Thursday, October 22, 2009

Exclusive Luly Yang Networking Event Re-Cap

Tonight was the exclusive FGI event sponsored by Luly Yang at her beautiful shop in downtown Seattle.

The evening kicked off with mingling and networking of people throughout the fashion industry. Appetizers and champagne were passed and then we met in the bridal room to learn a bit about FGI. We tried to keep the program short so that people could spend more time chatting with guests.

Each and every person who came was fabulous and we are so thankful to have had them. For everyone involved and who came, thank you so much for your support! A special thanks goes out to Luly Yang for hosting the event!

Mike Adams took some great shots, please check them out!

Eco-Lavish Fashion Show Re-Cap

photo by Youa KongOn October 9th, The much anticipated Eco-Lavish fashion show was held in the hip neighborhood, Georgetown at The Engine Room. Sadly, I missed the pre-party of networking, shopping and goodie bags. However we managed to squeeze plenty of that in after the show!

First up on the runway was Six Degrees with Think Now Jewelry, then Deco Modiste with Flutter Budget Jewelry, then Texture Clothing with Otra Vez Jewelry and the finale designer was Lizzie Parker with Rockstar Jewelry.

There were so many things I wanted from that show - it makes me thankful they weren't all setup selling their clothing or I would have bankrupt myself. So many cute dresses, skirts, tops, jewelry... Oh my! (My UFN associate, Youa, took some amazing photos, check them out here!)

After the show it quickly turned into a fabulous networking opportunity - I chatted with designers, fashion bloggers, models and more. The evening continued to be a really wonderful time of making new friends and meeting some people face-to-face for the first time. Rather than writing this like a dear diary entry just know that there are some amazing designers and bloggers in this city and I am so happy to have met them and look forward to spending more time getting to know them all. Thanks Courtney for putting on such an amazing show and bringing everyone together!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Re-cap from Vogue Fashion Show in Bellevue

We saw many FGI members and friends at the Vogue show during Bellevue Fashion week, but if you missed the show this year, Danielle Bortone-Holt, FGI member and owner of Brickhouse Photography ( shared a few photos with us! Enjoy!

The show was divided into a number of sections. The model above is decked out in an 80's redux outfit. I was more impressed with this section than I thought I would be. Often, "The 80's" is a garish caricature neon memories of the decade rather than a true composition of 80's fashion, and rarely updated for the current era. While there was some neon, and some horrible Ray-Bans, there was a lot of looks that really would work in 2009. Really.

The evening wear collection was a highlight for many, although there was nothing too stunning or too surprising for a closing finale. The section was very polished, and there was a nice variety of looks at a number of price points.

My favorite section was the "Lady Sophisticate" section. Some of the best looks were from the new Ann Taylor collection. I had heard Ann Taylor had updated their image, and the new pieces did not fail me. I'm very excited to continue to see the new direction Ann Taylor moves in.

If you were at the show let us know what your favorite look/section was!


FGI Seattle Board

Monday, October 19, 2009

Seattle’s Fashion Group International Hosts Fall Fashion Event

Seattle’s Fashion Group International is hosting a fall fashion event on Tuesday November 10th at Ummelina Day Spa. Event highlights include a mini trunk show presented by Betsey Blach from Cashmere Wrappings, complimentary hand massages and foot soaks from Ummelina Day Spa and a special presentation by FGI member Margaret Spencer who is a Seattle-based wardrobe stylist. “As a Personal Stylist, I empower women to be their personal best and help find the right fit for their individual shape,” says Margaret. Admission to this event is free to all FGI members and $10 for general admission.

November FGI Event

Tuesday November 10, 2009

Ummelina Day Spa
1525 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Courtney Russell

Monday, October 5, 2009

Only 4 days to the annual EcoLavish Show!

FGI Friends & Fans, did you get your EcoLavish tix? This is Seattle's only eco-conscious fashion show! Don't miss out. Get your tickets today:

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The September Issue

This documentary is an intimate look at the day-to-day activities of Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, with a focus on the "making of" the famed annual September issue of the magazine. Anna Wintour and her fashion team are not on the pulse, but the pulse of the fashion industry, and viewers learn why after watching this documentary.

This is a must see for anyone interested in fashion. FGI Seattle members, the film opened this weekend in the Seattle area. We hope you get a chance to see the film in theatres.

For details check out the official website: