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Kiehl’s Grand Opening today!

24 Apr

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Please join Kiehl’s since 1851 president Chris Salgado along with NewsBabes Angie Goff, Anita Brikman, Pamela Brown, Rebecca Cooper, Lesli Foster, Andrea Roane, Cynne Simpson and Eun Yang for the grand opening! Tonight, Tuesday, April 24, from 5 till 8 p.m. in Tyson’s Corner Center. Event benefits the NewsBabes 2012 Charity, The GW Mammovan.

Kiehl’s is proud to bring its skin care to Northern Virginia, offering its residents the opportunity to discover Kieh’s efficacious skin, hair and body products, personalized customer service, and 161-year-old heritage through the complete Kiehl’s experience.

Gifts to the first 100 guests tonight!!! Cupcakes and music.

 

Fashion Fights Poverty – Dress Responsibly Gala

17 Apr

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

March ended victoriously by showing us very artful fashions on “Fashion Fights Poverty – Dress Responsibly Gala”. Strong line of fabulous designers, such as winner of “Project Runway” season 7 Seth Aaron, DC very own Laura Williams and The_Cherry_On_Top of it all Luis Valenzuela, showcased their collections and wowed the crowd. Many months non-stop preparation and production team work obviously paid off and oohs and aahs and applauds of the spectators were always there to confirm that.

Shows were stirred with contemporary thematic dances performed by Hae Wookie Song, Lauren Williams, Nancy Cantine, Morgan Rose, Carla Otero.

Considering that a picture is worth a thousand words, I am offering you now to save on about  hundred thousands. Please don’t forget to enjoy the whole gallery of 152.

The whole list of the designers showed (all clickable):

Seth Aaron

Earthtec

Gabby Wild

LAVUK

Cri de Couer

Ginger Root Design

Laura Williams

Tara St.James

Ashley Zaba

Daisy & Elizabeth

Parker and Paige

Luis Valenzuela

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P.S. FFP encourages you:

* Buy second-hand clothing and textiles where possible

*Buy fewer more durable garments and textile products

* When buying new products, choose those made with least energy and least toxic emissions, made by workers paid a credible living wage with reasonable employment rights and conditions

* Wash clothes less often, at lower temperatures and using eco-detergents. Hang dry them where possible

*Extend the life of clothing and textile products through repair

*Dispose of used clothing and textiles through recycling business who would return them for second-hand sale wherever possible

* Make new clothes m recycled fabric. Make a statement with one-of-a-kind prom or party dress

*Transform old clothes into something new. Upcycle old clothes into bags, pillows, aprons and more!

*Swap your clothes with friends

* Choose and Earthtec recycled PET garment and you will keep about bottles out of landfill

Luis Valenzuela

Seth Aaron

Whole gallery of 152 images  is available HERE

 

Mad Men season 5 coming – are you fashionably ready or fashionably late?

23 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

How excited are you about Mad Men new season just few days away? I hope you have your outfit out and ready to be “walked”! “Bourbon Steak” at Four Seasons Hotel is hosting a viewing party. $75.00 includes cocktail party at 7, three-course dinner at 8, The_Movie at 9, and prizes! Tax and gratitude included. I’m trying to imagine the sea of colorful skirty dresses, beautifully styled hair and small purses. How good can you do, DC?

For reservations or more information, please call 202-944-2026 or email bourbonsteak.was@fourseasons.com

2 hour show premiere airs on Sunday, March 25, at 9/8c on amc.

I personally a little bit upset about Betty Draper migrating from Grace Kelly’s style to Jacky Kennedy’s, but well, I guess it’s only logical. Being now a mom of three and a politician’s wife, the crowd she is now swimming in has changed, too. So, as much as we loved her iconic feminine looks, we now have to wave them good-byes and greet a new, matured and polished Betty. Bye-bye, Birdie.

Luckily, you can now find  dresses with slight differences in skirts but same fabric/pattern/vibe, so the switch Grace/Jackie and vice versa is not so drastic. Here is a little teaser of amazing dresses, shift and prom, from Fever Designs in the United Kingdom who don’t deliver over the ocean! But, at least we can get an idea…

Emilia Shift Pink Dress and Emilia Prom Pink Dress

Emilia Pink Blossom dresses

Same pair in cream, SHIFT and PROM

Emilia cream blossom

Well, to get closer to earth, Target offers very MadMen dress just for $24.99 by Merona (also available in black and fresh raspberry):

While still in Target, here is one amazing by Jason Wu (sold out online, though, but you can try looking for it in the store!)

Judge for yourself how similar these dresses are, but… you can find one on Etsy HERE just for $55.25! Just one available.

Can’t help but share this amazing vintage 1967 Dior coat on ShrimptonCouture for $1,800.00

To jump in price range, here is something fab for just $56.00 by Ronni Nicole on Kohls:

Love this floral print dress, very Mrs.Draper! On Coggles for £221

Another floral vintage – blue sequined rose dress on Blue Velvet Village

And of course, what is 1950-60ss wardrobe without polka dots! On Mod Cloth for $155.99

In the same place you can find this stunner in cadmium blue, So Joan Holloway! Just for $47.99

There is also a dress Peggy Olson would wear! for $44.99

Anjou Clothing offers lots of vintage looking dresses, enjoy HERE

$105.00 will get you this colorful plaid sun dress on Vintageous:

Absolutely have to share this one – Emily and Fin for £30 – on Coggles

What have I forgotten… Oh, lace, of course! Here is this adorable salmon lace dress on Vintageous for $210.00

So, I hope you enjoy this new season of Mad Men, regardless the size of your wallet. Of course, there are tons of dresses, purses, shoes, glasses and jewelry out there, considering the hotness of this fashion era now, so I guess it just makes the hunt easier.

