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The Style Network luncheon at Michel

09 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Last day of January always feels like “it’s almost spring” time. February, although usually the most atrocious of all winter months, always seems just like last step of a ladder. How symbolic it was to have Style Network Luncheon to present the freshest spring pieces that Tysons Galleria retailers will have available! I would tell spring itself already is happy and exciting, but with trends demonstrated it only made it even more anticipated! Lots of colors, unpredictable combinations, patterns, as well as pretty neutrals. See for yourself on the pictures and in person in TG’s boutiques. Spring will be here in a blink. Oh, and of course the most delicious food by magnificent Gusto-like Chef Michel Richard only spruced up the show. Also, there were demonstrations of exquisite cosmetic products, and smashing hairdo’s by Sassoon.

Dreamy, pure colors and striking silhouettes are very in!

Chef Michel Richard

Aba Kwawu hosting

combine colors bravely!

Eileen Fisher

Betsey Jonson is always fun!

Sassoon "athletic" hair

Little fashionista Adora (daughter of NBC's Angie Goff)

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“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

 

On Holidays. Reevaluation.

26 Dec

DressHopper is currently undergoing a reevaluation and might be completely different when comes back in 2012. Please enjoy your Holidays and stay with us, we are preparing surprises. Thank you for your support.

 

Streets of Georgetown is now open

12 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Private cocktail party for the HMX Group’s STREETS OF GEORGETOWN store opening with celebrated designer Joseph Abboud and CEO Doug Williams took place on Wednesday, November 9. Two-level store on Wisconsin avenue was filled with fashionable and sociable crowd. Equinox with Chef Todd Gray made everybody feel happily full.

Streets of Georgetown. Men's fashions!

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Deborah Needleman visits Room&Board for book signing

11 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

The founding editor of Domino Magazine, and editor-in-chief of WSJ Deborah Needleman visited DC on November 9 to sign her book “The perfectly imperfect home“. The event took place on top floor of “Room and Board“. Guests’ interest never faded well over the end and books were selling as hot chocolate on a freezing day.

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Microsoft and Bloomingdales transform geeks into chics second year in a row

10 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Bloomingdales in Chevy Chase turned into the runway to let the *Geeks* hit it. Well, geeks have been transformed, too, into gallant gentlemen. They have gliden the walk collecting deafening cheers from all around. Partial proceeds from the event and 10% of shopping gains that evening benefited NFTE. Angie Goff of NBC Washington served as emcee. November 8, 2011.


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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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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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