Rock the Boat!

Posted on July 18, 2008
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I ended up at a "Yacht Rock" dance party at St. Ex on Wednesday night. So fun to see a happy crowd full of costumes and moustaches letting loose and dancing til the wee-est of hours of a school night.

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Happy Feet.

Posted on July 17, 2008
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Last night I attended a viewing of the TOMS shoes documentary “For Tomorrow,” a moving (yep, I cried) 35-minute movie chronicling their first shoe drop in Argentina in 2006 (there’s a short trailer and a blurb on the company here). Founder Blake Mycoskie, who lost by a sliver on The Amazing Race, came up with the idea while visiting villages in Argentina. For every pair he sells, he gives a pair to a child who needs shoes.

I learned something shocking while watching the film: 40% of the world’s people don’t have shoes to protect them from cuts and life-threatening illness. It really puts things into perspective.

I’m partial to the coral and navy canvas versions, and yay, they carry my size, 9.5!

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Blake Mycoskie in a sweet Paul Smith vest.

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Blake Mycoskie.

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Miss DC 2008 decorated a pair.

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Blake’s assistant Jake.

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Several women were sporting these, including host Katherine Kennedy.

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A madras pair.

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One for the Boys!

Posted on July 17, 2008
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My friend and fellow Washingtonian Best-Dressed-lister Ebong Eka is launching a line of men’s clothing, and there’s a benefit show on August 5. The idea is customized ready-to-wear. Ebong (awesome name) is a CPA full-time but has been designing off and on since around 2005. The line emphasizes suits in luxurious fabrics and Italian workmanship in addition to shirts and pants, all customized for fit and preference.

Which means they will FIT. No more (well, at least less) boxy, ill-fitting suits. yaaay!

Suits will range from $1000-$1500, shirts will be $200-$250, and pants will be $350.

I’m helping one of the models with his fit and walk this weekend. I have my opinions, as you might guess.

Get tickets here!

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On the Radio.

Posted on July 16, 2008
Filed Under Around Town, Everything Else | 2,767 Comments

If you’re near a radio, the topic for 88.5 WAMU’s 1:30 show sounds interesting.

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