Bellevue Fashion Week Finale with Rachel Zoe!

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day at Bellevue Fashion Week was better than the one before, and by Day 4 we were all in a state of high expectation, and to be honest, a little light-headed from the fabulous-ness of it all! On our last day in Bellevue, we started with breakfast and a little shopping, then around 1pm met up at Bellevue Square for a special Fashion Forcast presentation with RACHEL ZOE. See those seats? Yup, front two rows, just for our
#StyleSpyGirlPosse! We were so stoked!!

fashion week rachel zoeCara Crowley & Rachel Zoe on stage… And that’s us, front 2 rows on the right!

fashion week rachel zoeReady for some Fall trend predictions?

fashion week rachel zoeRachel and Vogue’s Events Director Cara Crowley shared their Fall Fashion forecast, hitting all the major trends like Bohemian prints, moto jackets, shearling trim outerwear, fringe, long coats, and more!fashion week rachel zoefashion week rachel zoeWhen Cara asked Rachel “What is the one trend you think people should try and incorporate into their wardrobes, if they are on a tight budget?” Rachel responded, “Grey. It’s such a major color right now, and it’s so versatile you can do a ton with it.”

fashion week rachel zoeRachel was SO much fun, and a wealth of style information. I asked her if the “No white after Labor Day rule could be over and done with for good,” and she responded, “It’s definitely OVER! I love wearing white, all year round!” There it is, folks – the official word from global stylist pro Rachel Zoe. Now stop giving me nasty looks when I wear white jeans in January!

fashion week rachel zoeRachel was totally fab, and we enjoyed the presentation. Bye for now, Ms. Zoe! See you at the Vogue Fashion Show in the evening!

But then things got…

                                                              Even…

BETTER!

fashion week rachel zoeTA-DA!!!

Sorry the pic above is a little grainy, but we got a surprise meet & greet with the fabulous fashion maven herself, Rachel Zoe! We were dying! Seriously!!! Here are a few more…

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And now, on with the Fashion Show…

fashion week rachel zoeMy outfit: Dress by Rooney Mae Couture (Boise designer) / Chain Collar Necklace by BCBG / Handbag by Zac Posen (thank you Angie!)

Front row, just feet from Rachel Zoe (so basically she’s the one taking this photo – just kidding! No, we’re totally BFF’s with her by this point.)

fashion week rachel zoeCara Crowley emceed the show… And that blonde head right above the word blonde is Rachel Zoe! See, I said we were close, ha ha. 😉

fashion week rachel zoeHOTTEST ticket in town – let the show begin!

finale fashion week rachel zoefashion week rachel zoeNo! We’re having TOO much fun! Squeeee!!!!

fashion week rachel zoeTotally NOT stalking! Just had to get this shot of Ammo with Rachel Zoe… Up top… Cute redhead with the gorgeous smile! 😉

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finale fashion week rachel zoefinale fashion week rachel zoefinale fashion week rachel zoeThat look, above, is me totally NOT freaking out because Rachel just gave me a little Hello smile and head nod from across the aisle. Wassup, oh amazing woman who is the inspiration behind every self-made fashion business woman on the planet? Yeah you… Thank you Rachel Zoe.

And then, after the show ended, our #girlposse hopped up on the stage and had a blast taking photos together, because it was our last night and the next day we’d all have to return to “real life.” 😉

finale fashion week rachel zoe finale fashion week rachel zoeMe and Ammophotog, our amazing and talented team photographer!

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fashion week cara crowleyMe and Vogue Events Director Cara Crowley. She’s fabulous!

ashley and ammoAshley and Ammo

fashion week rachel zoe stylespygirlMe and H&M Spokesmodel Ashley T. Barkley – follow her awesome social media feed on Insta!

fashion week rachel zoe stylespygirlCassie and Brenda

fashion week rachel zoe stylespygirlMe and the rad babes from Intermix, where we had a great shopping party two days before!

Whew, what a wild night! We stayed out late, made the most of every minute, and had a wonderful time. HUGE thanks to the Bellevue Collection for throwing such a posh, elegant, classy, AMAZING fashion week!!! We loved every minute of it, and can’t wait to come back again next year!!!

XOXO,
Tanya

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Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection, Day 3!

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Day three began with a very special project: we all converged on Nordstrom in Bellevue Square, and had a party designing our own shoes!!!  Yes, totally and for real! Nordstrom has this new program called Shoes of Prey, where you sit down at an iPad and peruse through hundreds of example shoe styles, from flats to boots to sky-high platform heels. When you find something that inspires you, you click on it and begin to build.shoes of prey stylespygirl

What height of heel do you want? What color do you want the heel to be on the underside? What kind of material do you want the sole to be? Lace up, or ankle strap? I have to admit, it was almost overwhelming. So many options!shoes of prey stylespygirl

shoes of prey stylespygirlAmmo’s fun & creative style, in progress!

shoes of prey stylespygirlWhew! Special thanks to Nordstrom Bellevue for hosting us, and for the yummy lattes from their cafe while we shoe designed! Can’t wait to see our creative choices show up in the mailbox. ❤

Next stop: Hair & Makeup! The Bellevue Collection was packed with beauty stations throughout the lower level of the mall, with stylists from dozens of hair & makeup shops – everyone from Sephora to Nordstrom had specialists ready to assist us in quick updos and makeup perks-ups! shoes of prey stylespygirlshoes of prey stylespygirlbellevue fashion week stylespygirlbellevue fashion week stylespygirlBabes!

