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collage_tannya_1The Nordstrom Beauty trend show (this past weekend) had everything from Estee Lauder’s granddaughter to our own Jane Park, founder of Julep Nail Parlor. Their personal stories and tips for Fall 2014 were innovative and right on, I’m looking forward to applying these myself. Take a look…

Top 3 beauty tips:

1.) Spray perfume in your luggage, when you get to your destination and take out your clothes, everything will smell so fresh. -Aerin Lauder, Estee Lauder’s granddaughter

2.) Your make-up is only as good as your brushes, replace them as necessary. – Tip from MAC makeup artist

3.) It’s all about detoxing your make-up bag, condensing and cutting time in your day to get ready. Purchase products that do more than one thing for you – Tip from Bobbi Brown makeup artist

Most innovative products:

1.) Dior : ‘Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm $33 – Glow lip balm changes to your own signature shade of pink, everyone has their own shade!

2.) Bobbi Brown: ‘Long-wear Cream Shadow Stick Tuxedo Black’ $28- Featured in Vogue, June 2012. You can create an easy smokey eye with this one product by an easy swipe and smudge.

3.) Clarisonic: ‘Mia 3/Aria Makeup Removal Expert $199 – The secret to flawless foundation and makeup is a clean face, prepping your canvas before applying your favorite products will make a huge difference.

 

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10.28 Springs Hottest Products Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show

Guest Blogger Tannya Bernadette

The Nordstrom Beauty trend show (this past weekend) had everything from Estee Lauder’s granddaughter to our own Jane Park, founder of Julep Nail Parlor. Their personal stories and tips for Fall 2014 were innovative and right on, I’m looking forward to applying these myself. Take a look… Top 3 beauty tips: 1.) Spray perfume in your [...]

10.23 Save the Date: Goodwill Glitter Sale, Nov. 8th & 9th

GPH Founder Darnell Sue

Seattle Goodwill will hold the 31st annual Glitter Sale on November 8 and 9, 2014. The sale is 9 am -6 pm Saturday and Sunday at Goodwill located at 1400 S. Lane St. in Seattle. Admission is free. There will be designer, vintage, and unique one-of-a-kind items clothing and accessories for sale.  Designer pieces include Burberry, Prada, DVF, Coach, Dooney [...]

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Seattle Goodwill will hold the 31st annual Glitter Sale on November 8 and 9, 2014. The sale is 9 am -6 pm Saturday and Sunday at Goodwill located at 1400 S. Lane St. in Seattle. Admission is free.

There will be designer, vintage, and unique one-of-a-kind items clothing and accessories for sale.  Designer pieces include Burberry, Prada, DVF, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Betsy Johnson, Trina Turk, Coach, Michael Kors and more.  This year there will also be a small selection of wedding dresses and an expanded selection of silver jewelry for sale.

Goodwill will be repeating the numbering system so that customers do not need to stand in line for prolonged periods of time.  Upon arrival at the sale, customers should go to the table outside the store to get their number. The number is both entrance to the sale and the number to access the jewelry counter.

Racks will be restocked throughout the weekend.

Preview items from the sale including clothing, jewelry, accessories and other glam attire on Goodwill’s blog, Cup of Goodwill.  Individuals can sign up to receive blog posts at www.seattlegoodwill.org/blog

All sales from the Glitter Sale benefit Goodwill’s free job training and education programs that help individuals in our community get the skills needed to gain employment

More About Seattle Goodwill
Seattle Goodwill Industries is a private, nonprofit organization that has served the central and northern Puget Sound since 1923. It provides free job-training and education programs and services that help low-income and underserved people obtain the skills they need to secure employment so they may achieve economic self-sufficiency. For more information about Goodwill programs, please call toll-free 1-877-GIVE4GOOD or visit the website at seattlegoodwill.org.

Use #GlitterSale when tweeting!

Check out my coverage of the Glitter Sale a few…ahem…years ago.

 

10.22 Join me for SAM Remix, 11/7

Guest Blogger Jennifer Arlem Molina

Join me as I guest tweet at the SAM Remix on November 7th. Choose your own adventure from a variety of performances, activities, dancing, and more, inspired by their new exhibition Pop Departures and the rest of SAM’s fabulous collection during this creative late night. This late night out explodes with performances, talks, art making [...]

10.22 Halloween Milonga Tango Social Dance, 10/24

Guest Blogger Jennifer Arlem Molina

Spooks and ghouls will be finding their way to LaVida Studio’s Spooktacular Halloween Milonga “Tango Social Dance” on Friday, October 24th at 9:00pm. I hope you will find your way there as well, and join us as we celebrate the haunting season with food, costume contests, special performances with a Halloween flair and, of course, [...]

The Vogue Front Row Fashion Show took place Saturday, September 27th during Bellevue Fashion Week.

The highlight of the show was that 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales were donated to The Moyer Foundation. Karen Moyer of the Moyer foundation shared that Kemper Development and The Bellevue Collection have raised over $225,000 for five consecutive years! The Moyer foundation is dedicated to helping children experiencing grief and family addiction.

