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This Week: Fashion! (Sept. 6-11)

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It’s a short week, but it’s absolutely packed with fashion events, from a night of vintage love to Fashion’s Night Out. Hope your wardrobe is ready!


Don your favorite vintage ensemble. The Textile Museum, in partnership with the Pink Line Project, is hosting an evening fashion event for vintage-clothing lovers, with live music from Laughing Man in the garden, DJ Baby Alcatraz in the galleries, drinks, and a vintage clothing swap coordinated by Trash Cats. If you bring a clothing donation for DC’s Martha’s Table, you’ll get a raffle ticket. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, get them here. 

PM at the TM
Photo credit: PM at the TM


It’s Fashion’s Night Out, and our agenda for Thursday evening is kind of ridiculous. So, we’re going to divide and conquer. Here’s where we’ll be:

Cori Sue will start her evening at The Fashionable Life, a beauty and fashion happy hour hosted by LilyPad Events at Hillyer Art Space. Makeup artists from MAC, Philosophy, Bobbi Brown, and YSL will be doing makeovers, plus there will be free manicures, massages, consultations with stylists and image consultants, and, of course, cocktails and food from a personal chef. Get tickets here.

I will start the evening at Saks Fifth Avenue in Tysons for Fashion’s Night Out: In Good Taste and Health, a prelude to this November’s March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction. Hosted by DC Magazine, the evening will showcase fall collections and offer bites from top local chefs. Beauty, well-being and fitness consultations will be available, and 10 percent of all purchases and silent auction proceeds (featuring donations from top designers) will benefit the March of Dimes. 4 to 7 p.m. RSVP here.

Next up, Cori Sue will stop by Michel Richard Citronelle for My DC Style‘s Vintage en Vogue fashion show in the lobby of the Latham Hotel. Master sommelier Kathryn Morgan will be pouring at a Fashionista Wine Bar, and hors d’oeuvres from the acclaimed kitchen of Citronelle will be fashionably served. On the runway, April Jones Firoozabadi will present Banana Republic’s accessible luxury collection, modeled during two fashion shows at 7 pm and 8:30 pm. Tickets are $25, call (202) 625-2150 or email [email protected].

Afterwards, we’ll both be in Georgetown for the Fashion’s Night Out extravaganza. More than 100 shops will be participating this year, offering sales, events, and giveaways. I will be planted at the Brightest Young Things Lounge at Dean & DeLuca, with a DJ, wine tasting, chef demos, a Nectar Skin touch-up bar, DC Scout books and photos. Cori Sue will likely swing by Urban Chic, where K Street Kate is hosting cocktails and treats. See the full list of events here.


The Wgirls DC will be bartending at the Blue Banana Friday night, and all tips will be donated to support DC Farm to School Week. Plus, they’re planting seedlings for school gardens on the back porch. No cover. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 3632 Georgia Ave., NW.

We’ll be at Ozio for the 7th Annual Blondes vs. Brunettes Draft Party. Cori Sue has been drafted to play on Team Brunette in the powderpuff football game November 12. The charity plans to raise more than $100,000 for the National Capital Alzheimer’s Association this year. There are drink specials all night long, so come meet the players! 6-9 p.m., 1813 M Street N.W., Washington, D.C.


I’m breaking out my flapper dress on Saturday night for a 1920s costume ball at historic The Washington Club, which once served as The White House in 1927 under President Coolidge. 1920s-style hors d’oeuvres will be served, together with era-inspired cocktails from the cash bar. Guests will mingle in the Club’s Great Rooms before dancing begins later in the evening to a live 1920s band. Tickets are $40, get them here.


Brunch! Wheo, what a week!

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