SCDC Events: Washingtonian Style Setters 2014
Last week was the party to celebrate the Washingtonian Style Setter Edition. This years tagline was "secrets to great style from ten Washingtonians who dare to break the rules" and they do break the rules in all the best ways. We entered a backroom off the lobby of the W Hotel and were greeted from the awesome sound of DJ Neekola, who was rocking the pink hair before it was trending so she fit right in!! The room was aglow with lights and sparkly jewels, dresses and bags!!
The featured guests were Leigh Daily is a hairstylist and makeup artist who calls her style bohemian glam-rocker. H. Frank Neely is an Acupuncturist who says "Never pay full price.” S.E. Cupp is an expecting writer and CNN political commentator, who it might surprise you to learn has a BA in art history from Cornell and a master’s in faith studies from New York University (see it's okay to not work in your field!). Reginald Love is Vice president and partner at Transatlantic Holdings and a former special assistant to President Barack Obama who uses Trunk Club because he doesn't like going to stores. Melissa Burgos (One of our featured contributors at District Closets)is a Management analyst for the Department of Health and Human Services, who amazingly served ten years’ active duty in the United States Navy. Freddy Reyes Jr is a Brand marketer, who likes to push the boundaries of fashion in Washington. Linda Daschle is President of LHD & Associates, and is the glam-mom aka Mimi to 5 grandchildren but still manages to channel her icons Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn. Michael Deltette is the Director of special events,Park Hyatt Washington who understands my hatred of ill fitting suits (everyone should know a tailor and know your size). Will Byrne is Cofounder and CEO of Groundswell who also plays the drums! Monling Lee is an Architect, who can’t get rid of her mother’s vast collection of pencil skirts, tailor-made in Taiwan in the ’80s (and I don't blame her, I feel if you can fit them, keep them!!). In addition to the guests of honor, the party was filled with the fashion forward DC crowd including both the founders of CapFabb, Lacey and Liz (which is rare now that Liz is in law school, GO GIRL!!), Anchyi (from Anchyi @ Work, who was wearing an awesome dress she picked up at Secondi, Old Towne Boutique district owners, Katya, Elizabeth and Kelly as well as a number of local fashion bloggers like Tammy of A Loyal Love and Natalie of The Fashionably Broke.
My fashion for the night was inspired by this Mean Girl being reformed, You Can Sit with Me was my message for the night. Of course you can't have a party without some food and drinks. Lit up high on the wall was a beacon to all bloggers aka the Bubbly Bar sign. Cheers!! They also had some delicious passed hors d'oeuvre to snack on while we mingled. (You can put in the bubbles bar if you like with and the couch photos of us toasting for sure) After the party everyone moved upstairs to the recently renovated POV on the roof (they did a wonderful job because it looks GORGEOUS. We all had a "Sex and the City" style toast with some delicious pink cosmos and danced the night away.