Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Capitol Hill Artwalk Thursday the 9th 5-8pm!

Please join us as we welcome back local jewelry and accessory designer Amy Bengtson. She will be our featured designer for this week's Capitol Hill Artwalk Thursday from 5-8pm. Come check out her holiday line of wood etched jewelry, handmade belt buckles and other gift items.

We also feature Portland based painter Rachel Austin. Her paintings on maps will be available the rest of the month at our Melrose location.

This Saturday December 11th from 12-8pm we welcome Amy Bengtson to our ballard location for an all day sale. She will be showcasing her wood jewelry and accessories all day.

Local artist/designer Frida Clements shows her winter series of wood paintings of winter wildlife.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Out of Line new fall pieces

Local designer Beki Wilson from Out Of Line dropped off some great new pieces today. Our favorites are the cute pin tucked 3/4 sleeve top that come in grey or purple.

We also love the great stitching detail on the triangle dress.

Come check out her new stuff as well as her great line skirts and other staples.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This weeks events!

This week we have two great artwalk events.
This Thursday November 11th from 5-8pm for Capitol Hill Artwalk we feature two local designers Randl and Wooly Bison. Randl will be bringing in their great notebooks, wallets and great embellished hoodies.

Wooly Bison will bring in fabulous wool bags, laptop cases, ipod cases, and small accessories. All make for great easy gift ideas that blend great design with functionality.

Jess Rees is our featured artist for November. Her detailed Feather paintings are gorgeous and start framed at $45! Another great gift idea.

Saturday November 13th from 6-9pm Randl & Wooly Bison come down to Ballard for Ballard Artwalk. We also feature Portland Artist Rachel Austin's great paintings on maps.

Stop by, enjoy refreshments and meet local designers! Shop local!

See you soon,
Tes at Velouria

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

new arrivals keep coming!

We have some amazing pieces in this autumn. New jewelry designer Niki Jacoby just dropped by with gorgeous new cut out metal earrings with antler, wing, feather and petal motifs. We also have a couple of her one of a kind necklaces and bracelets.

Also, a new batch of knit dresses, sweaters and tops by Portland based designer Varnish Clothing. We love this plum jersey dress with the ruffled neckline. Wear it layered over a thin top or with a warm cozy cardi over it. Necklace by Birna Sigurbjornsdottir and Belt by ZUZUPOP.

So many more arrivals, stop by and see what's new!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Get your fancy on!

We have a very fancy trunk show lined up for October!
Come see new arrivals by local designers Karly Orr & Liise Wyatt this Saturday October 9th from 6-9pm during Ballard Artwalk. Both designers focus on clean classic dresses with a twist. Lovely asymmetrical lines fancy up a simple cocktail dress. We will repeat the show Thursday October 14th for our Capitol Hill shoppers from 5-8pm at our Melrose location for Artwalk there!

We absolutely love this dress by Karly Orr-

Here is one of our favorite dresses by Liise Wyatt.

Also, come down for the art! This month's featured Ballard artist is Jess Rees. Her lovely feather series is up in Ballard all month.

Urban & Amy art moves to the hill for this month's artwalk. If you missed it in Ballard come see it Thursday the 14th for artwalk on Capitol Hill!

Tons of new arrivals, come check it out!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Fall Deliveries!

Today we received new clothing by Feral Childe, Lekkerlife, Una, and new jewelry by Loulu and Cara Lyndon.

We adore this new static print dress by Feral Childe. Modern and edgy but somehow has a softness that is reminiscent to vintage. Come see this style at our Melrose location. We also have an amazing more formal silk dress at our Ballard location.

We also love this new Jolie dress by local designer Una. Also very vintage lady but with the modern ease of jersey. This could be dressed up for a fancy party or dressed down with a modern slouchy cardi and some chunky boots. This one is available only at our Ballard location.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Photos from Sundays Fashion Show

For those of you that didn't make it to Sunday's Fall Fashion Vignettes, we wanted to post some of our favorite looks from the day.
First off a group shot by Karly Orr. Her Fall collection blends simple lines with gorgeous fabrics and interesting asymetrical necklines.

We adore this dress by Liise Wyatt. The diagonal cuts of the straps are so unique and flattering.

We love the ease of all the Una pieces but this dress in particular was out fave. It is so cozy but has lots of added details making this easy to dress up or down. And well, we love the hot navy and black color combo, so big for fall this year.

