are not looking for the short-term trends. The inspiration is far from glamour and catwalks. The collection is tight, like a rock band, reflecting the feeling of everyday life.

Design goes beyond creating just a product that serves to fulfil a need or a function. The philosophy of Nudie jeans is to become part of your dreams. Jeans have a natural built-in dream and attitude.

Nudie will stay true to jeans and all about jeans.

I also love Nudie's commitment to organic denim innovation, code of ethics and support of Amnesty.

Come toast Max and the new collection at the Nudie Jeans x DELI Opening Party, Wednesday night at Moe Bar! RSVP at info(at)deliseattle.com. See you there!


11.27.2010

Late Night Chameleon Cafe (LL-NC) launches London store

Once upon a time, visual merchandising was a part of my life. Puttin in work on wall setups, window displays and mannequins helps me appreciate a job well done. I get a little envious of unique concepts and one-of-a-kind stores since they can really take a vision and bring it to life. Naturally, Late Night Chameleon Cafe (LL-NC)'s new concept store in London is no exception.

What was once a boxing gym has been transformed by LL-NC into an outpost for its womens' and menswear, books, music and accessories. Not knowing too much about LL-NC aside from what's been written about the store's launch party, it sounds like LL-NC is a stockist of carefully curated designers and indie labels, new to the scene but with an overwhelmingly positive reception so far. Though the London store is open by appointment only, it's not for the haughty and exclusive. It's so each visitor can be talked through the LL-NC store and experience by staff.

Wish I was planning to be over there sometime soon so I can drool in person...







A couple of my favorites from their current lookbook:

All pics courtesy of LL-NC.com and LL-NC Facebook page

11.26.2010

Thandie Newton narrates For Colored Girls

I kind of have a girl crush on Thandie Newton. I love that she's been in a ton of high-profile movies (Crash, W, Pursuit of Happyness, Mission Impossible 2, etc.) but manages to stay pretty undercover in American tabloid/pop media. She chooses her roles smartly, getting just enough attention to get praise from her industry but not so much that she gets scrutinized by US Weekly for her "goin to get coffee" outfits. Stay that way please!!!

Here she is reading pieces from the book For Colored Girls, which was adapted for the movie she also stars in. She happens to narrate the audiobook. Thanks Audible.com:

Fresh Style: GNRL.QTRS

Seattle isn't generally looked to for fashion-forward design or innovative style. I think we might even still be fighting the "depressed grunge look" stigma that's been haunting us since the nineties. Regardless, every once in awhile a diamond emerges from the rough.

Enter GNRL.QTRS, the perfect fusion of American menswear classics and utilitarian, forward style. Painstaking attention to detail, fabric, lines and overall quality make this line stand out from your basic mens' button-downs, tees, outerwear and bottoms. Their current collections, At Ease & Assembly, remind me a lot of lines that come out of Japan or New York's couture underbelly. GNRL.QTRS is truly for the man who cares about fit and detail.







Check them out at GNRLQTRS.com and cop at BlackbirdBallard.com


Nicki Minaj for M.A.C.: Pink 4 Friday Lipstick

this b has her own M.A.C. lipstick. i can't even! she's the baddest.

$14.50
M.A.C. Cosmetics

this shade is already sold out online through presale, so you'll have to fight the masses in person at a local M.A.C. retailer if you need to cop yours like today. if you don't, you have another chance every Friday until Christmas.

"call me dracula cuz all i do is count chips"

11.25.2010

OBEY + Hello Kitty

Don't get me wrong, I'm super thankful Sanrio Small Gift rolled through Seattle a few weeks ago. But damn we didn't have this...

Color me jelly!

Shepard Fairey original print for Sanrio Small Gift Miami

11.24.2010

The Freshest: Black Friday Deals

What's Thanksgiving weekend without food, family, football and a barrage of deals? Here are some of my favorite retailers' offerings this season. Some are based here in Seattle, some are online, some are both.

