Fashion + Style Friday: Fashion First Recap and The Vintage Angel’s $15 Boot Sale

Our fashion-filled September continued last night with the 8th annual Fashion First at the Showbox SoDo, a rollickin’ fashion show fundraiser for Rise n’ Shine. Six of our Seamless in Seattle winners kicked off the evening with their own fashion set (Friday procrastination device: check out slideshows of their work here).

From a fashion perspective, the highlights of the runway show were Lizzie Parker’s clean, sleek-lined frocks and then Baby & Co.’s Scottish islands themed set, which was flush with warm, woolen layers, knee-high flat boots and plaid capes that felt so right for Seattle (see their Facebook page image below to see what I mean). Kudos, Jill Donnelly!

(Can I go take a side track for a second? As evidenced by the scantily-clad crowd last night, we seem to have a new obsession with flashing all manners of “lady bits” at these types of events, and I for one say it’s time for a style intervention. As my best dressed award winner last night proves, subtly and creativity will always win out over skin for me, and in the fashion realm too, I hope. A shining beacon towards that point last night was the classic, creative coat work and sophisticated frocks from local designer Heilyke. Ladies, take down her number.)

You might have heard: I have a bit of an obsession with The Vintage Angel Co. in Fremont, and this weekend you can score a pair of Susie Jarvis’ awesome thrifted boots for $15. Yep, all boots are on sale starting tomorrow, and all for just $15, so grab a cuppa joe and get there early!

Photos courtesy of The Vintage Angel Co and Baby & Co