Monday, February 25, 2008

Fashion and Skiing

This past weekend I took my 3 year old for his first ski lesson. Since it was only a one hour lesson I sat in the bar overlooking his lesson as well as the main area that people walked through. I found myself checking out what people had on. I saw a young girl in a pink camo snow suit with matching boots. She was pink camo from head to toe. I saw a couple of men wearing the traditional black jacket that yelled 80's with its neon pink accents. The most interesting outfit was the women walking around in pajama bottoms and boots. I doubt she was skiing in that however it is still quite cold up there. If you are looking for entertainment, head up to the closest mountain on the weekend sit in the bar and enjoy the scenery. It is bound to amuse.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Project Red Dress

12 designers from 4 schools, 16 hours, 5 celebrity judges, 400 guests, Macy's and the American Heart Association can only mean the First Annual Project Red Dress. In case you are not aware of what this all means let me tell you. 12 student fashion designers were selected from 4 fashion programs at Seattle Area colleges. Each student was tasked with designing a red dress. They were given a $200 budget and 16 hours that were spread over 4 saturdays. The top prize was a $3,000 scholarship and their dress displayed in the downtown Seattle Macy's window. The judges included Nick Verreos from 2nd season Project Runway, local couture designer Luly Yang, Seattle Seahawks CFO Martha Fuller, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Style Editor Laura Cassidy, and Seattle Macy's Fashion Director Heather Carney.

The evening was hosted by Poison Waters, who was very entertaining to say the least. The runway show included each designer discussing their dress while the model wearing the dress strutted down the runway. The dresses were as follows:
1. Katherine Andrews - long red off the shoulder dress with a pleated back. The judges found this dress to be a safe choice for a design.
2. Liise Wyatt - dark red short ruffle party dress made out of metallic organza with a large bow on the back. This dress had french seaming and was definately something you would see on a young hollywood starlet according to Nick.
3. Margaret Chin - strapless long red dress with weaving with a cream underlayer.
4. Heather Cozad - Audrey Hepburn style 1950's glamour accented with a black skinny belt.
5. Giuseppe Grazioli - dark red strapless with a deep V front and a tiered bottom.
6. Christen Morris - vneck long dress with a back bustle, very 1800's
7. Karly Orr - 20's era jersey knit with an open back and a brown underside
8. Molly Owen - old hollywood glamour, vneck with a crisscross back
9. Abigail Pleiss - one shoulder with a woven bottom on one side and the shoulder, buckle on the back bottom of the dress. The judges found this dress to be a modern new look.
10. Christianna Sterling - short cocktail dress
11. Caitlin Stone - long dress with a braided waist and neck, low back.
12. Quy Vu - deep red dupioni silk with chiffon straps and train and python lining.

After all the dresses were shown, the audience voted their favorite as well as the judges chose the top 3. The peoples choice award went to Quy Vu.
First Place was Karly Orr
2nd Place was Abigail Pleiss

3rd Place was Quy Vu
All in all it was a fun evening and raised money for the American Heart Association. I personally cannot wait for next years show. To see all the pictures click here