Weekly rundown of D.C. fashion events+links to love on style blogs+other inspirational stuff we think you may enjoy. Cool? Cool. And as always, let us know if we missed something in the comments.
- Tonight, April 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. stop by for drink at Maddy’s Bar and Grille, 1726 Connecticut Ave. NW, to support Operation Sand Flea + Luke’s Wings. Sara Damelio and Fletcher Gill will be co-bartenders + complementary mini makeovers will be given by Eco Make Up artist Angela Spicer + message therapist Nawal, of Patsy’s Nail Bar, is offering NECK RUBS. No RSVP necessary.
- Eco Chic: Night of Stars and Rising Stars is happening @ Corcoran Gallery of Art on Wednesday, April 21 staring at 6:30 p.m. “The awards evening will recognize pioneers of the Eco Chic movement for their ecological and ethical design in fashion, art, beauty, architecture and interior design. The cocktail reception will feature a fashion presentation and video clips of the latest Eco Chic designs followed by the preeminent Eco Chic awards ceremony in the auditorium. The evening will conclude with guests receiving a gift bag filled with eco-themed products supplied by the sponsors and members of Fashion Group.” The price? $120 if you’re a member, $150 if you’re not. The location? 500 17th St. NW. RSVP? Here.
- Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22 from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. Bella Bethesda Salon, 4733 Elm St. in Bethesda, Md., will be giving complementary Phyto treatments. “A Phyto rep will be on site with a hair microscope to evaluate the current state of clients’ locks and prescribe the perfect solution to cure all hair woes.” Get a blow out for an additional $30. Call 301-718-9111 to reserve a spot.
- Thursday, April 22 from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. there will be a Shoshanna trunk show @ Urban Chic, 1626 Wisconsin Ave. NW. “Attendees will have the opportunity to buy Shoshanna spring looks, receiving 15 percent off. Guests will also have the chance to win a Shoshanna dress through a raffle specifically for the event. Guests shopping experience will be accompanied by champagne and cupcakes from Something Sweet.” The after party (RSVP with [email protected]) will be at Hook Georgetown, 3241 M St. NW., from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m., where there will be complimentary drinks and food specials.
- An Alice + Olivia trunk show will be @ CUSP, 3030 M St. NW, for readers of CityShopGirl on Thursday, April 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be styling tips from one of Alice + Olivia’s representatives + you can receive a gift with purchase + enter to win a $600 CUSP shopping spree + complimentary cocktails and “light bites.” RSVP to [email protected]
- Also Thursday, April 22 until Sunday, April 25 starting at 6:00 p.m., Wink, 3109 M St. NW, will be hosting a Jodi Arnold trunk show. “Join us to enjoy complimentary sips, sweets and one-on-one customer styling from Wink. Free Jodi Arnold T-shirt with any purchase of $500 or more.”
- Friday, April 23 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. there will be an art opening and trunk show at Caramel, 1603 U St. NW, which will feature artist Sandi Ritchie Miller, jewelry by FIREJEWEL, with speaker Philippa Hughes of The Pink Line Project. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to Autism Speaks + complimentary drinks will be served.
- Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Proper Topper, 3213 P St NW, will have “Chapeaux & Champagne,” where they’ll be “showing off fancy-pants hats, serving champagne, and giving away bottles of champagne with hat purchases over $150.” (Also, Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. they’re sponsoring Spring Celebrations in Rosa Park. “Vandaveer will be playing music, there will be face painting and pony rides and bonnet making and spring giddiness galore.”) MORE INFO.
- All day Saturday, April 24, BabyLove DC’s “Baby Gear and Clothing Drive” will be @ Georgetown French Market, Reservoir Rd. to P St. along Wisconsin Ave. NW, to benefit mothers and kids in D.C.’s inner city. Here’s more info about all the events.
- The opening night show of ART BUZZ, “an event designed to showcase the works of D.C.’s top artists and designers,” is on Thursday April 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. @ Senate Realty, 909 U St. NW. Preview the installation (which will run through May 15) from Nicole Wolf, Brad Wold and Jeremy Bustos + hear music by DC Trevor Martin + drink “Senatini” drinks. A portion of each work sold will benefit D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative’s Arts for Every Student program.
LONG LIVE COUTURE
“From warriors to glamazons to Gibson Girls and beyond, the Spring/Summer 2010 Haute Couture collections showed visions of emphatic beauty. The clothes may be the stuff of fantasy, but the notion of women in power is anything but.” See the rest. [Courtesy of V magazine, photograph by Simon Procter]
ZAC POSEN FOR TARGET
NBCNewYork has a slide show of the anticipated collection.
+ Gia Coppola directed “Zac Posen for Target” staring the women of The Like.
HEAD&HEART ON THE DANCE FLOOR
[Courtesy of Pop magazine’s blog]
According to The New York Times‘ Catherine Saint Louis, Shellac is a new “soak-off hybrid between a gel and polish” that doesn’t chip for up to two weeks (or more). It’ll be making its debut on May 1 in 2,000 salons nationwide. […]
[Photograph by Donna Alberico]
THE FLARE IS BACK
…says New York Magazine’s The Cut.
[From left, Balmain, Derek Lam, and Gareth Pugh]
+ Style.com’s Style Hunter: Flares HERE.
MUSINGS OF A MODEL (IN TOKYO)
I LOVE TOKYO and spend at least 10 percent of my spare time immersing myself in random Japanese-related things. The latest: British model and presenter Jono Namara’s blog. TAKE A LOOK.
Find a tribute to Alexander McQueen featuring model Lily Donaldson inside the May 2010 issue of Vogue Paris. SEE THE REST at Fashion Gone Rogue. [Photograph by Steven Klein, styled by Carine Roitfeld]
STILL NOT OVER MIU MIU
Olivier Zahm posts a photograph of Terence Koh and Lady Gaga with their Birkin bags. PERUSE THE BLOG.
WARNING: MAKE SURE YOUR SOUND IS OFF
The only thing cool about this video is that it’s glow-in-the-dark.
[Courtesy of Garance Dore]
SKELETON HAND BRACELET
By Delfina Delettrez Fendi
Bravo really needs to bring back Kell on Earth. The show was so entertaining to me…I can’t even get into it right now, but People’s Revolution’s CEO, Kelly Cutrone, and her assistant Andrew Mukamal were the best.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZPmRHPf6ZI
Here’s Andrew sitting on that infamous Versace chair. Style Like U gives us a look inside his room and closet.
(THE MAN HAS SOME AMAZING BAGS: RICK OWENS, BALMAIN, HERMES, GIVENCHY.)
CUPCAKE CHANEL BY CLARA HALLENCREUTZ
Told you, Sean Peoples.
Belle Sauvage [Courtesy of Pixie Market]