DC EVENT: Former WCSA Is Now Events DC, Launches New Brand

Greg O'Dell and Pam Frentzel-Beyme

The Washington Convention and Sports Authority has adopted a new name and visual identity as part of its ongoing campaign to attract more events and provide greater economic benefits for the nation’s capital. Now called Events DC, the Authority celebrated its new brand identity at an exclusive party with VIPs and other high profile guests at Sax Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC. The launch, sponsored by Washington Life and UPTOWN Magazine, included music by celebrity DJ D-Nice, premium open bar featuring specialty cocktails provided by Grey Goose, and endless hor d'oeuvres provided by Sax. Famed DC cartoonist Nick Galifianakis, celebrity stylist Paul Wharton, documentary filmmaker Karim Chrobog, and Nationals players Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard and John Lannan joined Events DC CEO Greg O’Dell in the celebration.

Paul Wharton

Events DC embodies the true identity as one united organization offering customers an extensive array of options for events of all kinds. It underscores their position as the premier source of Washington, DC’s event experience. At the same time, Events DC complements and reinforces two other brands that are central to the District’s meetings and tourism industry: Washington DC and Destination DC, the city’s tourism arm.

Nicholas Galifianakis

Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact. Events DC also manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes the historic Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, and the non-military functions of the DC Armory. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For moreinformation, please visit Events DC.

MY FASHION LUST: The Perfect White Sandal

summer white sandals, bottega veneta sandals, intermixThese Bottega Veneta sandals have to be the most perfect white sandals that I have seen this summer. Totally lusting after these wedges. Available at Intermix.

MY FASHION LUST: Have Swimsuit, Will Travel

one piece swimsuits, j.crew, halter swimsuits

Lucky for those of us who don't have that perfect bikini body, there is a sexy alternative thanks to J.Crew. This fabulous one-piece halter swimsuit with underwire put the biggest smile on my face. It also has ruched side panels that adds to its allure. Love it.

MY FASHION LUST: Dipped in Gold and Fabulous

mirit weinstock, feather necklace

I am totally lusting after this fab Mirit Weinstock feather necklace, half of which is dipped in gold. Sexy. Available at Need Supply.

DC SHOPPING EVENT: Sylvia Gottwald Jewelry at Carbon DC

Sylvia Gottwald Jewelry

One-Night Only Special Exhibit and Presentation
Shop the stunning collection of wearable art (farm-raised mother-of-pearl and pearls) and hear about Ms. Gottwald's efforts to protect our oceans. Percentage of sales will support The Ocean Foundation and SeaWeb.

TIME: 6 – 8 P.M.
RSVP: Katherine@carbondc.com

DC SHOPPING EVENT: Apifeni Trunk Show on Sunday

comfortable activewear

Get your chance to buy pieces from the revolutionary Apifeni activewear at their first trunk show of the year. Come out to lil omn yoga, 4830 V Street, NW in the Palisades neighborhood, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Danielle will have their entire line on display and available to try on. Put this on your calendar this weekend. Read more about Apifeni on our post from their launch party.

MY FASHION LUST: Travel In High Style

vintage luggage, vanity cases, topshop

Love, love, love this fabulous croc-embossed vanity case at Topshop. Love the price even more... $30.00.

MY FASHION LUST: Lonely Is A Good Thing!

gardenia bodysuit, lonely, bona drag

This is truly a blast from the past. My mother used to wear lingerie similar to the Gardenia bodysuit by Lonely. I love it. Comes in black, white, and baby blue. Available at Bona Drag.

FASHION DEAL OF THE DAY: Shifting Towards Nanette Lepore

summer dresses, nanette lepore, cusp

This lovely shift dress by Nanette Lepore is ridiculously reduced to $85.00 at Cusp. On top of that, take 25% off until July 4th. Get to shopping.

FASHION DEAL OF THE DAY: Nine West Is Clearing Its Shelves

I was so annoyed when I found these fab shoes because my size was totally sold out. Total bummer. But if you wear a 9, 9.5 or 10, you can grab a pair of the Braxton wedges at Nine West for $59.40 plus an extra 20% off if you buy two pairs of shoes today. Get to shopping.

FAB VINTAGE FIND: Vintage Ring Bling

vintage topaz ring, vintage jewelry

This vintage smokey topaz and rhinestone ring is gorgeous. This is truly a statement piece. Available at Musarra and Company.

