Fashion’s Night Out in D.C. was official this year. Hosted by local celebs such as Mary Amons of Labels for Love and Real Housewives DC, and Lynda Erkiletian (another Housewife) of T.H.E Artist Agency, as well as women from Washington Life Magazine, DailyCandy, Project Beltway, and Urban Daddy, the hype surrounding the event was huge—and the event itself didn’t disappoint us.
We hit up parties at Betsey Johnson, WINK, and UK label Reiss in hopes of discount shopping, free drinks and snacks, and complimentary swag. Although drinks flowed freely, we found that the event itself was more of an excuse to mingle and inebriate than actually purchase anything, and news sources agree with us. Nonetheless, we enjoyed delicious VEEV Vodka and Baked and Wired cupcakes at Betsey Johnson, an array of dips and chips at WINK, and delicious Mediterranean Tapas and frozen VEEV cocktails at REISS. While we enjoyed some mojitos and Dean & Deluca goodies at the Vitamin Water lounge at the Shoppes at Georgetown, we walked away from the event considerably tipsier, but empty-handed except for brochures.
That being said, we vote to bring Fashion’s Night Out back again next year! We don’t know if Georgetown’s boutiques reaped any considerable profits, but the event was a wonderful excuse to mingle with D.C’s most fashionable and fabulous—no misshapen black suits here—as shoppers strolled down Georgetown’s cobblestones in five inch heels and sparkling mini-dresses. We were more than proud of our city when walking amongst them.
Sunday, May 19
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.