Archive for January, 2009

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Fashion in Seattle – Atsui Tokyo

January 30, 2009

Should a clothing store depict local style, or should a sophisticated & authentic boutique integrate International and imported fashions?

—– Here’s the catch (for those local), Seattle fashion consists of North Face & Patagonia.  Good if your in the Himalaya’s but not good enough to be deemed fashion —–

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Atsui Tokyo – is a boutique that displays sophistication & authenticity.  Tucked in a basement-like space off Madison St., Atsui’s clothing labels live up to the store thesis:  “Cutting-Edge Designer Fashion from, Tokyo, Japan for Men & Women.”  If the bright red A-board on 1st St. doesn’t capture your attention, then the selection will!    They stock brands like Mr. Olive, Man of Moods, Hysteric, Cookie Fortune and Filly O’Lynx.  Labels that any proper Japanese fashionista would adore!   Not familiar with such brands?! 

That is exactly why this is a Stevon Selection, as well as trying to assist Atsui Tokyo in their appeal to integrate International and imported Fashion to Seattle.  The atmosphere is nothing like that of a basement, especially with the perpetual “Poppy-Dancelike” Tokyo Cruise Compilation CD playing in the background.  After shopping here it will really make you say “I think I (wanna) Turn Japanese!”

Jay – the man of the shop adds a welcoming shopping environment while keeping the clothing labels current and specific.  His knowledge is intimidating…but inspiring.  Check out some of the information on the Atsui blog!  It certainly contrasts the ideolog, “fashion for fashion sake” (Oscar Wilde’s famous “Art for art’s sake” quote).  After reading the Why Japanese Denim?  blog entry and the numerous reasons explaining How Japanese Selvage denim is much more than just jeans, you begin to understand the art and precision to such clothing, which truely may be deemed fashion. 

Masako, who is usually present on the weekends adds the female touch to the store while ensuring a variety of womens clothing, especially in petite sizes.  Ladies who follow/read/look at stevonselects now you have reason to visit Atsui!  When talking with her I was informed that they receive many online sales due to fashionista’s searching for a particular brand.  Shoppers come from London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and more – which goes to show that people come virtually from around the world to visit an online store (which is only half as good as the real thing), a store that we in Seattle have in our backyard! 

If you can’t visit Tokyo anytime soon, go to Atsui!

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1.) New spring line from Man of Moods

2.) Jean selection

3.) Local Model Sean Howell in Man of Moods

Store & more can be found at: http://www.shop.atsuitokyo.com             

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Seattle / Bellevue Men’s Fashion Boutique

January 20, 2009

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MARQSMEN

I picked my favorite clothing store…closest to the computer I am working at right now.

Marqsmen.  It is in Bellevue – don’t laugh, its legitimate!  Yes, yes Belle-Gay or AfflictionLand (affliction being the clothing brand).  Whatever!   Marqsmen was featured in this years:  Esquire’s {The} Big Black Book!!

 

Marcus, the man who runs the show (and owns the store) does a fantastic  job buying as many of his labels are unique to Seattle.  His recent National and International soujourning brings back labels such as, McQ Alexander McQueen, Trovata, Jack Spade, Yohji Yamamoto & Martin Margiela.  For the usual Seattle – Bellevue crowd he carries tedious Nordstrom-like labels;  7 For All Man Kind, Rock & Republic & Earnest Sewn.   You can find more at http://marqsmen.com/

Fortunately Fashion in Seattle is expanding.  As it does, I will keep you updated on events, stores and general info. I will select the things worth your while and even those I do not particularily desire…Besides its up to each one to decide – the reason I have included polls on each post!

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Yves Saint Laurent – Cruise

January 17, 2009

Yves Saint Laurent
Cruise 2009

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soon to come – sailboats & yachts
Selections from Online Shopping Boutique
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Website Art

January 16, 2009

What I may appreciate most about fashion is that it encorporates and includes whole spectrum of the arts.  Fashion shows exhibit lighting and set design, websites parade creative graphic and visual art, while clothing is an art form itself.  With each new clothing line selected come the discovery of a new artist.

Please view this very entertaining and amusing website. 

http://www.shipley-halmos.com/fall2008/

Selections form Shipley & Halmos

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Bless Nathan’s <3

January 13, 2009

We share this love…of old cafe style racer bikes. Bless Nathan and the Italians!!!  Now watch the selection of sweet oldschool riding!

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IDS – Designers Remix Collection

January 13, 2009

International Designer Showcase

Designer:  Charlotte Eskildsen

Country: Denmark

Collection: Ready to Wear Spring Summer 09

Scandinavian clothing line designer, Designers Remix Collection, is said to be inspired by the unpredictability of women making for an “edgy and slightly askew” style.

Recently Ms. Eskildsen was nominated as the “Best Danish Designer” by her fashion peers and received the first Dansk Fashion Award.

“My designs are for positive, sophisticated women with poise and power…I love to intermingle different design elements in a way that re-defines femininity. And to give women a new reason for feeling beautiful.”

New reason for feeling beautiful?  Don’t all new clothes do that, ladies?

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Sticker Sightings

January 10, 2009

  On my recent visit to Los Angeles I saw random postings of the stevonselects.com stickers,  from Hollywood to Santa Monica…checkit

If you had not received my announcement that SS stickers have been released and would like to receive some, please contact me.