Thursday, April 29, 2010

élise Magazine

Seattle Regional Director, Susan Alveshere, was hired at the end of February 2010 by Designer Bloc to be the Editor in Chief of their new magazine entitled, élise Magazine. Check it out! Way to go Susan!!

élise Magazine is an international publication with a focus on luxury fashion and lifestyle which debuted on April 28, 2010. To reflect the magazine’s eco-conscious perspective, élise is published in a digital, interactive mode as well as a limited-circulation print edition. Print edition copies can be purchased exclusively online at é élise can be viewed free at

While striving to promote sustainability, élise features the latest trends in global fashion and the hottest new designers, as well as beautiful photography and intriguing articles all within an e-flip interactive and hot-linked magazine that can take the reader directly to online shops, websites, and direct email, that are linked within the magazine to the web.

Technologically advanced, élise merges with weekly updates of runway, fashion photography, blogging, and an interactive fashion community for its readers online.

Editor in Chief of élise Magazine is Susan Alveshere, who is formerly of Beauty Revolution Magazine which had a circulation of 170,000. Alveshere is also a Regional Director for Fashion Group International, a global, non-profit organization that supports the fashion and design industry.

CEO David Stoyanov is also the CEO of Designer Bloc, publisher of élise Magazine. Designer Bloc partners with the University of Washington for educational and publishing experiences for students. As a strong supporter of education, élise will continue to partner with colleges and universities internationally.

élise staff and contributors includes award-winning and recognized writers, artists, and designers such as Emmy Award-nominated Lori Ann Robinson, luxury jeweler Nancy Grando, and couture designer and stylist Giuseppe Grazioli.

To find out more: or

Monday, April 26, 2010

Rockaholic National Tour Bus Event

Please Join Salon Ciba and TIGI Haircare and Cosmetics for a Rockin Cinco De Mayo from 5:30pm-9:30 pm!

Salon Ciba's most sought after hairstylists will be offering $10.00 haircuts to be donated to Children's Research Hospital!!!

Come have fun the "Rockaholic Salon on Wheels", Guitar Hero contests, local Seattle Rock band, door prizes and more!

Friday, April 23, 2010

"Jewels" Unveiled

Seattle FGI Member, Cameron Levin, will have her cocktail line, "Jewels", featured in Ethan Jack Harrington's 10-piece oil painting series, and both will be unveiled at Amber in Belltown for the Susan G. Komen event (click on the flyer below). Come out and show her your support!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Eco-Chic Expo Blooms this May Day in Seattle

Interactive Green Lifestyle Event Debuts to Share Tips and Tricks to Going Green

Eco-Chic Expo: an interactive green lifestyle event launches May 1st to prove that going green is more stylish and easier than some think. Showcasing more than 15 local companies in every lifestyle category, Eco-Chic Expo exhibitors will entertain and educate guests of this free event about how to live more sustainably. The latest harvest from three local, eco-friendly companies – Tread Light Gifts, and Satsuma Designs - the Eco-Chic Expo will be held Saturday, May 1st at the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center from 10a-2p.

“Going green isn’t all about having a chicken coop and composting, although those are great ways to live sustainably! We want to share with our community that a greener life can be easy, fun, even fashionable,” quips Tracy Anderson, Eco-Chic Co-founder and CEO of Tread Light Gifts. Among other demonstrations and interactive how-tos, guests can learn how to create a landscape to feed a family, make organic paper for writing and wrapping, mix up non-toxic, all natural cleaning products, enjoy natural spa treatments and complimentary brow and lip sugaring, design green interior spaces, fashion organic clothing and jewelry, swap gently used kids clothing and gear, and enjoy an Eco-Chic Expo exclusive, a Dante Inferno’s Eco-Dog!

Designed to connect community with accessible, fun ways to live a greener life, event organizers reached out to local lifestyle brands known for their commitment to sustainability. “At thinknow, we believe sustainability or 'being green' is not a single effort or one-time fashion statement. It’s a lifestyle, a community ethos and a plan for the world's future. The Eco-Chic Expo presents an excellent platform to participate in a premiere eco-community effort to inform and inspire a great local audience,” shares Becky Ellis, exhibitor and eco-friendly jewelry designer.

“There are so many levels of green and just as many ways to go green. Being green can be as simple as remembering your mom’s voice reminding you turn off the lights when you leave a room or rinse out that Ziploc bag to use again,” laughs Sarah Bell, Eco-Chic Co-Founder and CEO of, an online consignment community for families.

Bell will moderate two family gear swaps at 11a and 1p where gently used, durable and beautiful brands will be passed on to greener pastures. Guests planning to swap their gently used baby and children’s items are invited to visit to register for the swaps.

About Eco-Chic Expo
Eco-Chic Expo: an interactive green lifestyle event is the first travelling local showcase of sustainable lifestyle companies working to educate, encourage and entertain Seattleites interested in going green in any part of life: home, health, food, fashion, baby, beauty, interiors, travel and more. For more information, visit

About Eco-Chic Expo Creators
Tread Light Gifts offers eco-friendly, yet eco-chic gifts that you will be proud of giving to your friends, family, colleagues, and even yourself. Tread Light Gifts believes that you don't have to sacrifice style in order to live a life that is earth conscious. is an easy way for people to sell their used kid's stuff directly to people who want to buy it.

Satsuma Designs creates all natural gifts and gear for baby and home. Made in Seattle and sold around the world to comfort and clothe babies of all ages.

FGI DVD Fall Trend Show at SPU - May 19th

Please join us for the showing of the 2010 Fall Trend DVD show.

Following the presentation there will be a panel discussion regarding Fall Trends by some local experts.

Wednesday May 19th 7:00-8:30pm
DVD Fall Trend Show
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Ave. West
Seattle 98119
Peterson Hall Room 201

Panel Speakers:
Lisa Vian Hunter:
Tamara Donaghy:

Members prepay-$15 (pay below) or Door-$20

Non-members prepay-$20 (pay below) or Door $25

Students prepay $6 (pay below - student ID required) or Door $12

Parking is free in the unnumbered spots in the Dravus parking lot.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Save the Date! Spring Runway Fashion Show May 21, 2010

ALSO: FGI Member, Lisa Vian Hunter, is now officially a Project Runway applicant, having sent in her completed paperwork, photos, videos and design samples as required. Hopefully, Lisa gets selected to be on the show. Fingers crossed everybody! Best of luck Lisa!!