Archive for October, 2010

Adams Morgan pageant: beauty should be shown!

31 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

They call it “private event” and yet it created so much buzz nobody could park in miles radius around Washington Hilton.

Just a remark, such prestigious (and huge!) hotel right in the heart of nation’s capital, should care more about their guests and show attendants in terms of parking. They say “it’s full” and you could see two cars parked on three spots, and some old dirty carpet is “parked” there, too, on Saturday night not less! I’ve seen Divas, certainly pageant participants,  circling around few times and leaving who-knows-where, disappointed.

With that aside, “fantasious” event!

Enjoy the pictures.

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Halloween parties to attend this weekend in DC

29 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

It’s black and orange season again! While nature is showcasing its colors, you can add to it by dressing up and having fun, before it’s gray and gloomy.

*****  What: Costume party

Where: Josephine

1008 Vermont ave, NW

When: Friday,  29, starting 6 p.m.

You can’t, obviously, be in 10 places at the same time, but you can choose you favorites.


***** What: The Haunted Hotel

Where: Donovan House

1155 14th Street, NW
When: Friday,  29,  8p.m. – Saturday, 30  3 a.m.
***** What: HALLOWEEN Buddha Bar – Villains & Vixens

Where: Buddha Bar
455 Massachusetts Ave, NW
When: Saturday,   30, 9:30 p.m. – Sunday,  31, 4:00 a.m.
Guest list only event. RSVP
*****What: Halloween Bash & Costume Contest
Where: Fly Lounge
1802 Jefferson Pl NW
When: Saturday, 30,  9 p.m. – Sunday, 31,  4 a.m.
Table Reservations (2 Bottle Minimum)
Call: 202-487-6874 or 571-237-3614
2411 18th St. NW, DC
When: Saturday,  30,  2k10
***** What: Halloween Night
Where: Paper Moon
1073  31st St., NW
When: Saturday, 30, 8 p.m. – Sunday, 31 – 2 a.m.
***** What: Surreal DC: A Magical Halloween Masquerade
Where: Surreal DC Mansion
1701 Florida Ave NW
When:  Saturday, 30, 8 p.m. – Sunday, 31, 2 a.m.

***** What: Betseys Nightmare on M street!!!

Where: Betsey Johnson Georgetown & L2

3029 M street, NW   &  3315 Cadys Alley NW

When: Sunday,   31 · 12:00pm – 6:00pm


***** What: Lima Halloween Bash for Masoud A. Birthday party

Where: Lima Lounge

1401 K Street NW

When: Sunday, 31 at 9:00pm – Monday,   1  at 3:00am

Free admission and open bar 9-11 p.m.


It’s not all of them of course! Send me the info if you attend party everybody should know about!

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Pink boa event at Josephine’s

29 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Breast cancer awareness month is almost over, but breast cancer itself never sleeps and never takes vacations. Nobody could realize it better and explain it better to others than those who’ve been through it. There were so many pink boas worn and stories told on Thursday night at Josephine. Tigerlily foundation was ending “pink” month with a blast – by event with sharing stories and feeling the importance of life and love. “Love heals, – says Tigerlily founder Maimah Karmo, – even if you don’t survive, – love will heal your heart and your soul”.

This event will benefit the family of Mariel Berrios-Riebe, one of Tigerlily’s Fearless Females who lost her life to the disease on October, 19.

Special respect to those MEN coming for support and wearing PINK BOA.


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Art + “Science” = Philanthropy

28 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Wednesday night “Science” club has transformed into photo gallery. Seems like inviting people into a bar with free first drink is a very effective way to attract them to art and philanthropy.  Four digital artists – Nader Aghili, Natalya Skiba, Berkay Demirkan and Liliane Blom – were selling their pieces to benefit Doorways. Very tight, or should I say “cozy” space was packed and boiling with activity. So, if you are hunting for art and wish to go philanthropic at the same time, you don’t have to go to museum – next door bar would do, just look for information!

Host committee Tina Krivorotova, supporter Becca Collins, one of the feautured artists Natalya Skiba

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Nova fashion week – till next year!

