Posts Tagged ‘embassy’

Sport for Social Change Awards

03 Jun

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On the first day of June, French Embassy housed few hundred people to benefit the use of sport as a development tool for homeless youth and young adults. Presented by Street Soccer USA and HELP USA, 2011 Sport for Social Change Awards recognized:

Troy Vincent (Leadership in Sport Award)

Will Garofalo (Youth Service Award)

Mark Ein (Philanthropy through Sport Award)

Lisa Wrightsman (Salamander Award for Women’s Impact)

Honorable Douglas Palmer, Mayor of Trenton, NJ, presented the first award for Troy Vincent.  He “broke the ice” by making sparkling jokes, how he was younger, had more hair and also was white not_so_long_time_ago. All the speakers highlighted the importance of support of people around, and they would never be able to be where they are, if not this support.

“They go through fire, they come out alive and they do regenerate” –  Sheila Johnson about Ladies Salamander. Lisa Wrightsman, the last but not least awardee, is definite representation of Lady Salamander. Being drug addict in the past, having spent time in jail, she truly revived and now is an inspiration to others. In her most heartfelt speech, she described her experience as a miracle which she could not believe at first, and now she is on her way to even higher achievements.

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Lisa Wrightsman and Sheila Johnson with "Salamander Award for Women's Impact"

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Reception in Croatian Embassy to honor Miss America

29 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On March 28, The Embassy of Croatia was “attacked” by the cloud of beauty. The youngest in contest history, 17 y.o. Miss America Teresa Scanlan, was accompanied by 15 top Misses of the competition, to the reception. Organized to celebrate Miss America’s Croatian roots, the “fiesty” event was attended by several hundreds invitees. The Misses were escorted by Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I. The  Croatian Ambassador to America Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic invited all the guests and Misses to visit beautiful Croatia. Teresa Scanlan announced that she is very proud of her Croatian heritage. Although she has not visited her original country for several years now, she will do so next year, as she promised to her Grandparents, still living on Croatian island Ilovik.

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Beauties in the row

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“Beauty is skin deep” comes to Embassy of France

11 Feb

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


Peruvian Christmas is already here

07 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Exhibit of hand-crafted nativity sets has opened in Art gallery of Peruvian Embassy this Tuesday.  Guests of opening reception could enjoy sweet holiday treats and spectate lovely and creative very special crafts by Peruvian artisans. The exhibit will go on daily from noon to 6 p.m.  till December, 22.

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A Night to Remember with Tenor Anthony Kearns at New Zealand Embassy

06 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

The world-renowned  Anthony Kearns paid a visit to New Zealand Embassy on Sunday night. Accompanied by George Mason School of Music’s Dr.Linda Apple Monson, the Irish Tenor performed Christmas songs and Irish classics. Event was held to support USO and ThanksUSA and raised over $5,000 that night.

The Tenor and The Pianist

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Es Lo Mio! at Argentine Embassy by Five4Fashion

03 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Five4Fashion, a fashion consortium of stylists, hosted their first collaborative event, Es Lo Mio (It’s My Style) on Thursday night, December, 2.  They took over the recently renovated Argentine Embassy to showcase their products and services. The event went on whole day, was spiced by musical performances, model demonstrations and light Hors d’œuvre. Gift bags for each and every guest included unique Calamarie earrings, all made of natural organic materials such as seeds and orange peel.

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Pakistan fashion fighting flood

17 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Yesterday night Pakistani Embassy was flooded… with people. Everybody came to  celebrate the launch of Fashion for Pakistan Flood Relief, a non-profit organization established to raise funds for the floods victims and to increase the awareness among Americans of this tragedy.

Ambassador of Pakistan  Husain Haqqani and his wife Farahnaz Ispahani warmly greeted all the guests, gently reminding about the importance of the cause they all gathered together for. Fashion is wonderful but money has to be raised to surmount the tragedy. Although the most of the water has receded, complete devastation, disease and hunger remain. There is limited access to clean water… and food shortages. Standing water, submerged land and dead livestock have led to numerous cases, particularly in children, of gastroenteritis, diarrhea, skin infections, cholera, typhoid, malaria and hepatitis.

The fashion designer featured that evening, Deepak Perwani, asked the media to send a word out that Pakistan is not “only bombs”, which is only small, negative part of the whole culture, it is many positive things, including fashion. Fashion defines whether or not country is in stable economic situation, but it also shows people’s hope for brighter future, despite of current tragical situation. He believes that his country will manage to overcome these hardest obstacles and become even stronger and happier nation. His clothes made the audience go “awe” numerous times, and cameras would not stop clicking.

Designer Deepak Perwani flanked by models and Ambassador couple

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Passport to Paris by KEENfest

06 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

You do not need visa to go to the Embassy and yet, as soon as you step on the grounds, you are considered to be on that country’s territory. Nobody took advantage asking for political asylum on Friday night in French Embassy. In fact, people came to share their wealth and blessings with others – kids with disabilities. Tenth Annual Dinner&Auction by KEEN happened that night on Reservoir road.

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) provide programs helping kids with disabilities to experience joy of fun, friendship and fitness for 18 years. KEEN’s programs are open to any child, regardless of the nature or severity of his/her disability and offered to their families or caregivers at no cost.

There was dinner, silent auction, live auction, raffle tickets… All proceeds will benefit and support 19 of KEEN’s programs in DC area and across the country.


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