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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.

 

Styleliner coming to DC!

23 Apr

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

The Styleliner, Joey Wolffer’s accessories boutique on wheels will visit DC for SIX WEEKS! From May 4 till June 17 this refurbished potato chip truck, now the world’s first mobile treasure chest , will be parked at different locations in DC, offering chic pieces for fashionistas of the Capital.

Thursdays through Sunday it will be parked on M street & Wisconsin ave in Georgetown (PNC bank lot), 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

On Wednesdays you can jump in it on Dupont Circle (20th & P street NW), sales benefit Women Thrive. Time unknown, looks like the whole day?

Also, W Washington DC will host the Styleliner May 10-12, Thursday and Friday 6-9 p.m. and Saturday 8 p.m. – midnight.

Now all you have to do is choose your location and convenient time and prepare yourself for some fabulous and unique shopping experience!

Twenty foot ex-potato chip truck, now known as Styleliner!

Joey Wolffer inside her amazing boutique-on-wheels

 

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

 

O’Neill studios salon party

14 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

By the end of first astronomical week, O’Neill studio will host 6th annual salon party! Event will take place on March 24, will feature over 60 artwork of many’s favorite

Maggie O’Neill,

Washington Redskins’ Chris Cooley,

Dominique Fierro,

Rodger Schultz,

Brittany Sims,

Karen Suderman

and Tina Palmer.

Live painting (and live pottering by Cooley!), DJ Big Des, yums by Lincoln, specialty drinks by Wooden Nickel Bar Company are offered to guests. All tickets proceeds benefit Research Down Syndrome, tickets $75 can be purchased in advance only, HERE.

What: 6th annual O’Neill Studios Salon party

When: Saturday, March 24th, 2012

7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Where: Event House

1147 20th street, NW

Washington DC 20036

For more information contact: info@oneillstudios.com or (301) 585 1777

Kindly RSVP by March 22nd

 

Jimmy Choos spice up your feet and help the pups

13 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Saturday afternoon lots of Jimmy Choos have been walked off by many passionate fashionistas in private reception room in Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons Galleria. The invite-only event attracted shoe lovers and media (one doesn’t exclude the other), for the trend presentation by Karen Sommer Shalett, Editor-in-Chief of DC Magazine, and a chance to win a pair of Jimmys! Light bites and champagne were served. Ten percent of sales benefited Washington Humane Society.

"I love you both but I only have one set of feet"

Karen Sommer Shalett andKristin J.Ikenson of DC magazine

from trendy...

...to sexy

bites on a plate

sparkles on a rd carpet

April Jones Firoozabadi of MyDCStyle (right) with a friend Sumita Pradhan

Sophie Pyle of "Guest of a Guest" hard working

Heather Shaw Menis of Saks Fifth Avenue and moi (thank you Sophie Pyle for the shot)

 

Fashion Fights Poverty 2012 gala

07 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

If you care about fashion and also are philanthropist, then it’s almost obligatory for you to attend 2012 Fashion Fights Poverty Dress Responsibly Gala! Event is held on the last day of March in Artisphere in Arlington VA. Tickets are $75 GA and $150 VIP and can be purchased HERE. Eco-ethical designers will proudly show their creations, and the names are: Project Runway Season 7 winner, Seth Aaron Henderson; renewable fabric apparel designer, Earthtec; EcoArtFashion founder, Luis Valenzuela; 2011 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Designers Award recipient, Tara St. James (Study NY); local DC metro area designers, Laura Williams and Ginger Root; NY-based sustainable fabric lingerie designer, Daisy & Elizabeth; LA-based eco-friendly designer, LAVUK; swimwear and NY-based apparel designer, Ashley Zaba; vegan shoes and bag designer Cri-de-Ceour (definitely going to check it out! – DH); and animal activist and creator of the “12 in 12 for 12″ campaign, Gabby Wild.

