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Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway

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By: Shanna Lisberg

The Third Annual Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway fashion show will be held on Saturday, September 20th at the Paramount Theatre. This year’s event at the Paramount brings fashion into the theater arena, as ticket holders will receive an up close view of more than 80 of the latest fashion looks for fall featured by Seattle retailers. Multiple ticket levels include a VIP experience featuring an exclusive pre-show VIP lounge, front-row runway seating, swag bags and a late-night Downtown post-party.

Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway is a fun and fashionable way to support local businesses, as well as the Junior League of Seattle. As the charitable sponsor, all net proceeds from ticket sales help fund JLS and its programs to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and impact the community through the effective active of trained volunteers.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a walk on the red carpet. A cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception begins at 7:00 p.m. in the main theatre before the fashion show struts its stuff at 8pm. Seattle Met Style Editor Laura Cassidy and KIRO TV Traffic Reporter Alexis Smith will host the runway show.

I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek into Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway and to view a preview of some of the upcoming fall fashion trends last week at the Blogger Preview Party at the Hotel Vintage. Laura Cassidy was on hand to share her inspirations for fall fashion, and local fashion bloggers Alix Rose and Thig Nat captivated the room with their personal thoughts on blogging, style, and the Seattle scene.

Some of the upcoming fall trends, as identified by Laura Cassidy were:

New Color Theories – There are no rules about color anymore, but rather color is this thing that can be mixed.

Outwear as Outfit – This trend can be identified by coats with great shapes, coats with great prints, and statement outwear. We all know that Seattle has been rocking this trend for years.

Street Sport – This trend stems from the idea that many designers take their cues from what people wear on the streets. It is about being comfortable and feeling at home and can be seen in a dress up sweat that has thought and purpose or as sneakers worn with an evening vibe.

Sweater Dressing – Not just sweaters will be worn as dresses, but sweaters will be worn as skirts and pants as well. Be on the lookout for knit skirts and knit blazers.

Long Layers – This trend is envisioned by plenty of tunic shapes and skirts over pants, as well as long coats and duster coats worn with dresses over pants and tunics over dresses.

Accessories – Chokers and one earring looks will be making a return. Embellished and jeweled socks are a fun way to add color to your look.

Additionally, Gary Manuel and Aveda shared some of the latest hair and make-up trends for fall. Hair will be messy and full, with plenty of texture. Exaggerated hair is making a comeback, so grab those crimpers out of the back of your cabinets and start crimping!

Join us for all the excitement! Come celebrate fall fashion and help support the Junior League of Seattle while getting an up close view of some of Seattle’s finest autumn clothing and accessories. Click here to buy your ticket and be sure to use the #SEArunway tag on Twitter and Instagram. We’ll see you on the runway!

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Touch-A-Truck 2012

Touch-A-Truck
DATE: June 3rd, 2012
TIME: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Magnuson Park -7400 Sandpoint Way NE, located off the 65th street entrance

OVERVIEW: The Junior League of Seattle presents Touch-A-Truck an event offering children a hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery and meet the people who build, protect and serve the Greater Seattle community. Vehicles on display may include construction trucks, utility vehicles, emergency responders, tractor-trailers, buses, and monster trucks. Children of all ages are allowed to creatively explore the trucks of all sizes with guidance from the respective professionals who explain the equipment and discuss the work they accomplish with such machinery. The event also includes activities such as food vendors, games, crafts, and other local vendors.

ATTENDANCE: The community-at-large is invited to attend.

COST: Free, but donations to the Junior League of Seattle are encouraged. If you are interested in being a part of Touch-A-Truck or interested in being a sponsor, please contact Kate King at katepking@gmail.com .

Also, if any JLS member has one of the following we could borrow for the event, please e-mail Bridget Laneuville at bridget.laneuville@gmail.com .

1) a popcorn machine
2) a cotton candy maker
3) small folding card tables
4) pop-up tents/ tailgate tents

Upcoming Events – Kentucky Derby Party and Touch-A-Truck!

