Trina Turk & Mr. Turk At The Finerie

On Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Trina Turk & Mr. Turk Fall Kick-Off Party at The Finerie CoLab in Seattle. They were launching their trunk show and there were cocktails, and live models walking around, modeling the Fall collections! Definitely a place to be!

Walking in, I was definitely immediately captivated by the clothes. I was surprised at how much Trina Turk's style was right up my alley. I could see myself wearing most of the pieces and they actually came in sizes small enough to fit me! Here are some of my favorite pieces from their Fall 2014 collection. Click on any of the pictures to shop the pieces!

Photo from  TrinaTurk.com

Photo from TrinaTurk.com

I love most about Trina Turk's collections is the prints she uses. The prints are bold and very modern, yet they don't make you feel overpowered in any sense. It also helps that her collections are very balance between their mix of solids and prints. (Those pants up there are to die for!) Same goes for her new pieces!

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Also, looking at the Mr. Turk collection, their menswear collection, I was very impressed. They seemed to capture the perfect sense of style of the modern male socialite.  Again it was a mix of fabulous bold prints and colors, but balanced to dapper perfection. You can see more of Mr. Turk here.

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I also got to meet two local male models (shown above right). To all my Seattle ladies, you will find Dylan Santos Green (left) on Instagram (here), and Brandon Connelly (right) on Facebook here. You're welcome! ;)

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Overall the party was a blast. I got catch up with a few of my Seattle fashion blogger buddies, Chanel Robinson and Alix Rose. I also felt like I found a new gem in Seattle. The Finerie Colab is definitely a place of full of inspiration and its beautiful that they have people there to help style you. I definitely can't wait to come back! Love, JEN 

#Flawless

This may come as a surprise, but I'm 25 years old and last night I just attended my first concert ever. Performers have come and gone to Seattle, but I've just never felt any of them were worth splurging on. When I heard J+B was coming, I jumped on the ticket and brought my best friend Isabelle with me! I always said that the day I finally go to a concert, the artist had to mean a lot to me, and you can't top the Queen Bey!

#IWOKEUPLIKETHIS

For my first concert, I wasn't sure what to wear in terms of concert attire, but I knew it was going to be hot that day, I knew I wanted to be comfortable, and I knew it would be cold at night. My outfit turned out to be perfected for me! Also, you could probably tell it was inspired by her Flawless video.

You can find the pieces I wore down below, as well as other alternatives for your own Beyonce inspired outfit! :) -JEN

Pictures by Isabelle Nguyen... and a cop lol

The Forbidden Fashion Show 2013

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ASOS dress / ALDO heels / Michael Kors watch / Express bracelet

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of enjoying Metropolitan Fashion Week's 6th Annual Forbidden Fashion Show. The stylish 21+ event took place at Russell's Loft and featured intimate designs for both men and women, by some of our local designers. Julius Leano, who designed the men's portion of the show, definitely succeeded in pleasing the ladies in the room with his designs. The chiseled male models didn't hurt either. ;) (I'm sucker for good looking, dark hair.)

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The show was fun and intimate, and I have my good friend Scarlette to thank for that (seen in blue below). She's the president of UW's La Mode: Fashion Club and an absolute sweet heart! I met her back at Metropolitan Fashion Week at the Chihuly Garden (here) and she's been my event buddy ever since! :) I can't wait for the next show! JN

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#Runway2Freedom

Hey loves! Two weeks ago I attended Runway to Freedom (special thanks to Lauren Grinnell), a fashion show in the diamond in the rough of Seattle, at Melrose Market Studios. It was the first time I attended a charity fashion show that brought me to tears. The show, which included an auction at the end, raised money for New Beginnings - Women Against Domestic Violence, which is a Seattle based support group for recovering women and children. 

There was a woman at the end of the show (I wish I could remember her name) , who told her story, of seeing saw her daughter recover from a drug addiction and surviving an abusive relationship, that really just broke my heart. I work in a hospital and I'm constantly encountering patients withdrawing from drug addictions and depression related suicide attempts, and I could only imagine their hardship. To hear about it affects a mom on a such a personal level, and to hear about her daughter being beat, is just wrong. No one should ever have to go through such pain. I'm just so glad that support groups like New Beginnings exist to help people like her make it through the day. xoxo JN

Photos by me, Jennifer Nguyen :) 

Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway

Hey loves! This Wednesday, I was invited to attend Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway. It's a fashion show at Pacific Place to kick off five days of shopping & savings in the downtown Seattle shopping area. 

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This would also be my first opportunity to attend as media (so I got to hang with those guys above).

I was accompanied by my best friend Annie, and we both had a blast walking the red carpet, a goodie bag, and enjoying cocktails in the lounge. (Details on my outfit can be found here).

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Here are some of my favorite looks from all shows: 

NORDSTROM

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SHOP THE RUNWAY

SANDYLEW

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There are definitely a lot of colors I'm really excited for this Fall season, and mustard yellow is one of the few on the top of my list! I'm loving this jacket (bottom right above) by SandyLew. Also, is it just me, or does the model on the bottom left (above), have a striking resemblance to Elizabeth Olsen?

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Also, just as my last experience at Metropolitan Fashion Week, the ladies in the room went wild when the male models hit the stage. Here they're modeling clothes from Barney's New York (left) and Zebra Club (right).

PALA PALA DRESS BOUTIQUE

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Besides the sold-out rows of seating surrounding the runway, there was an astounding number of people watching the show from the balcony of the 2nd to 4th floors of the mall. 

Macy's

Macy's

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Another trend I'm excited for, as the leaves turn yellow and Fall really sets in, is bring back the dark red lip. A lot of the models were sporting that look today.

CLUB MONACO

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SHOP THE RUNWAY 

I hope you all enjoyed this photographic journey with me to #RunwaySEA! It was definitely a new an exciting experience for me, so I am so happy to share it with you guys. Thank you so much for reading! Check out my vlog hereJN

 

#TeamAasbo

I don't know who's FR-S this is, but me like-y very much! hehe :)

I don't know who's FR-S this is, but me like-y very much! hehe :)

Hey loves! Due to a few family birthday parties on Saturday, my second day of Formula Drift was short lived, but awesome nonetheless! We walked in when the doors opened the public at 12 o'clock sharp and had 2 hours to get all the footage we wanted.

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1993 Nissan 240SX | DRIVER: Daijiro Yoshihara

1993 Nissan 240SX | DRIVER: Daijiro Yoshihara

I would say that the highlight of my 2-hour day at FD was being able to meet Frederic Aasbo

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Look how much taller he is than me! (An exact foot!)

I've been a big fan of his ever since I saw him in FD two years ago and it's even greater to know that he was so nice when I met him! It doesn't hurt that he's a Scion drifter either, hehe. Trust me,  I was definitely in fan girl mode!

Anyways, thank you everyone for reading! I hope you all are having a great Summer filled weekend and I'll catch you all next time! JN