Metropolitan Fashion Week: Seattle Farewell Show

Metropolitan Fashion Week: Seattle Farewell Show
Photos by Vivian Hsu An exotic, unique show in Seattle, Metropolitan Fashion Week not only showcased local designers but brought in artists from other states and around the world. Gene Juarez Salons & Spas paired all the make-up and hair to match the essence of the designer’s collection. Eduardo Khawarm had a vision to combine fashion and costume designers in one show at various iconic venues that are memorable and elite. His shows have taken place in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Vegas but this will be his last here in the Emerald City. Below are the highlights of the thrilling evening. Marilyn Monroe Hand Painted Dress The drawing of the well-known iconic movie star, Marilyn Monroe, intrigued the audience. As the model twirled in the canvas gown you could admire the classic black and white colors used to paint the...
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Amazon Video Is A Prime Time

Amazon Video Is A Prime Time
Netflix forever changed how we watch movies and TV and for years it dominated without competition. Now other companies like Amazon are challenging the Netflix reign. They have recently upped their game with access to a wide variety of original series and major motion pictures through Amazon Prime. The original $99 a year service included free shipping as well as free streaming of video and audio. Now with Amazon video , users can stream all the series and movies they want at a cheaper price than Netflix. With this new deal Amazon sure seems to be chomping at Netflix’s feet. So if you are interested in the amazon hype, check out these three original Amazon series. The Man in the High Castle Did you ever wonder what the world would look like if Nazi Germany had won World War 2?...
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Spring Refresh the Look of Your Home

Spring Refresh the Look of Your Home
Spring has our stylists excited. Not only is it the perfect time to refresh your home’s style, but it is also a time when we see a lot of new trends emerge for the warmer months ahead. If the idea of pulling these new looks together seems a bit daunting, let our designers help. This spring we are launching dezignable's new home stylist service that is similar to fashion subscription services but rather than getting a box delivered to your door, you receive a personalized design board of your room, a shopping list of products where you can easily purchase products via email as well as a discount on all products and free shipping. Here’s a sneak peek of one of the styles our designers are working on right now in anticipation of the spring launch. All Environment Living Summer creates...
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Marimekko for Target

Marimekko for Target
Just in time for summer, the Finnish fashion brand, Marimekko , is collaborating with Target to bring us happy prints to add to our life this summer. Each print has a story and history to it dating back to the 1960s. Their designs are bold yet timeless and the company thrives on the importance of function and quality. You will find elaborate imprinted pieces you can use outdoors or indoors for your everyday life. Oversized Beach Tote – $19.99 The trip to the beach will be much more colorful and full of life with this oversized bag. There are two interior pockets to zip-up and protect your small personal belongings and a magnetic closure on top to keep the bag together. You will feel like you are going on a special trip with this bright, eye catching tote. Bamboo Serving...
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3-D Fashion Florals

3-D Fashion Florals
Printed florals? That was so last year. If you want to find fashion that literally stands out, try this floral "prints" that pop so much, they appear 3-D. There is nothing dated about this floral trend, it is the future of fashion. Designers are finding new ways to surprise us! Pick a favorite and celebrate the season of lively, colorful, futuristic prints. Anna – Karin Karlsson // Rose Rouge Flower Embellished Sunglasses $565 These sunglasses are not only a statement but can go from fun in the sun to totally chic. Romantic red roses against the black acetate frames offer a classic color combo to a very trendy design. Rock your bright red lipstick and cat eye for a playful retro look.   Jimmy Choo // Glittered Ankle Strap Pump $1,495 Jimmy Choo will win you over in a heartbeat....
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Inside Imagined Futures at Pivot Art + Culture

Inside Imagined Futures at Pivot Art + Culture
Imagined Futures celebrates the final frontier. Space has captivated hearts and minds since the beginning of time. It presents endless conquests and opportunities of discovery. If what lies beyond the clouds has ever interested you, then you’ll love Imagined Futures . This exhibit can be broken down into five sections; historic material, science fiction, fine art, artifacts and the Voyager One project. The exhibit’s curator, Ben Heywood, provided me with a detailed tour through each part. Ben hopes that although these five sections are different, they can all fuse together to give attendees an inside look into space and also invite them to conceive the inconceivable. We begin with Wernher von Braun. He was a leader in the German rocket science program. After World War 2, he was relocated to the United States where he developed the rockets that launched...
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How To Style A Bar Cart

How To Style A Bar Cart
A piece of Mid-Century, Hollywood decor that has wheeled itself back into the hearts of stylish hostesses and become a centerpiece of elegant home entertaining in these past few years is the `bar cart’. The sweet romance of cocktail hour inspired by movies like Breakfast At Tiffany’s and The Seven Year Itch , has resurrected itself in the modern living room taking party guests out of the kitchen to gather around this beverage dispenser that’s so much classier than a margarita machine! It’s not just a convenient drink-pouring station. The bar cart has so much decorative potential, it can easily become the talking point of any party, attesting to your taste for gracious entertaining via the crowd-pleasing lubricant that gets any social get together humming alcohol. Stock the cart with all bar necessities, dress it up in your own creative...
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Sky's The Limit

