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!
Alyson is Seattle Refined's fashion writer, and also authors her own style Blog 'Crushing on Clothes'.Fashion Writer
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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.
Find the perfect handbag, piece of jewelry, or scarf for the fashion lover on your list, all while supporting local Seattle brands.
The great debate: do you dress up for Thanksgiving, or dress comfortably? Let us show you how you can do both!
Shoes Of Prey launches its first shop in the United States inside Nordstrom Bellevue and allows you to create your own unique, custom shoes in an instant.
We can't change the weather, so we might as well dress for it! But that doesn't have to mean giving up on style. Here are some cute, seasonal ways to dress warm and cozy for the dark and cold weather.
Halloween is just around the corner, and if you're looking for the perfect costume, why not represent our amazing city? Here are six Seattle-inspired halloween costumes.
Looking for an excuse to shop without buyers remorse? Here are six. These fashion picks are double duty - not only are they fabulous, but they each benefit Breast Cancer organizations.
We had the chance to sit down with Ivanka Trump and learned what made her want to start her collection, what inspires her, and what three items she recommends every Seattle woman pick up!
This was the 5th year that The Bellevue Collection and Vogue have teamed up to put on the Front Row Fashion Show, and we were left speechless, inspired, and with a shopping list a mile long.
Ten local independent designers showcased their collections that they've been working on for the last six months, and they proved that the Seattle metropolitan area is one fashionable place.
Erin Fetherston recently launched a capsule collection for the Nordstrom Wedding Suites and shared with us wedding inspiration, trends, and the story of how she got her start!
We recently had the opportunity to interview the ladies behind the brand Winston White. The mother, daughter, and best friend trio started their line in 2013 and have taken the fashion world by storm.
Melanie Biehle is a freelance writer, photographer, graphic designer, art director, and illustrator whose career can't be described by checking off one box. She helps creative companies share their stories with their clients and customers.Art + Design Writer
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While I’m no longer regulary torturing friends and colleagues with my 60s Haight-Ashbury way of presenting myself, I still love using essential oils. Especially at home.
Hi. My name is Melanie. I killed my “unkillable” air plants.
It seems like everything cool is happening in Pioneer Square these days.
There is some really cheesy Seattle art for tourists out there, but not these prints. It helps that some of our own PNW artists created work that turn the spotlight on our fair city in clever, beautiful ways that even a local would be proud to hang on their living room wall.
The atmosphere changes when you step into Miller’s Guild from the bright, modern lobby of Hotel Max.
If you've never seen James Turrell's Light Reign at the Henry Art Gallery, here’s a great reason to finally check it out.
Modern. Colorful. Friends and fans of the Seattle art and music scenes. Does this sound like you? Your out-of-town guests? If so, you may want to introduce them to Hotel Max.
Passive House homes use 80-90% less heating energy than traditionally-built homes. What does that look like? See View Haus 5, the latest Passive House project by Cascade Built.
The tiny house movement is about sacrificing square footage and physical belongings for more freedom. Are you ready to join in?
Seattle is full of beautiful, luxurious hotels. I'm visiting some of them to find out how to bring that luxury into our own homes, starting with Hotel 1000 in downtown Seattle.
Cherry Bombe is biannual magazine celebrating women and food founded by fashion magazine veterans Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu.
West Elm has teamed up with Kate Spade Saturday and it's truly a match made in color palette heaven.
The Seattle Art Museum recently received a really cool gift and I’m super excited about it. The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, one of the most extensive collections of modern and contemporary art in the Northwest, is now part of SAM.
The bright, fun patterns of Finnish textile and clothing design company Marimekko are just steps away from Pike Place Market at Pirkko.
Words of encouragement from Seattle artists for your home office, the corner of your apartment where you do yoga, or anywhere else in your space that needs a little inspirational sprucing up.
Stepping into Ann Hamilton’s The Common SENSE, an art installation on view at the Henry through April 2015, is sort of like entering a choose-your-own-adventure book.
Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing is helping us discover the things in our home that we truly love and how to part with the rest.
Seattle-based jewelry designer Joanna Morgan creates versatile and stylish silver and brass jewelry made of metal sourced in the USA. If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas for the jewelry lover on your list, here are my five favorite pieces from Joanna’s online shop.
