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Giving is always in fashion by “W” of Worth in L2

30 Aug

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

As a side event to support 5th Annual fall fashion show in Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie, Eileen Nelson (of Worth) and yours truly (of DressHopper) hosted a benefit trunk show in L2 on August 25. Beautiful models showcased fall and winter pieces of W by Worth line, and several local photographers had their art displayed on the walls. 100% of door proceeds, 10% of sales and selected percentage of photography sales benefited St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

Models Tiffany Henschel, Sasha Hailey, Audrey Layendecker

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Gilt City’s “Friends with benefits” preview with cocktails

23 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Again, those lucky got their free tickets to “Friends with benefits” movie preview, even before it hit the theaters, plus a cocktail reception before, by GiltCity. Bar area in Clyde’s restaurant at Gallery Place Chinatown was filled with excited previewers-to-be, mingling, sipping on the cocktails and craving on the bites. When it’s hot like that outside, all you really want is to be inside of air-conditioned environment, absorbing cold drinks. Tuesday, July 19, was one of the days to do so.

Enjoy the pictures.

Attendees enjoying the reception

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Flowers helping Earthquake in Japan

16 Apr

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

L2 once again “arted up” to entertain and to help. On April 14, Don Patron and Ladies DC hosted an art exhibit benefiting Japanese Red Cross Society.  About 10 artists and photographers presented their visions for relief of recent (another yet) earthquake affected our friends in Japan. This is how Cherry Blossoms are paying back! 3000 trees, gifted by Tokyo Mayor in 1912, bloom annually in DC and have become National attraction. Now artists, capturing this beauty and reflecting it on their paper/canvases, return the favor by helping Japan in need. Beauty will continue saving the world forever. Enjoy the pictures and don’t forget to see whole gallery!

Don Patron, Maggie O’Neill,  Collander Malone, Walter Grio,  Dominque Fierro,  Aaron Craven,  Junelle Cavero,  Anna Davis,  Rodger Shultz,  Deidree Bennett, Alejandro Martin, Lindsey Mask, Leah Dyrud, Nina Snow, Wendy Gordon, Donna Donella, Alexa Holcombe, Ky Walker, Zara Corutz, Sam Kavenchy, Yulia Mikhalchuk

Wendy Gordon, Deidree Bennett and Donna Donella holding Deidree's triptych

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Awesome foundation launch party

25 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On March 23, in One Lounge DC, Awesome Foundation had a launch party. Six projects had displayed their presentations and attendants had an opportunity to get familiar with them and then vote for the best.

If you have an awesome idea and seek funding, this is your place to start! Awesome foundation awards $1,000 grants monthly. Apply HERE.

And, enjoy the pictures from launching DC chapter of AF.

one of the contestants

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“Raining Arts and Dogs” fundraiser at Hudson

17 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Always occupied Hudson restaurant and lounge had yet another doggy event under the roof – first annual “Raining Arts and Dogs” party, benefiting Washington Humane Society. All doggy lovers came together to support pioneer artists of the event, who were not afraid to get their paws dirty for the sake of art. Four paintings were created and auctioned off to support WHS.

Great thanks to our first and very brave artists:

Dominique Fierro and Mr.Winkles

Maureen Kelly and Copper

Liz Tutwiller and Kiss

Erin Loomis and Chloe

Great music during the evening was provided by fabulous DJ Kim Sikorski.

Spotted: Maggie O’Neill and Chris Roche, Alan Popovsky, Ashley Arias, Carmen and Michael Mason, Ky Walker, Zara Korutz, Dominique and Titou (and Mr.Winkles) Fierro, Rebecca Fulmer and Kevin Gouveia, Tina Cruikshank, Maureen Kelly, Andrea Rinaldi, Tina Krivorotova, Nader Akhili, Sandro and Tati od Art Soiree, Kevin Keefe, Howard Nelson, Cromwell III, Daniel Kramer, Alfonso Small, MarQuies Willis, Liz Tutwiller, Liz Adams, Jamia Phoenix, Gabe Oran, Christina Bertucci Kra, Melissa Anne Wilson, Erin Loomis, Faryde Yanine, Yulia Bella, Flaminia Garioni, Jessica Gowen Lilienfield, Erika Paola Gutierrez, Rosario Diaz Gonzalez, Eric Sean Williams and many more.

Enjoy the pictures and see you next year! Train your dogs how to handle the brushes!

First masterpiece by Mr.Winkles!

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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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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!



First “Shutter Wars” winner is announced before even airing

05 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Marcus Wattz is the winner of first season of “Shutter Wars” which will start airing this February. As it was promised earlier, his personal exhibit was unveiled by Art Soiree this Friday in L2. Armin DeFiesta, founder and producer of the show, as well as 2 of 3 judges – Nicole Wolf and Douglas Sonders, and all 5 participating photographers attended the event.  Brick walls of L2 held tons of all kinds of art before, and now their space is granted as a prize for the winner of reality show! Congratulations to all the photographers taken part in this show as being pioneers is already a great benefit – Jessica Stoker, Jack Fleming, Katherine Klegin, Ivory Lawrence, Crystal George. Great thanks to Sandro Keresa and Tati Ana of Art Soiree for delivering yet another fantastic event.

Enjoy the pictures and don’t forget to watch the show.

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“Fashion for paws” kick-off party for fundraising models

04 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Literally, there was no space to lift your hands with the camera on Thursday night in Teatro Goldoni. Fashion for paws, benefiting Washington Humane Society, threw a party celebrating all the fundraising models for 2011 Fashion for paws (which will take place in National Building Museum on April, 9)

Vitamin Water and Georgetown Cupcake, as well as Teatro Goldoni itself,  provided sips and bites for the party. Svedka Vodka offered special “doggy” cocktails, and was entartaining all the guests in dress-yourself-up photo&video booth.

Spotted: Lisa LaFontain of WHS, Tara de Nicolas of WHS’ Fashion for paws, serving as commitee co-chair Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh FM radio, F4P executive co-chair Amanda Polk, Commitee fundraising chair Windy Shepard, Committee co-chair Wendy Gordon, Tysons Galleria’s Rich Dinning, Syzygy Event Productions’ Julie Shanklin, TV personality Paul Wharton, artist Don Patron, Nina Snow of PSAOB, Maggie O’Neill of O’Neill studios, Mark Drapeau of Microsoft, Aba Kwawu of Aba agency, Lindsay Kin of ICRW, Lawrence O’Neal, Dr.Alex Naini of Austhetic Dental Spa, photographers Moshe Zusman, Daniel Swarts, Vithaya; Michelle Benaim of A.B.E. Networks, Erika Paola Gutierrez of epgPR, stylist Lana Orloff, and so many more!

Yours truly is going to raise money for this wonderful organization, too. Please visit my personal fundraising page on WHS website HERE.

Enjoy the pictures.

Lisa LaFontaine, Rich Dinning, Tara de Nicolas, Tommy McFly

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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!!!