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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Project Red Dress Recap

On friday night I had the pleasure of participating in a fabulous event, Project Red Dress - read more details in our last post here. It was a blast! The event was sold out, and the Spanish ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel was brimming with people and excitement. I had a lot of fun coming up with the flowers: Yes, that's a model of a red dress on the left (well, a red and chartreuse dress) all out of kermit mums and carnations, which welcomed the 500 guests.

The runway show was fabulous, and our VIP tickets landed us right at the end of the runway, which allowed me to take some great shots (which otherwise would have been horrible shots since I'm not the best photographer). Speaking of photographers, Jeff Laplante, Barbie Hull and Mike Adams were all there to capture the evening with much more photographic talent than I, keep an eye out on their blogs for some photos of the evening! (Barbie has hers up already!)

The best part of the evening of course was the runway show, led by the super fun Brooke and Monti of the Ladies Room morning show on 92.5 FM. The fabulous judges included Laura Cassidy of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine and Nick Verreos of Project Runway fame. (He was a blast!)

I loved the variety of styles of the dresses, it's incredible what young design students can create in only four working sessions (the event was like a mini "Project Runway," each student only got four small sessions to work on their dress, with their work being locked away in between).

My favorite of all the dresses was this one:
(I really really WANT this dress!)

but many of the gowns had fabulous details!

The winner? This little number which was chosen by the judges not only for it's overall look but it's impeccable construction and little surprise details.

Our centerpiece...


Courtney Russell February 16, 2009 at 3:04 PM  


You're floral arrangements were stunning! So beautiful, and looked so wonderful in the Fairmont!

Thanks so much for supporting Project Red Dress!


Courtney Russell

Barbie Hull February 16, 2009 at 3:20 PM  

Beautiful images!! It was great seeing you on Friday!!

Jeff February 17, 2009 at 8:01 PM  

I loved your floral arrangements! Beautiful!


Jeff LaPlante

Trey Mackenzie July 1, 2009 at 12:25 AM  

Well this is quite a late comment, but I absolutely ADORED the flower arrangements! They were impeccable.

Bella Signature Design July 1, 2009 at 6:31 AM  

Thank you everyone! I love doing fashion events where I can be creative with MY art as well - what fun! I enjoyed being there with all of you.