Friday, July 1, 2011

On This Day In Fashion on the radio!

A few days ago I taped a fun segment for the radio program "KUOW Presents" about teen fashion, the bottom-up theory and two films that demonstrate the evolution and growing influence of street style versus designer style. The piece just aired, and it's always kind of wild for me to listen to the conversation edited down after the fact. (I also have to say there is nothing weirder than listening to myself talk about teenagers and my students like I some hip old broad who's totally down with "kids these days." I've no doubt that every 13-year-old who is forced to hear this segment while trapped in their parents' car will label me a majorly out-of-touch nerd.) Still, I feel like there's so much more I can say (and clarify, natch) about this topic! But host Jeannie Yandel did an awesome job catching the core ideas behind the films, as well as my own gushing reaction to one of my favorite films when I was a teenager: Valley Girl.
Click here to listen to us chat about James Dean's cool style in Rebel Without a Cause and how Nicholas Cage stole my 12-year-old heart in Valley Girl.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New stories in Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air magazines

Be sure to check out my two articles offering up fun things to see and do in Seattle and the Eastside beginning on page 68 in the current issue of Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air magazines. It's always fun to work with the (local) team at Alaska!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Basye-Davis Wedding in Seattle Bride!

The issue hit newsstands last month, so I figure it was about time to post this: Todd's and my wedding was featured in the upcoming issue of Seattle Bride magazine! This wasn't a shocker, of course. After Todd proposed, one of my first thoughts was to call Rachel Hart, the editor of Seattle magazine and editorial director of all the Seattle-based Tiger Oak publications, as well as one of my mentors. Rachel has been rooting for a Basye wedding for almost as long as we've been friends, and we both got our wish last August. So I had a feeling she'd want to feature the wedding in Northwest Album, the section that highlights fun, local weddings, and maybe even have me pen the thing, which I happily did. But I had no idea she'd dedicate four pages to it! I feel very honored, and I think art director Alicia Nammacher did an amazing job fitting so many photos into a flattering layout. All the photos are by Cheri Pearl of Cheri Pearl Photography. Pretty cool, don't you think?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'm featured on Kelley Moore's blog, For the Love of Design, today!

I'm so honored to be featured on lifestyle expert Kelley Moore's blog, For the Love of Design, today! In her Ramblings column, a Q&A with different design-oriented people, I reveal my biggest pet peeves, my greatest extravagances and how I really feel about fashion police!If you don't read a lot of design magazines and are not familiar with Kelley, I suggest you click over to KelleyLMoore.com and spend some time getting to know her work—it's endlessly inspiring.

Credits: Photo by Benjamin Benshneider for the Seattle Times.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Top On This Day In Fashion Moments in 2010

Is it too soon in the history of On This Day In Fashion to create a top-moments list? And can a top-moments list be such a thing if the items are in no particular order? Granted we’ve only been up and running since June 27, but we’ve had so much fun over the past six months, and ‘tis the season, after all. I just couldn’t let 2010 close without commemorating a few favorite moments, kind of like an On This Day In Fashion six months of Greatest Hits:

Um, we made the cover of Seattle Magazine? Crazy! I still pretty much shake my head in disbelief over this one. I remember on the day I went in to do the shoot for this cover, I had to quickly run off to interview NBA Hall-of-Famer Lenny Wilkens for an unrelated assignment, and I thought to myself: Is this day real, or am I going to wake up soon? And I don’t care if it’s narcissistic: This cover will forever hang framed on my office wall!



On This Day In Fashion on the TV! Think of it like an “On This Day In Fashion in Seattle…” segment, in which we homed in on the anniversary of Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis’s seminal grunge collection, the moment in fashion history when

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ali on the Radio!


I just finished doing a really fun segment on KUOW Presents, a terrific radio program on 94.9-FM, about three December-released films that offer great take-away fashion. All three films were recently featured on On This Day In Fashion: Morocco (1930), starring Marlene Dietrich and her pants; Saturday Night Fever (1977), starring John Travolta and his 19-year-old polyester-clad butt; and Out of Africa (1985), starring Meryl Streep and her amazing hats.

This is the second time KUOW has featured On This Day In Fashion on its program, and I don't think I was quite as relaxed as the first time around, but maybe it was just because I love these three films so much. You be the judge. Writers Katrina Ernst and Kristine Lloyd did a terrific job with the Cinemodes they wrote about the films—The New York Times even picked up and linked to Saturday Night Fever (!!)—so big kudos to those gals.

You can listen to the segment—it's about five minutes long—on

Monday, November 15, 2010

Me on the Tee-Vee!

Exciting news today: I did a short fashion segment on New Day Northwest, a terrific morning news-magazine show in Seattle, to talk about the November anniversary of Marc Jacobs' notorious grunge collection for Perry Ellis in 1992 and the return of grunge style in 2010. I teamed up with the stylistas at Ajentse, which represents fashion photographers, stylists and hair and makeup artists, and Heffner Management, the largest modeling agency on the West Coast, to put together a cool segment and fashion show that illustrated the "new grunge," the rebirth of a Northwest style 18 years after the fact.


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Watch the video above and read all about it On This Day In Fashion!