La Rousse Extends Black Friday Sale

Monday, November 30, 2009

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over but who cares. La Rousse will be extending our 30% off code through Friday, Dec. 4. Enter code = BF30 at

For those shoppers that want to get up close and personal with La Rousse merchandise come out to the following events this weekend.

SATURDAY, DEC 5th - Eastside Shopping and Gift Show from 12-5pm at Blakely Hall in Issaquah. The event will benefit Seattle's Children's Hospital and La Rousse will have apparel and accessories marked 30-70% off. Click here for more details.

SUNDAY, DEC 6th- Spa Noir Extravaganza in Seattle from 11am-2pm featuring fall merchandise and great holiday gift ideas. Hot spiced wine and treats will be served. For more info click here.

Here are some of my favorite La Rousse picks for Fall 2009!

Neurotica Eclipsed Dress in nude Cinnamon. 65% modal, 35% silk. 34" long. Made in the UK. $110. 

Rabbit on the Run Bamboo Leggings. $108. 

Melissa Vivienne Westwood Yellow Shoes. On Sale for $129.

Feather Band

Jessica, a huge fan of 50's era style, leads the band with her stylish H&M headpiece.

Seattle's Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale Approaches

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Save up to 80% on your holiday shopping this weekend at the Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale featuring 20+ local boutiques and designers including Alhambra, Deco Modiste, Mapel, Queen Anne Dispatch, Sabrina Love Handbags, Nuvo Moda, Suzabelle, Sureel, Purely Paige, Moksha, Totokaelo + Impulse, Zovo Lingerie and more! The event will be held at The Hyatt Olive 8 on Sunday Dec. 6th from 11am-6pm and admission is FREE. 

VIP shopping will be available from 9am-11am for $10. Event sponsors include Seattle Boutique Blogspot, Solerra, Dry Soda, Seattle Picks, Alixrose and more. For full Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale details, click here.

VIP Shopping Night at Clutch

Join Seattle's Fashion Group International for an Exclusive shopping night at Clutch located at the Fairmont Hotel on Monday, November 30th. Enjoy sweet treats, shopping and networking with some of Seattle's most stylish women. FGI members will enjoy a special 15% discount off all regular priced handbags- so if you’re not a member, now is a great time to sign up! The event will be held from 6- 8pm. Membership kits will be available for anyone interested in joining FGI at the event. Clutch is located at 1212 4th Ave. in Seattle.

A Shock of Pink

A touch of chic

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kristina O'neill, Executive Editor at Harper's Bazaar, can gloss up any look. Her sleek blazer, Alexander Wang black and white, marble-print tank, and gorgeous harem pants offer a super- modern alternative to the traditional suit. Plus, her Margiela sandals are clean, killer and straight to the point: chic!

stripes, leather, and plaid

Friday, November 27, 2009

Galileo- Style Observations

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My wonderfully thoughtful husband, Galileo, always tries to participate in the things that make me happy. Whether it be dining at Japanese or Indian restaurants (he really isn't a big fan of either) or clipping articles like the one above from Il Venerdi di Repubblica, he regularly tries to inform himself about the things that interest me. His observation about this particular feature was that this red vintage platform resembled a pair of my YSL Tributes. His exact words were "honey, look, your shoes have been in style forever, nice." Yes, honey. Fashion inspires itself. What's fashionable today may have very well been the look of yesterday. But beautiful things are endearing. Just like your style observations.

P.S. I plan on checking out the book that the article introduces, Vintage Shoes by Caroline Cox. Let you know how it reads.

Introducing: The Vemayca Cosmetic Bag

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

As the resident beauty addict and travel aficionado in my social circle, I’m always hip to what’s hot when it comes to new beauty products and travel solutions. I recently discovered a beautiful satin lined makeup bag that not only doubles as a lingerie bag while you’re traveling, it also comes with a removable plastic liner that’s disposable and eco-friendly. The Vemayca Cosmetic Bag is a lifesaver for busy women who need a stylish way to organize their beauty products. It has a high quality liner that is designed to keep your handbag or suitcase clean if your products should accidently spill while you’re on the go. Plus, the liner snaps in/out so it can easily be removed for cleaning. When you’re ready to throw out the old liner you can simply toss it into the recycling bin because it’s made from eco-friendly plastics that won’t harm the environment. New disposable liners come in 3-pack refills for $10.

