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Heels and paws on the runway raise $520K!!!

14 Apr

by Yulia Mikhalchuk


For the fifth time annual “Fashion for paws” rocked the runway. National Building Museum seemed to be full, having about 1800 fashion and animal lovers under its roof. The_show of the year presented fund raising models and celebrities, dressed in outfits from Tyson’s Galleria’s Saks Fifth Avenue, Betsey Johnson, Nicole Miller, Karen Miller, 7 for All Mankind, Aram, Anne Fontaine, Stuart Weitzman. Syzygy Event Productions transformed the space into spring castle with cherry trees, blooming and glowing, soft white runway with real (at least very real-looking) fire hydrant, and gorgeously decorated VIP tables. Mistress of ceremonies Pamela Sorensen and host Lawrence Zarian, who specifically flew from LA for this event, made sure that spectators had a blast watching from the very beginning. Thanks to DJ Seyhan Duru the whole show was very dynamic and dance-provoking. About 70 fabulous women and men graced the runway with their four-legged friends, and got photographed and recorded by about the same quantity of photographers and videographers. Five over-the-top couture dresses by FIDM’s alumni Clay Sadler opened the show. Pieces were inspired by VitaminWater Zero – one of the sponsors of the event.

Pictures will say better than any words. Don’t forget to visit whole gallery with more than 300 images.

One of the dresses by Clay Sadler

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“Fashion for paws” kick-off party for fundraising models

04 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Literally, there was no space to lift your hands with the camera on Thursday night in Teatro Goldoni. Fashion for paws, benefiting Washington Humane Society, threw a party celebrating all the fundraising models for 2011 Fashion for paws (which will take place in National Building Museum on April, 9)

Vitamin Water and Georgetown Cupcake, as well as Teatro Goldoni itself,  provided sips and bites for the party. Svedka Vodka offered special “doggy” cocktails, and was entartaining all the guests in dress-yourself-up photo&video booth.

Spotted: Lisa LaFontain of WHS, Tara de Nicolas of WHS’ Fashion for paws, serving as commitee co-chair Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh FM radio, F4P executive co-chair Amanda Polk, Commitee fundraising chair Windy Shepard, Committee co-chair Wendy Gordon, Tysons Galleria’s Rich Dinning, Syzygy Event Productions’ Julie Shanklin, TV personality Paul Wharton, artist Don Patron, Nina Snow of PSAOB, Maggie O’Neill of O’Neill studios, Mark Drapeau of Microsoft, Aba Kwawu of Aba agency, Lindsay Kin of ICRW, Lawrence O’Neal, Dr.Alex Naini of Austhetic Dental Spa, photographers Moshe Zusman, Daniel Swarts, Vithaya; Michelle Benaim of A.B.E. Networks, Erika Paola Gutierrez of epgPR, stylist Lana Orloff, and so many more!

Yours truly is going to raise money for this wonderful organization, too. Please visit my personal fundraising page on WHS website HERE.

Enjoy the pictures.

Lisa LaFontaine, Rich Dinning, Tara de Nicolas, Tommy McFly

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