2016 Nordstrom Designer Fall Fashion Preview

2016 Nordstrom Designer Fall Fashion 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
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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Summer Swim Fashion for Men and Women

Summer Swim Fashion for Men and Women
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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Don't Let Your Mane Be Your Bane

Don't Let Your Mane Be Your Bane
It’s often hard to be proud of our natural color or texture of hair. We are all guilty of wishing we had anything but our own hair. There are ways to discover new, fun, interesting and exciting styles to wear your locks. However, if you hate your hair because “my natural color is just gross and drab”, or “it's just too frizzy and wild”, there may be options that don't take you away from your natural beauty. Here are the three most often received complaints I get in my chair that can first be remedied with products, express services and at home styling hacks. Problem: “My natural hair color is just so dull.” Solution: Gloss add-on is this sad hair days enemy. This is a service that can be easily tacked on to a blow out or cut. It usually ranges...
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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
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
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
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
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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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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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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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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10 Must Have Spring Fashion Trends

10 Must Have Spring Fashion Trends
The Spring 2016 fashion trends are anything but simple. Every piece is a statement and has details you can’t miss. Basics you once wore have been restyled to a new fresh look. Stripes are bolder, bags are tinier, and shoes are bigger. See our full list of this season’s must have’s below. BARE SHOULDERS Off-the-shoulder romper // Parker $398 Let’s just say this shoulder-showing neckline is not just a beach essential, it’s a refined day-to-day essential. Wear long earrings with this piece and allow the attention to be drawn to your bare skin. Sexy much? CULOTTES COME BACK Culottes // Viktoria and Woods: $295  Put away the skinny jeans and get ready for a variety of new pant styles to choose from. Culottes are making a come back to alleviate your boring go to. They come in flowy skirt-like fabrics,...
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Worth "AGOLDE"

Worth "AGOLDE"
Mihu “Mei” Kawaijiris is the most in-demand nail artist at the moment. Simple objects around her inspire the intricate designs such as artistic patterns on clothing, American fast food, pop culture, and the list goes on. Just look through her Instagram #ciaomanhattan2012 and you’ll be mesmerized by the infinite amounts of art she has painted since her start in 2012. The technique she uses is freehand with a tiny brush and many colors of her favorite Japanese nail polish. Nails by Mei , is based in New York where she works with up to six clients a day including celebrities and house calls to devoted fans. You can rest assured her art lasts about 2 weeks, she paints one design per nail which can take up to 90 minutes, and charges around $150 per manicure, not bad! AGOLDE jeans has...
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Eyeshadows to Enhance Your Eye Color

Eyeshadows to Enhance Your Eye Color
Looking to make your eye color pop? Take these makeup tips and get ready to show off those beautiful eyes! Blue Eyes Light neutral tones are the most complimentary colors for blue eyes. Steer clear of harsh overly dark tones and smoky eyes. For a day look sweep a light champagne shadow over the lid and add mascara. For night, add a darker color to the crease and corners and line the bottom lash line with a gray brown or taupe-y-plum to intensify the eye. Try:  MAC eyeshadow in Sable ($16) Brown to Dark Brown Eyes Almost anything goes with brown eyes, however reddish browns or bronzy golden tones accentuate them the best. Adding just a touch of dark brown or black shadow to the crease will help add a touch of intensity. For dark brown eyes add black liner...
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Resort Wear For Her

Resort Wear For Her
Are you longing for bright colors and breezy clothing to wear along the beach or for fancy cocktails with your bestie at your favorite outdoor restaurant? Play with our top three favorite resort trends for 2016. Whether you are looking for a casual floral top, clean and sleek bomber jacket, or a retro print mod dress, there are plenty of styling options to look pulled together this season. Embroidered Flowers 1. FLOREAT // LILA EMBROIDERED TANK // $148 2. LOFT // RED MARBELEIZED BEAD NECKLACE // $44.50 3. EARTH // T-STRAP WEDGE SANDAL // $109.95 4. ELEVENSES // ERINNA ROMPER // $118 Find this handcrafted design on billowy blouses, pant hems, and light-weight dresses. This floral embroidery brings back memories of far away, exotic beaches in Mexico. The perfect combo to pair with the small flower appliqué are bright, red...
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Tips for Textured Hair

Tips for Textured Hair
For all you beautiful textured haired ladies out there, we asked award-winning AVEDA Texture Artist Lisa Vann for some pro tips on our most asked questions. What is good advice for someone who is trying to go from straight (continuously flat ironed or previously relaxed) hair back to their natural curl? LV: Getting weekly conditioning treatments in your favorite salon. Conditioning treatments give hair added moisture, which can help create a great curl set that will last through the week. How do you add shine to hair that is feeling dull and dry?   LV: There are many shine product that you can use to finish your style to keep your hair from feeling dull and dry. My favorites are  AVEDA Brilliant Humectant  Pomade or Jojoba oil. Other great products you could try are; Ted Gibson Shine Lotion , Bb...
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5 Foods for Gorgeous Skin and Hair

5 Foods for Gorgeous Skin and Hair
As the saying goes, “beauty starts from the inside out” and it couldn’t be more true. If you’re looking for healthier skin and hair, products aren’t the only things that help. Many times the source of skin or hair issues comes from what we are consuming. Read on to find our top 5 foods to add to your diet for gorgeous skin and hair. Blueberries Rich in antioxidants these berries can help protect you from premature aging. So add half a cup to your morning yogurt or cereal and keep your skin looking young. Avocados Packed with healthy monounsaturated fats - “the good fats” - which are key for producing healthy hair, skin and nails. Avocados also contain antioxidants, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and folate and contain “nutrient boosters,” which aid the body to absorb nutrients from other foods. If you’re...
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