November's Fashion Fêtes

Frances May's New Flagship! The anticipated debut of 6/7 (and how they got that name)! A visit from one of Seattle's chicest shops!

By Eden Dawn November 11, 2014

Frances May's FlagShip Party
Thursday, November 13, 7 pm.
1003 SW Washington Street 

Chic West End Shop Frances May moves on up this week by taking over the bigger, brighter, and corner location on their 10th and Washington Block. Celebrate the new gorgeous space with champagne in hand as you watch BlackTop Film's mini-documentary of the evolution of Frances May. Beyond that, owner Pam Baker-Miller promises "a rad photobooth gif style, drinks, bites, and your favorite FM employees."


Baby & Co Pop Up Shop
November 14–16
Halo Shoes
938 NW Everett Street 

Seattle's high end shop Baby & Co (that our sister magazing Seattle Met are ardent supporters of) bring their modern threads to the Rose City in a one day pop-up shop at Pearl District's Halo Shoes.


Takara and Friends Winter Bash
Saturday, November 15, 4–8 pm
911 N Monrow 

Jewelry Designer Jen Goff (Takara) jumps ahead of the onslaught of holiday events to come with this first co-op bash of the season. Take a tour of goods from the likes of Takara, Solabee's flowers, Topaz, and  WildCraft Studio with snacks and drinks by Saltrose Kitchen. 

Photo credit: JD White

The Debut of Boutique 6/7
Friday, November 14, 5–9pm
811 E Burnside, #111 

Both already darlings of the local fashion scene, apparel designer Liza Rietz joins up with accessory design Emily Bixler of Boet for the launch of their new shop 6/7. Combining their skills into one gorgeous line of tailored women's wear with crocheted accents, the duo host their introductory bash this week at the new 811 space. We caught up with the two to get the scoop on the new venture.

Eden Dawn: How did you two end up together?
6/7: We first met at Content 2011. Soon after, we both moved into the OKO studios and it was there that we realized our lines had a particular kinship. We found out early on that we also share the same birthday -- which explains the name of the store: SIX/SEVEN.

What was the inspiration for the collaboration?
We had been drawn to each others work for some time and after months of pairing the jewelry with the clothing - and seeing how well they naturally played off of each other - we thought we would see what happened when we actually merged the shapes together. 

Photo credit: JD White

Do you think of 6/7 as an extension of the Rietz/Boet line or something totally different?
It feels like we are at the beginnings of the collaboration, honestly. These first pieces are a natural first step of combining our interests into one line. We are so excited for future 6/7 collections because now that we've opened up the doors to the collaborative process we have an endless supply of ideas. As we go forward, 6/7 will merge into what will feel like a separate line, influenced by the Liza Rietz and BOET lines but open to different investigations.

Will the store feature other brands as well or is it strictly 6/7 showroom?
Currently, SIX/SEVEN will house Liza Rietz clothing, BOET jewelry and sculptures and the house line 6/7 We are leaving the options open but are keeping things in house for now....oh, except for kung fu slippers.

Will it all be custom made or are you doing size runs?
We are so happy to be able to offer size runs in almost all the 6/7 designs. Additionally, we hope to always have a rotating offering of more sculptural, custom pieces available to order.

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