You know the one. The friend you’d never think to call if you scored an extra ticket to a Seahawks game. The black sheep “artsy” sister in your family of conservative investment bankers. What in the world are you supposed to buy for this woman?
If you’re looking to get your holiday guests out of the house but they’ve already seen the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, I’ve got another suggestion for you. The Central Library branch of the Seattle Public Library is one of the most interesting buildings in the city. Let’s go inside for a photographic tour.
Pop Departures at the Seattle Art Museum celebrates pioneering pop artists like Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg and takes us past the 60s to current artists who have been influenced by the movement.
Starbucks and Target teamed up with Seattle’s Cassandra LaValle, founder of the lifestyle blog Coco + Kelley, to bring you Starbucks Fall Essentials. And guess what? It's gorgeous.
This past summer I visited the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition located at the Seattle Center next to the Space Needle. It's a fantastic place to take your out-of-town guests, even on the darkest of Seattle gray days.
A few weeks ago I shared some bright, fun pop art sculpture by Seattle and San Diego artist Jean Wells. Here's the gorgeous place she called (floating) home for two months.
We’re really lucky to live in Seattle for a lot of reasons, but having fantastic musicians who cater to kids and families is definitely one of them. My husband and I love Recess Monkey just as much as our four-year-old son does!
Scott Carty is an Entertainment and Lifestyle Correspondent, covering movies, music, travel and tasting.Entertainment Writer
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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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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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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.
More sparkling wine is sold around New Year's Eve than any other part of the year. Think of this as your Sparkling Wine 101 Intro class on the subject.
Here is a rundown of Seattle-area restaurants and their plans for New Year’s Eve.
Seattle was the location of last week’s Itadakimasu Day; an event to celebrate Japanese cuisine.
Cheers to the wine drinker in your life with these gift ideas. From stocking stuffers to a splurge, these would be welcomed by anyone that loves wine.
Once a month, The Paramount Theatre opens its doors to tour the theatre. We partook and here is a recap of what to expect.
The centerpiece of Thanksgiving is turkey. Here are a few different techniques and recipes that are in vogue this holiday.
Here’s a rundown on what to drink with Thanksgiving dinner before the inevitable tryptophan-induced nap kicks in.
The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Lucasfilm are coming to Seattle next year for the opening of the Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit at EMP.
Last week, we took a tour through some destinations throughout Napa Valley for a vacation weekend. This time we’re going to visit the other great California wine destination; Sonoma County.
Over the course of Travel Month, we’ve explored Oregon and British Columbia, now we’re going to fly south for the weekend to take in Napa Valley; arguably the epicenter of American wine.
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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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.
Lady 12 is a new clothing line and community, dedicated to making women Seahawks fans look fashionable while supporting the team and impacting the community.
As the leaves change, so should your perfume collection. The new season has arrived and it’s time to smell the way you look - fabulously in Fall.
Who says you can’t wear something you’d sleep in out in public? These five tricks will allow you to secretly wear your workout clothes anywhere.
You’ve gotten the ticket, the hair appointment and the dress. You’re all set for the Gala and the inevitable amazing night out on the town. But there are three stops you, like many gala attendees, probably forget.
As summer sunshine fades and the days get darker, so do the beauty trends for Fall 2014. Filling us in on the must-know trends for the season is Nordstrom’s Beauty Trend Editor, Kate Fannin.
How would you define someone who is ‘high maintenance’ - perhaps pampered, vain, and popular? Great, now add a bit of fur and four legs and you have the basis of Seattle’s own pet luxury brand.
Little Black Dress: something almost very woman has heard is essential, elegant and simply perfect for any situation. Wouldn’t it be great to have a skincare line like that?
Many little girls dream of being a ballerina, but as grown women it's not often they are given the chance to stand in front of floor to ceiling mirrors, with motivational music blasting, and have ballet incorporated in to their workout.
Jennifer is a Lifestyle writer for Seattle Refined, KOMO news producer and blogger. She loves telling stories, and hearing good ones too.Lifestyle Writer
Josh Lewis is the photographer behind Seattle Refined and some of the coolest galleries you've seen on KOMOnews.com.Photographer
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
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