Lining the entrance to the venue were life-size sketches of all the dresses entered into the competition. They were beautifully done and I wanted them all! I appreciate sketches because they remind me of the connection between fashion and art. A sketch captures the original idea and it's fun to compare it to the final product.
The Fairmount Olympic Hotel was beautifully nestled in-between skyscrapers downtown Seattle. It had this flare of old school glamor that lingered from the billowy draping within to the doormen outside. I love seeing Seattle women shed their Northface jackets and Tivas, revealing their inner glamor girl. Before I made my way into the show, I had to pick up my press pass at the ticket table. What made me smile was the fact that Project Runway contestant, Blayne Walsh, had to wait in line behind me. I guess reality TV shows don't guarantee red carpet treatment anymore.