Tacoma Urbanist

Jul. 3, 2008 at 12:37am

Saturday: Tacoma Music and Fashion For The Helm

"Necessity is the father of invention"

That seems to be the credo of Julie Bennett of Urban Xchange who is putting on a fashion show to help raise money to save The Helm.  Yet, the event looks to be much more.



Here'a a message from the promoters:


You were mesmerized by House of Kublah Kahn...did backflips for The Tacoma Fashion Carnival, and now, we present our biggest production to date! We might never have an event of this magnitude again....

The evening will be a celebration of Tacoma Arts and Tall ships with invites going out to the international sailor crews on board all 30 ships.

Loads of gorgeous models, indie designers and stylists, Live painting, multimedia exhibits, collage and music performers, including the unique and eclectic sounds of Moon struck and haircuts to the glam rock sounds of Fairest is as the Fairest do all in an intimate performance setting.

....and he's big in Seattle, but happens to be from Tacoma, local Electrorash DJ David Wolf! He will be spinning the fashion show and mixing up something to make Tacoma dance into a frenzy!

Check out the rest of the Tall Ships events - including a free concert Sunday in the park with Kimya Dawson, singer on the Juno soundtrack...come downtown! (PS: new jewelry and custom Tacoma T-shirts just in!)
Tall ships hours 10-9 except 4th of July 11-3


email: urbanxchange@comcast.net
phone: 253.572.2280
web: www.urbanxchangeonline.com

See the earlier post on the efforts to save The Helm

comments [9]  |  posted under tacoma


by AngelaJossy on 7/3/2008 @ 8:37am
Trish and I will be there (as volunteers) welcoming you at the front counter.

by Erik on 7/3/2008 @ 10:43am
Trish and I will be there (as volunteers) welcoming you at the front counter.

Fun. Thanks AngelaJossy.

by Erik on 7/5/2008 @ 11:35am
The fashion show and event is tonight (Saturday) at 8:00 p.m.!

Julie Bennett should have a good show for us to benefit The Helm

Here's Julie's fashionable feet in front of Andrea's "Daniel Blue" in the rain filled Episode X:

One picture showing so much fashion.

by escaping slave on 7/5/2008 @ 12:57pm
Supporting the Helm sounds like a great cause.

Too bad politicians like Norm Dicks don't support true small businesses like the Helm. Did anyone send him an invitation?

by NineInchNachos on 7/5/2008 @ 3:30pm
I'm going to try and make it. will the tacoma dome posters be for sale here?

by Erik on 7/6/2008 @ 12:38am
will the tacoma dome posters be for sale here?

I did not see any.

However, here are some pictures from the event

A convergence of Tacoma's hipsters

Master and Commander of the Tacoma Downtown Merchants Group was there.

There was art.

Laura Hannan checked out Andrea Trenbeath's jewelry.

The latest art techniques

Laura and Tressie from Funkoma Vintage buried the hatchet and bonded.

by NineInchNachos on 7/6/2008 @ 3:23pm
Well it looks like folks had a good time.

by FunkomaVintage on 7/7/2008 @ 10:39am
Hey man! I had no hatchet....just an opinion ! yeesh dude. And you are still a good looking man.....but now with better jewelry.......
Wink !!

by izenmania on 7/7/2008 @ 10:56am
That picture of Patricia is... kind of terrifying.