NSHF and Grandiosity Presents Third Annual “Fashion for Fighters” Gala

Join the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation in partnership with Grandiosity Events for the third annual Fashion for Fighters Gala – an evening of fashion to raise funds for wounded, ill and injured U.S. Navy, Coast Guardsmen and their families. Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is dedicated to supporting the recovery of Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families by assisting them with resources not currently provided by government resources.

Inspired by the growing needs of the military community, NSHF was created to efficiently identify and meet the needs of wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and their families. NSHF fills in the gaps of critical non-medical provisions through collaboration with federal and civic resources. Through its efforts, every service member is given an opportunity for full recovery by providing financial assistance, respite care, special equipment, transportation, recreational opportunities, and other services.

All proceeds benefit NSHF, which is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization and is not affiliated with the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Department of Defense.  The event is scheduled as follows:


Fashion for Fighters will be the chicest black tie event of the season. Guests will enjoy sponsored fashion shows, silent auctions, raffles with music and entertainment.

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM EST
Where: New Zealand Embassy, 37 Observatory Circle NW, Washington, DC 20008

More About Fashion for Fighters

Fashion for Fighters Foundation has been dedicated to expanding fashion to support wounded, ill, and injured service members through fashion shows and events.  We seek times of comradery and support to raise funds to support those who support us.  Fashion for Fighters, a registered 501(c)(3) in Virginia, is dedicated to supporting the recovery of others by assisting them with resources not currently provided by the government or community.  Our shows have become a fun and fashionable fundraising tradition where guests enjoy unique designs by both prominent and small-businesses.


Nika Watkins (404) 808-1605
Public Relations

When Chic Brides Brunch | The Ultimate Pre-Wedding Desitination

A few weeks ago, local Washington DC Event Company A4dable Events (Pronounced “affordable”) hosted the inaugural When Chic Brides Brunch. Hosted by recently engaged WUSA9 Reporter Mikea Turner, the brunch was the ultimate pre-wedding destination for soon-to-be brides!
Upon arriving When Chic Brides Brunch, guests were greeted and then were ushered into the ballroom where they mingled with onsite vendors and enjoyed tunes by wedding DJ Floyd (all of the guests fell in love with his playlist!) The decor of the brunch was breathtaking, with the tables decorated in silver/pink and at first glance, the table looked as if it was adorned in jewelry. There were also real flowers placed in the openings of the candlestick centerpieces, jewel-plated bases, and mini jeweled candlestick holders to accompany.
There was a complimentary mimosa bar, a lavish brunch that included chicken and waffles and on the place setting was delectable milk chocolate that was decorated in bridal decor. After brunch, there was a cake tasting and a bridal fashion show featuring gowns from St. Anthony’s Bridal and one lucky lady was able to win a FREE bridal gown, if that wasn’t enough for the grand finale, there was a pyrotechnics display which gave many an idea of how to end their special day with a “bang!”
A4dable Events would like to thank the partners and sponsors:
Decorator The Hampton Conference Center, Wedding Dresses St. Anthony’s Bridal, Venue Salsa With Silvia, Mimosa Bar Creme de la Creme, Catering  (Cater Laine), Lighting Real Fairytale Weddings,Wedding Cake O’real Bakery, Videographer Ajena Media, Photographer YPose Images, Florist Conset’s Floral, Makeup Artists Modernly Beautiful Makeup, LLC, Coordinator Rescue Event Planning, LLC, Chocolate Favors Le Papiyon, Photographer Enhance Moments Photography, Stationary Put It On Paper Stationery, DJ FLOYDS DJ SERVICES, Bridal Hair 630 Studio, LLC, Photobooth Smile Social Photo Booth, Fashion Stylist Malik, Accessories Anaelise Martinez, Fashion Show Director IHI Modeling Agency, Beauty Samples Imani Mary Kay.
For more information on A4dable Events, please visit www.a4dableevents.com.

butter LONDON + The Knot at Kohl’s

Wedding season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with butter LONDON’s newest collaboration with The Knot. Join us next Saturday, May 20th, at Kohl’s Caesar’s Bay for complimentary manicures and makeup touch ups.


butter LONDON + The Knot Beauty Spotlight Event at Kohl’s

Saturday, May 20th

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Kohl’s Caesar’s Bay

8973 Bay Pkwy #1, Brooklyn, NY 11214 (Beauty Department)
RSVP for manicures and makeup touchups – 718.266.6357

South Moon Under x Joe’s Jeans DIY Denim Party

Who: South Moon Under x Joe’s Jeans

Where: South Moon Under – The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson MD

When: October 15th 12-4pm

What: DIY Denim Bar featuring hand painting, distressing and patching on all Joe’s Jeans purchases, 20% off all items, sips & bites, giveaways, and a live DJ

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/265622917164776/

Affiliate Exclusive: 20% Off Your Online Order at SouthMoonUnder.com! Use Code FALLTREAT – valid 10/11-10/16 – cannot combine with any other offer

Off The Record to Partner with Nordstrom for Event

Off The Record, an exclusive fashion and music event, has announced that one of this year’s partners will be Nordstrom.  The retailer will present the latest collections from top American and European designers during a runway fashion show on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at The Factory at Franklin.  Tickets are now on sale to the public at www.OffTheRecordNashville.com.
The fashion show will feature world-renowned designers such as Naeem Khan, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Chloe, Isabel Marant, John Varvatos and more.
“We’re excited to announce our partnership with Nordstrom, a leader in retail renowned for its ability to spot the hottest trends in fashion and design,” said event Executive Producer and President of New Heartland Group, Paul Jankowski. “We both share a vision to deliver a high energy event that will blow people away.”
The exclusive event will include red carpet arrivals, a cocktail reception, special musical performances and an intimate viewing of select designers’ looks prior to the fashion show. The complete 2016 lineup of designers and entertainment will be announced in the weeks ahead.
Last year’s sold out event included a high energy runway fashion show featuring collections from top designers including Gucci, Kaufman Franco and John Varvatos as well as professional models and stylists from around the country.  The evening also included performances by artists The Cadillac Three, Maren Morris, Kaleo, Old Dominion, Phil Vassar and Tommy Shaw of Styx.
Tickets are on sale now ranging from $300 to $1,000 to include the cocktail reception and fashion show.  A few sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Visit www.OffTheRecordNashville.com for details, sponsorship opportunities and ticket information.

Ann Taylor ICON Pieces and Shopping Event

A wardrobe of infinite style begins and ends with timeless pieces that outlast ever-changing trends.  This September, Ann Taylor is redefining their most iconic pieces for fall – and every season after – and would like to invite you to shop the new Ann Taylor ICON pieces.

Celebrating empowered women who set their own paths and lead others while making an effortless statement by who she is and what she wears – the ICONS are the new modern classics of fashion-forward looks.

Including The Modern Suit, The Statement Dress, The Tailored Pant, The Classic Blazer, The Block Heel and more, the pieces will be available in-stores and online this September.


Join Ann Taylor for a meet-and-greet Friends & Family event hosted by some of D.C.’s most influential bloggers and start this season with a fresh new wardrobe.

On Friday, August 19 from 12-2 PM at Ann Taylor at 600 13th Street, Style MBA will host a Friends & Family event featuring styling tips, sweet treats and refreshments. Shoppers will also receive 40% off their entire purchase – including new fall arrivals!


WHAT:                 Style MBA Blogger-Hosted Friends and Family Event

                                Styling tips from bloggers, refreshments and sweet treats

40% off your purchase


WHEN:                 Friday, August 19 from 12-2 PM


WHERE:               ANN TAYLOR

600 13th Street NW

Washington, DC 20005

The Friends of Ann Taylor Event



WHAT: Bid adieu to winter with amazing savings from Harbor East shops! Join us for the #FarewellWinter Sidewalk Sale and take advantage of fabulous sales, specials and events at neighborhood retailers as they say hello to spring. Also enjoy music, complimentary mini Diablo Doughnuts & hot cider, fun giveaways and a street-side photo booth.

WHEN: Sunday, March 20th, 12-4PM

WHERE: Harbor East Retailers. Sweets, giveaways and photo booth will be located outside of Arhaus Furniture on Aliceanna Street.

DETAILS: Enjoy sales, specials & events at the following Harbor East shops:

  •   Amaryllis – Featuring an extra 10% off all 50% off items. Additional select appareland accessories are 25-60% off. Plus receive a bonus 20% off coupon with anypurchase (redeemable March 28-April 11, 2016).
  •   Anthropologie – Enjoy complimentary drinks & treats while you shop.
  •   Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry – 10% off everything in the store, with select cases up to50% off. Enjoy complimentary light refreshments.
  •   Brooks Brothers – Featuring $25 off your purchase of $100 or more.
  •   Curiosity – Offering an extra 30% off all sale items.
  •   Handbags in the City – The “March Madness Sale” continues with 50% offmarkdowns and 20% off regular priced items.
  •   lululemon athletica – Featuring special markdowns on both men’s and women’smerchandise plus preview hot new spring products.
  •   Lush Cosmetics – Enjoy on-site demos from the Lush staff as well as limited editionin-store products available for one day only at Harbor East.
  •   Madewell – All sale items are an additional 30% off.
  •   Sassanova – All winter merchandise is on sale up to 90% off. Plus select springstyles priced at 25% off.
  •   South Moon Under – Featuring an additional 30% off sale merchandise.
  •   White House/Black Market – All sale merchandise is an additional 10% off.

    For more information visit: http://www.harboreast.com/events/winter-sidewalk-sale-2016/

    About Harbor East
    Harbor East is home to some of Baltimore’s best shopping, dining, entertainment, hotels and residences. Among its many eclectic attractions are fine dining restaurants, vibrant and unique shops, a world-class fitness center, seven-screen art house theatre, and the luxury Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. Harbor East is also an inspiring place for business, providing a contemporary setting for world-class offices. Welcome to Harbor East – 12 square blocks of restaurants, boutiques, hotels, and harbor-side amazing www.harboreast.com

HE Sidewalk Sale 3-20-16

525 Boutique Trunk Show – Style Loft Collection


Another fabulous event’s taking place very soon!  525 Boutique Contemporary will host a Trunk Show featuring the Style Loft Collection on Thursday, September 17, 2015.  Take a look at the information below for more details:

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Location: 525 Boutique


The Fashion Trunk Show is from the Style Loft collection: www.styleloft.net


113 Market St, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Located in the Kentlands Shopping Center




Teen Vogue and Arundel Mills Mall: Back – To – School Saturdays Event

Teen Vogue hosted Back – To – School Saturdays with Simon Property Group at Arundel Mills Mall on Saturday, August 8, 2015.  I had the opportunity to attend as a blogger and this was a fun event!


Back – To – School Saturdays started at the registration table where mall guests could register for coupons and savings.  Music was played by a local DJ while guests enjoyed cupcakes, mocktails, and pretzels.  Vendor booths where also in place to provide hair and beauty makeovers along with John Casablancas Modeling Agency.

The retailers featured in the fashion show included Banana Republic, Express, and The Loft.  Models came out and walked the floor to showcase fashion trends.  To help guests capture the event via social media, everyone was asked to use the hashtag #BTSS and #FoundatSimon for a chance to print photos at the photobox. Overall, this was a great way to bring fashion awareness to the area and get everyone excited for the upcoming school year.  To participate in your local Simon and Teen Vogue event visit the website and search upcoming dates.

Additional Information:

Teen Vogue and Simon have also produced a special eight-page style guide featuring trends for Back-to-School, as identified by Teen Vogue editors, with each profiled piece found at Simon. In addition, Simon will extend the section to a full-blown magalog, complete with a shopping guide of products, to be distributed at Arundel Mills as part of BTSS.

Further extending the partnership, Teen Vogue and Simon have chosen YouTuber Amanda Steele (@MakeupbyMandy24) to star in a series of shopping haul videos, showing how she shops Simon centers to achieve Teen Vogues three highlighted trends. The videos will debut just in time for the back to school shopping rush, with the content running across all Teen Vogue and Simon digital and social platforms.

About Arundel Mills:
Arundel Mills is Maryland’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination with more than 200 stores, including Coach, Coach Mens, J.Crew Factory, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Michael Kors Outlet and Nike Factory Store.  Shoppers can enjoy quality dining and entertainment at Buffalo Wild Wings, DuClaw Brewing Company, Dave & Buster’s, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and Cinemark Egyptian 24 Theatres.  Arundel Mills is also home to Maryland Live! Casino, one of the largest commercial casinos in the country with 189 live action table games, more than 4,200 of the latest slot machines and two High Limit rooms, as well as a lineup of nationally-acclaimed restaurant brands, live entertainment at Rams Head Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar.


Teen Vogue Back-To-School Saturdays: Arundel Mills Mall

Teen Vogue will host it’s Back-To-School Saturdays event at Arundel Mills Mall on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 1 – 4 p.m.  I grew up reading Teen Voguegetting all of my makeup and fashion tips right before school started.  I will forever be a fan!



EVENT DATES: 8/8/2015 – 8/8/2015

Join us before it’s time to hit the books with a sneak peek at the hottest back-to-school trends at Arundel Mills.

DATE: Saturday, August 8th


LOCATION: Fashion Court near Starbucks

Cupcake and mocktail bar will be available as well as a Beauty station.

Show your back-to-school fashion discovery using #foundatsimon #contest, for your chance to win $2,500.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter Contest by: 12/31/15. To enter and for Official Rules, go to www.simon.com/foundatsimonrules

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