Wednesday, April 29, 2009

FGI Expert Panel and Trend Show Viewing Event - May 19th

FGI Seattle is excited to host our May event in the newly renovated Jones Playhouse Theater in Seattle (4045 University Way NE)! We are getting a behind-the-scenes look at this new, top-of-the-line theatre space before it is open to the public!

Our evening will begin at 6:30pm with networking, from 7-7:30pm we will host an "expert panel" with local industry leaders, Pat Nugent and Linda Pruitt. From 7:30pm - 8:30pm we will sit back and enjoy the Fall/Winter Trend show in the Theatre.

Tickets: $10 for FGI members, $15 for non-members, special student rate $5 (must show ID)

Wine and Snacks will be available for purchase Parking - FREE! Lot available next to Theatre and street parking available

We hope to see you this month!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Parasol Party - June 11th


The Parasol Party is a scene-setting event. Stepping into the lush gardens of the Clise Mansion guests will enter into a feminine, vintage, European fantasy. Where else can a girl and her friends sip cocktails, snack on decadent sweets, enjoy signature shopping, and partake in a fashion show under their very own parasol?

Half Past Lavish Event Production is pleased to announce the development of a new, concept event, The Parasol Party, to be held at the Clise Mansion in Redmond, WA. This signature event highlights the parasol and all of the fun and femininity that accompany the idea of a Parasol Party. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle for a unique girl’s night out with sweet treats, a Bella Umbrella Fashion Show, the opportunity to stroll through the Clise Mansion with your very own parasols, get your picture taken in high fashion, enjoy a cocktail, and shop selected vendors. All profit from the parasol sale will benefit the American Heart Association.

Set against the backdrop of a vibrant city, Half Past Lavish enters the scene with passion, creativity, talent, and experience. At Half Past Lavish we pride ourselves on our unique event concepts, sophistication, and quality of work. Our mission is simple. We guarantee fun, flair, and originality with everything we create. Impeccable precision and taste is carefully considered, and we always look for the most environmentally conscious products available for your consideration.

Half Past Lavish is a full service event production company. With a plethora of services available to meet your specific needs, Half Past Lavish is at your service. From consultations to dinner soirees to large galas, Half Past Lavish is thrilled to help you design the event of your dreams.

Sponsors of the Parasol Party include Seattle Picks, Bella Umbrella, DRY Soda, and Brick House Photography. Vendors include Poco Carretto Gelato, Deco Modiste, and Sandy Martino Jewelry, with new vendors added daily. Half Past Lavish is currently accepting a limited number of sponsors and vendors for the Parasol Party. For a sponsor kit or additional details please email

Please go to for event details. Tickets can be purchased online at for $15 or at the door for $20.

Event details: June 11th from 7-9pm at Clise Mansion in Marymoor Park (Redmond, WA)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Not a Typical Wednesday Night...

If only all Wednesday nights could be this fun! Tonight was an FGI networking event held at the 24/7 staffing agency (they have an amazing space and are always so kind to us!) where local student designer, Tera Bacon showcased 7 of her designs.

The night started out with Tera being introduced and a mini Q&A with Janaea and Susan of Beauty Revolution Magazine. One interesting fact I learned that not only is Tera a designer but she also works in construction. She is multi faceted!

Tera's models came out wearing 3 beautiful dresses! I didn't take notes on how they were constructed as I was taking videos but I do remember that she said she liked to use vintage pieces she finds in her creations. The red dress was the dress she created for Project Red Dress.

Here is a video of the first dress:

Watch the videos!* there are 3 more.

After the fashion show ended the networking began, along with enjoying cupcakes by Wink and drinking wine. I got the opportunity to chat with several women who I have been communicating with via email - putting a face to a name makes all the difference!

Nina Ummel, the owner of Ummelina, invited us over to do a tour of her day spa and treated us all to some delicious tea created there at the tea spa. I have personally been to the day spa many times and know that it is a wonderfully relaxing experience. (They have a fantastic couples package called the Pacific Rim that I highly recommend!)

The night was a wonderful success and completely planned by FGI board member, Courtney of Half Past Lavish Events. Great job girl!! (insert standing ovation here.) ;)

If you weren't able to attend this event, don't fret, we will be having many more and I'll mke sure to notify you here. Hope to see you soon!

Here are the pictures I took from the event. Photographer Mike Adams will have some better ones shortly!

*The videos were taken on my camera so the quality and sound are not greatest. You'll get the general idea though. It's like you were there but forgot to wear your glasses and your ears are a bit plugged up. :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Event Updates for April 15th

Ummelina Day Spa has jumped on board for the April 15th Networking event and will be offering some amazing raffle prizes!!

Here are the details straight from the Evite:
FGI Seattle invites you, your friends and colleagues to an "FGI Seattle Style" networking night. You've been asking for networking nights and we hear you, so we've put together an event to get us out of the house, connecting and inspired! In addition to the networking opportunities, we will also be showcasing a new, local designer. This is a special chance for FGI Seattle members to meet a young designer, see what's on the horizon and share feedback and advice. Top this all off with a glass of wine, and it's a night not to be missed!

THIS JUST IN - We are excited to announce we have partnered with Ummelina Spa and will be raffling off a fabulous gift box filled with Ummelina Products! All ticket holders will have the chance to win. RSVP Today!

Tickets are $10/FGI Members and $15/Non-members at the door
***Remember, you can sign up for membership and student membership at any FGI Seattle event.***

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Girl Power Hour 'Recessionista' Event - April 16th

UFN will be part of this event and would love to spread the word to you as we think this will be a great networking event that you would enjoy!

We hope to see some familiar faces and as always keep us up to date on any events or sales you want promoted on the site! :)

Girl Power Hour Hosts Exclusive Professional Networking Event ‘Recessionista' at Alchemy Collections in Seattle

Thursday, April 16, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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.