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The Dry Land: America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama in DC

America Ferrera in DC talks about her film The Dry Land at the Naval Heritage Center

Watch the Report: Angie reports on ‘The Dry Land’ screening on WUSA9

 Lanmark Technology’s Lani Hay with Erwin Gomez

Video recap from the night with interviews with America, Wilmer and film director Ryan Piers Williams
Video by L.I.A.M. Productions, LLC

The event was presented by The Creative Coalition in partnership with Lani Hay, of Lanmark TechnologyBlue Star Families and Maya Entertainment.

NY Socialite Tinsley Mortimer In Town, Talks Feeling TALL

We sent OMG’s Erica Moody to Bethesda Row to cover The Front Row fashion event where Virginia native turned New York socialite Tinsley Mortimer appeared.

Tinsley (star of the CW’s High Society) showed us her kicks admitted she had NO IDEA how high her stilettos were.

 She also dished about DC fashion and why she decided to return to the area. More to air on the WUSA9 Morning Show Wednesday!

Tinsely: “I just get the tall girl feeling!” 

 Tinsley on looking luxury for less and visiting home… well kind of

Oh Snap! State of Style on the Hill

The  State of Style Awards on Capitol Hill, honoring fashion legend Fern Mallis.

WATCH: Angie’s WUSA- TV Report on ‘State of Style Awards’

Fern Mallis received the Elements of Fashion Legacy Award during the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce‘s first annual ‘State of Style Awards’ at the Hart Senate Building. Following the awards a panel including Mallis and local designers Tala Rassi, Tashia Senn and Evelyn Brooks discussed DC fashion issues on industry, politics and resources. The State of Style Awards recognize leaders and emerging professionals making a difference in the fashion industry here in Washington. Spotted: WaPo’s Robin Givhan, DC Councilmenber Michael Brown, philantrhopist Amanda Polk, designer/advocate Lara Miller. Pictures by: Vithaya Photography

GWFCC’s Ingrid Rios, Christine Brooks-Cropper with Angie Goff, Fern Mallis, Tashia Senn

Designer Tala Rassi was on the panel

Timur Tugberk, Alex Naini and Emily Nolan attend

Amanda Polk & Ingrid Rios award Evelyn Brooks

Clinton Portis' Mansion Hosts Fashion Bloggers

Redskin Clinton Portis kindly let new DC fashion bloggers Jennifer Fisher and Portia Hood borrow his hot Mclean pad for their launch party. More than 300 guests including WUSA9’s Brett Haber, Ski Johnson and Kate Michael attended the launch of ‘Fashion Delegate’. FD showcases rising designer stars like Tashia Senn and celebrates DC fashion trends and finds. [Photos: Vithaya Photography]

America’s Next Top Model finalist Bianca Chardei’Cynne’ Simpson, Tashia Senn join FD bloggers Portia Hood in white and Jennifer Fisher on far right.

Watch Coverage of the Launch Party on WUSA9 TV Below

 Portis gets big props for a patio like this

Nap time?

WUSA’s Brett Haber

The bar inside

Local Anchors Take It All Off

Oh I hate to say it Hoda and Kathie Lee but OMG was so ahead of the bare-face game! Check out one of my early blog posts from June 2008— nearly 2 years ago! I asked three local news anchors I know to show us their make-upless faces… I did it too! See you for yourself. A blast and gasp from the past:

disclaimer: it’s a cut and paste from old blog so excuse the inconsistent fonts.


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Their MAKE-UP that is!

Today three TV newswomen and myself fearlessly reveal our bare faces to show how makeup, the right lighting and a great photographer DOES make a difference. Talk about some REAL face time.

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A photographer took our promo pics last year.  As soon I got mine back, I said to our creative director, “Wow, look at what a little makeup can do!”  His response:  “It’s not the makeup, Heather, it’s the lighting and composition.”  Ouch. But, he’s right.  The right lighting and depth can make wrinkles disappear.   A little photoshop can do wonders too!



