Making a Cameo at the Elle Party


Angie Goff and the evening’s hero, Chris Reiter

Tonight I went to a rather mysterious party at the home of Jaci and Morris Reid, a veryfabulous DC power couple who live just off New Mexico Avenue. Mysterious because the party was “celebrating” Roberta (Robbie) Myers, Editor in Chief of ELLE, and Heather Vandenberghe, the SVP of Marketing at Louis Vuitton. The invite didn’t say why they were here in DC or being honored, but as it turns out, the magazine and luxury brand will hold a fashion show with Reid in October. Jaci, as it turned out, suffered a stroke in June, and seems to be recovering well.

The excitement of the evening came in the form of a female guest who lost her balance next to a teetery cocktail table and went down with it and my red velvet Georgetown Cupcake (dinner: two cupcakes and a piece of salmon sushi). Muleh’s Chris Reiter (above, with WUA9’s Angie Goff), gallant and nattily dressed to boot, dashed over to right her.

Robbie Myers was thin and beautiful, with her hair up in her signature ‘do. Upon meeting me, she inquired as to the origin of each thing I was wearing (uhhh…thrift, flea, Filene’s!) before confessing that her (white, sleeveless) dress was “three seasons old.” The horror!

Robin Givhan, who’s now living near Union Station, was there too (I love her – I’m such a dorky fan). We talked about the CNN show we taped together in January – apparently she never saw it either. She later left to walk her dog.

Sorry I don’t have much to offer in terms of photos. (I have really gotten terrible at taking photos at these things. A clutch, a drink, a camera – too much!) I promise to make that up tonight, at a screening of The September Issue, hosted by Gilt Groupe founders Alexis and Alexandra. Can’t wait to see this movie!! It officially opens in DC September 11, I think – I’ll keep you posted…


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