Vanguard Seattle http://vanguardseattle.com Total arts, fashion and culture coverage for Seattle Sun, 16 Dec 2018 21:52:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://vanguardseattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-Vanguard-Fav-Icon-B-32x32.png Vanguard Seattle http://vanguardseattle.com 32 32 Kannada Rapper Chandan Shetty Tours America http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/12/16/kannada-rapper-chandan-shetty-tours-america/ Sun, 16 Dec 2018 21:52:50 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=78097 Chandan Shetty is embarking on a musical tour of North America, but he’s doing it a little differently than a lot of pop artists. That’s in part because his persona is a bit unusual: an Indian composer, lyricist, and singer whose biggest hits are rap songs in the Kannada language. Most of the tour’s stops across America were organized and supported by a loyal fan-base, many of whom are Kannada-speaking. His massive fan base at home in India and abroad love hearing Kannada (one of the world’s oldest living languages) used in a contemporary fashion. Of course, he also has a lot of raw musical talent. Shetty entered the music industry in 2012 as lyricist and assistant music director for the movie Alemari, under the music director, Arjun Janya, before composing for other hit films, such as Varadanayaka, Power, Chakravyuha, and Bhajarangi. But his solo project has been something quite different, and his genuine love of the Kannada language and culture has been the inspiration and one of the keys to his success. Vanguard Seattle spoke with Shetty, just before his debut performance in America, here in Seattle.     Tell us where you are from? Originally from Sakleshpur, a... Read more »

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Stand For Courage: A Fresh Approach to Social Accountability http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/12/10/stand-for-courage-a-fresh-approach-to-social-accountability/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:34:58 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=78036 Adolescents are a mirror to what the larger society is modeling for them. Each one of us is in a different stage of self-awareness and with that our perceptions of ourselves in the world are just as varied. It’s plausible to say that bullies are working things out that are just as valid as any do-gooder is. One could say it’s part of the same progression. Nicole Jon Sievers, founder of non-profit Stand For Courage, an anti-bullying organization points out that we’ve all been the victim, the bystander, and the bully. It’s time to stop targeting individuals as these situations arise, and do something to change the culture that is showing our kids that this behavior is okay. There are pockets of schools in American society in which we experience cultures of compassion at play. In smaller, specialized academic environments one can observe adolescents behaving respectfully toward each other, and the leadership matches certain stated values: that each person is an important part of their community. Members are given thoughtful guidance to ensure they know to utilize the strengths of their character and talents for the higher good. These fortunate students are guided in ways that teach them how much they... Read more »

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Fashion and Philanthropy: Shop Courtney Love’s Closet on December 6 http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/12/05/fashion-and-philanthropy-shop-courtney-loves-closet-on-december-6/ Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:40:46 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77998 If your clothes tell a story of who you are, then Courtney Love’s closet has a tale that is worth telling. As the first lady of the 90s grunge scene known for both music and fashion, the singer, songwriter, and actress has a career that spans four decades, and an incredible closet that has evolved along the way. Love has recently edited, along with the help of celebrity stylist Anastasia Walker, a collection of special pieces to be included in a special online sale with designer consignment website, Heroine. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Stand For Courage, a non-profit anti-bullying program founded by Love’s sister, Nicole Jon Sievers. Stand for Courage (SFC) has taken on the task of bullying prevention by working to disrupt and end the cycle of bullying. In a unique approach, the program advocates focusing not on the bully nor the targeted victim, but the bystanders, SFC galvanizes and emboldens bystanders to safely move into action: distracting, diverting, and ultimately de-escalating bullying behaviors. The program shows that when bystanders get involved, it is important as a society that we stand up for them. In doing so we can collectively put an end to the... Read more »

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Sparkle & Shine: The Bravern Winter Illumination Lighting Party, November 24 http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/11/20/sparkle-shine-the-bravern-winter-illumination-lighting-party-november-24/ Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:28:58 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77992 It’s time for some sparkle and shine! The holidays kick off at The Bravern this year with a special Winter Illumination Lighting Party on Saturday, November 24. The family-friendly event will showcase the property’s new LED, custom Italian made light installations. The lighting fixtures include a custom gift box that will encapsulate the fountain on the 8th street arrival court, and features branded ornaments with the names of tenants and retailers. The gift box light fixture is exclusive to The Shops at The Bravern, and will give the property an elegant glow for the holiday season. “Hundreds of hours have been spent over the last 8 months to coordinate, prepare, and execute the successful installation of this set,” says Matthew Klutznick, General Manager of The Bravern, “We are very excited to see everything come together.” Event highlights include: High-energy performance by the Sea Gals Santa’s appearance to spread holiday cheer to guests of all ages, including his arrival in style to The Bravern in a luxury Rolls-Royce Lighting ceremony of the new energy-efficient light installations, all custom made in Italy Holiday beverages provided Grab a holiday treat or beverage and see the full-property lighting ceremony of seasonal fixtures and décor... Read more »

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Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Capsule Collection at Nordstrom Debuts October 22 http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/10/16/halogen-x-atlantic-pacific-capsule-collection-at-nordstrom-debuts-october-22/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:40:49 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77903 Since 2010, fashion blogger extraordinaire Blair Eadie has been inspiring readers with her blog Atlantic-Pacific. With a background in merchandising and marketing, this city girl with a hint of preppy has an uncanny ability to style some of the best fashion finds out there in an uniquely upbeat way.  Now we all can have a little of that uptown girl style of our own, courtesy of the latest collaboration from Nordstrom, Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific. Launching on October 22, 2018, the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific capsule collection showcases this influencer’s buoyant approach to color, pattern and texture. With stand-out style and boldly feminine classics—with a twist, of course—the collection pops with gorgeous hues and playful patterns. The 150 pieces are meant to be mixed and matched to create one’s own looks. The collection includes a tweed jacket with faux fur detailing, a polka dot tulle skirt, bow pumps and flats, color blocking on sweaters and scarves, faux fur coats and wraps. Belts, berets, beanies and blouses add to the mix of classically cool outerwear, skirts, loafers and more. The Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific capsule collection has sizes running between 00-24, with prices between $39-$250, across apparel, footwear, lingerie and soft accessories. You can find... Read more »

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Taste of Iceland 2018: The Food, The Culture, The Music, October 11-14 http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/10/11/taste-of-iceland-2018-the-food-the-culture-the-music-october-11-14/ Thu, 11 Oct 2018 20:22:54 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77896 The 11th annual Taste of Iceland festival has begun, and it is the most ambitious one yet. And why not? Iceland just celebrated its 100th birthday on June 17th, and thats worthy of some extra celebration. Here is a rundown of some of the events and dinners happening this year. See a full list on the website. The Food: October 11-14 I don’t usually go out of my way to remark on food, as there are plenty of others devoted to the subject. Hoowever, after trying this year’s menu from Icelandic chef Hákon Már Örvarsson​​ and chef Ron Anderson of Cuoco, I can’t resist. If you love surf and turf selections, this four course masterpiece a must. The opening two courses feature Arctic char, salted cod and langoustine, all prepared beautifully. The third course is Icelandic lamb and…honestly, it was cooked to such melt-in-your-mouth perfection, I’m not sure if I’ve ever had it so good. The subtle addition of a dust of herbs and dried blueberries gave it a surprising, satisfying finish. If you want craft cocktails to match, mixologists Teitur Ridderman Schiöth (Iceland) and Nikki Koth (Cuoco) have concocted four unique recipes for the occasion. They all use either... Read more »

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