Must Know: Seattle Businesses!


Article by Polly Cocilobo

Photography by Provided

Aloha! I would love to introduce you to some of the most talented, successful, authentic and unique designers and businesses owners we have here in Seattle.

We all know the economic benefit of supporting local businesses in our communities, but it’s also important to learn about the individual business owners we are supporting when we shop. We are all accountable for finding ways to work towards change, to educate and to learn about equality, diversity and inclusion for all.

So I want to dedicate this space to introducing you to some talented entrepreneurs who I recently had the pleasure to meet virtually. They are pioneers locally and across the globe with their successful businesses!!!

Tony Vincente

Let me start by introducing you to Tony Vincente. He is the CEO/President and Designer of Rossario George, he is a creative director, stylist and online personality, very well-known for his own personal style and cooking skills. He is a man with many talents which makes him stand out from the crowed.

In 2018 he created his online lifestyle brand, Rossario George. His collections have a very trendsetting, fashionable, stylish and sophisticated signature that translate beautifully into his women’s ready-to-wear designs. Not to mention the timeless shoes and beauty products. Rossario George is very popular around the world and has been published in Cliché Magazine, Gladys Magazine, British Vogue, GQ, New Face Magazine among many others..

To learn more about Rossario George please support and follow here:

Kate S. Mensah

The talented Kate S. Mensah is the owner and fashion designer of Kate S. Mensah. Her passion for fashion starts in Paris, France, draws from her African heritage and is inspired by the aesthetic of Asian designers. You can see the fusion of cultures blended into her remarkable textures and designs. Her luxury apparel, bags and accessories provides strong women the ability to express their unique style without sacrificing functionality and practicality. Her distinguished designs have been published in magazines like Seattle Magazine, 425, 425 Entrepreneur and Vanguard Seattle.

Kate also offers a fashion styling service named Volee Vie that is launching soon (keep yourself posted). This wonder woman is also the owner of Mensahna where she offers her services as a fitness coach and is a certified personal trainer. She specializes in fitness boxing, kickboxing, yoga and nutrition. Kate is teaching at Fly Fitness, Gen Zen Yoga and Title Boxing Club in Redmond, WA. Her fitness career has been published in Bellevue Lifestyle Magazine.

For more info, to follow and support Kate visit here:

Asa Herrman

Asa Herrman; she is the lovely owner and jewelry designer of Lace & Pearls Jewelry. She has always had a passion for jewelry and blogging about fashion, style and lifestyle which she also encourages her readers to accessorize and style themselves with unique and everyday chic pieces.

Her personal style is a mix of classic and girly, which you can see transform into her designs. She definitely distinguished herself from the crowds since she offers a minimal and feminine aesthetic, which is easy to wear and will enhance your own personal style. That is what makes Lace & Pearls Jewelry very unique!

Show Asa some love, follow and supper her here:

Patty Copeland

Meet the genius Patty Copeland. She is a Brazilian/American event planner and interior designer. She always had a passion for party decorations, what started like a hobby quickly turned into her true passion and dream job. She created Party by Patty with the intention of giving her clients an exclusive and personalized party made specifically for each individual.

This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic she needed to reinvent herself and create new ways to do what she loves. She opened her online store party-by-patty.shopify.com so she could sell Party in the Box, which is a new service that allows clients to celebrate in the comfort of their homes with everything they need to make their party one-of-a-kind. Another genius service she offers is a Picnic date where the client chooses the date, time and location while Patty takes care of all the details. This is perfect for busy people who want to plan something special for someone they love. 

Show some love, follow and support Patty here:

Valerie Madison

Meet the talented Valerie Madison. She started making jewelry in between her environmental science classes at the University of Washington and discovered she had a passion for it. Her main purpose was to create jewelry designs that protects the earth by using minimalist designs made with materials like recycled gold and diamonds, if those are not available she works with Canadian origin diamonds that comply with the Kimberly process for conflict-free origins, and gemstones that are handpicked by herself for their unique beauty and ethical origin. 

Valerie Madison Jewelry has grown tremendously over the last year, where she had to move from a team of two to a larger team of 5! The new showroom will be open to the public Tuesday-Saturday in the charming Madrona neighborhood of Seattle. You can visit and shop when she opens.

Follow and support Valerie and get information of when her store will be available to the public!

Fauzia Davis

Now meet the unique Fauzia Davis, she is the founder and CEO of Lamain Beauty. She's born and raised in Uganda now living in Washington. Lamain beauty products are cruelty free, gluten free, vegan and paraben free. It is a makeup that enhances the beauty of all different complexions for all types of women for all kinds of age, race, backgrounds, skin types and shades of beauty. As a believer in love, satisfaction and fulfillment all of her products are “ thoughtfully made with you in mind”. She makes sure that she engages her customers from manufacturing, branding, and packaging to the moment you open your first package. She would also like to meet like-minded people to continually feel a sense of community and deliver every product like it's a gift of hope.

Lamain currently has the following products but due to high demand the list keeps growing every day. Her products include:

Liquid Lipsticks, Lipglosses, Mascara, Face primer, Blush, Powder ( Translucent powders).

Follow, support and shop here:

In addition, through the Lamain Foundation, Lamain Beauty gives 2% of its profits back to the community to provide emergency relief to those in need around the globe! 

Malika Siddiq

Meet Malika Siddiq, who has created a speakeasy inspired by the New Orleans ambiance of 1920s. The boutique offers a drinking and shopping experience. The authentic Malika offers amazing services from her boutique such as a virtual styling appointment, where you fill an application with your measurements, colors and patterns preferences before the virtual appointment goes live! What an incredible idea in this times of Covid-19, you can also book a stylist before heading to her shop where you have an advance time with a variety of clothing selected just for you, great if you are a busy woman or just need help picking a new outfit. She also offers a closet clean out and the "Book the Truck" service which offers the freedom of being mobile, bringing you show-stopping clothing and accessories right to your door for special events like a girls night out, a work/holiday party, a bachelorette party, a bridal shower and fashion events.

Her vision and purpose is to "advocate a community of women who empower one another by building their inner confidence through hand picking a collection they can wear with confidence and to create a collection that flatters every unique body while building their inner confidence that it is essential to live a fulfilling life."

You can visit her store in these two locations:

  • Queen Anne
  • West Seattle junction

Follow, support, shop and book Lika Boutique here:

  • Website
  • E-mail: likalovefashion@gmail.com

Hope you love meeting these incredible talents and know that your love and support makes a difference!

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