This week I had the pleasure of taking a lettering and digitization workshop from the illustrious Molly Jacques here in Seattle. I studied alongside talented women from all over the world with a few hailing from as far as Sweden and Iceland (!). It was such an incredible experience and I wanted to share my finished product with you!
This week my lovely and talented friend Alexandra drove to Seattle this week so we could get our shop on. This successful car journalist just landed a fabulous new gig recently so she was looking for a handful of pieces to add to her collection. We cleaned up at Forever 21 and sent her back to Vancouver with a rack’s worth of new threads. Driving from Vancouver to Seattle, having a marathon shopping trip and driving back to Vancouver, all in one day? Shop till you drop indeed!
Alexandra’s favorite piece of clothing is the blazer and she wears them all the time — it’s part of her personal brand. We gushed about blazers over dinner and agreed that blazers were so fabulous because they:
Help you hold people’s attention longer
Balance your body type, especially for women with triangular body types that have fuller hips and narrower shoulders
Elevate any outfit
Wearing a blazer is a great way to use your clothing as a resource to help you achieve your goals. Obviously Alexandra’s obsession with blazers is working out in her favor!
Forever21 had a phenomenal selection of blazers in gorgeous colors. Go see for yourself!
Let me take you shopping! We’ll have a blast while we hustle and find clothes that look like you!
Photo by Sean Gumm, styling and calligraphy by Sarah Ward
This Saturday I’m excited to host “How to Fake Calligraphy”, a beginner handlettering class for folks who are intimidated by ink pots and nibs, but want to get a grip on modern calligraphy. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’ll have a festive lettering project to get you in the spirit!
You’ll walk away with:
Practice calligraphy alphabet (lowercase letters)
Paper and card supplies
Bonus calligraphy goodies
Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 1pm – 3pm
1241 S. 129th St. Burien, WA 98168
Cost: $40 for one, or $60 for 2 — 25% savings! It’s a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the loves in your life!
We keep our class sizes small so you get the attention you need. That said, space is limited so register today! If the date doesn’t jive with your schedule, get a group of girlfriends together for a private calligraphy class!
With the Superbowl around the corner, people are decked out in Seahawks gear all around Seattle this weekend. One of my models today showed up in custom Seahawks stilettos by a local Seattle company, Hourglass Footwear.
Aren’t these Seahawks stilettos incredible? Proof that supporting the Seahawks doesn’t have to mean dressing like a guy. Here’s to the 12th Woman!
Eloise and I purged 50+ items of clothing from her closet yesterday! We pulled everything out of her closets and looked at each item — I was so proud of her for being willing to let so many things go. After that, came the fun part! We shopped her closet and created brand new outfits from pieces she already had — she was astonished at how many combinations there were that she hadn’t considered. We had a blast!
Are you looking for a new and creative way to tie your scarf? Why not tie it in a bow?
Recently I styled a Betsey Johnson accessories photo shoot and we had this glittery lipstick scarf to showcase. What better way to show off a piece with so much character than to tie it in a bow! Our adorable model totally embodied the Betsey spirit and we threw in a MAC Ruby Woo lipstick for good measure. (Photo: Will Bossen)
Here’s a quick scarf bow-tying tutorial from Hermes: