October 31, 2011

Don your Duds...How to Wear Bright Prints!

Bold colors are "in" for the winter season and while us Seattleites are accustomed to dressing in shades of our sky (for out of towners, that's shades of grey not blue) we've decided to embrace this look and show you just how versatile a bright print can be!

We've taken two of our favorite new print silk blouses and donned up some looks to share with you.
Take a gander...

Patterson J. Kincaid Deanna Blouse in Ikat $118
the playful look: Susana Monaco Gathered V-Neck Dress $178 over the blouse
the classic look: tucked into Red Dot's Tulip Skirt $68

the edgy look: worn with Genetic Denim Shya in Dark Tin $188
the cozy look: Subtle Luxury Cocoon Shawl Sweater $238 + Habitual Hannah
 Flare in Enlightened $218 + Elise M. Reese Belt $38
the dramatic look: blouse over Fluxus Ekaterina Maxi Dress
Alice + Trixie  Kendra Top $238
the sexy look:  worn with Raven Mackie Trouser in Dark Star $198
the trendy look:  above trouser with Tourance Fur Vest $98
the classy look: Ella Moss Devon Flare Pant $128 + LA Made Emily Blazer in Camel $328
the girly look:  Butter by Nadia Signature Dress in Navy $238

October 28, 2011

The Lowdown! What to do and wear this Halloween weekend

Have you been contemplating what to do this Halloween weekend?  Well we've got ya covered!
First off we're thinkin' bout heading up to the darling town of Snohomish to try our luck at solving the puzzle of Bob's 10 acre corn maze.
Next up at Bob's we're going to snuggle with our sweetie on a romantic hayride while viewing the scenic Snohomish Valley and sippin' some hot apple cider.

Bob's Corn + Pumpkin Farm in Snohomish

We've put together some daytime outfits for a fun outing...Take a peek!

For your romantic hayride...
Luii Ruffle Coat in Cadmium $ 118/ Genetic Denim Shya in Havoc $188
Asian Eye gold floral wool scarf $68/Vintage Texas Ropers $118

For your escape from the 10 acre corn maze...
Lauri b. Riding Jacket in Seaweed $218/Red Dot Modern Camo Top $118
Genetic Denim Shya in Dark Tin $188/ Vintage Tony Lama Boots $228
Chemical Wedding Mary Handbag $258

In the true spirit of Halloween we want to do something a little spooky.   We're thinking that the
75 minute ghost walk through Pikes Place Market will foot the bill.  A great evening for dining at one of the many amazing restaurants such as Cafe Campagne, Matts in the Market or Etta's and then head out in hopes of some paranormal sitings!


Here's some outfit suggestions for a ladies "haunted" night out on the town...

 Two sophisticated and festive looks for
 your stroll through Pikes Market Haunted Down Under...
Suzabelle Hunter Dress $178/ Luii Leopard Car Coat $128
Chie Mihara Yana Pumps $348/ Tuzzie Muzzie Party Hat $38
Mariah Dress by Tart $168/ Commando's Sexy Stripes Hosiery $32
Chie Mihara Otemba Bootie in Curry $398/ Tuzzie Muzzie Skeleton Party Hat $38

October 27, 2011

Walk the lines...New beauties from Eva Franco!

  What once was old is new again! 
with Eva Franco's classic 60's silhouettes reinvented for the modern lady dressing for her classy places to be, we're embracing the saying with open arms this season!

Once you take a look at the stunners we're showcasing from her collection your RSVP's are bound to be checked with a yes this year!

Eva Franco

Alexa Dress $298

Evangeline Dress $238

Hettie Dress $328

Parlor Dress $288

October 26, 2011

Stand By Your Brand! Meet Suzabelle Designer, Suzanne Jaberg

"I'm a science geek and love anything to do with astrophysics, microbiology, even mathematics. I also happen to love pretty things. I'm not really sure how I ended up as a designer instead of an astronaut...I followed opportunity I suppose."  – Suzanne Jaberg, Designer

She says opportunity we think perhaps it's destiny that landed sweet Suzie here in our artsy city to create beautiful clothes.

