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By TIMI GUSTAFSON, R.D.
Making resolutions at the turn of the year is a time-honored, albeit tiring, custom. It basically forces you to admit you were wrong to indulge in all these wonderful dinner parties and …

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Making it work
August 30, 2013 – | Comments Off
Making it work

BY KEEGAN PROSSER // Fashion photos by Nate Gowdy
For the second year in a row the Bellevue Collection will present it’s Independent Designer Runway Show (IDRS) as part of Bellevue Fashion Week, and as the big …

Fashionable fingertips
May 3, 2013 – | Comments Off
Fashionable fingertips

BY GABRIELLE NOMURA
Caela Bailey knows good art. The Seattle-based chanteuse, dancer and all around-entertainer, has been been performing and touring with her family’s vaudeville troupe, The Royal Famille DuCaniveaux, since she was 2. That’s why …

Introducing: Kim Brooks Style
April 4, 2013 – | Comments Off
Introducing: Kim Brooks Style

STORY AND PHOTOS BY KEEGAN PROSSER
Bellevue resident Kim Brooks has been interested in fashion since she was old enough to buy magazines and clothes.
“I spent all my money on that,” says the self-proclaimed “bartender of …

Eastside businesses help find THE LOOK
February 25, 2013 – | Comments Off
Eastside businesses help find THE LOOK

BY ROSE DENNIS
Television viewers got a look at THE LOOK in February, a reality competition in which 10 local fashion designers vied for a chance to win money to expand their design business, upcoming editorial …

Shades of fall
October 10, 2012 – | Comments Off
Shades of fall

BY ALYSON ANDREWS
www.crushingonclothes.com
With summer coming to an end (even though it feels like it just started here in the Pacific Northwest) and fall approaching, that means boots, pumpkin spice lattes and berry red lips.
When the …

Why the spa biz stays afloat in a sinking economy
January 24, 2012 – | Comments Off
Why the spa biz stays afloat in a sinking economy

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By Tiffany Vu | Courtesy Photos
More than three years have now passed since the beginning of the economic recession — three years in which families and businesses throughout the region have found themselves cutting …

The risks and rewards of plastic surgery
January 23, 2012 – | Comments Off
The risks and rewards of plastic surgery

In search of a better body, millions of people are choosing plastic surgery. But here’s what you should know before spending the big bucks and taking your chances under the knife
By Gabrielle Nomura

Mother-daughter team brings fresh approach to salon biz
July 26, 2011 – | Comments Off
Mother-daughter team brings fresh approach to salon biz

Ronna Plourd always knew her young daughter, Nicolette Plourd, would grow up to become a hair stylist, especially when the family Poodle, a curly-haired pooch, ended up with a very short trim.
“Luckily, she didn’t cut …

Rosaline Hampton grand opening packs the house
May 19, 2011 – | Comments Off
Rosaline Hampton grand opening packs the house

Fashion stylist Rosaline Hampton and team unveiled their brand new location in Bellevue on Saturday night to a packed house of loyal clients and fans during an extravagant grand opening celebration. Guests posed on the …

Perfect the ‘natural look’ for spring
May 4, 2011 – | Comments Off
Perfect the ‘natural look’ for spring

Joelle Russo, Northwest beauty director for Nordstrom, shares tricks of the trade for perfecting a spring look. Get the products she mentions in-store at 100 Bellevue Square or online at www.nordstrom.com.
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