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Photos By Britt Nelson, Words By Rachel Cothran

The 2nd annual Fashion Art Design Georgetown happened last Saturday (like really HAPPENED), which means Georgetown was full of awesome events and promotions in the stores (too many to name!) and music (a flash performance by Christylez Bacon!) and art (a live mural painting on M St. by Kelly Towles!) and everything good in the world.

The event, organized by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), kicked off with a private VIP brunch at the historic City Tavern Club. A packed crowd of super-stylish attendees snacked on shrimp rolls from Luke’s Lobster, duck hash from Paolo’s Ristorante, and crepes, obvi, from Café Bonaparte. DUCK HASH.

The D.C. premiere of the fashion documentary Advanced Style–about a group of stylish older women who are darlings of the influential street-style blogbrought to town just for this event.

Our own Britt Elyse Nelson set up a street-style photo thing outside the theatre and snapped the film’s director Lina Plioplyte, who was in town for all the goings-on, as well as film star Debra Rapoport. Britt snapped Debra in a faux-leather bustier bought several hours before at Georgetown’s Buffalo Exchange and worn over various other garments. OUR KIND OF WOMAN.

The Georgetown BID had invited its own advanced “fash pack” to the events and we also snapped them: including Torpedo Factory artist Annemarie Feld and Gallery Al-Quds curator Dagmar Painter, and Upstairs on 7th boutique owner Ricki Peltzman and executive coach Ann Carr (in the insane shit-kicker boots). Can we please just all agree that these woman are awesome and we want to be them when we grow up?

Peep Georgetown’s Facebook album for these & more and keep an eye on the Fashion Art Design site too. And in general, here’s where you go for all things Georgetown.