|Hi...I'm The Perfect Gift|
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
So when the lovely Cara Hellings of Twig Cosmetics joined the collective, I felt pretty horrible for not being able to support her line. Her packaging was adorable, her story was great and did I mention that she's super nice? I mean, she really has everything going for her! I am a horrible humanbeing for not giving her line a chance! But then I did.
|Twig Lip Stains $20|
The next day, I decided to go through the powder foundations and see if any of them were even my color. I mean, I already tried on a lip stain so might as well see if Cara did a good job with the other products in her line. I tried the "3W" powder foundation which she notes as being a warm medium color. I usually use the other powder foundation brand which advertises on tv and like the coverage that the minerals give me. Twig also gives that UV protection that a girl my age needs. I used a little on my forehead and then under my eyes. Wow! It not only does it blend really well but doesn't give me a shiny face like the other brand I thought I loved. I don't even need to use a lot because just a little dab on my brush gives me a whole lot of coverage. It didn't feel heavy so I moved on to the rest of my face and my neck. It was still morning so the big test was whether or not it can stay put all day until it's time to wash it off.
|Twig Powder Foundation $35|
The answer is YES! Not only did it stay put but it looked exactly like it did when I first put it on that morning! I am hooked! Congrats to Cara for doing an amazing job of convincing me that Twig has what it takes to make me switch brands!
Come by the store and check out Cara's line of chemical free cosmetics. The line includes lip stains, powder foundation, liquid foundation, setting powder and cheek powder. I know that Twig will make you switch from your brand just like it made me! xoxo, Sara
Friday, December 10, 2010
Aside from their hard job as a one-stop sex shop, they are sponsoring a fabulous holiday shopping event this weekend!
Come by SPUN Sustainable Collective this Saturday December 11th (because we're closed on Sunday) to receive $25 in credit for each $100 you spend! The credit is good on any purchase you make in 2011 so you have time to use it. And be sure to visit all the other wonderful shops nearby too because it's nice to support local: Holiday Shopping Weekend
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Come join us on Wednesday December 8th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at SPUN Sustainable Collective for a delicious evening with darling food writer Lorna Yee. Lorna will be sharing her experiences while writing (and developing, making and tasting recipes) "The Newlywed Kitchen".
|Yeah, and she's pretty too!|
Copies of the book will be available for sale and Lorna will be signing them just for you! The book is a collection of mouthwatering recipes mixed with love stories worth remembering. Grab one for yourself or as a holiday gift. It's not only good for newlyweds but for anyone who enjoys cooking!
Nibbles from the book and refreshments will be provided. We hope you can join us! Please RSVP here or via the Facebook invite.
To follow Lorna's culinary adventures, read up here:
http://www.seattlemag.com/ (Eat + Drink)
About "The Newlywed Kitchen" excerpt from Publishers Weekly:
"Seattle food writer and experienced entertainer Yee shared a love of cooking with her husband (the two met on Internet cooking forum eGullet), and spent their first year together writing and collecting recipes that she presents in this well-rounded collection geared to similarly-inclined newlyweds. With Seattle Bride editor Basye, Yee organizes her volume in too-cute newlywed-themed chapters like "Carry Me Over the Threshold" (starters & snacks), "Who Gets the Remote?" (comfort food), "Losing the Newlywed 15" (healthy sides), and intersperses her recipes with brief interviews of culinary couples. The collection includes some simple, tasty dishes suitable for novices, including Apple French Toast; Pancetta-Wrapped Pork with Gorgonzola Sauce; and Prosciutto, Sage and Parmesan Pinwheels, a parmesan-crusted grilled cheese destined to become a staple. On the other hand, Yee's from-scratch Chicken and Chorizo Empanadas, Orange-Cinnamon Honey Sticky Buns, and Piña Colada Pancakes with Buttered Coconut Rum Syrup call for time, patience and confidence. Fellow eGulleteers will be drawn to gourmet fare like Creamy Langoustine Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce and a Slow-Cooked Lamb Ragu, both of which prove tasty and impressive..."
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Come shop and support independent artists! Today and tomorrow (saturday) you can save on the following:
SPUN: 30% OFF
Jesica Milton: 20% OFF
The Raven & The Writing Desk greeting cards: 20% OFF
THINKNOW jewelry: 20% OFF
Valentina Vitols photography: 25% OFF
Plaid Doctrine bags: 20% OFF
TWIG cosmetics: 20% OFF
Cameron Levin: 25% OFF (sample styles only)
Weathered Silo ornaments: 20% OFF
Thank you for shopping local and we hope to see you soon!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
RSVP on Facebook
If you're not in town, you can follow the fun on Twitter by searching #SPUNsc
Thanks again for believing in us! We can't wait to celebrate with you.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The sole photographer of the SPUN Sustainable Collective, Valentina hails from Caracas. It was in Caracas where she decided to follow her passion: become a full-time travel and documentary photographer and creative writer. An avid traveler, she volunteers as a Photography Instructor for children and youth at Esperanza Viva, a home for youth in Puebla, Mexico, through Aver School. Also, she's gathered documentary work from Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Costa Rica, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, United Kingdom, Venezuela and the US.