 

“Sugar and champagne” for 11th time – for dogs’ sake

03 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

First day of February was sweetened and showered with champagne to benefit Washington Humane Society for the 11th time in the row. About 70 restaurants and beverage professionals participated in annual charitable affair, now in Ronald Reagan Building. Every year event grows bigger and represents more vendors, and every year more dog owners come to support (and try all the yummies). It might not be the best environment for dogs to socialize, but it’s definitely the most spacious and the most doggy-crowded place that you can ever find in DC under one roof. Needless to say, besides the mingling, dogs get to try fabulous treats, too.

“Sugar and Champagne” was created 11 years ago by Ellen and Chef Todd Gray of Equinox, Watershed restaurants and Muse at the Corcoran.

Enjoy the pictures and come again next year for 12 annual! Recap of the 10th on DressHopper can be found HERE.

Blitzen! My #1 prize for "charmness"

true love!

fantastic desserts!

Yum!

Dog chef!

Chef Todd and Ellen Gray

so much space, so much air.

Great Dane Casillas (after the Spanish soccer player Iker Casillas from Real Madrid) with his owner Kristen Qumsieh. My prize for the size!

ears!

Next great bakers: Dana Herbert, Pamela Ahn, Jay Qualls, Jasmine Frank

More pictures HERE

Participating restaurants and beverage professionals for 2012: 1789, Art and Soul, Ayrshire Farm (Furry Foodie), Bandolero, Bar Pilar, Barkley Square (Doggie Bar), Bastille, Bayou Bakery, Bistro Bites, BlackSalt Restaurant and Fish Market, BLT Steak, Brasserie Beck/Mussel Bar, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cafe Saint-Ex, Carmines, Casa Nonna, Central Michel Richard/Citronelle/Michel, Cookology, Cork Market&Tasting Room, Cure Bar&Bistro (Hyatt), DC Central Kitchen, DIAGEO, District Commons, Dolci Gelati, Dozen Bakery, Equinox/Watershed, Founding Farmers, Fuel, Good Stuff Eatery, Graffiato, Hank’s Oyetsr Bar,  Hello Cupcake, Honest Tea, Jake’s American Grille, Juniper Restaurant, Kushi, La Taberna del Alabardero, L’Academie de Cuisine, Lebanese Taverna, Marcel’s, Market Salamander, Matchbox Food Group, Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Next Great Bakers (Dana Herbert, Jasmine Frank, Jay Qualls, Kendra Jordan, Pamela Ahn), Pinkberry, Pitango Gelato, PS 7, Restaurant Eve, RIS, Ruffino Prosecco – Constellation Wine US, Santa Lucia Estate Coffee, Shab Row Bistro and WIne Bar, Sticky Fingers Bakery, Sugar Association, Team Spirits Imports, The Daily Dish, The Dog Chef (Doggie Bar), The Federalist, The Source, Thibaut-Janisson Winery, Think Food Group, Virtue Feed&Grain, Vivreau, Washington Court Hotel-Bistro 525, ZENTAN

 

They “walked this way” against domestic violence

05 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Wednesday night, November 2, Andrew Mellon Auditorium was filled with people willing to stop domestic violence for good. Washington Redskins’ Brian Orakro, Anthony Armstrong, DeAngelo Hall, Capitals’ John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Nick Backstrom, DC United’s Ben Olsen, Former Redskins’ Gary Clark, Former Jets’ John Booty and others walked the runway to support Becky’s Fund in their biggest annual fundraiser “Walk This Way”.

Co-hosted by Comcast Sportsnet’s Julie Donaldson and Fox’s Steve Chenevey, this event featured amazing food, fashion, and entertainment all while supporting Becky’s Fund’s efforts in promoting the prevention of domestic and dating violence in our communities. In addition to the fashion show, Art Soiree Co. added an artistic touch to the evening by presenting a special art exhibit of local artists’ work, as part of their Art Can Make A Difference project.

To add colorful glamor to the evening, Maggy Norris Couture smashed the runway getting roaming ovations.

Enjoy the pictures and mark your calendars for Walk This Way 2012!

Nora Sommerkamp in Maggy Norris Couture

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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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