Posts from the ‘Seattle’ Category

Project Red Dress 2012

Project Red Dress is coming this week. Are you ready? It’s not only great fashion show to inspire, create, challenge, it’s an opportunity to raise money for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. Taking its cue from TV’s Project Runway, each of the twelve contestant’s create their vision in red. The event culminates with a gala fashion show at the Spanish Ballroom the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

Purchase Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets

Rene Ropas Doll house prom recap with Video

It has been hard for me to put into words what just happened last week. I’m still in a kind of shock. After months of hype with high expectations, Rene Ropas: Team Unstoppable stepped up, and turned our world upside down. The NW designer scene, and quite possibly the entire city of Seattle will never be the same.
No joke.
Designer Morgan Carson’s team just did the fashion equivalent to being the 1st group to break the speed of light. Every designer, blogger, or industry person I know who was there all felt the same. The depth of the glamour that was shown is hard to fully articulate. Even the pictures don’t do it justice. Let me try….
In one of the savviest brand alliances of all time, Google Places (Or Google: Seattle if you prefer) announced they were sponsoring Rene Ropas’ next runway fashion show. We should’ve known then that this would be game-changing. This pulled the dual effect of not only highlighting how intelligent Google’s selection was, (Finding a local’s local who could hang with the luxury fashion crowds.) but also confirming what many of us already knew: that this prodigy is a leader in intelligent design.

The 1st presentation was the Infiniti ready to wear collection. The models came out with poise to music that sounded like a Tron-like sonata, and proceeded to march one after the other in a complex geometric pattern that insured every person in the 500 person crowd had a great view at the garments. The cut and texture of these pieces had the simultaneous effect of being adventurous, yet subdued in a very intricate, but feminine way. The audience was blown back by the presence, then immediately drawn in to study why….
The fall avant garde collection, Femme Au Foyer, turned it up a notch. It dazzled with it’s future-shock, and you would’ve thought Google’s technicians themselves were taking instruction from Team Unstoppable on how to design quality couture with LED. (I really hope these 2 parties collaborate again.) Rene Ropas made an unspoken point that clothing could still be innovative while also being organic.

The event wrapped up nicely with Morgan thanking the audience, and then being challenged to a dance battle. Yep. Co-sponsor Shocking Goat’s mascot “Mister Fresh” came out and flirtatiously started breakdancing. Morgan Carson did not miss a beat as she brought it back to him on the dance floor that ended with her pulling him by his tie. It broke the ice and motivated all those in attendance to join them, celebrating the fact that the NW may finally be close to crafting a new unique aesthetic that nobody else has seen anywhere else. It was an unforgettable night. It was full of joy. And it was UNSTOPPABLE.

By Nathaniel Luke

Rene Ropas Dollhouse Prom

Doll House Prom

Have you heard about Rene Ropas Dollhouse Prom yet? I don’t want to give too many details but this one you can’t miss! Not only will you see the fall ready to wear collection, Infiniti from Rene Ropas and a fashion video by Brett Renville, you will enjoy live music and many other fun distractions throughout the night with highlighted appetizers and personalized gifts for VIP guests. This will be an event to remember with a special art showcase by Kemba Opio, a fashion concept artist in Seattle that will transport you into the world of Femme Au Foyer.

Community is crucial and a portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profit The Mona Foundation who supports grass root education initiatives worldwide impacting children, women and families. www.monafoundation.org. Sponsors include Neuro Drinks, Shocking Goat, Yelp, Google Places and more.

Limited advanced tickets available now at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/192585. With Our special VNT code you can get 5$ off a general or VIP ticket!

Socializing for Social Change recap video

Did you happen to miss Socializing for Social Change tweet up event last week? If you did it’s ok there will another one coming soon. Until then we have a recap video of some of the highlights. Check it out!

Columbia City Chow Down (Video)

Did get get your tickets to the Columbia City Chow Down yet? One lucky winner in this video won a free passport ticket. Was it you? Find out as visualnoisetype.com interviews one of the participating restaurants. Island Soul Caribbean.

Socializing For Social Change July 28th

Socialize For Social Change is coming!

Join us for a fun-filled evening to Socialize For Social Change on Tia Lou’s newly remodeled Las Vegas style roof top deck!

Why should you attend?

