Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Looking for Eco-Conscious Designers

Designers, are you eco-friendly, live/work in the PNW, looking for professional exposure? The 2nd annual EcoLavish Fashion show is looking for 2 more eco-friendly designers to add to this year’s fashion show roster. Designers would need to show 8 – 10 looks. Professional hair and make-up is provided, and there is a pre-event photo shoot with acclaimed photographer Kathryn Barnard (for a list of her clients check out her site at

EcoLavish will be held on October 9. 2009 at The Engine Room in Georgetown Studios with an expected attendance of 200.

For more information and a designer packet please email Courtney Russell at

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

FGI Members Please Take Our Survey

We have put together a quick 10 question survey about FGI and we would LOVE your feedback! We are always trying to make it the best it can be and this anonymous survey will help us find out how you all feel.

Please go here:

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Interested in Being a Board Member?

We want you! We would like to invite you to next month's FGI Seattle Board meeting on July 30th at Westlake Tutta Bella at 7pm (RSVP to me). We are looking to add to our already dynamic board and wanted to extend the invitation out to current members who may be interested in serving on the FGI Board.

The time commitment is relatively low and the only financial commitment is to pay your membership dues (which you have probably already done) and pay the nominal fee at FGI events that you already attend. There are a variety of roles and projects to be involved in from a Board Secretary to membership to programming, pr, and more (see below). You would need to be available to attend monthly board meetings (usually second Tuesday of the month in downtown Seattle for 1.5 hours) and come to or help plan some events and post on the blog. Otherwise it's a lot of networking and building visibility for FGI.

The board is at a turning point where we see your involvement being incredibly helpful and vital to the success of the board.

Please give this some thought and let me know what questions you may have.

We look forward to serving with you and making FGI Seattle all that it can be!

Here is what is currently available (in bold):
RD: Monir Zandghoreishi
RD Elect - Susan Alveshere
Secretary Elect:
Treasurer: need to have seasoned FGI member to step up (said NY) (Right now Susan Alveshere)
Treasurer Elect:
Membership: Tarah Perini
Membership Retention:
Programming: (each person needs to form their own committee chairs)
1. Gala Events or Mini Gala's: Courtney Russell
2. Networking Events: monthly members events for networking and fun: NEED
3. Panel Events: Janaea Riddle
Nominating Board- Need help in this area
Need an RD advisory board - even one or two people

Communications: Tarah Perini
Looking at making two other chairs:
FGI Historian: Photos
FGI Historian: Logging all the events and membership memorabilia

Thanks and please don't forget to RSVP to me at as we need to give them a head count!

Light appetizers will be provided by FGI - dinner/drinks will be available for purchase.


Trip To italy and Greece

I am taking my students to Europe this summer, the trip start on Aug 24 to Italy and Greece for 10 days. I was thinking because I can add 6 more people for this trip we can announce it on FGI board, this trip is very fun and educational.

We are going to Rome, Florence Sorrento, and from Sorrento to Pompeii and with Free over night we will go to Greece. In Greece we will visit some island and then we will go to Athens. This is very exciting trip that I recommend to every body especially fashion Designer an people that they like fashion.

The price for under 23 in $3350 and for over 23 is $3800 that covers every thing from ticket, hotel all the transportation and ticket to the places we will go and 24 hours English language director that he or she stay in our hotel also breakfast and dinner.

If you traveler don't shop, they don't have have any other expense.

Please call me at 206-830-6337 if you have any question or you need more information.

Best Regards,
Monir Zandghoreishi

Dean of Fashion & Fashion Merchandising