FAB VINTAGE FIND: The Return of Guy Laroche

vintage guy larocheOh Guy Laroche. What a designer. One of the best eveningwear designers ever. Love this dress. Available at Coral Vintage.


owl bracelet, butler and wilson

Love, love, love this fabulous Butler and Wilson Owl bracelet. Available at Accessories Online for $45.27.


calvin klein sandals, thong sandals

Thong sandals need to stamp out our (not me, you) desire to wear ugly, dirty, filthy flip-flops. I hate flip-flops anywhere except the shower and the beach. Thong sandals are very stylish and extremely comfortable. The Jacky sandal by Calvin Klein is an excellent option at a great price. Available for $58.00.

MY FASHION LUST: Oh You're So Bourgeoisie

Guess, stylish handbags

To me, this bag would be the furthest thing in my mind to be a part of the Guess accessories collection. But I love it. So girly and dainty. So appropriately named - Bourgeois Flap.


Get this fab embroidered souk top at J.Crew for $24.99.

MY FASHION LUST: Karen Karam & The Perfect Alteration

karen karam, summer dresses

I adore this dress by Karen Karam. But I would have to rip out that ivory section. So unnecessary. Available at Brown's.

MY FASHION LUST: I Want My Giuseppe's

I want my Giuseppe's and I want 'em now!!! Only 600 bucks at Zappos Couture.

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: Apifeni = Your New Workout Gear

(Danielle Dobin, Dana Perino, one of the models, & Linda Erkeletian)

I really try to go to the gym regularly. But trust that I am in a pair of sweats and an oversized tee when I go. Most activewear defeats the purpose to me. I have not found anything that is comfortable and made from a fabric that breathes... I don't want to pass out. It is also killing me a little because even at the gym, I want to be stylish (it is already hard enough to try to be cute/stylish while you are sweating like a pig!!). So I was so excited to attend the Apifeni Launch last week at L2 Lounge (I am totally loving L2, by the way). I was curious to see if someone could revolutionize activewear.

So thanks to Danielle and Apifeni, a new day in stylish, modern, breathable activewear has arrived. I now know that I am not alone in my distaste for current activewear choices. That is the reason why Danielle started Apifeni. She could not find anything that worked for her. What she found was either "fugly" and not flattering or exposed body parts that we definitely don't want exposed in the gym!!! Ah, this woman knows my pain and the pain of thousands of women.

With Apifeni, Danielle has taken the best elements of activewear and shapewear and combined them to create the best fitting, most flattering and most comfortable activewear you have never had the pleasure of finding in real life. Home run. As the models walked around, everyone definitely stopped them to feel the fabrics and test the flexibility of the pieces to see if Danielle had truly solved those problems that we all face. Without a doubt, I can attest that she did.

There was the stylish and girly ruffled cami which is available in some fab colors including pink, turquoise and purple. As well as the sporty cami and the super chic flow cardigan. But my favorite things from the Apifeni collection (probably the favorites of all of the ladies in attendance) were the bottom pieces. Between the ultimate legging, the Diana pant and the vinyasa capri (my absolute fav), I was ecstatic. Why? Because the top of the bottoms starts right at the top of your rib cage. Yes, way past your waist!!!! No more pulling and tugging at your bottoms to keep them up. No more putting on a show for the person who is behind you on the treadmill!!! This is a must have in your workout wardrobe. Find out more about Apifeni and get your Apifeni Gear.

the ultimate legging

The Apifeni Collection

MY FASHION LUST: Channeling My Inner Gaga

Is there a Lady Gaga residing deep inside of you waiting to be released? Set her free with these too fab TV sunglasses by the one and only Jeremy Scott. Available at 80s Purple.

MY FASHION LUST: 7 Fabulous Straw Bags For Summer

Although summer has not officially arrived, it is never too early to grab a few summer essentials like a fab straw bag. You just have to have one at least. Here are a few options for all budgets. The Felix Ray bag is my absolute favorite. Get to shopping!

Felix Ray, Bloomingdale's, $136.50

Nanette Lepore, Zappos Couture, $395.00

Mar y Sol, Nordstrom, $88.00

Magid, Endless.com, $67.95

Marc Jacobs, Nordstrom, $398.00

Spiegel, $24.00

Poppie Jones, DSW, $24.99

DC ARTS & MUSIC EVENT: Ledisi Takes Over Layla Lounge

MY FASHION LUST: So Pretty In Pink

Summertime just screams for a pair of pastel pink wedges. I love the clunky wedge heel on this pair by Chinese Laundry. Available at Lori's Shoes.

