All access fashion – impressive, ladies and gentlemen!

04 Oct

Text and photos
by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Aspiring model Kayla, just turned 4!

Tysons Galleria, one of the most luxurious shopping spots in DC area, presented annual 3-day marathon of fashion, benefiting SOS Children’s villages. Fashionable (and caring for charity!) attendants could enjoy reviewing new fall-winter collections from galleria retailers; book signings, trunk shows, painting_trends_by_numbers, wine tastings, meeting magazine teams etc.

Elaine A.Mensah and James Cornwell of BS Fashion

Hollywood stylist and author Phillip Bloch at his book signing

Event took place from September, 30 to October, 2, and Saturday was the richest day in terms of happenings around the mall. About 50 different experiences, each better than the other, could please any picky fashionable consumer. Yes, we are not Mersedes Benz New York Fashion week, but we don’t have to be. We are in DC and we have our own voice and very proud of it! – that’s how it felt afterward.

Masha Shostko and Oriana Layendecker modeling for Betsey Johnson

If you missed this one, don’t forget – next year there will be another! That’s why they call it “annual”! Visit All access fashion website and sign up for newsletter so you don’t miss it – it’s really worth going to and spend whole day at. For those, who get what fashion is about.

Enjoy the pictures.

Yasmina Kadmiri (returning bags after the show!)

DJ Neekola – best in the area!
Fabulous models to be – Deanna, 3 y.o., and Kayla, 4 y.o.
Capitol File magazine lounge – after hours
Artist Mark Gutierrez at Betsey Johnson boutique working his magic
Karen Millen designs
Detailed backs are very on now – such sweet bonus for those who turn heads!
Seven for all mankind designs

Now. Perhaps, according to journalistic ethics, I have to be very unbiased, but being a woman on a fashion show, I just can’t. Betsey Johnson to me is always like Christmas morning – you are positive you are going to be blown away but you don’t know how yet. You expect something very young, cheerful, colorful, whimsical, and every time you see the model come out you get that, but can’t hold the exclamations. It’s expected, but always unpredictable – how does she do that? Her clothes are anything but blah. I salute you, precious Betsey! Please come to DC again.

Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson. It’s always THE show!

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