Posts Tagged ‘dress’

Feeling Frozen in Fall

We went to see Disney on Ice’s Frozen and it was fantastic! I loved how it told the story of Elsa and Anna from start to finish. It was a nice surprise to see some of the other Disney Princesses off the top (Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Rapunzel) along with Mickey and Minnie. Adora LOVED that!

Like any ice show the toys and sno cones and photos are pricey but if you go there knowing that you won’t be too shocked. The key is getting there early or leaving a few minutes early when you know it’s gonna end. This is perfect time to get the face painting done– which is quick and beautiful. 2 hours is a long time for a kiddo so leaving at intermission isn’t a bad idea if they’re getting ancy. The ice-conic “Let it Go” rounds out the first half and that’s what most little girls and boys wanna hear and see anyways. Really enjoyed seeing the show with my sis and her kids too.











Cartridge Couture

Did you know the FIRST dress to be made via a 3-D printer was done 10 years ago. It was known as the Drape Dress. An industrial engineer from the Netherlands created the 3D printable fabric back in the 90’s. He teamed up with Dutch designer.. Janne Kyttanen and this dress was born. The year was 2000.

I came across this after looking up Kyttanen. I had seen her new 3-D printed platform shoes. I tweeted them out– one person replied they looked like high-end crocs. They kinda do.

Then while reading WIRED I came across another Dutch designer named Iris Van Herpen. Her creations with 3-D printers are extraordinary. She’s not just doing this because she can… but because she really wants to find a way to integrate the new material into stuff people will really wear. “Code you can wear” is what she  calls it. So I guess the question is… if this printable fabric does become more popular.. who’s gonna wear it? After all some big brands are toying with the idea not because it’s cool.. but because it allows them to customize better. Check out the New Balance shoes below.

It’s Inauguration Day!

Tweeted photo by @anthonyquintano

The energy is electric out here in DC! If you are doing ANYTHING Inauguration related please let me or NBC4 know. I’ll be working all day on finding the best in Social Media to share on TV. This is how you can help and be part of NBC’s coverage:

· Use #InaugurationDC
· Include @NBCWashington or @ohmygoff if you can

· MUST tweet @nbcwashington or send me a video link. Don’t send actual video to email.

· Share with NBCWashington by using #dcgram in caption field

· We will have an Inauguration Pinterest board. Send GREAT pix for this via twitter. We’ll curate it and it may end up on the news. I’ll be working on Social Media reports for broadcast.


We also want to know the fun stuff lookin ahead. What you think the First Lady will wear tonight at the Inaugural Ball? We’ve got some guesses from style experts in town. Stylist April Yvonne provides us a nice analysis here. Today anything Inaugural goes! Be part of the conversation!

If you’re not gonna be down in the city.. here’s a cheat sheet on how you can watch the Inauguration events all day with NBC News!

See you on-air!


Weddings: Big dress trunk show

Carine’s Bridal Atelier is about to host one of it’s biggest shows, The Bliss by Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 Trunk Show!

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The trunk show will take place September 27th through the 29th and provides a special incentive for the attending brides. Appointments are necessary. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the store at 202-965-4696, or email

Easter pictures

Based off my experience taking Adora to see Santa I decided the Easter Bunny at the mall would probably not be a good idea just yet. What I do know is that my daughter loves hugging anything soft… stuffed animals, pillows and our yellow lab Atticus. When I heard about Heartsight Photography’s live bunny photos I signed up. I still wasn’t sure how Adora would do but she was what you would call picture perfect. We met photographer Lucia and her assistant at a park in Ashburn and within 10 minutes we had a baby, a bunny and a lot of happy giggles. I can’t wait to see the pictures. The only thing not planned was a wardrobe malfunction 1 hour before the shoot. While building a pillow fort Adora’s dress got caught on a trunk in my living room. It tore a huge whole down the left side of her Easter dress. Thank goodness for photoshop!

Cost Couture: COSTCO’s wedding gowns are here

I tweeted a while back that COSTCO was carrying wedding gowns- designer ones in fact. Couture dresses by Kirstie Kelly start at 40% off retail. Gowns going for less than $1,000.

PHOTOS: See the dresses

Are you a bride-to-be on a budget? Check out Costco’s series of trunk show making it’s way through Northern VA.

Kirstie Kelly Trunk Show at COSTCO
Aug 4- Aug 7th
14390 Chantilly Crossing Ln
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 885-5541

One of my fave’s from Kelly’s collection



For the dress fanatic

Bridesmaids, mothers of brides, and even guests, social butterflies listen up! Carine’s Bridal Atelier is now selling designer evening wear too.
The couture bridal boutique known for it’s gorgeous dresses now has a line of gowns fit for a bridesmaid or gala-goer.
Carine will kick off wedding parties, galas, and balls with a collection from the Monique Lhuillier, ML line and Theia. She’ll also carry a special Holiday Evening Wear collection from these two lines starting in October.  I love the bronze Monique Lhuillier in the middle below– trying to convince the little sister to choose that for the bridesmaids!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:Carine’s Bridal will hold a special Trunk show from September 6th until the 12th. There will be a showcase of collections and a 10% discount.

Mikea Turner contributed to this report.

Designer Wedding Dress Sample Sale

Dress alert for Brides-to-Be: Carline’s Bridal Atelier is having a Sample Sale! It’s a one day only sale will happen on Sunday June 26th from 10a.m.-2p.m.  They’re located in Georgetown at 1726 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC.

Designer Wedding gowns Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Melissa Sweet, Karl Lagerfeld, Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Lee, Reem Acra and more will be priced as low as $999, $1,299, $1,499, $1,899 and $2699- marked down from original retail prices ranging from $2,950 to $8,450. That’s between 30%-75% Off.

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Remember all sales are final! It’s also 1st come, 1st served! Dress sizes range from 8-10. Carline’s accepts all payment EXCEPT Discover Card.

Wedding dress shopping

We were SO excited to go with our bride-to-be Heather Brown wedding gown shopping!  She found one she really liked and we did too. Picture? Of course we’re not gonna show you. All I can say is that she looked beautiful. While at the boutique some really pretty sashes caught our eyes. I also found a great look for any future M.O.B. Following some gown gazing… a revisit to our good ole’ days together down South. The BBQ Fest was going on at Madison Square Park.. and despite the rain the scene wasn’t anything less than porkfection.


The winning outfit

You voted… I rented! The off-white floral couture dress won out by a big margin. I wore the pink ombre Bacall earrings. Those sneaks belong to our beloved Bob Madigan

Photos by Manny Fantis and Daniel Swartz,

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