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I have found a real appreciation for local businesses thanks to my time living in Seattle. My fashion roots started in Ohio where supporting local business isn't as big of a deal as it is in the Pacific North West. Since my move I have found a new respect for those who've created a brand and make clothes by hand. I recently had the opportunity to meet Victoria, the woman behind Kheops.

Her story is a little different from most I've met; she recently moved to Seattle from Europe in hopes of making a name for herself and her clothing line. Back home her brand is well known and has sold hundreds of pieces, so you might be asking yourself why she chose to move to Seattle. Not knowing much English, she decided to move to an area where she already had a network of friends and family who could help her make this the perfect starting point.

40 plus looks; 3 models in 8 hours! It was humbling to be a part of something so fabulous. You can only see five looks here but you still see just how versatile she is. Something fun, sophisticated, short, long, fitted, and loose- she has made all of this and even more! I love how unique the clothes are, not like anything you may see on the runway. A one stop clothing shop with various kinds of fabrics, all sorts of colors and various styles of clothing. Kheops is set to launch their website at the beginning of May but for now you can follow all of her adventures and new designs on Instagram and Facebook!

Photographer: Tereza Janakova / Makeup: Taylour Chanel

Love Beatrice

Just as I was getting ready to say goodbye to summer, Seattle weather decided to warm up again. It has gone from mid 50s up to low 80s within a week's time, which has turned my closet into a hot mess of sundresses and winter jackets!

Shana Bea, a local bag designer from Los Angeles, California and founder of Love Beatrice, recently contacted me about a project.

I was asked to create some looks that showed who I am, my style, and to accessorize with my new Alani clutch in black and burgundy. I've said it once and I'll say it again- my style has a mind of its own. I stuck to a simple but fun summer look by pairing my favorite yellow print pants with the new black clutch.

Last fall I went thrift shopping in downtown Seattle and came across this fur coat and I immediately fell in love. I had New York Fashion Week on my mind while putting together the second look. Always aiming to be classy but never wanting to blend in, I put together a little black dress with the coat and burgundy Alani bag.

The prices on her merchandise range from $20 to $65. Insert excited emoji here! Bags at that price are a deal- so go check it out!

Photographer:Jonathan Sumolang/ Makeup:Naima Hashim/ Clutches: Love Beatrice