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A Fantastic Review! Thank you Seattle Refined and Alyson Andrews!! July 09 2015, 0 Comments


Seattle Fashion Week's custom couture show

Fashion Week - a way to look at the past, present, and future all in once place. Whenever I get to attend a fashion show, I try to be as present and in-the-moment as possible. With iPhones and Instagram, everyone tries to be the first person to post looks from the runway, and it's hard to sometimes not take a photo or video and just enjoy the beautiful creations in front of you. History repeats itself every few decades, so it's fun to see trends popping up in the designs. And obviously, it's hard not to get excited about the future season when attending a fashion show.

Seattle Fashion Week is back and better than ever - for the first time in 5 years, it came back to the 206 after much anticipation. While Seattle gets a bad rep for wearing leggings, goretex, and fleece all the time, everyone wore their most beautiful dresses on Saturday night. It was a night to remember, and I always feel so lucky that I get to attend these shows and support local designers, artists, and creators. Saturday was the finale of the 3 night event, and the night for custom couture. I spotted a few trends throughout the show that I'd like to share with you.

Of course black and white made an appearance, but we also saw a lot of gray, blush, nude, and tan.

Exquisite fabrics
Lace, tulle and sequins, oh my! Every piece was feminine, quirky, and oh so Seattle. Nothing felt too girly, too "done up", or too stuffy. Most of these pieces you could break up and wear day or night, or mix and match them with a leather jacket and some boots to add some edge.

Nothing down the runway was a plain silk dress. Whether it was hand-knit yarm, layering of fabrics, or covered in zippers, prints, or hints of leather, everything was appealing to the eye and put together in the most beautiful way. I love getting inspiration for how to put pieces together, or how to mix and match different fabrics and prints to make an outfit truly my own.

Each and every piece was like nothing I'd ever seen before. Each designer had their own individual take on their collection, and you could tell they put so much time, sweat, tears, and love into their designs.

A huge thank you to the designers for sharing their handwork and beautiful custom art with us - Karen Ashley Fashion, House of Halm by Maria Ham, Morifu, Julie Danforth Design, Erika Bond, Dream Dresses by P.M.N., Juleano, Justin Zachary Bartle, and Boulevard Magenta by Wendy Ohlendorf. I cannot wait for the next SFW event!

Thank you askmissa.com for a great recap of Seattle Fashion Week! July 09 2015, 0 Comments

Recap: Seattle Fashion Week

Seattle Fashion Week returned to the Pacific Northwest this week after years on hiatus with a beautiful vengeance.  With the Emerald City Trapeze Arts as the backdrop, models strutted the runway for four days, wearing exquisitely created pieces made by local designers.

This year, a portion of the proceeds from tickets sold benefitted Runway to Freedom, Fashion First, Chance Fashion, and the Seattle Fashion Week Foundation. Runway to Freedom is committed to empowering survivors of domestic violence by funding local organizations that provide individuals and families with the education and resources needed to get out of dangerous situations and start living healthy lives. Fashion First supports the Inspire Youth Project, which provides the missing social and emotional links for at-risk youth affected by HIV/AIDS, and children transitioning out of familiar environments and supportive communities. Chance Fashion is a non-profit dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to fashion artists of all levels. With nearly six years of monthly fashion shows, this event has showcased a broad variety of talent from nearly every genre of fashion. Chance has also produced events outside Portland, San Francisco, and Hawaii, and has brought in designers to showcase from Texas and Florida.

Designers showcasing their pieces included: Dream Dresses by P.N.M., Erika Bond, Julie Danforth, Morifu, House of Halm, Karen Ashley, Michelle Lesniak, Joshua Christensen, Thoki Tafeni, Ravishing Marketplace, Gina Marie, 11 Degrees South, Poppy & Bloom, Beyond Threads, Elizabeth Jane, Like A Rockstar, Kate Kinkle, Desi Designs, N Spekktor, BBD Fitness, and Richard Sherman 25.

- See more at: http://askmissa.com/2015/06/15/recap-seattle-fashion-week/#sthash.1NjrI1XC.dpuf

Thank you for the awesome review Sasha Glenn and SKNR!!! and of course my gorgeous model Fauzia Nakiyaga February 07 2015, 0 Comments



A Great Article by Shyanna Palmiera! Thank you for telling my story!! February 07 2015, 0 Comments

Go check out R.A.W.R & Read about Karen Ashley Fashion at The Strut To End Alz Fashion Show Hosted Monica Razniewski on my blog @ www.shyannapalmeira.tumblr.com and be on the watch for the next designer to be part of R.A.W.Rs Fashion Fetish! Thank you & I hope you enjoy!

-Shy P.

— with Karen Ashley Langley.

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Stut to End Alz Tickets Still Available January 08 2015, 0 Comments

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The "Strut to End Alz" is a charity fashion show and silent auction which will be held on Saturday, January 17th at the Hotel Monaco (1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101) in their Paris Ballroom.

Re: "Strut to End Alz" fashion show and fund raiser December 31 2014, 0 Comments

Still time to get your tickets, enter the discount code "Karen Ashley" for $5 off!

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What a SHOW! Thank you! Gilda's Club Seattle Surviving with Style Fashion Show and Fundraiser November 21 2014, 0 Comments

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