Show proves Vancouver has style
Like spring in the Pacific Northwest, the growth of Couve Couture could be measured by the colorful Vancouver crowd of 575 filling the unfinished ground floor of Gravitate Design's building at 1012 Washington St.
The dream of many clothing designers is to walk into a store and see their design hanging on the rack. For Stephanie Lynn, owner and designer of Vancouver's Sweet Spot Skirts, that dream is now a reality, and it's another milestone in her mission to vanquish boring athletic apparel.
The Couve Couture fashion show just got a bit bigger, and tickets go on sale today.
Local runway show invites up-and-comers to compete for a space, adds a VIP party
Buoyed by the success of its fall show, Couve Couture has another show in the works, set for 6 p.m. April 13. The ensemble of local designers, models, hair stylists and make-up artists has its eyes set on attracting more than 600 attendees.
Whether imitating a dapper TV character or a musician, men are making hats hot again
MINNEAPOLIS — Long before Don Draper and Justin Timberlake brought sexy back to the fedora, hats were once as common on a man's head as socks on his feet. Simply put, a man was not properly dressed without one.
'Couve Couture show allows local designers, including 'Project Runway' champ, to strut their stuff
Jackets, wools and Vancouver-flavor ruled the night during the first 'Couve Couture fashion show.
Washougal 24-year-old aims to teach women about guns, personal protection
Hunched over in her pink shirt, pink protective glasses, pink whistle and aiming her famous pink gun, Gracie McKee held steady as she prepared to fire some rounds at her favorite pistol range.
Thrifty strategies include incorporating items already in your closet
Vancouver resident Jeniene Mercer, 50, received a floral scarf as a gift from her husband, Frank, in 1993. This year, she'll sport it as part of her updated summer look.
For many new graduates, the final project is a memorable achievement. For Mallory Williams, 24, it meant months and months of not sleeping, just sewing.
Seth Aaron Henderson, winner of season 7 of ‘project runway,’ weighs in on ‘all stars,’ awaits debut of new line
Vancouver fashion designer Seth Aaron Henderson was in New York City during filming for the “Project Runway All Stars” premiere and saw portions of the episode unfold live. However, he didn’t know the results until he watched it on television like everyone else.
Vintage fashions that evoke the ’70s and ’80s can be found new or used at local stores
Fashion is cyclical, and many of the hot trends for fall pay homage to looks from decades gone by.
For most of her adult life, Krystal Templeton struggled with drug addiction and found herself gravitating toward abusive relationships. Those issues, though, are in her past. Templeton now has a place to live through Second Step Housing, a Vancouver-based nonprofit that provides affordable housing, case management and life skills classes for women and families in Southwest Washington.
Flash-sale sites offer big discounts on designer items for limited time only
At 8:45 a.m. each day, Suzi Morse gets down to business in her Fisher’s Landing study. Poised in front of her computer, Morse looks through the collections that the online flash-sale site Gilt Groupe is offering that day.
Starting with Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement announcement in November and ratcheting up with the royal wedding and tour to North America, photos of Brits and other Europeans in elaborate head adornments have captivated audiences worldwide, including here in Clark County. On this side of the pond, people are fascinated by fascinators, those close cousins of cocktail hats that range from the relatively subdued Lock & Co. red maple-leaf topper Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wore on Canada Day to the outlandish Philip Treacy creation Princess Beatrice wore to the wedding of Prince William and his new bride (formerly Kate Middleton).
Some makers go for smaller eco-footprint
Leather, tulle and silk may be the stuff of runway dreams, but when it comes to most U.S. apparel, cotton is king. Almost 75 percent of clothing sold in the U.S. contains at least some of the tufty fiber, according to the 2010 Cotton Inc. Retail Monitor, a survey of mass retailers.