Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The September Issue Special Screening with Director R.J. Cutler

Getting to see the most powerful and influential women in the fashion industry in action was the perfect way to kick off Bellevue Fashion Week.

... and after watching the documentary, Anna Wintour proved to me three things:

one.. She is highly influential...

Staff: No one was wearing fur until Anna put it on the cover of Vogue in the early 90's.

two.. She has a sarcastic sense of humor...
Interviewer: Anna, you are known as an... 'ice queen'.
Anna Wintour: This week has been cold.

three... She is powerful...

Interviewer: Would you call Anna the priest?
Staff: Oh no, more like the Pope of fashion.

Your chance to watch The September Issue is this Friday at the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bellevue Fashion Week

Hello fashionistas! Bellevue Fashion Week is just around the corner and here are some updated information for you...

Fashion Week ’09 In-Store Events/Mini Runway Shows Add Sizzle to Weeklong Celebration of Style

BELLEVUE, Wash. (Sept. 21, 2009) – Along with the more notable fashion runway events for Fashion Week ’09, which runs September 29 – October 4, 2009 at The Bellevue Collection, are a host of complimentary in-store events and mini runway shows -- all loaded with style.


Tea Time with TIGI at Beauty Works
Monday, September 28, 1-3 PM
Are you a Brunette Goddess or a Super Star? Are you a Rockaholic or do you rock the Cat Walk? Sip iced tea, and play with product while TIGI expert, Susan Grizzle answers all of your questions, and helps you find which TIGI personality you are! Stop in and enter to win a prize.

Dismero Event at Papillon
Monday, September 28, 4-8 PM
Come to Papillon to celebrate our fabulous Italian Sportswear line Dismero- for you to take with you- special purchases on all our Italian lines. Sip Prosecco and nibble on Italian delicacies.

Complimentary Skincare Consultations at Aveda
Every Day of Fashion Week
Visit Aveda for your complimentary skincare consultation and receive a sample of a masque best suited for your skin type.

An Evening In Black and White with Sebastian at Beauty Works

Tuesday, September 29, 6-8 PM
Did you love Sebastian's Threads? You will love Microweb Fiber! Come and learn about Microweb Fiber and the rest of the fabulous new line with our Sebastian specialist, Chrissy Sayre. You will be able to play with the products, enjoy a snack, and participate in an in-store drawing.

Curls Night Out by Deva Curl at Beauty Works
Wednesday, September 30, 4-7 PM
Sick of flat ironing your hair every day? Fearful that the Seattle rain will make your waves rear their unruly head? Stop denying your curls and embrace them! The Deva Curl line was created by Lorraine Massey, author of the book Curly Girl. Come and let our very own designer, Linda Jacobs, walk you through a new way to love your curls with these amazing products.

Skin Bar Event by Dermalogica at Beauty Works
Thursday, October 1, 4-7 PM
As the seasons change, so does the needs of your skin. Our skin care specialist, Inga Lajauskiene, can help! Stop by for a specialized Dermalogica face mapping, and find out what your skin needs to keep that healthy glow all year round. There will samples and testers, as well as a chance to win a fabulous Dermalogica gift basket.

Grand Opening of HUGO BOSS
Thursday, October 1
Join HUGO BOSS and Details to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new BOSS Store. Enjoy specialty drinks and the chance to win exclusive prizes as you shop the newest BOSS collections for men. For event details visit the BOSS Store. Register to receive exclusive information on HUGO BOSS events and collections and a chance to win a $1,000 HUGO BOSS wardrobe by visiting www.hugoboss-store.com.

Business Casual Seminar at Road
Thursday October 1st, 7 PM
This event will cover acceptable workplace fashion. How to start with the basics and add the elements of fashion. Picking the right color and how to achieve the perfect fit will also be covered. Special one on one consultations will be available as well.

Hair U Wear by Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson at Beauty Works
Friday, October 2, 4-8 PM
Get the glamour of long silky voluminous hair without having to do the work of growing it! We will do a color match, and show you how to apply these popular extensions. Learn how to utilize the extensions for different styles and how to properly store and clean them so that you can have your extensions for years to come. During this event, all hair pieces will be 50% off.

KOS Launch Event at Louie Permelia
Saturday, October 3
The world's hottest new fashion footwear line. KOS, an elite purveyor of high quality, high fashion shearling boots. Come see an exclusive preview of the new fall line-up. Enjoy wine and cheese for this exciting event.

Invite the teens, men and women in the family for these exciting mini runway shows. The following stores will feature shows in Center Court of Bellevue Square daily from Sept. 30th – Oct. 4th A complete schedule of mini runway show times is posted on bellevuecollection.com/fashionweek.
v Ann Taylor

v Aritzia

v Banana Republic

v Billabong

v Cache

v Eddie Bauer

v Escape Outdoors

v Exofficio

v Express

v Free People

v Gap


v Helly Hansen

v Louie Permelia

v Lucy

v Macy’s


v Martin & Osa


v Vans

v Zebraclub

For more information on all Fashion Week ’09 events, visit bellevuecollection.com/fashionweek.

About The Bellevue Collection

Located in the heart of Bellevue, Washington, The Bellevue Collection includes Bellevue Square, Bellevue Place and Lincoln Square. With a distinctive collection of 250 of the finest shops,23 sit-down restaurants, a 16-screen premier cinema, 700 luxury hotel rooms and 10,000 free retail parking spaces, all in one location. The Bellevue Collection is an experience unlike any other in the region. It is located on Bellevue Way between NE 4th and NE 10th Street in downtown Bellevue, just across Lake Washington from Seattle.

Friday, September 18, 2009

IADT Imagine Fashion Show

When I think of the International Academy of Design and Technology’s annual fashion show – Imagine, I think of the big white Bryant Park like tent set up in the school’s parking lot. This year IADT presented another well executed fashion show. There were over 100 garments and 9 categories including casual and active, day, career, cocktail, alternative, club, costume, evening, and bridal wear.

Here are my favorite designs for the night…

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fashion First

There are a handful of fashion shows that I look forward to seeing every year and Fashion First is one of them. The idea behind Fashion First is to showcase the best fall fashion within our local boutiques and designers while benefiting the Starlight foundation. The event was definitely charity heavy and full of fashion.

John Curley from Evening Magazine kicked off the night with an auction. The auction included a seven day stay in Cancun, jersey from Matt Hasselbeck, wine collections, and a one on one consultation and garment made of your choice with Project Runway contestant, Blaine (which was auctioned for $2,000).

Tonight's line up included...

La Ree (pictured above), The Finerie, Totokaelo, merge, Tatters, Clutch, Impluse, Heidi K Jewelry, the winners of Seamless in Seattle, and student designs from the Art Institute.

On the runway there were a five trends that I spotted...
1. Lots of mixture with gray and black
2. Black Boots, Booties, and Gladiator heels
3. Fur vests
4. The boyfriend blazer
5. Big everything from hair to bold colorful jewelry.

Once again, Fashion First threw another great show. :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Save the Date: Ecolavish

Back for the 2nd year, this annual event features up-and-coming and established eco-conscious fashion designers from the Pacific Northwest. EcoLavish is Seattle's only eco-friendly fashion show.

NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.

General Admission Tickets are standing room.

VIP Tickets include runway seating (first come, first served) and a swag bag.

Guests must be 21 and over with ID.

Complimentary on-site event parking.

Date: October 09, 2009
From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios
5890 Airport Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108

Price: $25.00 - $50.00

Website: http://www.halfpastlavish.com/events.html

Contact: Courtney Russell