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Friday, December 13, 2013

Shop the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year Now


Pantone recently named their 2104 color of the year: Radiant Orchid. “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.  



The color of the year selection requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.  Once the color is released, you can be sure to see its influence throughout 2014. Fashionista's worldwide will undoubtedly be adding some Radiant Orchid pieces to your wardrobe collection.

I absolutely love this color and couldn't wait to shop it for it. If you're like me and want to shop Radiant Orchid now, here are some of my favorite pieces that are available immediately. 

1. The Samra Two Tone Cap Toe With Bow Flat from Yosi Samra.  One pretty little bow makes all the difference. This Samara Ballet Flat is chic and wholly feminine, thanks to that one tiny detail. Retails for $84.00 and is available online.


2.  Nico Mid-Rise Super Skinny Jean for Women from Hudson.   The Nico features a second skin silhouette, 30” inseam that hits just above the ankle, and a mid-rise to sit a little higher on the waist for comfortable fit. Inspired by the luxe lifestyle of Jetsetters and carefree vibe of Gypsies, we bring you Grey Gypset, a stand-out bohemian print with a pop of color throughout. You'll definitely find hits of Radiant Orchid in this exciting pattern.   Retails for $198.00 on HudsonJeans.com. 



3. Kari Gran Tinted Lip Whip.  A perfect everyday lip balm that complements the Kari Gran skin care system, the Lip Whip contains a soothing combination of ingredients. Handy in the purse, in the car or on the night stand, Lip Whip is beautiful alone or paired with lipstick and gives lips a sensual, glossy, moisturizing boost. Available in Peppermint and Cinnamon-Pimenta Berry. Lip Whip is packaged in petite screw top pots.  Available online for $15.00.




4. The Together in Orchid Watch from Modify Watches. The Together in Orchid comes with one Together watch face and one Orchid strap. The watch face is removable so that you can mix-and-match faces and straps of all styles from your Modify collection. The strap is made from a soft and comfortable silicone material; the face has a stainless steel back and is scratch resistant. Retails for $45.00 and is available online.


5.  The PINCH Provisions Minimerency Kit for Her in purple.   Her contains 17 must-haves: hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pin, Shemergency® tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss, and an adhesive bandage. It retails for $13 and is sold online.  


6. Papyrus Greeting Cards.  My favorite is this Wood Laser-Cut Silhouette with Painterly Flowers. 
A laser-cut wood silhouette design is layered over a watercolor-floral illustration accented with purple glitter on this lovely blank card. Retails for $7.95 available online and select designs available at Target stores.



7. Flower Beauty Sheer Up Lip Tint in Airy Orchid.  From celebrity Drew Barrymore's cosmetic line, this chubby lip product is a pampering balm and sheer pigment lipstick all in one.  It goes on smooth and has a high-shine gloss. Retails for $7.98 in Walmart stores or on Walmart.com.


8. Sky Pyramid Stud Earrings from Prima Donna.    Reach for the sky with these jewel stone studs packing a knockout punch of style.  Available online for just $5.99.














Thursday, November 7, 2013

This Saturday Girls Night Out goes RED


We are so excited to be partnering with a fun event this weekend in Puyallup.  We'll be co-hosting Girls Night Out, on Saturday, November 9 at South Hill Mall.  The event will run From 4pm – 8pm, guests will enjoy a fabulous array of shopping, entertainment, pampering, prizes and fun!  We’re going RED in support of the American Heart Association. South Hill Mall is located at Highway 512 and South Meridian Street in Puyallup, WA.

At the event, purchase a red feather boa that unlocks one night only shopping specials! MOViN 92.5 will be radio partner for this event, with afternoon talent Mason joining the party for the evening. MOViN 92.5 will also be giving away a girls getaway trip to Vancouver.
      
Starting at 4pm, the first 50 guests to check in at Center Court will receive goodie bags filled with great prizes and shopping values from mall merchants.   Goodies also include samples from Bel Fiore Hair Ties, gift certificates for Bri Seeley women's wear and a discounted pair of Kix'ies Thigh Highs.

All registered participants will be eligible to win a fabulous lineup of prizes, including gift certificates to Famous Daves and Aveda! For a bit of glam, Gene Juarez Salon & Spas will be doing mini-services in Center Court.

Also on hand will be “America’s Sweetheart”, Desiree Hartsock.  She’ll be meeting and greeting her fans in Center Court from 5-6pm. Stop by and get an autograph and your picture taken with her.  South Hill Mall will be providing free images for her to sign.

