Light & Right for Summer

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The Kimono + Botanical Ivory - Hark and Hammer
Seattle’s heat wave won’t last forever! As fall is approaching, there are warmer options trickling in to get you ready for cooler nights. Taking the right lightweight layering option is key to staying comfortable for rooftop parties and outdoor gatherings. When choosing from the options below, take into consideration what you’ll be wearing. There’s everything from a silky botanical kimono, embellished denim jacket, faux leather jacket, open stitched cardigan, and chic white blazer to complete your look. The Kimono + Botanical Ivory // HARK + HAMMER $258 Kimonos and loose fit silky layers are summer’s romantic option. There is a mix of a sexy seductive element with the look of lingerie but I promise it is daytime appropriate. The soft, silk charmeuse is imported straight from Italy, where fashion is all about quality. The shorter length give you options to...
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Men's Fashion: Summer Style List

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Prada espadrille
Summer is all about bright colors, crazy prints, and sunny weather gear. The best clothing will take you from work to evening to make the most of the longer days and sunlight. Check off these items for ideas to add a few new trends to your closet collection. The Summer Style List includes espadrilles, a camp shirt, linen sport coat, a bracelet, and a tote bag with top brands including Prada, Fendi, and more. Prada Espadrille $530 This shoe is not like any other you own, this two-tone espadrille will take you from weekend, to work, and even to your evening get togethers. You’ll be able to get away with wearing this with white jeans, shorts, and a nice, bright sport coat. The denim fabric exterior, cord detail, and band of color create a visually pleasing shoe to add instant...
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Men's Style List: Non-Profit Supporters

Men's Style List: Non-Profit Supporters
we wood watch
Make a difference with each purchase whether it’s a gift for friend or for you.  Some of your favorite brands are featuring special products that give back to our global community by donating money, planting a tree, and providing safe births and medical care for pregnant women. I’ve rounded up my top stylish picks for the month March with merchandise by Endangered Apparel, We Wood, Warby Parker, TOMS, and Lem Lem. Share your favorites with friends and help bring awareness to the brands that are making an effort to change the world. WeWOOD // Jupiter // $90 Watches are an important wardrobe staple for a man and WeWOOD carries a variety of designs made by 100% natural wood and completely free of toxic chemicals. This finely crafted conversation piece comes in a variety of styles but the most visually appealing...
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Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Him & Her

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Him & Her
Bobby Shandra Drop Earrrings
It’s time to celebrate the love in your life on February 14 th . Our list includes gift ideas for him and for her, scroll down the article and find his or her personality and check out the best option for that special person in your life. Use this guide to find the perfect gift and don’t wait too long when you find it because the items below are selling out fast. FOR HER The Classic Elegant Cushion Drop Earrings // Bobby Shandra $120 These classic style earrings sparkle at every moment and can compliment outfits for day and evening wear. Besides being very stylish and beautiful, designer Bobby Schandra creates pieces with precision and offers a variety of timeless designs to choose from. The drop earrings are very feminine and you’ll love the way they look on her. If...
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Men's Fashion: February Style List

Men's Fashion: February Style List
Caruso Trouser Pant
Although we are still feeling the cold winter weather, spring fashion is already trickling its way into our favorite online shopping stores. I found a mix of the best pieces to add to your wardrobe, everything from a casual weekend jersey pant to a statement, off the runway cardigan. Slim-Fit Herringbone Trousers // Caruso // $265 This slim fit pant is a sophisticated and tailored alternative to a classic trouser cut. Caruso offers smart fashion inspired by Italian style menswear. The fit to these pants are very close to true sizing and their unfinished hem require tailoring on your end to get  the perfect length. Lightweight enough for spring, warm enough for fall, the linen/cotton blend is soft and lays well.  It's herringbone texture and navy color make it an easy-to-wear option for work. Pair this with a multitude of...
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Must Have Winter Boots

Must Have Winter Boots
Joie Velvet Bootie
Keep warm and stay stylish from the cold, dry, winter air with these irresistible new boot options. During the chilly season you’ll appreciate having a variety to choose from. Simply changing your boot can transform your whole look in seconds. Get a pair that can be worn with a party dress, casual work wear, and running errands. Top boot trends include velvet, over the knee, metallic, combat, and mesh. Most boots are on sale right, get ready to make some purchases and room in your closet for more shoes. You’ll find higher end designer options and similar lower end ideas to help you find the right pair. Velvet Boots The plush velvet boot is back! Not only will you find the velvet texture in shoes but it’s also the top fabric used by your favorite clothing brands this season. Its...
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New Year's Eve Fashion Inspiration

