Document the Fresh

Closing Reception: Saturday, November 26th | 7:00-10PM

DOCUMENT the Fresh is an exhibition that will feature the works of three notable area photographers: Rosina “Teri”Memolo, Dafna Steinberg, and up-and-coming photographer Vickey Ford. The striking images that these talented photogs have shot will make for a truly unique show that will give attendees a “backstage pass” and “front row” look into a variety of events and concerts: big and small, in and out-of-state, that each has experienced.The keen eye of each photographer via inventive angles, VIP access to your favorite artists, and “moment-in-time” shots, will transport exhibition goers to these shows and events with detailed pictures that will surely tap all five senses. And with picture sizes that range from 8×10 to 20×30, attendees will be able to visually embrace the finer points and details of the story that each photo tells.

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DEFY Event

I made my way to an event for a friend of mine that has a t-shirt line called DEFY. It was in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. It was a really nice event and I love to support fellow Tigers especially!

Here are some pictures from his event held at Indulj on November 9th::::

Bob, owner and creator of DEFY
Check out more of his stuff HERE

Ann Taylor Private Opening Party

THERE’S A NEW ANN IN TOWN

Ann Taylor Opens New Concept Store at 600 13th Street N.W. in Washington, D.C.

NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 4, 2011 – Ann Taylor announces the opening of the brand’s new concept store at 600 13th Street N.W. on Friday, November 4, 2011, marking the brand’s first new concept store in Washington, D.C. The grand opening will be celebrated with a private event at Lost Society on Wednesday, November 9, co-hosted by Washingtonian’s Fashion Editor Jill Hudson. The event will be in partnership with Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains, and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world.
An in-store grand opening shopping event for clients and the public co-hosted by Marie Claire magazine will follow on Thursday, November 10 from 12-4 p.m., including a live DJ, refreshments, sweets, raffles, and a gift with any purchase over $100.  Five percent of sales from the shopping event will be donated to Vital Voices Global Partnership.
With a heritage dating back to 1954, Ann Taylor has always been synonymous with iconic, all American style for modern working women. Having evolved throughout the decades to meet women’s changing needs, aspirations and roles, Ann Taylor has recently gone through its most significant evolution, starting with the revamped collection launched in Fall 2009 under the brand’s new Head of Design, Lisa Axelson. The next phase of the rejuvenation is the brand’s new store concept. 
Designed in partnership with S. Russell Groves architects, the new Ann Taylor boutiques are inspired by a stylish modern contemporary home and provide a more intimate shopping experience that is chic, warm and inviting. The residential influence is brought to life through white washed maple hardwood floors, luxurious crystal chandeliers, modern tufted furniture and sleek feminine fixtures inspired by the ultimate closet. Wardrobing niches allow for stronger fashion stories as well as a broader assortment of product than other Ann Taylor stores. Decorative items add the finishing touch with an assortment of fashion books, jewelry vitrines and framed images on display throughout the space. 
Special attention was also given to the design of the new styling rooms which feature unique floral wall coverings, luxe ottomans, plush carpeting, and a new proprietary lighting system with flattering back lit mirrors. Adjacent to the styling rooms is a private lounge area featuring an oversized touch screen monitor that provides access to anntaylor.com. The immediate access to the brand’s website allows clients to view and order the complete product assortment outside of what that particular store may carry – including additional fashion and wear-to-work styles, a broader assortment of shoes and petites, and online exclusives such as tall sizes and a Weddings and Events collection.
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Curated fashion presentations and expert styling services add to the new store experience and make shopping easy. An impactful runway of mannequins showcasing Lisa’s favorite looks of the season greets the client and helps with wardrobing and styling ideas. The key fashion message is complemented by shop-in-shop destinations including the Career Chic shop, a petites shop and an accessories shop. Dedicated stylists are also on staff and available for both walk-ins and appointments to help clients put together perfect individualized looks for any occasion. 
“The new Ann Taylor is chic and stylish with a more fashion forward direction to address the needs of today’s modern working women,” said Lisa Axelson, Head Designer and a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). “Our new concept stores are a reflection of our new fashion direction. They are light, modern, feminine, and designed to showcase the full Ann Taylor collection while making our client feel comfortable and welcome.”
Since Fall 2010, Ann Taylor has opened select new concept stores in major cities across the country including New York, Boston, Miami, Boca Raton, Dallas, Atlanta, and Seattle. 
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About Ann Taylor
Ann Taylor defines what it means to be chic, smart and sophisticated. Always relevant, always stylish—Ann Taylor offers beautiful, refined fashion designed for how women live today.  Ann Taylor operates over 265 stores across the United States, as well as online at anntaylor.com. Ann Taylor is a division of ANN INC (NYSE: ANN).
(Press Release from Ashley Julian)
I wanted to include the press release to give a more in depth write up of the opening of this store. They are coming back with a great new product and have placed themselves back into fashion world.
I had the honor of attending the private opening party thanks to my friend Michelle at Chellbellz.com at Lost Society, November 9th. We had a blast with the free drinks, amazing hors d’oeuvres, and fashionable people everywhere!
We took lots of pics, enjoy!!!!

