The annual Nordstrom Designer Preview Fall 2015 fashion show took place last night at Pier 91 in Seattle, WA.
Alyson is Seattle Refined's fashion writer, and also authors her own style Blog 'Crushing on Clothes'.Fashion Writer
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When I think of cupcakes and cashmere, I immediately think of the perfect life. Emily Schuman, the founder of the lifestyle website, is like Martha Stewart meets Lauren Conrad.
You can be decked out in red, white, and blue while still looking fashionable.
A different swimsuit for every day of the week!
SFW makes a comeback after 5 years to support local designers.
Seattle fashion bloggers show off the best way to stay fashionable this season.
Is there anything more fun than being a guest at a wedding? No obligations, expectations, or rules are really set for you. All you need to do is show up, congratulate the bride and groom, control your alcohol intake, don't wear white and up-stage the bride, and have a great time.
Active mom? Hippie mom? Hostess mom? We have last minute gifts you can pick up in time for Sunday - for ALL types of moms.
This year, we're wanting to support some of our local designers and boutiques right here in the Pacific Northwest.
Help protect the environment by choosing to donate used goods rather than throwing them away.
Now you can wear Luly Yang every single day, and add a new favorite online shop to your bookmark list!
The famous handbag, clothing, and shoe designer has now made jewelry available at the Flagship Nordstrom! Learn what her biggest splurge is, how she collaborates on social media, and the 3 items she says every Seattle woman needs!
Who better to give us all style tips than people who have to talk and know fashion as their job?
White. It seems to be the one color with the most rules. You can't wear it after Labor Day or before Memorial day.
New York Fashion Week - it occurs every February and September, and truly provides inspiration and excitement for the upcoming season. But what, if any, of these styles can be worn here in Seattle?
Awards season has come and gone, but it always sets the pace for the rest of the year in terms of trends.
Looking for a way to workout that's fun and gets your heart racing? Look no further than the videos on Kaisa and Jennifer's Instagram account.
We all want to look our best for Seahawks games, whether it's repping our favorite player with their jersey or finding the perfect blue and green shoe. But how to the #1 fans, i.e. the Hawks' wives and girlfriends, prep for game day?
One thing I absolutely love are all the women who've gotten behind the Seahawks. They dedicate their Sundays to them, rearrange schedules and priorities to watch the game, and know just as much about football and the teams as any of the men do.
We're sharing our favorite gym bag essentials from local Seattle brands.
Looking to change your style, clean out your closet, or wear more accessories in the new year? We share our fashion resolutions with you!
Whether you're going to a casual party at a friend's house or a black tie gala, we've got you covered!
With the temperatures dropping, it's time to bundle up this winter. But bundling up doesn't mean you need to look like a giant marshmallow!
This whole "Design Your Own ____" (fill-in-the-blank) thing is really taking off! A couple weeks ago we told you about Shoes of Prey where you can design your own shoes, and now meet Jonquil & Mr Black, a design your own handbag service.
If you're into modern neutrals, look no further. 8telier combines fashion with wearability, which is perfect for Seattle.
Scott Carty is an Entertainment and Lifestyle Correspondent, covering movies, music, travel and tasting.Entertainment Writer
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Who saw Trainwreck this weekend? Who has decided Amy Schumer is their new favorite person? We sat down with her and Judd Apatow when they were in town - and they're just as funny in real life.
Did you know that the lead dancer in Train's newest music video is local? And it was filmed in the old Rainier Brewery building? Read on...
Many of us hit our favorite Seattle watering holes and limit ourselves to three. As in three choices: beer, wine or a cocktail. However, more and more mixologists are crafting cocktails that include beer or wine. And the results are worth discovering.
THE GALLOWS is sure to scare fans in theaters, as four teens get trapped and terrified in their school auditorium for a night. This is one high school that really has “Spirit.”
Me? Drive a Bentley? “Only in my wildest dreams,” I thought. The most luxurious car I’ve ever driven was my Father’s 1975 Lincoln Continental 4 door with an 8-track player.
You know their songs. You can hum the melodies. You may even associate special life experiences with their music—like a first dance, a summer fling or an attitude boost during a dark time.
