Archive | October, 2008

Seattle’s Thread Show

27 Oct

Seattle’s Thread show, put on by Joan Kelly of Joan & Jared Events, was a great success! Thread is an independent shopping event with shows in San Diego, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami. These events feature one-of-a-kind pieces and rare sneak peaks of complete designer lines before they appear on the racks.

At Fisher Pavilion, in the midst of models, designers and shoppers, my friend Nicole and I perused through racks of trendy clothing. I picked up a black-leather peace sign charm bracelet by Ofina and a mustard-yellow cotton skirt by Alula. I can’t wait to show off my new designer duds this week!

We were also able to preview Suzabelle‘s spring collection. My favorite piece was her Saint Gabriel dress, which brought a subtle sexuality and femininity to the entire collection. Be sure to mark your calendar for February 2009, when Suzabelle releases this gorgeous collection!

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Blog Action Day: Poverty

16 Oct

Poverty is found in every country in the world. In the United States there are 14 to 16 percent living below the poverty line. There are many resources for people to tap into but there is never enough to go around. People cannot function in the United States by living on welfare alone. Welfare needs to be supplemented in some way in order for a person to be able to get by.

We need to remember to not only help the impoverished around the world, but help our citizens first. Donate your money and time to causes that help the citizens of the United States living below the poverty line because your tax dollars aren’t helping 100% of the problem.

Giving from the heart is what keeps this world alive.

HP Goes Fashion Forward

12 Oct

UPDATE (December 4, 2008): It has finally arrived! HP Vivienne Tam “digital clutch” is now available for order at www.hpdirect.com/minivt. If you order by Dec. 12, you can get one just in time for holiday giving.

A few days ago I was approached by HP to check out their new special edition notebook. This stylish product took my interest and drove me to share the news!

Vivienne Tam has paired with Hewlett-Packard to design a special edition notebook available early next year. The lightweight notebook has an uncanny resemblance to a silk-print clutch with its rich colors and peony print. During Fashion Week in New York, Tam incorporated the print into her Spring 2009 line and the invitations to her show.

Finally, technology and fashion come together. It’s smart on HP’s part to join with a fashion designer because it opens access to another type of audience. The notebook is targeted to the fashionable woman with a busy lifestyle who puts importance and thought into the style of her possessions.

HP has highlighted reactions to this product on their Facebook profile. The women explain how impressed they are with the notebook’s size and stylish design. I feel the same way and can’t wait to get my hands on one of these beautiful HP notebooks.

What are your thoughts on this HP notebook?

Jump Around!

7 Oct

My #1 favorite pick from every fashion week is…the jumpsuit!

Bring solace to your wardrobe conundrums by investing in a few chic jumpsuits for Spring ’09. I promise, you won’t ever have to worry about piecing together outfits during the unpredictable weather season.

Stylists are catching on to this trend and pulling jumpsuits from designer racks. In the newest issue of OK! Magazine, issue #41, stars like Blake Lively and Amy Adams are red-carpet ready in stylish jumpers.

Shown “on the catwalks of New York, London and Milan so far, there’ve been dozens of all-in-one styles from a wide-reaching sphere of designers,” explains Ruby.

Designers like Jill Stuart, Derek Lam and Stella McCartney are all about the chic one-piece outfits. The Wall Street Journal says, “this seasons jumpsuits, however, are hewing closer to the body, and are taking on more intricate construction than previous billowy styles.”

New York Magazine’s The Cut assures that a “one piece is all you’ll need.” These easy to wear garments are secret weapons when you don’t have the time to pull together an outfit. Jumpsuits can be worn for any occasion; dress them up or dress them down, anytime is a great time for a sophisticated and fun onesie.

I remember when jumpsuits were my go-to outfit at age 6 and, boy, was I comfortable! Now, at age 22, we can reminisce about the good-old-days in a more sophisticated fashion.

I’m Off To See The Wizard. The Wonderful Wizard of Seattle!

1 Oct

Ok, so my name isn’t Dorothy, but I’m pretty close! My Tory Burch patent leather flats serve as ruby slippers transporting me to the Emerald City for work every day. I even have my little dog too!

For the past few weeks I have taken an internship at Frause, a public relations firm in the Emerald City. It’s so wonderful to be back in Seattle. I am having the time of my life in this amazing city and I cannot wait to seize every opportunity in the industry of public relations and marketing.

My typical day includes reporting coverage as well as writing press releases and pitches. Recently, the Portland office intern and I have started blogging for the firm! I’m so proud to be part of such a wonderful firm that allows me to share my experiences and utilize my blogging skills.

Be sure to check out my Frause adventures at the Frause Blog! And don’t worry, I will still be contributing to this blog.