Fashion’s Night Out: DC Style

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the red carpet on Wisconsin Avenue

Whoever described Washington as “Hollywood for ugly people” clearly never visited Fashion’s Night Out: Georgetown. This past Thursday, September 6th, M Street played host to a variety of fashion-centric events, deals, parties, and well, some frankly beautiful people. DC Style Is Real was on hand to capture some of those faces and stories and to take in the night.

We started our night at Hela Spa off Wisconsin on M. The spa offered snacks and 15% off on spa services for joining their mailing list. If you signed up, you’d better hurry and book before Thursday or that deal will disappear quicker than Botox-ed wrinkles.

As we wandered the streets looking for deals and, better, for stories, we met a lot of new friends who were happy to tell us about their experiences and their style senses. Meet some of the beautiful and surprisingly contradictory ladies of DC!

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Mona
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: Hanging out with friends and seeing the displays.
Style Sense: Sharp, yet dainty.

Tammy
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: Seeing friends and hanging out.
Style Sense: Polished, feminine with some edge.

Farrah
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: Seeing for new styles for Fall.
Style Sense: Unique, but classic–no risky moves.

Marium
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: The liveliness.
Style Sense: Classic.

Miya
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: Representing Pinkberry.
Style Sense: Dressy, mostly blazers and flats.

Bree
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: Representing Pinkberry.
Style Sense: Dressy, mostly blazers and flats.

Meredith
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: Seeing the community get together.
Style Sense: Preppy and colorful, flowy yet with a bit of tailoring.

Kelsey
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: Meeting new people and getting to know the community.
Style Sense: Mixture of trends and classics.

Tiffany
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: The music and champagne!
Style Sense: Sophisticated hippie.

Shannon
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: The diversity–young and old, black and white, etc.
Style Sense: No extremes, but with some statement pieces.

Akia
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: Talking, mingling, enjoying the music, environment, and diversity.
Style Sense: Laid back, but likes to make statements with her accessories.

Kaitlynn
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: Loved the tent outside Dean and Deluca, meeting new people there and at Hela Spa’s party.
Style Sense: Timeless, but occasionally avant-garde.

Kelly
Best part of Fashion’s Night Out: The food!
Style Sense: Developing, after spending years in uniforms.

And in typical DC fashion, style met substance in the night’s cause of choice, Vital Voices. Vital Voices, an organization established back in the nineties (remember them?) by Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright, identifies and provides training and resources to emerging female leaders and entrepreneurs throughout the world. They do great work–check them out!  We talked with Yaba Harrar, Carie, and Julia, who told us that handicrafts from Vital Voices are currently being sold at The Phoenix.  Stop by, even now that FNO is over, and support capitalism as a force for good.

Were you at Fashion’s Night Out?  What did you think about the festivities in Georgetown?  Let us know in the comments.  And of course, what did you wear?

Written and photographed by Juliet Vedral and Haley Fults.

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