Archive for January, 2011

Crystal Couture starts tomorrow

31 Jan

From Tuesday to Saturday, from the 1st to the 5th of February, you will be able to enjoy a very unique event in Crystal City. It will be part art exhibition, trendy nightclub, fashion show, and hip retail store all rolled into one! Guess why I am not providing a link where you can purchase your tickets… Because it is FREE. It is a sin to miss one. For detailed information with daily schedule of fashion shows, available retailers and more, please visit official website. And, see you there! Stay tuned for the coverage by DressHopper.


DeeJay Neekola skyrockets her first album – “Playtime” – at District

30 Jan

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Top charted and internationally known DeeJay Neekola celebrated her first album “Playtime” launch  at District in Adams Morgan. Highly anticipated album, and of course, the “girl from its cover” herself, attracted as many people as could fit into the club. It was hot, noisy and fun, and so many DC’s best paid a visit to show the support to everybody’s favorite DJ! Her friend and partner Rex Riot co-spinned that night and together they rocked the club. Neekola was wearing hot dresses, from open back with gloves by Aidah, to hot pink disco mini-mirrors waist by Carlos Reaves and heels by Jezabelles Custom Shoes.

Spotted: Maggy Fancy Francois and Christine Brooks, Paul Wharton, Aidah Fontenot, Kate Michael, Maurissa Potts, Vanessa Camozzi, Michael Clements and Anchyi Wei, Maggie O’Neil and Chris Roche, Donna Donella, Elaine Mensah,  Bianca Chardei, Rachel DeMita, Tim Coburn and about 6 thousand more people *just kidding*

Enjoy some pictures and don’t forget to visit a whole gallery.

Rock it, spin it, shake it!

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First “Put on gloves” event was a tremendous success

30 Jan

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On January 27, Town Danceboutique was all buzz and movement, unlike everything around the neighborhood which was frozen and sleepy. First annual “Put on gloves” fashion fundraiser, benefiting The Trevor project and Capital Queer Prom, was a smashing success. Starting with the hosts, Will Thomas of Fox5 and Anji Corley of WPGC, continuing with fantastic fashion show, featuring fancy and classic styles, including boxing gloves, and finishing with DC very own fantastic performer Mýa… everything was extremely engaging and charming. Even speeches of thanks, that, let’s be honest, often tend to be boring and long, were very warm and full of heartfelt emotions. Looked like the whole event was very thought through and planned accurate to the finest details.

Amazing event and I’m looking forward to seeing more from Svelte

put on the gloves, stop bullying

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Shutter Wars 1st winner’s exhibit by Art Soiree

23 Jan

Join us at DC’s most upscale evening establishment – L2 Lounge – as Art Soiree hosts a solo-exhibit for the winner of a new reality show SHUTTER WARS.
Shutter Wars” is an American challenge-based webisode show created by DC photographer and producer Armin DeFiesta scheduled to air February 2011. Photographers of all levels and styles compete alongside in an exploding market of photographers proving once and for all that beyond point-and-shoot lies a creative force within all of us.

Three judges, six photographers, one chance to create a photograph that wins them a sponsored prize of a solo-exhibit with Art Soiree.  Contestants draw on their talent, drive and business acumen to create the best image possible.  Meanwhile, faced with time restrictions, equipment, and themes, contestant photos go in front of a judging panel that chooses only one winner.  Join us February 4th as we reveal the winner at an exclusive solo-exhibit prior to the airing of the show!!!


Prada: angels wear it, too

23 Jan

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Saturday, January 22, Prada in Tysons Galleria presented Spring Preview Resort party. In a cozy private room interested potential customers could enjoy new pieces of Prada – dresses, shoes, purses, sunglasses, belts and perfumes. Drinks and fashionable sweets, as well as a chance to win $450 shopping spree, made the party exciting even more!

Enjoy some pictures.

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Bridal Expo 2011 – everything at your fingertips

19 Jan

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Right in the middle of a long weekend, Bridal Expo 2011 took place at Washington Convention Center.

You might watch fashion shows featuring latest bridal fashions, as well as browse rows of vendors offering everything you need for your Best_Day.

Enjoy some pictures here and don’t forget to visit whole gallery.

more pictures and a link to whole gallery


Stellar Constellation blooms and roams

16 Jan

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Thursday night, January 13, very unique art exhibit opened in L2 – Stellar Constellation. Forty portraits of DC philanthropists, created by artist Don Patron, “landed” on the walls of L2. According to Don, 38 out of 40 charity heroes visited the exhibit that night.

“These Charitable souls, like the stars, are observed in our City and we are guided by them. Yet, these individuals are never the focus of the charity they dedicate their lives to… They are leaders but place others before themselves. They make tangible the hopes of our American Society Dreams… It is my honor to paint the light of these stars as they illuminate, not only my daily life, but all others their strong identities cast a light over.” – D.P.

Those who weren’t able to attend the opening, definitely have lots of chances to glance or stare at those creations for three more weeks. After that time, paintings are going to hands of those who are portrayed, so will become parts of private collections. Do not miss your short opportunity to observe those you might know, captured on paper. The event was executed by fantastic couple Sandro and Tati of Art Soiree.

Wall of fame

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Put on the gloves

13 Jan

“Put on the Gloves” is a movement inspired by recent events and the trials/bullying facing youth especially LGBT youth.

On January, 27, fashion show will be held to support the movement. You can purchase your tickets here


Winter Wonderland by Art Soiree

12 Jan

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

In the busiest season ever, only the most brave and confident troopers dare to throw another event, and succeed to the fullest. Again, fabulous Art Soiree surprised everybody with first class evening dedicated to art. On the night before Christmas Eve, there were 10 photographers presenting their own unique visions and perceptions of what’s called “Winter Wonderland”. As usual, L2 Lounge was packed and shoulders were rubbed a lot, for good.

Lucky photographers chosen for the exhibit flowing from 2010 through 2011 were: Anthony Brice, Emily Clack,  Tim Coburn,  Dominique Fierro, Xeniya Ketz, Yulia Mikhalchuk, Natalya Skiba, Peter Stepanek,  Alyona Vogelmann. Their photobabies were on display till January, 13, right before the next exhibit – Stellar Constellation by Don Patron

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Threads of unity

12 Jan

An event to benefit Fashion for Pakistan flood relief is coming on February, 19. General admission is $65 ($75 at the door), VIP is $100. Tickets can be purchased here

Yours truly is an official photographer for this event. Stay tuned for article with pictures.