Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’

12 year old jewelry maker writes book

You know that Verizon commercial where Susie turns her lemonade stand into an empire. Well meet the real life little Susie. Her name is Gabrielle Williams and she’s from Prince George’s County. This girl will wow you. She started her own jewelry line at age 7, has already written a book and is also a motivational speaker. Oh and she’s 12! Gabrielle Williams joins me and Aaron Gilchrist on set to talk about following your dream and what she has planned next.

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Survivors Stop Traffick Fashion

Fashion does more than turn heads– it can turn lives around. I was so glad to learn about this new group called Stop Traffick Fashion. STF is an online boutique dedicated to helping survivors of human trafficking and equipping everyday people to fight against modern day slavery. STF sells jewelry, handbags, t-shirts, and other accessories made by survivors of human trafficking. Your purchase helps create a sustainable income for these women, and STF donates a portion of their revenue to the organizations who are working hands on to rescue and rehabilitate victims of exploitation.

StopTraffick is a shop on par with high-end retailers, but what sets it apart is its story. Each product has in-depth information about the women who produced it. Their stories of survival and hope, after lives of desperation and exploitation, invigorate the shop—and those who visit it.

“We hope to give visitors to Stop Traffick Fashion not only stunning, fashionable accessories, but an understanding of how their purchase changes the everyday lives of women rescued from trafficking,” founder of Stop Traffick Fashion Emily Hill said.

To find more about Stop Traffick Fashion—and how everyday people can join the fight against trafficking—visit

Fine Art for as low as $100

Looking for some fine art for the home or the office? The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) will present it’s popular C-Note Art Sale. We’re talking more than 300 pieces of original artwork by notable artists going for as low as $100.

Potential buyers can preview the works available during gallery hours between Sept 9-15th. On Thursday, the 15th at 5pm guests will line up to buy the art right off the walls!

Available artworks include pieces made exclusively for this event by stone sculptor David Petlowany, painter Connie Slack, watercolor artist Dana Ann Scheurer, printmaker Joseph Craig English and fiber artist Candiss Cole. The sale will also feature contemporary ceramic pieces by Ann Batton and Thomas Clarkson, colorful mixed media pieces by local favorites Ann Barbieri, Laurie Fields and Gina Cochran. Sophisticated jewelry pieces by Geoffrey Giles, Caroline Viene, and Erica Zap. As well as exciting hand pulled prints by Stephanie George and Paula Wachsstcok and fantastic photographs by award winning artists Catherine Day, Marie Gruber and Laura Howell.

The sale of the artwork will continue during extended gallery hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 16 – 18, 2011. The fundraiser supports GRACE’s exhibitions, educational programing and the participating artists – many of whom are donating their entire portion of the sale of their work to GRACE.

What: Annual C-Note Art Sale
Who: Greater Reston Arts Center
Where: Reston Town Center – 12001 Market Street, Suite #103, Reston, VA 20190
Preview Artwork: 11am – 5pm Friday, September 9-14, 2011, 11am – 4pm Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sale Begins: 5pm – 8pm, Thursday, September 15
Sale Continues: 11am-8pm Friday, September 16 and 11am-5pm Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September, 18

Cost: Event is free. No tickets required.

Full circle

It’s not quite statement jewelry but it’s not benign either.

I’m really digging this gold oversized circle pendant with a mini circle and gems within. Held together by wrapped wire it has an artisan edge. But it’s not too artsy-fartsy… still has some city trend.I like that the thin gold chain keeps it somewhat simple and easy to wear with casual tops.

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Ann Taylor supports Dress for Success

Dress for Success is teaming up with designer Ann Taylor in DC.

On June 2nd  you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase when you donate a suit or professional separates, purses and jewelry. There will also be a make-up artist offering tips on interview-appropriate makeup and Style for Hire will give styling advice. Refreshments included.

Dress for Success provides suits to disadvantaged women returning or entering the workforce.

“No good deed goes undressed”
Ann Taylor
600 13th Street, NW DC 2005
June 2nd All Day

Political (Girl) Power reigns Newsbabes 2011

Washington newswomen (and Bob!) come together for one night to make an impact in the community.

Click for Newsbabes Bash Photo Gallery

DJ Flounder from DC101 kept the pink party going at the 3rd Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. Held at the Fairmont on M Street, the reception was hosted by more than a dozen DC newswomen.

MORE: Newsbabes Bash WUSA9 Gallery

WATCH: 2011 Newsbabes Bash

WTOP’s Bob Madigan was an honorary host this year- helping us spread the word that men- you too can get breast cancer.The bash helps kick-off DC’s Komen Race for the Cure June 4th.
Guest speakers included Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and DC First Lady Jonice Gray Tucker. Breast cancer survivors DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and FOX News Channel’s Jennifer Griffin wowed the crowd with their inspiring stories. Pictures by Neshan Naltchayan and Manny Fantis.

Party Photos by Metromix DC

  Great Moments

Tickled Pink: Mom & Daughter Fashion Show

Life, Lilly and the Pursuit of Happiness! You could feel the Palm Beach brand’s motto a million times over at Tickled Pink 8… an annual mother-daughter tea held at the Fairmont Hotel on M Street. Biscuits, scones, egg and salmon sandwiches and unlimited mimosas were on hand. We took part in the Lilly fashion show wearing prints provided by The Pink Palm.
MORE: Tickled Pink on WUSA9

Other news mommies who walked the colorful catwalk included 9NEWS’ Lesli Foster and daughter Jordan and NBC4’s Eun Yang and little Carys.  It was Adora’s first fashion show.. and she proved modeling is tough work. The poor baby passed out before our final walk to close the show. Great photos by Kipp Burgoyne, Alex Naini and Lesli Foster.

Tickled Pink on WUSA9 Morning Show

Time to change! 


Andrea and Gabrielle Cecchi

Alex Naini with Allison Priebe Brooks and friends

Lilly’s Lizanne Jeveret with Fairmont’s Diana Bulger

Kere Knapp and Hadley

Our friends at Make A Wish

Carys, Jordan and McClain try to get Adora to smile for the cam

Ann Hand “Fashion for Paws” Bracelet

The Ann Hand Fashion for Paws bracelet is here!

These adorable gold bracelets read, ‘Animals are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.‘  20% of the proceeds will benefit the Washington Human Society.


Pearls of Purpose

What an incredible night. FAIR Fund held it’s annual Pearls of Purpose gala at the City Tavern Club. Hundreds came out and nearly $60,000 was raised in the fight against sex trafficking. Survivors attended too… giving the evening even more strength.

Click to watch my report on WUSA9

Gorgeous jewelry made by survivors of sex trafficking

Favorite: water pearls, crystal cluster

I love handmade jewelry. This piece includes my favorite: the water pearl.Simply gorgeous.. and great way to give a little spark to a solid tee or under a button-up.

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