Seattle is in for a night to remember, this Sunday June 7, with the closing film of the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival.
Any Seahawks fan knows Head Coach Pete Carroll is a passionate man. He’s passionate about football and passionate about winning.
To limit myself to recommending just six films is like being forced to wear handcuffs in a liquor store. Pure torture. Yet, six it is, since you don’t have all day to comb through this column.
"Far From The Madding Crowd" stars Carey Mulligan, and because it’s full of romance from years past, I thought it only fitting to get you some dating advice from the 1870s.
Fashionistas are sure to love "Age of Adaline", the new Blake Lively movie out this weekend. Lively plays a woman who stays 29 for eight decades, and seamlessly encompasses the fashions of each.
Rainier? Mountain. Pickwick? Band. Bonanza Peak? Mountain. Cataldo? Band. Easy right? Not for these celebrities.
We were lucky enough to chat recently with the ridiculously handsome Theo James from Insurgent, out today.
We sat down with the cast of Disney's Cinderella, out today, to see if they could correctly tell the difference between Washington state ferry boats and Disney fairies.
Dreamwork's How to Train Your Dragon LIVE Spectacular is coming to the Tacoma Dome in December.
The production, inspired by the 2010 film, includes larger-than-life animatronics, and large-scale cinematic projections that flood the arena and fully immerse the crowd.
Susan is a freelance writer and singer/songwriter who loves Seattle and everything it has to offer.Fashion Writer
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Want to be in the know on the newest and hottest bands coming out of Seattle? See first hand who will be the next Macklemore, Allen Stone, or Nirvana! Victory Studios presents “Band in Seattle” airing Saturday nights, 11pm on the CW11/KSTW.
It’s no secret that Seattle’s traffic has gone from bad to atrocious pretty much overnight. I just wanted to take a moment and point out the very obvious solutions that I would like our city to consider.
The concert subscription service that enables music fans to attend an unlimited number of live shows in Seattle for just $25 per month!
Two Seattle artists chosen to represent our city at the famous Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival through RedBull Music Academy!
Explore the sculptures and historic secrets of Fremont with the Fremont Tour this summer.
A collection of true stories from Seattle's online dating scene.
There’s a new florist in town! Based off of a New York trend of personalized and fashionable mini floral arrangements, Katy Smith, Founder of BLOOM Societe (pronounced soh-see-i-tey) is bringing that same niche market to Seattle!
If you find yourself with a free sunny Saturday and are in the mood for something new, these activities will serve as a guaranteed good time as well as the added perk of leaving with a bit of a tan!
What do you get when you combine five iconic Seattle venues, thousands of adoring fans, and one of our generations most talented soul singers? A weeklong Allen Stone party.
In an industry full of self-promotion and self-obsession, one Seattle based couple uses music to create a caring, compassionate, and powerful community to help hospitalized children and their families.
Looking to celebrate a birthday? Explore a new place with friends? What about trying something new in the city or need a place to take the kids to burn off some energy? These “Where to’s” will give you some ideas no matter what you’re looking for.
Are you serious about fitness? Do you take yoga, cardio and cycling? Good for you - but probably not for your wallet. ClassPass combines all your memberships into ONE, and gives you access to those same clubs.
From historic venues such as The Moore theater, to the legends of Nirvana and Pearl Jam, Seattle has always been brimming with amazing musical talent and cool places to hear it.
With Valentines Day creeping up fast, regardless of where you find yourself in relationship-land, these Seattle date spots will give you some new ideas of how to enjoy the city with that special someone.
To say that Frank Guanco enjoys a good wine would be an understatement. Frank’s been on a search for the next surprise in a glass and will stop at nothing to get there. Cheers to that.Food & Wine Writer
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Anthony Bourdain is in Seattle today for his tour. Which got us thinking; Where would Tony Bourdain eat in Seattle?
When a pasta-making star of the Seattle restaurant scene left for San Francisco, it left a void for eaters. But Brandon Kirksey has returned and his Girin is what he’s serving up to diners now.
A short trip to Walla Walla where wine, food, and sunshine are in abundance.
EMP Museum introduces its newest exhibit; What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, celebrating the art and animation of Chuck Jones.
