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

Friday, September 2, 2011


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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11 Comments so far
  1. Marta September 2, 2011 7:51 pm

    A perfect glass of dolcetto!

  2. Kimberly September 6, 2011 2:04 pm

    Handmade gnocci that literally melts in your mouth…mmm..

  3. Catherine September 7, 2011 7:37 am

    My vintage Ferragamo boots that are made with cognac leather and belonged my mother. I’ll even wear them to the party if I win (and it’s not raining)!

  4. Joy September 7, 2011 8:48 am

    I fell in love with Italy with “Roman Holiday”. Watching Gregory Peck & Audrey Hepburn romping around Rome! Sigh… an absolutely lovely movie! I can watch it endlessly while sipping on a Bella Sera Pinot Grigio – absolute bliss!

  5. Lea September 7, 2011 8:49 am

    My Italian grandmother, Nana, always said “confident women wear hats.” She loved accessories and still to this day, I love to wear her vintage hats and costume jewelry!

  6. Amina September 7, 2011 9:00 am

    Cavalli, Cavalli, Cavalli! In fact, check out his fabulous costume designs in medieval comedy, Virgin Territory.

  7. nina September 7, 2011 10:55 am

    Missoni = eterno … Amazing pattern on pattern that can’t be duplicated. Pucci has pattern covered, and Valentino knows color but, the perfect combination of the two is Missoni tmieless pieces that truly don’t go out of style.

  8. rachel September 7, 2011 11:09 am

    How in the world am I supposed to pick only one of you (and additional thanks to those who emailed their comments)?! These responses are fabulous. Lea, your grandmother’s Italian perspective on confident women is inspiring: you win the tickets! Maybe you’ll wear a hat tomorrow night?

    I hope ALL of you come, because I’d really really (really) love to meet all of you and play dress-up together.


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