Falling for Fall

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Red silk dress by Saint Laurent

Today I attended a fabulous Capitol File luncheon featuring a lovely showcase of some of the latest and greatest in fall ’16 fashion from Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase presented by their Style Director and friend of mine, John Page.  John – who is a capsule of knowledge on all things fashion – curated a beautiful collection of some of fall’s hottest trends all while providing amazing fashion advice.  It was a wonderful afternoon spent with some of DC’s most fashionable women.

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Celine cotton oversized shirt paired with Brunello Cucinelli sweater vest and cropped leather pants and a YSL sac du jour bag.

The luncheon took place at the Rosewood Hotel (formerly the Capella) in Georgetown and if the venue looks familiar to you, you are probably recalling the fashion luncheons Yours Truly used to host as the former Resident Stylist for the Capella.  I can’t wait to do my next one – coming soon.  :o)

A couple fall trends I’m loving this season are the military look – every woman should own a military-inspired jackets; mixing day and night – pairing a sporty bomber jacket over a ball gown skirt; velvet – a fabulous velvet blazer is a must-have; and sparkle n’ shine during the day – sport a fabulous pair of sparkly heels with denim and a loose cotton button-down.

Then  of course there are some trends this season that are actually forever trends IMO.  Like the pussybow blouse, every woman should own at least one of these feminine and romantic staples.  And some trends recycle, case and point this season’s 70’s fashion trend – skin tight bell bottom jeans, boho maxi dresses, etc.- or the jean jacket from 1988 sans the button pins that you never thought you’d pull out again.

Hope you enjoyed all the beautiful looks from today’s luncheon!

XOXO

~April

#saksstyle #fall16fashiontrends #DCluncheon #DCfashion

 

St. Jude Heart of Fashion

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It’s less than two months away until my absolute favorite event of the year, the St. Jude Heart of Fashion (HOF)!  Soooo….

Save the Date:

Saturday, September 10

The HOF will of course take place once again at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie and 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%.

The event features a full runway presentation – designer TBA – brunch bites, champagne and an amazing silent auction!  New this year, a very special VIP pre-event reception.

Tickets will be available soon, so stay tuned!

Last year’s HOF was completely sold out only days before the show and we are anticipating the same to happen this year!  Below are a few pictures from a previous 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

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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