Posted May 6, 2015
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Westfield Annapolis VIPink Weekend
Look pretty in pink on May 2nd and bring all of the special women in your life to join Bright Pink at Stoney River Legendary Steaks at Westfield Annapolis for a “Bubbly and Brunch” event . “Bubbly and Brunch” is being hosted in the Crate and Barrel court from 11 am until approximately 1pm and will be transformed into a pink wonderland for the very special occasion.. While you are surrounded by the women you love, you will also be educated on a subject that has in some way affected us all. 100% of all tickets sale proceeds will help raise awareness of the importance of breast and ovarian cancer prevention. You have an option to purchase an individual ticket or to purchase a table in honor of a loved one. Brunch will be provided by Stoney River Legendary Steaks. Please note any allergies or special food requests. A raffle ticket is included with every brunch ticket sale, which will automatically include you in a drawing for our special prize. You can also purchase additional raffle tickets the day of the event. Tickets for the event are $35.00 each and can be purchased here
Also taking place at Westfield Annapolis on May 2nd and 3rd from 11am-3pm is the Pink Central event, which will be held in the Nordstrom court. Pink Central will have retailer activity,as well as educational information and a raffle benefitting Bright Pink
Sip and Shop Fashion Affair with Shopaholic City
On June 6th, join Shopaholic City at the Dirty Martini (1223 Connecticut Ave NW; Washington, DC 20036) for an afternoon of fashion. From 3pm to 6pm, Shopaholic City will present their summer 2015 collection, which will also be available for purchase. There will also be a fashion showcase featuring Mod Mara by Faraj Couture, and music provided by DJ Sixth Sense of the Russ Parr Morning Show. Light refreshments will be served.
Tickets are $10 in advance and general admission is $15.00
To purchase tickets, please visit
Shinola and The Washington Human Society’s Pet Celebration
On Sunday, May 17 from 11:30am to 3pm, join Shinola and The Washington Humane Society for a pet celebration. Shinola, known for its handcrafted, American-made watches, bicycles, leather goods, journals and pet accessories, will celebrate the newest items in their pet collection with a special animal event in partnership with Washington Humane Society. The DC storefront (1534 14th St. NW) will offer a variety of activities for local furry friends. Woofies Mobile Pet Spa and the WHS mobile pet adoption center: Adopt Force One, will be parked in front of the store on DC’s bustling 14th street. Shinola will treat shoppers to complimentary grooming services for their whiskered friends, as well as Shinola Cola, popcorn and dog treats for human and animal guests.
Mother’s Day “Beauty Within DC”
Every Mother’s Day for the past fifteen years, T·H·E Artist Agency and Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, D.C., with the help of fashion marketing students at Langley High School in McLean, VA, have distributed thousands of hand embellished tote bags filled with donated beauty products to women residing in temporary community relief centers throughout the DC metro region. The organizers are requesting donations of toiletry items delivered before May 7, 2015, to be included in gift bags to be distributed on Mother’s Day, May 10th, to women in shelters.
Last year, 400 Beauty Within DC gift bags were delivered anonymously to women with children residing in temporary community relief centers including N Street Village, Harriet Tubman Emergency Women’s Shelter, Final Salute Inc. for Veterans, The Healthy Babies Project, and Innocents at Risk, a non-profit fighting child exploitation and human trafficking.
Recognizing that Mother’s Day is fast approaching and the need to support these underserved women is greater than ever, the organizers are requesting donations of any unused beauty and toiletry samples including hotel toiletries, gifts with purchase, samples from make-up or skincare lines, and swag bag contents. Lightly used or new books and magazines are also appreciated.
Donations can be mailed or hand delivered to T·H·E Artist Agency offices in Georgetown or Langley High School in McLean, VA. Fashion Marketing teacher Tricia Poythress and her gracious students have annually volunteered to decorate and prepare the contents of each Beauty Within DC gift bag.
