What She Said Women in Fashion Event on October 13

Photo credit: Vivian Hsu

The What She Said event series returns this year in partnership with Bellevue Fashion Week. Designed to bring powerful women together for candid conversations that cultivate community and drive progress, the series will relaunch on Thursday, October 13th, with a focus on trailblazing women in fashion.

The event will include a small panel discussion led by fashion publicist Sydney Mintle of Gossip & Glamour, a curated shopping marketplace featuring local women-owned brands, signature cocktails, brand activations, music by DJ Mixxtress, and immersive photo opportunities produced by The Bellevue Collection.


• Brittany Sierra, The Sustainable Fashion Forum 

• Valerie Madison, Valerie Madison Jewelry  

• Elisa Yip, Sskein 

• Lauren Pistoia, Fashion Consultant  

• Sydney Mintle, Gossip & Glamour (Moderator) 

What She Said is an irreverent play on women speaking up for themselves. It is an ironic juxtaposition to a traditionally degrading phrase that allows women to take ownership of their words and what they say.  There is no mistake about it – this is WHAT SHE SAID – not what she agrees with, or what someone else  said on her behalf – it’s her thoughts, her opinions, her voice, and her words,” said Cindi Breen, Complex  Director of Sales and Marketing for W Bellevue.  

“Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection is all about inspiration and W Bellevue’s What She Said event  aligns with our mission to recognize and celebrate local business women in the design and fashion  industry,” said Jennifer Leavitt, VP of Marketing at The Bellevue Collection.  

Join us for an inspirational evening of fashion and philanthropy at W Bellevue. The event begins at 6:00 pm and the panel discussion will follow at 6:30. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold will benefit Ada Developers Academy, a local non-profit working to provide cost-free coding classes to women and gender-expansive adults. This special event is part of the official 2022 Bellevue Fashion Week line-up and tickets are now on sale here.


WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 2022 

WHERE: W Bellevue 10455 NE 5th Pl. Bellevue, WA 98004 

TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM for registration) 

TICKETS: $65 via Eventbrite