Fashion First

Fall fashion. It's kind of what everybody in the fashion world lives for, isn't it? Vogue September Issue. New York Fashion Week. Fashion Week EVERYWHERE. 
Summer is fun, but fall is better. (Though I do think we're getting a little carried away with the pumpkin spice latte).

I had the pleasure of attending Fashion First, Seattle's longest running independent fashion show, co-founded and executive produced by Joan Kelly. This year marked the 12th year for Fashion First, which inspired this year's theme, the 12th man (Go Hawks).

One of the greatest things about Fashion First is the attention it draws for independent, local retailers and designers, and putting money back into the local economy. The other amazing thing about the event is as of 2012, it is an official non-profit foundation, and each year raises money for different organizations.

This year's beneficiaries were Inspire Youth Project and the Crescent Moon Foundation. Inspire Youth Project dedicates itself to helping at-risk youth affected by HIV/AIDS. And the Crescent Moon Foundation, started by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback (and former Seahawk) Warren Moon, focuses mainly on education and providing scholarships for kids. 

And...wait for it...through ticket sales and the silent/live auction, there was a total of $100,000 raised to be split between these two great organizations.

These were a few of my favorite looks from the runway:

The last two looks were created by students at the Art Institute of Seattle, and auctioned off at the end of the night. The last model is holding a vinyl bag from the "Seattle colors" collection from Glittersweet

An amazing night for two great causes. Can't wait til next year.

Photos thanks to Jami Davis

 Fabulous Seattle blogger  Mollie in Seattle . Photo by  Team Photogenic.

Fabulous Seattle blogger Mollie in Seattle. Photo by Team Photogenic.

I'm wearing:
Chelsea28 Floral Embroidered Sweater [$88] // Wayf Faux Leather Pleat Skirt - similar one here [$68] // Louise et Cie 'Hermosah' Pump [$118]