1998.  The last time a make-up artist helped me with my on-camera make-up.  I was an intern at WTSP,  ready to start anchoring for “Florida Focus”, the student run, PTV broadcast. The in-house artist instructed me, “Get some (MAC Studio Fix) C3.  Put that around your eyes.  And some C4 for the rest of your face.”  There weren’t any MAC counters around at the time.  I had to hunt down a  department store carrying it and called, I think someplace in Chicago.  Someone also introduced me to Lipglass.  From there I figured it out on my own.A lot of anchorwoman are models, former models, perhaps pageant winners.  Instructed at the start of age six about how to wear make-up.  The closest I ever came to modeling was a gig in college for Hawaiian Tropic.  Outfitted in a swimsuit, with a bucket of tanning lotion samples, I trekked up and down Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches.  My hair pulled up and twisted on top of my head.  My make-up consisted of Hawaiian Tropic SPF 30 lip balm and Faces SPF 30.  After cutting my hair for the coveted Florida Focus newscast, I met my boss in a Tampa Palms parking lot to retrieve some frisbees.  Dismayed she goes, “You cut your hair.” I will never cut my hair that short again.  Variations of the pony-tail, when not at work, RULE!  Thank you women of CNN for bringing back long hair!  Still, even though I only put make-up on if I’m heading out Saturday night, people here, not really used to seeing me without make-up.  An exception the ladies who work the gym desk. And they still rave, “You look so different!”  Any other random encounter, out of my work clothes, sans the make-up, hair in a pony-tail, prompts a reaction similar toblog post photo spotting a spaceship.  Monday I intercepted this e-mail.
I don’t mean to be inappropriate in saying this and I hope you don’t take it any other way than as a simple compliment. I saw you at the coffee shop Wednesday dressed in your workout clothes.  Your conversation with Matt made me think I should recognize you.  I didn’t. I just wanted to say that I like your casual look from yesterday.  I much prefer beauty in it’s most basic form and yours impressed me enough to do something stupid and highschool-ish like send you an email about it.  Sheesh. Have a great day,

So, don’t think our jobs are glamorous.  We do our own make-up; in small
markets, after lugging 40 pounds of camera equipment around a city. Adventures that sometimes take us, as Angie can attest to, the county landfill. The most delightful part is, we share a dressing room. co-ed. So, during the daily, daunting task, there’s also a lot of tooth paste flying, gossiping, venting … around a sports guy shaving… all before you get kicked out because the weather guy needs to change his pants. It’s the only position, acceptable to show up, on a daily basis for work@ 2p.m. without it.  Then, take 10 minutes out of company time, to put it on!

ALICIblog post photoA ROMAN, WEATHERCASTER WISH-TV, Indianapolis

Ok…. so here is the deal. When Angie asked me to send her a picture of me, one with makeup one without… I was like, “ok I can do this, I don’t think I look THAT bad al natur-el” But, I was wrong…. more like al natur-shiney-el. Haha. (as you can see).I was the girl in high school whose best friends were my compact and lipstick!  It went as far as this, whenever I forgot either at home, I would (I am almost embarrassed to say) call my mother to bring it in for me!!! Yes, I had done that quite a few times. I understand we are on television and have to look as close to perfect as possible, but not everybody has a PERECT day….  I have had my share of these days. (That’s when I tell the floor camera operators to zoom way out!) I have two semi-funny stories about my make-up mishaps and they both include…. LIPSTICK on TEETH! Ha. The first was when I was working at WHIZ-TV in Zanesville, OH; at the time I was trying to get my current job at WIS-TV. The News Director at WIS asked me to record one of my shows at WHIZ-TV so she could see my interaction with the co-anchor and of course my personality and presentation. So, I wore my best suit and did my hair and make-up as best as I could but I went a little crazy with this ooey-gooey lipstick. I told my co-anchor to let me interact with her as much as possible so that I could show my personality for the tape I was about to make. Somehow I managed to get this gross brownish red lipstick all over my front teeth. While I was talking (remember this is live TV) I kept seeing her try so hard not to laugh at my teeth and started to write something down for me to read. (she was writing a note to let me know about my teeth) Since I am the reining giggle queen, I would blog post photoNOT look at her or what she wrote.  I wanted to do my best and not laugh so I could use this show to send to my potential employer. Finally, during a commercial, she told me what happened and after the show I reviewed the tape and it was not that noticeable. Not so bad…right? The second story happened just a few months ago at WIS-TV, during the Holidays. We have this segment called “Sounds of the Seasons” where many different church organizations as well as schools, come play or sing Christmas music. On this particular day, an elementary school came by to play and while I was standing in front of the Chroma wall to have my camera shot adjusted for the 5 o’clock show, the director popped me up on our large screen television that we have in our studio. When the camera operators adjust you they have to zoom in on your face, to focus I guess, and then they zoom back out.  I was talking to the children in the studio during this “adjustment” and my face popped up on the large TV screen magnifying the lipstick that was over my teeth. They all started laughing and I did as well.  Thankfully, I don’t get embarrassed too easily.


