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O’Neill studios salon party

14 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

By the end of first astronomical week, O’Neill studio will host 6th annual salon party! Event will take place on March 24, will feature over 60 artwork of many’s favorite

Maggie O’Neill,

Washington Redskins’ Chris Cooley,

Dominique Fierro,

Rodger Schultz,

Brittany Sims,

Karen Suderman

and Tina Palmer.

Live painting (and live pottering by Cooley!), DJ Big Des, yums by Lincoln, specialty drinks by Wooden Nickel Bar Company are offered to guests. All tickets proceeds benefit Research Down Syndrome, tickets $75 can be purchased in advance only, HERE.

What: 6th annual O’Neill Studios Salon party

When: Saturday, March 24th, 2012

7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Where: Event House

1147 20th street, NW

Washington DC 20036

For more information contact: or (301) 585 1777

Kindly RSVP by March 22nd


Streets of Georgetown is now open

12 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Private cocktail party for the HMX Group’s STREETS OF GEORGETOWN store opening with celebrated designer Joseph Abboud and CEO Doug Williams took place on Wednesday, November 9. Two-level store on Wisconsin avenue was filled with fashionable and sociable crowd. Equinox with Chef Todd Gray made everybody feel happily full.

Streets of Georgetown. Men's fashions!

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Pink Jams! is bringing Siriano in October

09 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Annapolis native and “Project Runway Season 4” winner Christian Siriano is coming to DC on October 21. Pink Jams!‘ special project Pink Rocks The Runway an annual breast cancer awareness fashion show, is making it happen. Young breast cancer survivors will wear pink couture by local DC designers, – dresses,  they have collaborated on for months, and Christian is bringing his whole Spring 2012 collection for an exclusive show. If you never had a chance to visit the tents during New York Fashion Week, this is your opportunity, and you don’t even have to leave DC! In addition, as it always happens on Pink Jams! events, you’ll hear live music, this time  by Charm City Devils. Needless to say, the event will sell out well in advance, so don’t postpone buying your tickets! There are still some front row seats available, for which you have to contact Pink Jams! directly, second row sells for $250 per seat and price decreases to $125 for seat at the stadium. General admission (standing) is $90 and includes hors d’oeuvres with full 4-hour open bar and access to after-party, not to mention the show itself. Buy tickets HERE.

What: Pink Rocks the Runway

When: October 21, 2011

7-10 p.m.


Ronald Reagan Bldg And International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC

DRESSED – “The best art comes from pain” (c) Nary Manivong

08 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Bethesda Row Landmark Cinema welcomed a hand-picked crowd of guests for DC premiere of “Dressed” documentary on October 6. “Dressed” is an award winning film that follows acclaimed women’s ready-to-wear designer Nary Manivong on his unprecedented journey from homeless to New York Fashion Week. Originally from Laos and abandoned by parents, Nary from the very early age had to face incredibly difficult circumstances which did not break him down but gave him guts and courage to reach for his dreams.  Simon Doonan, Fern Mallis, Nanette Lepore, Lynn Yaeger and other fashion figures are featured in the movie. Despite common thought that fashion business is very glamorous, they all agree on that it is very competitive and butchery industry. After first 2 years, 80% of designers are out of business. It is never pure luck if you make it, although one can not overestimate its role in the industry. Nary, who started from subzero base, thanks to his unbelievable passion and commitment, and ability to overcome his own fears and failures, now has his own line. In addition, he now collaborates with Ally Hillfiger on “NAHM” line, reinventing shirtdresses. NAHM stands for their combined initials (Nary-Ally-Hillfiger-Manivong) and also means “water” in Laos.

After the screening in Bethesda Row, Nary and director of the movie David Swajeski were interviewed by Kate Bennett of Capitol File magazine. Followed, anxious viewers took turns asking questions (and have been rewarded for them with soundtrack CDs!). The afterparty was held at Jaleo Bethesda, where guests mingled and were profusely fed and suffused.

Nary, who once was very shy to people and сonfessed in the film that communication is not his strongest skill, now admitted that his friends helped him to open up and it actually moved his business a lot. Asked if he is going to make clothes for men, too, “Not yet, maybe in the future”, – he replied.

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

Nary with the poster in Jaleo

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Topaz and Rouge celebrating new looks

20 Sep

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Kimpton Hotels Topaz and Rouge celebrated their makeovers on Wednesday, September 14th. Invite-only guests had the opportunity to stamp their “passports” as they visited the destinations a.k.a. rooms in both hotels, in order to win new iPad, iPhone or iHome. Just for hour and a half in each, you could transition from chill, fresh look of Topaz to deep, sexy and warm Rouge. Enjoy the pictures from the second.

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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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Giving is always in fashion trunk show

18 Aug

Can you imagine anything worse than pediatric cancer?