  • Support a good cause
  • Tia Lou’s for happy hour specials
  • Free appetizers
  • Cool local fashion
  • Great music
  • Networking
  • Plus! First 50 attendees will receive a swag bag from our great sponsors!
    Fashionably late comers relax – the raffle available at the door for awesome prizes!

    All proceeds go to Global Music Project.

    What is Global Music Project?

    Global Music Project is non-profit organization representing music fans, artists, event promoters, progressive businesses, social activists, and others who believe in the power of music to attract, educate, and inspire humanity to participate in making a better world.
    http://globalmusicproject.org/about/

    If you have a twitter account don’t forget to use our hashtag #S4SC
    http://socializingforsocialchange.eventbrite.com/

    Oddfellows’ Second Annual Whoopie Pie Bake Off

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    I love sweets. No correction I really really love sweets! I can survive on ice cream and german chocolate cake for weeks on end. So when I heard about Oddfellows Café + Bar Second Annual Whoopie Pie Bake Off I was all in. However before I get into the competition let me explain what a Whoopie Pie is for those who don’t know. A Whoopie Pie is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of baked cookie, pie or cake. In between these cakes is a sweet, creamy filling or frosting. Think of something close to a Oreo cookie or a ice cream sandwich.

    Bake off contestants were made up of professional and amateur bakers. Whoopie Pie entries were apprised by the crowd and a unique panel of official judges. Categories during the competition were: Home-Baker, Professional, and Gluten-Free/Vegan, with prizes for best classic and best non-traditional Whoopie Pies in each category. The prize for winning the Crowd Favorite Whoopie Pie will be an invitation to be a judge in the contest next year!

    Columbia City Chow Down July 26th

    Support a great cause while dining out at some of Columbia City’s fabulous restaurants!

    Purchase a Columbia City Chow Down passport and get a chance to sample tasty bites from Columbia City’s best restaurants. Columbia City Chow Down proceeds benefit the Rainier Valley Food Bank.

    The Columbia City Chow Down
    July 26, 2011
    5 to 9 PM.
    For ticket info check the eventbrite. See you there!

    Participating Restaurants: Banadir Restaurant, Chelsea Deli, El Pilon, Empire Espresso, Full Tilt Ice Cream, Geraldine’s Counter, Island Soul Caribbean Cuisine, Jones Barbeque, La Medusa, St. Dames, Tutta Bella, Verve Bistro, Wabi Sabi

    Haute Summer Night: Fashion on the Boardwalk

    Neuro Drinks presents: Haute Summer Night: Fashion on the Boardwalk

    Keep your schedule open this Friday, June 24, for a carnival-inspired evening dedicated to celebrating Seattle fashion, summer and fun!Join us for drinks, food, games, and runway show. The event of the summer!
    Runway show will showcase 4 local independent designer summer collections including lingerie and swimwear!

    Presenting Designers:
    Heidi Fish Swimwear
    Ana Louie Apparel
    Rene Ropas
    Suite No. 237

    For more details check out the eventbrite

    Product Runway 2011

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    Product Runway was a celebration of design, a celebration of creativity and just a celebration! Interior designers and architects flaunted their creativity and technical skills by producing couture fashion constructed out of interior finish materials. These designers were divided into teams. Garments were made from carpet, ceramic tile, wall coverings and upholstery. Four leaders in the fashion and architecture world were selected as judges to pick the best fashion team of the night with the most creativity and design. The fifth and final judge was selected in a impromptu drawing.

    From start to finish this show was not to be missed. Opening the fashion show was the legendary breakdancing crew; Massive Monkees. Their dance moves electrified the audience while Dj Swervewon played an energetic set of hip-hop selections. After the Monkees dance set the fashion judges were introduced by host Darnell Sue (founder of girl power hour). Darnell set the tone of “transitional fashion” by coming out in an unique outfit that morphed from bold to elegant in minutes. Soon after the runway models presented their designers/stylist’s take on transitioning fashion that dazzled the mind. In the end Basetti Architects took the crown with their retro-futurism look.

    This part runway fashion show, theatrical production and indulgence fest also boasted culinary snacks. French fries with beef sliders and a variety of hot dogs that were provided by Dante’s Inferno Catering. Might I add all were very delicious.

    One of my favorite things about Product runway was the audience participation. The audience was engaged and receptive to what was happening during the show. It always fun to be apart of artistic enthusiasts it make the adventure more enjoyable. In closing, this was an experience and I was grateful to have attended this artistic event. I hope IDCW continues to inspire creativity for years to come!