Her story goes...
Born in lovely Canada, Suzie moved to Seattle post college where she traded her love of science for art.  She began showing her paintings at galleries and later expanded her creations to hand painting on clothing.  Jaberg says she's always had an appreciation for finer things and this we know is true.  A self taught sewer and apparel designer she set out to create feminine, unfussy and timeless clothes.  Launching her line in 2005 she quickly gained media attention as well as a faithful following of ladies who began collecting her unique pieces.  Six years later Suzabelle is going strong, the designs are always eye catching and fit a woman's curves in a way that makes you stand a little straighter and put a little more attitude in your walk! We are very proud to represent her work and enjoy sharing it with all of you.  Come on down and check out her stunning new collection.

Here's to a season of some of the most beautiful dresses you'll find...

The Ballantine Dress $188 (available in black and grey)

The Hunter Dress $178

The Plume Dress $188
The Swept Away Dress $178

The Macintosh Dress $188

The Everson Dress

October 25, 2011

Get on the Bandwagon! Grandpa-Inspired Sweaters

Here in the grey skied Northwest we ladies know a thing or two about how to bundle up and feel cozy!  The trend of raiding your "Pops" closet for his coveted sweater collection has hit an all time high in fashion. 
 While we've always been fans of oversized chunky hand knit sweaters we are even more into this look for winter thanks to the plentiful selection from our favorite designers. 

Here's a few of our current favs...

Goddis Tica Aztec Cardigan in Ibisa $228 

Prose L'aventura Blanket Cardigan $348

Alice + Trixie Micah Cardigan in Chevron $348

Duffy Gentleman's Cardigan $218

Stacia Shirred Back Cardigan in Mantra $218

Splendid Patchwork Cardigan $268

LA Made Nikki Jacket in Black $118

October 24, 2011

Don Your Duds...Good as Gold!

Spice up your style with some fresh new pieces that are infused with accents of gold.
Whether your looking for an amazing party dress or need a great top to add some new flavor to your best jeans with heels look, we've got you covered.
Check out some of our most recent arrivals...

Corey Lynn Calter Balbina Top $198

Groa Drape Neck Sweater in Gold/Black Shimmer $148

Corey Lynn Calter Selena Sequin Tee in Gold $138

Greylin Ruffle Dress in Metallic Olive $128

Frock! Reese Dress in Antique Gold $228

October 20, 2011

Walk the Lines...New Arrivals: It's What's Underneath

We have such wonderful coats to dazzle us through the fall! Coats in Prints. Coats in Patterns. Coats made of the Warmest Merino Wool. Coats to cover us up to our chins in order to keep the cold air out. As happy as we are with these wonderfully functional fabrics, what we're really dying to know is ... what are we gonna wear underneath...??

Let's take a peek at what's new this week and find out! 

Luii Leopard Car Coat $128

Amanda Uprichard Silk Pocket Top $128

Kensie Blurred Plaid Coat $188

Lilla P. Shirred Dolman Sleeve Blouse $238

Butter by Nadia Cape $448

Velvet Larista Sequin Dress $198

Corey Lynn Calter Lace Halter $128

Stand by Your Brand! Meet Paper Jeweler Tia Kramer


    Tia Kramer, jeweler extraordinaire was born and raised in the heartland of Iowa, schooled in the fine arts in Chicago, braved living in Antarctica for work and lucky for us ended up here in the Emerald City.  We are so fortunate our paths crossed because not only is Tia an amazingly talented artist but she is one of the best people to know. 
Tia, a paper maker by trade got the idea to turn her large scale paper + metal sculptures into smaller pieces of wearable art.  Extremely Calder-esque in appearance Tia has captured the interest of the top Museums and Art Galleries around the country where you will find her unique wares for sale.
Tia's process is very laborious but don't we all know that a lot of hard work always yields the best results!  Tia begins by working with pulp from the Philippine Banana Leaf Tree.  She then mixes dyes to the pulp to achieve her extensive selection of colors.  Tia hand forges contemporary shapes from sterling silver which become the bones of the her sculpture for which the paper will be attached.  Each piece of paper is coated with multiple coats of a liquid plastic to protect them from the elements.

Words from the Artist:
Inspired by our relationships to the natural and architectural environment, I create jewelry objects that make visible our interactions with structure and movement. My adornments are performative sculptures for one’s ears, architecture for the body.
I look closely at our often unnoticed everyday lives: telephone wires suspended amidst tall evergreens, the negative space stretching between two neighboring skyscrapers. Using cold-form fabrication, I build organic and geometric wire forms that pare down these environments to simple line modules. These non-soldered jewelry structures move independent of one another, dancing on the ears, neck and wrists of the wearer. Like leaves on a tree limb, my adornments punctuate the wearer’s movement and expression.