A week dedicated to a classic cocktail, bartender creativity, and it’s all for charity. Cheers to Negroni Week.
The best golfers in the world are descending on Tacoma and its surrounding area in June for the US Open. Along with legions of golf fans. Here is where to eat and drink your best while down south.
A short hop, skip, and a jump brings you to Yakima; where a treasure trove of food, wine, beer, and cider await.
Asparagus marks the spring bounty of vegetables to enliven our palates. But what about the question we all have about asparagus?
Take me out to the ball game - to eat and drink.
The Seattle-area has represented the Best New Chefs roster of Food & Wine in a big way. Here is a list of everyone who’s received that honor. Including the latest, Zoi Antonitsas.
The big event for Washington wine happened this weekend at CenturyLink Event Center and the wine was flowing freely at Taste Washington.
Introducing Rodeo Donut; a new pop-up inside of Ballard’s Cupcake Royale.
Lisa Nakamura’s Gnocchi Bar on Capitol Hill introduces her namesake gnocchi this week.
Ever go to a wine tasting event and feel like a complete poser because you have no idea what to do? We're here to help.
And you can too! Visit Agrodolce on a sunny Saturday afternoon to partake in some oddball wines - as part of their wine seminar series.
Checking in on Holly Smith’s Café Juanita 926 popup on Capitol Hill.
Reviewing the experience of yesterday’s Seattle Wine & Food Experience.
A rundown of what to expect at Tavern Hall, Bellevue Square’s beer hall.
A list of places to get away from the lovey-dovey crowds that comprise much of eating out on Valentine’s Day.
Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume opened this weekend at EMP Museum in all its costumed splendor.
Seattle has stepped up its barbecue game recently and Jack Timmons’ Jack’s BBQ is ready to serve up smoked meats by the heaping platter.
It’s the week of the big game for the Seahawks. If you want to bump up your good luck quotient, these are foods that are said to help with the karma.
We’ve got Seahawks fever and so do these local bars and eateries. Stop by to keep the blue and green mojo going.
Fresh-squeezed juice is a joyous thing; bursting with flavor, it’s a revitalizing and energizing drink. Fortunately, for Seattle, there are a number of options to get your juice.
Close out 2014 with a final indulgent meal at one of these four places. Besides, you can start your New Year’s resolution in the next week.
Jamei is the Beauty and Lifestyle writer for Seattle Refined, and loves both events and people. Her ambition is to discover how each impact the community. Her beauty expertise stems from her experience as a cosmetologist and international model.Beauty & Lifestyle Writer
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We love our city for many reasons, including our quirky culture. While our adventures are our main attractions, what about when we just want to kick up our boots?
Who hasn't gone to their hairdresser with a picture of a celebrity, wanting their exact cut? Well, not all face shapes look great with that favorite celebrity style.
Um, yes, please! “Fake it till you make it” has never been so appealing. Getting a six pack is hard work, and if you want to enhance what you have right now, why not?
We asked real questions to a fitness model and a registered dietician and celebrity fitness personality Rachel Elizabeth Murray and registered dietitian Mary Purdy shared their expertise on maintaining a flat tummy in a bikini.
None of us want to have a melt down like the Wicked Witch in Wizard of Oz when someone splashes us with water. Two of Seattle’s greatest makeup artists share some secrets with us on keeping cool (pun intended).
There is a new ingredient in shampoos and lotions… and it’s not coconut oil. Cannabis is a hot trend in Seattle beauty products.
DirtFish Rally School is an adventure experience that turns ordinary people into race car drivers even if just for one day.
There is Mother’s Day for Moms. Father’s Day for Dads. But there isn’t a specific holiday to celebrate those mentors who also impact lives.
What made some women, from all ages, professions and dance experience, stand out more than others? Director Sherri Thompson shared how she selects the squad and what defines a true Sea Gal.
With Third and Loom each woman becomes the designer of her gown by going onto their site, typing in her measurements and finding inspiration by looking through the collections.
Happy about a breakup?! So are celebrities like Macklemore, Seahawks players and even Mayor Ed Murray - who are excited to call it quits for a cause.
