Georgetown’s Fashion Night Out INFO!!!! Sept 8th!!!

On September 8, 2011, Fashion’s Night Out Transforms Georgetown into a Fashion Playground with Over 90 Epic Style Celebrations!

GET READY! FNO Georgetown DC is coming back – bigger and better than ever! Click here to view photos from last year’s event, and check out the FNO Georgetown DC 2010 video with highlights from last year’s exciting evening!

Fashion’s Night Out 2011 features exciting events at over 90 stores, restaurants and salons, and is presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, who, along with the 2011 Fashion’s Night Out Host Committee, is proud to bring this exciting global event to DC! From cocktails and music to trunk shows and exclusive style events, FNO Georgetown offers over 90 ways to shop, play and celebrate style!

 Around Georgetown on Fashion's Night Out
  • Shop for a cause – purchase a $10 signature Georgetown DC eco-friendly tote bag and $15 t-shirt from participating stores or at the BYT Lounge at Dean & DeLuca. 100% of proceeds benefit Labels for Love.  Labels for Love is committed to raising funds and awareness for women’s and children’s organizations in the Washington, DC Capital Region as well as national and international areas in need.
  • Shop and Ride – Enjoy free (and stylish) pedicab rides when you show a receipt from any purchase from a participating Georgetown merchant during this exciting evening.
  • Look for the FNO Georgetown Hot Air Balloon hovering high above the neighborhood, signaling that Georgetown is the place to be for the evening. Be on the lookout for roaming dancers rockin’ the streets of Georgetown and the FNO Fashion Flash Mob at the PNC Bank parking lot (at M St. and Wisconsin Avenue) at 7 p.m. – feel free to join in!
  • Watch 50 lucky couples compete for their dream wedding at the “Get Hitched in Georgetown” competition. Couples will compete to win the ultimate Georgetown wedding package compliments of 20 Georgetown merchants – including a designer wedding gown, tiered cake, five-star wedding suite, invitations and even a waterfront reception – in what will be an unforgettable showdown. Couples will compete in several entertaining, must-watch activities in the TD Bank lot (1611 Wisconsin Avenue) at 8:30 p.m.
  • Dance, sip and refuel between fashion events at the swanky BYT Lounge at Dean & DeLuca ~ a comfy (and chic) place to rest your weary feet. Brightest Young Things is hosting this funky and fashionable lounge complete with wine tastings, “flower power” accessory making and an FNO photo shoot wall for glam photo ops. 6 -11 pm Dean & DeLuca 3267 M Street, NW.
  • Grab a Washington Post DC Scout “Scout Book” – your ultimate guide to Georgetown’s scouted boutiques. Books will be distributed throughout Georgetown. Visit DC Scout’s participating stores for special gifts with purchases and other exciting promotions.
  • Step into the FotoDC FNO FotoBooth for a snapshot and see your 10’x14’ portrait projected onto the PNC Bank building and enjoy a free take away photo.
  • Refuel, refresh and recharge at select smartwater hydration spots, including Ilo Salon, PNC Bank lot, pedicab pickup stops and other retail sites throughout Georgetown.

According to Time Out New York

These are the top 10 stores to check out during New York’s Fashion Night Out.

