Seattle designer Kacy Yom recently partnered with The Spa at Four Seasons to host a private media event to showcase her debut collection of Italian leather handbags. Inspired by Yom's Korean heritage the line features structured silhouettes and clean design lines reminiscent of traditional Korean costumes. In a modern twist, each bag also features convertible details that are convenient for women on-the-go including removable straps to quickly take the bag from day to evening. The debut collection features 4 handbag styles and 1 matching wallet, available in multiple colorways. The collection is available online at www.kacyyom.com.
Gossip & Glamour will host a stylish celebration tonight at Pacific Place to mark the one-year blogging anniversary for three local style blogs. Kahla Perry and Rechelle Lewis of SEA of Sanctuary, McKenna Herzog of Style Her Lovely, and Shaylyn Rae, will all gather at the Styled Seattle Suite to celebrate with readers and toast to the year ahead.
The event, sponsored in part by Pacific Place, will recognize the contributions these local influencers are making in the blogging community, and give them a chance to connect offline with those who have supported their journey.
Guests will enjoy catering by Il Fornaio, wine by Robert Ramsay Cellars, sweet treats by Trophy Cupcakes, and the chance to enter to win amazing raffle prizes throughout the evening.
Gossip & Glamour is thrilled to announce that we have been named the official wardrobe partner for King 5's Local Lens show. Airing exclusively on YouTube, hosts Kelly Hanson and Andrew Smith take viewers around the city and encourage them to examine the best of the Pacific Northwest through a new lens. (Pictured above, Andrew Smith in an outfit provided by Wayward. Kelly Smith wearing an outfit by Queen Anne boutique Peridot.)
Over the next few months, you'll see the Local Lens team outfitted by many more of our favorite retail partners in Seattle. Tune in and follow along on Instagram @LocalLensSeattle.
Named after the Secret Service code names for Jackie Onassis and John F. Kennedy, Lacer & Lace salon is now open in downtown Seattle. Founded by local Stylist Julia Anderson and Esthetician Katie Rainwater, Lacer & Lace offers a full range of styling services for men and women including cut, color, conditioning treatments, blowouts, hair extensions, and more. They also offer select beauty services including "natural looking" lash extensions, chairside manicures (with color services), and full body waxing for men and women.
Located in Seattle's colorful Belltown neighborhood, Lancer & Lace exudes an intimate, artistic vibe with locally sourced artwork displayed throughout the space, including two custom murals by graffiti artist Weirdo.
GOING GREEN > Lancer & Lace is also a proud member of the Green Circle Salon Network, a comprehensive recycling and repurposing program that helps reduce the salon's carbon footprint and keep waste out of landfills and water systems.
Lancer & Lace is located at 2317 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. Follow the salon's adventures on Instagram @LacerandLace.
One of the BEST parts about our job is getting to introduce cool new brands to the marketplace. Seattle brand Andieanderin definitely fits the bill. This amazing local company creates neckties for women and girls designed after influential women.
"You may be wondering why we chose a necktie," says co-founder Cara Ingham, "But really, there was no question - this garment transformer was thoughtfully picked to represent the women’s movement from the late seventies and the rise of women in prominent work positions in the eighties. And, they are a versatile, badass statement piece!"
The debut collection features 7 styles that are 100% silk and made in the U.S.A. Each tie is inspired by influential women both past and present including Hillary Clinton, Beyonce, Mother Teresa, Frida Kahlo, Michelle Obama, Malala, and Oprah.
The neckties are available for both women and girls and can be worn as traditional ties, as a belt, as a hair accessory, worn to accessorize a handbag, and even as a wrap for your wrist. Each tie comes beautifully packaged in a keepsake box with a storyboard that illustrates the accomplishments of the woman the necktie is inspired by.
Andieanderin donates a portion of the proceeds from each sale to a rotating list of non-profit partners that support the empowerment of women and girls. Their current charity partner is Step Up, an organization that empowers teen girls to become confident, college-bound and career-focused through mentorship programs, college tours, and internship opportunities. Did you know that teen girls with a mentor are 55% more likely to enroll in college?
