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Reveal Fashion Show at the EMP

5 May

Last Friday April 29th EMP had a fashion show to celebrate fashion and it’s role in the culture of Seattle. There was also a live auction where proceeds would go to programs and exhibits fostering creativity.

We were introduced to the auctioneer who auctioned off some amazing experiences, like tickets to Leonardo DiCaprio’s new movie premier in LA. That had to have been the best item in my humble opinion. He also auctioned off tickets to the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. In addition, there were several other items for sale, like Taylor Swift’s signed guitar and tickets to the Grammys. Clothing from the designers featured in the runway show were available for purchase as well.

The designs on the runway were fresh, sassy, and bold. Each line had their own character and style.

Schai uses vegetable dyed animal skins and Italian fabric in her collection. Her style is cutting edge and it represents her beliefs about beauty and comfort.


Photo by Brady Harvey/EMP Museum

Built For Man showed us what it’s really like to be a bad ass, with their leather jumpsuits. The designer knows comfort, using natural fibers for his collection, which is modern and light fitting.


photo by Brady Harvey/EMP Museum

Tom Ordonio’s clothing line is both modern and fashion forward. His clothing is stylish yet has a bold simplicity to it. You can make a statement in these clothes. His clothing gives you confidence.


Photo by Brady Harvey/EMP Museum

You can be sure to show individuality with Ozen’s designs. His items are all hand-crafted ranging from every day wear to custom-made. You will definitely turn heads wearing any of his items.


Photo by Brady Harvey/EMP Museum

The designer’s love for the Pacific Northwest shows through in Silvae’s collection. She loves the fine arts and is inspired by the wilderness. There is a soft elegance to her pieces.


Photo by Brady Harvey/EMP Museum

EMP raised over $59,000 from this event. For more info on EMP, click here.

Pratt Studio’s Gallery 54 Exhibition and Guided Tour

23 Apr

Pratt Fine Arts Center was established in 1976 and it has given artists and students a hands-on learning and working environment ever since. Many well-known artists have started their careers in Pratt studios. This year marks their 33rd Annual Fine Art Auction displaying many works of all different kinds.The theme of the auction is 70’s inspired, along with some of the art pieces.

Studio 54 DR and MJ

The evening before this auction takes place, the Arts Center will have its exhibition tour open to the public free of charge. Micheal Monroe, Director Emeritus of the Bellevue Arts Museum will be leading guided tours starting at 7:30 pm. At this exhibition, the silent auction will also begin.


You will get to see many colorful paintings, sculptures, jewelry, vases, photography, prints and much more created from different master artists, including Dale Chihuly. Man of these artists are locally and nationally recognized. View the catalog here.

The Gallery 54 Exhibition and Guided Tour is tomorrow April 24th from 6-9 pm.

The Pratt Studio 54 33rd Annual Fine Art Auction is Saturday April 25th.

For more info on both these events, click here.

InterIm ICDA Gala Fundraiser

10 Jul

On June 11th 2011, the Refresh 2011 Annual Dinner and Auction for InterIm CDA took place. This fundraiser was at the Grand Hyatt and at least 200 people were in attendance.

There was a live auction, silent auction and a Dessert Dash at this event. I was responsible for the dessert dash. My responsibilities included procuring desserts, creating map of pick up sites, meeting with Fundraising Manager and Event Planner, Nancy Ko and board members to discuss logistics, shopping for decor, and set-up of dessert dash table.

I called Seattle restaurants and bakeries with good reviews on Yelp to ask for donations to this auction as well as visit their businesses.

During the dessert dash, each guest at a table gives money to their table’s “money pot”, and the table with the most money gets first pick of a dessert of their choice.

The Dessert Dash raised over $4100 for InterIm CDA. This organization provides community development and low-income housing for the International District. It was my pleasure to be part of such a great cause.

Thank you to all the dessert donors listed below…

The Palomino

Jodee’s Desserts

Seattle Pie Company

Odd Fellows

Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company


The Essential Baking Company

Sweetness Catering

Meena Mathis

Top Pot Dougnuts


Pete’s Perfect Toffee

Luxe Lollies

Ray’s Boathouse

Bakery Nouveau

Irwin’s Bakery

Piroshky Piroshky

Macrina Bakery

Richard Loo

Tom Im

Julie Lee

Special thank you to all the volunteers that helped set-up for the dessert dash. Thanks for your hard work.

For more information on InterIm ICDA go to http://www.interimicda.org.

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