The Junior League of Seattle invites you to don your best derby attire and come out for a day at the races on May 5, 2012, for our 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party!

May 5, 2012
10:30am – 4pm
Emerald Downs
Ticket: $65

Start the day at re:public including complementary brunch, drink specials, live entertainment & a professional photographer to capture your derby best. Buses leave promptly at 11:45am for Emerald Downs. Enjoy mint juleps on the way to set the mood for some great races. The buses depart Emerald Downs at 4 pm to return to re:public for an after party you won’t want to miss! All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Seattle.

The Junior League of Seattle presents Touch-A-Truck: an event offering children a hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery and meet the people who build, protect and serve the Greater Seattle community.

Vehicles on display may include construction trucks, utility vehicles, emergency responders, tractor-trailers, buses, and monster trucks. Children of all ages are allowed to creatively explore the trucks of all sizes with guidance from the respective professionals who explain the equipment and discuss the work they accomplish with such machinery. The event also includes activities such as food vendors, games, crafts, and other local vendors.

Touch-A-Truck
June 3rd, 2012
10:0 am – 1:00pm
Magnuson Park
7400 Sandpoint Way NE, located off the 65th street entrance

The community-at-large is invited to attend. Our event is free, but donations to the Junior League of Seattle are encouraged. If you are interested in being a part of Touch-A-Truck or interested in being a sponsor, please contact Kate King at katepking@gmail.com .

Also, if any Junior League of Seattle member has one of the following we could borrow for the event, please e-mail Bridget Laneuville at bridget.laneuville@gmail.com .

1) a popcorn machine
2) a cotton candy maker
3) small folding card tables
4) pop-up tents/ tailgate tents

Touch-A-Truck 2012 – Coming June 3rd!

DATE: June 3rd, 2012
TIME: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

The Junior League of Seattle presents Touch-A-Truck an event offering children a hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery and meet the people who build, protect and serve the Greater Seattle community. Vehicles on display may include construction trucks, utility vehicles, emergency responders, tractor-trailers, buses, and semi trucks. Children of all ages are allowed to creatively explore the trucks of all sizes with guidance from the respective professionals who explain the equipment and discuss the work they accomplish with such machinery. The event also includes activities such as food vendors, games, crafts, and other local vendors.

ATTENDANCE: The community-at-large is invited to attend.

LOCATION: Magnuson Park -7400 Sandpoint Way NE, located off the 65th street entrance

COST: Free, but donations to the Junior League of Seattle are encouraged. If you are interested in being a part of Touch-A-Truck or interested in being a sponsor, please contact Kate King at katepking@gmail.com.

Junior League of Seattle members – if you have them at home, please bring crayons or washable face paints to April’s General Meeting to help us out with supplies.
Also, if any JLS member has one of the following we could borrow for the event, please e-mail Bridget Laneuville at bridget.laneuville@gmail.com.
1) a popcorn machine
2) a cotton candy maker
3) small folding card tables
4) pop-up tents/ tailgate tents

An Evening of Art & Artists

The Junior League of Seattle and Henry Art Gallery are partnering to offer an exciting training session focusing on the rich history of Northwest Art and artists. Artworks by Northwest artists such as Mark Tobey, Morris Graves and others from the Henry’s Collection will be on view in the Reed Collections Study Center for this special evening. This event coincides with the exhibition of paintings on view in the North Galleries, many of which are similar pieces in Junior League of Seattle’s Collection.

This training event will be led by renowned local art expert John Braseth and our own Tricia Tiano.

Space is limited! If you registered and are unable to attend this event, please cancel your reservation in Digital Cheetah at least 2 days before the event.

Note: In addition to registering on Digital Cheetah, the Henry Art Gallery requires tickets for entry (free). Click on this link to register with the Henry Art Gallery: http://www.strangertickets.com/location/3794242/henry-art-gallery

Click “GET” and bring the ticket with you the night of the training.

Henry Art Gallery
Reed Collections Study Center
15th Ave NE & NE 41st St.
Seattle WA
March 8, 2012
6:30 – 8:30pm

Read more about the history of NW Art (Wonderful article written by Dee Dickinson and Tricia Tiano.)