New Year's Eve Fashion Inspiration
Jumpsuit NYE 2017 outfit
There’s no better excuse to get all fancy and looking absolutely fabulous than on New Year’s Eve. The beginning of the year symbolizes hope, opening your life to changes and new adventures. It’s only the perfect reason to celebrate in style and go all out. Find the clothing that makes you feel like a star. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a dress - a lovely skirt and elegant crop top will do. Every moment from walking into the party to clinking glasses of champagne at midnight will be grand photos opportunity. Share your outfits by tagging @villemagazine on Instagram with #villefabfinds. JUMP FOR 2017 Jumpsuit // Alexis $693  l  Suede Platform Shoes // Miu Miu $690  l  Chandelier Earring // Christina Greene $255  l  Mother of Pearl Clutch // Serpui $665  l  Modern Pyrite Cocktail Ring // Novica $29.99...
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Elephantasia

Elephantasia
Elephantasia
Photo cover: Indian Designer Shriti Pratap elephant-inspired garment on model is Claudia Lorena, one of our Elephantasia's cover girls l photo by DeCarbon Azul by Eduardo Inclouds Ninety-six elephants are killed a year for their ivory, at this rate they could be extinct within one to two decades - within our lifetime. Thanks to Elephantasia , there is hope in saving these gentle creatures. They have begun a 3 year movement to help raise money for the African Wildlife Foundation . This is made-up of a traveling art installation of art and independent designers that are elephant-inspired and offer eco-friendly clothing will be featured on the runways of Berlin, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, and more. Photo: Press Release printed on elephant poo paper photo by DeCarbon Azul by Eduardo The African Wildlife Foundation is working on two major solutions to help...
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Runway Reimagined: Project 8.1

Runway Reimagined: Project 8.1
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Cover photo: Models waiting to enter the runway, designs by Boho Republic photo by Alfonso Arnold The average North American wastes 81 lbs of clothing a year. Can you even imagine what that looks like? We couldn’t either because that’s an incredible amount of money lost to shopping mistakes and unwanted clothing.  Eco Fashion Week is a non-profit inspiring change by bringing awareness to the community through the creative art of fashion. Founder, Myriam Laroche, started this idea in Vancouver  B.C. 7 years ago and has now created one of the world’s largest sustainable fashion events. Ten designers and stylists were showcased for the Runway Reimagined: Project 8.1 Challenge at Canvas Event Space in Seattle, WA. Each designer and stylist had one month to prepare three outfits head-to-toe using no more than 8.1 lbs of clothing and accessories. This task required...
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Gifts that Give Back – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Gifts that Give Back – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Tory Burch Logo and Heart Key Fob
This month, when you need to purchase something for yourself or a gift for someone else, first think pink. There are many products that are donating part of their sale towards Giving back can be as easy as changing your nail color to pink or switching beauty products this month. Our favorite brands are making it easy to look stylish and raise money to help find a cure and raise awareness to the second most common cancer in women, breast cancer. We all know someone who has been affected by this devastating disease and the only way to make a difference is to share our stories of hope and triumph. Early detection saves thousands of lives a year, this means getting tested before finding a lump or having any symptoms at all. Please make it point to schedule your annual...
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Fashion Review: Fashion First

Fashion Review: Fashion First
The Finerie
This rock and roll inspired runway production had the audience dancing to the beat of the music and admiring every look. Fashion First is in it’s 13th year running and has been successful in creating a platform to share our favorite local boutiques, designers, and up and coming fashion students to the Seattle scene. This year’s new venue at Hotel Motif made the setting more intimate. The audience sat right up to the runway and even the general admission had a stellar worthy view of the show. Local boutiques received great exposure through a cohesive set where every look matched the music selection. This year’s line-up of boutiques included Canopy Blue , Intermix , The Brik , Cute Like Mad , David Lawrence , Divalani Style , The Finerie , Mercer , Ragamoffyn’s , and Sharply . In addition to...
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Fashion With Compassion

Fashion With Compassion
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Cover photo by Jean-Marcus Strole Photography lt’s incredible how a community can come together for a cause they support and show up for the people they love. Designer Olga Szwed was heartbroken when she first heard her friend’s Elena Scott and Masha Culver‘s children were struggling with severe illnesses. They were battling for their lives, and undergoing strong medical treatments. Elena’s son, Preston, is 6 years old and was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma (brain cancer) and Masha’s daughter was diagnosed with a rare disease that included 3 surgeries and a liver transplant at only one month old. Olga got her crew together, a.k.a her best friends in the fashion world, to organize and volunteer for a show that would raise money to support these two young children. Compassion with Fashion was a magical night. There were no empty seats, the room was...
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Celebrity Fashion Lines

