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DC Fashion’s Night Out

In fashion, lifestyle on September 11, 2010 at 10:52 pm

last night  M Street in Georgetown DC was abuzz with gorgeous people, music, live performances and food to say the least.  Georgetown, DC, which has joined the ranks of fashion hubs such as New York and London,  participated as regional host in an event called DC Fashion’s Night Out.  unlike some of the fashion events that are going on around the country where you need to know someone or be in the industry to participate, fashion night out was free so any and everyone could enjoy an evening in one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in DC.   DC’s Fashion Night Out was presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District along with the 2010 Fashion’s Night Out Host Committee which included some of the most saavy stylists and media professionals in the industry:

Mary Amons – Labels for Love

Jennifer Barger – The Washington Post

Annie Lou Bayly – Daily Candy

Rachel Cothran – Project Beltway

Jeff Dufour – UrbanDaddy

Lynda Erkiletian – T.H.E. Artist Agency

Kelly Collis Fredrick – CityShopGirl

Angie Goff – WUSA-9 TV

Lana Orloff – Washington Life Magazine

Janice Wallace – The Capitol Fashionista

Paul Wharton – Evolution Look

from 6-11 pm, fashionistas were able to enjoy giveaways, fashion and trunk shows, delicious free treats from world renown Georgetown Cupcake, complementary vitaminwater zero at Dean & Deluca, free pedicab rides so you wouldn’t have to hobble around the streets of Georgetown in your stilettos, and OVO by Cirque Du Soleil’s bug dance squad which taught and performed the OVO bug dance throughout the evening.

what is even nicer is that in addition to shopping  and having fun, everyone had the opportunity to give back.  participating merchants and retailers sold totebags with the Georgetown DC Fashion’s Night Out logo for $10 and the proceeds went to Labels of Love which is a local DC based charity that raises funds and brings awareness to women’s and children’s charities.

and now, some of my favorites…

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the bangle bar at Cusp

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stylists of Betsey Johnson in their cute hot pink car

live models at Sangaree

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fringe benefits

In beauty, makeup on September 6, 2010 at 7:13 am
The woman's eye has had mascara applied to the...

longer.  thicker.  fuller.  these are words to describe every woman’s ideal lashes.  let’s face it, full long dark lashes are alluring and make the eyes pop.  some of us  are blessed to have amazing fringe benefits.  some of us, on the other hand,  have lashes that are just short of invisible…fine, short, and/or thin. mascara commercials boast of giving you amazing lashes but what many fail to realize is that even in most of these commercials, the models are wearing false lashes.  then there is the option of wearing false lashes, whether they are full strips, individuals or lash extensions. however if you are not skilled in lash application and/or unwilling to go get individual lashes or lash extensions, you may think there is no hope.  well think again.  lash enhancers have become the go to product for those who want to grow their lashes naturally.  lash enhancers come in different formulations such as mascaras, primers, gels and serums which condition, repair and grow lashes. in addition to Latisse and RevitaLash, there are a number of brands that can help you get those fringe benefits you so desire which i have listed below.

Peter Thomas Roth  Lashes To Die For $125 (concentrated serum),  a nighttime treatment which contains vitamins A, C, and E to help lashes grow twice as long

Dior DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum $28 (primer), a mascara primer that preps your lashes by volumizing and lengthening your lashes before mascara application and what’s even better is that it conditions and promotes lash growth

Givenchy Mister Lash Booster $30 (treatment gel), an amazing 3 in 1 product that is a primer, treatment, and transparent mascara that with the help of unique bristles, massage product into the lashes

Tarte MultiplEYE Lash Enhancer $65 (natural treatment), formulated without parabens, GMO’s or petrochemicals, this natural lash enhancer increases the length of lashes by 152% and contains vitamin c which is a powerful antioxidant booster

Sephora Collection Advance Lash Booster $17 (treatment mascara) which improves length, volume, thickness and strength