On September 8, close to 1,000 shops citywide will keep their doors open until 11pm to offer one-night-only shopping incentives, exclusive products, in-store designer and celebrity appearances—and a raucous good time. Here’s the best of what they have planned. Free. Locations throughout the city; visit fashionsnightout.com for more info.
Bird 
Though all three locations of this fashion-forward chainlet will be hawking Rachel Comey–archive print silk shift dresses ($150) and tote bags ($30) created exclusively for FNO, we’re making a beeline to the Williamsburg location. There, local artist J. Penry will sketch portraits and play records for the opening of his exhibit of bird drawings. The trio of shops will give away tote bags emblazoned with one of Penry’s images and the Park Slope and Cobble Hill outposts will serve prosecco and cookies. Still, that pales in comparison with the snacks from the Morris Grilled Cheese Truck and Tito’s Vodka specialty cocktails only available in Billyburg. Park SlopeCobble Hill: 6–9pm • Williamsburg: 6–11pm •shopbird.com
International Playground
This boutique collaborated with footwear brand Osborn to allow each of the designers it represents—Soulland, H Fredriksson, Mary Meyer, Study NY and Chromat—to create a limited-edition shoe especially for FNO.  The store is also throwing a Guatemalan-themed bash, complete with Illegal Mezcal cocktails and live performances.(internationalplayground.com). 7–10pm.
Wink
Take a basic outfit to the next level with eye-catching baubles from a.v. max and Deepa Gurnani’s bejeweled headbands. Both are being offered at a 10 percent discount at this ultragirly chain’s new Soho location, which will serve drinks all night long. (winknyc.com). 6–11pm.
The Cast
Owner-designer Chuck Guarino will discount his leather-and-denim-heavy fall collection up to 40 percent and give away his edgy hand-screen-printed totes and tees. A DJ and free drinks will officially make it a badass party. (thecast.com). 7–10pm.
Lomography Gallery Store
If you’ve ever been curious about what goes on behind the scenes at a clothing label, you’ll love checking out “From Start to Finish: The Analogue Process of Fashion.” Local designers— Rebecca Turbow, Samantha Pleet and Janet Kim of Graey and Hayden-Harnett—were provided with various Lomography cameras and films to document their design process. Each designer will also present three to four of her pieces.(lomography.com). 7–10pm.
JF & Son
To kick off its latest artist collaboration with Amy Yao, this textile-obsessed brand will be hosting a live performance by Yao, and unveil the 13-piece capsule collection of clothing and accessories. The first 150 guests will also walk away with an Amy Yao–designed tote bag containing a poster and a limited-edition Amy Yao x JF & Son lookbook.(jfandson.com). 6–9pm.
Babel Fair
We adore this worldly boutique, which sources its trendy wares from more than two dozen countries. To showcase the fruits of her globe-trotting, owner Erica Kiang is hosting a sample sale, offering up to 75 percent off of hard-to-find women’s clothing brands, such as Aussie labels myPetsQuare and sQ the Label, and Denmark line Nümph. Gratis champagne while you shop makes the deals even sweeter. (babelfair.com). 5–9pm.
Jessie James
Get a peek at owner Jessica Caulfield’s clothing line, which is debuting on FNO and will be exclusive to the tastemaking boutique. You can also nosh on Mediterranean snacks from Pera Turkish Tacos truck while you sway to the live beats of Wylie, a five-piece indie-rock band from Charleston, South Carolina. (jessiejamesonline.com). 7–11pm.
Journelle
Support young designers (and your girls!) at this upscale lingerie store, which is hosting a trunk show featuring the latest collections from emerging labels Kriss Soonik, La Fée Verte and Bazsarorózsa. In addition to the select wares offered at a 20 percent discount, there will be a DJ spinning, custom cocktails from the Dinner Belle and a giveaway of $500 worth of underthings from the featured designers. (journelle.com). 8–11pm.
Darling
This charming boutique is known for its backyard garden and killer selection of dresses—a mix of vintage pieces, house-label frocks and designs from contemporary brands like Amanda Uprichard and Yumi Kim—and both remain a draw for FNO, when everything in the store will be 15 percent off. Show up early to snag a glass of gratis pink prosecco for sipping alfresco. (darlingnyc.com). 7–10pm.
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DC FABB Bloggers Meet Up @ Violet Boutique

Ok. First of all, what an awesome event!!!! Like I always somewhat look at DC as a fashionable place thanks to my fashionable friends but there are actually others out there grinding in the fashion world. I met some amazing people. I also got some snapshots of some of my favorite outfits I saw at the event.

I kind of wish I got to take more pictures but such is life! This event was put together by DC Fabb which is The DC Fashion and Beauty Bloggers network. This group was founded by Liz Fassbender
(http://somuchtosmileabout.com/) and Lacey Maffettone (http://alaceyperspective.com/) as a way for DC area fashion and beauty bloggers to connect, collaborate and organize events in the DC area.

Enjoy the pictures taken at Violet Boutique!!!!