Elizabeth and James
Want to dress like your favorite celebrities? There are quite a few that have recreated their personal style into ready-to-wear fashion you can purchase at department stores and online. Although there have been unsuccessful attempts by a few well known names, below are the top five that may surprise you.   Elizabeth and James Daily Tote $445  //  Kenji Dress $365  //  Bennett Sunglasses $185 What you didn’t know Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen established their brand in 2007 but recently took back the reigns of their brand, Elizabeth and James from Jaya Apparel Group in February 2016. They want to expand on their vision for the company, to provide modern, effortless clothing for today’s woman. They plan on continuing to grow it back up from scratch and opening actual storefronts throughout the U.S. Since taking back the line into their...
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2016 Nordstrom Designer Fall Fashion Preview

2016 Nordstrom Designer Fall Fashion Preview
Nordstrom Designer Preview
The Nordstrom Designer Preview Show was decadent and full of fashion savvy individuals excited about the new treasures for Fall 2016. As I drove up to the building along the Pier, I was quickly greeted by the valet and escorted into shopping heaven. High end designer samples were strategically placed throughout the building with racks of collection coordinated pieces, accessories matched by color on shelves, and fitting rooms to one end with sales associates ready to take orders. The market-like food carts with Asian themed hors d'oeuvres were delightful, there was enough time to grab a bite to eat and peruse through the collections. (photo credit: Nordstrom) I arrived promptly at 6 pm to have a good hour and a half of familiar faces greetings in the industry and discussing the biggest fall trends before the fashion show. There were...
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Summer Swim Fashion for Men and Women

Summer Swim Fashion for Men and Women
Keep It Wild L Space Woman Bikini
Swimwear decorates your bare bod in just the right places so you can play in the sun and look good. With so many options this season, do take into consideration the use - will you be swimming, lounging on the pool side, or looking good at the yacht party?  Women’s swimsuits are following similar trends from the runway including sporty inspired looks, sexy cutout detailing, crazy print mixes, and color blocking. Men’s trends include a play on colors, abstract prints, and modern vintage prints. Buy one, two, or three different options this season, that way you will be well prepared for your next invite. Keep it Wild // L Space // Top $92 // Bottom $79 Show off your cleavage in this web-like cutout bikini top. This style won’t be hard to find, you will come across many similar variations...
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Must Have Fashion Boating Outfits For Men and Women

Must Have Fashion Boating Outfits For Men and Women
Look out into an open sea of possibilities with the wind in your hair, excitement in your eyes, and a glass of bubbly in hand. Sail away with endless possibilities of the all-time stripe favorites, cut off shorts, skirts that float away in the breeze, and colors as bright as the sun. Summertime is here and it’s the perfect moment to let loose, get comfortable, and spend your hours free in the sun.  Forget your worries and get ready for private yacht parties, morning mimosas, and meeting new people. We’ve got the perfect boating essentials to keep you looking hot. LOOK 1 Knotted Wrap Skirt // Zara $49.90 FP X Sonnet Bra Ivory // Free People $48 Wrap skirts are easy to pull on and off during your boating day. This small little cover up can be worn with your...
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Engagement Rings That Dazzle

Engagement Rings That Dazzle
Natural Fancy Pink Diamond Turgeon Raine
Wedding season is fast approaching. An engagement ring should be as precious and rare as the lady wearing it. As there are multiple jewelry stores in the greater Seattle area, going to every single one can be exhausting. Searching the web can result in flawed diamonds and what woman doesn't want to try on the glimmery brilliance shining off her fingers? Well that's why we are here. We want to make it easy for you with our pick for the best place to go and top rings for the type of woman you are. Turgeon Raine , located in the heart of Seattle, carries everything from traditional princess cut diamond rings to non-traditional pink diamond designs. The selection is luxurious and unique with a mix of their own styles in addition to international designer options. Find a design that fits...
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Charlotte Tilbury at Nordstrom

Charlotte Tilbury at Nordstrom
Charlotte Tilbury 6 Shades of Love
A rock star in her field, Charlotte Tilbury is well known for being the go-to make-up artist of the most well known celebrities and an innovator in the beauty field with cosmetics and skin care. Her dream to make every woman feel empowered and beautiful with make-up started at the young age of 13 when she put on her first lipstick and got attention like she never had before. Her story is inspiring and her positive attitude is contagious, when I asked her how she overcomes obstacles, she answered, “You have to train your brain to get out of a negative thought, wake up every day with crazy visualization and think in a limitless way.” Her power of positive thinking and making her crazy visualizations reality has really set her apart as a make-up artist. After 22 years of traveling...
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Metropolitan Fashion Week: Seattle Farewell Show

Metropolitan Fashion Week: Seattle Farewell Show
Marilyn Monroe Handpainted Dress
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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Marimekko for Target

Marimekko for Target
Marimekko Target beach tote
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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