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Lesley Haenny is the Seattle Editor for Miss A. She is an Air Force wife now living in the Seattle area. Prior to living in Seattle, Lesley spent 7 years in Washington, DC, working as a Congressional liaison. She grew up in a small, mountain town in Southern California, sandwiched between an older sister and a younger brother. Her two hard working parents taught her to always go for the clearance rack, bring your lunch everyday, work hard for what you have, and always take the opportunity to travel and play outside. Lesley has been actively involved in various charities such as the Animal Resource Foundation, Komen For the Cure, Prevent Cancer Foundation, American Diabetes Association and the Race for Hope (benefitting the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure).

Fashion Week In Bellevue, Washington

The fashion team at the Bellevue Collection will be holding its Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection on Wednesday, September 25 through Sunday, September 29.

(Image Credit: Bellevue Collection)

Independent Designer Runway Show
On Wednesday, September 25, teamed with Fashion Group International (FGI), The Bellevue Collection will hold its second Independent Designer Runway Show (IDRS) during the Northwest’s premier fashion event. Out of a field of 37 entrants, 11 were chosen to participate in this year’s event. The Bellevue Collection’s independent runway show is a collaborative effort, pairing these gifted designers with a collection of fashion experts who act as mentors. The goal is to best present the best of the best on a world-class stage.

Nordstrom Men’s Shop & GQ Fall 2013 Runway Show
On Thursday, September 26, The Bellevue Collection will hold the Nordstrom Men’s Shop & GQ Fall 2013 Runway Show, spotlighting the best of the men’s collections and featuring local celebrity guest models. Proceeds will benefit the Detlef Schrempf Foundation. The Detlef Schrempf Foundation was formed on January 1, 1996 by Detlef Schrempf and his wife, Mari, as a result of their belief in the value of a solid family life, and the desire to give back to a community that has given them so much. The Detlef Schrempf Foundation serves as a fundraising entity for Northwest children’s charities, enabling organizations to expand their own fundraising efforts. The foundation’s vision is to assist these support organizations in their quest to provide children a better chance at succeeding in life.

From the 2012 Posh Party Beauty And Trend Show (Photo Credit: The Bellevue Collection)

From the 2012 Posh Party Beauty And Trend Show (Photo Credit: The Bellevue Collection)

Posh Party Beauty and Trend Show
On Friday, September 27, the Collection will host the Posh Party Beauty and Trend Show, a stylish evening of fashion and beauty! Enjoy a runway show of fall’s must-have trends and the Macy’s Beauty report by Brynne Andrews and Amy Sepulveda of Smashbox Cosmetics and Celia Curran and Edward Chand of Stila. International Soccer Star Eddie Johnson will also make his debut with a special segment “Fashion Forward by Eddie Johnson.” Proceeds from the show will benefit Bellevue’s LifeSpring. The mission of the Bellevue LifeSpring is to promote stability, self-sufficiency and independence for those in need in the Bellevue community through programs and services that feed, clothe, shelter and educate.

Fashion Forecast with Lawrence Zarian
On the afternoon of Saturday, September 28, join Style expert, TV host and author, Lawrence Zarian at Bellevue Square’s Center Court as he shares how to make the latest fall trends accessible to every lifestyle. Lawrence has been seen on Entertainment Tonight, Live with Kelly and Michael, the Steve Harvey Show, ABC’s Live at The Academy Awards, ABC’s On the Red Carpet, RACHEL RAY, Inside Edition, The Early Show, EXTRA, Extreme Makeover, Dr. Phil, TYRA and hosting his own shows, Red Carpet Fashion Wrap and The Fashion Team, on the TV Guide Network.

Front Row Fashion Presented By Vogue
On Saturday, September 28, Vogue will present the fall trends straight from the pages of the magazine to the runway, offering insight on fall trends and how to wear fashions available at The Bellevue Collection. Market Stylist and Associate Director of Special Events at Vogue, Cara Crowley, will host Front Row Fashion this year.  Cara manages Vogue’s high-profile events, including Front Row Fashion, VIP experiences and consumer shopping showcases held by the magazine.  After working with event teams for Bon Appetit, Gourmet and House & Garden, she rejoined the Conde’ Nast family with her immense amount of knowledge and experience. One hundred percent of the ticket sales from Front Row Fashion benefit The Moyer Foundation. The mission of The Moyer Foundation is to empower children in distress by providing education and support – helping them to live healthy and inspired lives.

From the 2012 Front Row Fashion Show Presented By Vogue (Photo Credit: The Bellevue Collection)

From the 2012 Front Row Fashion Show Presented By Vogue (Photo Credit: The Bellevue Collection)

MEMOIR presented by SEVEN Salon
On Sunday, September 29, SEVEN Salon will ignite the runway with alluring cuts and dramatic colors ranging from the classic to the avant-garde.

The official Tweet for Fashion Week in Bellevue is #BellevueFW. Follow the Bellevue Collection on Twitter @BelleCollection.

Independent Designer Runway Show, Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Nordstrom Men’s Shop & GQ Fall 2013 Runway Show, Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Posh Party Beauty & Trend Show, Friday, September 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Fashion Forecast with Lawrence Zarian, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Front Row Fashion Show, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
MEMOIR presented by SEVEN Salon, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way Northeast
Bellevue, WA 98004
Ph. 425-462-1234

Independent Designer Runway Show: General Admission $50, VIP $75
Nordstrom Men’s Shop & GQ Fall 2013 Runway Show: Tickets range from $60-$175
Posh Party Beauty and Trend Show: $50
Fashion Forecast with Lawrence Zarian: Free to the public
Front Row Fashion Show: General Admission $100, All Access $175
MEMOIR presented by SEVEN Salon: General Admission $85, Front Row VIP tickets $105
Please click here to register for tickets.

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