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Archive for October, 2011

Ralph Lauren’s Black Label in Saks

30 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Elle Magazine Market Director Joann Pailey presented highlights from Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 Collection and Black Label in Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase. Spectators got to see a collection ranging from man-like suits to gorgeous evening gowns, all Lauren’s polished and sophisticated. 10% of evening sales benefited Children’s National Medical Center.

Enjoy the pictures.

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Moms and babies glide the runway

30 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Silver Spring housed “Baby Bash and Bling” on October 22.

Lots of retailers, offering products and services for expecting families, tons of food (how does “Pickles and ice-cream” corner sound?), seminars and entertainment were provided for the guest.

As a finale, pregginistas rocked spunky and sparkly outfits by local designers, and then the_youngest girls of the party showcased Fall-Winter line of “My Bougie Baby”.

Enjoy some pictures and don’t forget to visit whole gallery of 147!

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Siriano shares the runway with 14 DC designers, resulting 30,000.00 raised

26 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On October 21, Pink Jams! hosted “Pink rocks the runway” to raise awareness and funds to help women under 40 beat breast cancer.

Atrium in Ronald Reagan Building was filled with colorful lights, dressed up crowd and live music by “Charm City Devils”. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were all around to heat up the anticipation.

Fourteen young survivors “strut their stuff” on the runway, rocking pink outfits specifically made for this event by DC local designers. After each model in pink owned it, “Pink tie guy” took the shift diluting femininity with masculinity.  Finally, so anxiously awaited Christian Siriano‘s collection hit the runway. Fourth season “Project runway” winner Siriano brought to his hometown his whole Spring-Summer 2012 collection (over 30 outfits!). He wowed the crowd with polished corals and lime greens, as well as ruffled neutrals. His lavished, never restrained or modest looks are now recognizable and loved throughout the country.

As a conclusion of the event, Pink Jams!’ President Christa Floresca, flanked by Siriano and Doughty, presented a check for 30 thousand dollars to former First Lady of Washington, DC, Michelle Cross Fenty, for the Capital Breast Care Center.

Guests completed themselves with generously filled swags and lanced to official afterparty  at Hard Rock Cafe.

Pink Jams! intrigued everybody by promising not less exciting program for 2012, and there is no reason not to believe them!

Local designers represented (in order of appearance):

Dennya

Aidah

Booshie Designs

Maven, LLC

Chez Kevito

Tsyndyma

Estella Couture

Elizabeth St.John

Natalia Sanz

Walish Gooshe

Tashia Senn

Studio D’Maxsi

Punk Rock Bride

Kenny “KAS” Flanagan

Enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for the next one! Don’t forget to see whole gallery of 166 images!

Finale walk

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Key to the cure – thirteen annual, and very lucky

23 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Four levels of Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase were buzzled up on October 20. Once again SFA and Suburban Hospital combined their resources in fight against women’s cancers. Twelve Survivor Honorees were in attendance and paid tribute for.

At the entrance, you might buy raffle “keys” ($50 each or three for $100) and then get a chance to open (if it fits!) the treasure chest with fabulous prizes.

About 20 restaurants and caterers presented their creations for guests to enjoy, and feast seemed to never end.

Key Photo Memories had never rested, and beautiful models in Saks up-to-date outfits were roaming around for you to rest eyes on.

Special Key To The Cure t-shirts (long sleeved) designed by Elie Tahari were available for sale on each level. If you did not have a chance to do it then, you still can purchase it online right here.

Enjoy some pictures and don’t forget to visit whole gallery of 74.

anticipation by the Treasure Chest!

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Geek2Chic – 2nd annual

20 Oct

Bloomingdales in Chevy Chase is accommodating second annual Geek2Chic DC – get your tickets HERE.

 

Pinkalicious is contageous

18 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Saturday, October 15, whole third floor of “Room&Board” (about 9,000 sq.feet) was full of pink. Victoria Kann, the author of “Pinkalicious”, was visiting from New York for book reading and signing. Sea of babies, toddlers and kids was bestirring around, sipping on milk, crunching on pretzels and carrots… climbing beds and chairs… decorating pumpkins… and, of course, listening to Victoria reading the book. The line of pinkalicious  fans seemed never-ending, but attendants were very patient. No wonder, Victoria paid personal attention to everyone, – they talked about outfits, and Halloween decor, and then she added individual message to the book – of course, in pink ink! Getting such experience (including picture with famous author and illustrator from New York!) would definitely make anyone’s day.

Enjoy 209 pictures (impossible to stop when there is so much cuteness and laughter around)

Victoria Kann reading "Pinkalicious"

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Kick off for a kick off in Saks

15 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase hosted a kick-off event “Shop and champagne” on October 12. Getting ready for the main event, 13th annual “Key to the cure”,  Saks Fifth Avenue made sure all four stories of gigantic store are prepared to welcome hundreds of guests coming in a week. Champagne and light snacks were provided to help you relax and enjoy shopping even more.

Key to the cure is invented for raising both funds and awareness to fight breast cancer for Suburban Hospital.

T-shirts designed by Elie Tahari

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My First Ladies book signing in Tiny Jewel Box

15 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Nancy Clarke, White House chef floral designer for 25 years and author of “My First Ladies” book, visited Tiny Jewel Box for cocktail party and book signing on October 12. Cozy but rich atmosphere of the store was enhanced by elegant sophisticated public and decorated with flowers by H.Bloom. Ms.Clarke benevolently signed the books and announced the upcoming launch of White House Christmas magazine (November 15).

Nancy Clarke with her "My First Ladies" book

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Breast Cancer Awareness on the Hill

13 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

The Congressional Black Caucus hosted a special event , commemorating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on October 11, in Rayburn House Office Building.  The event featured Tigerlily Foundation and the Sister’s Network, Inc.

The luncheon united over hundred women and men, – survivors and supporters of the organizations. Laurie Abraham, Editor At Large of ELLE magazine, served as mistress of ceremonies. Special guest, Congresswoman Donna Christensen, Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, first took the platform. Also, speakers of the event were: U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson, Founder and CEO of Sisters Network, Inc. Karen E.Jackson, and our very DC own and favorite Maimah Karmo of Tigerlily Foundation.

Laurie Abraham, emcee

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J Brand in South Moon Under

10 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Arlington South Moon Under in conjunction with Mary Amons, local philanthropist and fashionista, hosted J Brand promo event  on October 7. Designer jeans made of softest “vacuum” fabric (so flattering!) were snatched left and right by customers, with help of J Brand representatives. Apple Cider cosmos and red velvet cupcakes by “Georgetown cupcakes” could not help more to set the right mood. 20% discount on J denim was offered on that day.

J Brand representative and Mary Amons

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