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Eco-Friendly Designer Fashion Show

Last night Mr. Jean of all Trades and I went to Neighbours Nightclub to see fellow Seattle blogger, Jessica of Jump Into Puddles, model in the eco-friendly edition of the Chance Fashion show.

Every month, Chance Fashions hosts a show that focuses on a theme. It could be anything from menswear to swimwear. Eco-friendly was this month’s theme.

First up was Genius Threads, a Florida-based line that reconstructs clothing and gives them new life. You can see the cute button-up skirts used to be men’s shirts. Genius for sure!

genius-threads

Did you notice Jessica in the upper left, strutting her stuff as she walks away? She did a great job modeling the clothes, even though my camera had a hard time capturing the action.

Next up was Epiphany Rose, a local designer with a theatrical and cosplay focus.

epiphany-rose

Lastly, Paper Dollz, another Seattle designer, showed us her upcycled thrift-store-turned-couture apparel. Jessica is in the lower-right frame below.

paper-dollz

The show was a lot of fun and it was great to meet another blogger in real life. Thanks to Jessica for inviting me. I’d never heard of the monthly event and thanks to her, I now have another fashion venue on my list of things to do.

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Zebra Club Fashion Show at Piano Bash

Last night I attended the Zebra Club fashion show at Piano Bash. I was lucky to land VIP tickets to the show, which included an after-party at Munch Bar. Since I had two tickets, I immediately thought of my friend Shannon, the blogger behind The adventures of Lucky Duck. She’s got her finger on the pulse of fashion and I knew she’d be great company.

Shannon

Shannon and I arrived around 8 pm. We received our press passes and goodie bags and walked the red carpet into the venue.

Jean

Shannon accessorized with Badgley Mischka jewelry and shoes. I wore a dress by Selma Karaca. We were welcomed by both the manager and marketing director of Piano Bash. The marketing manager looked adorable in a earthtone strapless mini dress with a tulip hem.

Piano Bash marketing manager

We met a lot of stylish people at the party, including Haarlem, a fellow blogger and NY transplant. He looked sharp in his suit and his accessories matched the red carpet! I think Haarlem is single-handedly proving that Northwest residents have style.

Haarlem

I ran into other Seattle-based bloggers too: Jess from The Suburb Experiment, Carolyn from Hey Pretty Thing, and Kimmie from Blue Paper Lanterns.

Oh, and the reason for the event: The Zebra Club fashion show. The show itself was a lot of fun. We watched DJ Topspin provide beats while a rotating group of freestylers took the stage, including Golden Mic King, The Physics, and Don’t Talk to The Cops.

freestyling

The models came out and walked to the live music. I noticed a trend of texture mixing in the clothing the models were wearing. They wore free-flowing garments with contrasting accessories. This delicate dress and chunky boots exemplifies that.

model

I saw a lot of plaid (always a good thing, especially for fall). Models wore tons of layers, chunky knits, stripes, and tribal-inspired patterns. The proportions were great too. Billowy tops were paired with tights or leggings. Fitted dresses were accessorized with bold jewelry and tough shoes.

model collage

I was glad to see shorts in the fall lineup. Off the runway, these would look great with tights and boots.

two models

The show was a lot of fun and I have a few items on my wish list now. I’ll have to head over to Zebra Club and try on a fantastic long-sleeve mini dress I was drooling over and a chunky, loop-knit jacket one of the models wore so well.

Thanks to Zebra Club for inviting me, and to Piano Bash and Munch Bar for hosting.

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Mad About Plaid: Duvall-Style

Fifth Avenue, Manhattan. Rodeo Drive, Beverley Hills. Main Street, Duvall. That’s right. Duvall.

A couple of weeks ago I attended a fashion show at Match Coffee & Wine in Duvall, WA, a quaint town about 40 minutes east of Seattle. The café is in a great space on Main Street. High ceilings, exposed brick, a fireplace, and lots of art on the walls. The bar was packed, and people stood in the aisles waiting for the show. I sipped on syrah, listened to music, and chatted with Mr. Jean of all Trades.

wine and corks

The show was presented by Chic Essentials, a cute boutique (also on Duvall’s Main Street). Chic Essentials has a great selection of women’s clothing, from basic tanks to trendy tops. I had my eye on a bias cut skirt in a pretty cornflower blue.

Fashion shows are notoriously hard to shoot (moody lighting, moving subjects), and of course, despite taking a ton of photos, there was nothing flattering in the lot. Well, except for one of me, taken by hubby! He took this photo of me before the show, while I was sitting on a bench made of books. It adorns the sidewalk outside of a used bookstore next to Match. It’s especially fitting, since it’s Get Caught Reading month.

plaid

Trench: Thrifted
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Shoes: John Fluevog
Scarf: DIY

After the fashion show, we crossed the street to The Duvall Grill and Tap Room. The service was great, the food was delicious, and the wine warmed me up. They have a good selection of vegetarian items too, which made me happy.

It’s worth the trip to Duvall. It’s a small place, but there are things to do and see and there’s a distinctly artsy vibe about the place. I’ll be back. Maybe to browse through antique shops and boutiques, but probably for the cornflower blue skirt.

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