Sky's The Limit
Sporty yet elegant, soft yet bold, light blue is this season’s must have. The color will transform your neutrals and easily combine with other pastel hues to compliment. Take this airy colored trend and wear it head-to-toe or in small doses. Tory Burch // ‘Meg’ Stripe Embroidered Top $225 Bright orange embroidery against the light blue stripes adds an unexpected color to your typical mix. A very resort style look but refined with high-low cut and subtle color matching hem. Perfect combo for a sunny day at the beach with rolled up skinnies or skin baring shorts. MICHAEL Michael Kors // Leather Bucket Bag $358 This bag is easy to carry for long walks around town or traveling afar. Its cinched feature will allow you to hold all your summer essentials, including the bigger items such as suntan lotion, bottled...
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Working Out Anxiety and Depression

Working Out Anxiety and Depression
We all know the great benefits of working out. It keeps us healthy, physically fit and strong. Not only does it help with our outer appearance, physical health and our mental state. But what if I told you it could also be one of the main tools in helping to cure your anxiety or maybe even your depression? It has also been found to improve ADHD, your sleep patterns and elevate your overall mood, memory and brain function. It reduces inflammation and aids in the growth of neurons, and releases powerful chemicals in your brain, aka endorphins that keep you in a moderately elevated and calming state. In addition, it gives you the satisfaction of taking matters of bettering yourself in your own hands. Someone dealing with depression or anxiety can often feel unmotivated or tired, which in turn it...
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Wish You Were Beer: Seattle’s Unofficial Guide For National Beer Day

Wish You Were Beer: Seattle’s Unofficial Guide For National Beer Day
A monumental day braided into the detailed fabric of Seattle’s cultural history has finally arrived: National Beer Day. On this glorious day, craft brewers will brew smaller batches, Mariners fan’s will drain savings accounts to afford just one more $9 Bud Light, and the masses will storm Mount Rainer to paint a giant red ‘R’ on the Seattle-facing mountain side. The average American drinks 23 gallons of beer a year – but the average Seattleite... 50 at least. Will you celebrate with a pilsner or an IPA? At a bar or in your living room? The possibilities for all of us to show our support and dedication are endless. New Brews Optimism Brewing Last winter, Optimism opened its doors showcasing 16,000 square feet of craft beer-drinking heaven on Capitol Hill. The large community space is intended to be enjoyed with...
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Seattle Repertory Theatre Presents: Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Presents: Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray)
I would like to introduce you to Tray. Despite losing his father and his mother abandoning him as a child, he is doing just fine. He is working nights and weekends to support himself and save up for a car. He is an excellent boxer who is competing in the Golden Gloves competition. He also has the loving support of his quick witted Grandmother, Lena and sweet sister, Devine. The three of them live in Brownsville-a notoriously dangerous neighborhood located in east Brooklyn. Now, I know what you are thinking, “I’ve heard this story a million times. This is just like any other tale a kid from a bad neighborhood tries to rise above the crime and decay that surrounds him.” But let me assure you like Lena does the audience, he was not the same old story. Kimber Lee’s...
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The Biggest Home Interior Trend May Surprise You

The Biggest Home Interior Trend May Surprise You
One of the biggest trends in home decor this season might surprise you. Ready for it? White walls. That’s right. Gone are the days of colored accent walls. This year it is all about simple, clean and white. And Benjamin Moore ’s color of the year is ... you guessed it, white. White walls serve as an excellent backdrop for showcasing artwork, accessories and interesting fixtures. Providing literally a blank canvas, white walls allow you to play with colors in ways you might not of ever imagined.  Here’s a few ways to play up that white wall.  Showcase a Favorite Collection Those vintage dominos, antique postcards or black and white photos are just asking to get some wall presence. Add a shadow box or arrange them on the wall in an interesting configuration for a one-of-a-kind look.  Or if you...
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Earth Month: Beauty Recycle Programs

Earth Month: Beauty Recycle Programs
April is Earth Month and being that we live in city known to reduce, reuse and recycle there is still room for improvement. Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, most of which are thrown away! Many are still unaware that plastics such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion containers should be recycled. In order to tell if a product is recyclable check for the well known recycling logo—a trio of arrows on the back of the packaging. All you have to do is rinse out each container, toss the lid or bring them into any Aveda retailer near you that is involved in the Cap Recycling Program ** , then place alongside your recyclables. Amongst your beauty products plastics aren’t the only thing that can be recycled; makeup tubes, compacts, and empty lipstick containers can be added...
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Good Old Fashioned Seattle Whiskey Cocktails