Gossip & Glamour loves working with local bloggers and influencers to help coordinate epic photoshoots. We recently had the opportunity to connect style blogger Tiffany Ishiguro to Hotel Theodore in Downtown Seattle for a special Galentine's Day Photoshoot. How adordable are these photos captured by Aika Foz Photography? #LOVE
Handbag designer Kacy Yom will host a series of trunk shows at Four Seasons just in time for Valentine's Day. Her eponymous line of Italian leather handbags launched last fall and the full collection is now available at The Spa at Four Seasons. Designed in Seattle, the KACYYOM collection is inspired by Yom’s Korean heritage and focuses on modern functionality and timeless craftsmanship.
The debut collection named Soh-Lee (which means voice or sound in Korean) features four handbags and a leather wallet. Designed for modern women who lead busy lives, each bag features a structured silhouette and convertible elements for maximum functionality including detachable crossbody straps. The line is produced in a family-run factory in Italy’s Tuscany region where leather goods manufacturing is a time-old tradition.
The KACYYOM Trunk Shows are open to the public and will take place at Four Seasons Seattle on Friday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 14 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Maple Room. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Kacy and view the full collection.
Prices for the collection range from $200 for the “Bit-Na” leather wallet to $1,100 for the “Bo-Ah” signature tote. Learn more at www.kacyyom.com.
What: KACYYOM Trunk Shows
When: Friday 2/9 and Wednesday 2/14
Where: Four Seasons is located at 99 Union St. Seattle, WA 98101
Time: 1 - 6 p.m.
Photo credit: Rachel Alves
Join Van der Pop on Friday, February 16th for an intimate evening of music, storytelling, and poetry followed by a Women & Cannabis panel discussion. The event hosted by April Pride will take place at The Cloud Room and feature Red Light Lit, a collective of writers, musicians and artists who explore love relationships and sexuality through spoken word and song. Featured readers include Amber Flame, Sheba Queen, Jennifer Lewis, and Kelsey Whitman. The event will also feature musical guest Nick Jaina. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 21+ only.
Power 93.3 hosts Carla Marie and Anthony welcomed in the New Year at W Bellevue with a few hundred of their closest friends to mark the start of 2018! Gossip & Glamour was thrilled to serve as a wardrobe partner for Carla Marie. The gold star sequins dress she worn that night of the party was from Seattle brand T&J Designs.
There are only a few more days to take advantage of early bird pricing on tickets to the Gossip & Glamour What She Said Style Summit in partnership with W Bellevue. Guests will enjoy a full day of blogger-centric programming including 3 panel discussions, break-out sessions, and an inspirational keynote speaker. Over 150+ Seattle fashion and lifestyle bloggers will attend the annual event which has been called "the best blogger event of the year" within the fashion blogging community. This year's all-new line-up of speakers includes Brittany Hicks of Amazon Fashion, Stephanie Meyer of Armoire, Shannon Kelly of Trendscaping, Chelsea Lankford of True Lane, Aika Yokoyama of Aika's Love Closet, Amy Sarabi of Zumiez, and more.
Gossip & Glamour Insiders: Use promo code GOSSIP to lock in early bird pricing now!
Last year Gossip & Glamour hosted over 100 of the top style bloggers in the city for a day of insight and inspiration at the annual Style Summit and we can't wait to do it again! At the event, we touched on everything from how to work with fashion brands, to how to ask for money, how to maintain an authentic voice when creating content, and most importantly, how to track metrics on paid collaborations. We featured a range of brands including Neiman Marcus, Brooks Running, Fitcode, and Julep and also turned the tables on some of our favorite social media personalities including Jess Estrada, Moorea Seal, Jenny Cookies, Tiffany Ishiguro, and Brandy Brown. We dove headfirst into the business of blogging and uncovered tools and techniques that would ultimately help bloggers in the Seattle market sign larger deals with brands and pave the way for long-term success.
It was a power packed yet playful day, and the style bloggers who came offline for the event expanded their networks and sparked numerous creative collaborations that are still going strong today. It was at the Style Summit that Moorea Seal first announced she would be moving her storefront from Belltown to First Ave., and where Keynote speaker Alan Gertner of Tokyo Smoke announced that he would be expanding his brand to Seattle. At the event, Darcy Camden and Andrew Hoge dabbled with Facebook LIVE in the style summit greenroom and captured some rare and hilarious moments backstage with panelists. Stylists from Coupe Rokei Salon armed themselves with styling tools and makeup brushes to keep panelists looking fresh before heading on stage and raffled off an epic Smith & Cult beauty prize pack. The event ended with an after-party at The Nest, Hotel Thompson's rooftop bar where guests enjoyed photo opps and refreshments.
