This Weekend: The Front Row fashion events galore

Posted on May 19, 2010
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All kinds of fun and fashionable things happening this weekend (starting tomorrow) in Bethesda during the second annual The Front Row event. I’m particularly interested to see Tinsley Mortimer in the flesh, for some reason I don’t really understand (Does she stand with her legs crossed just so, like at all times? What’s up with her and Topper? aaahhh RIP Park Avenue Peerage). Check out the full roster of parties and in-store events to attend, including a book signing with author Jill Kargman hosted by Sharon Bradley, Sabrina Clopton, Susanna Quinn and Ashley Taylor – our city’s very own Very Blonde Socialite.

Full event listing and RSVP requirements here.

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Might as well Jump.

Posted on May 19, 2010
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Marion Cotillard’s Lefranc Ferrand jumpsuit at Cannes has officially kicked my recent jumpsuit obsession into overdrive. Also loving the rockabilly-swoop hair mashed up with a classic french twist. Elegant and badass, all at once.

{image via JustJared}

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Come Undone

Posted on May 10, 2010
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I’m so intrigued by the Marina Abramovic performance show at MoMa right now. The museum is documenting the faces of visitors during the part in the exhibition where they sit across from the artist and stare at her as she stares back. Interestingly, this makes a number of people cry. I can’t stop staring at some of these images, which are fascinating in their own right. Each face is so unusual and beautiful. If anything, a reminder that extraneous makeup can be truly unappealing.



Images via Marina Abramovic Made Me Cry via the MoMa Flickr stream.

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WHAD: Capitol File After-Party Recap

Posted on May 4, 2010
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I was a little underwhelmed by the Capitol File party (presented by Microsoft Bing! – yes, exclamation point – and Renaissance Hotels). Maybe it was because I was standing around in the press area for a lot of it waiting for ScarJo to show up in her light-pink cupcake dress (which I’m sorry, I sort of love…I think she’s too adorable to do any wrong). She didn’t show, but Gayle King, Kim Kardashian, Ashley Judd, Tory Burch, Wolf Blitzer, Chris Matthews, Bobby Flay and Desiree Rodgers all did (Rodgers in a short red Jason Wu frock; she snuck around the step-and-repeat!) Anyway, I think I was just not in the mood, because everyone on the dance floor seemed to be having a blast. The locale (The Mayflower) was gorgeous, there were petits fours and a huge chocolate display from Edward Marc Chocolatiers and swag bags.

As for the dresses from the weekend…as of today I’ve seen a bunch of slideshows of everyone who attended, and I thought Jessica Alba looked amazing. I loved how gussied up Helen Thomas got in her pink satin. Thought the First Lady rocked that red dress like nobody’s business. And – looking to her and to Tory Burch, among others – it appears that big, jeweled doorknocker earrings are back.



Tory Burch


Ashley Judd looked lovely in a white eyelet dress



DC Real Housewife-to-be Mary Amons


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