Me, Vivi, Brea, and Michelle

Brea

Picture was taken from http://www.heartprintandstyle.com/

Fotoweek DC Launch Party

On Friday, November 4th I won tickets to attend the launch party for Fotoweek DC. I hardly ever win anything and I was super excited. I had a plus one and had already made plans with a friend so I decided to invite them along. It was some amazing pictures and one that I recognized from DC Fashion Week about two years ago on H St. There was a lot of art work that placed in various contests so it was great to see it up close and personal.

The second part of the event took place at the Corcoran Gallery of Art where there was food because everyone ate all the food at the first  part of the event and more drinks to enjoy! They had a dj playing old school which I love. You were able to take a picture at a photobooth which was super fun and then roam the museum that night which was AMAZING! They had an exhibit showcasing the best pieces of some African – American artists but they decided to call it 31 or 51 Americans because the race really didn’t matter. It was artwork and it was amazing!

Here are some pictures from the event::::

This was from DC Fashion Week on H St when I actually participated….LOL!

LOVED THIS!

Photobooth at the Corcoran

The 2011 DC Tweed Ride is BACK

Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Get out your jodhpurs and fascinators, the legendary DC Tweed Ride is back! Dandies & Quaintrelles will take to the streets on Sunday November 13 for a spirited ride through the best that Washington has to offer. With help from BicycleSpace, Velocity Cycles Co-op, and D&Q friends, riders will navigate through scenic side streets, historic monuments, city parks and several downtown locales. Register here so you can receive important information about start times and the course route; we wouldn’t want you to be left behind for one of the most whimsical and stylish events of the year! There will be multiple routes for riders of varying skill levels, so riders of all styles can happily cavort. Revel in seeing much of the city or take a short cruise while decked out in your finest tweed attired, we’ll have you covered.

We are delighted to announce that our post-ride celebration will take place at Smith Commons on 1245 H St. N.E. from 4pm to 10pm. The staff is eager to help us celebrate in style by preparing a seasonal menu of small plate snacks and crafting specialty cocktail punches to keep us smiling throughout the evening. Dandy Wellington and his band will get your toes tapping and booties moving as we celebrate a friendly and fancy-free Tweed Ride 2011. Space at Smith Commons is limited to half of our festive riders, so please reserve your ticket online as soon as possible to guarantee admission to the party.

We look forward to seeing your most fabulous fashions and fancy frippery, so dress to impress and shine up your bike.  See you at the DC Tweed Ride!

If you would like to attend click HERE!!!!

My Halloween Weekend Re-Cap

My Halloween weekend had to have been one of the best. I started out with a business meeting with a friend and one of two bloggers I am super cool with. We are planning on having an event in 2012…we will keep you guys posted as it approaches.

Sarea and Candace at Busboys and Poets.

The next spot I went to was Creme on U Street for my friend’s 80’s, 90’s Halloween Party. When I tell you we had a ball, we had a ball! The dj went in with music from the 80’s all the way to the 2000’s. It was GREAT.

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These guys were HILARIOUS!

80’s BABY

The next day I went to a Halloween party with my bff that came in town so we decided to hit up the HU Law party at Teatro which was a good look. We had a blast thanks to our friend who invited us!!!! Made new friends, so a good night.
The female version of Prince.

Butterfly =)

Me and the BFF!

Navy Baby!

The next day I went to my friend’s niece’s 2nd birthday party. The theme was halloween party so they had on some cute costumes. So many little kids….wore me out! I had fun and glad the little one had fun on her combined birthday.

This ice cream is locally made and is AH-MAY-ZING! I have to get my hands on more!

The frog princess on her 2nd birthday!!! =)

AWWW….love it! =)

The last place I stopped was on actual Halloween was Georgetown and I got a picture of some ghosts. All the good costumes came later and I missed those.

New Farmer’s Market on Friday’s & The Fillmore

To promote healthier eating habits and more choices for the Capitol Hill workers, they have started having Farmer’s Market every Friday. I decided to make my way the first day they had it but I was running a little behind so most of the vendors were closing up shop. I was able to sample a soup that was delicious and that I should definitely try to do my myself.

This is located at 13th and Pennsylvania every Friday until further notice.

And later this evening I went to the Fillmore in Silver Spring for the Em See competition which was pretty fun. I had a great time. Too bad you couldn’t take pictures inside. =( But a great event.

Here are some snapshots I got:::