Monday, August 31, 2009

From Fashion Faux Pas to Fashion Fabulous!

A few local designers were put to the challenge by the Ruby Room to play fairy godmother and beautify the unwanted evening gowns left behind. Once transformed, the evening gowns were then displayed at the Fashion Faux Pas to Fashion Fabulous fashion show where they were auction off. The local designers included Sabrina Couture and Tiffany Miller. Here are some of the gorgeous gowns they were able to put together...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Shopping at the Warehouse Sale

Although I was exhausted from last night's Product Runway show, I couldn't contain my excitement for the Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale going on this weekend. This morning I was able to wake up at a decent time and rush over to Fremont Studios to join the early birds. The highlights of my adventure included:

*Being a part of the first 75 shoppers to receive a swag bag
*Walking right up to Logan Neitzel to get my autographed poster and picture
*Falling in love with Jesica Milton's 100% blue silk party dress
*Snatching a pink square diamond ring and a gold necklace with a key charm from Katie Kay
*Shopping to great music spin by a DJ

What was the highlight of your shopping experience at the first ever Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Seattle Fashion's Night Out: Boutique Culture Warehouse Sale

If you haven't already heard, September 10th is reserved for Fashion's Night out in NYC and all across the world in some of fashion's biggest capitals! Designers, celebrities, models, and any name in the fashion industry will come together in department stores, boutiques, etc. to encourage customers to shop in hopes to boost the fashion industry and save jobs.

This weekend, Boutique Culture is hosting a warehouse sale with some of our local fashion boutiques / designers and I'm calling it Seattle's Fashion Night Out. Why? Because you will be seeing boutiques and designers who are a big part of our local fashion industry such as Spun, La Rousse, Clutch, Jessica Milton, and Deli. Your local celebrity supporting this event is Logan Neitzel of Lifetime's Season 6 Project Runway! This will be a two day event and many of the merchandise being sold will be anywhere from 40 to 80% off and new fall arrivals will be 10- 20% off. To top it off, this event's admission is free!

Come out and support your local designer and boutiques!

When: Saturday, August 29th 10AM to 6PM & Sunday, August 30th 11AM to 4PM
Where: Fremont Studios

For more information visit: Boutique Culture

Friday, August 21, 2009

Save the Dates: Great Fashion Events

My favorite time of the year is just around the corner – fall! With that, so are the fashion shows! Here are some upcoming shows you do not want to miss. Every show is tied to a charity so why not kill two birds with one stone – a great night out with your girls while supporting a local charity!

Product Runway
What: 18 leading interior designers, architects, and students will flaunt their creativity by sending couture garments crafted from a diverse range of interior materials and finishes down the runway. Innovative teams from regional firms will design and construct their creations using everything from carpet to lighting – as they compete for prizes and bragging rights!
When: Friday, August 28th Doors open at 7PM
Where: Seattle Exhibition Hall
Benefiting: Seattle Ronald McDonald House & IDCW

Fashion Faux Pas to Fashion Fabulous!
What: The Ruby Room invited talented local fashion designers such as MAC Designs, Tiffany Miller and Sabrina Couture to work their magic with Ruby Room gowns that weren't asked to the prom. The designers will make them the belles of the ball and you'll have the chance to take home a one-of-a-kind gown! You will also have the chance to bid on two round trip JetBlue tickets, a relaxing stay at the Inn at Langley, a SilverLake Wine Frenzy and much much more! Last year they exceeded their fundraising goals and with your help they'll do it again this year.
When: Saturday, August 29th Doors open at 7PM
Where: Paramount Theater
Benefiting: The Ruby Room

Fashion First’s 6th Annual Fashion Show
What: Watch all your local fashion boutiques such as La Ree, Merge, and Clutch come together for one hot night filled with fall fashion! You will be the first to see what these boutiques will be stocking on their shelves in time for the fall.
When: Thursday, September 17th Doors open at 7:30PM
Where: Qwest Event Center
Benefiting: Starlight Children’s Foundation

The Bellevue Collection: Fashion Week
What: The Bellevue Collection presents six days of fashion displays including a special screening of The September Issue, Nordstrom fall fashion show, and a first time ever Front Row Fashion show, a collaboration with Vogue.
When: Tuesday, September 29th – Sunday, October 4th
Where: Bellevue, WA
Benefiting: Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue

Imagine! – 2009
What: The International Academy of Design & Technology’s 3rd Annual Fashion Show - Imagine! will take place on the grounds of their fabulous campus in Tukwila under canopies and in tents in the same style as the celebrated Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York City. On this very special Friday evening they are proud to present to you some of their top student designs – the best of the best that their fashion students have to offer.
When: Friday, September 18th @ 8PM
Benefiting: The International Academy of Design & Technology

Luly Yang Annual Couture Fashion Show
What: Every year Luly Yang’s newly designed couture collections are first revealed at her annual couture fashion show before they go on display at her store. Luly’s couture collections are stunning and unique. You can also find a theme behind the creation of her designs.
When: October 9th, 2009
Where: Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Benefiting: Camp Korey
Tickets: email