Kirby Calvin (formerly Ellis) was a Seattle Met Shop Talk intern, and he is a local street-style photographer and stylist. His blog is called Dressed for Tea.

Travel Shopping

Sub Pop Opening a Store in Sea-Tac Airport

We were into Concourse C way before anyone else had heard of it.

02/26/2014 By Allison Williams

She's It

Style Tag: Sharon Park Loves Vintage Levis, Nina Simone, and More

Talking with the Capitol Hill student of fashion about self-expression and vintage finds.

12/16/2013 By Laura Cassidy Photography by Kirby Ellis

She's It

Style Tag: Vivian Lee of Vivian Lee Style

Spa Noir owner Jessica Norton tags another Ampersand as Apostrophe fan.

11/25/2013 By Laura Cassidy

Games People Play

Style Tag: Michele Andrews

In which we meet the next contestant in our sartorial, citywide version of the backyard childhood pastime.

11/07/2013 By Laura Cassidy Photography by Kirby Ellis


Fall Fashion: O Pioneers!

Pioneer Square—the once and future heart of the city—is the backdrop for our mix of fall’s pastoral flourishes and modern minimalism.

09/20/2013 By Laura Cassidy With Amanda Zurita and Kirby Ellis

You're It

Style Tag: Spa Noir's Jessica Norton

In this installment of Seattle's best style game, we meet the owner of a Belltown spa where vintage and local designers are part of every day.

09/13/2013 By Laura Cassidy Photography by Kirby Ellis

Designer Spotlight

Behind the Scenes: Rachel Ravitch

Inside Capitol Hill home and work studio of Seattle designer Rachel Ravitch.

09/09/2013 By Kirby Ellis


Forrest Foster, Bon Vivant

A conversation with Altura waiter Forrest Foster

09/03/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Designer Spotlight

Meet the Designer: Corban Harper

Meet one of the most awarded independent designers in Seattle, and get a look at his work in action.

08/30/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Designer Spotlight

Behind the Scenes: Ozen Company

Craftsman Aykut Ozen designs leather goods inside an old freight elevator amidst the Pike/Pine corridor.

08/16/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Lookin' at You

Go See: Rad Gals on Craft and Culture

Online shop Craft and Culture launches new series exploring Seattle's Rad Gal scene.

08/12/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Retail Spotlight

Meet the Shopkeeper: Ludlow

From carnival artifacts to refurbished furniture, this Greenwood shop offers a wide range of found objects for the home.

08/08/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Stylish Art

Go See: The Salon in the Field

Vintage shop owner Adria Garcia and artist Sarah Kavage team up for another braided grass installation.

08/05/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Lookin' at You

Street Style: Capitol Hill Block Party

Capitol Hill's annual festival brings out some of the country's best bands and the city's best dressed.

07/30/2013 Edited by Amanda Zurita Photography by Kirby Ellis

Eye See You

Meet the Shopkeeper: Optical Nerve

All eyes on this frames boutique in South Lake Union.

07/29/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Fashion in Action

We Were There: Nordstrom Designer Preview 2013

We take you on the runway and behind the scenes at this year's Nordstrom Designer Preview fall fashion show.

07/19/2013 By Amanda Zurita Photography by Kirby Ellis

You're It

Style Tag: April Pride

In which we meet the first contestant of the Seattle's new fashion pastime.

07/11/2013 By Laura Cassidy Photography by Kirby Ellis

What to Wear Now

Summer Fashion: What a Trip

We took suitcases full of summer and pre-fall styles from Seattle to LA to show how good our summer looks fare in an even hotter climate.

07/11/2013 By Laura Cassidy and Kirby Ellis Photography by Elizabeth Rudge

Tacoma Style

Meet the Shopkeeper: Feather and Oar

Looking for a day trip to Tacoma complete with 60s menswear and a turkey sandwich? Just keep an eye out for the bail bond sign.

07/09/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Record Playas

Meet the Shopkeeper: Sub Pop Mega Mart

The local label sets up a temporary record shop—a lot like their old record shop—in time for their Silver Jubilee anniversary celebration.

06/28/2013 By Laura Cassidy Photography by Kirby Ellis