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Breast Cancer Awareness on the Hill

13 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

The Congressional Black Caucus hosted a special event , commemorating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on October 11, in Rayburn House Office Building.  The event featured Tigerlily Foundation and the Sister’s Network, Inc.

The luncheon united over hundred women and men, – survivors and supporters of the organizations. Laurie Abraham, Editor At Large of ELLE magazine, served as mistress of ceremonies. Special guest, Congresswoman Donna Christensen, Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, first took the platform. Also, speakers of the event were: U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson, Founder and CEO of Sisters Network, Inc. Karen E.Jackson, and our very DC own and favorite Maimah Karmo of Tigerlily Foundation.

Laurie Abraham, emcee

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Fashion Delegate celebrates 1st Anniversary

14 May

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Fashion Delegate celebrated its First Anniversary in private loft apartment on Massachusetts ave in DC. DressHopper, not even being DressHopper that day yet, was invited to witness this blog being born, last May in Clinton Portis‘ house. Since that day, The Fashion Delegate grew up, matured and surrounded itself with huge swarm of fans and followers, which was proven once again by fullness of the house. Lobbyist Jennifer Fisher and Marketing executive Portia Hood, founders of Fashion Delegate, thanked everybody for support during the first year and introduced featured designer – Deidre Jefferies of ESPION.Atelier. Along with tumultuous ovations, Ms.Jefferies received a surprise introduction to Diandre Tristan (stylist for “Good Morning, America“), who expressed his passionate wish to collaborate in the nearest future. Tristan works with many celebrities, i.e. he recently styled Rihanna for her “California King bed” video. It will be so exciting to see fashionable pieces produced in our own DC, working on National (an maybe International?) level. Deidre is already providing her services as a wardrobe stylist  for future film directed by Sheldon Candis and produced by Sean Banks (both in attendance that evening).

Artist Lisa Jones had her very unique art work displayed on the walls of the apartment during the event, with sales benefiting so well known Becky’s Fund.  Now, not only FD does show interest in fashion and politics, but also in arts, charities and public movements.

The event was hosted by Fashion Washington of Washington Post, now we all cross our fingers and toes and anxiously await for Deidre Jeferries featured on their colorful pages!

Great thanks to Michael Melton, President of 100 Black Men DC, for the hospitality.

Spotted: Jennifer Fisher, Portia Hood, Deidre Jefferies, Becky Lee, Clinton Portis, Sheldon Candis, Sean Banks, Rashida Jolley, Lisa Jones, Michael Melton, Diandre Tristan, Dannia Hakki, Tashia Senn, Jessica Hoy, Bianca Chardei,  Travoris Culpepper, Phelan Marc, Aman Itomi

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“Washington is L.A. with ugly faces” (c) not telling you

11 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Kevin Spacey visited DC on Wednesday to attend premiere screening of “Casino Jack” . The director of the movie, George Hickenlooper, who was supposed to come too, unexpectedly died on October, 29, at the age of 47. “My biggest fear, – Spacey quoted Hickenlooper, – is that my death will be boring”. “Well I think that after watching the movie you can tell that George was anything BUT boring”, – Spacey remarked.

There was a  screening, Q&A with “hardball” Chris Matthews, and a private dinner. Movie was brought to DC by continual alliance of The Creative Coalition and Lanmark Technology, Inc.

American lobbyist and businessman Jack Abramoff, whom Spacey is portraying in the movie, is being released from jail on December, 5.

Kevin Spacey before the premiere screening

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Swing voters election night party at One Lounge DC

03 Nov

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by Shaun Sargen

One Lounge in Northwest D.C. launched the mid-term political cycle with its very own November 2nd
Election Party this week. Dems, Repubs, Teas, and Indies alike kicked back, then threw back drink and
food specials while peering anxiously at the big screen to see if they were in for another two years of
governmental agony or ecstasy. All were in play as Red States, Blue States, Green States (Are there
green states?) and Swing States awaited their civic fate. Partygoers were treated to great music, jumbo-
sized election updates, excellent service, and the kind of high brow bureaucratic banter found only in
D.C. Conservatives, Liberals, and those who couldn’t care less enjoyed great food, spirits, and spirited

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