2017 FGIDC Holiday Party

Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc Invites You to

Our 2017 Holiday Party

Celebrate the holiday season and the end of another sucessful year with us on Dec. 6. Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, fabulous company and holiday cheer at the Appollo, the new luxury residential and retail development in Washington, D.C.’s historic H Street Corridor. Music by DJ Fanci.

Wed, December 6, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

The Apollo

600 H Street Northeast

Washington, DC 20002

FGIDC Members: FREE
Non-Members: $35

#FGIDC

* Membership will be validated

{Event} The Business Behind The Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc presents

The Business Behind The Blog

Join FGIDC and top bloggers from our region, as we discuss the fundamental business skills needed to create a successful and engaging blog.  The topics we discuss will incude:

– Branding

– Content Strategy

– Marketing Partnerships

– The Future of Blogging

Moderator: 
Heather Menis @FifthandMainPR
Panelist:
Barnette Holston – @DCFashionFool
Lola Phaefler – @OhLolaBlog
Keke Olisemeka – @StyleYourSelfie
Julien Garman – @JulienGarman

 

Thursday, October 26th
7:00 pm – 8:30 om

Canvas Co/Work
1203 19th Street NW
Washington DC 20036

FGIDC Members – $15
Non-Members – $25

 

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Heather Menis

After 15 years of public relations and marketing experience, Heather Shaw Menis left the corporate world to pursue her entrepreneurial goals.

Her mission; to bring corporate know-how to small and locally-owned fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and design businesses looking to establish their brand in the DC market and beyond. From directing local marketing efforts for Saks Fifth Avenue to launching boutique hotels and fine dining restaurants in DC, Heather has built a vast network of contacts in the DC market and the luxury market nationwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnette Holston

Barnette Holston, also known as the DCFashion Fool runs a men’s fashion and lifestyle blog under the same name. The blog was set up to provide style inspiration and fashion tips to encourage guys to define their own style as well as to showcase his own personal flair. Through his social media platforms he introduces new brands and his personal favorites.

With his motto, “You too can be a fool for fashion, Barnette wants to prove that guys don’t have to be afraid of fashion. Many have a notion that Washingtonians have no sense of style and there’s nothing going in town beside politics and legal affairs. He wants to dispel that notion by showing off his sense of style as seen through his eyes and through his travels and adventures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lola Pfaehler

Lola Pfaehler began blogging after becoming inspired by her daughter Vera’s birth to be a strong woman and follow her dreams while simultaneously becoming a mom. Originally from Venezuela, she began her blog in Miami, where she grew her audience significantly within her first year, working with such brands as Coach, Neutrogena, Dove, Johnson, Coca Cola, and Daniel Wellington, among others. Her style is chic, edgy, and city-centered, and she always adds a fun dash of Vera in her posts. Lola writes weekly about relatable subjects that range from the latest fashion trends to other genuine topics like finding time for fashion after pregnancy, dealing with post-pregnancy body changes, or finding time to do what you love all while being a full-time mom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keke Olisemeka

Hello my name is Keke Olisemeka, I’m a wife and mother of four that’s obsessed with fashion, traveling and beautiful new life discoveries. In my corporate career I’ve been a top tech recruiter,  a branding and communications specialist in my siblings start up and a Practice Administrator in my husband’s Urgent Care Practice, but none of those roles truly represented me or my passions.

I believe that women have so many obligations in life, that they allow life pass them by.  StyleYourSelfie is not just about style  you wear, but living life in style.  Let’s have fun, be fearless, stay fabulous, and remain fashionable through this thing called life.

One of my goals is having my own affordable yet head-turning fashion line offering women fabulous yet totally affordable, comfy clothes that make them always feel like the best in the room… A girl can only dream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julien Garman

It’s Julien is a fashion and lifestyle blog catered to women looking for budget-friendly inspiration for everyday style. I’ll also help you decide how to curate your closet and decide which items are worth investing in.

Julien aims to conquer style challenges (like how to wear a crop top to work), loves sharing her favorite local shops, and covers DC’s most fashionable events. She lives in the DC area with her hubby and their mischievous pup, Dallas.

Julien has worked with brands like Rent the Runway, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, and Ralph Lauren. She’s been featured on Brightest Young Things, Washingtonian Magazine, D/CITY, and named “Best Fashion Blogger” in Northern Virginia Magazine in 2016.

Cocktails & Conversation – Summer 2017

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, The Fashion Group International ® DC (FGIDC) hosted some of DC’s top creative tastemakers and innovators at the Summer 2017 Cocktails and Conversation networking event.  The event was held at the beautiful Vida Penthouse Pool Club in Washington DC.   At the event all the new 2017 incoming members were highlighted and celebrated in true FGIDC fashion and style!  It was truly a night to remember.

See gallery below for photos from the event (photos by The AnD Creatives).

 

 

 

Cocktails & Conversations – Summer 2017

 

Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc Invites You to
Cocktails & Conversation
Meet The 2017 New Members

Join the FGIDC board poolside for an evening of networking and relationship building with our new 2017 members:

Dana Matasa
Royal Blue Fine Clothing

Frederique Stephanie
The Pop Up House

Joy Kingsley-Ibeh
LoveJoy Image

Marquia Kinard
GlamQui

Jeff Enriquez
Jeff Enriquez Makeup

Kendall Dishek
Laura Lee Designs

Tracey Crockett
Chic.Classy.Spicy.

Elizabeth St John
Elizabeth St John

Chris Loney
London’s Pedisoaks

Keke Olisemeka
StyleYourSelfie.Com

Sahra Schukraft
Shop the City, LLC

Joelle Firzli
Design and Flow

Kaitlin Puccio
Bent Frame

Donna Reamy
Virginia Commonwealth University

VIDA Penthouse Pool Club
1212 4th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Thursday, July 13, 2017
6:30p-8:30p

FGIDC Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10

Cash Bar

#FGIDC

* Membership will be validated

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International Men On The Move

On the evening of Thursday, June 22, 2017 FGIDC hosted their third annual men’s event, MEN ON THE MOVE at the Paul Stuart Store in CityCenterDC.  The beautiful home of the luxury retailer was the perfect location to host such an esteemed international executive panel.  Attendees enjoyed gourmet bites from Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, and complimentary specialty cocktails from District Distilling Co.. Additionally, gift cards from Grooming Lounge, and Blank Label were presented to each attendee.

The panel discussion was lead by Timothy R. Lowery, General Manager of CityCenterDC.  The international and domestic executive panel included:

Ralph Auriemma – Creative Director, Paul Stuart (New York, NY)
Samuel Nettey – Head of Design & Development, Sugi International (London, UK)
Sam Quaye – DTC Planning Manager, Nike Headquarters in (Amsterdam, NL)
Michael James Lee – Buying Manager, Coach (London, UK)
Anton Papich – Fashion Photographer (Washington, DC)

The discussion covered everything from how each participant got their start in the fashion industry, to the current state of the global retail environment and the men’s category within it. As the panel came to a close questions were addressed by the 90+ attendees.

Once the event was over, the festivities continued next door at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House for an amazing after party!