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    The Cutest Eco-Friendly Spring Dress

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    When spring has sprung, I want to find the cutest and most comfortable eco-friendly spring dress to show off my fabulous legs. So the Nomad Reversible Dress at Lux and Eco is a fan favorite. I’m obsessed with this year’s asymmetrical hems. Particularly when it comes in two colors, periwinkle on one side, black on the other. What’s better than getting two dresses for the price of one! That’s right it’s reversible! Made from organic cotton and lycra.

    #SUSTAINABLEFASHION: The Five #Ethical Jewelry Brands You Need To Support

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    Five Amazing Ethical Jewelry Brands

    The fashion world is full of brands that sell jewelry without any consideration to sourcing materials, using producers who are being treated ethically, or even just giving back to help others. This selection of jewelry brands are focused on all three of these highly important points of interest. Get your credit cards ready to buy! These are our favorite pieces from each brand: Read more

    #SUSTAINABLEFASHION: SINGLE TRIANGLE NECKLACE BY ARTICLE 22

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    TRIANGLE NECKLACE

    Sometimes, the simplest thing can be the most beautiful and the most elegant. We love this lovely silver necklace by Article 22. It’s made by artisans in Laos from Vietnam War era bombs, plane parts, and other aluminum scrap, each Peacebomb is hand-poured and cast in wood and ash molds. Each design by Article 22 has its own individual meaning. Amazing.

    DMV FASHION EVENT: All Things Ankara Fashion Week

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    You are cordially invited to the 2nd Cycle

    of

    All Things Ankara Fashion Week D.C. 2015

     

    First Ever Ankara Print Fashion Week Showcasing, Highlighting & Celebrating Ankara Print Fashion

    All Things Ankara presents the 2nd Cycle of All Things Ankara Fashion Week taking place on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at The Fillmore, in Silver Spring, Maryland. All Things Ankara Fashion Week is the first ever Ankara Print Fashion Week in existence. It is a series of fashion events that will showcase, highlight, and celebrate Ankara Print Fashion. It is also used as an economic platform to introduce emerging and established Ankara print-inspired designers and small businesses to the general public. It is a one day production with three events that will illuminate the many designs of Ankara Print Fashion. This is the first and largest Ankara showcase, as well as, one of the biggest African fashion events in D.C. Fashion designers will showcase their latest luxurious Ankara designs on the runway at the fashion show. Small business owners will be able to sell and promote their products to the public at the marketplace.

     

    DETAILS

     

    All Things Ankara Fashion Week 2015
    Fillmore Silver Spring

    8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    The Ankara Marketplace will take place from 12 p.m.−4 p.m.

    Admission: Free

    Ankara Fashion Show/LOFA Magazine Official Launch will take place from 7 p.m.−1 a.m.

    Red Carpet: 7 p.m.−8 p.m.

    Ankara Fashion Show: 8 p.m.−10 p.m.

    LOFA Magazine Official Launch: 10 p.m.−1 a.m.

    Admission: $30 Online & $40 at the Door

    Get Your Tickets: (HERE)

     

    Ankara Attire is highly encouraged for all events.


    For Questions Please Email:

    info@allthingsankarafashionweek.com

    #ATAFW #ATAFW2015

     #ATAFWDC #ATAFWDC2015

     #AllThingsAnkaraFashionWeek  #AllThingsAnkara

    Who Won the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest?

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    Eleventh Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Winners

    Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com announced the winners of their Eleventh Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest, presented by Charmin. Celebrity judge Mikie Russo, Star of FYI Network’s Mikie Saves the Date and wedding planner to the stars, helped with the final judging which took place on Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan. VIP judge Mara Urshel, co-owner of Kleinfeld was also on hand as a VIP Judge.

    This year, for the first time in contest history, Kleinfeld Bridal is making the Grand Prize winning toilet paper wedding dress into a ready-to-wear wedding gown.

    Grand Prize Winner, $10,000: Donna Pope Vincler of Brentwood, TN

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    Second Place Winner, $5,000: Mimoza Haska, Surfside Beach, SC

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    Third Place Winner, $2,500: Carol Touchstone, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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    Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com is a website dedicated to helping brides save money on weddings. Owners Laura Gawne and Susan Bain based the contest on the popular bridal shower game where you ask guests to make a toilet paper wedding dress. They asked their readers to create wedding gowns using just toilet paper, tape and/or glue. Entrants were allowed to sew as well. “The top dresses this year showed incredible attention to detail,” said Laura Gawne. Susan Bain added, “We are continually amazed by the talent our contestants display!”

    The Eleventh Annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest was presented by both Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin. This year marks the fifth time Charmin has partnered in the contest. The winners were announced at an event hosted by Kleinfeld Bridal NYC. Dresses were judged on creativity, originality, beauty, workmanship and the use of toilet paper.

