Talk about an event that lived up to it’s name. “Rock the Look” W Salon Fashion & Beauty Show had some of our area’s beauty queens living on the edge. Guest models included Miss DC Ashley Noel and Miss DC USA Heather Swann. The show was part of the Burke Festival in Virginia!
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5 years and going strong! Congratulations to online magazine KStreetKate for keeping DC in the know of all the great things this city has to offer. The anniversary party was held at the National Press Club.
Reflecting on the last 5 years, founder Kate Michael told the crowd that it’s “a very long time in internet years” and she plans to keep it up. We sure hope so… here’s to looking forward to celebrating 6! Leigh Macdonald contributed to this report.
Pageants are work. A lot of work. We had day one of judging the Miss DC pageant and what an impressive of group of young women we have this year. As someone who enjoys public speaking I have to admit I would be terrified if I was in their shoes. Our panel of judges (6) spent hours grilling the gals on everything from Obama’s healthcare plan and Bachman to fundraising tactics and tech trends. The range of ambition stretched from world renowned opera singer to Middle East global ambassador.
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What are we told to look for? The full package of course: Sharp public speaker with confidence, brains and of course a good look.
“This isn’t a beauty pageant… but it’s not an ugly pageant either, ” one official reminded.
After nearly 4 hours of private interviews with the contestants there is no doubt it’s going to be a very hard decision. There are 3 women who stand out to me at this point but there’s still a lot that can change as the competition continues.
Why don’t you join us for the journey? This Sunday you’ll get the stuff made for TV. Swimsuit, formal gown, talent. It’s happening July 10th at 7pm at The Arena Stage.
The contest starts tonight. My judging duties at Miss DC begin with 5 hours of constant one on one interview with the contestants. 15 women are up for the crown to represent the District at the Miss America Pageant. You can still get tickets to watch the formal pageant this Sunday. Read more…
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Don’t worry… I won’t be mediating anything in a courtroom. Instead, I get to help pick who wears the next crown for Washington!
I never competed in pageants but I have to admit I love watching them. Miss America is especially one of my faves– you’ve got to have a talent to compete in that one. Plus a lot of my girlfriends have competed in the internationally famous competition to include TV gal pals Natasha Curry, Leanza Cornett and Tara Wheeler.
Of course “the interview” is vital. What question would you want me to ask the future Miss DC?
Below, it’s obvious I’m not fit for a crown
Sassy pet expert Wendy Diamond from Animal Fair magazine once again hosted her annual White House Pet Correspondents benefit. Held at Art & Soul on Capitol Hill the evening was dedicated to Pets 2 Vets or P2V– and organization that connects returning veterans with pets to help with daily task and morale. Our gals Sophie & Katherine from TLC show DC Cupcakes were there as well as John McLaughlin. We also so Bo Obama— well kind of!
Sophie, Wendy & Katherine
The Bo Imposter
Former Miss DC Jen Corey and friends
What an inspiring night. 100 spectacular photos of people in our community… survivors, fighters, lovers, performers. All with words in hand ready to send breast cancer a message.
The exhibit at the Atlas Performing Arts Center was presented by Pink Jams and Shoot for Change. Titled “A Thousand Words” the exhibit brought together brave faces of those who’ve been touched by breast cancer.
Hats off to Pink Jams’ Christa Floresca and Shoot for Change’s Walter Grio. The dynamic duo proved we can all think pink through the power of black and white.
Check out some of our friends featured in the exhibit below. We caught up with Kate Marie Grinold, Ashley Estill, Nadine & Bryan Namoff, Jennifer Harlow, Friends of CBCC and Lynda Erkiletian.. who was so kind to give this mommy’s arms a short break
“If everyone gives a thread, the poor man will have a shirt”… That was the motto of the fashionable and philanthropic night! Held at the Westin Arlington Gateway, Threads of Unity was an evening to benefit Fashion for Pakistan Flood Relief. The Pakistanian-inspired, couture fashion show was MC’d by Newseum’s Sonya Gavankar McKay and showcased the Nomi Ansari 2011 collection. The show featured international models and celebrities like Miss DC USA, Heather Swann, with a special presentation by the Technical Amendment Dance Team. The event was managed by Sofia HD and Nauman Chaudhry.
Special thanks to Yulia Mikhalchuk of ShutterBloom for the fantastic photos!
Tuxedos, gowns…and sneakers? Star athletes, fans and philanthropists laced up their sneaks and headed to the National Building Museum on Tuesday to celebrate DC’s best in sports. SneakerBall 2010 honored former University of Maryland basketball player Greivis Vasquez as the Sportsperson of the Year. The gala was put on by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. Full story..
Some notable guests included New Orleans point guard Chris Paul, Suns forward Grant Hill and his father Calvin, singer Ginuwine and his wife Sole, Miss DC Stephanie Williams, Olympic ice skater Michelle Kwan, Olympic gymnastic Dominique Dawes, Redskins’ legend Ken Harvey, Redskins teammates, Capitals players including Nicklas Backstrom and Brook Laich.
By Rachel DeMita, Special to OMG