Today has been a day full of leggings, makeup and dancing hopefuls trying out for the Fox show, So You Think You Can Dance. When I opened Schmancy I thought it would be really fun to see some famous folks working at the theater. That dream quickly died when I realized it wasn't really all that glamorous. It mainly consists of breathing in exhaust all day while BIG tour buses park right outside my door, leaving me with a headache and lot's of frustration as they are blocking all view of my store.
There have been times where it is exciting like the second time Neko Case came by just to say "hi". Ummm that was pretty sweet and feel good. Thurston Moore came in with his daughter and bought something but that was more intimidating than anything else. I never felt so flustered at my own store before.
Needless to say, this whole So You Think You Can Dance is a different breed I have never experienced before. I guess there is a first for everything. Break a leg you tiny dancers.
Husband + wife duo Andrea and Matthew Porter own Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store in Seattle. Bluebottle is headquarters for Matthew's infamous Monkey World paintings and products. In addition to Matthew's artwork we showcase local and national talent in the art, craft and design DIY movement!
Kristen Rask is the owner of Schmancy, a small shop in downtown Seattle a hop and skip away from Pike's Place Market. Schmancy specializes in vinyl and plush toys as well as art. Located right next door to The Moore Theater box office, Schmancy is just as colorful as the street it inhabits.
Jessie Oleson is the creator of CakeSpy.com, a dessert detective agency dedicated to seeking sweetness in everyday life. What does this mean, exactly? Basically that she writes about, thinks about, and draws illustrations of desserts all day--and gets paid for it. Booyea! She lives in the Central District with her husband Danny, their pug Porkchop, and two guinea pigs, Falafel and Hot Pocket.
Sally Brock is the Boss and TV star of Fancy. Fancy features over 30 local artists and designers, and specializes in custom wedding rings, handmade with recycled precious metals and repurposed or fair trade gemstones. Located just south of Schmancy & Nancy downtown.