Friday, April 29, 2011

Pretty Spring Outfits

The sun is here in Seattle, hooray! Check out these fun spring outfits we've got in stock perfect for the warmer weather coming our way.

New from Una is this eggplant knit dress with floral print details around the neck, drawstring shoulders, and an elastic waistline.
Three swallows necklace is by Jene De Spain.

New from Popomomo is this great denim dress with stripe details around the neckline. And check out the back...

Arrow necklace by Jene de Spain, vintage gold bead necklace by Edna Hart.

Pow! We're loving the bright yellow snaps down the back and interesting strap details at the shoulders.

Also in from Popomomo is this great, versatile tunic with a fun pieced v-neckline. Wear it over leggings for a casual look, or with a great heel for a night out.

Pennant enamel necklace by Alisha Louise. Each come with three or 5 triangles and can be custom ordered in a multitude of color combinations. We've only got a few in stock so hurry in if you'd like to pick one up, they go quick!

Isn't this beige and white polka dot knit top from Clair adorable? We think it's pretty cute paired with this bamboo denim two pocket skirt from Lekkerlife.

Stop in and see what's new at the shop!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day ideas

Mother's Day is right around the corner, folks! Sunday May 8th to be exact. Here's a few ideas to make that Mom in your life feel special..

Surprise mom with colorful enamel jewelry. These designs from Alisha Louise will put a smile on Mom's face!

For all the Moms in need of a new bag check out Queen Bee's functional and cute Trucker bag.

Keep Mom looking stylish even in the rain with a super cute Pare Umbrella!

New from Una

New spring dresses are here from local designer, Una! Check out this great navy number with a bright red poppy and contrasting stitches. We think it would look quite lovely strolling around the market, or out on the town.


Friday, April 22, 2011

New from Operation + Stitch

New spring dresses are here from local designer Operation + Stitch! Made with super soft micro modal supima French terry, the Asteroid dress pictured above features two circle cut outs across the chest, and a striped panel down the back. Dress it up with a cute pair of strappy wedges, or dress down with a comfy pair of flats.

It's going to be a beautiful weekend, hope to see you around!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New stuff from R&L Goods and Irene Akio

New wallets and journals in fun spring colors are here from Ballard's own R&L Goods! These ladies know how to mix functional pieces with bright patterns and style.

Also in are these adorable cards featuring original artwork by local artist Irene Akio.

They would look great in an envelope sent to someone special, or in a picture frame on the wall.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Record Store Day!

Our dear friends and neighbors Sonic Boom are hosting their third annual Record Store Day tomorrow, Saturday April 16th! Moondoggies, Head and the Heart, and Telekinesis will be playing live on stage, rare collectibles and limited editions are for sale, and they'll have killer deals offered all day long.

Bring in 2 canned goods or non-perishable food items and receive 10% OFF. They are gathering donations for Northwest Harvest & the Ballard Food Bank!
- FREE tickets to various Crocodile shows!
- Signed copies of Taking Punk to the Masses Book!
- Lots of grab bags full of freebies
- Fences Golden tickets hidden in 1 Fences CD/LP on the floor (Neumos that night)
- Lots of .99 LP's hitting the floor

For more information check out Sonic Boom online.

Stop on by Velouria after to show us what you got and we'll give you 15% off anything in the store!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New from Jene De Spain

Ahoy! New charm necklaces have arrived from New York based jewelry designer, Jene De Spain. Her little collection of arrows, feathers, birds and horseshoes are simply adorable, and look great layered together or paired with a favorite necklace.

Jene also sent us a new collection of fun chunky silver and gold plated chain necklaces and bracelets intertwined with colorful ribbon. The elements together create a great spring accessory that adds a nice pop of color and texture to any outfit.

Rain rain go away, we've got so many spring lovelies to wear in the shop today.
Hope to see you soon!


Friday, April 8, 2011

New Spring dresses from Feral Childe

New dresses are in from bi-coastal designers, Feral Childe. Coming from fine art backgrounds these ladies create their own designs AND their own textiles. Love. For spring they found inspiration from an old book they dusted off in their studio called Tarquinia. Inside were pages filled with images of ancient tomb paintings and bronzes. Instead of creating an all over print, the textiles were made around the construction of the garment for a one of a kind look.

We are in love with this coral number above. The silk was digitally printed (for an eco-friendly, water saving approach) and pleating along the side was made using a vintage press.

We're also loving this adorable one of a kind geometric print sleeveless blue dress with coral trim. Wear it with strappy sandals, long necklace and a messy up-do on warmer days, or layer it over a long sleeve tee, scarf and boots when it's cooler.

We've got lots of great new spring items in the shop. Stop on by and take a peek!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April Artwalk this Saturday!

Please join us this Saturday, April 9th, from 6 to 9pm for Ballard Artwalk! This month we will be featuring artwork by Providence, Rhode Island based artist, Molly Bosley. The mixed media collages and paper cut dioramas will sweep you up into their unique narrative and amazing detail.

Local designer Flora and Fawn will also be here with her collection of colorful enamel necklaces and earrings. We are eager to see her new hippopatomuses, squirrels, bunnies and whales making an appearance at the shop!

Hope to see you soon!
Ballard Artwalk: Saturday April 9th
From 6 to 9pm

Velouria Boutique and Gallery
2205 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Initial Me necklaces from Edna Hart

New necklaces are here from California based artist, Edna Hart. Her new initial me collection offers necklaces with 2 vintage style letter pendants on an antiqued brass chain. These would make a great gift for a newlywed, an expectant Mom, or for yourself. We've got lots of letters to choose from, stop on by and take a peek.


Friday, April 1, 2011

April Showers

It may be wet and rainy here in Seattle, but that doesn't mean you still can't look fabulous. Stop in and check out our collection of colorful umbrellas from local desginer, Pare Umbrellas. Striking colors and pleasing patterns are sure to lift the spirits, even on the soggiest of days.