Peace, Love & Fashion

Friday, February 27, 2009

On Thursday, March 12th, 2009 The Art Institute of Seattle (AIS) will present their 11th annual fashion show “Peace, Love, & Fashion" at The Showbox SODO.

Every aspect of the production from lighting and set design, to marketing and promotion, guest services, public relations and of course, the runway collections have been created from concept to execution by students at the college.

“Peace, Love, & Fashion is an opportunity for students to experience the electric energy of a major runway production,” says Executive Producer and Fashion Instructor Joan Kelly. “Not only does the show provide them with a great opportunity to develop their design and production skills, but it also allows them a fabulous opportunity to be a part of one of Seattle’s premier fashion events.”

AIS Alumni Blayne Walsh from Project Runway Season 5 will also make a special appearance at the show as one of the event judges. Additional judges for the event include actress/model Josie Bisset, Gisela Manning, Owner of Ragamoffyn’s Boutique, Laura Cassidy, Editor of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Ali Basye, Editor of Seattle Bride Magazine, Justin McKibben, President of Kibbn Designer Children’s Store, James Zachodni, Editor of D-List Magazine and Andrew Burkhardt, Booking Agent for Seattle Model’s Guild.

Tickets are $20.00 through
Ticketmaster for the 8pm showing. (Ticket prices increases to $25 at the door).

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Blush Fashion & Trend Event

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Join Little Black Dress Events on Saturday March 28th at Ascada Bistro for the Blush Fashion & Beauty Trend Show. The evening will include a fashion show by designer Vantha Ry and Spring Beauty makeovers from Laura Mercier, Smashbox, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $25 for VIP. For more information, click

Event Sponsors include: Rock Star Jewelry, Clutch, Tully’s, Opal,, Y.E.S., Movin 92.5, D List Magazine, Vin Du Lac, Skyy Vodka and Ascada Bistro.

La Ree is turning 2!

Time flies when you're having fun and that's exactly how our favorite boutique on the Eastside described their first two years in Belleveue. They want you to help celebrate by taking 20% off all regular-priced merchandise March 2nd-March 8th.
La Ree is located at:

11 103rd Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Shoefly Warehouse Sale!

Times are tough but that doesn't mean you have to give up your shoe addiction because Shoefly is having a warehouse sale to get rid of their Winter inventory. The sale features up to 75% off original prices. The fun begins on Friday February 27th and runs through March 1st. 

The Shoefly Warehouse Sale will be held at these locations:

Shoefly Seattle
2030 First Ave.

Shoefly Portland
718 NW 11th Ave.

Sabrina Love Wins Daily Candy Best Style Award!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

What’s a great outfit without a great handbag? Local designer Sabrina Rodriguez knows the answer to this question and I’m pleased to announce that she is the winner of the Daily Candy “Best Style” award in their “Sweetest Things 2008” contest. She’s thanking her loyal fans by giving them 30% off their next purchase on Enter “instyle09” in the gift code box at checkout to receive the discount.

Lamborghini Woman Shoes. Delux Series.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Are Lamborghini woman shoes made for walking? Lamborghini Seriously Hot Heels.

Everybody knows how fleet-footed a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera is on the road - and now it is on the footpath as well, literally. There are the first track-biased high heels in the world.

The carbon fibre heeled woman shoes are the work of a brilliant designer and member of the CGSociety called Tim Cooper, who modelled them on a pair of his wife's high heels using a large handful of Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera images. The CGS - if you want to know - is a group of artists who specialise in 3D modelling and computer generated imagery.

Of course, no one with taste and propriety would ever want to wear these shoes - or even letting them anywhere near their house - but they are still a very clever piece of rendering. The level of detail is quite amazing - so much so, in fact, that there's a chance someone may take matters a step further and actually make them. We hope not...

Click images to enlarge.

Queen Anne Dispatch- 70% off Fall Merchandise

Monday, February 16, 2009
Queen Anne Dispatch is high on the hill and it's one of the most unique places to shop in the city.
It's a one-stop-shop for everything from greeting cards, bath and body products, apparel, accessories and shoes! 

