Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Give Me Some Sugar, Seattle

Ladies, and one gentlemen: my bags are packed. I'm heading to Seattle.
I'm going to be paying a short visit to this fine and beautiful city to work with this lovely woman:
Shanley Knox, founder of the Nakate Project
Her name is Shanley Knox, and she is the founder of the Nakate Project. Nakate is an ethical fashion company that sells jewelry made by the women of, and support a village in Uganda, Africa. You can read more about what this project is about on their website: nakateproject.com

I recently met with Shanley to do an interview, and was so smitten by her and her vision that I decided to follow her around, to see for myself how Nakate blends fashion with philanthropy. Recently, the Nakate Project has been involved in some cool fashion events, and Shanley was super excited to be included in the upcoming fashion show, Sugar Does Seattle.

Sugar is a series of fashion events put on by the L.A. based Mad Girl Productions. Mad Girl Productions is a company hell-bent on promoting multi-media arts and support the artists who create them.

So I'm off to Seattle for a little investigative reporting, and if I'm lucky, some good clean fun. I've got a few friends living up there so I'll be taking my time coming home. I'll be back next week, and hopefully be full of inspiring stories to share with you. 

If any of you are in the Seattle area, and want to meet with me be sure to grab yourself a ticket and swing by the Nakate booth and say hi!
Tweet at me if you're in the neighborhood: @citizenrosebudz

Seattle's up and coming, underground artists, designers and fashionables get showcased this Thursday at Sugar Does Seattle fashion event, July 14th, 8 pm- 2 am at the Volume Nightclub in Seattle.
For more information on this event click here via sugarartandfashionshow.com


RocquelleIsLovely said...

Awww yay!! I am so glad that you will be following Shanley around; I love everything that Nakate stands for!! May you both have safe, fun, and fabulous travels!!

Tea For Two said...

It looks like an incredible initiative :)


Love your hair in that shot! Have fun!

WendyB said...

Bon voyage!

seƱora Allnut said...

I wish you have a nice travel and enjoy a lot working on this fabulous project!!, it looks so interesting!!
besos & buen viaje!

RETRO REVA said...

Have a ball Bella!
I love Seattle's "roots" and if you see 1. Eddy Vetter or 2. Chris Cornell please give them my e-mail, phone number, address and a sob story so they will come to see me ;)

Also, if you see Kurt - run! (he may be a ghost)..............

Be safe and dry!
Loves Ya!

RETRO REVA said...

PS, I am soooo proud of your work!

Anonymous said...

YEAH! Of course we will dig up some fun. So thankful for your support and so glad you're going to be along for the ride this week!

The Closet Shopper said...

I hope you're having a wonderful trip. What a great cause. Can't wait to hear all about it.


KT said...

Have fun in Seattle. Can't wait to learn more about this project - it sounds great and oh so inspiring. - Katy

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Those beads Shanley has on are beautiful! Have a great time! Sounds like it will be fun AND interesting. Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Her beads are beautiful, and for such a good cause! Have a great time in Seattle! Love the city and the artistic vibe it has.

Rockchic said...

Hey bella, sounds like a great project that girl is doing :)

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh I love the Nakate Project!!! Beautiful things there! When I saw you all on the same tweet it made me so happy!

I looooove Seattle, have a wonderful time there.

Anika http://www.byanika.com said...

I hope you lovely ladies will paint Seattle red, and report back from your adventures! You are so beautiful Bella, you make my heart skip a beat. I miss you and love you. Big hugs from me to you xxxx

Nickie Frye said...

How cool, Bella! I love the project & I would love to go to Seattle! It's been WAY too long. Have a great time, Hot Stuff. xoxo

Heather Fonseca said...

Sounds like fun! I can't wait to read about your adventures so be sure to post often.

Sweet said...

have a safe trip my love...cheers for more outfit post and fun photos...



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