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Julie Wray is the founder of Olivine Atelier and creates luxe perfumes that not only smell divine but encourages self love. Last year, she debuted a new fragrance each month from her 13 Moons Perfume Collection, celebrating feminine power (often associated with the number 13) in a series of enchanting names such as Golden, Frost and Mermaid Moon. The final fragrance launches on January 12, and while Wray is keeping the scent a secret, she let us know that â€śit was created for anyone that feels a need to be on the beach in January.â€ť
Swing by this fashion-focused showroom in University Village.
Sydney Mintle is the tour de force behind Gossip & Glamour, a boutique fashion PR agency that represents and builds Seattle area fashion and beauty brands. Since launching her business 10 years ago Mintle has been a fixture in the local fashion scene and recently opened a new office showroom (open 9am-1pm) in University Village that features her clientâ€™s products. If you love supporting local (and want to discover the latest in local style) feel free to swing by.
And while youâ€™re there, pick up some skincare for the guys.
K Banana popped up in University Village just over a year ago and quickly secured a permanent spot in the shopping center earlier this year. The storeâ€™s brightly colored interior has attracted many skincare enthusiasts looking to shop the curated selection of Korean beauty productsâ€”from serums to face masksâ€”that promise a wide array of benefits. Founder Liz Kang Yates recently added The Wolf Project, an edgy new skincare brand created for men, to her shelves. For the guy looking to #glowup this year, three products are available: a creamy charcoal cleanser, quick absorbing facial lotion and jet black sheet masks.