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Recap: Rag & Bone Opening Party

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Between the bills and the fashion magazines that I get in the mail, sometimes there are a few truly fabulous party invitations. Digging through the stack a few weeks ago, I squealed with delight at the invitation from the Aba Agency for the Rag & Bone private launch party.

Why? The event was to be hosted by the designers themselves: Marcus Wainwright and David Neville.

Rag & Bone is already open in Georgetown; we previewed the store last month. But this event was the true D.C. premiere for the brand. The two-level Georgetown store was packed with all the movers and shakers in fashion and media in Washington.

When we arrived, we spotted Real Housewives of DC personalities including Ebong Eka, Paul Wharton and THE Artist Agency’s Lynda Erkiletian (who is adorable, BTW, and newly obsessed with Twitter) mingling with designers David and Marcus. Star struck, I asked the soft-spoken, British, and incredibly handsome David to snap a photo with me. Swoon.

Photo credit: Cori Sue Morris

We spotted everyone from radio personalities like Tommy McFly to writers and editors from Washington Life, Washington Post, Washington Flyer, Daniel of REVAMP, who was behind the lens per usual, and the lovely Melissa of Gilt City DC.

Of course, the fashionable set were there: Aureta, who was wearing a stunning red maxi skirt and beaded jacket, Betsy of Fashion is Spinach, and Rachel of Project Beltway, who is a rag & bone ambassador. Everyone was dressed to the nines, strategically emulating the design house’s relaxed, urban style. There were lots of blazers, bright pants, and asymmetrical hemlines among the women, while the men boasted tailored looks—form-fitting pants, vests, blazers and cardigans—all signatures of rag & bone.

Best of all, I spent some quality time with my dear friend and former roommate, Angelo, one of the most fabulous men in Washington. Angelo now runs the rag & bone store, and his well-tailored ensemble shows he’s putting that employee discount to good use.

Photo credit: Cori Sue Morris

Peacock Café provided small bites, champagne and beer—if you were lucky to make it to the bar amid the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of the best dressed in Washington. For more photos, head on over to REVAMP.

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