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.

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


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 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


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


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


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.