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Bye-bye Betsey secret garden party

21 May

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

If I was asked to name three words associated with Betsey, first, I would definitely say FUN. Then, it would be COLOR, and GLITTER. This is what she is, this is what all “betsey girls” are, despite origin, age, religious or political views, or sexual orientation. She is The_Cosmopolite uniting women all over the world who are not afraid to stand out, even sometimes suggested to go to psych ward by some standard minds.

On Sunday May 20, secret garden behind “Betsey Johnson” store in Georgetown was filled with music, shiny shoes with bows, colorful tutus and chitah print/floral/lacey dresses. Everybody who cares came to virtually say their goodbyes, participate in glitter-bombing the yard, sip on pink cocktails and shop for nearly last time. The store on M street was occupied by BJ for 20 years and was favorited by many. Stream there if you want clearance betseys!

Whoever rents the spot afterwards, will be surprised by glitter trees blooming on the backyard the very next spring, because glitter seeds are definitely sowed.

Beautiful soulful music was delivered by two fabulous girls from “Sweater set” band.

By, Betsey. You will be hurtfully missed by millions.

BJ stores:

3029 M street NW

Washington DC 20007

(202) 338-4090

Also in Tysons Galleria:

2001 International Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102

(703) 442-3940

Online: HERE (not for long, sigh)

Enjoy the pictures

PR manager Jenny Zinn with glitter! About to explode!

Sweater set performing

Betsey Girls!

let the sowing begin!

Jenny on the cherry tree!

glittered up!

me (on the right) and Shavon Futrell. Flower power~

Whole gallery of 23 images available HERE

 
 

Mick Rock photography exhibit at W

19 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Those of you who appreciate music, rock & roll, the seventies, or just awesome photography are invited to living room of W Washington DC from March 2-31. Legendary Mick Rock, a.k.a. ‘the man who shot the seventies’, will have his exhibit open to public, with both old and new pieces.

Since 2008, Rock has captured intimate behind-the-scenes portraits and on-stage theatrics at W’s live music series, Symmetry Live, which offers W guests insider access to who’s new and next in music. These images, which include shots of past Symmetry Live performers like Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae and Ellie Goulding, will be displayed alongside Rock’s famed photos of rock and roll legends such as David Bowie, Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop. In addition, the exhibit will include Rock’s latest photographs of some of music’s most acclaimed talents, including Bono, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga.

Here is photo of Bowie and Ronson at lunch in 1973, by Mick Rock.

 

Local rising star RashidaJolleyTheHarpist released her single on Sunday

18 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Gifted_from_Above Rashida Jolley had her single release party happen on Sunday, July 17 in B.Smith’s restaurant Union Station. Many admirers enjoyed the cuisine of the restaurant, and then they had the pleasure seeing and hearing Rashida perform live. Seeing the amount of passion, and strength, and emotion she put into each performance, it’s like Earth will die tomorrow and this song is the last one we are all going to hear…

It was an evening full of thankful heartfelt words, laughter but also tears. Rashida mentioned not once how grateful she is to her family for the continuous unconditional support.

Rashida had smashing success on “America’s got talent” , and recently wowed Mo’Nique of “The Mo’Nique show”.

Jolley’s single “There’s No One Else Like You” is available on iTunes now. Please support our DC very own genuine talent. She will definitely go places.

Enjoy the pictures and video.

Rashida and her manager Priscilla Clarke


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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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Portrait of Georgia in National Portrait Gallery

27 May

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

National Portrait Gallery housed , as it seemed, about thousand people on Tuesday night, May 24, for Portrait of Georgia gathering. The event was to celebrate 20th Anniversary of the restoration of Georgian Independence. All guests were personally greeted at the entrance by Georgia Ambassaador Temuri Yakobashvili and his wife Yana Fremer. 24 years old opera singer Sophie Nizharadze performed both Georgian and American anthems, as well as “Happy Birthday” song to Congressman Doug Lamborn.

All guests could “discover Georgia” through its classic and contemporary art, photography, dance, music, and, of course, wine and food. Georgians are well renowned for their hospitality and generosity. Four original Georgian chefs prepared a fiest, and a river of special Georgian mineral water “Borjomi” and wine would not end. Georgia is the oldest wine making region in the world. According to a legend, on the day God was allocating parts of the world to the people of the Earth, the Georgians were feasting. As a result, they arrived late and were told by God that all of the land had already been distributed. When the Georgians replied that they were late only because they had been lifting their glasses in praise of Him, God was pleased. In return, He gave the Georgians that part of Earth that He had been reserving for Himself.

There is a phenomenon called the Georgian syndrome.

Georgian National Ballet Sukhishvili kept guests ecstatic during whole time of their fantastic performances.

