Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

The goal behind Earth Day is to cause more awareness and appreciation of our earth's environment. This day is celebrated in over 140 countries. However, being that I am a Seattlelite, every day feels like earth day. The people here really embrace being eco-friendly in every possible way. Think of our intense recycling system that comes with a cheat sheet, our local restaurants and their eco-friendly to go boxes, the number of workplaces that participates in composting, etc. It's unavoidable. Being green is really the new black and this is definitely not a FAD or trend because I don't see it going away... ever.

So fashionistas, what can you do to support your environment? Shop with our local eco-friendly designers and boutique. For starters I recommend you visiting FashionEthic is an online boutique founded by Candice Caldwell in 2007. Fashion Ethic is centered around three principles: 1) providing you with the best in fashion-forward and forward thinking apparel so you can build a wardrobe you feel good about; 2)bringing the boutique experience online; and 3) supporting and promoting ethical designers who make fashionably responsible choices in their materials and manufacturing, labor and business practices, and social responsibility. Shop at now and any purchases of $35+ made through May 1st is 30% off. Use the code "EVERYDAY" at checkout.

As for designers, one of our local favorite eco-friendly designers - Lizzie Parker will be opening her own store in Issaqauh this weekend (and coincidentally, I was scheduled to interview her today). Her Fave-T (organic t-shirt) was recently featured in InTouch Magazine and in honor of that, this weekend they will be up for grabs at 2 for $80 (normally $54 each). Her mission is to bring women chic fashionable clothing with organic, eco-friendly, and locally made designs.

Happy Earth Day and Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Seattle Fashion Week

Tonight I attended the Seattle Fashion Week kick off party at Amber in Belltown. After a year hiatus, Gabe Choy and his team are back.

Here are the details for the upcoming shows:

Thurs, April 16
Independent Designers Showcase
@ Fremont Studios
Door open at 7PM

Fri, April 17

Urban Retailers Show
@ Fremont Studios
Doors open at 7PM

Sat, April 18
Couture Finale Fashion Show
@ Fremont Studios
Doors open at 7PM

Please note that all the shows are 21 and over with a strict dress code. It is not too late to purchase tickets if you haven't already done so here.

For more information about Seattle Fashion Week, visit their website. Urban Fashion Network will be at all shows and of course, covering all the details for those of you who can't make it.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Be a Recessionista Event

Urban Fashion Network will be at the next Girl Power Hour networking event for women. Here are the details…

Seattle, WA / April 2, 2009 – Girl Power Hour, Seattle’s premier woman’s professional networking experience, hosts the final installment of a special 4-part series called The Power Of Focused Intention with guest speaker and author Jill Keto who will offer money saving tips and discussing her book Don't Get Caught with Your Skirt Down.

Girl Power Hour occurs the third Thursday of every month for young professional women to connect and share ideas at stylish venues across town. Each event explores an empowerment theme, boasts an inspirational guest speaker and a charity connection. Girl Power Hour also offers a fun, friendly environment, swag bags, door prizes and cocktail specials.

When: Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Alchemy Collection 2029 Second Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

This very special, exclusive event will host only 150 women - first come, first serve. Tickets are $25.00 online at

Enjoy complimentary food and drink provided by Gourmondo, Pearl Vodka and Propel Water. The first 50 women will receive swag bags and the 50 to sign up will receive either an eyebrow consultation and wax or a 5 minute massage at the event from Radiance Medispa.

Girl Power Hour will also hold a mini-"swap" hosted by Urban Fashion Network and invite attendees to bring one viably fashionable accessory for this fun and free activity.

Washington CASH (Community Alliance for Self Help), a non-profit that helps small businesses get the funding they need is the charitable partner for this event.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Warehouse Sale Cruising This Weekend

I’ve always been a ‘glass half full’ kind of girl so with that being said; I am going to make the best out of this recession and you may ask, how is that even possible? Well, the bad economy should be in your favor, shopaholic because what that means for you is great deals, less money spent which ultimately equals more quantity! This weekend I am planning to attend two warehouse sales that I’ve been anticipating all week:

Endless Knot Warehouse Sale
Why: Rumor to have spring clothing with prices below wholesale!
When: April 2nd – April 5th
Thur 10am – 9pm, Fri & Sat 10am – 9 pm, Sun 10am – 4pm
Where: Faces / Arc Gym
9250 14th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

Spring Sports Warehouse Sale for Women and Men

Why: 50 to 70% off of spring items
When: April 3rd – April 5th
Fri 9am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 6pm, Sun 10am – 4pm
Where: Magnuson Park
Hanger 30, 6310 NE 74th St
Seattle, WA 98115

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Couture Carnivale

First off, I have to apologize about the hiatus. It’s been over a month since I last blogged or attended a fashion event. Not only was it a quiet winter for the Seattle fashion scene but I was also having a quiet moment of my own – but I’m back now!

Last Sunday night my good friend Sandy picked me up and we headed over to the Last Super Club in Pioneer Square to catch the Couture Carnivale fashion show. Not only was it my first event since my hiatus but it was also the first time this year seeing my friend Sandy. Yep, life has been busy. We arrived about 45 minutes after doors opened and was greeted with a packed house. The show had a burlesque / circus like theme to it. The hostess, Anna Lange (owner of Pretty Parlor) wore a cute five tiered multiple colored layered dress. I’d have to say she was absolutely fun with her faux accent and curly pigtails. The show featured four local boutiques including House of Pretty Parlor. Each boutique showcased vintage recycled clothing perfect for spring. The show was presented by Margidavid Salon who was also responsible for the fabulous big hair the models sported. There were three burlesque performances too but unfortunately due to my lack of attention to details, I overlooked that information in the brochure and skipped out early. To my defense it was a Sunday night show ;).

Tarah (UFN founder and my sweet boss) recently emailed me a few shows for spring so I will say that things will start to pick up. If you're interested in the details please visit the UFN event calendar otherwise stick around!