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[ 0 ] March 10, 2015

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[ 0 ] January 22, 2014



Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party NYC, produced by Claudia Hanlin’s Wedding Library, will be held this year at Gotham Hall in NYC from 10am-3pm on January 26th

  • This 5-hour long event will feature over 100 premier wedding vendors showcasing bridal and bridesmaid fashion, entertainment, floral designers, photographers, gourmet wedding cakes and more, along with expert writers and bloggers.
  • Exhibitors will include Bloomingdale’s, Amsale Bridesmaids, Lenox, Suzanne Kalan, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes and more!
  • A can’t-miss celebrity speaker panel will feature Martha Stewart Weddings’ Darcy Miller with Amsale, Preston Bailey, Marcy Blum, Sylvia Weinstock, Peter Callahan and
  • Learn about honeymoon destinations including Nantucket, the Caribbean, Napa Valley, Thailand and beyond.
  • Peruse dresses from designers like Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose and Milly for your bridesmaids.

To win, simply Tweet “I want to win” and use the hashtag #thebridalwishlist or leave a comment on this post below, and you are entered. Two winners will be randomly chosen from the entries. Transportation to the event is NOT included. 


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[ 0 ] January 15, 2014


Get your ticket today for ‘Brunch for a Cause’ which benefits Safes Shores  – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center!  The $40 ticket price includes food, unlimited mimosas and a donation to Safe Shores.  We’ll also be giving away raffle prizes from The Tailored Man, Endless Touch and more! Gather your friends and meet me at Ulah Bistro on Saturday, February 1st!

Purchase tickets here —-> The last day to purchase is Wednesday, January 29th.

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[ 0 ] October 11, 2013


Gilt City DC Warehouse Sale is Back! Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18th at the Longview Gallery, 1234 9th Street NW, Washington DC.

What we love

  • Fashion-lovers will be able to peruse dresses, jackets, sweaters, skirts, denim, suits, coats, tees and tanks from their favorite Gilt brands.
  • Those who love accessories will find handbags, bangles, boots, pumps, sneakers, belts, sunglasses and more.
  • Expect your favorite brands at up to 90 percent off.
  • Between trips to the dressing room, visit the snacks station provided by Special K before fueling up with beverages courtesy of HINT.

Hundreds of top brands, from both up-and-coming young designers and the most venerable fashion houses – all at up to 90% off retail prices.  For the ladies, think Zac Posen, Helmut Lang, Missoni, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Rachel Roy and more.  And for the men, you’ll find John Varvatos, Paul Smith, and GANT to name a few.

Get your tickets at Gilt City DC

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[ 0 ] September 3, 2013


Shop Love DC 2013|Indie Market Week is here and we are ready to celebrate DC’s best in fashion, arts, music, and lifestyle.

Shop Love DC 2013 will take place on September 18 – 22, 2013. Events include an emerging brand showcase and networking mixer, a weeklong celebration of local boutiques, an indie pop-up shop, an emerging designers showcase, and a fashion conference.

This week seeks to foster an environment to encourage the DC creative community and local consumers to come together to start a meaningful dialogue, to bond, to support local businesses, and to honor the amazing creative industries that add a great deal of value and revenue to DC’s creative economy.

To learn more about Shop Love DC 2013|Indie Market Week, visit

To buy tickets, visit

To volunteer for events, please email us at:

To apply to be a vendor at Indie Pop! Pop-up Shop, complete the application at:

To apply to show at Independence: The Fashion Show, complete the application at:

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[ 0 ] August 22, 2013


Models Inc.




Models Inc. cordially requests your attendance at this amazing fashion event. This show will feature several designers from NYC, NJ, PA and the DC area. This is an entertainment fashion show with a mix of runway modeling and dance. Models Inc. introduce new fashion and music to accompany models while they Strut the Runway!

