My FNO Night

Posted on September 13, 2011
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FNO last Thursday was wet and vaguely miserable, but once inside the media party at L2 (well, after I changed from my TOMS to red suede heels – on the red carpet, no less!), and then later at TARI, it was all about toasting to the night and to supporting local business.


Images courtesy Kyle Samperton.

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FNO: exclusive Hu’s Wear + Hu’s Shoes sneak peek

Posted on September 6, 2011
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Hu’s Wear & Hu’s Shoes is established in the hearts and minds of those of us who adore fashion in this city, but more likely than not, the wares have appeared in dreams as opposed to closets. But on FNO, this Thursday starting promptly at 6 pm, both Wear and Shoes will open the coffers of seasons-past designer goodies at a whopping 80% off from designers such as Alexander McQueen, Sonia Rykiel, D2Squared, Cacharel, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sergio Rossi, Proenza Schouler. Racks and racks full, including at least an entire rack of jeans. Over the Labor Day weekend, we stopped in for an exclusive peek, just for you lovelies. Here’s the exclusive sneak peek.

Above, my one of my favorites:
S/S 2011 Martin Grant black and pink colorblock shift
Original: $1175
Sale: $235
Size: xs
Quantity: one



….but I wouldn’t throw this one out of bed either.
Sonia Rykiel glitter dress
Original: $1535
Sale: $307
Size: 38
Quantity: one


Sass & Bide yellow/black/white print leggings
Original: $155
Sale: $31
Size: s
Quantity: one


D2Squared red short strapless dress
Original: $975
Sale: $195
Sizes: 42 44 46
Quantity: 3


D2Squared gray “shredded” sweater
Original: $660
Sale: $132
Sizes: M L XL
Quantity: three



Cacharel pleated burgundy skirt with blue squares
Original: $980
Sale: $196
Quantity: 1


Sergio Rossi
Bright Blue Sandal
Original: $450
Sale: $40
Sizes: 6.5, 7.5 and 9.5
Quantity: 3


Multi-color Cork Wedge
Original: $830
Sale: $166
Sizes: 8.5 and 10
Quantity: 2


Proenza Schouler
Gold Peep-toe Flat
Original Price: $895
Sale Price: $178
Sizes: 9.5, 10
Quantity: 2

Early bird gets the worm.

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What I’ll (and you should) be doing for FNO

Posted on September 2, 2011
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OK…FNO this year is shaping up to be off-the-charts awesome. I have to say, the energy in this city for fashion and the fall event season is buzzing right now, and Georgetown’s work to bring FNO to Washington has been a big part of that excitement.

I’m honored to be a Host Committee member for FNO this year, and starting at 8:30 that night, I’ll be helping guests shop and doling out style advice at TARI. Voted Best Vintage Store in the Washington City Paper’s 2011 Best Of list, TARI stands out for designer vintage and consignment (men’s too!). The owners and event conceptualists Art Soiree have put together a night that will be both glamorous and see-and-be-seen and intimately private, thanks to their outside private lounge and event space, to be revealed that night.

You can shop for free of course, but $20 gets you admission to the outdoor event, complimentary antipasto, and Lambrusco. We’ll be playing La Dolce Vita on the big screen, encouraging playing dress-up and photographing you in your new outfits (oh, and if you end up purchasing something, you get in the event for free). Also, the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador will be onsite, which is just as exciting as it was for me to get to ride in one for my thirteenth birthday (it was ALL I WANTED at the time).

Check out event details and RSVP here. See you there, all you fabulous, sexy Washingtonians!

UPDATE: I’m giving away a pair of tickets to he TARI party! Enter to win by telling me something Italian that knocks your socks off: a particular dish, movie, designer, whatever. We’ll pick the lucky winner Wednesday, September 7 at noon. Good luck!

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