Ready for a splash of Brigitte Bardot in your spring wardrobe? Try espadrilles.The rope-soled shoes have long been a fair-weather staple.
Date: 05/05/2013 | Life
Accessorizing is the mother of this invention.When baby Charlee was born a year ago, mom Rhanda Stewart-Carlile started using stuff in her sewing basket to whip up cute hair bows, bands and flower clips for her daughter's wardrobe.Next thing she knew, friends...
Date: 04/28/2013 | Life
Keds have been digitally remastered. OK, not really.But a favorite shoe from our youth (for those of us of a certain age) is new again. Keds has collaborated with crazy-popular Grammy-winning style icon Taylor Swift on a line of Champion sneakers.
Date: 04/21/2013 | Life
When she was a young girl growing up in England, Rita Newberry said everybody wore hats.
Date: 04/20/2013 | Life
It doesn't take much to think spring this time of year. Look around at the blossoming trees, hear the tweeting birds and check out the spring fashions.The Marysville Historical Society is using "Think Spring" as a theme for its 10th annual Spring Tea and Vintage Fashion Show...
Date: 04/14/2013 | Life
Hats are encouraged.If you don't have a hat, hatmaker Rita Newberry will sell her millinery creation.*And a hat is most fitting for this event, "The Second Annual Stanwood Area Historical Society Afternoon Spring...
Date: 04/09/2013 | Life
Comparing season one with season two of Brad Goreski's reality TV show is like looking at before and after makeover photos.
Date: 03/27/2013 | Entertainment
If you're looking to take a fashionable step into spring, let your shoes lead the way.Sleek, sophisticated and ladylike, the pointy-toe shoe is coming back strong, pushing several seasons' worth of chunky platforms toward the back of the closet. The narrowed point, part of...
Date: 03/24/2013 | Life
It turns out spring is leather weather, at least this year.Don't be frightened: This isn't a heavy head-to-toe rock 'n' roll look. This is about leather done as easy and breezy as one would expect as we head into warmer, sunnier times.It could be a jacket, but it...
Date: 03/24/2013 | Life
Perforated leather moto jacket by ASTR ($88) plus Marc by Marc Jacobs mesh tank ($198) and printed skater skirt ($258), accessorized by a white Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. bag ($395), Rachel Roy bright "Brigitte" flats ($225) and colorful bangles by Alexis Bittar ($65), Kate Spade ($38) and...
Date: 03/17/2013 | Life
The queen is having a sale.Not that queen. We're talking about the Ruffles & Rust royalty.The Snohomish purveyor of all things vintage is gathering some favorite clothing and accessories vendors for The Queens Closet.
Date: 03/12/2013 | Life
J. Crew's collection showcases clothes that people actually wear
Date: 03/10/2013 | Life
Designers show off their upcoming collections (photo gallery)
Date: 03/04/2013 | Life
It's easy to find one for every taste and every budget
Date: 03/03/2013 | Life
LOS ANGELES -- It was like an Oscar flashback with all the Giorgio Armani gowns, Harry Winston bling and Veronica Lake waves on the red carpet Sunday.
Date: 02/26/2013 | Entertainment
Here comes the next wedding show. The Lynnwood-Everett Wedding Show is happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Zahn Event Center at The Manor.More than 30 vendors will be there, including bridal fashions, caterers, photographers and flower and cake designers to help with the plans.
Date: 02/15/2013 | Life
The key phrase in this book comes on page 64 -- "Fashion life after 40." This is what "The Wardrobe Wakeup" promises and provides.
Date: 02/10/2013 | Life
Rob Kardashian has taken his first toe-dip into the fashion arena, following in the footsteps of celebrity siblings Kim, Khloe and Kourtney.But instead of going big, the lowest-profile member of the family has started small -- but loud -- with a colorful collection of men's...
Date: 02/03/2013 | Life
Are you feeling helpless watching Bates suffer in prison across the pond? Here's your chance to sport your "Downton Abbey" solidarity for the valet, the aristrocrats and the other servants of the hit PBS TV series."Free Bates" T-shirts are available at the online PBS shop.
Date: 01/27/2013 | Life
Poor brides. Decisions, decisions. Even the flowers pose problems: Are your favorites in season? Do you want an arm sheaf or a biedermeyer bouquet?...
Date: 01/20/2013 | Life
Trying to motivate yourself to get fit? Start with right clothes
Date: 01/06/2013 | Life
At first blush, a necktie that doubles as a cloth for cleaning your touch screen may sound like something out of a "Saturday Night Live" TV ad parody : "a floor wax and a dessert topping!" But the ties and T-shirts from Swipe Apparel are kind of genius.
Date: 01/06/2013 | Life
Books that examine the world of fashion can make for good reads. Here are some of the latest."Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy"Judith Watt, $35.It's hard to think of someone better qualified to tackle her topic than Judith Watt.
