Girl’s Night at Bellevue Fashion Week

The best seats at Bellevue Fashion Week’s Posh Party went to a group of six, elementary school-aged girls in their finest outfits. At other shows Kemper Freeman, owner of the Bellevue Collection, takes at least one of the front row center seats along with Vogue representatives, special guests and local celebrities. But this year, young girls thrilled to be invited to fashion week (most shows are for guests 21 and older) were the stars of Friday’s event.  One even arrived in her father’s arms.But the show was suited for all ages. There were plenty of grown women there including Stacy Cole who flew out to Bellevue Fashion Week from New York after seeing an ad for it in her Vogue magazine.

This year, Posh Party sold out faster than any other show at Bellevue Fashion Week. There were beauty stations set up around the lobby where guests lined up to get their hair, nails and makeup done. A permanent cloud of hairspray hovered over the crowd. And the funny and charming celebrity stylist Lawrence Zarian hosted the show with as much charisma and energy as anyone could have asked for.

He shamelessly gave his own introduction with a long plug for his book “Lawrence Zarian’s 10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe.” But it wasn’t obnoxious. He was fun and certainly entertaining.  The event also raised $21,000 for the local nonprofit Bellevue LifeSpring.

The fashion runway show didn’t disappoint either. Terri Morgan and her team from TCM Models and Talent put on a great event full of outfits available at Bellevue Square. Photos coming soon!

The Bellevue Collection’s fall trends are:

Mod-ern Take – 60s inspired retro pieces

Code Red – The bright, bold color is dominating the racks this season

Shear Genius – Shearling, Shearling everywhere

Necessary Knits – chunky sweaters and turtlenecks for every buyer

Plaid Perfect – Not-so-grungy plaid perfection

Call for Color – Color in the lines with bright pieces and accessories

Tailor Made – polished blazers and slacks

Exquisite Elements – Glam for evening outings


is the managing editor at 425 magazine. Email her.
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