Kirkland Chamber turns up the heat with annual fashion show

Chamber showcases downtown boutiques’ hottest fashion lines.

The sun was out over Lake Washington for the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce Fashion Show Luncheon as locals gathered at the Woodmark Hotel to witness this year’s Beat the Heat Fashion Show. The event was put on by Kirkland’s Chamber of Commerce and was an annual event for the Kirkland community.

The fashion show consisted of local boutiques Via Lago, Purpose, Essentials on Park Lane, Seattle Thread, Everyday Athlete, Goodwill and Mermaid Hair Extensions. The models, all of which were staff members on the chamber of commerce, took their turns down center aisle dressed to impress. Each model showcased their summer-friendly outfits to those in attendance.

Beth Gale, director of sales and marketing for the chamber of commerce, was essential in helping to put on and organize the event. Gale expressed that the primary purpose behind the afternoon festivities was to show support for the local downtown boutiques in the area and the distinct qualities that each one of them brings to the Kirkland community.

Gale added that the event is also a great way of showcasing and giving appreciation to the chamber of commerce staff members and expressed that this sort of fashion show provides a way of bringing people together while also representing Kirkland’s hard-working community members.

“I think it brings boutiques together because each gets to showcase their uniqueness,” Gale said. “We’re supporting and sustaining our downtown boutiques as well as the chamber of commerce.”

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