Models Inc. strives to get the community involved, as well as attend our events. They always promote a positive message. This event will be held at the beautiful CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: 7995 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910 Saturday, August 24, 2013. The Lobby will open at 6pm, this will be an evening of fashion and elegance.
VIP Reception begins at 6:00 pm and Showtime is 7:00 pm. 
Lobby Opens: 6:00pm 
Showtime: 7:00pm 
Box Office: $30 
VIP: $40 
Metro: Silver Spring Station 

Models Inc. is a community based modeling company that specializes in mainstream runway and entertainment model performance. We stand for exposure, networking, and experience. We embrace the development of novice models of all ages and gender. This company was formed with three things in mind, to build self-esteem, enrich young adults, and create a safe place for youth and young adults to express themselves through artistic development and runway performance. We strive to create a safe haven and reduce high risk behaviors amongst young aspiring models.
Models Inc. was Recently featured on NBC’s Hit TV Show, America’s Got Talent!
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[ 0 ] August 20, 2013


GlamourHolics Launch New Mobile Boutique:
Curbside Fashion Truck
Metropolitan DC’s First Fashion & Beauty Truck!
Saturday, August 24th| 6:30pm to 9pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. – GlamourHolicswill celebrate the launch of the DMV’s first mobile boutique, Curbside Fashion Truck, Saturday, August 24th at Panache Restaurant. The event will bring together the who’s who of the District’s most fashionable crowd, and will bring exposure to this new mobile retail concept, where customers will experience a new and convenient way to shop, bringing the latest clothing, accessories, and beauty products to their door at affordable prices.
Myss Stephens, creator of Glamourholics decided to be the first to bring the glam on the go fashion trend to the DMV after seeing the success of the East Coast mobile Boutique “Style Liner”.
“I became so intrigued and impressed with the concept, that I decided to use my savings and expand my GlamourHolics business past the vending events and it’s online store. I’d always wanted a boutique, but the risk of running a brick and mortar was always a little unsettling for me, so I knew that this new mobile-retail trend was the way to go. As a result, the Curbside Fashion Truck was born!”
–  Myss Stephens, GlamourHolics
The transformation from truck to a glam mobile boutique was a process, but the curated mobile fashion unit is ready for its unveiling! Featuring unique fashion finds and beauty indulgence under the $100 price point, the truck will make its way through the metropolitan area while still offering the comforts of your favorite boutique including a dressing room; state of the art sound system; and a wet bar. The Curbside Fashion Truck is also available for private events offering special “Girls Night Out” packages, including a custom make-up bar, where patrons are able to book appointments to have their foundation custom blended while they wait! 
Celebrate the launch of the newest fashion trend to hit the District Saturday, August 24th6:30pm to 9pm at Panache Restaurant. Shop and sip while enjoying musical selections by DJ AE. Mingle with fellow fashion influencers and win prizes from GlamourHolics, as we celebrate Curbside Fashion Truck, the first fashion and beauty truck in the city!
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Panache Restaurant
1725 Desales St., NW Washington, DC
Niki Charles
Aja Inc.
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[ 0 ] August 6, 2013


Celebrated Tabandeh boutique, located in Friendship Heights, will present an exclusive trunk show for Samira 13 fine jewelry with an appearance by the designer Samira Sizdahkhani. Seen on celebrities such as Lea Michele, Madonna, Christina Ricci, Debra Messing, Kelly Osbourne, Kaley Cuoco and many more, Samira uses unorthodox materials in unique combinations blending distressed metals, tattered silks and leathers with South Sea pearls and raw gemstones to create her uniquely exquisite designs. 
Born into a fashion family, Samira began making jewelry at age 12 in the workshop of her mother’s renowned D.C. designer boutique, Tabandeh.  After university, and during a brief stint as a fashion stylist in LA, Samira’s love affair with South Sea pearls was ignited.  She became intrigued with the mythical qualities attributed to black pearls by many ancient cultures, and began incorporating them in her designs.
WHAT:           Samira 13 exclusive trunk show and designer personal appearance at Tabandeh boutique
WHEN:           Tuesday, August 13, 2013
11:00am – 7:00pm, Cocktails & Refreshments 5:30-7
WHERE:         Tabandeh
                        Downstairs at the Mazza Gallerie
                        (Friendship Heights metro stop)
                        5300 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
                        Washington, DC         
About Samira 13 (
The Samira 13 Collection was launched in 2008 by Los Angeles designer / sculptor Samira Sizdahkhani.  Influenced in part by her Persian heritage, Samira takes inspiration from the primitive, monastic aesthetics of her nomadic ancestors.  Using unorthodox materials in unique combinations, she blends distressed metals, tattered silks and leathers with South Sea pearls and raw gemstones to create her uniquely exquisite designs.
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[ 0 ] July 25, 2013


Come out on Saturday and shop until your heart is content at the Outfitted Shopping Event being held at the Ulysses Room, 52 O Street NE, Washington, DC from 11 am to 5 pm. An amazing store has been curated that includes some of the west coast’s most popular and sought after brands: Penelope and CocoKova & TVirgo DowntownM by MaggnoliaLuv AJ, and many more! Don’t miss this one time opportunity to fill your closet with unique and affordable pieces that you cannot find anywhere else in the DC Metro area. Honest Tea and Sprinkles Cupcakes will be providing complimentary summer cocktails and refreshments throughout the day. RSVP at: See you there!

