Mar. 24, 2008 at 11:56am
It was a Jungle in there!
The recent highlight of my day, week, and, admittedly, my life! was attending the much anticipated reopening of Dame Lola, one of my very favorite Tacoma area women's boutiques. I loved the old Dame Lola, I really, really did! So when owner Rebecca Dashow (total delight!) was forced to close down BEFORE the holidays due to flooding, many of us were devastated for her (and for ourselves!), but she reassured everyone she would search high and low for the perfect new space. I think she accomplished her mission!
Instinct, a safari cocktail party (with lots of yummies from The Vault)- last Saturday at the brand new Dame Lola! The mannequins were live models (Rebecca usually gives this honor to friends and customers), they were decked out with hot and wild hair by Carine Deleon of Le Chat Noir, and tribal-inspired makeup. The models adorned the windows, mingled, and changed outfits throughout the night.
The floors were shiny black, setting off the shades of spring clothing. Lots of cute dresses, femine tops, and every little thing. I'm a sucker for a good pair of jeans, which was my purchase of the night. My friend, Monica Hilliard, got an "I only date Superheroes" t-shirt, which is sure to impress her 5 year-old boy!
My favorite part, besides that I'm so, so happy for Rebecca, is the sexy, lounge-y upstairs, which makes it a perfect place for hanging out, and for having private parties and trunk shows. Well, wait, my other favorite part is the new neighborhood - friendly plus fun! Right by Angelo Mendi Salon, Tully's, Parvenu, Calla Lily, Sweet Pea, and more! What a fun season artwalk will be this year for this growing neighborhood!
The new Dame Lola is located at 8 Tacoma Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403.
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by KevinFreitas on 3/24/2008 @ 3:18pm
|Thanks for sharing! I'm probably going to need to take my lady over there sometime soon.|
by youresthetician on 3/26/2008 @ 10:05am
|You should! It is much more fun and rewarding to go to a locally-owned boutique and be helped by someone who actually cares about their customers, and cares about providing great customer service. Rebecca and her crew are ready to give you as much or as little fashion advise as you need.
I'll bet Dame Lola's will still have their gift program where your gal can either go try some things and they will make a record of what she likes, what sizes, etc., and you can go in, make your purchase, and they will wrap everything up nicely for you, plus I think you get a discount! It's worth asking about!
Until beginning my middle-age (now!), I have worked in the beauty industry. Hair, skin, nails, and makeup, but mostly skin care and makeup, has been my thing for a long time now. As middle-age began encroaching on me, I knew I was going to have to stay in the biz and keep in the know if I was going to attempt to age, ahem, gracefully. I was blessed to come under Dr. Niedbalski's employ in the fall of 2010, where I have been providing skin care, laser, and makeup services. After finding my dream boss, my husband took a job in the Tri Cities. Elation! Over the additional 215 days/year of sunshine I will be enjoying! Despair! Over leaving my dream employer, life long friends, wonderful clients, and the list goes on. But! The good karma bus has come my way this year, and I am ecstatic that Dr. Niedbalski has asked me to be his E WA consultant and marketing person! I'm going to have a lot to learn, a lot to do, and a lot to talk about!