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Diamantina at Carbon

11 Jul

Diamantina is organizing a summer event at Carbon boutique in Woodley Park, NW Washington DC. They’ll be featuring their new line of clutches as well as some gorgeous summer bags. Come by for a fun evening of fashion and stylish atmosphere! Also, “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Diamantin​abags for a chance to win a fabulous Diamantina Handbag.

When: Wednesday, July 13 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Where:

Carbon

2643 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC
tel: (202) 232-6645
 

Mary Amons housed a benefit for Cancer Schmancer once again

27 Jun

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Mary Amons of Labels for Love (a.k.a. one of DC housewives) opened the doors of her private residence in McLean, Virginia, to benefit Cancer Schmancer. Numerous vendors presented their products and services to donate percentage of sales, there was silent auction as well, and of course, lots of mingling, spiced by cocktails and fingerfoods. “Pure” donations without claiming any of the goods were, of course, also accepted. The event went way past after the posted finish time, and attracted hundreds of philanthropic and artistic people from around the area.

By the way, the house, where Mary and her family spent last 17 years in, is now for sale!

Enjoy the pictures.

Mary AMons and guests

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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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24th Annual Bark Ball – more bark equals more love

07 Jun

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Saturday, June 4, Washington Hilton Ballroom filled with both two- and four-legged attendees for 24th Annual Bark Ball, benefiting Washington Humane Society. Each year, event attracts more and more animal lovers, willing to support their favorite charity – the one that protects underprivileged dogs, cats and others. Bark Ball, the largest annual event of WHS, is also the only black-tie gala in the Nation’s Capital where you can bring your dog as your date!

Along with reception, guests could roam around shopping at the silent auction, which took a lot of “floorage” and contented delightful items from donors. Furry friends (some of them also dressed up for a Ball) enjoyed Doggie Bar (courtesy of Barkley Square Gourmet Bakery and Boutique). As guests with their companions were filling up the tables in spacious Ballroom, some gorgeous ladies were sharing their remarks. Mistress of Ceremonies Allison Seymour of WTTG-TV presented her “not furry child” who was met by genuine laughter and ovations. Gala Committee Chair Beth Viola highlighted the importance of the WHS mission – giving the voice to animals who can’t speak for themselves. WHS Chief Executive Officer Lisa LaFontaine thanked everybody for continuous support through the years. Also took their spotlights on stage  Honorary Committee Co-Chairs, Honorable Ed Whitfield and Connie Harriman-Whitfield, and WHS Board Chairman Steve Bralove.

Evening continued with video presentation and Celebrity Parade, featuring dogs offered for adoption, as well as Live Auction and the most fun part – dancing! Nobody would ask “Who let the dog(s) out” as it was their official  night out!

To celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month this June, the Washington Humane Society (WHS), in collaboration with the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA) and the makers of Fresh Step® litter, is participating in a fee-waived adoption program to help find loving homes for cats. During the month of June, WHS will waive adoption fees on all cats over the age of 2 at both of its shelter locations.

WHS shelters are located at 1201 New York Ave. NE (open during the District Dept. of  Transportation New York Avenue construction project) and 7319 Georgia Ave. NW. In addition, WHS operates a low-cost, high-volume spay and neuter facility at 1001 L St. NE, in the heart of Capitol Hill. The National Capital Area Spay & Neuter Center also hosts a weekly vaccine clinic every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, WHS has an animal training facility, the Behavior and Learning Center, located at 7315 Georgia Ave. NW, offering lessons, group classes and behavioral workshops.

Enjoy the pictures and don’t forget to visit a whole gallery of 60 images.

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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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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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The Front Row fashions drove away the foul

24 May

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Friday, May 20, Bethesda Lane promenade was full and buzzing. Fashion appreciators of all ages all streamed up here so they could see the showcase of about 11 boutiques, celebrating Summer and (can you believe it?) Fall 2011. Very chosen ones could enjoy private pre-runway reception with New York Times bestselling author Kelly Cutrone in Redwood restaurant. Only 100 of those got the complimentary copy of her “Normal gets you nowhere”, lavishly signed.

Runway event was opened by Eun Yang of NBC Washington and met lots of exclamations, applause and endorsement from the public. *Pictures are included to support the statement*

Lebanese Taverna invited the guests for an afterparty with complimentary pomegranate martinis and hors d’oeuvres, as well as extended Cutron’s book sale and signing.

Participating runway boutiques (all clickable):

Daddy&Son Camiceria Italiana Equinox Ginger J.McLaughlin LouLou Lucy Activewear

Luna My Eye Dr. Sassanova Urban Chic Wear It Well

Enjoy some pictures and don’t forget to visit whole gallery of 164 images. See you there next year!

Aspiring fashionistas watching the show

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“If you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do” (c) Bill Cunningham

23 May

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

He ripped his first check (and many others) in pieces from New York Times because he wanted to stay artistically free. And he did.

He is one of the last tenants standing, along with Editta Sherman, of Carnegie Hall NYC.  He doesn’t care about celebrities, food, or romance. He is always sitting in first row on New York Fashion week, as well as Paris, where they once called him “The most important person in the world”. He is shooting film. He is wearing blue working uniform jacket for $20 because it has many pockets and doesn’t wear out so quickly because of the camera constantly rubbing against stomach area. This legendary New York Times photojournalist, Bill Cunningham, is the object of new documentary, privately screened this Thursday in Bethesda Row Landmark Theatre.

Great afterparty was held at Mon Ami Gabi.

Enjoy the pictures of the afterparty only, since, you understand, no photography allowed during screening.

New York street fashions captured by Bill Cunningham over the years

more pictures from afterparty, since, as you understand, no photography was allowed during the screening

 

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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