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[ 0 ] June 17, 2013


Join Monica Barnett, Founder of Blueprint for Style for a “Charmed by Charity” Event to benefit the American Cancer Society! There will be light bites & bevvies {like Positive Punch}, a mini-armcandy fashion show & a giveaway on Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at Alex + Ani, 3068 M Street NW, Washington, DC.

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[ 0 ] June 5, 2013


MAONO is hosting its first shopping event on the 13th of June 2013, at Science Club from 4:30pm to 8pm. MAONO’s event seeks to provide its guests with a unique shopping experience and is aimed to ensure a fun-filled and exhilarating evening.

The idea behind the Pop-Up Shop is to allow customers to get to know the brand and try on the clothes. Guests can all meet the MAONO team, socialize, and shop while enjoying wine and cupcakes. Guests can expect reputed stylist Grant Harris, a professional fashion consultant – featured in TIME, CNN, WSJ, Huffington Post – to give professional style advice.

Syga Thomas, CEO & Founder for MAONO, said, “We are very
excited to bring our unique brand to the DC area and we can’t wait to
share our ready-to-wear collection with our guests. Being a line for
young professionals, we have what people need in DC!”

MAONO Pop-Up Shop
The Science Club
1136 19th St NW
Washington, DC
Date: June 13, 2013
Time: 4:30pm to 8pm

A percentage of sale proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Youth Programs. For registration please see our event invitation: MAONO Pop-Up Shop.

NOTE: You must be 21 years or older to attend this event. Proper ID will be required at the door.

MAONO is a modern luxury lifestyle brand appreciative of the past. Recognizing a void in the market for luxury goods at an accessible price point, MAONO set out to create great-cut, ready-to-wear clothes and accessories for both men and women. By working with in-house designers and partnering with some of the same factories used by your favorite designer brands, MAONO is able to produce superior-quality goods at revolutionary pricing. Launched in July 2011, MAONO sells its pieces exclusively online and select pop-up locations. By kicking the middleman out of the process and selling directly to the customer ,MAONO can donate part of their profits to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater DC – passing those savings on to the customer and the community. For more information please visit

About Grant Harris & Image Granted, LLC
Founded by Grant Harris in 2009, Image Granted is a Washington, DC based image consulting company dedicated to solving the complex image, style & fashion issues of today’s professional man. Mr Harris has been featured in several international publications such as The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, CNN, AOL, Men’s Health and others. For more information please visit Image Granted at

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[ 0 ] May 6, 2013


Façon Magazine launches Shop Love DC 2013: Indie Market Week to support the fashion industry, local independent creative entrepreneurs and independent retailers in Washington, DC.  Shop Love DC: Indie Market Week is an annual event encompassing of a series of weeklong events to reconnect the local fashion industry and to stimulate the local creative economy.

Shop Love DC 2013 will take place on September 18 – 22, 2013 in DC, MD, and VA. Events will include networking mixers, a retail night out, an indie pop-up shop, an emerging designers showcase, and a fashion conference.

This week seeks to foster an environment to encourage the DC creative community and local consumers to come together to start a meaningful dialogue, to bond, to support local businesses, and to honor the amazing creative industries that add a great deal of value and revenue to DC’s creative economy.

