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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.

 

Gilt City’s warehouse/closet revealed

14 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Friday the 10th Gilt City DC gave access to its treasured warehouse to the VIP/press, with following sale event on Saturday for the public. Long View gallery was buzzing and babbling with excitement of privileged shoppers, digging through goods and sipping on the campaign. Rivers of designers garments, shoes, accessories and whatnot were filtered by DC fashionistas, leaving messy piles behind like 3 year-olds on Halloween playdate. Yours truly attended the first part and it was scary to imagine what has actually happened on Saturday night with about 1000 people RSVPd for the event.

Enjoy some pics which I could not help but treat in randomly vintage-y style. Oh and by the way those granola bars were beyond amazing. What was the brand again? Were eaten ruthlessly.

Tons and tons of stuff! I wonder if there is anything left now?

Excitment sprinkling

Barbara Martin and Jayne Sandman of BrandLink DC in the fitting room. B looks accomplished and J seems still on the hunt despite the number of the hangers! Bravo!

Vanessa Rodriguez of Federal Realty playing dress-up. On Vanessa: Dress: Pucci Orginial price: $2500 Sale price: $499 Shoes: Kathryn Amberleigh Original price: $202 Sale price: $49 Bangles: Chamak Sale price: $10 Handbag Valentino Original price: $2995 Sale price: $499

Art on the back. Glances in the fitting room.

fabulous Anchyi Wei in Zac Posen dress, originally $1250, sale $249

Real time photographers - Alfredo Flores and Daniel Swartz

 

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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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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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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Pinkalicious is contageous

18 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Saturday, October 15, whole third floor of “Room&Board” (about 9,000 sq.feet) was full of pink. Victoria Kann, the author of “Pinkalicious”, was visiting from New York for book reading and signing. Sea of babies, toddlers and kids was bestirring around, sipping on milk, crunching on pretzels and carrots… climbing beds and chairs… decorating pumpkins… and, of course, listening to Victoria reading the book. The line of pinkalicious  fans seemed never-ending, but attendants were very patient. No wonder, Victoria paid personal attention to everyone, – they talked about outfits, and Halloween decor, and then she added individual message to the book – of course, in pink ink! Getting such experience (including picture with famous author and illustrator from New York!) would definitely make anyone’s day.

Enjoy 209 pictures (impossible to stop when there is so much cuteness and laughter around)

Victoria Kann reading "Pinkalicious"

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Kick off for a kick off in Saks

15 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase hosted a kick-off event “Shop and champagne” on October 12. Getting ready for the main event, 13th annual “Key to the cure”,  Saks Fifth Avenue made sure all four stories of gigantic store are prepared to welcome hundreds of guests coming in a week. Champagne and light snacks were provided to help you relax and enjoy shopping even more.

Key to the cure is invented for raising both funds and awareness to fight breast cancer for Suburban Hospital.

T-shirts designed by Elie Tahari

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My First Ladies book signing in Tiny Jewel Box

15 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Nancy Clarke, White House chef floral designer for 25 years and author of “My First Ladies” book, visited Tiny Jewel Box for cocktail party and book signing on October 12. Cozy but rich atmosphere of the store was enhanced by elegant sophisticated public and decorated with flowers by H.Bloom. Ms.Clarke benevolently signed the books and announced the upcoming launch of White House Christmas magazine (November 15).

Nancy Clarke with her "My First Ladies" book

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