DC SHOPPING EVENT: Butler & Claypool Present A Curated Vintage Bazaar

Butler & Claypool LLC will partner with media company Brightest Young Things to host a pop-up shop on June 12 from 1-7 p.m. at the Vitaminwater Uncapped Live space at 2217 14th St NW. This free event will showcase the collective’s array of hand-picked vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry, as well as the brand’s in-house collection of original handmade jewelry, ranging from rugged leather bracelets to ornate earrings.

Butler & Claypool will host three additional local vendors at the pop-up shop as part of the collective’s mission to provide customers with the most appealing selection of high-quality vintage and independently-designed clothing. Vendors are Pretty People, a new women’s vintage boutique in Old Town Alexandria; Uesa Robinson, who offers curated vintage items through a by-appointment-only shopping service; and Hugh & Crye, a menswear brand offering custom-fit dress and casual shirts.

Founded in 2010, Butler & Claypool’s mission is to provide a highly curated shopping experience that merges fashion with art, music, food and creative instruction. We believe that the items we surround ourselves with – from our clothing and accessories to the furnishings and art in our homes – should have a deeply personal quality. To that end, we cultivate relationships with vendors, designers and artists, as well as seek out new talent, so that we can present our customers with a carefully chosen selection of superior, original and unique products and services.

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: Paris Air (+ A Little Reader Discount)

Marie-Beatrice Gauthiez wanted to bring Paris to the world. Her online store, Paris Air, only sells jewelry and watches that are made by trendy French designers. It's mostly feminine pieces that you could wear everyday. Oh how we love the French! Where would fashion be without "Haute Couture?" Not very far.

She seeks out the up-and-coming designers and showcases their unique styles and approaches. These designers are brimming with ideas, dreams and energy. Designers have their own workshops and preferred suppliers. Some of them still work with ancestral techniques and with the best materials. Those jewelry are not mass-market and you won't find them everywhere! No need to fly to Paris anymore to buy what's hot among French Bobos*! (*bourgeois-bohème)

Marie offers pieces that truly represent that little slice of Paris, especially for those of us that have yet to experience it for ourselves. Soon, hopefully soon. Here are some of my favorite pieces. But you get a fabulous discount on your favorite pieces! All of my wonderful readers will enjoy a 15% discount on your purchase. Just use the promo code CAPITOLFASH. Get to shopping.


These sexy peep toe snake pumps would be a versatile add to your shoe collection. Dress these up or dress them down. Available at Arden B for $41.30.

DC FASHION EVENT: Project INVOGUE's Beautiful Disaster

Project INVOGUE Hosts Beautiful Disaster

The amazing Project INVOGUE will be hosting a fashion show: Beautiful Disaster. Profits will go to a a charity that helps children in poverty and in need. Do the right thing and help out your community. YOUR choice matters. Come for a great time, great designers and models, great performances, food and best of all, to see Project INVOGUE in action.


Beautiful Disaster

Doors open: 6:30.

Show starts: 7 pm until 9:30 pm.

Colony Ballroom at Stamp Student Union at College Park.

Cost: $10 in advance
$15 at the door
$20 for VIP. [includes the best seats in the room, special gifts, passes to meet backstage and more.]

Buy your tickets online at: Project INVOGUE - Beautiful Disaster

Meet and Greet with food after the show.

Come dressed to impress. Photographers will be present.

Bring everyone.

More details will be coming.
Follow us on twitter @ProjectinVogue


More questions, message us or email us: ProjectInVogue@gmail.com

FAB VINTAGE FIND: Fabulous VIntage GIvenchy

Love this beautiful white vintage Givenchy handbag. So fabulous. Available at My Soft Parade.

FAB VINTAGE FIND: Vintage Statement Jewelry at The Lovely Allison

Consider vintage pieces when you are looking for a fab statement piece. This silver and crystal chandelier necklace is a perfect option. Available at The Lovely Allison.

FAB VINTAGE FIND: Pink & Purple Cluster Bead Earrings

Clip-on earrings take me back to the days of snooping around in my mother's jewelry box. I would sneak her earrings to wear to school. This pair of pink and purple beaded earrings remind me of her. Available at Pink Twill.

Rukiya's World: Get the Look

Yesterday, Kelly Rowland stepped out looking fresh faced and fabulous in a casually chic maxi dress. Here's how you can get a similar look.
Jimmy Choo Cork Wedges

Diane Von Furstenburg Ethyl Printed Maxi Dress

Juicy Couture Cognac Brentwood Hobo Purse