The Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, DC, Inc presents
The Art of Buying with Ken Downing
Fashion Director & Senior VP of Neiman Marcus
FGIDC Regional Director Elaine Mensah will lead an intimate discussion on the ins and outs of buying in the fashion industry with Ken Downing, the famed tastemaker who oversees women’s and men’s trends for Neiman Marcus, manages a team of fashion editors in the company’s New York office, and directs 200 merchants on what is fashionable and what to buy for each season.
The event will be held at a secret location to be announced before the event on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and is open to all at $25 for FGI Members and $40 for non-members.
On Thursday, May 30, FGIDC members and DC area beauty aficionados including Stephanie Green of WWD and Jamie Gulin of Greg’s List DC gathered at Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase for a beauty workshop with Estée Lauder. Estée Lauder’s Director of Education Christopher McKinney shared make up artist secrets for beautiful on-trend sophisticated faces. From the smoky eye to contouring; effective use of lip liner to the proper way to apply foundation, the information was supremely useful and full of timeless tips. For example, most of us are using 3 times more foundation than we need. Christopher demonstrated how by using a foundation brush and the exact right color; you can apply foundation to just 25% of your face. Thanks to Estée Lauder’s color match tool, Color IQ, attendees were able to take the guessing out of color match and let science do the work.
While enjoying wine and artful hors d’oeuvres, new fashion connections were made and makeovers were had. FGIDC is extremely grateful to Bloomingdale’s for hosting and donating 15% of the event’s sales to FGIDC.
If you were not able to make the event or just want more time with an Estée Lauder beauty expert, Bloomingdale’s invites you in for a one-on-one consultation to find your perfect shade, call and schedule your appointment at 240-744-3777.
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 NY
Accessories – Womens
Ralph Lauren Mens
Accessories – Mens
Kim Elleen Atkins
T.H.E. Artist Agency
Manufacturing Extension Program
Penthouse Pool Club-The Yards
1212 4th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Thursday, June 16, 2016
FGIDC Members: FREE
Fashion Group International® Washington, DC, Inc Invites You
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
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
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
513 13th St NW,
Washington, DC 20004
Art available for purchase. Proceeds benefiting FGIDC.
FGIDC Members: $25*
*membership will be validated