Join us on fabulous W by Worth Fall 2011 trunk show and multiple artist art/photography exhibit, all at once! Proceeds benefit St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital – most trusted charity in the Nation, the place, where no family is turned away because of inability to pay for their child’s treatment.

Enjoy watching our gorgeous models showcasing the pieces, try them on yourself,… and make your wardrobe ready for windy and chilly fall. Plus, browse fashionable art and photos all around the place. Light snacks and specialty cocktails, as well as energizing music will help you enjoy your evening even more.

Please come and bring your friends!
$10 cover at the door (100% proceeds benefit the organization)
Cash or checks only, please

Preview the collection:

Artists/photographers participating:
Dominique Fierro 
Phil Kogan
Samira Georgi
Antony Brice
Arnab Kar

If you can’t attend, but still wish to support St.Jude Hospital, please make your donation online here:

R.S.V.P. and media inquiries:


Cocktail 101 attire by April

29 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

April Jones Firoozabadi of My DC Style hosted another event of “Women of Good Taste” series. This time “Cocktail 101 attire” was the theme. Guests gathered on the patio of  “J&G Steakhouse” of W Hotel to see the latest trends and styles to wear in the evening, received tips of how to mix, match and revamp the look. April showed guests dresses and blouses&skirts from several local boutiques, demonstrated how you can embellish the look with appropriate jewelry (when you should), provided by Stella&Dot. Weather was surprisingly pleasant to let the guests enjoy cocktails under open sky, as well as appetizers and desserts. Swag bags from “The Dandelion patch” also had variety of coupons to the boutiques represented at the showcase.

Enjoy the pictures.

Vibrant colors are very in!

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Gilt City is now officially married to DC

28 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

It was hot hot and not because of the weather on Tuesday, July 26 in Halcyon House in Georgetown (which is, by the way, for sale now. Got $16 million?). The finest crowd of invitees streamed down to celebrate the long-awaited landing of GiltCity in DC. Gallons of drinks and tons of fingerfoods made the mingling even more smooth and easy and pleasurable, it was surely the_party_to_be_at. No wonder party crashers were buzzing around trying to get in!

Luckily, weather has cooperated and allowed this garden party with lawn games and other outdoor activities to happen. Gilt City’s Juleanna Glover, Winston Lord, Susanna Quinn, Lindsay Czarniak and Craig Melvin could not be happier with the outcome of the event, produced by BrandLink DC.

Spotted: Eun Yang, Joseph Ireland, Logan Persons Jones, Dr.Mark Drapeau, Peter Corbett, Marybeth Coleman, Courtney O’Donnell, Christy Schlesinger, Jill Hudson Neal, Karen Sommer Shalett, Mary-Frances Wain, Sean Staples, Shea Van Horn, Sarah Wildman, Brandy Morgan, Jill Chamberlin Powell, Rachel Cothran, Lindsay Czarniak, Leandro Oliva, Alexe Nowakowski, Holly Thomas, Nikki Schwab, Tara de Nicolas, Emily Miller, Holidae Hayes, Bradley Duckworth, Laura Chavez, Kate Glassman Bennett, Angie Goff and Adora, Dr. Alex Naini, Michael M.Clements, Anchyi Wei, Catherine Ommanney, Lynda Erkiletian, Ebong Eka, Tommy McFly, Barbara Martin, Jayne Sandman, Catherine Calabrese, Richard Desonier, Mary Byrd, Christina Sevilla, Tiffany Carter, Maggie O’Neill, Heather Guay, Ashley Mason-Greene, Ali Howard, Annie Perezchica, Libby Ulman, Danielle Bolger, Diana King, Stephanie Green, Svetlana Legetic, Kiki Ryan, Marissa Schneider and so many more!

Enjoy some pictures and stay tuned for more Gilt City guilty pleasant offers.

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13 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

So passionately anticipated Nectar Skin Bar has opened recently on Wisconsin avenue in DC. On Monday, July 11, it hosted media preview – can you wish for better start of the week? Elegant, sexy and cozy atmosphere of newly stylishly renovated salon, exclusive tours, yummy treats and summer-inspired cocktails, and goodie bags full of  samples and discounts – anyone seemed to enjoy and leave happy and satisfied. Appointments for spa treatments were booked left and right. Doesn’t “chocolate sun” sound irresistible to you? What about lashes that you don’t have to “put on the shelf” at night? Mani-pedi, facials, massage? To relax, you need intimate, boudoir-like environment, and Nectar has it all.

They have $3 valet parking, as well as there is plenty of available space on the streets – Wisconsin and Reservoir.

Pictures will say more. Enjoy and share.

Nectar Skin Bar

1633 Wisconsin Ave, NW


Oh, and they are having a garden party this coming Saturday! Don’t forget to stop by from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., RSVP to

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