DONATION DROP OFF LOCATIONS BEFORE MAY 7TH:
THE Artist Agency ;1207 Potomac Street, NW ;Washington, DC 20007 **Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Langley High School; 6520 Georgetown Pike; McLean, VA 22101
Attn: Trisha Poythress
**Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
For more information and updates, follow Beauty Within DC on Facebook and on Twitter
Runway Moms For A Cause
“Runway Moms for a Cause” (RMFC) is a fashion fundraising event. Twenty of the area’s philanthropic “Power Moms” have been invited to participate in this initiative, and will grace the runway, adorned in one of- a- kind pieces by L~Shandi Designs and a collaborating designer – Studio D’Maxsi. The runway looks will be coupled with jewelry designs by Evelyn Brooks Designs. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception with a live band. In addition to the runway show, there will also be raffle drawings and special performances throughout the evening.
- Maureen Umeh- Journalist, Fox 5
- Lynda Erkiletian – The Artist Agency
- Shawn Yancy – Journalist, Fox 5
- Lesli Foster- Anchor, WUSA 9
- Holly Bertone* – Pink Fortitude
- Michelle Schoenfeld* – Renu Med Spa
- Katherine K Allen – Availor Philanthropy
- Monica Byrd – Baby Bash and Bling
- Marianne Horinko* – The Horinko Group
- Wendy Pittman – My Bougie Baby
- Christine St. Vil – Moms’ N Charge
- Emily Gonzaga – D’Milikah Collection
- Kara Reade – Gomez – Best Face Forward
- Angelica Talan – Clarendon Moms
- Tameka Young – Runway Model
- Julie Bullock: Pharmacologist
- Christy Cottrell: Public Health Professional
- Funmi Balogun –TFM Consulting
- Awele Ahanonu – Philanthropist, Model
- Kim Taylor – Philanthropist, Model
- Maria José Ovalle- Very Busy Mama Blog
- Quianna Douglas: Public Health Professional
The third annual, black tie, event will focus on “Power Moms” raising funds for local non-profit organization called “Tigerlily Foundation”. Tigerlily Foundation’s programmatic goals are 1) to educate young women about breast health and encourage healthy lifestyle ; 2) to end isolation among young adult breast cancer survivors; 3) to improve quality of life for young survivors; 4) to provide practical hands-on services and support during treatment; 5) to create self-advocates; and 7) to decrease disparities regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion or culture– we want to help them get closer to their goals as they continue to educate, empower, advocate for and provide hands-on support to young women between the ages of 15-40 – before, during and after breast cancer.
Support this fundraising event by purchasing a sponsorship package , purchasing tickets to the event , donating items to be auctioned off or raffled off at the event, or donating directly to Tigerlily Foundation.
Tickets can be purchased at www.RunwayMoms.org/tickets
The event will occur on Friday, May 8, 2015; 7pm – 10pm at The Westin Crystal City (1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA)
Presented by Vinolovers, VinoFest DC is a curated wine and music festival that celebrates memorable wine experiences, flavorful music, passion for food, diverse communities, and charitable giving. This year, QuestLove will be headlining the event. The event takes place on May 9,2015 from 3pm-10pm at Storey Park in NoMa – 1005 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vinofest-dc-wine-music-festival-tickets-16170678936
For additional information, please visit http://vinofest.co/
Spring Fashion Market
Join online retailers Carnelian Boutique as well as other local, woman-owned businesses (including Cerulean Blue Jewelry, BNude Essentials and EE Cuffs) and for a Spring Fashion Market on Saturday, Nay 30th from 12 – 3pm.
The location is Gallery Plan B; 1530 14th Street NW; Washington, DC 20005
The event is free and open to the public. RSVP and you will be automatically entered to win prizes.
The Washington Humane Society 9th Annual Fashion For Paws Fashion Show
The DC area’s most popular runway benefit, Fashion for Paws (F4P), returns on May 2, 2015 with the red carpet rolling out at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Washington, located at 1000 H St., NW. Co-chaired by Gregory Riegle, Poetry Sayer, and Dr. Lauren Talarico and featuring Co-Hosts Dr. Katy Nelson and Scott Thurman, the event kicks off at 7 p.m. with festivities until 12:00 a.m. Fashion For Paws models will be dressed in the luxury retailers of Tysons Galleria. Four footed models will be outfitted in signature doggie couture by Regal & Pooch and cared for onsite by AnytimeK9.
Fore more information, a full list of 2015 models, committee members, sponsors, and to purchase your tickets or tables, please visit www.fashionforpaws.org