    For more information visit www.Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com

    Photo credits Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com

    DC Fashion Event: USA Made Marketplace, Northern Grade Hits DC

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    From Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31Northern Grade – the nationally acclaimed roving marketplace featuring American manufactured brands – will land in DC for the first time. The two-day, open-to-the-public retail experience is free and will take place inside of Union Market’s Dock 5 space, located adjacent to the market.

    The Northern Grade DC lineup includes brands such as Filson (Seattle, WA), The Brooklyn Circus (Brooklyn, NY) and Chippewa Boots(Fort Worth, TX), in addition to local brands Gordy’s Pickle Jar, Appointed, Boldfoot Socks, Gitli Goods, Mallory Shelter Jewelry, Kicheko Goods, Caryn Cramer and DC’s own Mutiny DC and Federal men’s boutiques. Market-goers may recognize the exclusive made-in-the-USA market from previous host cities, including Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Minneapolis.

    “After collaborating last year with GQ and Fashionsita for separate men’s and women’s marketplaces, we are beyond excited for the launch of our first combined event in Washington, DC at Union Market,” says Northern Grade co-founder Katherine McMillan. “We have produced 21 events all around the country over the last few years, but this will be the most diverse line up of brands we have ever had involved in terms of style and product offerings”.

    Northern Grade will set up shop at Dock 5 at Union Market, on Friday, May 29 from 3-8pmSaturday, May 30 from 11am-7pm and Sunday, May 31 from 11am-5pm. Below please find a full list of participating vendors.

     

    Participating Northern Grade Vendors:

     

    • Filson (Seattle, WA)
    • The Brooklyn Circus (Brooklyn, NY)
    • Chippewa Boots(Fort Worth, TX)
    • Brookes Boswell (Brooklyn, NY)
    • Gamine Workwear (Boston, MA)
    • United by Blue (Philadelphia, PA)
    • HEUCY (New York, NY)
    • Coronado Leather (Sand Diego, CA)
    • Pierrepont Hicks (Brooklyn, NY)
    • 1775 Clothing (Los Angeles, CA)
    • Stock Manufacturing Co (Chicago, IL)
    • Krammer & Stoudt (New York, NY)
    • Shockoe Atelier (Richmond, VA)
    • Lumina (Raleigh, NC)
    • Throne Watches (Brooklyn, NY)
    • 440 Supply (Raleigh, NC)
    • Gordy’s Pickle Jar (Washingtonian, DC)
    • Appointed (Washingtonian, DC)
    • Boldfoot Socks (Washingtonian, DC)
    • Gitli Goods (Washingtonian, DC)
    • Mallory Shelter (Washingtonian, DC)
    • Jewelry (Washingtonian, DC)
    • Kicheko Goods (Washingtonian, DC)
    • Caryn Cramer (Washingtonian, DC)
    • Mutiny DC (Washingtonian, DC)
    • Federal (Washingtonian, DC)

     

    About Northern Grade:

    Northern Grade is a roving pop-up market featuring where the consumer comes to find carefully selected American-made brands and products.  Many of the brands that attend Northern Grade are well known and established; others are newer brands on the rise or “the new American creatives”. Produced by Katherine and Mac McMillan, the team behind the menswear brand Pierrepont Hicks, Northern Grade is a market by a brand for the brands. For more information, please visit northerngrade.com.

    About Union Market:

    Union Market, located a short walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet metro, is a 45-acre district that is planned for over 7 million square feet. EDENS has a clear vision to create of DC’s most vibrant, interesting, and thriving neighborhoods. Since opening in September 2012, The Market at Union Market, with over 40 local artisan food and beverage vendors, now averages 10,000 – 15,000 visitors per weekend and has held over 100 events. Over the last several months, the Union Market district has also become a unique and alternative destination. For more information about Union Market, please visit www.unionmarketdc.com. 1309 5th Street NE, Washington D.C. 20002

    @FreePeople Are Looking For New Fashion Talent

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    Free People are scouting talent! They are looking for the the next hot Model, Stylist, and Photographer. They have teamed up with a global leader in artist management, Jed Root, and top international model management agency, IMG Models, to invite new talent to be a part of their June e-Catalog.  An emerging stylist, model, and photographer will each win the opportunity to win a trip to New York City to work on the June e-Catalog alongside IMG model, Erin Wasson! This is open to US only.  All winners must be available to travel to New York City between April 28, 2014 through May 12, 2014 for catalog production. Enter at Free People. Good Luck!

    Poetic Fashion: The Mix of Fashion & Poetry

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    Façon Magazine & The Arts Xpressed Present
    Poetic Fashion Open Mic

    Tuesday, February 25th | 8 pm – 11 pm
    Avery’s Bar & Lounge
    1370 H Street NE, WDC

    Hosted by Orville the Poet
    Featuring the Game Changer, Jus Me
    $5.00 at the door
    Text “liveart” to 77948 to receive event reminders