Hourglass was recently invited by MOHAI (that’s Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry) to be featured as the final stop on their walking fashion history tour of Seattle.
The tour group met up with Lisa and I downtown Seattle at Pacific Place, and we talked a bit about the history of our company, showed off shoes, answered questions, and generally had a great time. In fact, we’re really looking forward to the second of these tours, on August 14th.
Apparently, there was a reporter from Seattle Vanguard in the group, and he wrote a really great piece on the event that just came out over the weekend. He had this to say about our stop on the tour:
The tour concluded at Pacific Place with a special treat: The ladies of Hourglass Footwear, Kira [Bundlie] and Lisa Strom, brought along some of their exquisite hand-painted shoes that have been making quite the splash of late. These elegant shoes are a favorite among brides that desire unique accessories for their special day, as well as a world famous Drag Queen, winner of the national hit TV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Seattle’s own Jinkx Monsoon. Berg asked the owners and designers of the relatively new fashion endeavor to join the tour, as they are a great example of a young company that is able to pursue a business in fashion in Seattle. The crowd was obviously much impressed and quickly lined up to make inquires.
Thanks again to Clara Berg of MOHAI and Seattle fashion maven Mary Lewis for including us. We’re looking forward to future partnership!