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17 Aug

Design Your World: The Washington Hall

Giorgio Armani once said,"Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered." As I stand in front of Washington Hall, I am reminded of this quote. You may have walked or driven past this central district building in Seattle a million times without thinking twice about its history. It’s rust-red brick exterior and white accentuated features don’t make it the most beautiful building in town. As you walk inside, though, the walls begin to speak to you. At one point Washington Hall was the most popular place to perform in Seattle. It’s reputation drew the likes of such talent as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Mahalia Jackson, and Billie Holliday. Jimmie Hendrix even played his first show here years after the blues...
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6 Aug

Design Your World: The first look

Early in the morning and after class in the evening I go to the most peaceful place. It is an all white 400 square foot room dotted with Mannequins and sewing machines. It is a free space where I explore my ideas. It is my little fashion temple. The lab at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) where I study Fashion is a special place. Every day, I show up with all of the normal stress of the modern world and I check it at the door. With my phone off and my mind calm, I feel lucky and proud to be studying and doing what I love so much. For the past 2 weeks, I have...
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