Spring Shopping, Here You Come!

Shopping at the same old places can be a bit boring, and if you go on the regular, you might have run out of things to see – and buy. Here are some more options around the DMV to spice up your shopping life!

Georgetown

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A staple in DC for shopping, dining, and nightlife. There are a plethora of boutiques and antique stores, as well as national retailers, so you never miss out. By strolling down M Street or Wisconsin you are sure to find a new treasure for your closet or home, but if you don’t you can always find something to make your stomach happy *cough* Baked & Wired.

 

Mosaic District

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If you don’t live in DC and DC traffic is not your thing, then the Mosaic District maybe just the place. There are tons of dining and shopping opportunities available, and if you want to catch a movie at the theater. Don’t forget to stop by Take 5 Boutique if you want a unique and global taste that embodies the metropolitan women of the DMV. However, if you are looking for some new bling to add to your collection, stop by Sophie Blake New York and you won’t want to leave without something new.

 

Dupont Circle

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This DC neighborhood has a diverse selection of clothing stores, art galleries, bookstores, and coffee shops. If you are looking for a hat for derby season you can find that in Dupont Circle too. If you are looking for more traditional retail therapy, you can always head down a couple blocks onto Connecticut Avenue.

 

Old Town Alexandria

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If you want the historic feel of Georgetown, but don’t actually want to deal with the DC bustle, Old town Alexandria may be the place for you. Placed right outside of DC, you can still get the DC feel, but you won’t have busyness of the city. With an eclectic mix of small shops and big box stores you’ll sure to find a new gem.

 

Chevy Chase

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If luxury shopping is for you, then Wisconsin Ave and Western Ave may be your new favorite place. From the the shops at Wisconsin Place to The Collection window shopping may not be enough. Besides, who wouldn’t want to go grocery shopping at Whole Foods in their new Jimmy Choo’s? Maybe even stop by and pick up a new Tiffany Blue box for your collection. Or you can go to Bloomingdales and won’t want to leave.

 

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Downtown DC has become more and more popular with CityCenterDC. Whether you are just window shopping, or you are having a treat yourself day, there are numerous upscale shopping opportunities form Hermes to a Caudalie spa. Also, on your way out don’t forget to get yourself a piece of crack pie form Milk Bar.

Post-Fashion Week Blues?

Anyone else have the post fashion week blues? We know we do. To reminisce on the amazing fashion we saw, here is a recap of Paris Fashion Week.

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Comme des Garçons, Mui Mui, Anthony Vaccarello, Rochas

FLOWER POWER

Florals from Spring 2016 transitioned into Fall 2016. However, the florals in the fall were not all light and airy. There were a lot of darker moods, which is expected for the fall. The floral motif was illustrated from folkloric to romantic and sexy, and even edgy. From embellishments to embroidering, to just printing it on, florals were everywhere.

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Nina Ricci, Stella McCartney, Balmain, Véronique Branquinho

VELVET

Velvet is a staple on the fall runways of Paris Fashion Week, but designers had new takes on the staple textile. Baroque and sporty styles were prevalent, but there also was the a street edge take on velvet as well.

 

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Givenchy, Vanessa Seward, Hermès, Valentino

NEUTRAL NUDES

Flesh tones, taupes, and creams flowed out on the runways. They ranged from knits to wool, and even leather and lace. The neutral tones were easy on the skin and eyes, but they were definitely not easy to miss.

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Burberry, Y/Project, John Galliano, Undercover

STRUCTRED 80’S

Welcome back to the power suit. There were lots of incorporations of the power suit from the 80’s. The traditional men’s structure was all over the runways as well as the usual military inspiration, whether it was from the cut, color, or fabric of the garment.

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Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Acne Studios, Christian Dior

SLIPPING SHOULDERS

The off the shoulder look was very popular on the runways of Paris Fashion Week. Not all of the designers exposed skin though. There was lots of layering being paired with the off the shoulder look and styled to look relaxed. Besides, bare shoulders would be a bit cold for the fall.

Until the next one, fashion week, Au Revoir!

Spring 2016 Fashion Showcase at the Warner Theatre

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On Tuesday, February 9 2016, The Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc. (FGIDC) presented the Fashion Group International’s curated trend presentation followed by an exhibit featuring fashion trends interpreted through the lens of top DC photographers.  While sipping cocktails in the stimulating historic space, over 50 well-heeled Washingtonians, found unique inspiration and a comprehensive presentation for the season’s trends as presented on the runways at New York Fashion Week, including athleisure, bodouir inspired clothing, layering, trim details and relaxed fits. Photographs from top DC fashion and lifestyle photographers including Anton Papich, Violetta Markelou, Master Williams, Tim Coburn, Kate Warren, Monica True, Creative Theory and Walter Grio were up for silent auction to benefit FGIDC’s upcoming outreach initiatives.