Be sure to ask Desiree about her book she has out and for more details of how and where to purchase.  Keep up with Dez on Facebook on her one and only official page by CLICKING HERE.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Claire Sinclair Sizzles In Kixies Thigh Highs In Her Las Vegas Show "Pin Up"

Claire Sinclair, star of PIN UP
Claire Sinclair, star of the show Pin Up at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino absolutely dazzled the crowd Sunday night.  With her perky smile, gorgeous hair and absolutely stunning costuming, Claire enchanted us all with her beauty.  The show, which had is grand opening in April 2013,  is set up as a pin up calender with a different song and dance for each month. The show is sexy without revealing too much. Just recently Claire was authorized by the Stratosphere to strip down to pasties during a few brief moments during the show.  The live band keeps the performance up beat and the current lead singer Lisa Marie Smith is full of soul and has a captivating voice.  

Claire Sinclair wearing Kix'ies Thigh Highs
Typically during her performance, Claire wears plain solid black thigh highs.  For this performance only, Claire and her dancers replaced their leggings with Kix'ies brand Thigh Highs.  The band on the thigh highs features a silicone backing that keeps the thigh highs up, no garter belt needed.  Claire took a moment to share with the crowd how much she "just loved her Kix'ies‚ thigh highs" and made sure to point them out to the crowd.  Judging from the hoots and cheers in the crowd, it's safe to say the crowd agreed that Claire looked absolutely sizzling hot in her Kix'ies.

Blogger Babes Makeup by Lacy, Camila's Closet and My Style Religion at PIN UP

During her performance Claire also gave a special shout out to some blogger friends of mine and thanked them for coming to the show. Be sure to watch for blog follow ups from My Style Religion, Makeup by Lacy and Camila's Closet. Following the show, Claire took a moment to take a photo with the blogger babes, outside the theater. All ticket buyers have the opportunity to partake in this special meet and greet following the show.

Me and Claire Sinclair Backstage at PIN UP
I got to spend some time backstage with Claire, and she's surprisingly down to earth.  The starlet does her own hair, makeup and lashes for the show, which any glamour girl knows is very difficult.  She isn't a diva who requires a professional hair and makeup team and has been able to perfect the "pin up glamour girl" look seamlessly on her own.  We chatted about everything girly including boys, makeup and the ins-and-outs of life as a show girl while she changed between sets.  And, she showed me her regular black thigh highs that she's required to wear during the show and expressed frustration at "how they just don't stay up like my Kix'ies do!"


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Actress Augie Duke's Red Carpet Style


Actress Augie Duke hit the red carpet for the movie premiere of Black Dahlia looking like a million bucks!   Her color block siloutte in green and black is right on trend and super flattering.  Duke's stylist Ali Levine is a pro a pulling together Red Carpet looks, and put this fantastic look together.  If you're like me, and don't have the luxury of a celebrity stylist at your disposal, here's how to steal Augie Duke's Red Carpet look: 

Dress: Single Dress
Clutch: Cleobella
Bracelet: A.V. Max
Ring: Misa Jewelry 
Shoes: Zack Lo

You don't need a red carpet to pull this look off. Take a tip from Augie, and consider an outfit like this for date night, a girls night out, or a night on the town!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bri Seeley To Host Fashion Show In Benefit of Step Up Women’s Network in Los Angeles Thursday




Bri Seeley, Los Angeles-based fashion designer, will display her Spring / Summer 2014 line, the "Silence Collection", at Eden in Hollywood on Thursday October 10th, 2013.  This event is known well by locals as "10.10".  The event is being hosted in benefit of Step Up Women’s Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential.


Bri Seeley is a Los Angeles based fashion brand that creates uniquely feminine fashion for the inspired woman. The styles are contemporary with intriguing details. All products are Made in America using the highest quality fabrics and craftsmanship. Bri Seeley’s career in fashion began at a young age when her grandmother gifted her with sewing expertise. Seeley followed her talent throughout high school and college, then finished her education with a Master’s Degree in The Art of Fashion at the Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy. Seeley was named Designer of the Year at Phoenix Fashion Week in 2012.  Her previous award winning collection, the "Escape Collection", was launched on zappos.com this year.

Step Up Women’s Network is a nonprofit membership organization igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential. They empower teen girls from under-resourced communities to be confident, college-bound, and career-ready, and propel professional women through connections, collaborations, and continuous development.


The "Silence Collection" highlights Seeley’s signature feminine details, quality craftsmanship, and wearable functionality. Seeley designed the collection using the idea that the Bri Seeley woman does not require words to make a statement - her femininity radiates from every move she makes. The silhouettes are simple yet intriguing. The palette is soft yet expressive. Each piece was created to accommodate the multifaceted lives of Seeley’s clients and can easily be transitioned from day to evening, and business to personal with a modern wearability that women crave.

