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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.

 

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.

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anticipation by the Treasure Chest!

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Giving is always in fashion by “W” of Worth in L2

30 Aug

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

As a side event to support 5th Annual fall fashion show in Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie, Eileen Nelson (of Worth) and yours truly (of DressHopper) hosted a benefit trunk show in L2 on August 25. Beautiful models showcased fall and winter pieces of W by Worth line, and several local photographers had their art displayed on the walls. 100% of door proceeds, 10% of sales and selected percentage of photography sales benefited St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

Models Tiffany Henschel, Sasha Hailey, Audrey Layendecker

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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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Art and Fashion show in Aaron gallery

26 May

by Shaun Sargen

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s D.C. chapter teamed up with the Aaron Gallery, renowned designer Tsyndyma Kroujilov, and exceptional abstract expressionist Abol Bahadori to raise funds to continue the fight against one of the world’s most prolific diseases. The society’s man of the year Gaston Boisson was there to lend his support along with Art Soiree’s Sandro Kereselidze and a host of D.C.’s most charitable citizens. DJ Tom “from Prague” Cvinger kept the crowd jumping and set the sounds for an inspiring evening of superlative art, fabulous designs, and the spirit of giving. The night was topped off by a top flight fashion show by Julia Bella and a host of the city’s most beautiful models.

Tsyndyma designs

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DMV Diva of the runway 2011 has “sashed” the winner

10 May

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Mother’s Day, or, more precisely, night, DMV Diva of the runway competition unveiled in “Caribbean Breeze” in Arlington. Twelve aspiring models competed in three looks each. They have been  judged by two gorgeous  beauties – Miss DC 2009 Jen Corey and Owner of Au Naturalle Cosmetics Ashley Prange. Event was co-hosted by CEO of Creative Images LLC Clarissa Tinker and Celebrity Events Producer Aaron Machado. After long deliberating and calculating the tallies the winner was announced - Senya Donkor! First runner up is Brea Bonner. Two more girls got the titles – Melanie Elkins was chosen as “Best high fashion walk” winner and Jessi Brown got the “Crowd favorite” sash.

DMV Diva producer Clarissa Tinker, DMV Diva winner Senya Donkor, Celebrity event producer Aaron Machado

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Aidah: 3 years old career – prosperity, not crisis

08 May

text and photos by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Local designer Aidah Fontenot celebrated her 3rd anniversary in fashion on Saturday, May 7 in Hillyer Art Space. The place was packed with no single standing spot left, and anxiously awaiting spectators could fairly enjoy a collection of unique dresses and gowns, jumpers and even business suites! Although the fabrics and silhouettes were so variable – from silky and flowy to businessy and well-fitted, you could always recognize “the_aidahs” by signature monogram. The show was hosted by famous  style-setter Paul Wharton, who also helped to raise $1,000 in less than 10 minutes for Girls, Inc. of WDCMA by selling brunch table to share with him and his friend Omarosa. Best tunes in town were delivered by noone else but Neekola and Rex Riot.

Spotted: Aidah Fontenot, Paul Wharton, Ashley Arias, DeeJay Neekola, DeeJay Rex Riot, Camelia Mazard, Maggy Fancy Francois, Kara Allan, Maimah Karmo, Mustafa Tariq, Christine Warnke, Anisha Malik, Adra Williams, Indrid Elmore, Dylan Serres, Nora Sommercamp, Juelles Chester, Anna Castillo, Kori Lei, Chelsey Sophia Rodgers, Mariah Schoolfield, Amy McNish, Simon Bechara

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

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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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