“A few years ago, as I was packing for one of my many business trips, I was frustrated that my favorite cosmetic bag had become so dirty inside,” says founder Veronica Mayo, “You know what I am talking about: the mascara, powder and grime that gets layered inside.” That’s when Veronica decided there had to be a better way. The former American Airlines Executive went on to create the Vemayca bag with it’s signature soft pearl liner. “Vemayca was created ultimately because I needed cosmetic and accessory bags that suited my needs and lifestyle. Practicality was just one of the requirements. It was also important that I design a bag that was soft, modern and beautiful,” says Veronica.

The Vemayca bag makes a great holiday gift for the women in your life because it’s practical and beautifully luxurious. The bags are $35 and right now, if you order 3 or more, shipping is absolutely free. Visit Vemayca Cosmetics Bags to learn more about this great new product. Vemayca is based out of Seattle, so shop local and support local businesses!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and their families!

Happy Birthday All the Pretty Birds. One-year-old and oh what an amazing time I'm having! Thank you all for your support! Love always, Tamu

more about Valentina

Since I was only feeling melange on sat, I thought it totally necessary to publish another post about this super stylish redattrice from Glamour Italia. Her style is undeniably feminine with killer-menswear instinct.

Select Rocco E Dante Handbags 75% Off

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Everyone can appreciate a great handbag, especially one that is made from genuine Italian leather. Rocco E Dante is having a Special Black Friday Sale on 2 bags from the collection (Olivia and Katie models) that are perfect for Holiday Gifts or as a nice indulgence for yourself! Both handbags are on sale for $125 each which is 75% off the original retail price, so buy one for yourself and get one for a friend! Email your orders to!

Melanie Scheriau and Michael Gstoettner for McArthur Glen by Mario Schmolka

For the big opening of the McArthur Glen designerdepartment store in Salzburg, Michael Gstoettner and Melanie Scheriau, have been photographed by top photographer Mario Schmolka.
Production: Natalie Daniels
Styling: Roman Globan
Make-up: Thomas Orsolis
Hair: Güven

Katie Grand, Fashion mastermind

Monday, November 23, 2009

Michaela Kocianova by Marcel Gonzalez-Ortiz for ELLE December 2009.

Michaela Kocianova by Marcel Gonzalez-Ortiz for ELLE December 2009.

Seattle's Best Black Friday Sales

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The best of Black Friday is right here at

Here’s an Insider list of the Do-Not-Miss Black Friday sales from all over the city in order to help you navigate the shopping scene and organize your plan of attack. Happy Shopping!

La Ree welcomes shoppers for their Day-After Thanksgiving sale, which begins at 10am on Friday. You’ll find select fall merchandise from designers such as A.L.C., Loeffler Randall, and Rag & Bone marked 30%-50% off original price. La Ree is located at 11 103rd Ave. NE. in Bellevue.

Everyone loves handbags including local designer
Sabrina Love. All of her handbags will be on sale for 25% off on Friday when you enter the code: BLKFR at checkout. Click here to peruse the selection now.

is celebrating Black Friday by offering 20% off all regular priced merchandise storewide November 27th-29th. (
VIP Members get 25% off.) Then join Opal for their annual 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE starting December 13th which features a different promotion everyday. Make sure you stop in at the Seattle location to check out the new home accessories lines!

On Black Friday
Calidora Skin Clinic is offering 15% off any purchase of 3 or more products. For your purchase I suggest the Clarisonic Skin Brush (which makes a great gift for you or a friend), a facewash with Glycolic acid, and a rejuvenating serum to keep your skin glowing during these cold winter months. Calidora has several locations, click here to find one near you. 

Canopy Blue is reigning in Black Friday by offering 15% off everything black (or mostly black) in the store. Canopy Blue carries an extensive mix of designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Adriano Goldschmied, Rebecca Taylor, Suzabelle, Theory, Tory Burch, Trina Turk and more. Click
here for directions.

