Technology Jobs are Out There

Listening to national reports about the job market, it’s easy to think the news is all bad. But there are some bright spots, most notably in the technology sector, where there is actually a shortage of skilled workers.  Demand for positions like software developers, computer programmers and database administrators is expected to grow almost 14 percent in Washington state over the next five years, outpacing the national demand by several...


Wali Collins: he’s not only funny, he’s Fashionable

NYC Comedian, Author and Entrepreneur Wali Collins has done more than create a popular movement around his Y'NEVANO Book of ENCOURAGEMENTS.  He has created a line of apparel that includes T-shirts, sweats, underwear, and accessories such as wristbands and baseball caps, all to remind you to live a regret-less life in the Y’NEVANO state of mind. The apparel line is one more extension of the growing Y’NEVANO...


Dr. Gaboriau’s Insight on Beauty

The 40s are the new 30s! Some would say that the 40s are the new 20s! Regardless of the statement, the reality is that women and men have never felt as young as they do today and they have a strong desire to look as beautiful as the feel on the inside. The key is not to look like you’re in your ‘20s; it’s about embracing your age and incorporating some solutions in order to meet your specific needs and desired results.

An...


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...