Ah, Fashion First. Every year, I look forward to this event because not only do I get to see Executive Director, Joan Kelly, I get to see what the best retailers in Seattle have to offer this season. But Fashion First is not just one of the best fashion shows in Seattle, it’s also a fundraiser for local non-profit organizations. This year, the show’s beneficiaries were The Crescent Moon Foundation and Outdoors for All Foundation. The event raised money through a wine pull, a Kendra Scott jewelry pull (where I got lucky with this little number) and of course, the live auction. At the end of the night, the event raised $115,000!
Next, of course, came the fashion show produced by Terri Morgan of TCM Models (who always puts on a fabulous show). We got to see great fall/winter looks from Intermix, Fash Shop, Sway & Cake, Mercer, Butch Blum, Canopy Blue, MB Finds, Composure by Kelly, Carlisle by Diana Wampold, David Lawrence and fashion design students from The Art Institute of Seattle. If you missed out on the show this year, make sure to follow @fashionfirstsea on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for info on next year’s event.
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Fashion First Seattle
As Seattle’s longest-running and best-attended independent fashion show, Fashion First was founded to provide an affordable, but powerful, cutting-edge social media and marketing platform for the Seattle area fashion retailers and designers. Fashion First is the intersection where designers, small business owners, and the fashion-forward consumers meet, creating a network of fashion enthusiasts unlike any other in this thriving city. For more information, visit fashionfirstseattle.com.
The Crescent Moon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established by Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, dedicated to supporting the educational pursuits of underprivileged children. The Rising Moon Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students that demonstrate a commitment to their community, excel in leadership and who are in need. For more information, visit crescentmoonfoundation.org.
Outdoors For All Foundation transforms lives through outdoor recreation and is a national leader in delivering adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities. More than 2,400 individual exercise their abilities annually thanks to the training and support of more than 700 volunteers. Outdoors for All’s programs include snow-boarding, snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing, cycling, hiking, yoga, kayaking, day camps, rock-climbing, camping and custom events. Proceeds from Fashion First will support the seven-week day camp programming at Magnuson, Marymoor and Lake Sammamish State Parks. For more information, visit outdoorsforall.org.