Thursday, March 31, 2011

I was really inspired by Victoria's style this past fashion month. I loved her interpretation of all the season's trends. Above, she took neon to a nice place by keeping it monochromatic with matching hat, jumper, earphones and eyeglass cord. Plus, the look couldn't be styled better. The delicate ruffles of her blouse combined with the intense neon and black leather screams cool.


And I love her approach to retro dressing. Fifties inspired? Pffff, this look is so 2011.


And who doesn't love a edgy-chic varsity girl? Can't wait to see you next season V!!!

A lot of readers have joined the give-away but there can be only 1 winner ;)
I will send you an e-mail right away!

Special thanks to Bold Labels and Triwa for making this give-away possible!
Thanks for all the comments!

5th Annual Thaw Fashion Show

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tickets are on sale now for the 5th Annual Thaw Fashion show! Featuring Danial Webster Designs, DVIT Swimwear, J Von Stratton, Like a Rock Star and Mark Mitchell the show promises to be a night filled with fashion. A special set featuring designs by the winners of the Seattle Magazine Seamless in Seattle contest will also grace the runway. The event to benefit Huntington's Disease will also include a silent auction component as well as a Thaw shop where designer wares will be for sale. 100% of the proceeds from the Thaw shop will benefit the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Sponsors include Bowie Salon and Spa, Caffe Vita, Heffner Management, Julep Nail Parlor, Seattle Magazine and vitaminwater zero.

-Ticket Levels-

Pret-a-Porter (machine wash) - $75/person
* General admission seating
* O Wines + Julep Nail Parlor Polish Bar
* Open bars hosted by Georgetown Brewery, Glennfiddich, Sailor Jerry Rum, Seattle Magazine, Stoli Vodka, Two Beers Brewing and vitaminwater zero
* Amuse-bouches served by Ohana, Las Placitas and Via Tribunali
* Six-month subscription to Seattle Magazine (see below)

Haute Couture (dry clean only) - $250/person
* All of the above with reserved cabana, box-style seating
* Cabana-side service from Des Voigne Cellars, Hendrick's Gin, Hudson Whiskey, Milagro Tequila and smartwater
* Amuse-bouches served by Barolo, Hitchcock, Il Terrazzo Carmine, Mistral Kitchen, Paragon, The Swinery and Vito's
* thaw Swag Bar stocked by Caffe Vita, Julep Nail Parlor, Michael Stars, Robert Graham, William Rast and more

Custom Tailored for Ten - $2,500
* All of the above with private cabana, box-style seating for ten people

Support local fashion! Click here to buy your ticket now. You can also follow Thaw on Twitter @Thawfashionshow.

LACE - Fashion Trend 2011. How to wear lace.

How To Wear Lace...
Lace is very womanly  and it never really goes out of fashion, as lace clothing can be found among chain- store clothing rails throughout the year. Lace will become a popular fashion, and featured in many clothing shopes. When it's not so popular, lace becomes a classic and still remains in the fashion market.

Lace clothing gives a chic look, and can look beautiful without exertion.`But there's a few risks in wearing lace clothing, for example you can look too Gothic.

How you should wear lace.
You should avoid wearing jewelery with lace, as this will probably look over the top. Wear it with minimum jewelery. If you choose wearing lace wear it with stud earrings, or a gold bangle. Pearls are not good with lace.

Go for fine lace, rather than large chunky patterns. On the subject of hems, another one to avoid is a jagged, uneven cut. Medieval like fashion looks very silly on most people!

Never wear white stockings, unless your going to a dress-up party! Black lace stockings are hot with skirts in winter, but don't ever wear them with a denim skirt. Denim skirt plus black lace stockings is running the risk of looking trailer-trash. Avoid bright coloured skirts too. Black stockings will always go best with a black skirt. If your wear black stockings with a black skirt, go for a different coloured top, to avoid looking Gothic.

Lace panels on clothing is a good alternative to full lace garments.

If a clothing item is made completely of lace, wear it down with simple clothing. Plain, bold colours are good, all colours go with black, but brown. It's not really a good look to wear lace with clothing that is patterned or printed.

Be careful about wearing denim with lace. A garment with minimal lace, and particularly white lace, goes great with denim. But don't take it any further, like wearing a top made of completely lace, with a pair of jeans. It's a sort of stereotypical look, that doesn't look that nice.

PFWF11 ♥ Natalie Joos' bold graphics

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011

A closer look at my outfit during the bloggers event from Unlimited PR, as you can see in my previous post.
I'm wearing my new shoes, new blazer and new ruffle top (it's actually a dress).
Thanks to Cindy for taking these pictures!

Blazer - Asos // ruffle dress/top - Asos // trousers - Zara TRF // booties - Steve Madden // rings - Topshop and H&M // watch - Michael Kors

Only 1 day left to enter the TRIWA watch give-away!

PFWF11 ♥ Caroline and Julia

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Introducing: Charley + May

Queen Anne recently welcomed a new boutique! Charley + May is located on Queen Anne Ave. next door to Nancy's Sewing basket and is destined to be your new favorite store for form, function and fun. Shop owner Lauren Formicola (known to many through her work as a publicist at PR Matters) describes her store as a "gift gallery celebrating modern design for you and your home." She stocks home interior items including stylish vases, clocks, mirrors, wall art and candles, plus fashion items including jewelry, timepieces, wallets, iPad accessories, handbags, and more. The selection is constantly changing so you'll want to check back frequently to discover your new favorite things!

Charley + May
2225 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109

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short hair styles 2011

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Last thursday I was invited for the bloggers event at the Unlimited PR showroom.
There was a cocktail table where we could make our own cointreaupolitan cocktails, we had a lot of fun making the cocktails! Besides cocktails there was a make-up artist from MAC, who showed the latest make-up trends and you could design your own t-shirt/bag at the Converse table. And of course, we were able to watch the new collections.
I loved the sunglasses from Fendi and PUCCI!

Together with the bloggers! (not everyone is on this picture)

Pictures by Team Peter Stigter and me

West Seattle Junction Hosts "Tax Free" Day

Thursday, March 24, 2011
On Saturday, April 16th the West Seattle Junction is hosting a tax-free shopping day to help ease the bite from Mr. Taxman. Shoppers will save 9.5% when merchants pay their sales tax. 37 merchants in the West Seattle Junction neighborhood will be sporting a red balloon outside their business alerting customers that they’re offering all-day tax-free shopping, as well as deep discounts on a wide range of goods and services.

Examples of deep discounts include:
· 20-40% off ceramic bake ware from J.F. Henry (including Le Creuset)

· An additional 15% off all liter bottles of salon brand shampoo and conditioner from Jan’s Beauty Supply

· An additional 25% off all SkipHop products from City Mouse Studio and Store

· 50 to 70% off select items from Knows Perfume

· All Melissa brand shoes will be $20 at Clementine

· 25% off all in-stock cell accessories from Sound Advice

· Any large pizza and pitcher of beer or soda for $20 from Garlic Jims

· Last chance sale on block printed linens at Capers: quilts were $225 now $49.99, placemats were $8.99 each, now 4 for $9.99

Click here for a complete list of participating merchants. And thanks (in advance) for shopping local!

Alena Martanovicova for Harper's Bazaar by Branislav Simoncik

 Alena Martanovicova  for Harper's Bazaar by Branislav Simoncik