After getting beautified, we got ready to rock the evening’s Fashion Show: the Posh Party Trend Show with RACHEL ZOE!!! Yeah, pretty excited. This just keeps getting better & better!!!

bellevue fashion week stylespygirlFrom left: Me, Jody, Beth, Rishon, Angie, Christina, Cassie, Leticia, Danielle, Ashley, Allison, Brenda, & Ammo

bellevue fashion week stylespygirlbellevue fashion week stylespygirlbellevue fashion week stylespygirlbellevue fashion week stylespygirlPosh party girls love pictures!!! Words can’t even begin to describe how thrilled we are to be here! 😀

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Loved meeting up with fellow bloggers & fashion babes from around the Seattle/Bellevue area!

bellevue fashion week stylespygirlSqueeeee, she was going to sit right in front of meeeee! She stood & hosted instead, but this fell off her seat so I’M KEEPING IT! 😉 Shh, don’t tell.

rachel zoe bellevue fashion week stylespygirlAnd then she came out… And I might have screamed just a little.
rachel zoe bellevue fashion week stylespygirlThe unparalleled Rachel Zoe, talking about Fall Fashion trends and how Pacific Northwesterners are lucky because they get to wear her favorite fashion piece almost year-round: a jacket! She told us that fall is her favorite season, one which she would love to design for year-round, and forget spring. She said, “Fall is so much better! You get to wear beanies and more clothes… I think I’m moving to Bellevue.”

bellevue fashion week stylespygirlOn with the show! Trending: Glam Rock. Fringe, buckles, leather, sexy shoes, metallic heels, dark colors.

bellevue fashion week stylespygirlDark Romance: Velvet, pointy heels, sheer fabrics, patterned tights, crosses, white blouses, and lace, lace, lace!!!

bellevue fashion week rachel zoeGood Twill: Grey on grey, tweed, twill, checks, black & white, tailored but cozy

bellevue fashion week rachel zoeMore Good Twill looks. Capes & long jackets!

bellevue fashion week rachel zoeTouch of Luxe: Furs/faux furs, glitter, brooches, shiny dresses, metallic fabrics, lots of white

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The biggest standout trends to me were: Ankle boots with metal heels, 70’s bohemian looks are sticking around, capes, long coats, belted coats (think 80’s style), shearling on everything, thigh-high suede boots, 60’s style color blocking, patterned stockings, lace, and lots and lots of grey.

Whew, this is just day 3! Day 4, Saturday Sept. 26th is the MAJOR day, with two shows and some up close & personal time with Rachel Zoe Stay tuned! 😀

XOXO,
Tanya

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Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection, Day 1!

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This week I had the thrilling privilege to gather a group of gorgeous ladies and fly over to Bellevue, WA for the 10th Anniversary of Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection! We got off to a slow start at the Boise airport, thanks to some flight delays, but had fun getting to  know each other and chatting about all the fashion shows coming up… and the shopping we couldn’t wait to do!fashion week stylespygirl ammophotogfashion week stylespygirl ammophotog~Cassie, Leticia, and Brenda~

DSC00758~ Ashley, Allison, Christina~

DSC00759On the plane at last – woohoo! Seven of our crew of 12…

DSC00772Babes at Sea-Tac!

DSC00781First stop: champagne and lunch at Pearl!

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DSC00788Swags bags and goodies in our hotel suite, courtesy of the Bellevue Collection ❤

DSC00823Pre-party with these fab dolls, waiting for the Independent Designer Runway Show

DSC00804~ Lovely Christina!~DSC00806~ Rad babes Ashley, Jody, & Beth ~

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Our fab fashion photog, the always-styling Ammophotog!

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DSC00807~ Allison, Christina, Danielle ~

DSC00840Let the show begin! Eight local designers have worked hard to produce their fashion lines, competing for a panel of judges PLUS the coveted audience vote!

DSC00908Daniel Ressa | danielressa.com

DSC00990RO2 by Rana Ottaviani

DSC01002wRO2 by Rana Ottaviani

DSC01037Dream Dresses by PMN | Phuong Nguyen

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Finale

DSC01039Varsha Agarwal, with model | varshaagarwal.com

DSC01041Victoria Postolit By Victoria Postolit, with model | victoriapostolit.com

DSC01043Daniel Ressa by Daniel Ressa, with model | danielressa.com (I want his finale plaid Grunge dress – so chic!!)

DSC01044Blufur by Iris Klein | blufur.com

DSC01046Dawson & Deveraux by Sophia Karen, with model | dawson-deveraux.com

DSC01047Cute Like Mad by Jeannette Svenski Li, with model | cutelikemad.com

DSC01048RO2 by Rana Ottaviani | ro2designstudio.com

DSC01053Announcing the Winner of the People’s Choice award, Varsha Agarwal

DSC01063The grand prize winner of IDRS, Phuong Nguyen of Dream Dresses. Congratulations, Phuong!

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Had fun representing Boise style, in my own plaid dress by the very talented Treasure Valley designer Retro Hunny. Got tons of compliments on this lovely piece, with lots of requests for photos, so I figured it deserved a turn on the runway! 😉 Love it, Retro Hunny!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for more Fashion Week photos, including the Posh Party Runway Show hosted by RACHEL ZOE!!!

XOXO,
Tanya

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