Good Old Fashioned Seattle Whiskey Cocktails
You don’t have to go to be a mad man to enjoy a good old fashioned whiskey cocktail. Get Southern with a mint julep or Sazerac. Jet set to the East coast with a Manhattan. Do you like it sweet with a smash or sour with lemon? As I learned from my interview with Women Who Love Whiskey, Washington has more whiskey distilleries per capita than any other state, city, or county which is one of the reasons why you can be sure Seattle is well-versed in the language whiskey cocktails. Fado You don’t have to fly across the pond to experience Ireland. Fado is your portal to the Dublin pub scene situated conveniently in Pioneer Square. Kick start the day or night with an Irish Breakfast Shot: Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey and butterscotch schnapps, an OJ chaser, plus smoky...
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SoundCloud vs Spotify

SoundCloud vs Spotify
Once upon a time, one couldn’t buy music; hearing it on the radio or live in some swanky dive was the only way. Then records came along, followed by cassette tapes, CDs and mp3s. Today, society mainly uses online streaming sites and apps for their musical fix. There are multiple options to tune into, but two of the best are SoundCloud and Spotify. Comparing these is like the “apples to oranges scenario.” Each one provides a special service that the other lacks. SoundCloud is a fantastic medium for new artists while Spotify is more reserved for studio albums, but both are vastly beneficial to the discovery and cultivation of music in their own way. SoundCloud SoundCloud is for underground artists looking for their break. That progressive metal disco group from Sweden no one has heard of? Guess what? They just...
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Top Three AVEDA Hairstyle Picks from NYFW 2016

Top Three AVEDA Hairstyle Picks from NYFW 2016
Senior stylist, Dan at Vann.Edge Salon Spa, had the chance to attend New York Fashion Week and brought back some looks we just had to share. By no means are these all of them, but just a little taste of some runway looks that can be easily recreated at home to give you a new spring style! The Power Braid Secure hair into a tight ponytail then divide hair in half and twist each section clockwise while simultaneously twisting together counterclockwise to the end. (This may take some practice and a little patience but once you get it you’ll be rockin’ an awesome look.) To control frizz with a light shine try Aveda Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme; $26 . The Zen Pony Prep hair by saturating and blow drying in AVEDA Thickening Tonic to create some texture then flip...
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Design Style Profile: Art Deco

Design Style Profile: Art Deco
In May of 2013, Baz Luhrmann released his visual masterpiece, The Great Gatsby , showcasing the exuberant and lavish lifestyles that decorated what we know as, "The Jazz Age." When I think about the Jazz Age, I hear trumpets blaring and bodies flying through the Charleston and Lindy hop. The setting is a dimly lit dance club with mirrors, geometric lighting, shiny black lacquered detailing, and lush velvet upholstery. The Art Deco movement began in the 1920's in Paris before moving internationally throughout the 1930's and WWII era. This Jazz Age design era came after Art Nouveau, a movement focused on pastel colors and organic flowery lines. The Art Deco movement brought lively design, bright colors and bold design features made of exotic materials; giving an eclectic opulent vibe to interior spaces. Other common characteristics of Art Deco design include:...
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Heaven Sent Seattle Easter Brunch

Heaven Sent Seattle Easter Brunch
Brunch is a meal that brings us together to transcend the boundaries of breakfast and lunch. On the first day of spring, Seattleites everywhere looked towards the sky and thanked the-powers-that-be for impending pleasant weather. As the sun makes regular appearances, it will once again be socially acceptable to stand outside of the most popular restaurants in the city and wait patiently to partake in the holy ritual of brunch. Because Easter Sunday is just around the corner, all walks of spirituality will be honoring brunch and with some of the best chefs in the country you best believe we’re #blessed. Six Seven $75 per person, $45 per child A brunch spread fit for a king (or queen). Six Seven’s stellar views of the sound will set the mood for this royal feast. Choose from options like the Iced Local...
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7 Best Fitness Apps To Get You In Shape

7 Best Fitness Apps To Get You In Shape
Let's face it. We need to come to grips with the fact that our phones have become a pretty big part of our lives. They have turned into helpful little sidekicks that we take everywhere with us. I think we can all confidently say they are a constant in our lives and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. This is where we say hello to fitness apps. Not only are there a ton, but it's hard to decide which ones to pick with all the different options that are now provided to us at our finger tips. The best part is that the apps are with you all day so you will have no problem being consistent and staying accountable. Here's a list of our favorite apps of 2016 that will help you in your fitness ventures. Charity Miles...
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Nationally Festive

Nationally Festive
Festivals are a phenomenon - a cult like love where loyal attendees purchase tickets to their favorite every year no matter how far the distance. People transform into whatever character they want to play, wearing tutu's, glitter, body paint - letting loose for a weekend of an unforgettable time. Below are just a few nationwide festivals that draw the biggest crowds and book the biggest acts.  Coachella Weekend 1: April 15-17 / Weekend 2: April 22 - 24 Indio, California Tickets: Sold Out / Independent Sellers Only Beginning in 1999, Coachella is one of the premier festivals you must attend - if you can find tickets. In the last few years, Coachella has become so in demand that tickets sell out within minutes of going on sale - before the lineup is even announced. However, attendees know that the music lineup is...
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