The Style Summit is truly our favorite event of the year because it brings the community together in real life to connect, share ideas, spark collaborations, and learn coveted insight from brands. We can't wait to do it again this year in partnership with W Bellevue! Here's a link to more info: http://www.gossip-glamour.com/style-summit/.
We will be announcing the first round of speakers and panel topics next week!
Photo credit: Vivian Hsu Photography
But don't take our word for it. Here's what other people are saying about the Style Summit:
"I was reminded how valuable real-life connections are!" said Neha of Neha Beauty.
"We were excited to learn more about what's trending in the influencer world," said Daniella of The Fearey Group.
"It was such an incredible experience to be surrounded in a room of like-minded, motivated and local hustlers," said Cortney of The Grey Edit.
"Anytime a group of like-minded individuals comes together, it's empowering," said Kelsey of the style blog Kelsey This Year.
"My biggest takeaway from the conference is that life is way more meaningful if you take on a big challenge, work hard, and cultivate deep relationships," said Angela of NW Healthy Mama.
And here are a few of our favorite tweets using the #SEAstylesummit hashtag:
See you this spring at W Bellevue!
Trend Hunter, the world's largest trend report and consumer insight platform, is coming to Seattle! The Future Festival event will bring together like-minded innovators from some of the world's largest companies on Monday, March 12 at Meridian 16. The Seattle edition will take the most valuable content from Trend Hunter's 3-day marquee event in Toronto and pack it into a single day. Guests will uncover trends from the world's #1 trend firm, explore valuable consumer insights via the Trend Hunter team and hear from keynote speaker Jeremy Gutsche to strategize disruptive ideas for the year ahead.
The Future Festival conference features immersive experiences that are both exciting and inspiring. This is a must-attend event for business leaders looking to leverage innovative trends and boost performance.
flora & henri hosted a Winter Wonderland event on Dec. 17 at their concept shop in Pioneer Square. The family-friendly event featured photography by Belathee Photography, furry friends including baby goats and bunnies from Animal Encounters, personal shopping and gift wrap, plus cookies and cocoa for the kids.
Guests enjoyed the festivities as they finished their holiday shopping and savored the joy of the season among friends and family. To hear about future events, sign up for the mailing list at FloraHenri.com.
flora & henri is a local boutique located at 401 S. Jackon St. in Pioneer Square. Curbside pick-up is available for online orders. Shop new arrivals now at florahenri.com.
Fashion fans and supporters of Olive Crest gathered at the Fairmont Olympic on Friday, November 10, 2017 for the annual Wine Women & Shoes fundraiser. Over 350 guests enjoyed wine from seven local wineries as they bid on silent auction items, experienced the “Wall of Wine”, and shopped from fashion vendors in the marketplace. King 5’s Amity Addrisi served as the official event emcee alongside auctioneer Fred Granados to help raise money to support foster kids in Washington. In total, the event raised nearly $250,000.
Gossip & Glamour has served as the official PR partner for the annual Olive Crest Wine Women & Shoes event for two years in a row, helping to raise nearly half a million dollars for foster kids in Washington.
Over 30 shoe guys helped raise over $12,000+ prior to the event and volunteered on-site at the event to support the cause.
In lieu of traditional models for the fashion show, stylist Darcy Camden of Styled Seattle helped coordinate model citizens from around the city to walk the runway in support of Olive Crest. Pictured above: Angie Mentink of ROOT Sports. Gene Juarez served as the hair and make-up partner for the runway models.
Fashion partners for the runway show included The Finerie, Canopy Blue, Universal Standard, Barneys New York, SILVAE, Renee Bassetti, Sarah Alexandra, Sway & Cake, Moorea Seal, Luly Yang, and Armoire.
Seattle-based Van der Pop has launched 3 new gift sets just in time for the holiday season. Order by 12/19 to receive gifts by Christmas.
Kate Stash Set, $39
Martha's Stash Set, $49
Yasmin's Stash Set, $59
About Van der Pop:
Van der Pop is North America's most recognized female-focused cannabis lifestyle brand. Founded in 2016, Van der Pop is the cannabis digest for discerning women. With an emphasis on discretion, education and style, the aim is to enhance flower-powered pleasures through a thoughtful and candid exploration of cannabis. Learn more at www.vanderpop.com.
