Asha Trunk Show

Posted on April 30, 2008
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Designer Ashley Dodgen-McCormick, who’s now 25, went to Georgetown but launched her line while in high school. Her stuff is some of the prettiest, most wearable jewelry I’ve seen in a long time. Pretty but not overly delicate. So pretty that when I popped into the store a few weeks back, I whipped out my camera and snapped a few shots (they’re on my home laptop so I might post them later).

She’ll be dropping in to the event, as will local designer Ruth Barzel, whose jewels are also lovely and also carried at Apres.

Asha has blown up over the past year (featured in Elle, NYT, on fabsugar etc) and is carried in a few other places but Apres Peau will have most of the collection for the trunk show and there will be special pricing….this is all just in time for Mother’s Day.

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Prom Party People

Posted on April 30, 2008
Filed Under Around Town, Only in Washington | 41,286 Comments

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Joel McHale!…wins the award for most fun.

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NBC’s Courtney Hazlett in a Tibi pantsuit. One of my favorite looks from Tammy’s brunch.

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Rosario Dawson wins for most personable famous person. I asked her what label she was wearing at Tammy Haddad’s brunch and she showed me the inside of her purse, which revealed a little sticker cheat sheet.

Then we laughed and talked and wouldn’t ya know, I never did end up finding out what she was wearing.

p.s…these are the shoes in question from yesterday’s comments.

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Prom’s Best

Posted on April 29, 2008
Filed Under Events, Only in Washington, Women | 6,274 Comments

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I’m thrilled to say that my vote for best-dressed at this year’s White House Correspondent’s Association dinner goes not to a Hollywood starlet but to Washington’s own Katherine Bradley. She was positively radiant in Carolina Herrera’s printed yellow silk chiffon gown.

Saturday’s pre-party at the Washington Hilton was packed with stars with year (and dozens of squealing 12 year-olds). Style-wise, I think everyone stepped it up a bit from last year (here and here). Men had a bit more fun with tuxedo dressing; Tracy Ullman’s plus-one Bruce Wagner looked good. Not a lot of pattered vest or cummerbunds like some did last year, thankgawd, and I noticed a ton of interesting eyewear on men. Liya Kebede, who no one seemed to know, wore a satin off-the-shoulder Derek Lam gown with a train, and Padma Lakshmi wore a gorgeous one-shoulder aqua gown. Pamela Anderson looked like…well, Pam Anderson.

I snapped for Washingtonian this year, so click on over to see all the photos.

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Spring Fever! M Street

Posted on April 24, 2008
Filed Under On The Street, Women | 4,903 Comments

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