This jumper by Lekkerlife packs rich jewel tone colors in, and we love it as is, or paired with a thin top under. It would also be cute with an over sized sweater and boots.

All pieces available at our Capitol Hill location, so come take a peek. The racks are full with new arrivals.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Artwalk this Thursday on the hill!

Need some new special fall pieces? Come check out the fall collection by local designer Operation Stitch. Her darling fall line has a great mix of vintage inspiration with a modern twist. She will be at the shop for Artwalk 5-8pm Thursday September 9th at the Capitol Hill location.
Stop by for fashion and refreshments.
Also view paintings by the fabulous Mary Louise.

See you soon!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Velouria Fall Fashion Show Vignettes

Hi there,

Looking for some fall fashion inspiration? Well mark your calendars! Sunday September 12th throughout the afternoon in between live music performances we are showing off 4 amazing local designer's fall collections at the Melrose Block Party. The show will start around 12:30pm right outside our Capital Hill store on the stage and run throughout the afternoon before and after bands perform. In between segments enjoy BBQ by Sitka and Spruce, shop local produce stands, and listen to great local bands booked by our favorite record store, Sonic Boom Records.
This years featured designers include- Una, Lekkerlife, Karly Orr and Liise Wyatt.
So come down and enjoy the last days of summer and get ready for fall.
Velouria will be open and offering special deals for the block party, so stop by!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

new fall goodies, oh my!

Not to rush you, but fall goodies are arriving daily.
This week's arrivals are the amazing new Queen Bee Fall line of bags and wallets.
The new colors are a mix of deep plums, browns, greys, blues and if you need a little color to brighten the gloomy days sage green.
Come see her new styles.

Also new dresses by Mae. Her versatile line of dresses has the right blend of style and ease. Dress them up or keep it casual by changing up your accessories.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Artwalk time is here again!

Wow, this summer is flying by!

This week we have double artwalk fun featuring Alisha Louise coming up from Portland with her gorgeous line of enamel jewelry. We are especially excited about her new Modern Crest series. Come check out her new line and see the rest of her collection.

Also featured Mary Louise pendants. Her jewelry has vintage inspired settings filled with reproductions of her fine art paintings. Sealife, animals and birds are her usual themes. We love the resin coating that gives it a glossy finish. Both designers are featured Thursday August 12th from 5-8 for Capitol Hill Artwalk and then again Saturday August 14th for Ballard Artwalk from 6-9pm. For the Capitol Hill Artwalk we show intricate pen and ink drawings by Brigida Swanson and for Ballard Artwalk we show whimsical paintings by Mary Silva (the artist behind Mary Louise Jewelry.)

Also, we are running a 20%off sale on marked down items through August. Been eyeballing that summer dress but need a deal, say no more!
Fall arrivals will start trickling in starting this week, so come see what's new!
Want a preview of our faves for Fall? Mark you calendar. Sunday September 12th we will showcase several local designers during our Fall Fashion Vignettes during the Melrose Block Party. More info coming soon!

Stop by and say hi!
xoxoTes at Velouria

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sidewalk Sale on Now!

It's that time again for Velouria's Annual Sidewalk Sale.
Come by either store, and check out the greatly reduced sale rack as well as other sale items are additonal 20% off the sale price.
In Ballard the whole neighborhood is having a sidewalk sale, so come down for some bargains!
See you soon!
Tes at Velouria

Friday, July 16, 2010

new stuff!

Summer is here and we are loving it!
We continue to get in new arrivals perfect for this lovely summer weather.
New dresses by Lekkerlife and DecoModiste perfect for dressing up or wearing around town.
We are happy to welcome brand new t-shirt designs by Blackbird Tees. Most styles are unisex and come in fun color combinations. We love this anchor henley.

At our Capitol Hill store we just got in new shorts and knickers by SWRVE apparel. These are designed with biking in mind, but we just think they are awesome for everyday wear.

Stop by the shops and see what's new!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Anniversary Party Celebration!

Please join us Thursday July 8th at our Capitol Hill location as we celebrate our 6 year anniversary!
We welcome back visiting Brooklyn, NY jewelry designer Jene de Spain. She will be debuting her new Black Honey Jewelry collection. We also feature local menswear designer Michael Cepress. He will be bringing in his summer collection right in time for this gorgeous summer weather.

Saturday July 10th Jene de Spain stops by our Ballard location for a second trunk show from 3-7pm. So come in for our anniversary party!

