Bellevue Fashion Week comes around every September with a whirlwind of fashion festivities. With complimentary beauty and fashion events happening throughout the week and major runway shows, the guests, hosts and designers hardly caught a break. Fortunately, Intermix and Vogue’s Fall Fashion shopping event allowed guests to pause from the chaos and enjoy a relaxing evening with friends, family and of course, great style.
Vanguard Seattle’s fashion writer Lisa Cole hosted the party, alongside TV personality and fashion/lifestyle expert Lawrence Zarian. Guests received first-hand styling tips from the two while browsing the collections and seasonal trends. As always, Zarian charmed the crowd with his humor and down-to-earth personality. Dressed in John Varvatos, leather and neutrals, his look conveyed a sense of ease. He revealed that his style is always inspired by feeling sexy, and that means being comfortable and confident in whatever you are wearing. Earlier this year, he released his first book, 10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe, a guidebook written for people of all ages on how to look and feel your best. In the book, he offers both practical tips and confidence-building measures to help readers embrace their personal style.
Fashion writer Lisa Cole is somebody who has mastered the art of personal styling… always recreating the latest trends in her own way. Her monthly column Vogue a Trois has cultivated quite the following of women who desire that extra style inspiration that sometimes seems lost in Seattle. At the party, I was able to grab Lisa for a quick minute to see what her fall must-haves are. For those who are a bit hesitant to try the ever-growing fringe trend, these black leather gloves are the perfect option. I love fringe because it adds movement to your ensemble without obstructing an otherwise clean silhouette. So many designers are now working with fringe in a way that takes it beyond the festival-goer bohemian look.
Another favorite of Lisa’s was the Tibi Leona Wool Sandal. This is a great transitional shoe for those wanting to add a bit of fur to their look without overheating. And when temperatures do eventually drop, this Jocelyn fur infinity scarf is a perfect, cozy layer. [isotope_gallery id=”10662″]
Other notable attendees included Brigid Walsh, Director of Special Events and Partnerships at Vogue. Also present was graphic designer Lydia DiGiovanni Voiland, who is also designing a tree for the grand Providence O’Christmas Trees Gala. And while there always seems to be a shortage of men at these shopping extravaganzas, at least former professional skateboarder Philip Trotter-Viterbo made up for for it with his contemporary ensemble styled with shoes he purchased while traveling abroad years ago in Korea. To top off her feather skirt, corporate jet setter Korene Hubacka was personally styled by Zarian and went home in the quintessential black moto jacket by Barbara Bui.
This is Lisa Cole’s second party she has hosted at Intermix, and it was yet another hit. Even better 10 percent of proceeds went to Obliteride benefitting the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Vanguard Seattle is looking forward to what’s to come in the seasons ahead. Until next time, Fashion Week!