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Oh Snap! Catwalk to end cancer

The 2nd Annual Couture for Cure showcases DKNY but is outshined by models- the SURVIVORS!

WATCH NOW: Coverage of the show on WUSA9 TV

Couture for a Cure was founded in 2009 by Bryan Namoff and his wife Nadine below, surrounding Joe Vide’s girlfriend Nicole. The show benefited Vide’s (former DC United player) fight against Hodgkin’s lymphoma and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Supporters Allison Priebe Brooks, Krista Johnson & Heather Halsey

Photo Credit: Vithaya Photography

Oh Snap! The Young & the Guest List

It was rumored to never happen but we’re glad it did. The party to celebrate 250 of DC’s most influential movers ‘n’ shakers under 40.

Upon entering the stunning Washington Club at Dupont (with hot date wusa9’s Lauren Vance) we took our pics against the wall with the wonderful Joseph Allen and Alfredo Flores and were soon ushered into the next room for check-in. That’s where we exchanged double kisses with list-mates Paul Wharton looking fab hair pulled back & the Corcoran’s Rachel Cothran beautiful in a romantic sheath. We also were greeted by  Washington Life publisher John Arundel who told us about the magnificent venue.. a mansion built at the turn of the century by Chicago Tribune Editor Robert Patterson.  Extraordinary I think!  The mansion provided a warm air for the young on the guest list and then some. Among great history walked wonderful fashion and conversation. Events by Andre Wells superbly kept the rich feel of an ages-old establishment while adding touches of modern flair with bright flowers and strategically placed candles. The Asian fusion spread added a cultural taste and the swagalicious gift bags by Moki Media filled with everything from a Badgley Mischka parfum bottle to earrings by Karen Millen and Queen Bee were exciting to open.

All in all I’d have to say making the list is pretty neat— but after this night I think most would agree making the party is even better 😉

See More Party Pictures from the night courtesy Tony Powell of Washington Life Magazine

Ruffle Trio: Aureta Thomollari, Angie Goff in Tashia Senn & Katherine Kennedy (created top from a scarf & ducktape-genius!)

Beauty Queens: The former.. Miss VT Ashley Wheeler, Miss VA Tara Wheeler & Miss DC Kate Marie Grinold

Stopped on the stairway: WL’s Michael Clements, Mark Drapeau & Kelly Collis Fredrick

DC50’s Paul Wharton & designer Tashia Senn (Who styled me in the gold silk jumper for the evening)

Fashionistas: The Corcoran’s Rachel Cothran & Kristin Guiter bookend flower fun friend!

Included in those most lovin’ the Mo-Town band Keri Ann Meslar, Josie Taylor, Lauren Vance

Swag! My favorite find in the bag’s created by Moki Media include petite perfume & jewels by Queen Bee Designs

Oh Snap! Sorority Girls Go WILDFIRE

Like the rose in the summertime a simple email invite to brunch blossomed into a beautiful thing: An AOII reunion. It’s been (cough cough) years since I graduated from George Mason and said farewell to some of my best friends from some of the best years of my life.

How nice it was to see the baby pandas (now with real babies of their own-or on the way) again. What better way to re-light the loyal spark than at WILDFIRE.

The gathering at Tysons Galleria restaurant was perfect for us A-O-Piggies. On the Club Brunch menu… eggs benedict, baked maple french toast, applewood smoked bacon, potatoes and fresh fruit! Executive Chef and frequent 9NEWS guest Steven Lukis got ‘major snaps’ from the sisters. Shout out to my dad (a former IIOA- our sorority’s sweetheart) for playing photographer for all of us again!

Big Order: The New Class

Sweet treat: Thanks Vi for making personalized panda chocolates

Gavel Girls: Former Presidents Eve, Angie, Jennifer, Molley & Erin

New on the menu: Chef Lukis Scramble

Bridges? Sarah, Jo-Elsa, Jenny, Crystal & Avisha

The Party Bus: Erin, Jen, Megan, Teresa, Katy & Mary

More pix and slideshow

Vegetarian: Egg white omelet was specially made for one sister 

Wildfire’s Best!

Greatest Dad

Oh Snap! Cherry Bombs

WASHINGTON, DC (OMG)– The DC release of ‘The Runaways’ starring Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning isn’t out til Friday but some young Washingtonians got a chance to see it early…  and it was the (cherry) bomb!  Apparition Films hosted the cocktails at L2 Lounge before the special screening at the AMC Georgetown.

Watch: ‘The Runaways’ Screening Party

I went to the screening and all YEAH I got the T-shirt! Below: Makeda Saggau-Sackey, Katherine Kennedy, Kristina D’Ambrosio and Carissa Maguire

Guest got pumped over movie promo goodies

[Top right: Ken Suarez, Chandler Ramelli & friend]

Kerry Reichs Writes Again + BIG Kicker

Her mother Kathy’s novels inspired the hit TV showBones so it’s no suprise that Kerry Reichs has some great writing  genes. We caught up with the novelist as she signed copies of her latest book called ‘Leaving Unknown‘ at Gazuza Lounge in NW.

Watch WUSA: Reich’s Book Launch at Gazuza Lounge

The author who spent the summer in China says parts of  her own life can be seen in the book about a girl finding her true self after gettin’ stuck in the middle of nowhere. (insert self here: Kerry you must’ve known I spent two years as a roving reporter lost in I-OH-WA)

[Upper Right: Kerry signs a copy for Steve Baker]

In line:  Charlie I Drink On the Job” Adler and Victoria Michael of VM Public Relations.

‘Leaving Unknown’ is novel #2. The Best Day Of Someone Else’s Life was Reich’s first.

