Hey Everyone -
Just a quick drive-by post to let you know about a few great fashion events that are happening this month in the Washington, DC area!
First up is the Purity W/Style Lifestyle Brand Launch Party
, which is happening THIS Thursday at 6:30pm at The Loft at 600F.
is a lifestyle brand and blog with the mission of representing purity in all things BOLD, SEXY & CHIC and maintaining relevancy in the worlds of fashion highlighting the release of Purity W/Style's t-shirt line, beauty, music and social media. Thursday's event will feature a fashion show, music, giveaways, custom mocktails, sweet treats, and beauty services. Also guests arriving before 7pm will receive a special gift! Oh, and did I mention that it's FREE? Guests can RSVP here
Then, just a few days later on Sunday, August 17, my girl Nic
is hosting a shopping party featuring items from her very own shop
! There will be sips and snacks as shoppers from sizes 2 through 24 will be to find thrifted apparel and accessories at 50-70% OFF!!! It's all going down at the Residence Inn Marriott in Elliott City from 9am to 4pm. The event is FREE! Simply register here
Once you get your clothing and accessory fix, head over to Stonefish Lounge (1708 L Street NW, Washington, DC) for a beauty pop-up shop and networking event where professional makeup artists will teach you how to beat that face as you enjoy cocktails and shop the vendor tables. You can purchase individual tickets or even get a VIP table - click here
for more details.
On August 20, the Wear It Washington Sample Sale
will be happening at the Long View Gallery (1234 9th Street NW, Washington, DC) featuring apparel and accessories from high end retailers, discounted between 25-75%! I've never been to this sample sale, but I've heard that it is epic! While it likely won't include many plus-size offerings (if any!), there should at least be some accessories worth checking out! Purchase tickets here
On August 23-24, the Ubiquitous Hair & Health Show
is coming to the Omni Shoreham Hotel to provide two days of education and entertainment around hair care. This is a unique event in that it caters to ladies who flaunt both relaxed and natural hair styles. Also, for hair stylists on the rise, the event will also feature a two-hour extension styling class taught by celebrity stylist extraordinaire, Kim Kimble. (Participation in this class requires a separate fee. More information is available here
.) But if, like me, you're the more casual lover of all things hair, it is well worth the $12 ticket to check more than 85 beauty brands and to catch glimpses of some of your favorite stars, like Chrisette Michele, Maurette Brown Clarke, and Chante Moore. Tickets can be purchased here
Finally, my girl Sandy Jean-Phillippe
is bringing the Evolution of Curves
charity fashion show back to DC on Sunday,
August 31 OCTOBER 26
at The Huxley (1730 M Street NW, Washington, DC) from 6-10pm. (The tour is also scheduled to hit Miami and Atlanta very soon
As you know, Evolution of Curves holds a very special place in my heart as it was the very FIRST event I covered to as a plus-size fashion blogger
. This year the tour celebrates its FIFTH year of celebrating women's curves and rebuilding homes in Haiti. Because this is, indeed, a charity event, tickets cost $30 for general admission or $40 for VIP seating. However, there is an early bird special running through this Saturday! Be sure to get your tickets here
Will we be seeing you at any of these events? Know of another fashion/style event in the DC area that's coming up? Don't be greedy - share a bit in the comments section! ;)
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