Clutch, Seattle’s best handbag boutique, is celebrating Black Friday by offering 25% off all regular priced merchandise and an additional10% off sale merchandise. New arrivals include bags from Treesje, Rebecca Minkoff, CC Skye and more! Clutch is located at 1212 4th Ave. in Seattle.

If you’re in the market for menswear, stop in to
The Industry for their Holiday Coat Check promotion. Bring in a gently used menswear jacket and get 40% off any item in the store. The Industry is located at 1826 6th Ave. in Seattle. Call 206.547.9961 for directions.

On Black Friday Angela Miller is offering 25% off all merchandise in her Alderwood Mall boutique from 5am-8am only. Shop early and get a free gift with purchase! Click
here for directions. 

Seattle boutique Sway & Cake is giving back on Black Friday by donating 10% off all sale proceeds to Children’s Hospital. Bring in an item to donate to Children’s Hospital and receive 15% off an item of your choice!
Sway and Cake is located at 1631 Sixth Ave.

Sassy Fit
is cross promoting with Lululemon on Black Friday at their U-Village location and will be selling 1 month personal training packages from 9am-1pm for 30% off with proof of a $50 purchase from Lululemon! For more info on Sassy Fit click

POSH on Main is offering Black Friday Shoppers 40% off all fall merchandise. POSH on Main is located at 10245 Main Street, Suite 103 in Bellevue.

Julep Nail Salon is offering a free facial ($94 value) to the first 100 guests who purchase a $100 gift card on Black Friday, making it totally easy for you to splurge on a friend and pamper yourself at the same time. For a list of Julep locations click

Peridot boutique on Queen Anne is offering Black Friday shoppers a $5 coupon with every purchase over $20. Clearance items will also be marked an additional 20-50% off. Peridot is located at 523 First Ave W. in Seattle.

Coastal Surf Boutique is offering shoppers who spend $80 or more at Coastal on Friday, November 27th will receive a free $20 Coastal Gift Card!

Ageless Center for Rejuvenation is reigning in black Friday with 15% off all products on Friday only. 

La Rousse, Seattle's best online boutique, is offering customers 30% off at with code BF30 now through November 30th. The sale includes all new Fall 09 markdowns too, which means you could save up to 70% on marked down merchandise. 

Kibbn- Shop early and save big! The entire store will be 40% off from 8-9am, 30% off from 9-10am, 20% off from 10-11am, and then 10% off from 11am-8pm. Kibbn has great gifts for kids and orders over $100 receive free shipping!

rainy days...

you put on red lipstick and you smile your brightest smile

you let your toes hang out of statement sandals

and you walk gallantly through puddles. Rainy days are beautiful too.

Cristina, stunning in black or white

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Un milione di farfalle

and I see Anna, la farfalla leopardata (the butterfly with leopard skin)

--inspired by the book Un milione di Farfalle, by Edward van de Vendel, Illustrated by Carl Cneut.

Valentina, Black-blue melange

Kamila Wladyka for Jewel Magazine

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kamila Wladyka for Jewel Magazine F/W 09/10 by Mario Schmolka

Vinyl, leather and lots of fur merge extravagant fall looks.

Mario Schmolka photographed contrasting outfits for the recent Jewel Magazine F/W 09.

Okay... 10, 9, ..., 2, 1, Raymond!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jacket by Yohji Yamamoto, shoes by Givenchy, bag by Alexander Wang. We are now orbiting planet cool.

Knit of the Season, Razor Sharp

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Outstanding Alexander McQueen sweater-dress with razor-like, slashed sections. Outstanding razor-sharp bob!

Sabrina Love Handbags 30% Off

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sabrina Love wants to thank her loyal supporters with a generous 30% off all handbags from now through November 24th. Enter FALL09 into the 'Gift Code' box to get the discount. Sabrina Love handbags are made with the highest quality of supple Italian Lamb leather, and luxurious imported hardware, but proudly made in the USA.

I'm loving the Milano Gris bag made from exotic dark grey crocodile embossed leather and hardware. Beautiful for fall!

If you're looking for a smaller bag, check out this shiny Ivory Italian leather clutch. Oh-so-cute and perfect for holiday parties!

Or if you're looking for a work bag I suggest the Sevilla Noir which is sophisticated and made from embossed Italian lamb leather.

Shop now! This promotion ends November 24th!