Get to know the Glitter Gala Fashion Show interns

September 14, 2018

Posted in: Glitter Gala

Our Glitter Gala Fashion Show interns are an integral part of our famed, annual show that takes place each fall. Hours and hours of work go into building the 15-minute show that’s filled with stunning looks and preview some of the items sold at the Glitter Sale. Our interns are working tirelessly, styling looks to match this year’s theme: Runway to the Future.

Take a few minutes to learn about the brilliant creators of this year’s show. 


Jenna is a student at Shoreline Community College and plans to enroll fall 2019 to Central Washington University, where she will major in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising. She’s been working various events as a stylist to gain more experience in the design world.

Q: Describe your fashion design style?

A: It’s hard because I’m on the merchandising side of things as far as my career in fashion, but I love retro stuff, I love colorful stuff, I love vintage stuff. I have very different sides. I can be very minimal. It depends on the day, but I like feathers and fringe and fun stuff like that.

Q: What about the Glitter Gala fashion show are you most excited about?

A: Apart from getting more experience and making new connections and working with new people, I really enjoy that it benefits Goodwill’s programs, the work programs that they have here. Because I find that when you are doing something for a cause, it’s all the more rewarding. It’s nice to have that role of helping raise money for a good cause.

Q: How did you get into fashion design?

A: Just always being interested in it growing up. It was just a creative outlet and also self-expression, just dressing myself, putting things together and wearing whatever I wanted. So I was always looking for fashion-related opportunities. In high school, I started my own fashion club and ran that as co-president.

Q: Who in the fashion world do you idolize and why?

A: Stevie Nicks, I just love her style and aura that she has. I like Zendaya’s style. She gets styled by Law Roach, who also styles Celine Dion and sometimes Ariana Grande, and I feel like he puts together really good looks all the time. He’s pretty awesome.


Kelley is studying design at Seattle Central College. Kelley owns master’s degrees in Criminology and Psychology, but has always loved sewing and creative and is now following her true passion.

Q: How would you describe your fashion design style?

A: My husband would describe it as hippie/grandma. I think it is just eclectic. I like everything, but I think it is pretty normal compared to a lot of other fashion students. I just like cute clothes. I don’t even know what to call it. Maybe a little bit bohemian, but mostly I just like cute clothes.

Q: Who in the fashion world do you idolize the most and why?

A: I like a lot of different designers, but I tend to be drawn to things that are pretty. There’s the obvious ones like Valentino. I’m very eclectic. But I do like things like Pierre Cardin, but I wouldn’t design like him, because it is too weird. I just like all the younger designers that are coming out and are able to show something that people have never seen. But that’s not probably what I’ll do. I’ll probably just make pretty dresses.

Q: What is your best fashion design success story?

A: One of my best ones was probably … we break up a lot of times in groups at school. I accidently got assigned to the same girl that I was designing for three times last year, so I was like her personal designer. So by the time I did her last dress, I knew her measurements and everything, so I was able to whip up a dress. We both leaned toward the 70s, and the dress I made her just turned out amazing. It was so cute. I love it. It was the first time I had done something completely from scratch.


Sequiria is a fashion design student at Seattle Central College. From as long as she can remember, she’s wanted to be a designer. Recently she worked with the Seattle Seahawks’ twins, Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin, for a Gillette commercial.

Q: How would you describe your fashion design style?

A: Very eccentric. It’s never the same. It’s different all the time, and I love that part of it. It’s a lot of fun. I like a combination of modern and vintage things. I like to add lots of sparkles.

Q: How did you get into fashion design?

A: There was this show that used to come on TLC. I can’t remember the name of it, but they would get these people that were kind of fashion disasters and redress them and all these kind of things. And I remember seeing some and thinking, ‘Oh, I can make better clothes than that,’ I think that is where I kind of got that from.

Q: What would be your dream job and why?

A: Of course having my own line and being real famous of course. On a realistic level, I would really like to have my own brand, even if it is a small kind of local thing.

Q: Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

A: Hopefully being on Project Runway and competing.

Q: What is your best fashion design success story?

A: Last quarter I made this really cool jacket, and everybody loved it and they were super excited to see it, and I was very surprised it. It was color blots with pink and burgundy. It had white sleeves. It was a fun project to work on.

Seattle Goodwill’s Glitter Gala and Fashion Show is Goodwill’s annual fundraising gala. Funds directly support Goodwill’s free Job Training and Education Programs.

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