May 18, 2007
Volume 35
Issue 20
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DIFFA 'GLAM' event returns in style
DIFFA 'GLAM' event returns in style
by David Luc Nguyen (Teriyaki Temple) - SGN Contributing Writer

The Seattle chapter of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fights AIDS) rolled out the red carpet for the 2nd Annual "GLAM" event at Masins in Pioneer Square. More than 300 people attended the event billed as an evening of celebration in high style. The evening consisted of a silent auction, a fashion preview, and a display of glittering works of art.

After stepping off the red carpet attendees mingled during a cocktail hour, enjoyed music and viewed the elaborate "Box" creations. "For the 'GLAM' event we came up with the box theme after we had settled on the event tag-line 'think outside the box'," said John Stevens, DIFFA Chapter President. "Central to the evening was a silent auction of 35 custom-made boxes by designers and artists. The boxes were filled with luxury products, dining & hotel experiences and other glam goodies, and took inspiration from participating donors and sponsors such as Juicy Couture, Hotel 1000, The Paramount Theatre, W Seattle, Nick (it) London, and The Ruins."

As if the boxes weren't enough to gaze upon, attendees were treated to models dawning fabulous fashions from Barney's New York, dazzling jewels from Cartier, and posed for pictures taken by Team Photogenic with the twin DIFFA GLAM boys, the DIFFA GLAM Showgirl and two handsome Cartier page boys who wandered through the event handing out long stem roses to guests. GLAM raised more than 30,000 and will be allocated to local HIV/AIDS service and education programs.

If you missed out on the "GLAM" event, DIFFA has two more events planned for the year including "Party at the Mansion" - which is a vintage, retro-chic Playboy Mansion theme Gala scheduled for October 13, 2007 and their grants distribution/awards ceremony around World AIDS Day (December 1st) at the W Seattle. DIFFA has had a long tradition of fabulous events while fighting AIDS.

Design Industry Foundation Fights AIDS began in 1984 in New York as a grass-roots effort within the textiles and furnishings industries -- raising funds for friends and co-workers tragically afflicted by a new and terrible illness. Over the years, DIFFA has grown into a national organization with chapters in 12 cities, attracting support from the fields of fashion, furnishings, architecture, and interior design. Since its founding, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide over $35 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide. The Seattle chapter was formed in 1993 and has granted nearly $500,000 to local HIV/AIDS service and education programs.

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