Peridot Half Yearly Sale

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Queen Anne's Peridot boutique is having their annual half yearly sale featuring 40% off select items including dresses, tops, belts, accessories and more. The Sale Ends Aug 8th, 2010. Visit Peridot online at

Peridot Boutique
523 First Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 284-3313

White Wedding Dresses

White Wedding Dresses
White Wedding Dresses
White Wedding Dresses
White Wedding Dresses
White Wedding Dresses

Roses, Glamour and Demarchelier

Friday, July 30, 2010
Even though my birthday was yesterday, it feels like I started celebrating back in April when I was vacationing in the Bahamas.


One afternoon while my husband and three-year-old (his birthday was Tuesday) were napping, I received an e-mail from Maggie Mann of Glamour U.S. asking if I would be interested in participating in a denim story that she was developing and which would be shot by Patrick Demarchelier. Did you lose your breath too? Well I did. Me, a new and aspiring photographer offered the opportunity to be shot by one of the most talented fashion photographers ever. I still get goose bumps when I replay the scene in my head.
My response: "Hello Maggie, how are you? I am so flattered! I am really lucky that I am sitting right now because my cheeks are burning, and I would faint if I were standing! I would love to! This is amazing!!!!!!"


Fast forward to the shoot. Every single person that I met that day was marvelous. Maggie, a personal style inspiration of mine, was a rock-star-of-a-stylist; Jillian, her assistant was super -sweet; and Monsieur Demarchelier- pleasant, cordial, and charming in that older European-man way. How does he work? He's a master- superbly precise.


So after waiting about a month for the August issue to arrive on Italian newsstands, my neighborhood newspaper dealer dropped of my copy two days ago. I am beyond over the moon over the experience. To be included in a group of such stylish women is a lovely and generous compliment.


The editorial, combined with the 34 (that's my age) long-stem roses that my incredible husband sent me, an afternoon walk to get gelato with my beloved son, and a decadent-dining experience planned by my extraordinary husband, makes for the best birthday ever!!! xx, Tamu

Ketika Presiden SBY Merasa Kecewa

BELAKANGAN ini ada dua kabar menarik yang datang dari dalam Istana Negara. Yang pertama, Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) dikabarkan menegur Kapolri Jenderal Polisi Bambang Hendarso Danuri (BHD) terkait penjelasan mengenai rekening gendut para perwira Polri.

SBY meminta Kapolri menuntaskan dugaan rekening gendut di tubuh Polri dan memperjelas informasi kepada masyarakat.

Staf Khusus Presiden SBY bidang Hukum, HAM dan Pemberantasan KKN Denny Indrayana dalam pesan singkat yang dikirimkan ke sejumlah wartawan mengatakan, terkait masalah dugaan praktik mafia hukum dalam kepemilikan rekening di kepolisian, Presiden SBY telah memanggil dan meminta penjelasan dari Kapolri pada Hari Sabtu lalu.

SBY, menurut Denny, meminta agar kepolisian memperjelas keterangan soal rekening gendut ini. Penjelasan lebih gamblang ini perlu dilakukan agar publik tidak makin bingung.

"Presiden memerintahkan agar kepolisian kembali memperjelas, mempertegas keterangan terkait masalah rekening tersebut kepada publik. Dipahami bahwa, penjelasan yang diberikan kepolisian sebelumnya masih mengundang pertanyaan," ujar Denny, seperti dikutip sejumlah media.

Belakangan pernyataan Denny Indrayana soal teguran SBY dibantah juru bicara Markas Besar Kepolisian RI, Inspektur Jenderal Edward Aritonang. Bahkan, Edward menantang Denny membeberkan bukti keterkaitan rekening perwira polisi dengan mafia hukum.

Lalu kabar yang kedua adalah SBY kecewa dengan kinerja sejumlah kepala daerah. Pasalnya, banyak sekali laporan dan informasi yang ia dapatkan menyangkut hal-hal yang tidak baik yang ada dalam penyelenggaran pemerintah dan pembangunan di daerah.

Bagi kita sebagai masyarakat awam tentu sikap menegur dan kecewa dari SBY adalah sesuatu yang wajar. Apalagi, kalau kita melihat belakangan ini, kinerja Polri, khususnya dalam penuntasan kasus- kasus korupsi masih jauh dari apa yang diharapkan. Dengan teguran ini, tentu SBY berharap Polri bisa bekerja lebih baik lagi. Terlebih persoalan korupsi memang sudah menjadi agenda utama pemerintahannya.

Sementara untuk ungkapan kekecewaan terhadap kinerja kepala derah. Lagi-lagi kita memakluminya. Pasalnya, kepala daerah merupakan perpanjangan tangan dari pemerintah pusat. Oleh karena itu, sangat logis jika mereka, kepala daerah, bisa menjalankan garis-garis kebijakan presiden.