 
 

International Women’s Day: trip to Sassoon

09 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Thursday March 8, a.k.a. International Women’s Day, which also happened to be a full moon, and also a Purim, I traveled to Vidal Sassoon salon in Tysons Galleria to check out their coloring and hairdressing department. Spring is coming and every woman seeks changes! See for yourself if it was successful! Thanks to top colorist Alvina Macrall and salon director Yoshiko Shimizu this is what I have on my head now instead of a mess before. Here is “Before” and “After” pictures for you to judge.

Sassoon Salon

TYSONS GALLERIA
1855G INTERNATIONAL DRIVE
MCLEAN
22102
+1 703 448 9884

No need to write which one is "Before" and which one is "After", right?

moi and top colorist Alvina Macrall

moi and salon director Yoshiko Shimizu

 
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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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Rainy day at Dollin It Up Spa for My Bougie Babies

12 Aug

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Wendy Pittman continuously is spoiling her “Bougie Babies“. This time, it was Dollin It Up Day At A Spa. What is a better way to spend rainy gloomy Saturday than pamper your little fashionista? Limousine ride, manis-pedis at the salon, facials, lunch and sweets, bracelet making, and goody bags with personally created bubble bath gel – it’s what all the girls had as their treats for the day.

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

Drying nails!

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Happy Hour in Serenity Day Spa to benefit Ladies DC

19 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Serenity Day Spa on Wisconsin avenue opened the doors for Happy Hour “menu”  for those ladies wishing to support Ladies DC, on Monday, July 18.

$5 cover included champagne, 20% off 30-minute spa services and a swag bag with couple product samples and coupons. Proceeds went towards future LDC programming.

Serenity Day Spa (Tenley)

4000 Wisconsin Ave. (North wing of the building), NW
Washington, DC 20016
202-362-2560

LDC Founder Lindsey Mask (center) and firends

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Glam.Chic.Sophisticated.Nectar.

13 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

So passionately anticipated Nectar Skin Bar has opened recently on Wisconsin avenue in DC. On Monday, July 11, it hosted media preview – can you wish for better start of the week? Elegant, sexy and cozy atmosphere of newly stylishly renovated salon, exclusive tours, yummy treats and summer-inspired cocktails, and goodie bags full of  samples and discounts – anyone seemed to enjoy and leave happy and satisfied. Appointments for spa treatments were booked left and right. Doesn’t “chocolate sun” sound irresistible to you? What about lashes that you don’t have to “put on the shelf” at night? Mani-pedi, facials, massage? To relax, you need intimate, boudoir-like environment, and Nectar has it all.

They have $3 valet parking, as well as there is plenty of available space on the streets – Wisconsin and Reservoir.

Pictures will say more. Enjoy and share.

Nectar Skin Bar

1633 Wisconsin Ave, NW

202-333-4332

Oh, and they are having a garden party this coming Saturday! Don’t forget to stop by from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., RSVP to nectargarden@brandlinkdcrsvp.com

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Dar Be Dar opens swimming season with smashing fashions

22 Jun

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

A week before first official day of summer approached, Andrea Rinaldi opened her private Potomac residence for Uber Chic Resort 2011 trunk show of Dar Be Dar. Hot swimsuits by Tala Raassi, Iranian American designer, were snatched left and right by stylish ladies, as if they were hot cakes. Well, obviously, to rock those revealing suits, you’d have to forget about cakes for a while and hit the gym! Speaking of food, the most hospitable hostess spoiled the guests with very healthy and yummy hors d’oeuvres, not to mention variable and unlimited bar! The show celebrated beginning of the summer (beach balls and chairs, cupcakes with umbrellas and multiple colorful candy around the house didn’t let to forget!), and of course,  beauty of the female body. Three gorgeous models continuously showcased variable swimsuits, spiced up by statement jewelry pieces, also presented for sale at the event. You couldn’t ask for better Thursday evening.

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Fabulous designer Tala Raassi (red dress) and models in her Dar Be Dar swimsuits

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Arts, music and fashions fight against autism

08 Jun

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Saturday night, June 4th, members-only City Tavern Club attracted fashion-, music- and art appreciators to benefit CSAAC Foundation. Cocktails, appetizers and cupcakes… Classical piano performances by Edvinas Minkstimas, Juliard Doctoral Fellow and widely regarded as one of Europe’s top emerging young pianists… Fashion shows by Don Patron and Maggie Burgess of CAS Boutique culminating the evening – it was must_attend event! Magnificent historical atmosphere of the venue just added to the crowd’s mood, and applauds did not quieten for a minute.

Spotted: Janine Schoonover, Rokas Beresniovas, Ayda Sanver, Lolly Amons, Don Patron, Bill Farrand, Wendy Gordon, Michele Lebar, Dr. Richard Meyer, Kimberly Robinson, Marilyn Thompson, Angelique Velez, Jenny Zinn, Nickie Jordan, Sherie Gabriel and many-many more!

Enjoy some pictures.

Don Patron's show

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