27 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

All who were in Alexandria, VA from October, 21-24, could enjoy fabulous fashion shows featuring local designers. Nova Fashion week found itself invited in very warm and sophisticated interiors of  Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, where four days in the row models walked the runway in envy-worth outfits. The designers showcasing their Spring 2011 collection were: Ra’Mon-Lawrence Coleman, POSH Couture, Natalia Sanz, Kenny KAS Flanagan and Elizabeth St.John.

In this issue only Elizabeth is presented since it was the show attended by DressHopper. But please have a minute and look at other designers’ collections on their websites. And, come next year!

Elizabeth St.John Spring 2011 collection after the show.

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Cocktail party and photo exhibit to benefit Doorways

26 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

What: Cocktail party and photo exhibit to benefit Doorways for women and families

When: Wednesday, October 27, 6:30-10:00 p.m.

Where: Science club 1136 19th Street NW,Washington, DC

Come out to support a great cause, for an artful evening of photography and music to benefit Doorways.

Doorways for Women and Families strives to end homelessness and family and domestic violence by offering safe shelter and housing, life changing support services and community advocacy.October is Domestic Violence awareness month.

Tickets will be $15 in advance and will include a free drink ticket. Please buy in advance here

And yes you can buy tickets at the door, too! See you there.

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International Club of DC: Masquerade and Anniversary

25 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On the night of October, 23, in  The National Museum of Women in the Arts (can you ever find anything more significant?), International Club of DC delivered Annual Masquerade Ball and Seventh Anniversary Gala. Needless to say, the minute you step into the building, you find yourself like on a movie set. Well where else you are able to see so many tuxedos and gowns and masks at the same time? Classic music, performing by live orchestra, and gracefully twirling couples, just add to the feeling. In such atmosphere digital cameras and advanced cell phones look like alien devices from the future. It was absolutely most elegant evening you can imagine and you would not want to trade it for anything else. Food was absolutely expectational (contemporary, too) – consider yourself forget about diet for a while, although you could easily “dance it off” on this marvelous floor. And, the most important part, you don’t have to be “international” to attend.

Enjoy the montage.

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Art Soiree – by women, for all – opening of a fine art exhibit

23 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Friday night is the worst time in Georgetown in terms of parking, but the best time in terms of events! Art Soiree hosted another fantastic exhibit opening “Challenge, inspiration and experience”,  exposing three female artists – Wendy Wang, Aleksandra Katargina and Emma O’Rourke. 10% of proceeds from art sales benefited  Susan G.Komen for cureL2 lounge, exclusive and always full even without extra bait, was now stuffed with art appreciators. Best_music_in_town was provided by Best_DeeJay_in_town, a.k.a. Birthday girl that night, Neekola.

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The Power 30 Under 30 Awards presentation in DC

22 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

City Club of Washington has already probably used to many upscale and private events but the one happened on Thursday night, October, 21, was still one of a kind. FIRST in DC “Power 30 under 30” awards presentation attracted all the young nominees  in this fabulous venue, where finally “the 30” out of 140 finalists were announced.

Event chair of APEX society Chelsey Rodgers announcing the winners

What is Power 30 under 30? It is one of the most prestigious awards given to young professionals today. It was created to honor and encourage outstanding young individuals, in following categories:

*Arts, Entertainment & Media

* Business

* Community Service

* Politics

* Science & Technology

* Sports

It is National organization and you can nominate someone you know and who, by your opinion, deserves to be noticed and rewarded for their outstanding accomplishments.

Cities where currently The power 30 under 30 are being held: Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, New York, Seattle, and, of course, the very close to the heart Washington, D.C. If your city is not on the list, you can still apply under “All other cities not listed”.  All award should go where they are due!

Congratulations to the chosen!

The list of the honorees and some pictures

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Tommy Hilfiger comes to DC to fight MS with fashion

21 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

There was a huge buzz on Tuesday night right on Dupont Circle at the Washington club.   Tommy Hilfiger himself paid a visit to National Capitol for fashion show benefiting Multiple Sclerosis Society. His sister Susie suffered from the disease for a long time and supported the MS research ever since. The show (“Orange” event)was hosted by Tommy Hilfiger and super model Shannon Rusbuldt.  Michaele Salahi, who recently announced that she battled  MS for 17 years,  walked the runway.

Tommy before the show

More pictures and video with interviews of guests and the Salahis below the cut

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