By the bar: Matthew Christian Davis & Tina Cruikshank

The night’s kicker: 2 books down make room for baby. Reichs reveals she’s expecting a boy this summer.

Oh Snap! DC Goes 60's Glam

When you put Twiggy, Lena Horne and Jackie O together it’s like a fashion atomic bomb. There’s so much style it may be hard to contain but DC based high-end designer Tashia Senn manages to keep the collaboration in control with her latest Fall/Winter 2010 collection.

Classy, sassy and even sexy ran rampant at her show held at the Ted Gibson Salon in Chevy Chase. Senn tells OMG “”I know it’s an unusual combination but this was a turning era in fashion and I incorporated these three women unique styles in my current collection.”

What to look for this Fall: an ensemble of high-end evening gown, flirty cocktail dresses, and party-ready jumpers made with Chantilly Lace, Silk Crepe de Sheen, Silk Charmeuse, Silk Chiffon, Silk Duchess Satin, and Wool Cashmere! To see the entire collection by the GWFCC designer visit tashiasenn.com

Watch OMG coverage of Tashia’s show on WUSA9 (CBS) Tuesday at 5:54AM.

Tashia Senn (center) surrounded by models

This exaggerated portrait collar jumpsuit is one of my favorite designs. (Right) Asym Feather Dress

Oh Snap! Tigerlily is fierce

It may be March Madness but Washington got wild about the football stars who turned out to support the ‘Tigerlily Kick-Off for Breast Cancer’. Redskins Jason Campbell, Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston spoke from the heart to a crowd packed Josephine on Vermont. The ladies of the night: Tigerlily founder and breast cancer survivor Maimah Karmo & dentist Dr. Alex Naini who planned the party that will help so many young women from the metro area!
[Pictured Right: Jonathan Norris & Friend]

Dr. Alex Naini, Jason Campbell, Maimah Karmo and Angie Goff

Jose Fernandez and wife Jackie Fernandez 

Kristina D’Ambrosio, Jesse Wilson & Carissa Maguire

Moshe Zusman with Jason Mandel

[Photo Credit: Michael Domingo]

Oh Snap! Celebs, Political Brass at State Dept.

It was a rare scene. UN Foundation President Timothy Wirth couldn’t recall a time when the Ben Franklin room at the State Department was transformed into a photo exhibition for anything. More monumental than the pictures : the cause. The world water crisis brought hollywood stars like Kenna, Lupe Fiasco together with leaders like Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Partnerships Elizabeth Frawley Bagely. The photo exhibit featured the trek up Kilimanjaro in January led by Kenna which included climbers Jessica Biel, Alexandra Cousteau and the UN Foundation’s Elizabeth Gore. It was called “Summit on the Summit” and was meant to raise awareness about the 1 billion people around the world who don’t have access to clean water.

Watch my interview with Lupe Fiasco and Elizabeth Gore on the 9NEWS Morning Show… and climb the mountain with the crew this Sunday when their documentary airs on MTV.

Team of climbers included Emile Hirsch, Lupe Fiasco, Santigold, Isabel Lucas, Alexandra Cousteau, Kick Kennedy, Dr. Greg Allgood, Elizabeth Gore, Bernise Ang, Simon Isaacs, Michael Muller, Jimmy Chin, Jason Walsh, and Melissa Arnot. UN Foundation President Timothy Wirth and Maria Otero also pictured.

Erin Mote, CHF International with independent consultant Michael Fields.

Patty Johnson enjoys photos by Jimmy Chinn

Oh Snap! And the Oscar goes to…

Kevin, Becky, Claudia & Kate

It’s the only Academy sanctioned viewing party in DC. Oscar Night DC 2010 the third year was more glamorous than ever.  You felt amongst stars at the Oscar fitting National Museum of Women in the Arts. My friends fell in love with the champagne glasses lined with honey topped with a fresh sprig of lavender. My guess is that the gorge gowns made for more people watching then Oscar viewing. Sandra, Monique, K. Bigelow and more…  a little acceptance speech for you. We thank you giving us a reason to get decked out, wear uncomfortable kicks, eat fine food and party on a Sunday night. The events proceeds is one of the biggest fundraisers for our area’s Red Cross.
[Pictured right: Kevin Roots, Becky Lee, Claudia Camelia Cotca & Kate Michael]

Mike Carson, Dr. Alex Naini, Angie Goff, Pamela Pressley

Mike, Alex, Angie & Pamela

Russian models Ksusha Belousova & Anna Sizykh strike a pose

Ksusha & Anna

Don Kent & Mercedes LeGrand are ready to toast!

Don & Mercedes

Red Cross volunteer Tesa Leon

Tesa

Emily Nolan rocks the jumpsuit

Emily

Philip Elder & Angela Endicott watch the pre-show

Philip & Angie

Oh Snap! Hanky Panky

Because I know you all look at pictures first anyone who can figure out why Bisnow’s Mike Ponticelli has a personalized Hanky Panky with BM on it please speak up. Boys and girls got their bedroom bedazzle on for Becky’s Fund at the W Hotel. The Pre-Valentine party raised more than brows… it raised a lot of money for Becky’s fight to end domestic violence. Spotted: Nationals President Stan Kasten, Politico’s Kiki Ryan, Style expert  Toni Leinhardt.

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Metromix.comf with Piao Sam, Stephanie Fontenot  

[Photos courtesy of Alfredo Flores/ Metromix: Jayne Sandman, Barbara Martin & Mike Ponticelli, Blaze Dimov and Bojan Peovski flank Becky Lee, Toni Leinhardt celebrates with Lily Mazahery, Piao Sam and friend with Angie Goff who loves Georgetown Cupcake]

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