How many of you have gone to a fashion show? Did you enjoy it? Honestly, I’ve always wanted to go to one but have never been. I’ve seen them on TV and in movies – a million times on the Devil Wears Prada – but never in person. If you are like me and are interested in going, I have the perfect one for you!
FashionFirst was founded in 2012, and was developed to use independent retail as a platform for charitable giving for children in the Northwest. Their core mission is to host fashion shows to promote and support Seattle retailers and designers while raising money for summer camp, education, and personal growth programs for Seattle youth in need. Spend your money locally and invest in your community!
Now that I’ve given some background on fashionFirst, I’m excited to announce that they are hosting their 12th annual fashion show on September 18th at 8:00PM. As I mentioned above, this fashion show gives local, Seattle companies opportunities to showcase their clothing and their brand while giving back to the community. This sounds awesome, right? Well, let me introduce you to the charities this fashion show will benefit.
Meet the Inspire Youth Project. This program continues the 25-year legacy of providing the missing social and emotional links for at-risk youth affected by HIV/AIDS, and children transitioning out of familiar environments and supportive communities. The goal of this organization is to provide the consistency and nurturing that a child needs in order to grow and contribute to society rather than become dependent upon it. Inspire Youth Project inspires children to gain and maintain hope, while giving them the tools to dream and manifest those dreams. Pretty amazing work. Through summer camps, support groups, teen programs, and mentoring programs, this organization is truly investing and aiding our community in more ways than one. Definitely something I want to support.
Meet the Crescent Moon Foundation. This non-profit organization provides support for educational pursuits that will benefit children most in need who have displayed a commitment to their community, as well as other charitable causes. As part of their mission, the Rising Moon Scholarship Program awards tens scholarships up to $5,000 annually to students that demonstrate commitment to their community, excel in leadership and academics, and who are in need.
Book your calendars and come join fashionFirst on September 18th for a night of networking with local retailers, fabulous fashion, and an excuse to dress up! Buy tickets here!
Now, the question is, What to wear? Well, follow me on Instagram @lauren_husum to see what I plan to wear.