Date: 12/30/2012 | Life
Attention, Bridezillas!It's time to get your gown on.The Seattle Wedding Show is Jan. 12 and 13 at Washington State Convention & Trade Center.The show's 400 vendors include caterers, florists, jewelers, photographers and wedding consultants.
Date: 12/23/2012 | Life
You got the party evite, but it's lacking the most crucial element: What to wear. Is it a "holiday glam" affair or a "casual cozy" gathering? A dress and spikes? Or a sweater and boots?
Date: 12/16/2012 | Life
3231 Creatives, a creative incubator in Everett, invites the public to its Fashion Upcycling Reception, Party and Fashion Show on Thursday.
Date: 12/11/2012 | Life
Maybe you have a person on your Christmas list who is a fan of the personalized clocks and mirrors done by clay artist Gina Holt.Or you know someone who could use a pair of earrings made by artist Michael Berg.
Date: 12/10/2012 | Life
The good, the bad, the kitschy. A "seasonal sweater" is one way to start a conversation at a holiday function.
Ahhh, boots. Can you have too many? Maybe, but who cares at prices like these.Here are three knee-highs that blend materials and textures in faux and real leather.
Date: 11/18/2012 | Life
Over the past half-century and 23 official James Bond films, Ian Fleming's super spy has been played by seven different actors under 11 different directors, with 17 different costume designers or wardrobe supervisors responsible for the look of agent 007 and the stylish garb he dons to fight...
Date: 11/13/2012 | Life
NEW YORK -- Victoria's Secret is thriving using a marketing strategy that seems more from the era of "Mad Men" than Twitter.
Date: 11/12/2012 | Off the Wire
Sometimes we need a little inspiration in the kitchen. Mama mia, who doesn't?Edmonds watercolor artist Joel Patience is an amateur chef who travels to Italy for his inspiration. But you don't have to.
Date: 11/11/2012 | Life
I didn't want to like this book, "Wear. This. Now," but I can't help it. I love it. It lives up to its subtitle: "Your Style Solution for Every Season and Any Occasion." Topics include "The After-work Wedding" and "How to Get Bumped into First Class."
Date: 11/04/2012 | Life
Invites will be arriving soon, and the rush to find the perfect holiday party outfit will be on.But party attire doesn't have to be a one-hit wonder.
Date: 11/04/2012 | Life
The holidays are closer than you think, so here's an event to get in the mood and support the arts at the same time.The annual Art Divas Holiday Dazzle Fashion Show raises funds for The Dance School, a nonprofit organization at 2821 Rockefeller Ave.
Date: 10/29/2012 | Life
LAS VEGAS — Katy Perry's doing her best get-out-the vote effort: At a rally for President Barack Obama, she wore a tight white dress imprinted like a ballot, and a square box on her right hip filled in the names of Obama and Joe Biden.
Date: 10/26/2012 | Entertainment
The most influential runways have had their say for next spring, but there's no need to wait for stores to stock up on cut-outs, lightweight leather, sleeveless jackets and shorts suits. There's a way to capture "fashion next" right now: with your lipstick, hair and handbag.
Date: 10/21/2012 | Life
Full and shapely brows are back, and thin, skinny brows are a thing of the past. Adrienne Bernal, a stylist and cosmetologist at Belle Epoque Salon in Kansas City, Mo. (belleepoquekc.com), offered the lowdown on eyebrows and some help for achieving the right look. Rein in or reshape your brows with...
Date: 10/14/2012 | Life
The gown sale is one of the best reasons a bride has for going to the Wedding Expo starting Saturday at the Comcast Arena conference center.After all, there will be more than 1,000 gowns marked down from 20 percent to 70 percent.
Date: 09/21/2012 | Life
NEW YORK — Guinness World Records is calling it the tallest mohawk in the world.A fashion designer from Tokyo showed off his 3-foot-8.6-inch hairdo in a New York City park on Wednesday.
Date: 09/12/2012 | Off the Wire
Here are some ways to look cool when you're hot:
Date: 08/21/2012 | Life
Mukilteo woman hopes to catch eye of 'Antiques Roadshow'
Date: 08/14/2012 | Life
It started with two-toned hair.Drew Barrymore's black roots faded into blond tips, while Rihanna's hair started auburn and ignited into fiery, lavalike ends.But this summer, ombre is unleashing a gradual explosion of intense colors onto our eyes, lips and nails.
Date: 07/10/2012 | Life
The coveted look for vacationers this summer is sleek and chic, with an emphasis on sleek.Many travelers, especially air travelers, are aiming to get up and go with as few accouterments as they can without sacrificing style.
Date: 07/07/2012 | Life
Hot fashions will be on display along with hot rods, rare classics and muscle cars at the fifth annual Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Concours d'Elegance at the Wood.
Date: 06/12/2012 | Life
Why vintage is hot, plus gallery of 20th Century swimsuits
Date: 06/12/2012 | Life