The Magic WAS Real!

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For this past weekend’s Hope for Annabel event, The Magic WAS Real and we raised over $800,000 for Annabel which will help her fight her battle against Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) and find a treatment to cure this rare and severe neurological disease!

I opted for this beautiful Chiara Boni La Petite Robe gown in a gorgeous Barolo wine color – the perfect fall evening gown color and surprisingly coordinated perfectly with the backdrop.  :o)

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Paired the gown with these beautiful Dolce & Gabana earrings from Net-a-Porter, Manolo Blahniks and Saint Laurent clutch.

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It’s always refreshing to break away from pairing everything with the traditional black – go for something new and fresh like a nude or monochromatic to mix up your looks and get more wear out of your gowns!  :o)

XOXO

~April

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

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