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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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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.

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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”.

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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

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Finale walk

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Pink Jams! is bringing Siriano in October

09 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Annapolis native and “Project Runway Season 4” winner Christian Siriano is coming to DC on October 21. Pink Jams!‘ special project Pink Rocks The Runway an annual breast cancer awareness fashion show, is making it happen. Young breast cancer survivors will wear pink couture by local DC designers, – dresses,  they have collaborated on for months, and Christian is bringing his whole Spring 2012 collection for an exclusive show. If you never had a chance to visit the tents during New York Fashion Week, this is your opportunity, and you don’t even have to leave DC! In addition, as it always happens on Pink Jams! events, you’ll hear live music, this time  by Charm City Devils. Needless to say, the event will sell out well in advance, so don’t postpone buying your tickets! There are still some front row seats available, for which you have to contact Pink Jams! directly, second row sells for $250 per seat and price decreases to $125 for seat at the stadium. General admission (standing) is $90 and includes hors d’oeuvres with full 4-hour open bar and access to after-party, not to mention the show itself. Buy tickets HERE.

What: Pink Rocks the Runway

When: October 21, 2011

7-10 p.m.

Where:

Ronald Reagan Bldg And International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
 

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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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

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Modus Union 2011 – this year even wider and louder

06 May

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

The only thing uncooperative that evening was the weather, but who will remember! Despite the freeze and breeze (Lumber shed at “The Yards”), the atmosphere was so heated by passion, love and laughter, and all were so ecstatic…  that you might possibly light matches off the air.

This year Modus Union pleased everybody by spectacular fashion show of Marc Bouwer‘s fall collection. Gorgeous, feminine gowns, fine detailed, celebrating woman’s body, graced the runway and provoked lots of “awwws” and “aaaahs” and applauding. Famous Ted Gibson, celebrity hair stylist and star of “What not to wear”, leaded the hair team.

There were musical performances by Sheena Alexis, Gordon Sterling Trio feat, Cadice Mills, Sam James & GMB, and Reagan Richards. More warmth by laughter in the crowd was delivered by Fran Drescher – actress, philantropist and President of Cancer Shmancer movement.

Art section of event was presented by Lolly Amons, Walter Grio, Yanique Moore, Maggie O’Neill and Roger Schultz.

Modus Union 2011 was produced by “Labels for Love” and benefited Cancer Shmancer movement. Co-emceed by Boxer (morning personality on 98.7) and Kimberly Suiters (News4).

Spotted:  Mary Shmidt Amons, Catherine Ommanney, Lynda Erkiletian, Ebong Eka, Paul Wharton, Rich Amons, Lolly Amons, Maggie O’Neil, James Cornwell, Elaine Mensah, Nicole Devolites, Andrea Rinaldi, Allison Priebe Brooks, Daniel Kramer, Lindsay Kin, April Jones Firoozabadi, Maurissa Turner Potts, Deidree Bennett

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Fran Drescher, Marc Bouwer, Mary Amons

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