…not in dated order:
The District Sample Sale Thursday, September 16 starting at 5:30. It’s back – and it keeps getting better and bigger each season. The event pulls in thousands for children’s and women’s charities, and this year’s beneficiary is George Washington Hospital’s Mammovan, the area’s only mobile mammography unit. At this moment, only about 10 $100 VIP tickets are left. They’re pricey, but you do get the best access to the goods. Other than that, your best bet is to buy a $40 general admission ticket, leave work early, and camp out to be as close to the front of the line as possible.
All You Can Grab Bag Sale at It’s All Good August 29 at noon. More than a lot of me wants to keep this all to myself, because the idea is that you pay $10, get a bag, and stuff it with as much as you can (including these awesome size 6 Franco Sarto boots). I have fond memories of the bag sales at the Stonewall Jackson Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop growing up in Lexington, and to this day, there’s nothing better than a triumphant thrifting trip. The event is being billed as a teen back-to-school event, so to all the Mileys out there, be warned: I’m older and I have more experience.
First-ever Bloomingdale’s Outlet opening this Friday at Potomac Mills. From 9:30-10 am, all the Bloomie’s VPs and assorted corporate folks will be on hand to celebrate with a ribbon-cutting, refreshments and local entertainment from Urban Nation H.I.P.-H.O.P. Choir. If you’re interested in snagging some affordable new clothes for fall, this should be exciting news. The store’s hours will be Monday-Saturday from 10-9 and Sundays from 11-6.
Fashion’s Night Out evening of September 10. Fashion’s Night Out is a global initiative created by American Vogue, the CFDA, NYC & Company, and the City of New York to celebrate fashion and boost the industry’s economy. But now Washington and a bunch of other cities are officially getting in on the fun. The entire Georgetown shopping district will be a part from 6-11, with more than 60 stores offering discounts, free drinks, gifts with purchase, trunks shows and special appearances. Cirque du Soleil performers from OVO will be taking to the area’s streets to give away tickets to see the show, Washington Post Express and FW‘s Jenn Barger and Katherine Boyle will host a fashion chat at The Proper Topper, Urban Chic will host a Halston Heritage trunk show, and as one of the event hosts I’ll be….well, doing something taking shape now to be unveiled later. You can also snap up a FNO tote for $10, 100% of proceeds going to Labels for Love, the DC-based charity helmed by DC Real Housewife Mary Amons. Details on FNO Georgetown here.
Over at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie from 6-9, listen to a live performance by local band US Royalty, who will play songs from their new album out in October, a Fall Lafayette 128 runway show with designer Edward Wilkerson, a design-your-own-cupcake bar, Bobbi Brown makeovers, a digital photobooth, W Hotel lounge and giveaways, and with every $25 donation to The Trust for the National Mall, a chance to open and win one of three Tumi suitcases filled with prizes.
We did a scavenger hunt at the Phillips Collection Jason Wu/Robert Ryman event the other night, and everyone had to ask me “who” I was wearing. I must have educated at least 300 people on the line. I deserve a new dress.
Images of the inspiration boards Jason Wu used while coming up with his collection for the fall TSE collection were sent over in advance of the event tonight – interesting that the placement of the images on the boards is the focus; it’s not cluttered with swatches and it’s not collage-style like you’ll often see. I love how clean and spare they are, just like the collection.
Kristen Lee and I were separated at birth. Note to self: obtain vat of bleach.