I used my FitBit Zip and went to five different workout classes two times each to get an accurate count as how many calories I actually burned. After this experience, I am sore, fit and inspired to shred those stubborn pounds before summer!
Swimsuit season is around the corner and, like every women, cellulite is an annoying issue I deal with - I searched for noninvasive, quick cellulite and fat treatments in Seattle to create a smoother backside.
Imagine heading to the movies to check out the latest blockbuster, and seeing one of your handmade necklaces on the main actress. Surprise! That was the surreal experience a local Seattle jewelry designer had when watching Fifty Shades of Grey.
Although there were many awards to be handed out at Sunday's Oscars, Best and Worst Hairstyle could have been easily added to the prestigious list to be taken home by stars.
Ever find yourself flipping through a magazine or see a new haircut on someone and suddenly silently exclaim, “Wait…. is that really the trend?!”
Here's a combination of stories from couples who have made it through 15 to 61 years of marriage, and a matchmaker’s perspective, to hopefully help love birds and singles alike this Valentine’s realize the reality to making ‘Happily Ever After’ come true.
Alex Isaly, a celebrity fitness and nutrition expert, is in town this week - his first time to Seattle - and sat down to talk with us about food and fitness.
Imagine reading a fictional novel and realizing that almost everything - down to your age, profession, hair and eye color, hobbies and even location - is exactly the same as the main character. This is what happened to Brayden Olson after reading best-selling novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.
The Seahawks tight end gave us an inside look into his life - including who his best friend on the team is (Marshawn Lynch), his favorite movie (Wedding Crashers), and his other part-time job (modeling).
One man makes one phone call, and an hour later thousands of lives in the Seattle community are changed. That man is Moussa Elmoussa, a business owner at The Landing in Renton which hosts an annual Food Drive for The Salvation Army.
This is the time of year when the cameras are ALWAYS out to take pictures you will either look back on and cherish, or loathe. We asked international fashion photographer Alvin Nguyen for some pointers on how to pose for the perfect pic.
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Don’t worry! I am specifically asking regarding your skin care. Santa might attest to the fact beautiful skin, especially up close, is a gift most ladies would ask for.
Hundreds of attendees and celebrities (like Macklemore), came out to The Showbox on Friday for Runway to Freedom - a fashion show aimed at empowering and supporting domestic violence victims by raising funds through fashion shows.
Over 75 contestants arrived at the Miss Washington USA pageant yesterday. Tensions and expectations were high as McKenzi Novell, Miss Great Spokane USA, was named our reigning titleholder for 2015.
Malia is a DIY/Lifestyle Expert who is passionate about creating fast, fun and fabulous projects.DIY + Lifestyle Writer
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Jennifer is a Lifestyle writer for Seattle Refined, KOMO news producer and blogger. She loves telling stories, and hearing good ones too.Lifestyle Writer
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Rebecca is a Lifestyle writer and photographer who enjoys writing about all the wonders of the Pacific NorthWest from the best places to see to where to find the hottest fitness classes.Lifestyle + The Home Writer
Kate is Seattle Refined’s Home and DIY writer and creator of Nearly Crafty blog. A self described “birthday party obsessed mom”, Kate writes about both her crafting mishaps and lovely DIY projects.Home/DIY Writer
Kelly Skahan is a twenty-something Magnolia resident tackling Seattle's arts, fashion and dining scene one story at a time.Fashion + Lifestyle Writer
Jenise is a writer/photographer who has eaten her way through every state and many foreign lands in the course of her work and play.Eat & Drink Writer
Angelica Sta. Teresa is a Pacific Northwest native that enjoys writing about the vibrant culture and attractions that Seattle has to offer.Lifestyle Writer
Paola is a food and travel photographer and writer. Originally from England, she is now very happily exploring, photographing and eating her way around the Pacific North West.Travel Writer
Britt is Seattle Refined's Editor and writes mainly for the Lifestyle section, though she dabbles from time to time in Travel, Eat & Drink and Fashion (when she's feeling daring).Managing Editor
Naomi Tomky is the unrelentingly enthusiastic eater, drinker, photographer, and writer behind the blog The GastroGnome.Writer