showtime

On Tuesday night, I attended the aLIVE Fashion Show to benefit the Seattle YWCA Dress for Success program and World Relief Seattle. Held at an airy, modern venue in the Westlake area, it was a fun benefit show for two very worthy non-profits in Seattle: ‘multicultural’, ‘repurposed’ and ’empowering women’ were the themes of the evening and of the fashion sent down the runway. As always, one of my absolute...

for Jeret

My first memories of Jeret Peterson are from soon after I had moved to Boise in the summer of 1996. He was in the percussion section with me in junior high band, and we had such fun just goofing off and, well, acting like 15-year-olds: he would do standing backflips upon request to entertain everyone during band class, and he dazzled the group of junior high friends with his mad...

you’re doing it wrong

Despite what some of you may think based on the occasional snark I like to heap on certain trends and baffling sartorial choices, I don’t like making sweeping generalizations about people’s character based on their appearance. I really don’t. I really, REALLY don’t want to seem judgmental here, but here’s a universal truth: when you present yourself a certain way, people are going to make certain assumptions about you. This...