Cocktails & Conversation 2016



Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc Invites You
Cocktails & Conversation
Meet The Insiders

Join the FGIDC board poolside for an evening of networking and relationship building with our member insiders & influencers:

Sophie Blake
Sophie Blake NY
Accessories – Womens

Aba Kwawu
Public Relations

Kitiya King
Mischo Beauty

Nadine Naskoviak
Ralph Lauren Mens

Drew Graham
Accessories – Mens

Kim Elleen Atkins
Kim Elleen

Lynda Erkiletian
T.H.E. Artist Agency
Talent Agency

Carroll Thomas
Manufacturing Extension Program

Penthouse Pool Club-The Yards
1212 4th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Non-Members: $10

Cash Bar



Still Looking for Places to Shop?

With the weather getting nicer – hopefully – outdoor shopping seems more and more enjoyable. If you are still looking for places to shop after our initial suggestions, here are a few more places to check out for those days you just want to get out of the house or need some retail therapy.



Downtown DC has become more and more popular with CityCenterDC,  who also sponsored our Fall 2015 trends presentation .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.

 Eastern Market

Eastern Market

Eastern Market is a DC institution with a farmers market that offers a wide array of produce, flowers, baked goods, delicatessen, meats, and much more. With the arts and crafts fair on Saturdays and flea market on Sundays that feature antiques, arts, crafts, and imported goods; there is always something to see.

Union Station

Union Station

The city’s train station, Union Station is home to upscale shops and restaurants. With over 130 stores and numerous restaurants. There is always something to look at. Union Station is also a great place to catch a dinner and movie.

Metro Center

7th St Metro Center

If you are looking for some inexpensive retail therapy Metro Center is where it is at. With staples, such as Zara and H&M, you are sure to find something in style and inexpensive. If you are looking for a bit more luxe, check out Upstairs on 7th where you can get women’s couture fashion and accessories.

14th & U Street


There are numerous places to shop at 14th & U street corridor. Redeem is the place to go if you have a more minimalist style. Their clothes are simple, yet unique and upscale for both men and women.  However, if you are shopping for just the men in your life, Whiskey Ginger is the place to stop by. There you can find fashionable men’s clothing and accessories.

Bethesda Row
Bethesda Row

Bethesda Row has a unique mix of shopping and good eats. Nando’s anyone? Bethesda Row has everything in one spot. Sportswear, casual wear, to womenswear there is no need to go anywhere else.


Now time to go shopping!

Beauty Masterclass & Workshop with Estée Lauder

FGIDC Beauty-Bloomies

Fashion Group International® Washington, DC, Inc Invites You
Beauty Masterclass
Workshop on the industry of beauty, trends of the season, and tips & tricks on best application.

Thursday, May 19th

At Your Service
Chevy Chase On 2

FGIDC Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

Get your tickets by May 6, 2016 and receive a $15 giftcard towards your Estée Lauder beauty purchase that night.

10% of sales from your total purchase will be donated to Fashion Group International® Of Greater Washington, DC, Inc




Yesterday, SoulCycle West End hosted FGIDC members and our friends for an amazing Cardio Party! THANK YOU SOULCYCLE! We were treated to an intense sweat session that got us motivated and ready for the Summer. Our instructor Abby was the best and we couldn’t have thought of a better way to kick off the season. Check out #FGIDCSweat on Instagram to see photos!

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!



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


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


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


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

Chevy Chase

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.




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.