St. Jude Heart of Fashion

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Ladies and gentlemen, we are less than 10 days away from my absolute favorite event of the year, the St. Jude Heart of Fashion (HOF)!

Saturday, September 12 || 11:30AM – 2:00PM

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I’m honored to once again be apart of the committee for this wonderful event and ask that you join me and a fabulous crowd of attendees as we unite together for a day of fashion and philanthropy to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude leads the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the center is at the cutting-edge of the latest medicine and research in life-threatening pediatric diseases, such as cancer, all while freeing families from the biggest burden in getting life-saving healthcare: the cost.

Events like the HOF are so important to the continued success of St. Jude because the center receives the majority of it’s funding from generous donors.   With a $2 million a day operating cost, every dollar counts and the results are evident today as St. Jude has increased the survival rates for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) from 4% (in 1962) to 94%.

Tickets for the Heart of Fashion – $150 Individual || $500 VIP

Last year’s HOF was completely sold out only days before the show and we are anticipating the same to happen this year!

Click here to scoop yours today!  

The event will feature a full runway presentation of looks from Italian fashion designer Brunello Cucinelli’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection while guests enjoy brunch bites, champagne and an amazing silent auction!  We are also so happy to announce that NBC 4 Meteorologist Doug Kammerer will return once again this year to emcee the event.

Below are a few pictures from last year’s HOF to get you even more excited for this year’s.

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Photo creds: Zaid Hamid

Hope to see you there!

XOXO

~April

Take 5 || St. Jude

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Join me for an evening of fashion and philanthropy at  Take 5 boutique to benefitSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Saturday, September 26th

 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Take 5 Boutique  || Mosaic Disctrict

I’m thrilled to be a special guest to talk all things fall fashion as Take 5 will showcase a runway presentation of their latest arrivals for Fall/Winter 2015 womenswear (they’re gorgeous!) as well as children’s looks from Dawn Price Baby (cute!) while guests enjoy a full bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and a Godiva desert bar, #yummy.

Best part of all of this, a portion of the evening’s proceeds and ticket sales will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization that leads the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

$40 General Ticket- includes 1 free movie pass to the Angelika movie theater

$50 VIP Ticket – includes 1 free movie pass, a front row seat to the fashion presentation, and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Take 5.

Click here to register and attend.

XOXO

Calypso St. Barth Resort Wear Show

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I’m SO excited to announce all the details for the next Style Series show at Capella DC!

On May 14th || 12pm – 2pm we will feature one of my favorite luxury resort wear brands, Calypso St. Barth, on the Rooftop of the hotel.  Here’s a preview of some of the beautiful looks you’ll encounter during the show.

For further deets and to purchase your tickets (space is limited) visit –

http://capelladcstyleseries.splashthat.com

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XOXO

Capella DC Style Series: Elie Tahari

It’s finally here…my Style Series with Capella DC is taking off in full force (yay!) and March 19thwill feature one of my favorite designers, Elie Tahari.

So what is it you ask?  Well, it all started when I wanted to bring a portion of what I get to experience at Fashion Week to DC and as the Resident Stylist at the uber-luxury boutique hotel in Georgetown – Capella – it was a match made in heaven for this concept.   Now we have created a Style Series, which had a soft launch in November 2013 with Saks Fifth Avenue, and this year is set to include more of my top pick designers and stores.  I love my job!  :o)

On Wednesday, March 19 || 12pm – 2pm inside The Grill Room, guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail followed by a seated luncheon accompanied by an informal presentation (from Yours Truly) of Elie Tahari’s Spring 2014 collection and Edition 1974, a capsule collection of updated iconic pieces from the past four decades.  In addition, if you see something during the presentation that you just have to have, following the lunch you will be able to purchase items on-site.  Plus, you’ll get a chance to speak with the Elie Tahari team and will head home with a fabulous swag bag!

Space is extremely limited so scoop your tickets ASAP here:

http://ow.ly/tWTQZ 

This is a special show for me as Elie Tahari was the first designer to give me my big break as a fashion blogger (MyDCStyle) during my experiences at Fashion Week in NYC, so it was only fitting that he was my first choice designer to bring to DC for this series.  Flashback to 2011,Elie Tahari Interview, when I got to go backstage and interview Elie Tahari himself during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.  I was so excited (for those of you fashion bloggers out there you get how amazing it is to land an interview with a major designer) and although I may look calm, cool and collected in the clip, inside I was screaming with excitement, heh.  Needless to say aside from the fact that I love Elie Tahari’s clothing, as do many of my clients, it’s a perfect pairing between the smart and fashionable women of DC and the luxurious and unique Capella DC, which is the first Capella to open in the United States.  #SpecialThingsAreHappening

Here’s a peak at some of the looks you’ll be seeing during the show –

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I hope to see you there!

XOXO

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