Blue Nile hosted its final event of the year in the newly-renovated penthouse at Hotel Theodore in downtown Seattle last Thursday. Guests enjoyed light bites from Rider and sparkling refreshments as they perused holiday gift picks curated by relationship status. Featured items included a Mini Bezel Set Emerald Cut Diamond Bracelet, 14k Yellow Gold Diamond Halo Earrings, a Layered Disc Necklace in Yellow Gold, and classic Diamond Stud Earrings in 14k White Gold. Event guests also participated in a festive holiday gift exchange featuring gifts by Blue Nile.
It's not too late! Shop on BlueNile.com now through 12/22 and you'll receive your order in time for Christmas. Here are Gossip & Glamour, we want to thank you for shopping locally this holiday season and supporting local businesses. We also want to extend a big thank you to Vivian Hsu Photography for capturing such beautiful photos of the event.
Gossip & Glamour clients have received MAJOR love this holiday season. Click on the images below to view the full guides.
'TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP LOCAL
This year Seattle boutiques are making it easy for you to shop local for everyone on your list. Add these great holiday events to your calendar now.
Dec. 6- flora & henri hosts its annual in-store shopping event. Guests will enjoy light bites and drinks as they peruse holiday gift picks for men, women, kids, and home. Jessica Zen of The Present Perfect will be on-site wrapping gifts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mystery envelopes will be distributed to guests throughout the day featuring special surprises including shopping discounts, small gifts, and more.
Dec. 7 - Sharply on Capitol Hill hosts Brick and Mortar, an Alden Shoes dealer, for an all-day shopping event designed to outfit guys from head-to-toe. Guests are invited to bring in a gently used coat for charity to receive 20% off a new purchase. Come meet the Sharply team and experience Alden Shoes.
Dec. 8 - The Riveter presents A Conscious Holiday Bazaar with exclusive shopping for members with extended hours for the public. Vendors include Alma Botanicals, Ayako & Family Jam, Butter Home, Capuli Club, Daughter of the Land, Dorotea Ceramics, Holly Haymaker Ceramics, Luella, Ohme Shop, Nube Green, Sharply, and Jcoco Chocolate. Refreshments by NuFlours.
Dec. 14 - Sharply presents a Capitol Hill block party featuring a variety of neighborhood businesses to make it fun and easy to shop local this holiday season! The event runs all day long and includes gift picks from Hammer & Awl, Ollie Quinn, Hodina, California Cowboy. Guests will enjoy light bites and refreshments from Red Hook Brewery as they shop in style for the guys on their list.
Dec. 16 - Bring the whole family to celebrate the holiday season at flora & henri for a special Winter Wonderland event. Guests will enjoy cookies and cocoa as they shop for holiday gifts, enjoy furry friends from Animal Encounters including baby goats and bunnies, and book appointments for holiday photos with nationally recognized photographer Dorothee Brand of Belathée Photography. Gift wrapping services will also be available.
Seattle-based Blue Nile has a gorgeous assortment of holiday gifts for everyone on your list, plus they offer fast free shipping on every order. Check out Gossip & Glamour's top gift picks below.
If you're looking to splurge without breaking the bank, the Blue Nile Mini Bezel Diamond Earrings are a gorgeous pick priced at $580. Also available in rose gold and white gold.
This bracelet is a luxurious gift for the ladies on your list who are looking for something out of the ordinary: Pink Sapphire Pavé Bracelet in Rose Gold, $295
The Petite Love Knot earrings literally go with everything and I would know, because I've worn my pair for several weeks straight and always get compliments on them. Priced at $150 these earrings are a luxurious little gift.
The Gold Infinity Bracelet, $60 is perfect for everyday wear and can also be paired with other bracelets for a layered look. (Also available in silver)
The Petite Dot ring is gorgeous worn alone or in combination with other rings. Available in white gold, rose gold, or yellow gold, this ring is priced at $390 and is timeless with a hint of vintage inspiration.
If diamonds for someone special are on your list, the Petite Diamond Four Stone Stud Earrings are a great pick. These earrings are classic and perfectly priced at $300.
For a great gift under $100, Blue Nile has great 14k Bar Stud Earrings priced at $95/pair. Available in rose gold (pictured), yellow gold, and white gold.
Holiday Tip - Blue Nile believes that all fine jewelry purchases are special. Each order comes packaged and ready for presentation upon receipt. You can also add a free card to personalize your order, just look for the "Free Gift Card" link on the order preview page.