TRUNK SHOW FO SHO

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I am looking at the one year anniversary since the launch of THE DRESS and AP on 12-12-12. A year of meeting amazing women, playing dress up and finding out what I want to be when I grow up all thanks to trunk shows. Can we discuss this term? It is a bit outdated, no? I have never packed a trunk, schlepped a trunk or opened a trunk. I keep asking friends who are wordsmiths for a better name. They got nuthin.

Well, there may not be a trunk but there is wine, women and song. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words so here is the most recent show hosted by Leigh Canlis at Canlis Glass studio. All images courtesy of Robert Wade, a dear friend who I met on the job when I moved to Seattle. Robert documents the best events in Seattle and I was honored he took the time to capture this special night and bring my decade in this town full circle.

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Sarah and Lisa of Vanguard Seattle visit - off the record. 

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Juliet Sander (l) has an ah-ha moment.  and takes home a new dress!

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The evening's hostess Leigh Canlis (and my cousin by some twisted family tree). 

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Me with the bartender. After hours he moonlights as my husband!

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THE DRESS in men's cotton shirting on the lovely Tamara Codor. Seattle's resident furniture designer (featured in the October '13 issue of Elle Decor!)

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Deidre tries on the reversible obi belt. 

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I may not unpack and pack a trunk but I work hard!
Custom measurements and showing the latest AP dress in navy silk georgette.