Batik art by Nino Khoperia was on sale, and special 3D  exhibit by Gia Kereselidze was presented to complete the Portrait Of Georgia.

Enjoy the pictures and some video.

Ambassador of Georgia in the US Temuri Yakobashvili greeting guests

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The Front Row Grand Finale – KIDVILLE

25 May

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On a sunny Saturday, when everybody else were preparing themselves for apocalypse, kids on Bethesda Lane were having a blast. Piles of Lego pieces to unleash their the most wild imaginations, watch the music concert, listen to the stories, do some arts and crafts and have lunches for free (with adult purchase).

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

Young fashionistas posing with the Eiffel Tower

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True philanthropist would even use his Birthday to give back

07 May

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Don Patron celebrated his “17″-th Birthday to support “Open door shelter” in Southeast DC. For very famous “Unbirthday Birthday” party more than 300 people RSVP-d and seemed like even more came.  Every guest has been asked to buy a present… for a child in shelter. Those who didn’t have time (or simply didn’t know how) for toy shopping, could simply leave a check made to that charity. Who else but Don knows how to throw a fabulous party where everybody would eat, drink, dance, love and be loved, and enjoy artistic atmosphere of the house! That house was soaked in creativity, and guests felt free to correspond – there were lots of costumes and elements – the party was anything but plain! And, benefited a great cause.

Enjoy the pictures and don’t forget to see whole gallery.

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Modus Union 2011 – this year even wider and louder

06 May

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

The only thing uncooperative that evening was the weather, but who will remember! Despite the freeze and breeze (Lumber shed at “The Yards”), the atmosphere was so heated by passion, love and laughter, and all were so ecstatic…  that you might possibly light matches off the air.

This year Modus Union pleased everybody by spectacular fashion show of Marc Bouwer‘s fall collection. Gorgeous, feminine gowns, fine detailed, celebrating woman’s body, graced the runway and provoked lots of “awwws” and “aaaahs” and applauding. Famous Ted Gibson, celebrity hair stylist and star of “What not to wear”, leaded the hair team.

There were musical performances by Sheena Alexis, Gordon Sterling Trio feat, Cadice Mills, Sam James & GMB, and Reagan Richards. More warmth by laughter in the crowd was delivered by Fran Drescher – actress, philantropist and President of Cancer Shmancer movement.

Art section of event was presented by Lolly Amons, Walter Grio, Yanique Moore, Maggie O’Neill and Roger Schultz.

Modus Union 2011 was produced by “Labels for Love” and benefited Cancer Shmancer movement. Co-emceed by Boxer (morning personality on 98.7) and Kimberly Suiters (News4).

Spotted:  Mary Shmidt Amons, Catherine Ommanney, Lynda Erkiletian, Ebong Eka, Paul Wharton, Rich Amons, Lolly Amons, Maggie O’Neil, James Cornwell, Elaine Mensah, Nicole Devolites, Andrea Rinaldi, Allison Priebe Brooks, Daniel Kramer, Lindsay Kin, April Jones Firoozabadi, Maurissa Turner Potts, Deidree Bennett

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Fran Drescher, Marc Bouwer, Mary Amons

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Cherry Blossom Ball 2011

12 Apr

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

As a culminations of Chery Blossom Festival, annual Grand Ball and sushi reception took place in Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel on April 8, 2011. Honoring the 2011 NCSS Princesses and the official crowning ceremony of the 2011 United States Cherry Blossom Queen Celebrating the 99th Year anniversary of the first planting of Cherry Blossoms trees. Allison Speaker of Shperdstown, West Virginia was chosen as the 2011 United States Cherry Blossom Queen. The crown for the Queen to wear (for about a minute) is a Mikimoto Crown given by the Mikimoto Company to The Washington Board of Trade in 1957 for use at this annual ball.  The crown has 1,585 pearls personally selected by Mr. Mikimoto and they are set in a frame of 14 karat gold and a band of ermine.  Above the base is a coronet of perfectly matched pearls and delicately hand crafted gold blossoms, scrolls and leaves. It was appraised in 2005 for about $300,000.

2010 Cherry Blossom Queen Margo Pfefferle of Wisconsin, Cherry Blossom Princess Varvara Mikhalchuk of Maryland, with Mikimoto Crown

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5th Annual Pink Tie party

25 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Eat, drink and be CHERRY – that was the official motto for the 5th Annual Pink Tie Party – fundraiser and kick-off to the “season of the blossoms”. This year it was held on March 23 in The Mayflower® Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel, and featured metro-DC’s top chefs’ delicious cherry- and blossom- inspired cuisine and cocktails. Celebrated Chef Host was Richard Sandoval. Guests were offered variety of fingerfoods, desserts and drinks, along with marvelous entertainment. Proceeds benefited the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and educational initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.

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cherry flowers projections on the ceiling

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