Thank you to everyone who came out to shop and support! So many of you walked away with some amazing fall pieces from their latest collection which is simply put, divine! And a percentage of each purchase went to The Napkin Network to help local moms in need.
Hope to see you out and about in the city rocking your latest VB finds!
With fall right around the corner, I would like to cordially invite you to attend an evening of fabulous fall fashions at Veronica Beard Georgetown benefiting an amazing local organization, The Napkin Network. Thursday October 7th
A personally curated selection of my favorite fall ‘21 VB fashion finds will be available for you to try on and bubbly will be passed while you shop for a great cause, The Napkin Network.
Founded by my friend Lindsay Gill, The Napkin Network is an organization that was created to bridge the gap between Moms in Need and Moms who Care by providing essential baby items including diapers, formula, wipes & creams, and emergency grocery items directly into the hands of Moms in Need. A portion of every purchase will go directly to The Napkin Network.
So, hop on to Veronica Beard and if you find anything you love, send me the name or link and I will make sure it’s available in your sizing the evening of the event for you to try. Their Fall ’21 collection is simply amazing!
In the meantime, here are a few of my must-have recommendations :o)
Last month, I had the pleasure to style for Washington Life’sBalls & Galas issue and was thrilled to take on Andrea Rinaldi and Ginger Dietrich, Co-Chairs of The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker Tea Party. Two people I adore coupled with one of my FAVORITE events of the season! :o)
Since the Tea Party falls right in the middle of the festive holiday season, I wanted to include jewel-tone colors, so I put Ginger (left) in one of my favorite formal gowns of the season, a stunning emerald green Jason Wu gown from his Fall ’17 collection paired with Jimmy Choo black glitter heels. The gown is simply gorgeous and something I can see her wearing at a holiday gala this winter, but the best part is that it’s even functional – it has pockets! (Nothing I love more than to have a place to stick my iPhone and lipstick.) For her hair I decided to have her do large barrel curls in a side-swept style along with a bold lip and lashes – old Hollywood glam!
For Andrea, we chose to go with a flirty black Tadashi Shoji dress she already owned and I decided to pair it with an amazing pair of ruby red Gianvito Rossi pumps to add a POC (pop of color) to her look, but, the icing on the cake – the satin ribbon that tied up her leg just like that ballerinas do in their point shoes! So fitting for this shoot! Her hair was pulled back in a loose up-do with a couple strands of bangs to frame her face then we added a bold lip to make her eyes really pop!
With Donald Trump’s Inaugural Ball less than 2 weeks away, here are some suggestions from Yours Truly on how to look your best at a most historic DC Presidential event!
First up, this gorgeous winter white, open-back gown by Stella McCartney from Net-a-Porter. You could do it as shown with large earrings in gold or choose a pop of color (POC) like a mint green or jade and a coordinating clutch. The cut of the dress if figure-flattering and donning white head-to-toe, coupled with the subtle sexiness of the open-back, will give you an effortless and appropriate wow-factor!
The next dress is by one of my favorite designers, Roland Mouret, a two-tone, strapless gown from Net-a-Porter. The navy and black together and peplum flare at the waist make for a very classic and flattering look. I would keep it simple with this one and pair with with a black clutch and a navy or black fur cape to keep you warm and toasty.
For a beautiful gown without high-end designer prices, Self-Portrait has been making a splash in the fashion scene from Kate Middleton to Kerry Washington and this next dress is one of my favorites from the fashion house. The Mia dress – it also comes in white – would be perfect for the Inaugural Ball. (This line runs very small so I recommend going up 2 sizes from your normal size.)
Everyone knows I adore most anything Alexander McQueen and this next embellished dusty-pink gown is absolutely divine! It’s unique, elegant, romantic and simply breath-taking. If I were attending the Ball, this would be my pick! 🙂
If you really want to look like the Belle of the Ball, this blue-gray glitter gown by Marchesa will fit the bill.
Miami-based designer Rene Ruiz, who recently opened up a store in Georgetown, created this next stunning off-the-shoulder embellished navy blue gown available at Saks Fifth Avenue. I had the pleasure of meeting Ruiz last month and viewing his gowns in person and I will say they are beautiful! Not only that, he knows how to create a gown that truly flatters a woman’s figure regardless of her size.
I would like to cordially to invite you to join me this Thursday, December 22nd at Intermix Georgetown for a Holiday Shopping Soiree benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Come out and shop for some fabulous frocks for your holidays party and/or pick up something gorgeous for your friends and family and 10% of every purchase will go directly to St. Jude! Fashion and philanthropy going hand-in-hand, what better way to shop!
Oh, and I will be there to provide styling tips to all who attend!
If you can’t make it in to the event, no worries, we’ve got you covered! Simply head in to the store anytime between Dec. 15th and the eve of the event to pick out your pieces and they won’t ring you until the 22nd which means your purchase will go towards the overall grand fundraising total! :o)
St. Jude has a mind-blowing $2.2 million per day operating cost which is why events like this play such an important role in ensuring they can continue to lead the way in the way the world understand, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other pediatric diseases. And since the majority of funding comes from generous public donors, every dollar counts, which means your purchase – no matter how big or small – matters!