fashion http://kuow.org en Miss Universe's National Costume Show Raids International Feather Supply http://kuow.org/post/miss-universes-national-costume-show-raids-international-feather-supply Two years back, we noted that Miss USA's costume at the Miss Universe National Costume Show was a mashup of tradition and vulgarity: <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/09/12/140393849/miss-usa-goes-for-subtlety-with-her-national-costume-for-miss-universe" target="_blank">"like crossing the Delaware to go to Hooters."</a><p>This year's costume show was Sunday night, and like the entire Miss Universe bash this year, it was in Russia. The U.S. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:15:51 +0000 Linda Holmes 23393 at http://kuow.org Miss Universe's National Costume Show Raids International Feather Supply Chocolate Fashions Make For A Truly Sweet Little Black Dress http://kuow.org/post/chocolate-fashions-make-truly-sweet-little-black-dress If you find yourself sauntering down the runway wearing 40 pounds of chocolate, don't sweat it. Seriously — you might find yourself dripping on the audience.<p>So warns Fiona Bitmead, one of 10 models who showed off edible chocolate creations Friday night at the <a href="http://www.salonduchocolat.co.uk/accueil.aspx" target="_blank">Salon du Chocolat</a> in London. Five handlers helped her get dressed.<p>"[I] had to worry about a dress melting on me!" she says. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:29:26 +0000 Amy Guttman 22459 at http://kuow.org Chocolate Fashions Make For A Truly Sweet Little Black Dress Girls Gone Mild, Surfing, And Fantasy Fiction http://kuow.org/post/girls-gone-mild-surfing-and-fantasy-fiction <p><strong>Girls Gone Mild: Demands For Modest Fashion</strong></p><p>In 2004, an 11-year-old girl in Redmond wrote a letter to Nordstrom complaining that the choice of clothing available to her was too revealing; midriff shirts, low-riding pants. Today many still worry about the revealing clothing options for young girls. KUOW’s Steve Scher talked with Dr. Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at the University of Washington, and Laura Portolese Dias, an instructor of business administration&nbsp;now at Central Washington University, about where these trends come from and where to find modest clothing for children.</p><p><strong>Surfing: Pacific Northwest Style</strong></p><p>Frankie Avalon surfed in every beach party movie he made while Annette Funicello looked on lovingly. The movie "Blue Crush<em>"</em> profiled a bunch of girls who surfed competitively. Even Elvis surfed in one of his movies. But none of them surfed in the Pacific Northwest, which has the best swells in the world according to a study by legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau. The Pacific Northwest also has notoriously cold water, but that's not the worst of a surfer's worries compared to the strong currents and undertows. Marcie Sillman talked with Bobby Arzadon, owner and founder of the Perfect Wave Shop in Kirkland, and Eric Fleming, then middle school art teacher and longboard surfer, about surfin’ in the PNW.</p><p><strong>The Allure Of Fantasy</strong></p><p>Authors Terry Brooks and Greg Keyes have sold millions of copies of books. Both writers have legions of fans around the nation and the world, and both are part of a parallel universe of fantasy and science fiction: "Star Wars," "Star Trek," "The Lord of the Rings;" the list could go on and on. In 2004, Steve Scher talked with Brooks and Keyes about writing, working with George Lucas and the lasting allure of fantasy.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 weekday 18521 at http://kuow.org Girls Gone Mild, Surfing, And Fantasy Fiction Technology You Can Wear http://kuow.org/post/technology-you-can-wear <p>There’s been a lot of buzz about wearable technology — computing capabilities you can wear — for at least a decade. Digital wrist bands that monitor physical activity are becoming more common. Products like Google Glass, Apple iWatch and Nike+ FuelBand are in the pipeline. The problem is, in terms of fashion, wearable tech has always been a little too geeky. But that may be changing. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:39:14 +0000 Amber Cortes 10801 at http://kuow.org Technology You Can Wear 'A Lovely Feeling': Celebrating Older Women With Fabulous Style http://kuow.org/post/lovely-feeling-celebrating-older-women-fabulous-style <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4rppAHskqQ</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:15:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 10695 at http://kuow.org 'A Lovely Feeling': Celebrating Older Women With Fabulous Style Stacy London’s Terrifying Message For Seattle: Style Matters http://kuow.org/post/stacy-london-s-terrifying-message-seattle-style-matters <p>Stacy London believes that personal style matters, and she’s made a career of coaching people on how to look their best. As a co-host of the TV show What Not To Wear and a fashion consultant for various media outlets, London stresses that style is more about feeling great than wearing the hottest trends.</p><p><br>She turns the mirror on herself in her new book, “The Truth About Style,” and shares some truths behind her personal style. &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>"The Truth About Style" Book Promotion</strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/M4taxkp7TaE</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:46:22 +0000 David Hyde 1947 at http://kuow.org Stacy London’s Terrifying Message For Seattle: Style Matters