Seeley is partnering with 15 of Los Angeles’ top fashion and lifestyle bloggers to model the collection on the runway, “We recognize that bloggers are relatable for our customers and are excited to feature a variety of women on the runway ranging from 5’2” to 5’11”,” Seeley said.



The event will kick off a month-long collaboration with Luevo.com, the first product-based crowdfunding platform that connects independent fashion designers with consumers. Luevo was created for consumers to discover and pre-order high quality, exclusive fashion goods. Attendees of Seeley’s 10/10/2013 event will be able to order the Spring / Summer looks straight off of the runway, “When planning the event, it was very important for us to bring real women together in a display of style and technology in one memorable evening. Partnering with Luevo.com was a natural way for our audience to not only see upcoming fashion trends, but purchase them immediately using their everyday technology,” Seeley said.

The official hair and makeup team from the Paul Mitchell Academy will be led by Lyndsay Michelle. Michelle will create updated versions of the classic chignon and cat-eye looks for the runway presentation.

The event will be held at Eden, in Hollywood starting at 8 pm.  Due to venue constraints, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased at: http://briseeleyrunway.eventbrite.com. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection Recap by EastSideFashion


Who says you have to go to New York or Paris for fashion week, while here in Bellevue we have are very own chic fashion week! Last week, I attended the 8th annual Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection. Let me tell you, NYFW has nothing on us, Fashion Week in Bellevue was absolutely amazing, as always. Did you miss any of the glamorous events? This girl has got you covered!

Independent Runway Show
The kick off of Bellevue Fashion was this 2nd annual Independent Runway Show. The Bellevue Collection pre-selected eleven local diverse designers and worked with to create one stylish show. It was great to see the local designers showcase all their stylish hard work and to see their ensembles on the big runway.  The local designers that showcased were:

Benu Cashmere by Claire Kim Corban 
Harper by Corban Harper 
Erin Rody by Erin Rody
Lastwear by Rowan Rhys
Lia Pal by Liuba Palanciue
Michael Cepress by Michael Cepress
Ozen Company by Aykut Ozen 
Pacychi Guh by Paychi Karen Guh 
Sarsen by Heather Blanchard
Trina Pierre by Trina Pierre 
Wyatt Orr by Liise Wyatt & Karly Orr. 

After the show, they announced the designer Ozen Company by Aykut Ozen as the winner of the show, as the number 1 local designer who worked hard with the Bellevue Collection and created a wonderful line. The prize is a month-long display inside Bellevue Square and a $5,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Kemper Freeman Family and The Bellevue Collection. It was quite the show!

Posh Party
A stylish evening of fashion and beauty! That’s what Posh Party was. It was hosted by International Soccer Star Eddie Johnson and he brought some of his Sounder Friends to help model!  First half was beauty tips by Stila and Smashbox Cosmetics and the other half was such FABULOUS fashion show by Macys. The different trends they had on the Macys runway was The New Look, Coat Check, Wild Ones (animal print), Suit Yourself, Print Perfect, Punk Rock Luxe, Monochromatic, and Lace Narrative. So many gorgeous looks from Macys.

Fashion Forecast
During Bellevue Fashion Week Style expert, TV host and author, Lawrence Zarian and Cara Crowley from Vogue hosted and the Vogue Front Row Fashion Show, but also, came and shared what’s hot and what’s not for Fall fashion this year, Some of the tips were for for trends Rich Reds, Tall Black Boots, Statement Earrings, and Low Ponytails. Also, Knee High Boots are a must", "Bun chic, for your hair", "Rebel punk is Hot right now", "Monotone Pantsuits are the new must have", and the Fall staple is a Leather jacket or bomber jacket. They are such Fashion Inspiration.

Front Row Presented by Vogue
All the shows and parties led up to this Fashion show! Front Row Presented by Vogue was the most glamorous night of the week. Everyone was dress to the nines. This show featured all the Fall trends, and you were all from Bellevue Square. The hosts of the show were Lawrence Zarian and Cara Crowley, looking like Barbie and Ken, so stylish. The different fashion trends they had were

Layer It On: sweaters, ponchos, jackets 
Rebel Moves: leather jackets, boots and fur
Color Wheeling
Parlor Proper: cashmere, silk, leopard print
Perfect Pairing
Discreet Chic
PM Perfected 

It was an outstanding show by the Bellevue Collection and Vogue!

Memoir by Seven Salon
The finale of Bellevue Collection Fashion Week was Memoir by Seven Salon, a Hair show! . From big pink hair to sleek back hair, this hair show had it all.  It was so neat to see hair stylist’s different creations of hairdos. Memoir by Seven Salon really was a HAIR-mazing end to Bellevue Collection Fashion Week 2013!

Like I said before, I think it’s safe to say, NYFW has nothing on Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection. 

































































































By Rebecca Klein
Eastsidefashion.com