Vanguard Seattle http://vanguardseattle.com Total arts, fashion and culture coverage for Seattle Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:04:29 +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 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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All That Glitters: Goodwill Glitter Gala and Glitter Sale 2018 http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/10/05/all-that-glitters-goodwill-glitter-gala-and-glitter-sale-2018/ Fri, 05 Oct 2018 22:45:30 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77886 It’s time to shine! The 11th Annual Glitter Gala benefiting Goodwill is October 20. The Gala includes dinner, raffle and the fan favorite, the Glitter Gala Fashion Show. This year’s theme is “Runway to The Future.” The runway show will be divided into six categories, showcasing Goodwill finds as well as pieces created by local designers with materials found at Goodwill and inspired by this year’s futuristic theme. This yearly event is always about inspiring brighter futures. Proceeds from it support Goodwill’s free job training programs, and this year the funding focus will be sector-specific. These programs provide paths toward further education and employment in high-demand industries, such as aerospace, maritime, retail/ customer service, and construction. Also, mark your calendars, treasure hunters, for the 35th Annual Glitter Sale on November 10-11, 2018. At the 2017 sale, over 2,500 people bought $333,000 worth of glittery finds, with all proceeds supporting Goodwill’s free Job Training and Education Programs for low-income and underserved people in the community. The sale features formal wear for both men and women, shoes, handbags and boatloads of jewelry and accessories for holiday and special occasions. There are also special racks of designer, vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces. Goodwill Glitter Gala and... Read more »

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The Independent Designer Runway Show: Top Looks and The Big Winner http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/10/03/independent-designer-runway-show-top-looks-big-winner/ Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:52:22 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77839 In past years, The Bellevue Collection Independent Designer Runway Show (IDRS) has often been the debut for up-and-coming designers in a major public venue. They spend months being mentored on how to create a cohesive line that can be both a creative and commercial success. This process took them from the idea stage to a fully-realized collection. This year, Fashion Week At The Bellevue Collection took a fresh approach to IDRS. All of the competing designers have established their labels, but are ready for the next steps as artists and business owners. Quite a few were veterans of the IDRS competition. They included IDRS 2017 winner, Poppyseed. The competition’s grand prize was $2,000 and featured editorial coverage in Seattle Met Magazine, courtesy of the Kemper Freeman Family and The Bellevue Collection. In past years, the winner of the Fan Favorite poll was different than the grand prize winner, but this year it was unanimous. Cute Like Mad was named the fan favorite and winner of the IDRS 2018. The IDRS featured designers for 2018: Devonation by Devon Yan Lourdes é Eva by Nora Suárez Cute Like Mad by Jeanette Svensk Li Poppyseed by Rebekah Adams Valentina & Valentia by Milena... Read more »

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What’s Good In Seattle: Cartier Precious Garage at Fremont Mischief Distillery http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/09/29/whats-good-seattle-cartier-precious-garage-fremont-mischief-distillery/ Sat, 29 Sep 2018 19:42:40 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77870 The luxury Paris-based house Cartier visits Seattle, launching last night with its interactive Pop-Up “Precious Garage”,  a concept designed for Cartier by New York-based artist Desi Santia. This weekend kicked off for guests who got to enjoy the stylish party on its final tour stop. The industrial container houses lights, smoke, and spotlights precious Cartier pieces in a visual experience that alters as you walk the space. The industrial, and of course, gold-laden setting showcases the latest pieces from the Juste un Clou and Écrou de Cartier collections, which take influence from industrial materials such as nails and bolts. Cartier’s iconic Juste un Clou “nail” bracelet is one house’s most recognizable pieces at The Precious Garage, Cartier reintroduced a slimmer version that comes in a variety of precious metals. Cartier’s modern approach to its history is courting a new audience as well as introducing a fresh take on classics to longtime fans of the brand. The company has also focused this year on the relaunch of the house’s Panthère de Cartier women’s watch, originally introduced in the 80s. Cartier’s showcase of its classic and iconic pieces signals a return to a focus on some of the company’s roots. You can experience it this weekend only at... Read more »

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Runway Recap: The Art of Fashion at Bravern Fashion Week http://vanguardseattle.com/2018/09/18/runway-recap-art-fashion-bravern-fashion-week/ Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:11:39 +0000 http://vanguardseattle.com/?p=77803 On Saturday, September 15, Neiman Marcus Bellevue hosted the Art of Fashion Presentation as a highlight of the first annual Fashion Week at The Bravern. The runway show featured fall and winter styles for men and women from brands including Gucci, Calvin Klein, Valentino, Libertine and Dolce & Gabbana. The packed house sipped bubbles and bourbon and watched a runway show abundant with vibrant color, animal prints, mixed patterns and retro/modern silhouettes. rich blues, greens and wine colors, plaids and major impact prints. Textures of velvet, sequins for any time of the day and lots of leather were everywhere. Peacock-colors gave depth to the pieces, and details included sequined evil eyes and floral embroidery. There was such elegance in the layering of hues of the same color, like a deep green leather jacket under a softer, sage-colored, long puffer. Layering also applied with animal prints on animal prints and florals with patterns. Dramatic luxury puffer coats ruled the runway, as did the “Dad” sneaker with those major elevated soles. Western boots, strong shoulders and belt bags slung across the chest gave a nod to the 90s with a modern update. Handbags came in beautiful jewel tones in unique shapes, plus major... Read more »

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