Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fashion First

Fashion First fashion show was held Thursday August 7Th. This years venue was the Lake Union Park Naval Reserve Building. The purpose of the evening was to raise money for the Starlight Starbright Foundation. We were greeted with a red carpet and "paparazzi." Inside there were fashionable people on two floors. The upper floor was for the VIP guests. A silent auction was in full swing as well as raffle tickets being sold. The show began with Ron and Don from Kiro710 radio show hosting a live auction. After the live auction, the main event began. Local boutiques were invited to submit fall clothes to grace the runway. 12 stores submitted their latest items for fall. The clothes, shoes and handbags were amazing. Sabrina Love (a UFN supporter) had several of her bags going down the runway with the clothes. A favorite of both mine and Tarah's was the Milano Bourdeaux in burgundy patent leather. Another UFN supporter, Clutch, also had some amazing bags in the show. There were a couple of highlights that had a different focus. The first was the celebrity male models showing off the clothes of Marqsmen. Another was 5 designers from Seamless in Seattle. Seamless in Seattle was an event put on by Seattle Magazine to spotlight some of the best up and coming designers. The 5 that were highlighted had some great fashions. One included Karly Orr who had won Project Red Dress earlier this year. The final highlight was an amazing wedding dress designed by students of the Seattle Art Institute. The dress was worn by Josie Bissett (think Melrose Place). This was one of the best show that I have attended. It was well organized, had a charity focus, spotlighted local boutiques and local designers, and went off without a hitch (at least to those of us who were in attendance). I look forward to see what they put together next year. To see pictures of the evening click here Fashion First pictures