Archive for February, 2011

Oscar night by Art Soiree

28 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Limousin, red carpet arrivals, gowns, tuxedos… That’s Art Soiree hosting Oscar night on February, 27 in L2. Not everybody can go to real ceremony, but everybody can watch – not from home by themselves, but in great dressed up crowd in finest venue.

Tati and Sandro of Art Soiree on the red carpet

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Self defense class in George Mason

27 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

George Mason University housed Self Defense Class for Women by Becky’s Fund, Miss Sinergy and Chi Omega on Saturday, February 26. Girls learned how to protect themselves in unpredicted situations AND had fun. To stop domestic violence, you have to work with one group of women at a time.

Enjoy pictures and video

Becky Lee of Becky's Fund and Tim Dumantt' of CIAT demonstrate one of the techniques

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Viennese Ball waltzed gracefully last Saturday

27 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Saturday night February, 26, International Club of DC hosted Viennese Ball at National Museum of Women in the Arts. Men in elegant tuxedos and women in gorgeous gowns gathered together for dance, live music, performances by professional dancers and fantastic food. When you don’t have to go to work the next day – what could be more relaxing? The ball folded up at midnight, so everybody could leave feeling like Cinderellas!

Enjoy the pictures.

Todd Borzych and Migle Marcele Gyneitite

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Threads of unity collected threads for more than one shirt

22 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

When you think of Pakistani fashions, you know for sure it is not just pieces of fabric sewn together. It is always color, layers, embroidery, beading, layering… lots of effort and love put together to create one garment. So, to attend Pakistani fashion show is always a thrill, – you know there will be many “wows” and “awes” and other exclamations. It is extra bang when you know this show supports those in need – victims of flood.

On Saturday night, February 19, Westin Arlington Gateway was full of that color and sparkle. “Threads of unity” fashion show, featuring Pakistani designer Nomi Ansari, graced the runway and left everybody in pure ecstatic mood. There is so much elegance and femininity to these clothes, no wonder lines formed after the show to buy those off the rack!  There was men collection, too, as well colorful and embroidered.

Shannon Grewer, founder of Fashion for Pakistan flood relief, highlighted in her speech, that there are still tons to be done, although media almost don’t talk about it anymore. It is not “hot” anymore? Yes, tragedy happened more than half year ago, but considering that about 20 million people got directly affected by it, and fifth part of whole country went underwater, the amount of resources needed to rebuild and recover is enormous. And of course, fashion is always there to help.

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Chocolate paws happy hour fundraiser at CO CO SALA

16 Feb

It is International Women’s day! What, you didn’t know it? Check HERE. My favorite part: “...the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and St Valentine’s Day”

So, how we celebrate it? By spoiling ourselves. We accept flowers. We go beautify ourselves. WE DO…N”T DO ANY HOUSEWORK (UGH!!!) Homework doesn’t count though. We buy ourselves something nice (and get gifts, too). And then we go celebrate our fabulousness and beauty. And femininity. What is all women’s favorite? Chocolate, of course! Chocolate equals love, and hey, there is never too much love you can get!

Come and enjoy the whole lounge kindly provided to our group by
Co Co.Sala – chat, sip, chocolatize yourself and enjoy great company. And hey, guys are invited, as well! Who else is to remind us how precious we are!

I encourage everybody to come, especially my Russian girls, there is no reason for you to miss “Mimosa day” in the States, it_is_International!!!

Those who can’t just_donate, or can’t attend other fundraisers – this is your chance to feel good about supporting a cause, and have deliciousness delivered to your belly, all for Happy_Hour_Prices.

10% of bar sales go to Washington Humane Society.

Please share with your friends!

Happy Spring you all.


Jimmy Choo celebrates new fragrance

14 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Saturday, 12, right on Lincoln’s Birthday, Jimmy Choo of Saks Fifth Avenue in Tysons Galleria hosted a champagne reception to celebrate new perfume as well as the Jimmy Choo Crystal Anniversary Collection. Every guest could enjoy some bubble drinks while shopping, and get very pretty aroma sample in pink with bag or shoes purchase. Perfect choice for those who doesn’t want to go too sweet or too “oceany” – it’s a balanced combination of both.

Stay tuned for more events as Tysons Galleria is a master of throwing parties, big and small.

Some pictures.

Shoes, bags and arôme... The foundation of woman's closet

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SweetHearts for JewelGirls

12 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Trafficking never stops. Hearts never stop breaking. Fairfund never stops mending those hearts.

On Thursday night, February, 10 (just counted days before Valentine’s) JewelGirls mingled together at OneLounge DC. There was jewelry sales party where guests could pick a gift for their valentines, enjoy cocktail specials from “One Lounge” and cupcakes from “Hello, cupcake”, or make a sweet valentine card at the craft table. JewelGirls’ celebrity spokeswoman Gabrielle Christian was also on site, what excited girls the most – they watch her show!

Misha, the JewelGirl, and Andrea Powell, Executive director and co-founder of FairFund

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Color Burst photo exhibit benefiting WHS

12 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Tired of cold, gloomy winter? It is time to spring up! Bright colors are like vitamins for your mind and soul, they charge you with cheerful energy that will help you through unpleasant times.

Come enjoy the last hours of the weekend, complimentary sips and bites from Peacock Cafe and artsy photopieces by yours truly. You can buy ones you like right off the wall to benefit Washington Humane Society. Arts for Animals!

$20 suggested donation at the door and it provides you 1 raffle ticket with a chance to win spa treatments, gym memberships, jewelry and more! Also, there will be artistic silent auction items you can’t get anywhere else!

If you can’t come, please consider helping WHS by going to , click on “Support Yulia” below the picture to purchase tickets for “Fashion for Paws” show or make a contribution.

Exhibit will go on for 3 weeks starting March, 6, welcome yourself into this wonderful venue – “Peacock cafe”, just off M street in Georgetown, and have some food&color therapy!



“Beauty is skin deep” comes to Embassy of France

11 Feb

Fashion Benefit for Skin Cancer Foundation. Tickets can be purchased HERE


DressHopper supporting Washington Humane Society

08 Feb

This is going to be the Fashion show of the year! Fifth annual “Fashion for paws” will take place on April, 9, 2011 in National Building Museum. The interest towards this event grows every year as does the size of the venue, and still, tickets sell out weeks in advance! Three “VVIP” tables, $10,000 each, already sold! But there are still VIP tables by $3,000 left, as well as VIP tickets ($200.00), and regular admission tickets ($95.00), and ad space in program book, and sponsorship packages.

DressHopper is supporting WHS’s “Fashion for paws” and raising money for the organization. By donating (money or silent auction items), or buying tickets, or ad space, or attending fundraising events (stay tuned), not only you give 100% percent to WHS, but you support me as a fundraising model at the same time!

Please visit my fundraising page and let’s make some difference in the world together. Thank you.