Kita tentu berharap, sudah saatnya kepala daerah menghentikan pengelolaan pemerintahan daerah yang buruk. Kalau kebijakan ini dilakukan, bisa jadi SBY tidak lagi akan merasa kecewa. Masih untung SBY yang kecewa.Kalau masyarakat daerah yang kecewa, apa jadinya masa depan pemerintahan daerah? (*)

Rock Star Jewelry 30% Off Summer Sale

Save big on your favorite Rock Star Jewelry pieces during the Summer Sale! Visit Around the Block Gift & Interiors in Magnolia to shop Rock Star Jewelry's fab selection of signature pieces or head to David Lawrence at The Bravern in Bellevue to peruse Martha's collection including select pieces marked down to 30% off for summer!

Rock Star Jewelry is made with semi precious gems that are personally hand-selected by Artist Martha Driver for their individuality, brilliance, and clarity. Martha travels extensively in a passionate search for the highest quality and best-valued stones, also carefully choosing the finest materials that will intertwine them. When back at home in Seattle, she meticulously hand-strings each stone to create beautiful, high quality jewelry designs that are as individual as those who wear them. Check out the full collection at

Jon Kortajarena, Andres Velencoso, Oriol Elcacho, and Antonio Navas for V Magazine

Think the V Sexy Bodies issue is all about the ladies? Think again! Spain’s hottest male models take to the pages of V in a revealing editorial by Jon Kortajarena, Andres Velencoso Segura, Oriol Elcacho and Antonio Navas  certainly aren’t shy and their sexy shots leave little to the imagination, which of these gorgeous guys looks the best? You tell us!

Katarina Ivanovska for L'Oreal Elseve Commercial

Christina Kruse for American Vogue August 2010 by Steven Meisel

Taking a look at the fall collections, Vogue US enlists Steven Meisel to capture a woodsy and imagery laden story with Universal Coverage. Styled by Marie-Amelie Sauvé and starring Christina KruseSasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, Daria Strokous and Mirte Maas, the ten page spread features the season’s best coats from the likes of Burberry, Marc Jacobs and Prada.

Eddie Klint for GF Ferré F/W 10/11 ad campaign by Emilio Tini


Eddie Klint and Georgina Stojiljkovic for GF Ferré Fall/Winter 2010/11 ad campaign by photographer Emilio Tini

Magdalena Frackowiak by Greg Kadel for Numéro #115

Underneath studio lights, the August edition of Numéro presents the perfect opportunity for photographer Greg Kadel and model Magdalena Frackowiak to work together once again. With the aide of fashion editor Brian Molloy, Kadel captures Magdalena in leather-based ensembles from the likes of Gucci, Balenciaga and Givenchy that have a look of disheveled elegance.

Denisa Dvorakova by Giampaolo Sgura for FRANCESCO SCOGNAMIGLIO F/W 10/11

Thursday, July 29, 2010

photo Giampaolo Sgura

Lovely mix-n-match


I wasn't able to catch the name or style info for this lovely girl, but I had to post her pic because I think she's sooo cute, and I love her mix-n-match look. It's so fun and easy.

Leopard black.

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Blazer // Zara
Cardigan // Zara
Trousers // Only
Heels // Dorothy Perkins
Scarf // H&M
Watch // D&G

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BTS Shopping: Seattle Premium Outlets

If you're looking for major savings on Back-to-School shopping then head to Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip. Joe's Jeans has Limited Edition Men’s and Women’s denim starting at $49.98, Juicy Couture is running an "Entire Store 30% off" promo August 18th-31st, and J. Crew is offering 30% off denim and featuring silk cami's at $34.99. If you're looking for a deal- Seattle Premium Outlets is worth the drive.

Seattle Premium Outlets
10600 Quil Ceda Blvd.
Tulalip, WA 98271
(360) 654-3000

Agnete Hegelund for Elle Denmark August 2010.

 Agnete Hegelund for Elle Denmark Cover

Purple Summer Dresses

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Purple Summer Dresses
Purple Summer Dress
Purple Summer Dresses
Purple Summer Dresses
Purple Summer Dresses

Purple Cocktail Dresses

Purple Cocktail Dresses
Purple Cocktail Dresses
Purple Cocktail Dresses
Purple Cocktail Dresses
Purple Cocktail Dresses

Bianca Balti for Blumarine BELLISSIMA fragrance ad campaign S/S 2010 by Michelangelo di Battista

Bianca Balti for Blumarine BELLISSIMA 

Maxi Dress, Maxi Smile


Model Ajak Deng after the Valentino Fall 2010 Haute Couture Show.