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Saturday night was a busy one for me! I attended two events that could not have been more enjoyable or more different: Fashion for Paws at the National Building Museum, and Taste of the South at DAR Constitution Hall. At one venue you had decked-out models posing for a room full of cameras, and at the other you had a room full of people devouring southern food, dancing to Motown, and couldn't care less about a camera in the vicinity. In fact, I asked a particularly handsome young man if we could snap a shot of his outfit and he responded; “not now I’m going to get a beer.” More»
Ah, springtime. Cherry blossoms blooming, birds chirping, white snow falling…the most sensational time of the year. What better way to usher in the nation’s most popular season than the annual Pink Tie Party, which celebrates the 101st National Cherry Blossom Festival? Spring evokes a sense of a fresh start and new possibilities, applied to all areas of our lives including, and most importantly, our wardrobes. It was so encouraging to stroll through a sea of pink and pastels for an evening and finally see the light at the end of this fickle winter tunnel. Even though the weather has been questionable, one thing is certain: the nation’s capital is ready to say goodbye to winter. Here are a few of my favorite outfits from the Pink Tie Party:
I was out and about in Georgetown Thursday for Fashion's Night Out with the rest of the stylish masses taking advantage of the free drinks…I mean, great deals. The best part of the evening was seeing everyone in what they consider to be their most FNO-worthy ensembles, and hearing why they chose it. As for me, any night I can channel Stevie Nicks in an outfit is a successful night. With all the places to go and people to see, I could scarcely keep up with the fashion frenzy taking place. Lucky for me, there was no shortage of the stylish, and I had a creative bunch to include on my Georgetown FNO picks. More»
Fashion's Night Out is back in Georgetown on September 6. With over 100 shops and restaurants to visit, it will be hard to hit everything in just a few short hours.
Here are my picks for the ten best events on DC's most fashionable night. Don't forget to dress to impress, because I'll be making the rounds and making my "picks" for best dressed, and I hope to see you on both! More»
Last night, the Capital Club held their 20th annual Sinatra Soirée at the National Building Museum. Dashing guys and dolls twirled around to a big band blasting nostalgic tunes decked out in the evening's dress code, a mix of “Summer Ahoy” and “Strong Cocktail.”
After spending the evening perusing the partygoers, I could have used a strong cocktail with all the handsome men and lovely ladies mixing and mingling.
Grab a cocktail, turn on a Sinatra tune and enjoy my top 10 best dressed from Sinatra Soiree, who looked dashing just the way they looked last night.
We have all heard the adage, “dogs are a man’s best friend." Well, if that is the case then fashion is certainly a close runner up, as was displayed Saturday when both canine and couture came together to benefit the Washington Humane society at Fashion for Paws. The worthy cause had the National Building Museum filled to the brim with all things fashionable and furry, and all of the guests were there to watch 70 models take the runway accompanied by some seriously decked-out dogs. The models not only looked amazing in outfits provided by Tysons Galleria, but each one also raised at least $5,000 for the Humane Society. Such model humanitarians.
The night was filled with the hottest looks for spring both on and off the runway, and was one of my favorite events this year. Check out who avoided any Fashion Faux Pas at Fashion for Paws and looked exceptionally fabulous at this spring style awakening.
If you love it, pin it! If you hate it, change it by getting your booty on it next time.
Saturday night at the Corcoran was the scene of this year’s Artini, held by the 1869 Society to benefit local charity ArtReach. Eleven top local mixologists showed up to put their creativity to the test with their most inventive cocktail. The only thing that can drag my attention away from a perfectly crafted cocktail would be a perfectly crafted outfit, of which there were an astonishing number on Saturday night.
The creative cocktail theme was not only evident in the libations but also the patrons. Like only a few cocktails making the cut for Artini, I had trouble narrowing down my ten favorite picks of the night.
So grab a cocktail and enjoy my picks from Saturday night's Artini, and please feel free to pin whatever you like: More»
The Corcoran Gallery of Art was the perfect backdrop for the 9th annual S.O.M.E. Jr. Gala this past Friday, which benefited So Others Might Eat.
The black tie optional event was filled to the brim with decked-out guys and dolls looking particularly impressive. While some were there to dance and mingle, some were there dressed to the nines, So Others Might Notice, as I certainly did as I perused the scene. More»
The Jete Society held their Mad Hatter’s Dance Party at the Ritz Carlton on Saturday to promote the upcoming show, ALICE (in Wonderland).
While Mad Hatter is pretty much the ultimate theme for all of the fashion crazed among us, it is also a bit intimidating for the more fashion challenged. As luck would have it, Saturday proved to be a big win for all the fashion crazies out there, as guests showed up in full fabulous force to take a plunge down the rabbit hole for the evening.
The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad?
Alice Kingsley: I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.
Here are just 10 looks I was especially bonkers about on Saturday:
Saturday, May 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.