All Fall/Winter Apparel and selected lingerie is now up to 70% off regular prices. Shop early for the best selection. 

Final Markdowns at Merge

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Merge is taking final markdowns on all of their Fall/Winter 2008 merchandise. Take an extra 30% off all sale items in the store to help Patricia and her team make room for Spring 2009. (We can't wait!)

Watch Out

Sunday, February 8, 2009
Cupid came early! (He couldn’t wait to deliver the Marc by Marc Jacobs watch he picked up from Nordstrom earlier today). This masculine-looking watch is the perfect spring time accessory and I can’t wait for someone to ask me what time it is.

Check out the watch online at

Oh Deer! 50% Off Sale at Queen Anne Dispatch

Queen Anne Dispatch is having a 50% off sale on select Oh Deer! Shoes and handbags. Shop early for the best selection. These shoes and handbags are so much fun and the quality is superb. Plus in times like these, you can't beat a half off sale. Happy Shopping!


It's Never too Early to Make a Style Statement

Friday, February 6, 2009
Children might not have a lot to say when it comes to verbal communication but they can send a powerful message when it comes to their style statements. Suri Cruise became America’s little darling when photos of her wearing a fashionable Burberry sundress on the playground splashed the pages of gossip magazines. This caused a major demand for designer play clothes in Hollywood and the trend is still going strong and spreading all the way up to Seattle.

This year instead of designer duds, celebrity moms are outfitting their babies in organic apparel. Rumor has it that Jessica Alba’s daughter Honor is wild about organic onesies from Seattle-based clothier, Kate Quinn Organics. The line includes kimono-style bodysuits, dresses and even baby outerwear in an earth tone color palette that is oh-so-sweet.

Kate Quinn Organics has been featured in USA Today, Seattle Magazine and Baby Couture. The entire line of products is made from 100% Certified Organic cotton, which is grown using sustainable farming practices.

The Kate Quinn showroom is located in Kirkland at 431 6th St. South. Business hours are M-F from 9:00am to 5:30pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.

It's All About...The Industry

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Yesterday Seattle menswear boutique, The Industry, celebrated their third birthday. Launched in February of 2006, the store has seen their share of trends cycle through the fashion industry and they work hard to edit their product assortment in order to stay relevant in this tough economy. The bright colors from last spring have now been replaced by tonal flannels and a sea of black and charcoal gray knits. The grunge movement might just be back, and when it comes, The Industry will be ready with their assortment of brands including Howe, 1921 Denim, William Rast, and RVCA. Right now however customers are just, “Asking for the basics, including straight leg dark denim,” says co-owner, Angela Kantanto.

Each month The Industry features a local charity and donates 10% of their profits through the sale of featured brands in the store. This month’s brand is Penguin so when you purchase any product from their line, 10% of the sale will go directly to The Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation.

Stop by the store on Saturday, February 7th from 5-8PM to help celebrate The Industry’s birthday. You’ll be treated to delicious confetti cupcakes, refreshments and most importantly, 40% off everything in the store.

The Industry is located at 1826 6th Ave. (between Stewart and Olive).

CC Skye Handbags have arrived!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Clutch has the Spring collection of CC Skye Handbags including the "Taylor" pictured above. You may have seen CC Skye handbags featured on Gossip Girls or seen her accessories on A-list celebs. The collection is amazing. Check it out for yourself at Clutch, located at 1212 4th Ave. (next door to Luly Yang).

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Pop Diva Madonna Keeps Shocking Us!

Summer Spring 2009
fashion collections of Rodarte, Givenchy, Thakoon, Narciso Rodriguez and Herve Leger proved that "surgical corset" turns into fashion trend. As we know Madonna is a big lover of fashion trends, but this time it seems like Madonna laid it thick a little.

In promotional photo session of her album Hard Candy Madonna was dressed in something that didn't look like clothes. I would say it was stylish "surgical corset".

Maybe Pop Star Madonna just forgot that what looks sexy at the age of 35 is not very attractive at the age of 50...