Waverly of http://pichandroor.blogspot.com

Alina from TheFeast.com, her dress was AWESOME!

Mika of http://mydesignerdreams.blogspot.com, Ujji B of www.wix.com/stylesbyujjib/stylist

                                                                              and ME!!!! =)

Mika and I playing around in the mirror

Katie, she just looked FAB!
Ujji B or Ujji B Styles 


This is a repeat picture but I had to add it!


This is a picture from Karrian @ http://www.truetostyle.com/wordpress




Wedding Lead Up & Wedding Day

HEY EVERYBODY!!!

It has been a while and from the pictures you are about to see, my schedule has been busy with getting myself together for my friend’s wedding.

Here are the final fitting pictures for the wedding dress::::

The Wedding Day!!!!!!

So on this day, I thought my camera would last me and it definitely failed me after we left my friend’s house in the limo. I luckily had my cell phone which I took as many pictures as I could with it.

Here are pictures from the WEDDING DAY:::::

Birthday RECAPS (CENSORED)

SOOOO I went to two different birthday parties last week and I wanted to do a post from the festivities.

First birthday outing was Jamica’s 25th…WOOT WOOT!!!!

ENJOY!!!

The next Birthday outing for my friends that are Twin’s: Nzinga and Niambi

Enjoy!!!

My Alexander McQueen Adventure

From the lyrics of Nicki Minaj, “I came up in it a little bit self centered
but did I kill a Queen, Alexander McQueen’s got a wrist on glow” which makes me just ponder why most don’t know who Alexander McQueen is. So many rappers have referenced this amazing designer.


Well anyway just wanted to give a little tid bit before I dabble into my adventurous Friday. I was supposed to escape to NYC early Friday but due to a late night Thursday, that didn’t quite happen. I regrouped and got myself together and headed out and ended up catching the 12:15pm bus which was way later than I planned. The buses air went out about 45 mins away from NY but as soon as we got to NY, we were in standstill traffic, it was crazy and it was torture. 

When I finally got there, my phone was dead and I had to make rational decisions because I didn’t know if my friend had not come to meet me or not, but he was there and everything went as planned. We headed to the MET museum where the line was wrapped around the beautiful fountain. We waited here for about 20 minutes and when we entered the museum, it was somewhat calm chaos. We didn’t know where to get our tickets to get into the exhibit so we finally discovered that and we headed to the line where it said a 2 hour wait! O_O!!!! But I had to see this exhibit, it was a must!

So we talked the entire time about whatever which made time go by without paying it major attention, after about an hour and a half, there is another sign that says an hour wait and I am like no way!!! So this line actually goes way faster than expected and before we know it, we are inside the exhibit!!!!

I mean I wish I could describe to you everything I saw but there is no way. The room you first enter are his most basic pieces with suiting jackets with exaggerated lapels, or 50 bottoms. I mean his detailing was out of this world! The next room you enter is dark and gothic like with leather and black feather dresses and then there is a case that I snuck a picture of with a gold feathered dress that is to die for! From here you enter the room of his pieces that were standouts in various shows. They have video playing of various shows and their is this robotic sound playing that sounds like they are saying numbers. The one that stood out the most the video of two machines looking as if they were about to attack this frightened model that had on a white puff dress (this description sucks but can’t think of another way to describe it) and she is spinning in the middle of the machines and they start spraying her as if she is a canvas with two different spray paint colors. It was pretty dope and creepy and theatrical. From here my mind blurs….it was sooooo much to see in there….like wow! I hope some of my descriptions take you on my journey.

Here are some pictures:::::





New York Time Out

I was on the New York Time Out website and they were spotting some trendy people in line that were waiting to see the McQueen exhibit. It was only one out of the bunch that really stood out to me.

Check out her pic::::::

Michael Kors to Open Tomorrow!!!

Michael Kors (3103 M St. NW) will be adding another highly acclaimed national designer to the Georgetown fashion mix, when it opens up on M Street tomorrow. The new Michael Kors store will showcase the designer’s MICHAEL Michael Kors lifestyle line including handbags, shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear apparel. 


(Via Georgetown Bidness)