The run of the show brought seven Fall 2014 categories or themes : Knit necessities, White Out, Flirty Femme, Textured Touch, Edgy Metal, Retro Ready and Enchanted evenings. All of these trends selected by Vogue are currently available at The Bellevue Collection. My favorite was the Edgy Metal look that I hope will dress Bellevue up as the sexy city it is.

Until next time!

10.10 Fashion Week: Front Row Fashion Trends by Vogue

Guest Blogger Becky Silaban

The Vogue Front Row Fashion Show took place Saturday, September 27th during Bellevue Fashion Week. The highlight of the show was that 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales were donated to The Moyer Foundation. Karen Moyer of the Moyer foundation shared that Kemper Development and The Bellevue Collection have raised over $225,000 for five [...]

10.08 Pop Departures: Shocked Many, but Inspired Even More

Guest Blogger Jennifer Arlem Molina

In the 1960s, art for the first time embraced the brash world of commercial culture, advertising, and mass media—images of shiny newness, youth, and seduction. Pop art electrified artists, audiences, and critics alike. It changed our understanding of art, and the ripple effects of its seismic shift are still felt today. This Fall, re-live the [...]

Pop Departures_Kiss V_1964_Roy LichtensteinIn the 1960s, art for the first time embraced the brash world of commercial culture, advertising, and mass media—images of shiny newness, youth, and seduction. Pop art electrified artists, audiences, and critics alike. It changed our understanding of art, and the ripple effects of its seismic shift are still felt today.

This Fall, re-live the pop revolution at the Seattle Art Museum.

Pop Departures presents the bold visions of American Pop artists, including the works of icons such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, and Claes Oldenburg. Opening Thursday, October 9th.  This exhibit investigates how artists in subsequent decades have continued to critically engage with and redefine consumer culture and the cult of celebrity.

2014 PopDepartures jamolina00Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc. With pop art, consumerism and the image culture surrounding it were put on bold display, and many artists rebelled against traditional notions of artistic style through their retooling and imitation of commercial printing techniques.

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Perhaps no artist is better known for his manipulations of the subtleties of marketing and the projection of desire than Andy Warhol. In the late 1950’s, Warhol created magazine illustrations for the upper echelon of New York society and gained experience in decorating shop windows. He was already celebrated as a highly successful illustrator before launching himself as Warhol the artist, celebrity, filmmaker, director, impresario, publisher, and self-styled pop icon.

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The exhibition takes us beyond the pioneers of Pop and to the work of subsequent generations of artists for whom Pop art has been an inspiration or a vehicle for critique. See works from the 1980s and ’90s by artists such as Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, and Richard Prince. Continue with work made in the era of digital markets and social media by Margarita Cabrera, Josephine Meckseper, and Ryan Trecartin—contemporary artists who use Pop as a point of departure.

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Pop art changed the way we consume media and redefined as a part of our market economy. What some considered a fad that would soon fade away became one of the most enduring artistic legacies of the last fifty years and its effects are still felt today. Pop Departures will blow open your notions of Pop and take you on a journey through the last 50 years of American popular culture.

If you plan on attending…

On view October 9, 2014 through January 11, 2015,
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue. Seattle, WA 98101
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Thursday
Closed on Monday & Tuesday

The Seattle Art Museum is located at the corner of 1st Avenue and Union Street, one block south of Pike Place Market. Park for up to four hours for just $6 at the 34d and steward Garage. Request a discount voucher at the SAM Ticketing Desk to use as you leave the garage. The garage is about four blocks from the Seattle Art Museum’s 1st and Union Street entrance – enter on Stewart street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. On weekends only, the same offer applies at the Russell Investment Center Garage under the Seattle Art Museum.

For more information visit: www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Connect with us!

Tweeting? Make sure you follow @arlemJM for more art updates and @GirlPowerHour for the scoop on the hottest events to help expand your social circles. Don’t forget to include the hashtags #PopDepartures #GirlPowerHour during your visit to the SAM and let us know what you think.

Until next time!

10.07 Fashion Week: An Evening of Dramatic Hair and Fashion with SEVEN

Guest Blogger Tannya Bernadette

The Illuminessence by SEVEN  show was the last of the Bellevue Fashion Week series. It was filled with over the top hair styles combined with runway worthy fashion. It was not only inspiring but eye-catching. The theme Illuminessence was clearly shown through the lighting, music, and background graphics that changed between sets. It started off [...]

10.07 First Look: Fashion Expert Bobbie Thomas and Kohl’s team up for Smart Shopping Tips

GPH Founder Darnell Sue

As the seasons begin to change and the weather starts to cool, it seems like a natural time to upgrade your wardrobe. But how do you stay fashionable without breaking the bank? Fashion and Beauty Expert Bobbie Thomas is teaming up with Kohl’s to share tips on how to look fashionable while shopping smart. In [...]

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