On Saturday, November 19, my friend Keyle and I attended the Fall Fashion Show at the Martketplace at Factoria.
With DJ Martini spinning the tunes and Juliet Dang hosting the afternoon, the runway featured collections from Simply Chic and Kahini Fashion. Dancers from Cornerstone Studio also performed a sneak peak of their upcoming Nutcracker performance between the shows.
Simply Chic models strutted the beautiful designs on the runway first. Simply Chic began in 2011 as a single boutique in Bellevue, WA. They cherish excellent design and deliver it by paying the most acute attention to every detail of what they do. Each season, they curate a collection of exquisitely designed clothes finding an ideal balance of trend, quality and value. In Spring 2013, Simply Chic launched their first-ever online shopping website to bring this unique Simply Chic experience to customers across the United States.
Next up on the runway, dancers from Cornerstone Studio performed short pieces from their upcoming Nutcracker Performance. You can catch their full performance December 17 and 18 at the Carson Theater at Bellevue College. Tickets can be purchased here. Cornerstone Studio offers dance classes for all ages, but primarily focus on programs for youth, from age 3 – high school. They have over 200 students from the Bellevue, Renton, Issaquah neighborhoods, and beyond. With a staff of over 10 instructors, the dance training and education they provide is top notch, and their students are encouraged to think, create, and grow, so they leave every class learning more about dance and themselves. Their performing group, Cornerstone Company, is comprised of a select group of dancers who train several hours per week in preparation for performance opportunities at local fairs, festivals, and events.
And last but not least, Kahini Fashion took to the runway. Kahini Fashion is a Seattle-based women’s fashion boutique, located in Marketplace at Factoria. They have carefully curated an exclusive collection of sophisticated clothes, handmade jewelry (Lembas) , trendy handbags and chic accessories for the modern fashionista. Their goal is to make every woman look and feel beautiful and they believe you don’t have to spend a fortune to look exclusive and glamorous.