To get the latest information as it develops, Follow Shop Love DC on Twitter or visit our Website: Shop Love DC 2013

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[ 0 ] April 22, 2013


Tigerlily Foundation On Par for Pink Golf Classic

Want to hit the links for a wonderful cause? In just a couple of weeks, join the Tigerlily Foundation for its 1st Annual On Par for Pink Golf Classic, on Thursday, May 9th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  at the Golf Club at Lansdowne, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Lansdowne, Virginia.
Guests will enjoy networking and breakfast, meeting local celebrities and business leaders, a silent auction and awards ceremony.   The Mistress of Ceremonies for the event will be Kristen Berset, WUSA9 Sports Anchor/Reporter, who is a young breast cancer survivor. Celebrity attendees to date include Matt McLean (2012 U.S. Swimmer Olympic Gold Medalist) and Tiffany Faucette (former LPGA player).  Shannon Mcanally (Miss Virginia USA), Kasey Staniszewski (Miss Maryland USA), Caelynn Miller-Keyes (Miss Teen Virginia USA) and Ayesha Gilani (Miss Pakistan World) will make special appearances. This event is presented by Backflow Technology, LLC and is also sponsored by Edelman Financial Services.
Tigerlily Foundation is a non-profit that raises money to support young women 15-40 years old, before, during and after breast cancer. Our programs include education, a buddy program, buddy bag program, financial assistance, meals, life management support, and empowerment services. Individual players can register for $250 and foursomes for $800 at On Par for Pink Golf ClassicThere are also opportunities to donate, or sponsor. 

What: 1st Annual on Par for Pink Golf Classic
Presented by: The Tigerlily Foundation
When: May 9, 2013
Where: Lansdowne Golf Club, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Lansdowne, Virginia
Time:  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Website/Foursome Purchasing:

About the Tigerlily Foundation and Founder Maimah Karmo
Tigerlily Foundation’s mission is to educate, advocate for, empower and provide hands-on support to young women affected by breast cancer. Funds go directly toward educating women and girls in treatment who need financial assistance, meals, buddies, education and empowerment. Founder Maimah Karmo, of Aldie, Virginia, is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed at 32. Determined to provide resources to other young women, Karmo founded the Tigerlily Foundation in 2006, and gave it the name of a flower that represents beauty, strength and transformation. She has become an author and activist for her cause and appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” as well as other TV shows.

According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the leading cause of death in American women ages 15-54. More than 250,000 women age 40 and under in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lives, and more than 13,000 women will be diagnosed next year. Visit www.tigerlilyfoundation.orgfor more information on programs and ways you can help!

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[ 0 ] April 15, 2013


Mesdames et Messieurs! Georgetown Transforms into a Parisian Sidewalk Sale 
for the 10th Annual Georgetown French Market on 