VXRSI
November 26th - 29th
Isn't it nice to see an MMA-inspired brand that isn't obnoxious tattoo-inspired, skull n' bones type tees?
20% off at VXRSI.com, free shipping, and more exclusive deals TBA on Twitter & Facebook


Deli Seattle
November 26th - 29th
Deli's servin up a daily deal all Thanksgiving weekend:
Fri - 25% off everything + 10% off markdowns
Sat - 25% off all tops
Sun - 25% off all bottoms & shoes
Mon - special online offer
Use BLACK FRIDAY to get these offers online at DeliSeattle.com

Blackbird
November 26th
Mention Black Friday at Blackbird, The Field House and Blackbird Apothecary (Ballard / Seattle) or use BLKFRIDAY online at BlackbirdBallard.com and receive 20% off your purchases.

*discount only applies to full price items, purchased on this date, and does not apply to Alden or Filson

**While you're there, check out GNRL.QTRS - only the latest & greatest from the 206 :)

Goods
November 26th
Enjoy 20% - 40% off everything at NeedGoods.com or say hello to the Goods gents in person at their Seattle or Bellevue outposts

Stussy Seattle
November 26th
My deals stoopid
Up to 50% off & 2 tees for $30

Winner's Circle
November 26th
I kinda wish they were doing a Gucci Mane lyric contest before you get the special discount again, but whatevs. Half off errthang & $12 tees is still fun

Manhattanite
November 26th
I used to blog her...
25% off all orders using code BLACKFRI25

Covet Shop
November 26th - 29th
Nancy's been sprucing up Covet Shop over the last few months and now features a new accessory boutique in addition to her consignment finds.
Free shipping and 10% Rebecca Minkoff bags all weekend long - no code needed!

80's Purple
NOW - November 29th
This party starts first and ends last. I'm down.
25% off sitewide at 80sPurple.com with code BLACKFRIDAY
plus $10 gift card with every purchase!

Aritzia
Now - November 28th
Perhaps Canada's greatest gift to me after Georges St. Pierre...Aritzia.
10% - 50% off at U.S. stores only(sorry Maple Leafs)
CRAVE Seattle Guide
The ladies of CRAVE Seattle have launched the new city guide just in time for the holiday. Over 160 of Seattle's women-owned businesses are featured in this edition, from retailers, spas and salons to intelligentsia.
New to this edition is a tear-out discount list for selected businesses featured in the guide. Take a look in the back for sweet one-time 10% - 50% off deals!

SPUN
What's a FreshJess post without SPUN? :)

Did I miss a deal that should be added to this list? Feel free to email me at jess(at)freshjess.com.

Happy Thanksgiving - and happy shopping!

11.10.2010

SPUN Sustainable Collective Launch Party tonight! (Seattle)


My BFF Sara Seumae, founder & designer of SPUN organic clothing, built out her dream store. In five weeks. She is my hero!

Join us tonight in celebration of the SPUN Sustainable Collective, 6-9pm. Meet some of the other fabulous designers who make up the Collective and enjoy PoDogs & PBR. Nommers

See you tonight!
xoxo
Jess

RSVP on Facebook

11.07.2010

Influencers: How Trends & Creativity Become Contagious

Watch this short doc from R+I Creative. You're welcome.

INFLUENCERS FULL VERSION from R+I creative on Vimeo.

"An influencer has the confidence that not many people have. They know that what they're doing is the right thing because they're comfortable with it."

I live this!

11.04.2010

fresh tunes: prince royce & nicki minaj

these two have been in heavy rotation on my iPod...


"you let me win, you let me ride. you let me rock, you let me slide. & when they lookin, you let me hide."

so sweet! it's nice to see nicki naturale wax poetic on a slow jam. i mean i love the wigs and the multiple personalities...this is cool too.



i don't know where this dude came from but he makes bruno mars look like a rookie. swoon

11.02.2010

Canopy Blue hosts Kirribilla Trunk Show - Nov 3 & 4


Canopy Blue in Seattle's Madison Park neighborhood is hosting the first of what I'm sure will be many a trunk show here in the city.

Enjoy kir royales and treats, meet and mingle with some fabulous ladies and take a look at Kirribilla's holiday collection.

If you're looking for some great dresses to wear to all of those holiday parties this season, you can also enjoy 10% off on Kirribilla!

Kirribilla Trunk Show
Wednesday, November 3rd & Thursday, November 4th
3:00 - 8:00p.m.
Canopy Blue (3121 E. Madison St., Ste. 103 Seattle 98112)