Madina Vadache: Pure Drama

Madina Vadache is all about blending art and fashion to create garments of great dramatic proportioning, structural beauty and provocative allure.   An exquisite attention to detail is the signature of every Madina Vadache piece, whether it is a custom designed wedding gown, a simple blouse or a hand painted silk T-shirt.  Vadache says she finds inspiration in all things beautiful but she does more than blend art and fashion, she is an...


Attitude

There are books and blogs on the how-to’s of networking.  You can learn the art of starting a conversation and ending a conversation.  You can learn when and how to offer your business card and when not to.  You can get tips on selecting a group to break into at a cocktail party and then how to break into the group.  And you can get advice on how to construct your ‘elevator pitch’ and tag line.

But none of this will matter if you...


Digital Strategy for Fashion

Fashion is visual, emotional, as well as tactile.  Add internal and external perception factors, and fashion is a world unto itself.  Fashion has embraced digital, to great benefit.  What is the brand story, what content is best to distribute – and how so?  The emotional factors are huge: visual combined with brand reputation.  Other aspects come into play: product quality, material, location of manufacture, and the look itself.  Creativity...


Miss Washington Gets Wrapped at the Paule Attar Salon

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a beauty queen is all about?  Mandy Schendel  recently visited the Paule Attar Salon and Spa in Bellevue to receive the royal beauty treatment.  Her visit started with a Anti-Toxin Body Wrap with Green Coffee* and continued with full makeup and hair styling that was captured in a deluxe photo shoot by world renown luxury photographer Ilya Moshenskiy. As Miss Washington in the Miss America...


Monir Zandghoreishi has Got “The Look”

In the fashion industry, Seattle is a well known incubator for startup apparel companies and up-and-coming designers. Now Monir Zanghoreishi, Program Chair for Fashion and Fashion Merchandising at the International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT-Seattle), is the power behind the new Seattle-based fashion reality show called The Look that takes ten promising designers and puts them through the rigors of four creative design...


Le Yin Extraordinary Dancer and Teacher

Le Yin is from Nan Chang, China. In 1989, the Beijing Dance Academy auditioned several hundred children in his hometown and he was one of two chosen. Le Yin began his formal training there and continued his training with the Houston Ballet Academy. When he first arrived in Houston, he was only beginning to learn English. Soon he became a principal dancer with the Houston Ballet.

From 2002 until 2007, he was a principal dancer...


Ballerina Julie Tobiason on True Beauty

Through my years as a performing artist, I have learned some important lessons about business, life, and beauty. Until I had children and began teaching, coaching, mentoring and lecturing, having the ability to inspire an audience by being in the performing arts has been my whole life. Being a dancer is much different from being in other art forms. If you are a sculptor or a painter, you are creating art on some other medium than on your...


Suggested Readings about the current economy

“What’s the Economy For Anyway?” by John De Graaf and David K.Batker http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Economy-For-Anyway-Happiness/dp/1608195155

"Coin and Precious Metal Values 2010: Trends, Deals, and Predictions for the Smart Investor" by Jim Kingsland http://tinyurl.com/c9lpxv

“The Big Short” by...