evening wear

Lookbook

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

Fashion in Seattle

The day started out as most adventure days do, with hair and makeup being done. I got to work with Rosaline Hampton Salon and Dawson & Deveraux- two power teams, both run by women.

Sophie Karen created Dawson & Deveraux last March after finishing school just a year earlier. This formal wear is fun, edgy, and classy. If you look closely, a few of the dresses have poly-netting stitched in the piece turning drawer liner into high fashion; that’s what I call talent! The use of various types of fabric creating fun textures as well as different patterns and prints makes each of these pieces truly one of a kind. Sophie makes way more than dresses, you'll find skirts, tops, and even jackets on her website.

I started this blog with the intent of focusing on my own personal style; however, I have grown to love finding out about independent designers all around the west coast. It's nice getting to hear stories of how the brand started, the progress that has been made from start to now; and being able to be a part of the journey.

Until next time, enjoy all the pretty pieces :)

xoxo

Photographer: Megan Holloway/ Designer: Dawson & Deveraux/ HMUA: Rosaline Hampton