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Let’s Talk Live Gives Sneak Peak of Upcoming Spring Trends Event

Heather Menis, Marketing & Publicity Chair, was on Let’s Talk Live sharing some spring trends (courtesy of #FGIDCMember Redeem and lovely models of #FGIDCMember T.H.E. Artist Agency) that will be coming up soon, and will be presented at our Spring Trends & Photo Exhibit. The Fashion Group International of Greater Washington D.C. spring trends event will be held at the Warner Theater on Tuesday, February 9th. Tickets for the event are available at fgidcspring2016trends.eventbrite.com

Sneak Peak of Spring Fashion Trends & Photo Exhibit on Great Day Washington

Elaine Mensah, Director of Fashion Group International D.C., shows Meaghan Mooney some spring fashion trends from Cusp Georgetown, with models from #FGIDCMember T.H.E Artist Agency, and talks about our upcoming spring trends & photo exhibit on Great Day Washington. The Fashion Group International of Greater Washington D.C. spring showcase will be held at the Warner Theater on Tuesday, February 9th. Tickets for the event are available at fgidcspring2016trends.eventbrite.com

 

You’re Invited: Spring 2016 Trend Presentation & Photo Exhibit

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Fashion Group International ® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc. Presents
Spring 2016 Trend Presentation & Photo Exhibit
Experience the season’s trends through the lens of of DC’s fashion & lifestyle photographers

Fashion | Exhibit | Open Bar
Warner Theatre
513 13th St NW,
Washington, DC 20004
Art available for purchase. Proceeds benefiting FGIDC.
RSVP
FGIDC Members: $25*
Non-Members: $35
*membership will be validated
 
7p-9p

Holiday Gift Guide on Good Morning Washington

In conjunction to Fashion Group International® DC’s Holiday 2015 Gift Guide, FGIDC’s Regional Director Elaine Mensah and Publicity Chair Heather Menis showcased the perfect gift for all types of fashionista’s and fashionisto’s in your life on Good Morning Washington. All of the gifts would be excellent for the holiday gift giving season.


Watch the segment on ABC7

Celebrating the Holidays FGIDC-style!

To close our chapter on 2015, on December 8, 2015, FGIDC welcomed members, friends and family to an intimate dinner curated in a raw space in Georgetown Park.  Lit by bistro lights and candles, well-heeled Washingtonians enjoyed libations, 4 courses communal style and dancing.  The night was magical and was a true reflection of how far we’ve come this year and a launch to where we are headed in 2016. Our sponsors – Georgetown Park, Pinstripes, Barrel DC, Nate Le Chef, Malmaison, Martin’s Tavern, Elegance & Simplicity, and A Little Bit of Whimsy Photography were so incredibly generous and were critical to the success of the night. We dined, we communed, and we danced! Here’s to you and yours this holiday season.

See below for a glimpse of the night (photos by A Little Bit of Whimsy Photography)

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015

If you are looking for some gift ideas for this holiday season, look no further. Fashion Group International Greater Washington DC found the perfect gifts for the different types of fashionistas and fashionistos in your life. Bonus – they are locally designed, American-made and available in the DC area.

 

For the Devout Diva

The fashionista who bringing her no-detail overlooked style to the pew on Christmas, add a touch of pearl and a little sparkle this holiday season with this handcrafted garnet gemstone pendant ($157) by Virginia based Drukker Designs.  107-PEAW-GARR_W_5EP_grande

The Early Adaptor Fashionisto

The runways have predicted the return of clean-shaven faces for Spring 2016. For the early-adapter fashionisto saying goodbye to the beard trend, Grooming Lounge’s Light Horn Shaving Set ($290). Available at Grooming Lounge barbershops: Tysons Galleria and 1745 L Street, NW, Washington, DC.
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For the Edgy Minimalist

For the on-the-go girl that always looks effortlessly impeccable, you can’t go wrong with a little black dress ($280) from Erika Schrieber – especially for the holidays. The fashionable woman will probably have a lot of stylish events to attend and this look is sure fit perfectly when hopping from one event to the next. With the tasteful V-neck and modern midi split, it’s a winner.

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For the Woman with an Eye for Design

With that little black dress, they are going to have to accessorize! We LOVE the Sophie Blake NY Stella Cuff ($295). It’s just the right of edge for the girl who leaves no detail overlooked.

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The Dapper DC Dude

For the Dapper Dude always looking for ways to bring personal style to his buttoned-up work attire, the End of the Road Bow Tie by Knot by Tiffa ($35) is one of our favorite local bow tie brands. They have classic and playful prints that work for everything from office to happy hour.

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For the Girly Girl

Help her complete her elegant evening look with this classic accessory by local designer Laura Lee. The Stepping Out clutch is an elegant purse with full beading and magnetic closure ($399). Sized at 12 x 5 inches, with approximately 10,000 beads, the Stepping Out clutch is large enough to hold your essentials, and sleek enough for your favorite dress.

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For the eco-friendly beauty lover

If someone on your list goes out of their way to eat organic and live carbon-neutral but loves beauty products – The Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer in Backstage Beauty will make their day ($18).  This nail lacquer is durable, high-shine and chip-resistant all the while toxin free.

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2015 Holiday Window

This year, it is our pleasure to announce the unveiling of our Holiday Window at Georgetown Park!! Home to our 2015 FGIDC Holiday Party, Georgetown Park was incredibly generous in giving us a beautiful bay window to decorate for the season. We took advantage of the opportunity and gave the window a simple yet sophisticated design. Take a look and let us know what you think! We look forward to seeing you at #FGIDCHoliday next week!

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