Hello Ladies and Gents, have you purchased your
discount tix for the Parasol Party yet?
Discount tickets are on sale at www.brownpapertickets.com until Thursday afternoon or
if they sell out before then. If there are any tickets left they will be at the door for $20,
cash or check only.
Every day we acquire fun new door prizes for all of our guests like copies of
"Confessions of a Shopaholic" from Disney, spa, dinner, and more gift certificates, and
Amore chocolates. (If you win a door prize that alone covers the cost of you ticket!)
Some our fab new vendors include Bella Cupcake Couture, Katie Kay, and Finest
Accessories. These new vendors join LUSH, Party Girl Aprons, Scentsy Candles, Sandy
Martino Jewelry, Bella Umbrella, The Bathery, Spa for Women, and Poco Carretto Gelato!
So, we covered awesome door prizes, fab shopping, not to mention the pampering room
where you can sign up for complimentary mini massages with Bellevue Massage or nail
polish changes with Julep Nail Parlor or hand massages with Mary Kay gals.
Oh, and let's not forget the complimentary dessert bar with Wink! cupcakes, Amore
truffles, some fun retro candies. And the bar in the garden will be selling a specialty
cocktail and DRY Soda...
Yep, there's no way you can miss this. See you under the Umbrellas!
Parking is $1 at Marymoor Park. All proceeds from the sale of Parasols at the Parasol
Party will be donated to the American Heart Association.
For more details go to www.halfpastlavish.com/events.html
HALF PAST LAVISH EVENTS INTERVIEW WITH DECO MODISTE ON NEW COLLECTION
TO BE UNVEILED AT THE PARASOL PARTY
In the midst of planning for her newest collection, Kimberlee Iblings of Deco Modiste, took a break to chat about
the new line of Marie Antoinette inspired looks she’ll be debuting at The Parasol Party.
HPL: What is your inspiration for the Deco Modiste collection being unveiled at the Parasol Party?
Kimberlee: Having a background as a costume designer, I took on the theme of the party as the inspiration for
my new collection. Marie Antoinette crossed with the flirty fifties in a soft color pallet were the key ideas behind
this fun collection of cocktail dresses and evening gowns.
HPL: The Parasol Party sounds like every girl's fantasy, no matter how old we get! What interested you most
about becoming a featured designer for the night?
Kimberlee: I had been working on a collection of Cocktail dresses, Evening gowns, Bridesmaid dresses, and
Wedding Gowns for the past few months. The location of the event in the Clise Mansion and in the English
gardens, the theme for the event: Marie Antoinette crossed with flirty Fifties makes the Parasol Party the perfect
venue to unveil my newest collection.
HPL: Tell us a little bit about Deco Modiste and who you are as a designer?
Kimberlee: Deco Modiste - n., French - (dek-oh. moh-deest.) - a female maker of women’s fashionable attire in a
mode suggestive of elegant and stylish modernism.Deco Modiste is a small clothing company based in Seattle,
WA, providing classic, ready-to-wear items that will quickly become a staple in any wardrobe. The line is
designed and manufactured in the USA using natural fibers and notions. The focus is women’s separates with a
vintage flair and vintage inspired designs with a modern twist. Deco Modiste offers simple, elegant, and fun
pieces that work well with seasonal trends, but are timeless enough to become classics. Deco Modiste clothing is
for the woman on the go and easily translates from office to evening. The company specializes in small, limited
runs. Offering limited runs ensures the quality of our garments will remain high while remaining unique.
HPL: What makes these garments unique?
Kimberlee: The collection of dresses is constructed out of salvaged wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses.
Reworking the lace, buttons, and fabric into new inspired designs.
HPL: Oooh, we love eco-friendly too! Kimberlee, we are so excited to have you join us at the Parasol Party! See
you on June 11th!
Kimberlee Iblings is the head designer of Deco Modiste. “I got my start in my moms sewing room, helping with
dance costumes while still in elementary school.” As a young adult she would jump at any experience she could
get her hands on. Wardrobe Styling, Costume designing for film, and Head Costumer for 3 seasons at a local
theater, led Kimberlee to get a degree in Fashion design from The New York Fashion Academy. Being a finalist
for the 2008 Seamless in Seattle competition started the line currently known as Deco Modiste.
Set against the backdrop of a vibrant city, Half Past Lavish enters the scene with passion, creativity, talent, and
experience. At Half Past Lavish we pride ourselves on our unique event concepts, sophistication, and quality of
work. Our mission is simple. We guarantee fun, flair, and originality with everything we create. Impeccable
precision and taste is carefully considered, and we always look for the most environmentally conscious products
available for your consideration. Half Past Lavish is a full service event production company. With a plethora of
services available to meet your specific needs, Half Past Lavish is at your service. From consultations to dinner
soirees to large galas, Half Past Lavish is thrilled to help you design the event of your dreams.
The Parasol Party is a scene-setting event. Stepping into the lush gardens of the Clise Mansion guests will enter
into a feminine, vintage, European fantasy. Where else can a girl and her friends sip cocktails, snack on
decadent sweets, enjoy signature shopping, and partake in a fashion show under their very own parasol?
Sponsors of the Parasol Party include Seattle Picks, Bella Umbrella, DRY Soda, Wink Cupcakes, Amore
Chocolates, Bellevue Massage, The Bathery, and Brick House Photography. Vendors include Poco Carretto
Gelato, LUSH, Scentsy Candles, Deco Modiste, Party Girl Aprons, Sandy Martino Jewelry, and Julep Nail Parlor.
All proceeds from the “parasol sale” at the event will go to the American Heart Association.
Please go to www.halfpastlavish.com/events.html for event details. Tickets can be purchased online at www.
brownpapertickets.com for $15 or at the door for $20. Evite Link
Thanks for the love!!!! Recent press on the Parasol Party:
Deco Modiste - http://decomodiste.blogspot.com/2009/05/parasol-party.html, http://deco-
• Seattle Style - www.seattlestyle.com/events
Coco+Kelley – will advertise the event and raffle off a pair of tickets on Monday, www.
• Seattlest.com - http://seattlest.com/2009/06/03/under_her_umbrella_courtney_russell.php
• Girl Power Hour – enewsletter and Seattle Spin Girl
• Eastside Uptown Girl - http://blog.seattlepi.com/eastsideuptown/archives/170208.asp
• Urban Fashion Network - http://blog.seattlepi.com/urbanfashionnetwork/archives/168245.asp
• Sydney Loves Fashion – http://www.sydneylovesfashion.com/
• Bella Cupcake Couture - http://bellacupcakecouture.blogspot.com/2009/06/parasol-party.html
• 425 Magazine Calendar - http://www.425magazine.com/calendar.php?
• Seattle Picks – 2 weeks in a row! - http://www.seattlepicks.com/
• Evite - http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/VROALJSUAALQQUMLVJOB/parasolparty
• FGI - http://seattlefgi.blogspot.com/2009/04/parasol-party-may-11th.html
• Redmond Reporter – 2 weeks in a row!
• NWSource - http://thistle.www.nwsource.com/ae/scr/edb_ed.cfm?c=s&evt=315505&s=nws
• The Examiner - http://www.examiner.com/x-2271-Seattle-Fashion-Examiner~y2009m5d4-A-
• Fresh Jess - http://www.examiner.com/x-2271-Seattle-Fashion-Examiner~y2009m5d4-A-