Fashion-y Things Tonight & This Weekend

Posted on September 17, 2009
Filed Under Events, Only in Washington | 1,427 Comments


Tonight, indie NY designer Caycee Black shows off her Fall 09 collection at Hu’s Wear in Georgetown. Props to trendcasting owner Marlene Hu Aldaba for snapping up talent before they get big – Black’s site is still coming soon.

Evite - FASHIONBS LAUNCH 9-18-09

Tomorrow, there’s a launch party for a new local podcast venture, Fashion BS.


And out yonder-way in Tyson’s this weekend, a slew of fashionable happenings including tonight’s panel on luxury, marketing, and the Web, and on Saturday, all-day fashion presentations and an appearance by friendly fashion arbiter Tim Gunn. Go to

« go backkeep looking »

Sunday Afternoon Plans

Posted on September 11, 2009
Filed Under Events | 36,785 Comments


Fashion Week for the Spring 2010 collections is in full swing in New York. If you won’t make it to the tents at Bryant Park, we invite you to the roofdeck at Marvin.

Join us for EAST!
an afternoon pop-up party to preview artist KEYA’s Spring // Summer 2010 silk kaftan collection

Enjoy a fine fall afternoon on the Marvin roofdeck with exotic seasonal cocktails from Jake Worth, live DJ music, and a preview of artist/designer KEYA’s ‘Eco Chic’ silk collection. Door donations and bar sales will benefit Ekta Community Projects, while a portion of proceeds from KEYA sales will benefit green hand skills in India and The Internally Displaced Persons Project in Sri Lanka.

Sunday, September 13
Marvin roofdeck
3 – 6 p.m.
$10 suggested donation
See/RSVP to the event on Facebook or just come!

Presented by Project Beltway and The Dunes, an event concept company that conceives of and hosts charitable functions that showcase talented DC-area artists, designers, and musicians.

About Keya:
Keya Naomi Balasundaram is an artist and designer whose work blends the ethnic antiquity of the East with the modern sensibility of the West. After a decade of traversing through the Silk & Spice Routes of the East, Keya has emerged with a design philosophy that advocates a stylish, sustainable and fair lifestyle. Born in New Delhi, India and raised in the D.C. Metro area, Keya currently works as a freelance artist/ designer and is working towards launching an ‘Eco Chic’ collective, Naomi David, focused on promoting young artists from the East and keeping green hand skills alive.

« go backkeep looking »

Fashion’s Night Out Tonight – two more options

Posted on September 10, 2009
Filed Under Shopping Events & News | 22,056 Comments

Fashion's Night Out 2-1email

If you can’t make it up to Chevy Chase for the Neiman Marcus party, head on over to one of these parties in two fun ‘hoods in the District. First up: a party at Muleh featuring PB fave designer Paula Mendoza and her amazing, earthy-meets-luxe baubles, perfect for fall. While you’re there, check out the other stores nearby all staying open late, with various sales and treats. Redeem will show a new line of bags from George Gina & Lucy and fall looks from new designer Kai-aakmann, while Rue14 will showcase indie designer Yunhi.


And over in Georgetown, indie designer Hayley Starr drops in at Wink to show off her very pretty, very versatile “infinite” dresses (I went to a trunk show of hers at a private home here what seems like a billion years ago). If you’re a fan, snap this style up now: she’ll be switching fabrics for the dress soon, and while details seem to be under wraps at the moment, we hear the designer is working on a new line.

« go backkeep looking »

Red, White and Health Care

Posted on September 10, 2009
Filed Under Only in Washington | 1,183 Comments


Photo via CNN


Photo via CBS

Last night, when I wasn’t marveling at the way Michelle Obama can wear a cupcake-frosting-pink skirtsuit – and matching hi-beam lip gloss – and look both ladylike and in charge, I was distracted by the nonverbal message being sent by the tableau front and center stage. The President, along with VP Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and, unmistakably, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were all wearing what would appear to be the various elements of Old Glory: red, white, and blue to be sure, but even the stars, in the form of the Speaker’s oversize pearls, and stripes in the President’s tie. With so much pressure on getting this plan passed, the outfits had to speak louder than the words (the President’s, and, as it turned out, Rep. Wilson’s). Make no mistake: these outfit choices were carefully curated as a way to tell viewers back home: this plan is the right plan for America.

« go backkeep looking »