Thursday, February 11, 2010

Join me at Fan-shion

Ok, I couldn't stay away from blogging so I started a fashion blog: Fan-shion. Come say hi. :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Last Blog Post on UFN

Dear Readers,

First, I want to thank you for reading my blog over the year and 1/2 that I've been with Urban Fashion Network. I started with UFN as an intern while balancing school and work full-time. People thought I was crazy to take on this internship on top of everything I was doing but I was desperate for a taste of fashion in my life and like they say, if you want something bad enough, you make it work. All the sleepless nights has certainly been worth it! I've had the opportunity to attend some of the best fashion shows, galas and fashion events in Seattle! Along the way, I've also met some amazing people who I have established friendships with.

I don't think I ever shared this milestone on my blog but I graduated this past summer with my B.S. in Business Administration. The months to follow, I spent it trying to figure out what I want to do with my life and although it was a very difficult decision to make, I decided this year would be my last year blogging for UFN. I'm not exactly sure what I will be doing with myself but that's what I will be doing with my spare time - figuring it out.

This doesn't mean that you will be out of tune with Seattle's fashion scene. Tarah, the founder of UFN has her own blog and you are welcome to follow her here:

Thank you for following me. I'm glad you've enjoyed reading my blog. Stay warm and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Designer Trunk Show

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2009
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 2656 13th Ave W. Seattle, WA 98119

Eight local designers will showcase their wares for your shopping pleasure.

Snack, sip and shop!

Glamspoon Clothing
Lekkerlife Clothing
Pare Umbrella
Pepo Park
Stir Boutique
Tarah Prater Jewelry
Thea Starr

RSVP on facebook

Monday, November 2, 2009

4th Annual Sips & Shoes: A Wine Tasting and Shoe Extravaganza

Whoever thought of this idea is a genius! If you love wine and shoes this is the event for you! This year Seattle Uncorked is hosting their 4th Annual Sips & Shoes extravaganza. They’ve teamed up with five local shoe stores (Cleminitine, DSW, John Fleuvog, Sole Food, and Shoetini) and 30 wineries for you to sample the latest wines while you browse the new shoe arrivals / collections. There will also be a complementary pasta bar provided by the Hyatt. Money raised from the event will benefit Ryther Child Center

When: Sunday, November 8th
Where: Seattle Grand Hyatt
721 Pine Street - Seattle
From: 4:00-7:00 pm, Registration opens at 3:30pm
Cost: $40 - For tickets go to

Glitter Gala

When: Thursday,November 5, 2009
Where: Sheraton Hotel | Metropolitan Ballroom
1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle
What is the Goodwill Glitter Gala?

This year is our second annual Glitter Gala in coordination with our Glitter Sale. The Gala will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 6 pm at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

Together with our talented, committed and hardworking event partners, we would like to invite you to join our efforts to help support Goodwill. The evening includes a lively reception, a delicious dinner, a dynamic fashion show, entertainment and a silent auction.

Individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.

Net proceeds from the event support Goodwill’s free job training and education programs, which help low income people with barriers to employment get the skills and support they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency through work. Because jobs change lives.

Sponsor the Glitter Gala

Join local business leaders in supporting Goodwill’s 2009 Glitter Events! Learn about the benefits of connecting your business with Goodwill's mission.

Register to Attend the Glitter Gala
Individual tickets for the Glitter Gala can be purchased for $125 per person.
You can also gather 10 friends or colleagues and become a table steward for $1,250.
Email or call, (206) 583-8055 for more information or to register over the phone.

Volunteer at the Glitter Gala
There are many ways in which you can help out at this year's Glitter Gala! Learn about available positions, how to sign up, and the benefits of being a volunteer.

Contact Information

For more information about this event, contact Gina Hall:
Phone: (206) 583-8055

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Portland Fashion Week

It took me two and a half hours to drive to Portland to attend Portland Fashion Week and it was well worth it. If you didn't know, Portland Fashion Week is the only fashion week in the world that’s focused on eco-friendly apparel. I couldn't wait to see the bamboo runway or photograph side by side with Fashion Wire Press.

The featured designers for the Saturday night show included Jason Matio, Seattle designer Lizzie Parker, Jantzen Swimwear, and Mehdi.

Here are the highlights of each collection…


Sequins, sequins, sequins!!!


Mid-eastern inspiration


Romantic flows


Strategic usage of fabric to enhance a woman’s best assets

Monday, October 12, 2009

Two Amazing Fashion Shows in One Night

This past Friday night was a hectic one for Tarah and I because of one little problem: we were booked to attend two shows in the same night. The two shows were the 2nd Annual EcoLavish Fashion Show and Luly Yang’s annual couture show. The good news was we made it on time to catch both shows. The Luly Yang show started a little earlier than EcoLavish so we were able to dash out during Luly Yang’s intermission to make it to the Engine Room at Georgetown Studios for EcoLavish. The bad news is that we missed Luly Yang’s finale. Hey, you lose some, you win some right?

EcoLavish was put on by Half Past Lavish (an event planning company ran by FGI member Courtney Russell) and the goal behind EcoLavish is to prove that eco-friendly apparel can be stylish, fun, and anything but boring. Being that this is the only fashion show in the northwest with a green runway and full on eco-friendly designers / apparel, I think Courtney is on to something big. The designers included Renee Corrick of Six Degrees, Kimberlee Iblings of Deco Modiste, Teresa Remple of Texture Clothing and finale designer Lizzie Parker of Lizzie Parker Eco Atelier.

Here are some of my favorite looks of the night…


Texture leggings

The Luly Yang annual couture show was held at Fairmount Olympic Hotel with the theme ‘The Creation’ which was influenced by Michelangelo’s artwork. Just like the previous years, Luly Yang donated a portion of the proceeds to Camp Korey, a camp in Carnation, WA fully staffed with a medical team and counselors for children with a serious illness to attend. We were able to catch the Camp Korey show where the children wore Luly Yang on the runway and the client portion of the runway show where previous client walked the runway with their custom made garment.

Camp Korey Super Star

Clients of Luly Yang

After attending both shows, Tarah and I joined our blogging friends Jess and Nadine for a late night dinner at Taco Del Mar.