Bellevue Fashion Week 2010

Am I the only one that thinks it's sad that Bellevue has a better fashion week than Seattle? I mean come on! Seattle started grunge. Seattle is the city people think of regarding 90's fashion. That's pretty amazing since 90's fashion is dripping from all the magazines right now. However, nobody is taking that claim to fame and saying, "Hey, we started grunge, and now we're about to start a whole lot more!" Instead, the Eastside is owning it and has become the official epicenter for NW fashion. Just think - Where was Nordstrom's Chanel Fall 2010 Runway Fashion Show this year? The Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville! And who attended? Vogue's contributing editor, Andre Leon Talley. Now, Bellevue Fashion Week is hosting their acclaimed Vogue event that is sure to tear up Seattle Fashion Week once again. After our horrible experience at Seattle Fashion Week this last year, it's not hard to pose the thought that the Eastside might be better. Remember last year?

Seattle Fashion Week 2009

Bellevue Fashion Week 2009

Since the clothes featured at Bellevue Fashion Week aren't made by local designers, we can't really hate on the fact that Seattle Fashion Week is chalk full of student work. However, if we look at the models alone, there's a clear division of ghetto and glam. The models for Seattle Fashion Week were scrounged from the grimy night clubs in Pioneer Square, and the models for Bellevue Fashion Week were sent from some mysterious heaven where everyone knows how to walk in 6 inch stilettos.

I might work downtown Seattle, but I'm and Eastside girl at heart. When the clock strikes 5, I can't wait to cross that glorious 520 bridge into an Eastside oasis of glamor and fashion (even if there's a toll). If' you're interested in a little Eastside action this evening, check out the Vogue Front Row Fashion Show and see it for yourself. It's a spectacular show designed and executed by Vogue, with fashions from The Bellevue Collection. Last year, I caught myself reaching for my credit card like I was actually going to buy things off the runway. Pshhh. Yea right. However, I'm a college grad this year, and I'm looking at things a little differently. Maybe I will attend the VIP Shopping Night. Maybe I will buy a sweater for 30% off. Who knows?

Buy tickets here.

All Access Tickets are $125. That includes complimentary valet parking, access to the private lounge where you'll enjoy drinks and appetizers before the show, early preferred seating in rows one and two, an exclusive All Access swag bag, a $50 gift certificate to the Bellevue Collection and admittance to VIP Shopping Night following the show.

General Admission Tickets are $75. That includes drink and appetizers, entrance to the show, swag bag, a $20 gift certificate to The Bellevue Collection and admittance to the VIP Shopping Night following the show.

The admission prices might be high, but you can be rest assured that your money won't be going to anyone's Prada shoes. 100% of the ticket price benefits The Moyer Foundation. I've also noticed that higher price shows merit you an actual seat (unlike Seattle Fashion Week) and models aren't dropping it like it's hot when it's not... Okay I'm done. Go to the show, see you tonight, and we can discuss the differences between the two fashion weeks over a cocktail or two.


denise, the prime magpie said...

Loved seeing you again at the big Saturday show! Loved all the feathers and faux fur -- such a nerd for textures.

Darrah said...

It was good to see you too! I want more feathers.

Jordan said...

Oh this all just looks amazing! I would have loved to have been at that show! I will have to try as hard as I can to make it this next year! It looks like you had so much fun! www.republiqofseattle.com