DC went Hollywood-Glam as the American Red Cross hosted Washington’s only Academy-sanctioned viewing party for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. The black-tie affair, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, is a major fundraising event for the National Capitol Region Red Cross. Guests enjoyed complementary hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a luxury big-screen TV viewing of the Oscars. Missed the show? WUSA9 has a recap of the winners HERE!
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Jill Kargman admits that the word ‘nut‘ is meant to be playful and comedic; it is a word that relates to memories from when she was a ‘little girl.’ Now that Kargman is ‘all grown up,’ she is traveling the country and sharing life’s memories in her newest book, Sometimes I Feel Like A Nut. The bestselling author visited Bethesda Row’s Ginger for a special launch and signing of her ’nutty’ memoirs. The host committee included some of Washington’s most prominent women like Sharon Bradley, Mary Haft, Michelle Jaconi, Stacy Kerr, Norah O’Donnell and Susanna Quinn.
‘The word memoir always feels so dark and heavy, like you had limbs chopped off or something. But this is more of a comedic take… It’s for the MTV generation.’ – Jill Kargman
“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!
Cupid’s arrow reached the hearts of children in need, as over 600 Washingtonians stripped down for Cupid’s Undie Run 2011. This year’s race raised over $50,000 for The Children’s Tumor Foundation - the world’s largest non-government organization dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF). In the spirit of Valentine’s day and amidst the chilly weather, runners put on their flashiest, funniest, sexiest and most stylish undies and took off for a 1.1 mile run from Pennsylvania Ave. to the historic U.S. Capitol Building and back. The post-race party was held at the Pour House Restaurant & Bar, where runners enjoyed giveaways, prizes for outstanding costumes and top fundraisers, and some adult beverages and munchies.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Circe of Alexandria hosted a complimentary dating advice event – ‘Find A Love Match’ - for it’s loyal clientele. Krista White, director of ‘It’s Just Lunch’ Dating Service DC visited the salon to give private 15-minute one-on-one love advice sessions. Several guests who participated received a gift certificate for $200 towards an ‘It’s Just Lunch’ membership and took home a copy of It’s Just Lunch: Guide to Dating in Washington, DC. Salon -goers enjoyed sweet treats while love chatting in the pink and red atmosphere of the salon.
“Our team gets inundated with so many stories of dating issues, bad break-ups, and heart breaks. We thought it would be fun to bring in a dating expert.” - Ellen Vlasak, owner of Circe
In true Circe style, Krista was treated to a makeover before the event – a designer haircut by Heather Jones and make-up by Atiya Chaudhary.
It will be a night of karaoke, gourmet finger-foods & specialty cocktails, and some good ol’ high school fun! Join Rachel DeMita for her fundraising event for Fashion For Paws on February 24th at Hudson Restaurant. Check out the flyer below for more details:
RSVP for GLEE Night HERE!
To buy tickets or make a donation, visit Rachel’s Model Page
Please email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
This year’s kick-off event marked another success for Luke’s Wings! Held at the Adam’s Morgan Mansion, ‘Fashion Takes Flight‘ featured a one-of-a-kind runway presentation with special military models – proving that uniform is the new high-fashion. Before the show, guests enjoyed specialty cocktails and gourmet hors d’eorves, while placing bids in the silent auction. Natasha Barrett of ‘Let’s Talk Live’ hosted the event with special closing remarks made by founder of Luke’s Wings, Fletcher Gill.
For more information about Luke’s Wings, visit http://www.lukeswings.org/.
Photos: Brian Rayford
DC’s District nightclub was packed to capacity for DJ Neekola’s highly anticipated album release party for ’Playtime,’ her debut album. Fashion and music joined forces as models posed in the crowd wearing haute couture fashion by Cantoire and stunning shoes by Jezabelles – with DJ Neekola herself rocking 2 dresses and shoes from the collections. The star-studded event featured an opening set by J-Punch, special themed drinks by Ciroc, and an amazing ‘Playtime‘ performance by Neekola to close out the night. The party was sponsored by the GWFCC with fashions produced by Maggy Francois.