Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Seattle CRAVE Business Chat: To Blog or Not to Blog

Our very own Sydney Chavez will be a speaker at this event!

Seattle CRAVE Business Chat: To Blog or Not to Blog

Speakers: Monica Guzman ( and Sydney Chavez (
When: Sunday June 27th, 2-4pm
Where: Sodo Photo - 2020 Airport Way S. Seattle
Tickets: $25 per person

Have you been CRAVEing a blog as part of your business' online strategy? We've got two of Seattle's best and brightest bloggesses at our June Biz Chat. These blog intelligentsia will show you what it takes to get a dynamic blog up and running. Learn how they've turned blogging into an important part of their business strategy, expanding their network and opening the door for new opportunities. Explore options between WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Posterous and more. Discover how you can create new customer opportunities for your blog readers.

Our CRAVE Chatsbring together amazing entreprenesses in an informal, conversational setting. Connect with some of the best and brightest Seattle intelligentsia and enhance your network with fabulous new resources!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

UW Fashion: Concept to Market Certificate Program Final Presentations

June 7th, 2010 The FGI Sponsored the UW Fashion Concept to Market Certificate Final Presentations. Twelve students presented their marketing concept and designs to Fashion Professionals, FGI members and other students. Each were given a chance to spend ten minutes with FGI Board members for their presentation and a question and answer period. The work varied from hats and petite shoes to a line of ballroom dancewear and knitted dresses. An amazing UW themed desert buffet was presented by Half Past Lavish and included macrons from Starry Nights Catering and Trophy Cupcakes.

News from FGI NY

The Latest Issue of the FGI Bulletin awaits you at:
(either click on this link or copy and paste into your browser window)

Dear FGI Member,

The FGI Bulletin went digital last May and is now published online as a full color Internet magazine. Our shift from print to an entirely digital product enables us to expand our editorial content and deliver the latest news from FGI faster and more efficiently than ever.

Some of the terrific new additions you'll find online in the Bulletin include in-depth special reports and more topical features. Of course, all your favorite features will remain in the mix. The bulletin will continue to be written and edited by our Publications Committee.

Also for your exclusive viewing is a recap of our recent Regional Directors' Conference written by Susan Alveshere, regional director of our Seattle group. Read all about this dynamic 3 day event at:

Past issues are available online in the member's only area of For access:

* Go to Member's Login screen (either at the top right, at Members on the red navigation bar
or just click on the FGI Bulletin picture)

* Login by using your email (if you need to update your email, call FGI at 212.302.5511) and your password. If you never received a password or cannot remember it, follow the prompts and FGI will automatically send you one.

* After login, the newest FGI Bulletin and past issues can be simply read online or printed by clicking on the bulletin picture. (if the pdf does not open right away, just save it and then open it)

Here at FGI, it has always been our mission to be at the forefront of fashion and work to bring our members the best and most important tools to enhance their professional development. I'm confident in its new digital format, you'll find the Bulletin a vital way to stay in touch with fellow FGI members around the global.

Thank you for your continued support.


Margaret Hayes

Friday, June 4, 2010

SCCC Line/Portfolio Show

Please join us in celebrating with the
2010 Apparel Design graduates
as they present their Final Line/Portfolio Show on

Tuesday, June 15
9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Seattle Central Community College Room 1110

For more information please call 206-903-3223

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The 2010 RD Conference in NY

Susan and myself went to NY for the FGI Regional Directors Conference last month and met with many of the different regions of FGI. It was quite fun and really interesting hearing about the ups and downs of all the other chapters. It really put everything in perspective.

Susan was kind enough to sum it up for you all so we could share the info with all of you. Enjoy!

Oh and Seattle won the Membership Award!!