loud and proud

This past Sunday, Seattle Out & Proud hosted the Pride Festival and Parade, and it was, not surprisingly, a complete spectacle of amazingness combined with partial nudity. It was truly a joyous occasion that promoted unity, equality and love for all people and families, and I was lucky enough to march in the parade along with my VamoLa! bandmates. The real beauty of the day was that, short of being...

a night at the museum

On June 10th, the Seattle Art Museum hosted its ‘SAM Remix’ party for the closing of the Nick Cave exhibit, and it was most definitely a sight to see. Seattle is unique in that its ‘art crowd’ extends much further beyond the older set on the list of regular donors to folks of all ages, professions, and walks of life, who all gathered at SAM’s main building at 1st and...

a(nother) bad thing

I never thought I’d say this (again), but… I wore the fiesta pants in public. This actually happened a couple of weeks ago, but I was reticent to post this because of the inevitable shame it would bring upon me and my spotless sartorial reputation (snark, snark). To be fair, “public” was a park during a weeknight at a samba band rehearsal, so I feel like if there is an...

be true to your school

As a proud alumna of the University of Oregon, Seattle is perhaps one of the least accepting places to let my freak green-and-yellow colors fly. Nevertheless, I flaunt the big ‘O’ all over town, which gets a few sneers, but for every stink eye I get three or four smiles and high-fives from fellow Ducks. Big hattip to Melanie F. for scoping this sweet pair of heels, inspired by the...

more workplace inspiration

This is Therese, a particularly hip and fun co-worker of mine who, as evidenced below, knows how to rock an outfit: (dress, Prada; tan bag, Max Mara) Therese recently named herself President and Chief Overlord of Therekistan, her own country within her cubicle, where anything goes and all things fun are encouraged. A self-professed lover of fashion, keeping fit, and adult sleepovers, her enthusiasm for life and endless pursuit of...