Connie Blumenthal

The Most Seasoned Real Estate Connoisseur in Greater Seattle and Mercer Island Luxury Real Estate Markets

Fashion First Seattle Raises $82K for Rise n Shine.

The other night marked the 8th Annual Fashion First Seattle Runway Show and Auction.  

The final numbers are in, and this year's event did much more that put on a great show :

"We are excited to announce that the event raised over $82,000 for Rise n' Shine. That's enough for the folks at RNS to fill their Summer Camp and continue working to mentor and support youth in our region who are affected by HIV/AIDS."


True to Fashion First form, the event wow'ed, thanks to the hard work of Founder Joan Kelly, Executive Creative Director Lizzie Parker, Brand Manager and Publicity Director Candice Caldwell, and Fashion Show Director Eric Robinson.

Mentioned in an earlier Fashion First detail, the auction (hosted by the always high octane, John Curly) was a smashing success. 

Attendee's styled in Seattle swagger poured in with a huge show of support for this wonderful affair. Sipping signature Pearl Vodka cocktails, and enjoying the eye candy that was the show  - you will be hard pressed to find a more fabulous Seattle signature event.

Get a load of these drinks...

Skinny Pearl-Pearl Blueberry Vodka, infused with an assortment of berries and fresh lemonade Querulous Cucumber-Pearl Cucumber Vodka, muddled cucumber, club soda Pink In The closet-Pearl Pomegranate Vodka, limes, sweet and sour, triple sec and cranberry juice Perfect Asset-Pearl Original Vodka over ice served up with blue cheese olives Liquid sun tan-Pearl Caramel vodka and coke

Where you SEEN by Team Photogenic?


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Step into the SPOTLIGHT, were you SEEN by Team Photogenic.  Find more pictures here.



Bennett Bottorff, Founder Plume Piper Foter, creative director

Chad Storey,  Asset Realty Group

Scott Swerland, Seattle Sun Tan

Bill Farris, Owner of The Closet Factory

Jason Conway, Co-Founder Quemulus

Brian Bozlinski, Blink Production Design

A few of the fabulous in attendence: Rise in Shine, Benefit Charity for the evening Rick North Janet Trinkhaus, Founder Rob Angel, President

The Fashion First Team Joan Kelly, Founder Lizzie Parker, Exec Creative Dir. candice Caldwell, Brand Mang/publicity director Eric Robinson, Fashion Show Director

Seattle "Who's who:" Mandy Moon and husband Warren Moon. Mandy was a celeb model for the evening (and looked amazing!). Captain Keith from TLC's hit show "Deadliest Catch" John Curley, High octane auctioneer and Northwest TV personality Dean and Stacy Jones, Seattle social mavens! DJ Leslie, Offered a perfectly style soundtrack to pair with the evening. Rosalyn Librandie, AIS designer of tonight's Seattle Magazine finale dress. Scott Kelly, first husband of Fashion First, and a SPOTLIGHTseattle favorite.

Fashion First Sponsors Brad Brotherton, Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC Team Photogenic, major photography sponsor John Spear, Seattle Magazine Rachael Hart-Seattle Magazine/Seamless In Seattle Karin Wu, Seattle based designer, Art Institute of Seattle

Retail Therapy! The Posh shops:

Rachael Nov of La Ree Boutique in Bellevue, Opened the show. Jill Donnelly of Baby & Co., Closed the show. Tanya and Michael of The Finery (all three SEEN by Team Photogenic hosts of the evening were clothed and coordinated by The Finerie) Heili Aun Nalla (husband Amar). Designer in the Finerie Designers Tara and Calvin of  Chez Chic Karen Bonomo from Mercer Tamara from Sway and Cake Gisela Manning from Ragamoffyn's




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