Saturday, October 25, 2008

EcoLavish: An Eco-Conscious Fashion Show

Tonight the EcoLavish Fashion Show, put on by Half Past Lavish and sponsored by Urban Fashion Network was held at the Fremont Abbey Art Center . The show started at 8 pm and was hosted by Janaea and Susan from Seattle ’s Beauty Revolution Magazine.

Given the name of the fashion show – EcoLavish, I had already anticipated what the show was going to entail, a healthy dose of fashion with plenty of opportunity to practice sustainability. EcoLavish sure did not disappoint me. Not only did they practice but they implemented sustainability in their show!

Janeea and SusanThey started with their hosts from Seattle ’s Beauty Revolution Magazine. This new online magazine coming in November has a mission to bring to all you eco-conscious fashion and beauty lovers a sustainable life style. Many of the designers practice sustainability with their collection by using vintage pieces. The designers included Malia Peoples, Nicole Hood, Laura Kincaid, Jessica Keen, Antonina Ramsey, Rita Gruzman and Kimberlee Iblings.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Urban Unveiled

For all you blushing brides to be, this was one exquisite event you did not want to miss out on. Urban Unveiled was founded by photographer Sharlane Chase and wedding planners Jesse and Travis from True Colors Event. Their mission behind Urban Unveiled is to bring those getting marry, the best vendors in photography, floral, catering, and well… everything else you can imagine that makes a wedding happen. Their style encompasses class, sophistication, luxury and simply going all out!

The venue, the Benaroya Hall in the heart of downtown Seattle was decorating nicely by Rented Elegance and Design (R.E.D). Catering was done by Wolfgang Puck and it didn’t hurt that the cake vendors presented little baked samples either. They were delicious!

Honestly, I had not anticipated a night of seeing lavishing vendors display their magnificent capabilities. I was solely there for the Luly Yang Bridal Couture show. Yes, I have two girlfriends being wed this upcoming year and I wanted to take great notes so that I can offer advice when needed. However; I am not getting married anytime soon and once I was in awe by the d├ęcor, I immediately felt regretful that they couldn’t be there.

The Luly Yang Bridal Couture show only enhanced the event. Once again, Luly was able to stun the crowd with her collection. I loved the flow of the trains, the excellent choice of fabric, the outrageous designs and the list can go on and on. It took my breath away being only a row behind the runway.

I believe this event happens twice a year – February and October for those planning a wedding for fall or spring. Hope to see you there next time.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Portland Fashion Week


PDX has done it again. They’ve taken sustainability into another level. With a runaway made out of 160 recycled water bottles, no wonder Book Moda named Portland Fashion Week ‘the most sustainable fashion week in the whole of USA, if not the world.’ The show was held at 14 Square (a newly built LEED certified building) in the Pearl District from Wednesday, October 8th through Sunday, October 12th.

With a strong emphasis on being green, everything from the sway bags to the lighting of the show were taken into deep consideration. Even the designers were eco-friendly. Lizzie Parker who showcased her collection on Saturday night, is well known in the Seattle area for her eco-friendly contemporary clothing line for women. Other designers presented were Idom, Lucia, Christopher Bevans and May Tee.

I was only able to attend the Saturday night show and was very impressed with the venue, the vendors and the runaway. The show was very similar to the tent outside of Bryant Park for New York fashion week. The variety of vendors in different aspects of fashion was a good and informative browse to have while sipping on my cocktail and waiting for the doors to the showroom to open. I even scored a free shirt from Mabel and Zora! My favorite eco-friendly designs were the paper coutour. Overall, PDX pulled off the second longest running fashion week in the west coast nicely.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Luly Yang's 20/20 Fashion Show - Fashion is in the Eye of the Beholder

Oh la la… couture! Tonight, after a week of built up anticipation, I attended Luly Yang’s 20/20 Fashion Show held at the Fremont Studios. The concept behind the theme 20/20 is to signify the importance of perfect vision when it comes to fashion which Luly believes is in the eye of the beholder. The proceeds from the show went to Camp Korey – a free, fun and safe camp for children of all ages suffering from a serious and life threatening illness.

The show kicked off with strong, brave and beautiful illness fighters from Camp Korey all glam in Luly Yang couture from head to toe. Then clients of Luly Yang stun the crowd with their piece of couture on the runway. At last the Luly Yang collection was shown. There were a total of five gorgeous sets each having their own theme: Eye of beholder, Optical Illusion, Essence of Color, X-ray Vision and Love is Blind. Each set had a strong focus around a specific eye color with a hint of the eye shape thrown on random couture.

Luly Yang also announced that she is opening her second couture boutique shop in Bejing, China this month.

To see photos from the show, click here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am excited to join the Urban Fashion Network team as their lead intern and am looking forward to reporting to you the latest and greatest fashion events in the Northwest! Stay tune...