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 & 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!

Summer 2017 – Men On The Move

Fashion Group International® DC Presents
SS17 Men On The Move

On June 22, 2017 at 7p.m. The Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc will present Men On The Move at Paul Stuart CityCenterDC.  Men On The Move will feature international leaders of the fashion industry discussing the male’s perspective of the predominately female-dominated fashion industry and the increasing market share of men’s fashion in the industry. The panel will be moderated by Timothy R. Lowery the General Manager of CityCenterDC. Our international and domestic panelists include:

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)

Complimentary gourmet bites from Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, and complimentary libations from District Distilling Co. will be served.
Adding to the festivities, an after party will follow at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House!

WHEN:
Thursday, June 22, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE:
Paul Stuart
906 I St NW, Washington DC 20001

FGIDC Members – $25
Non-Members – $35

*Tickets Are Limited

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Timothy R. Lowery 

Timothy R. Lowery has been with the international real estate firm Hines since 2002 and has been responsible for the management, coordination, due diligence, project management and leasing of over seven (7) million square-feet of property developed and acquired by Hines in multiple regions during his tenure with the company. Timothy is a Senior Manager with Hines and serves as the General Manager of the CityCenterDC project. After being in multiple locations during his career, Timothy now considers Washingtonian, DC home and is a proud Washingtonian…named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top ten Washington, DC Style Setters of 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Auriemma

Ralph Auriemma has now been the creative Director of Paul Stuart, a bastion of classic American menswear and timeless style, for over 4 years. A sartorial institution that has successfully maintained an extremely high quality of design and construction since its inception in 1938. Paul Stuart takes its inspiration from the golden-age of Hollywood, finding the fine balance between the brash and the understated in its creations. Ralph Auriemma is responsible for this meticulous approach to the American sartorial powerhouse, and knows a thing or two about the industry – he’s a veteran of the menswear scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Nettey

Working in Menswear buying for over a decade. Started as an assistant buyer for one of the biggest department stores in London Debenhams where he worked on men’s accessories and eventually footwear.

He then got head hunted to Next where he took the helm as the buyer for the men’s footwear division. Recently covered by GQhttp://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/gq-menswear-briefing-5-january-2017, he left the retailer to join the International footwear supplier Sugi International, where he has established the firm’s first U.K office, as the Head of design and development .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Quaye

Sam is the EMEA Planning Manager at Nike, overseeing performance and athletic wear. He is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. With a successful tracks record, he has been working in the fashion industry for over 12 years. He began his career at the high end and design led British brand Kurt Geiger, and worked for the most desirable international brands including Fred Perry, Harrods and Ralph Lauren across Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael James Lee

Michael is currently the buying manager for Coach, looking after men’s and women’s runway collection for the the European business across retail and wholesale.  He previously worked at Ralph Lauren as buyer for men’s wovens and purple label, All Saints as menswear buyer, and bought branded sportswear at Debenhams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anton Papich

Anton Papich, part of the award winning duo of Anton+Prehn, has a passion for creating sensuous images that envelope the viewers’ senses. Focusing primarily on fashion editorials and celebrity portraiture and inspired by the images of Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Lillian Bassman, his cutting edge style has been seen in countless editorial publications ranging from Surface magazine, Essence, Italian Vogue, PopLife, Food, as well as virtually every publication in the D.C. Metropolitan area including Modern Luxury, Capitol File, Washington Life, Baltimore Bride and Washingtonian. Twenty five years after embarking on this creative journey he continues to divide his time between D.C., NY and LA.