Fashion & Style

Thursday, 09/01/2016 6:53 PM
Moorea Seal
Moorea Seal remembers the times she used to eat spaghetti and cry. The local gal known for her insane amount of Pinterest followers (her current tally is more than 930,000), successful online store and eponymous brick-and-mortar location in Belltown, and her weekly journaling book The 52 Lists Project (released last year), reflects upon how her journey from then to now wasn't all sunshine and roses.
Wednesday, 08/24/2016 5:53 PM
September marks 25 years since Nirvana’s second studio album Nevermind crashed onto the music scene, defining grunge and solidifying Seattle as ground zero for the moody rock movement.
Tuesday, 08/02/2016 8:10 PM
There's no shortage of tech innovation in Seattle, but one new “start-up” is cloaked as something different: a fashion collection. Inspired by modern Japanese design, Buki brand is a sportswear line for men and women in which architectural silhouettes are paired with leading-edge fiber technology.
Tuesday, 08/02/2016 7:32 PM
If you’re always misplacing your reading glasses, perhaps it’s a subconscious habit, because, let’s face it, those neck chains aren’t the most attractive accessories. That’s why Mercer Island resident Michele Smith decided to design a more stylish alternative. Off the Cuff Optics’ WristReaders ($49.99, a portion of the price benefits Guide Dogs for the Blind; wrist-readers.com) are soft, flexible reading glasses that can be worn as a bracelet.
Monday, 08/01/2016 4:37 PM
Increasingly, companies are recognizing the power and utility of social media influencers on their businesses, especially in highlighting local talent.
Monday, 07/25/2016 5:33 PM
Nordstrom downtown Seattle flagship
Last February, as Nordstrom’s downtown Seattle flagship was in the thick of a significant renovation, which had begun in spring 2014, there was a moment when you could stand in the center of the store with one foot in the old design and one in the new. To the right: 12-by-12-inch beige marble tile floors, little natural light and office-like ceiling tiles. To the left: a seamless, light-colored terrazzo floor, ample natural light from newly exposed windows that had been shuttered for decades and smooth, white plasterboard ceilings.
Monday, 07/25/2016 5:22 PM
Her work is now not only on screen, but also on the racks at Nordstrom (and other retailers). Movie and TV star Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters, Gilmore Girls) visited the downtown Nordstrom store Friday, promoting her women's clothing line Melissa McCarthy Seven7 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Wednesday, 07/20/2016 4:09 PM
closet remodel
This article originally appeared on Houzz.com.Wardrobe looking more like a “floordrobe”? Pantry so packed you can’t find a thing? Regain a sense of calm and order in your closets, from bedroom to basement, with these 10 tips for sorting your stuff.
Wednesday, 07/06/2016 6:00 PM
SCHOOL TIES: Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director of Neiman Marcus, admits that, while growing up in Seward Park, Seattle seemed like the last place from which to launch his career. “I felt like I was in the furthest most corner of nowhere,” he says. Now, celebrating 25 years as the face of one of the country’s top luxury department stores, Downing credits enrolling in the apparel design program at Seattle Central Community College for his sartorial start.
Wednesday, 07/06/2016 6:20 PM
After 23 years of taming tresses on the corner of Blanchard and First in Belltown, Gary Manuel Salon opens in August in its new location in Pioneer Square. Taking over the 4,378-square-foot, three-story space that formerly housed the Ibiza Dinner Club, the salon is the latest lifestyle outpost to open in the historic neighborhood, joining boutique shops such as E. Smith Mercantile and Velouria, upscale eateries from Matt Dillon and a newly revamped Smith Tower.
Wednesday, 06/22/2016 7:38 PM
Pearl Moons and Lunar Idols, custom made for Magic Hour by Ria Leigh
Danny Zuko isn't the only one praising the likes of a summer night. (Grease, anyone?)
Monday, 06/20/2016 7:24 PM
Well, it's official: As of June 20, summer has arrived. In addition to updating your internal calendar (longer days) and spending more time outdoors, the heralding of summer means that you're ready to hibernate those winter threads gathering dust in the closet and take your summer looks out for a romp. 'Tis the season for sandals, sunglasses and sunshine. Take a few fashion pointers from these Seattle Instagrammers (and style bloggers) and make the streets your summer runway.
Monday, 06/20/2016 5:43 PM
creative people in Seattle
Seattle’s community of artists and innovators inspire us through the projects they design, the art they create and the food they cook. We asked six of the city’s influential creators to answer this question: “Where do you go to seek the inspiration to do what you do?” The answers might surprise you...
Thursday, 06/16/2016 5:39 PM
This article originally appeared on Porch.com. Do you want to let your dad know how much he means to you without breaking the bank? From DIY projects to budget-friendly buys, these gift ideas are guaranteed to make your dad smile this Father’s Day!
Tuesday, 06/14/2016 4:34 PM
Tommy Bahama partnered with Lunada Bay to create vacation-inspired tiles
Locally headquartered island-lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama partnered with California-based Lunada Bay Tile to collaborate on a tile collection with vacation vibes that bring the exotic to the abode. Think seaside blues inspired by the turquoise waters of Raja Ampat (pictured), a remote archipelago in Indonesia. Or beiges and browns that recall the soft-rock palette of Cappadocia, a semiarid, rocky region in Turkey.