2012 Northwest Exchange Conference

The Junior League of Portland is excited to invite you to attend the NW Exchange 2012 Conference!

March 9 through 11th
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

Guest speakers include Katie Harman Ebner, (Miss America 2002),
and Allison Clarke, (multi-talented professional consultant & author), who will challenge delegates to rise to the occasion and influence positive changes in our communities.

View a complete agenda at http://www.juniorleagueofportland.org/?nd=agenda

We hope you can join us for this fun-filled weekend of collaboration, networking, brainstorming, and sight-seeing.

Register at http://www.juniorleagueofportland.org/?nd=form__46

For more information contact NWExchange@juniorleagueofportland.org .

JLS at the Pacific Northwest Ballet – Recap

JLS night at the ballet!  On January 25th a group of Junior League of Seattle Sustainers, Actives and Provisionals went to visit Pacific Northwest Ballet.  The group got an insider peek at the costume shop and saw costumes from Don Quixote and Snow White, a rehearsal and then went out for a happy hour at Toulouse Petit.  Many thanks go to Faith Sheridan who organized the event!

Here’s a quote from a League member, “I just wanted to thank you for organizing the evening. It was so wonderful to be able to see the costume shop and then sit so close to the dancers. Magical!

I also had such a fabulous time at happy hour with you girls. I think that might have been my favorite Junior League event to date.”

JANUARY GENERAL MEETING – RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 6th

This General Meeting is a mandatory voting meeting for all Active members. If you are unable to attend the meeting please contact Courtney at the JLS office, askus@jrleagueseattle.org , to receive an electronic ballot. Electronic ballots are due by noon on Friday, February 3rd.
The fine for not attending this mandatory voting meeting, or obtaining your absentee ballot and voting prior to noon on February, is $50.  (This is for Active members only.)

Where: Triple Door Downtown Seattle
216 Union St, Seattle, WA

When:  Monday, February 6th @
6:00 pm – Social
7:00 pm – Meeting

Parking: Valet parking is available on Union St. during dinner hours for $10.90 (this includes tax) – there are also various parking garages in the area.

Call+Response: Feature Documentary and Panel Discussion

Call + Response poster

January 22, 2012
5:00 pm
Hillel UW

4745 17th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-527-1997

CALL+RESPONSE is a first of its kind feature documentary/musical performance film that reveals the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. CALL+RESPONSE goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving from the child brothels of Cambodia to the slave brick kilns of rural India to reveal that in 2009, Slave Traders made more money than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined.

Following the film, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A about ways you can respond to modern slavery and bring about change. This screening and panel is sponsored by the Junior League of Seattle. View the trailer and consider attending with your fellow League members.

Please note for Junior League of Seattle members this is an optional event that does not result in obligation fulfillment. JLS leadership has changed the status of this event. It is now worth one Training Credit.

PANEL INFO:

December General Meeting at Nordstrom!

Sunday, December 4th, 4:00-6:00 pm

John W. Nordstrom Room, 5th Floor
Nordstrom Downtown, 500 Pine Street

Please join us at Nordstrom Downtown to celebrate the season as we announce the Junior League of Seattle President-Elect Nominee for 2012-13.

Holiday desserts and cocktails will be served and Santa will be available for photos until 5:00 pm! Please remember to RSVP to the Nordstrom concierge to meet Santa at 206.628.1690 by December 1. Guests and children are welcome to attend.

More information: https://www.jrleagueseattle.org/?nd=m_event_detail&key=2079

Also:

Calling all wine lovers! The Premier Event Wall of Wine Committee would love your help. Please bring a bottle of wine valued $25 or above to the December General Meeting at Nordstrom and you’ll be entered to win a fabulous prize! You’ll receive a raffle ticket for every bottle you bring so the more the merrier.

If you have any wine connections (maybe through your favorite wine store, winery or a wine club that you might be a part of) please remember that wine experiences are always a wonderful auction item. We thank you in advance for your help in making this year’s Premier Event a success!