Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Seattle Part Deux: Red Couture Exits to Make Room for Sexy Swimsuits! Soccer legs: Model wearing Under U 4Men, 3rd Annual Forbidden Fashion Show (photo courtesy of Jorge Hernandez) Immediately following my stint as Judge and "Special Celebrity Guest" at the Third Annual Project Red Dress Fundraiser Fashion Show extravaganza, I prepared myself for the next fashion show, also taking place at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel Spanish Ballroom: The Forbidden Fashion Show. No time for "outfit change" so I kept my Project Red Dress-themed red jacket and black silk jacquard Dolce & Gabbana tie on...Iridescent Runway: The HOLO Grid Holographic Catwalk, Spanish Ballroom, Fairmont Olympic Seattle Hotel (photo courtesy of Jorge Hernandez) Red Couture "Out" (for now) and "In" with lingerie and swimsuits! The Ballroom cocktail "lobby" was packed as the HOLO Grid Holographic Runway was cleared and guests were escorted to take their seats. I was invited as a "Special Guest" once again, but this time no judging--just enjoying a front-row seat viewing the most perfectly toned bodies in the Emerald City (Note to Self: More Time on the Tread Mill!!!). Venezuelan Oprah: Nick Verreos and Eduardo Khawam, 3rd Annual Forbidden Fashion Show (photo courtesy of Jorge Hernandez) This time around, instead of Poison Waters (who hosted PRD), it was Fordidden Fashion Show Producer/Director and Co-Host, my good friend Eduardo Khawam who gave me a seat next to him in his VIP Interview Chat Section. The fashion show was comprised of the latest styles for Spring/Summer 2010 for lingerie, underwear as well as swimsuits.Holographic Pool: Models showing swimsuits from Tininha's Boutique and Cintli Jewelry by Beto Yarce (photo courtesy of Jorge Hernandez) I heard a "Casting Call" was sent out for "Seattle's Most Perfect Bodies", and by the looks of what I was seeing, they were all there! *Click HERE for a quick and fun interview with Seattle's MK of OUTview Online right after seeing the fashion show! Under-dressed: Model wearing Bend The Rules Underwear, 3rd Annual Forbidden Fashion Show (photo courtesy of Jorge Hernandez) Beach Fierce: Models wearing Adicora Swimwear and DB Deseo Jewelry (photo courtesy of Jorge Hernandez) Adicora Swimwear Designer (and Forbidden Fashion Show Co-Host) Niveen Heaton and Nick Verreos, 3rd Annual Forbidden Fashion Show (photo courtesy of Jorge Hernandez) The Space Needle: View from South Lake Union area The following night, I was once again a special guest at the "Forbidden Show After Party" held at the Little Red Bistro and Studio in Seattle's South Lake Union area. Little Red Bistro and Studio, Seattle Models, designers, sponsors and everyone-who-is-anyone in the Seattle "Fashion Scene" were there to enjoy the special Forbidden Fashion Show cocktails, great dance/house music and some delicious French-inspired cuisine. The Trench Is Back: Nick Verreos poses with Forbidden Fashion Show models, show producer/director Eduardo Khawam and Adicora Swimwear designer Niveen Heaton, Little Red Bistro/Studio Seattle I had a fun night chatting with the guests, especially the models, trying to find out their diet and work-out routine to get those "Forbidden Fashion Show" physiques. Here's a hint: I don't think it involves the delicious Steak Campagne I enjoyed for dinner there at the Little Red Bistro! Thank you Seattle for a lot of of Red Couture...and "forbidden" Fashion Fun!