The “Go To” List: January 9-15
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
FGI S/S TRENDS OVERVIEW AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Bo Concept at Tysons Galleria| 2001 International Drive; McLean, VA
Presented by Refinery 29 DC Editor Holly Thomas, this comprehensive trend report will highlight trends from the New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion week collections.
THE BUSINESS OF FASHION NETWORKING EVENT
Red Hue Boutique| 36-F Maryland Ave; Rockville, MD
A mini-semnar on branding, marketing and promoting for designers, photographers, bloggers, MUAs, hairstylists, retail entrepreneurs and others involved in the business of fashion. Guests will enjoy a complementary mani-bar by George Bacchus Salon and Spa and mini makeovers by Motives makeup artists. The evening’s featured guest speakers will be Kristin Ikenson from DC Magazine, Katherine Martinez from La Petite Marmoset and a surprise guest from the fashion retail industry.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
SWAP TIL YOU DROP AT BLACKEYED SUSIE
Clothing Drop off from 5:30 to 6:45 PM
Swap 7-8:30 PM
$10 to swap with at least five items, $15 without. Do not bring undergarments, bathing suits, soiled clothing, or clothing with holes, tears or pilling. All items must be clean, new or gently worn. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at The Getaway from 5:30 to 7pm (1400 Meridian Place). Free Swapaholics reusable shopping bag while supplies last.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012
WORLD SWAP DAY WITH THE DC GOODWILL FASHIONISTA
Join the DC Goodwill Fashionista at the Arlington Goodwill store location and swap women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. You’ll have a chance to mix and mingle with other savvy Goodwill shoppers and spread a little “swaplove.”
There will be a $1 raffle tickets for some great prizes: Two Goodwill gift certificates, free admission to a future swap event by DewdropDC, and an entire Rock Band set! The funds from raffle ticket sales will go directly to Goodwill of Greater Washington’s job training and support programs.
Click here for more information and to order tickets.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
WASHINGTONIAN BRIDE AND GROOM UNVEILED
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Mandarin Oriental| 1330 Maryland Avenue SW; Washington, DC 20024
Meet with the area’s best wedding florists, caterers, planners, makeup artists, hair stylists, photographers, and other talented vendors catch a runway show featuring the latest gowns from Reem Acra Champagne, cocktails, cake tastings, and giveaways. Click here to buy tickets.
NANA’S 2ND ANNUAL CLOTHING SWAP
Nana| 3068 Mount Pleasant Street NW; Washington, DC
Start the year off right and resolve to say out with the old and in with the new. Strip your closet of all those things you’ve bought, or received as gifts, but never wear. Nana is making it super easy by hosting their second annual clothing swap. This way you can purge yourself of the old stuff talking up precious closet space and stock up on new finds you’ll actually want to wear.
Click here for more event details and to purchase tickets.
PLANET MAUD VINTAGE AND CO. PRESENTS THE VINTAGE COLLECTIVE: VOLUME THREE
Marvin| 14th Street Northwest; Washington, DC
Peruse vintage, pre-loved and indie designed goods for both men and women. Proceeds will benefit local non-profit Teaching for Change. Participating vendors include ZuluGypsy Vintage, Gen-XY Vintage, The Vintage Man, Mila & Fire and Planet Maud Vintage and Co. Click here to obtain free tickets.