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This is me EVERY morning before I paint my head as I like to often say. My husband likes to call me “clown face” when I meet him in public right after work. In this world of HD you have almost no choice but to try to cover every nook and cranny. You try your best and you finally have to realize you can’t please them all. When I worked at ET I was on a shoot with Jamie Lee Curtis and I remember she told me in TV and film she learned from her folks early on that lighting is everything. You hear it all the time about models and celebrities- oh she’s airbrushed- or they have “Oprah” lighting on the set to make them look so fabulous and you know what 99% of the time IT’S TRUE. So, I hope you don’t believe everything you see ladies. A lot of work goes into what turns up in mags and on the tube. For a little motivation here’s a read I enjoyed in O! that calls on women to start Beauty Revolution. I found it inspiring when needing a hand in fending off those insecure feelings we’ve all come across when it comes to our looks.

Me, shot in the studio and touched up with a little help from adobe PS ha!


DC's Whitney Cummings Tapes Comedy Central

Georgetown native Whitney Cummings returns to DC to tape a sold-out Comedy Central TV special.  See the WUSA9 Story.

Ambassador Atticus for Arthritis

You heard me right. My beloved crooked-tail lab represented canines across the metro at the big 2010 Arthritis Walk on the Mall.

Atticus was this year’s pet ambassador for the Doggy Arthritis Walk. Last year our vet found initial signs of arthritis in his elbow. Since then we’ve taken steps by giving him a joint pill everyday and monitoring his weight with dog diet food. Shout out to little Goff, Jenny Kim for taking Atticus to the walk since I was out of town. I heard he met a DFF .. another precious yellow lab named Oliver! Congrats to all the walkers who helped raise more than $100,000 for arthritis research! Tune in Tuesday to WUSA9 TV’s Morning Show for an event recap!

Oh Snap! Wedding in West Point

Susan and Matt Longley in Bellevue, Virginia May 8, 2010

I had the pleasure of visiting West Point Virginia for the first time. It’s the home of 3 rivers, 2 bridges, 1 special place. It’s perhaps most special to my dear friend Susan Rabil who wed her soul mate Matthew Longley there.  It’s a quaint little town that thrives off a paper milled. On May 8th it played home to quite a party.  The reception was held at the gorgeous Bellevue estate in Bellevue Virginia. We sipped lemonade in mason jars and found our seat assignment planted in real grass.

SUPERSTITION: On the right is a pictuer of Susan digging for a bottle of Jack. They buried it months ago as a good luck charm so that it wouldn’t rain. Legend has it it is if it does you drink it… if it doesn’t you pass it on to the next person in the family who’s getting married. We got wind… no rain and despite a couple guests attempts to crack the bottle.. it stayed sealed tight.

Other highlights included Georgetown Cupcakes in leu of cake. I also loved getting together with all the AOIIS… three… Kristina, Kinsey and Alicia were in Susan’s wedding.  One of the biggest emotional moments… when Susan danced with her grandfather, Fred.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the tent.


Newsbabes Bash Blows Up, More than 500 Attend

16 Washington newswomen from different backgrounds, different stations stand together for one night to make an IMPACT!

[Sitting: Laura Evans, Andrea Roane, Sandra Endo, Cynne’ Simpson, Brianna Keilar 2nd Row: Hillary Howard, Anita Brikman, Shawn Yancy, Lesli Foster, Pamela Brown, Lindsay Czarniak, Eun Yang, Sue Palka, Angie Goff, Alison Starling Not Pictured: Rebecca Cooper]

None of us expected the turnout we got. More than 500 people courteously crowded into the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown for the 2nd Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. We squeezed Ambassador Nancy Brinker and DC First Lady Michelle Fenty into Degrees for their shared remarks. We were blessed to have them along with the so many men, women and media in pink who pitched in for this year’s Race for the Cure

Watch coverage of the pink packed night on WUSA9 TV Below:

183010: Sylene of Washington Gift Certificate
183227:Sylene of Washington Gift Bag
183060: Georgetown Skin – Dr. Howard Brooks – 3 months of Latisse
183005: Georgetown Skin – Dr. Howard Brooks – Botox and Juvederm package
183226: Dinner for Two at West End Bistro

We raised thousands. Stay tuned for the final tally and more media coverage! Special thanks to MIX 107.3’s Tommy McFly who broadcasted live and worked overtime to get us this video early on!

Mother's Day Portraits benefit Children

An artful way to save memories and children!

On the heels of Mother’s Day, a special tribute to moms and their daughters. Peacock Cafe in Georgetown hosted the opening night of ‘Mothers to benefit The Children’s Law Center.‘ The collection includes portraits of 7 mothers and their children, like Micky Farivar and daughters Ava and Ella Rose. Artist Don Patron will generously give proceeds from his art to The Children’s Law Center. Contact The Peacock Cafe’ if interested in getting your portraits done for charity.

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