Well, well. Aren’t we lucky Bitches? Miss Cori Sue was invited to be a celebrity model in the Saks Fifth Avenue fall fashion show hosted by DC Magazine last Saturday. The event, a Fete of Food, Fashion, and Fun, was held at DC’s Policy. I, of course, was stationed proudly as her official photographer. The girl has been running 50 miles a week in preparation for the Marine Corps Marathon. It was only appropriate that she flaunt her fantastic figure in designer duds.
Under the glittery chandeliers, hot lights and, um, graffiti, she cat-walked. And in a gorgeous Alice + Olivia gray sheath dress, no less (with hot leather paneling down the side!). Also in the ensemble: A grey leopard print coat by Gryphon that was to-die-for. All of the clothes are available at the Saks in Tyson’s.
The best part of the evening was getting to mix and mingle with all the other local personalities/philanthropists/entrepreneurs who paraded down the runway. Katherine Kennedy was topped with an awesome blonde mohawk-mane (I hope she rocked that hair all night!), and K Street Kate (always fab to run into the lovely Kate) wore skin-tight leather pants. Go girl!
We’d been dying to meet Aureta Thomollari, president of DNA Luxury Consulting and a fashion blogger at aureta.net. Cori Sue and I have been lusting after her wardrobe for months on the Web. She was even more gracious, poised, and charming in person. Aureta, who styled herself, wore an Alice + Olivia sequin blazer and feather skirt, paired with her own Gucci sandals. Check out her fabulous style and her phenomenal collection of designer and vintage pieces on her blog. I mean, the girl could open a museum (can you tell I’m jealous?).
Craig Melvin is an anchor and reporter on DC’s NBC4 (the weekend edition news at 6 and 11).
Nichole Devolites is the Marketing Director for Tyson’s Galleria.
Chef Brian Murphy told us he began his career at the iconic Chez Francois in Great Falls, Virginia. But it was at L’ Auberge where he was first introduced to fine cuisine. Since then, he shared stoves with some of D.C.’s. culinary legends.
Ernie Arias is the area director of sales and marketing for Park Hyatt Washington & Park Hyatt Hotels North America.
Natasha Barrett is on ABC7 news at 5 and 6 p.m. She also hosts the daily talk show, Let’s Talk Live, at 11 a.m. on TBD TV.
Katherine Kennedy is a philanthropist who works on business development and provides resources for many fashion savvy charities.
Steve Chenevey is the morning news anchor for Fox Broadcasting in D.C. He’s won the Edward R. Murrow award and is also a four-time Emmy winner, including Best Anchor Emmy for the Capital Region.
Kate Michael is the ubiquitous K Street Kate. She competed in Miss America as a representative of the District of Columbia in 2007.
Jason Mandel is a residential real estate broker with Coldwell Banker.
A personal friend, Lindsey Becker does marketing for luxury brands through DC Magazine, and she also plans fabulous D.C. magazine events like this one.
Erwin Gomez is an internationally recognized celebrity makeup artist. He is constantly beautifying hard-working women, including music artists, TV personalities, even princesses, all over the world.