As a gesture of appreciation we offer you 20%off store wide all week long ending Sunday July 11th.
Thanks for you support! We wouldn't have made it 6 years without you loyal support!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

elizabeth soule show in Ballard

We are so excited about the new sealife series by returning artist Elizabeth Soule. Her new sealife series of photos on wood frames is up in Ballard and available at great prices. They look great alone or as clusters to make a larger impact.
We also have a few other animals -deer, elephant, and many more, so come take a look.

We also received new sparkles by Brooklyn designer Agapantha. Her lovely semiprecious stone earrings and necklaces with mixed chain and key accents are a great addition to any jewelry collection. New painted sealife and animal pendants by Mary Louise also arrived . So if you need a little jewelry to spruce up an outfit come see what is new and fresh at both locations.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Amazing new Summer Dresses

Wow, we are so excited! A new shipment arrived from Individual and her dresses are amazing!
Just the right mix of vintage with cool modern stitching details that keep it current. These are perfect for a summer wedding or a night out for cocktails.

Also,brand new jewelry by Edna Hart. Gorgeous lush golden charms with long chains, mixed metals and sparkling crystals give it an old world feel. We love the large chunky vintage lockets. These leaf earrings are lovely as well.

Stop by and see all the new arrivals. You will love them!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Weird Weather Sale!

The forecast is a little weird for the next few days, especially for those of us ready for warm Spring weather!
We are offering 20%off any regular priced items through Sunday May 23rd.
Come down see what's new and get a sunny treat despite the weather at a great deal.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

loads of new arrivals!

Happy news at Velouria! Several designers have sent in new goods. Much anticipated Queen Bee bags and wallets with lovely summery colors and designs are first up. I've had my Queen Bee wallet 5 years and it still doesn't need replacing, but these new designs are so tempting! Lots of botanical themes perfect for the sunny days ahead.

Also, new clothing by cici! Adorable denim pencil skirts, jersey tops dressy enough to wear out on the town, and cute fitted denim dresses.

New classic dresses in by She Bible. We love the new aqua color.

Amazing new swim suits by Angel Eyes. Want to feel like Marilyn Monroe? Her new suits will inspire you to have a little more vavavoom. Two piece suits in vintage fabrics with adorable ruched skirt bottoms. Very pin up.

Need a deal to entice you to come in? Two of our designers are offering 20%off for the duration of May. Violet Magpie's cute feather and floral hair accessories and vintage gems are on sale. This includes her bridal series with netting, feathers and sparkles, what more could you want for your special day? Featured May jewelry designer Amy Bengtson's line of accessories remains 20%off through May, so if you have been dreaming of something come in and make it a reality.

Come see what's new, we'd love your support!
Tes at Velouria

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Amy Bengtson and Urban & Amy

Tomorrow Thursday May 13th we have a fun night lined up for you. From 5-8pm at our Capitol Hill store local jewelry designer Amy Bengtson stops by with her new wood and metal creations and offers a sale of 20%off! Also check out amazing artwork by duo Urban & Amy. The artwork will be up for the duration of the month. Refreshments served, so stop by after work!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ballard artwalk -designer sale for Mother's Day Weekend!

So it's Mother's Day this Sunday May 9th. Looking for the perfect gift for that special mom on your list? We have an idea for you! Saturday May 8th from 2-9pm local jewelry designer Amy Bengtson is here with her handmade jewelry line. Her gorgeous wood and metal jewelry blends modern materials with botanical and industrial themes. She will be offering deals on selected Amy Bengtson pieces so come on in and see her new goodies and check mom off the to do list!

Check out these amaazing botanical etched maple earrings.

I love the castle owl necklace!

From 6-9pm Saturday May 8th local painter Amy Hevron is here to celebrate her new paintings up at Velouria. Her current work features modern floral themes and adoreable animal themes.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Dagg & Stacey has arrived!

New Spring arrivals by Dagg and Stacey are brightening the shops up.
We adore this silk tank with tons of brightly colored beads. This could be worn with jeans or spruced up with a dressy skirt and worn to something fancy. The gorgeous golden skirt is also their design also available in a dove grey.

We also love this red jersey dress with a knot detail at the neckline with twisted gold embellishment. This dress is breathable and light perfect for the hot days to come. In the meantime it would look great with a cardigan or cute blazer layered over it. If you need something to brighten up your day, they have you covered.