Valentina has worked with clients in Caracas, Miami, Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Vancouver BC and London, UK. Her work has been shown in several cities in the United States and in Caracas, and published by Helio Magazine (Peru), Restaura Magazine (Chile), Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan (online), Edible Seattle (online) and Refrigerator Soup. She also published a book, “Buenos Aires, Diario de Viaje”, in 2008.
Currently, the Seattle resident conducts photographic tours in Seattle for Shutter Tours. She makes sure she is always surrounded by good, warm coffee, chocolate, farmers market, great chefs and food lovers and water to enjoy with her husband Ryan.
That's not Ryan.
Valentina will always be surrounded by great company at the Collective. Happy to have you!
All photos by Valentina Vitols, except for the photo of Valentina Vitols. That one's by Zubair Lawrence.
Friday, November 5, 2010
We're open 11:00am - 7:00pm daily.
Our grand opening launch party is next Wednesday, November 10th from 6:00 - 9:00p.m.
More details and RSVP on Facebook!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Let's keep this train rollin and introduce you to another member of the Collective. This amazing lady takes her style and creative eye to something practical yet incredibly hard to find in fashionable, trendy form.
I present to you Suzanne Park and Plaid Doctrine!
Plaid Doctrine founder Suzanne Park is on a mission to rid the world of boring, black, clunky laptop bags.
The Plaid Doctrine debut collection features vintage-inspired bags built for modern times — with high performance fabrics (made from recycled bottles) and prime vegetable-tanned leather. Using water- and stain-resistant materials, they don’t have the “recycled look” suffered by other eco-conscious bags.
Suzanne’s collection also includes locally sewn, eco-friendly iPad sleeves and purse organizers.
To minimize its carbon footprint, nearly all of Plaid Doctrine’s materials are sourced domestically, and 100% of its goods are manufactured in the USA.
Suzanne lives in Kirkland, loves Cadbury Mini Eggs, and wishes she was a better banjo player.
You are doing the tech-savvy, stylish world a great favor, Suzanne. THANK YOU!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
While Sara is busy teetering on the edge of madness, I'm stepping in as HBIC (head bloggess in charge) to fill you in on all the greatness that is coming to SPUN Sustainable Collective. Sara is one of my nearest and dearest friends and it's my pleasure to be blogging for all of you who are supporting her as well. I'm so happy to see her making her dream a reality and could not be any more honored to guest blog for her. HI!
Cameron Levin is a Seattle-based fashion designer and fashion writer. She designs couture cocktail dresses and ballgowns that are all hand-draped and made out of fine, natural and sustainable fabrics. She has been featured in Seattle Magazine, Seattle Fashion Week, Seattle Met Magazine blog, the Seattle Art Museum and her "Jewels" collection was featured in an oil painting series by popular Seattle city-scape and portrait artist, Ethan Jack Harrington. Her newest collect, Yarok, Hebrew for "green", will be featured in the 3rd annual EcoLavish Fashion Show, the Pacific Northwest's only "green" fashion show - and now you can find her designs at SPUN Sustainable Collective.
photo by Arthur Schwab. model: Anna Cain
Cameron works exclusively with fine, natural textiles, and hand-sculpts and constructs her own designs. All garments are available in any size, with the requisite of a client fitting. Prices vary. She is also available for select commission works.
photo by Arthur Schwab. model: Anna Cain
Cameron's got you covered for all of your holiday party hopping this season. Check out her collections online - then swoop into the store and view her designs up close & personal!
Monday, October 18, 2010
So I'm really not sure whether or not the store will be ready by November 1st (original launch date) but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Don't worry, you'll be the first to know once I've got this date nailed down. In the meantime, here's some pics of the store as it stands today:
|We have lights!|
|The dressing room is going to be amazing.|
What do you think of the store so far?
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Hailing from San Jose, California, Jesica Milton moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. Three years later, in 2008, she founded her sustainable women's day to evening wear company with an emphasis on femininity, minimalism and versatility. Her line has been featured in Seattle Magazine as the featured 2009 Seamless in Seattle winner, Seattle Metropolitan, Lucky Magazine & Audrey Magazine. Jesica's collection is manufactured locally in Seattle, Washington. In a conscious effort to reduce our environmental impact, she purchases surplus fabric from larger manufacturers, and has also instituted a textile recycling program. Fabric left over from garment production is sent away to be recycled into paper, mattress batting and carpets. Larger pieces are given new life as cummerbund belts.
|Jesica Milton Cummerbund Belt|
Not only will you be able to purchase the JM Cummerbund Belt at SPUN Sustainable Collective, but she will also be featuring her best selling Sweetheart Dress and Interlock Top (my personal favorite):
|Jesica Milton Sweetheart Dress|
|Jesica Milton Interlock Top|