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.

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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!