Fashion & Beauty

Fashion and Beauty Products in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

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Breast Cancer Missoni T-shirt
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and many brands have created pink products to continue supporting the cause. This month let’s continue coming together to help find a cure. During your fall shopping excursions, keep in mind that your purchases can also make an impact and raise money for many different breast cancer organizations. It’s easy to contribute; simply change the products you normally purchase for one that supports Breast Cancer. You can choose from hair products, beauty essentials, jewelry, clothing, and even sportswear to show off your pink. A percentage of the sales from the special packaged products will go back to various organizations including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Susan G Komen Foundation, and more. Missoni – Key to the Cure Tee $35 This crew neck, chevron print tee can we worn countless ways. The colors are fall...
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The Power of Your Birthstone

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garnet gemstone necklace by C.A. Kittle
There are significant ties for when we are born in relation to “who” we are – may it be by the minute, day, week, month or year. Perhaps the most recognized association is that of the zodiac - when people ask you what's your sign. But in earlier times one’s birthstone was just as significant. Even though early integration of the birthstone is unclear, the power and value over gemstones dates back to ancient times. Birthstones were spoken of in the book of Exodus in the Bible. Zodiac birthstones were written about in the 1st century. The idea of the modern birthstone – a person wearing a gemstone in relation to their birth month - traces back to Poland when Jewish gem traders arrived in the country during the 18th century. The current list of the modern birthstone was set...
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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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Summer Hair Trends Are Going Up

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Summer Hair Trends: Top Knots
During the summer months, our luscious locks flow ever so lightly in the warm breeze with our highlights shining from the bright sunny rays giving the essence of long beautiful hair. But let’s be honest, underneath the beauty is a sweaty mess of sticky hair or continuous sprays of hairspray to keep those humidity curls from springing up. Take these trending updos to keep cool this summer, each featured with a tutorial so you can nail every look. TOP NOTCH KNOTS Whether you want to part ways and wear it half and half or tie it all together, the top knot has made its way up. From a casual look to a trend celebrities are sporting out and about and on the red carpet. Top Knot Tutorial by Amber Scholl HOT CROSS BUNS If you’re not a fan of knots...
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Men's Style List: Non-Profit Supporters

Men's Style List: Non-Profit Supporters
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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

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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
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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
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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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Fall In Love With Your New Winter Look

Fall In Love With Your New Winter Look
Balayge light to dark
Fall is just around the corner, and in the tradition of grayer skies and more indoor lighting, it's time to start thinking about your fall and winter looks. Personally I love the dark in fall/winter, light in spring/summer, however there is more to that than meets the eye. Take these tips to learn how you can take your summer looks darker without going mod black and save your hair next summer when you want to return to your bodacious blonde locks. Warm Up For Winter Both of these Balayage are about the same lightness, so minimal lightening at the end of the cold months would get you back to where you started. In addition to minimal lightening to get you back, getting you there is pretty easy as well. Because most of the differences lie in the tone of the...
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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

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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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Men's Fashion Trends To Jump On Before the Summer Ends

Men's Fashion Trends To Jump On Before the Summer Ends
Ray Ban Wayfarers
We're in the middle of the dog days of summer and style might be the last thing on your mind as you try to beat the heat. Sandals and shorts are no-brainers, but things get tricky when you start planning for a cool summer night or venturing out to brave a summer storm. These are four trends that you definitely need to take advantage of to end the summer right and be ready for fall. Wayfarers It's the obvious choice, but also the best. There's simply no pair of shades quite as versatile or timeless as a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers and these continue to be the gold standard for style in 2016. The Wayfarers were one of Esquire's top picks for summer sunglasses and while a bit pricey, just think of 'em as an investment that will never go...
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Break Up With Your Frizzy Hair

Break Up With Your Frizzy Hair
Frizz, the word alone sends a lot of us into a panic. You may be doing everything you can to avoid it, but the problem may not be originating from where you think. The root cause of frizz is breakage. Breakage has many sources, some well known and some overlooked. If you color your hair or use hot tools, deep conditioners and heat protecting products are your best friends. Those are fairly common, but there are two less obvious, but incredibly common culprits for frizz. The first sneaky cause for breakage is your hair band. That’s right, even the “non-breakage” kind. The tension that they place on your hair from either pulling the hair taunt in an unnatural position, or the band itself being wrapped too tight around the hair for extended periods of time, weaken and break the strands....
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