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Fancy gowns are made out of car dashboard material

One auto supplier is taking the term "ready to wear" to a whole new level.Inteva Products LLC commissioned a fashion designer to produce four gowns using the same thermoplastic material the maker of engineered components and systems places in the instrument panel...

Date: 01/24/2016 | Nation & World

What was going on with Sarah Palin’s sweater?

Sarah Palin returned to center stage of a presidential campaign Tuesday -- a few years older but still wearing her signature rimless eyeglasses. Her auburn hair is bouncier. And her keen ability to capture the spotlight is not at all diminished.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Off the Wire

Fashionista touts fleece-lined tights

The headline by Mill Creek blogger Anne Dofelmier says it all: “Fleece Lined Tights: I’m Obsessed.”

Date: 01/10/2016 | Life

Something for everyone

It's wedding show season — go traditional or find something wild

Date: 01/09/2016 | Life

‘The male-centric salon’

A Bothell spa for men features beer on tap ... and much more

Date: 01/05/2016 | Whats Up With That?

Fashion 2015: A little more diverse, a lot more naked

As 2015 recedes into the distance, it’s easier to get a full-length, wide-angle view of the year’s fashion in all of its lace-trim, Yeezy Boost, technical cashmere-filled Instagrams. What were the events that resonated? What did they mean? And did we look good as it was all unfolding?

Date: 01/01/2016 | Entertainment

Speculate on a new pair of specs

Have some flexible spending bucks to spend in 2015? The days are running out to use it or lose it.It just might be time for a new pair of specs. Or get an extra pair, just in case.

Date: 12/27/2015 | Life

Fashion flannel: It can be done

Flannel shirts with jewelry and heels?Yep.Flannel up with a blazer, pearl earrings, pencil skirt and even a wedding dress.Get out of your jeans-and-boots rut and check out some new ways to wear flannel shirts by Mill Creek blogger Anne Dofelmier.

Date: 12/27/2015 | Life

Fashion designer Mariuccia Mandelli, creator of ‘hot pants,’ dies at 90

Mariuccia Mandelli, an Italian fashion designer who electrified the runway with short shorts known as “hot pants,” knitwear whimsically emblazoned with animals and pantsuits for the modern, yet feminine, working woman, died Dec. 6 at her home in Milan. She was 90.

Date: 12/13/2015 | Nation & World

‘Star Wars’ stuff that’s out of this world

LOS ANGELES — Right now, in a store not too far away, there is a galaxy of new merchandise connected to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Date: 12/13/2015 | Life

Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyGalleries/Museums

Date: 12/11/2015 | Entertainment

Mr. T's attire

Everett's Stanley Thomas makes sure he's always lookin' good

Date: 11/24/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyEventsSteven Markussen: The Snohomish County Music Project will host the visual artist Steven Markussen at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Northwest Music Hall, located inside the...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

Teen fashionistas on ‘Project Runway Junior’ make it work

NEW YORK — Tim Gunn said he was apprehensive about participating in a bite-size version of “Project Runway” featuring teen designers as young as 13.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Life

Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyEventsNorthwest Artists' Holiday Show: The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. More than 50 local artists...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Entertainment

exhibits & galleries

Snohomish CountyEvents

Date: 10/09/2015 | Entertainment

Popular Arts of the Terrace juries show begins Saturday

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — The 37th annual Arts of the Terrace juried show has attracted work from artists who live as far away as Arkansas.

Date: 09/25/2015 | Entertainment

galleries and exhibits

Snohomish CountyEvents

Date: 09/25/2015 | Entertainment

Rami Malek, star of the USA hit TV show, is ready to start dressing like an adult

“Could you imagine Elliot going shopping?”Rami Malek is talking about the black hoodie, the one his complicated character, cybersecurity whiz Elliot Alderson, wears for almost the entirety of the first season of USA Network’s breakout series Mr. Robot.