Friday, April 19 

& Saturday, April 20

40+ Book Hill shops and cafes come together to host the annual springtime European-style open air market with 80%+ discounts, French fare, live music and art demonstrations
Bringing a bit of Paris to Washington, DC, Georgetown’s 10th Annual French Market returns to the charming Book Hill neighborhood on upper Wisconsin Ave, between P Street and Reservoir Road, on Friday and Saturday, April 19th & 20th, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with fashion finds, French fare, quaint shops, galleries and live music. A charming weekend for shoppers, foodies and families, more than 40 shops and cafes will come together for spring’s most exciting shopping and entertainment event. The Georgetown French Market is hosted and sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID).
The place to score deep discounts on spring fashions and goods, the Georgetown French Market offers shoppers up to 80% off at sidewalk sales at a variety of Book Hill shops and boutiques. Ella-Rue will offer 50% off jewelry and Barbour jackets, Urban Chic will have 15% off its regular-priced clothing and 25% off sale items, and duo’s designer apparel and jewelry will be 75% off. Those looking to outfit their homes rather than themselves can enjoy 20-40% off unique and vintage home décor at The French Apartment anddiscounted home goods, pottery, glassware and more from A Mano.
Book Hill art galleries will showcase and offer specials on a variety of fine arts and books throughout the weekend. Attendees can browse middle kingdom porcelain and antique art at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, find discounted books at Maurine Littleton Gallery, and shop a variety of frames, mirrors, prints and paintings at Addison/Ripley Fine Art.
For the foodies, some of the neighborhood’s best restaurants such as Patisserie Poupon, Café Bonaparte, Clyde’s and PAUL Bakery will hit the streets to nourish shoppers, grilling up French merguez sausages, filling sweet and savory crepes and serving fresh French pastries. Macaron Bee will be doling out sweet, refreshing macaron ice cream sandwiches at 20% off, while wine lovers can taste French wines at Bacchus Wine Cellar for only $6.
Families are encouraged to bring the kids and enjoy live music, strolling mimes and other street entertainers. On Saturday, April 20 in the TD Bank parking lot from 11am-4pm, families can enjoy arts & crafts with Alliance Francaise, art demos from Art Soiree, live music including performances from Laissez Foure and Jeremy the Musicador, and delicious food from Clyde’s of Georgetown, 1789 and more.
This year’s participating merchants include: Addison/Ripley Fine Art, A MANO, Bacchus Wine Cellar, The Bean Counter, Buffalo Exchange, Café Bonaparte, Capital Consignment DC, Carling Nichols, Comer & Co., The Dandelion Patch, Darrell Dean Antiques, David Bell Antiques, duo, Easel Hair Studio, Ella-Rue, Frameworks, The French Apartment, Furniture from Scandinavia Gallery, Gallerie Blue Square, Haagen Dazs, Jaryam, ILO, Ipsa, , Macaron Bee, Manny & Olga’s, Maurine Littleton Gallery,  Moss & Co./Catherine Roberts/Oliver Dunn, Nectar Skin Bar, Neptune Fine Art, Patisserie Poupon, Robert Brown Gallery, Rooms and Gardents, Sassanova, Sherman Pickey, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, TARI, TD Bank, Terre de Provence, The Phoenix, Puro Café, Urban Chic and The Magic Wardrobe. A complete list of participating merchants will be continuously updated online at HYPERLINK “
Stylish Georgetown French Market tote bags will be available for $2 each with 100% of the proceeds benefiting The Friends of Book Hill Library for the third year in a row. The bags will be sold at the Georgetown French Market event on Saturday, April 20th at the TD Bank lot. 
The 10th Annual Georgetown French Market takes place in the Book Hill area of Georgetown, located on upper Wisconsin Avenue, NW, between P Street and Reservoir Road. Attendees of the Georgetown French Market can avoid parking and traffic by taking the Circulator from Downtown D.C. or from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metro Stations. The Circulator’s Georgetown-Union Station line takes visitors up Wisconsin to the Book Hill neighborhood. And those who shop a French Market participating merchant between now and April 19th will receive a FREE ride coupon for the Circulator. For more information about the Georgetown French Market, please visit
About the Georgetown Business Improvement District
The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness and overall appeal of Georgetown. Established in 1999 by its property owners and merchants, the Georgetown BID has more than 1,000 members. The organization is located in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, D.C and sets a standard of excellence in preserving historic charm while meeting contemporary needs. From marketing and special events, to transportation and streetscape, the Georgetown BID contributes to the vitality and quality of life in Georgetown. For more information please visit Also connect with Georgetown on Twitter:, Facebook: and YouTube:

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[ 0 ] April 15, 2013


ART BUZZ Jewelry Trunk Show Returns to the District
DC fashionistas and fellas will peruse hundreds of vintage and newly designed jewelry pieces on April 17, 2013 at the ART BUZZ Jewelry Trunk Show at Vera Cruz Gallery. Jewelry pieces for both men and women will be priced at an affordable $15 to $100. Guests can also enter for the chance to win a signature piece from each designer that evening.
Hosted by the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative board members Cher Castillo Freeman and Jade Floyd, along with Ora Nwabueze, owner of Vera Cruz Gallery, the ART BUZZ Remix will raise funds for the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative’s Arts for Every Student Program. Guests will also preview the newest exhibition at Vera Cruz Gallery featuring the work of New York based artist Haruto Imamura.
April 17, 2013
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Vera Cruz Gallery
2108 Vermont Ave. NW (across from 9:30 Club) 
Washington, DC
(U Street/Shaw Metro Stop)
ART BUZZ is designed to showcase the works of DC designers and actively raise funds for the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative’s Arts for Every Student (AFES) program.
AFES provides DC public and chartered schools with access to cultural opportunities throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The DC Collaborative ensures that nearly 30,000 underserved DC public schools benefit from the region’s rich array of arts amenities. They provide free transportation and free tickets to music, dance, and theater experiences; plus trips to The Kennedy Center and museums.
HOW: $10 donation at the door directly benefits the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative; entry includes one drink ticket and light appetizers. Additional alcohol available for purchase. 
Designers include:
· Gail Murdock
· Elizabeth Rothschild
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