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2014 sponsors


Capital One


A Grand Affaire Catering


Fashion Group International
John Howie Steak

In-Kind Retail

Karan Dannenberg

committee members

Vivian Miller Rahl, co-chair
Chao-Lin Hsieh, co-chair
Merri Alexander
Calandra Childers
Adele Clancy
Dian Donahoe
Stephanie Ducharme
Wendy Ehringer
Judy Feinstein
Anne Fontaine
Teresa Fortino
Patricia Gorham
Carol Henry
Lynn Hochrine
Yuliya Suleymanova
Christine Vanderwerf
Heather Wahl


Closet Treasures Sale

Don’t miss the 12th Annual Closet Treasures Sale, with major discounts on women’s brand name and designer clothing, shoes and accessories. Join us for a fun-filled evening with wine, tasty treats and great deals on today’s hottest designer duds!

Closet Treasures Sale

Friday, October 10 | 5 - 9 p.m.
415 Westlake (map it)
415 Westlake Avenue North | Seattle, WA 98109

Tickets: $40

Online registration is closed. Tickets are available at the door.

When you shop the Closet Treasures Sale, you support women in your community through YWCA Clothing Services. Last year, YWCA Working Wardrobe and Dress for Success Seattle helped more than 3,000 women find confidence and economic independence, so they could thrive in work and life.

Looking for another way to support Dress for Success? John Howie Steak is hosting a special cocktail menu for the month of September  - $1 from each cocktail sold will go towards DFSS. Check it out!


2014 CTS Lookbook RSS Feed
Styles of the Sale: All the Right Moves

Petite and bubbly Amy Pau is a trained beautician who loves ballroom dancing.

An Eileen Fischer shift dress gives her the illusion of more curves. Paired with Athena Alexander cross kitten-heel sandals that elongate her legs, Amy is ready to step out on the dance floor and show-off her moves!

Amy enjoyed her makeover with the stylists from the Art Institute of Seattle. She said, “I don’t usually wear clothes like this. I’m surprised by how pretty I feel!

You can help women like Amy find the confidence, clothing and skills to move forward in the workplace – register now for the Closet Treasures Sale.

What she’s wearing
Grey and black shift dress, Eileen Fischer
Black Cross Kitten Heel Sandals, Athena Alexander

Model: Amy Pau | Group Members: Abu-Allan, Beckelman, Polley, Sternod| Hair artist: Julia Ryan| Makeup artist: Jessica Dominguez | Location: Art Institute of Seattle Studio | Photographer: Cori Keady, Richie Levi Thomas, Chance McLaren

Shop to win a prize package from Julep

Any guest who spends $200 or more at the Closet Treasures Sale on Friday, October 10 will be entered into a drawing to win an amazing gift box from Julep.

This prize package includes 15 nail polish colors, an assortment of custom makeup, skin and nail care products, and more.

The winning name will be drawn on Monday, October 13. We will announce and contact the winner on that day.

Thanks to Julep for supporting women in our community through the Closet Treasures Sale!

Styles from the sale: silver fox

With whimsical spirit and elegant style, Jane Herriott proves that you ARE as young as you feel! This Professional Women’s Group member shines bright in a flowing black top with silver sequins that complement her silver mane.

With flattering black pants and comfortably stylish pointed pumps, this outfit would be perfect for an evening at the Pacific Northwest Ballet for a sophisticated woman of any age.

Register now for the Closet Treasures Sale so you can shop this look.

What she’s wearing

Sequined top, Tolani (size L) $25
Black pants, Misook (size L) $25

Model: Jane Herriott | Stylists: Anne Howie, Daniel Bordner, Emily Cripe, Maria Neves  | Hair artist: Julia Rytan | Makeup artist: Van Nguyen  | Photographers: Cori Keady, Richie Levi Thomas, Chance McLaren

Off to the theater

Crystal is dressed for the 5th Avenue Theater for the premier of A Chorus Line. Good luck to the performers – she’s the one taking center stage in a silk layered top, cream-colored wool sweater and raw silk pants by YSL.

Register now for the YWCA Closet Treasures Sale and find a standout outfit for any occasion.

Meet the model
Crystal works for the United States Postal Service and says what she loves most about the Professional Women’s Group is “improving myself and working with other members on projects.”

“I learned how to financially plan for my future and improve my career by going back to school,” she explained. “Dress for Success Seattle means a lot to me!”

What she’s wearing

Wool tweed jacket, St. John (Size 10/12) $55
Silk top, I.N.C. (size L) $15
Raw silk flared slacks, YSL (size 10) $45

Model: Crystal Hill | Stylists: Caitlin Jorgensen, Jessica Dominguez, Shahna Glover | Hair artist: Julia Ryan | Makeup artist: Jessica Dominguez | Photographers: Cori Keady, Richie Levi Thomas, Chance McLaren | Location: Art Institute of Seattle Studio

Styles from the Sale: Casual Chic

Yudelka is self-employed, but she’s not the type to wear sweatpants all day. She prefers clothing that is casual yet chic, like this wrap dress from Talula, paired with neutral Dolce Vita pumps.

Adding a camel-colored leather jacket transforms this outfit into a stylish and sophisticated look, perfect for a night out on the town.

To shop this glamorous look, register now for the YWCA Closet Treasures Sale!


Meet the model

Yudelka, who came to Dress for Success ® Seattle many years ago, inspired the stylists for this photo shoot with her lively spirit and willingness to try new things.

A current member of the Professional Women’s Group, Yudelka attends monthly workshops with guest speakers to learn new skills that will help advance her career.

“The people who come in and speak to us are very knowledgeable, and learning from all of them has helped build my confidence,” Yudelka said.


What she’s wearing

Wrap dress, Talula (size XS) $35
Side-zip leather jacket, Aritzia (size XS) $50
Pumps with gold detail, Dolce Vita (size 7) $30

Model: Yudelka Cordero | Stylists: Jordyn Bowman, Kayla Dumo, Stephanie Raeder, Mel Wonser | Hair artist: Jordyn Bowman | Makeup artist: Stephanie Raeder | Photographers: Cori Keady, Richie Levi Thomas, Chance McLaren