Date: 08/30/2015 | Entertainment

Your guide to fair fun

The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe opens today

Date: 08/27/2015 | Local News

Mariner H.S. limits professional sports attire to Seattle teams

EVERETT — Mariner High School students who want to wear professional sports team colors better stick to those used by Seattle's home teams.A new addition to the school's dress code bans students from wearing non-Seattle pro sports gear. The ban is an attempt to keep...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Local News

Sunglasses you’ll never be without

It’s August and you’ve surely lost your sunglasses. Well, check out these shades from Nectar.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Life

First deaf contestant competes on ‘America’s Next Top Model’

To hear Nyle DiMarco tell it, his rapid rise in the modeling world has been pretty much accidental.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Entertainment

I wore shorts to the office and nothing will ever be the same

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Men’s office attire needs to change.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Life

Comfy or fancy, shirtdresses fit

It’s summertime and the living is easy. So, too, is the fashion. One of our fave looks for summer: shirt dresses. Here are five shirt dresses perfect for summer and the summer-to-fall transition. For an instant outfit, just add a pair of tennis shoes or sandals.

Date: 07/26/2015 | Life

$1 million reward for Judy Garland slippers

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million reward for credible information leading to the pair of Judy Garland's sequined, ruby red slippers stolen from a museum in her Minnesota hometown.The late actress wore the slippers in "The Wizard of...

Date: 07/11/2015 | Off the Wire

Cool clothing to shield your skin

Lather on the shirt, hat and tunic.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Life

Hottest trend in sandals is not-so-heavy metal

One of the biggest shoe trends for the summer of 2015 is metallic sandals. They’re airy, lightweight and free, yet the metallic hue gives them a burst of edginess and glam.Here are three under $55.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Life

Birdies, bogies, beautiful

Forget ugly, golf fashion is colorful and comfortable

Date: 06/14/2015 | Life

Wear white at will

Old rules don't apply; white pants work anytime

Date: 05/24/2015 | Life

Target tops Wal-Mart in race for turnaround

NEW YORK — Target is beating Wal-Mart in the race to beef up sales.

Date: 05/20/2015 | Business Wire

Wrist candy

Sure, the Apple Watch dazzles, but do you need one?

Date: 05/17/2015 | Life

Frederick’s of Hollywood closes retail stores

LOS ANGELES — Frederick’s of Hollywood Group Inc., a Los Angeles lingerie brand that struggled to compete with rival Victoria’s Secret, has closed all of its stores and will do business only online.

Date: 04/17/2015 | Business Wire

Precision skill

Eyebrow threading is growing in popularity here

Date: 04/07/2015 | Life

French Parliament approves measure against anorexic models

PARIS — In one of the most image-conscious cities on earth, France's Parliament has moved to make it a crime to use anorexic models or encourage anorexia, as authorities try to crack down on the glorification of dangerously thin women.Other countries including Israel...

Date: 04/04/2015 | Nation & World

Pastel shades shine bright this summer

If you're picking up some sunglasses to lighten your mood, pale and pastel shades are outshining brights this year. Think blush, lemon and mint from Garrett Leight ($315-$375, or peach and pink from Etnia Barcelona's "Wild Love in Africa" collection...

Date: 03/29/2015 | Life

Five fashion trends on a budget

From flare leg pants to rock festival chic, spring's big fashion statements are daring and fun to wear. But since these trends may only be sticking around for a season, don't break the bank when trying them. Turn to wearable (and affordable) versions that incorporate the hits, without...

Date: 03/29/2015 | Life

Williams chosen as fashion icon of the year

NEW YORK — Pharrell Williams, fond of high hats and fabulous shoes, will be honored as a fashion icon by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Date: 03/20/2015 | Life

Shirt makes any workout an extra challenge

Former world boxing champ Keith Holmes knew when he came up with the idea for a "resistance shirt," it could be a knockout.Resistance bands are helpful for training, but people have trouble adjusting them and they don't always seem sanitary.So Holmes...

Date: 03/01/2015 | Life

Red carpet turns serious actresses into mere fashion plates

Lupita Nyong'o picked up an Oscar last year for her searing portrayal of a scarred captive in "12 Years a Slave." But many in the Academy Awards audience — just reminded of the misery depicted in a film clip — must have felt a bit mixed up when the woman they...

Date: 02/19/2015 | Opinion Columnists

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