Wednesday, October 13, 2010



This Saturday DC on HEELS is so excited to be covering NOVA FASHION WEEK. One of our favorite local designers-- Aidah Fontenot will be showcasing her collection. So stay tuned for great photos and coverage of this event.


Northern Virginia Fashion Week was created in 2008 by Demour Group, for the fashion-ecentric consumer who lives for fashion and dies to see the latest trends arriving in this spectacular industry. It’s the opportunity for emerging and seasoned designers to debute their awaited collections to buyers and clientele enabeling the world to vicariously take part in their vision and passion. Anticipating and responding to changes in the fashion industry, NOVAFW presented another avenue for designers to still reach their audience and see the possibility of growth. And DC on HEELS will be there to see it all. 

You rock Aidah! Can't wait to see the collection! 


In more fashion news our fab friends Kelly Ann Collins and Alicia Lewis of Glittarazi will be co-hosting "Fashion's Fight Against MS"--an exciting fundraiser in Washington, D.C. hosted by Tommy Hilfiger.
Check out more of the deets on their Facebook note page.

The event -- also hosted by Shannon Rusbuldt and ModelsHotel -- will feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and a great runway show.

Tommy Hilfiger will host and will interact with attendees at a reception, along with several models from NYC and Washington, D.C. Former members of Congress ... will also attend, as well as corporate leaders and of course, the Glittarazzi.

This is a real NYC-style "Fashion Week" show, which is rarely done in Washington.

The runway show will be styled by Ally Hilfiger, and models will walk the runway to the music of renowned runway musician Henri Scars Struck. Led by a capsule collection from Tommy Hilfiger, five prominent NYC fashion designers will also present capsule collections from their Fall/Winter 2010 collections.

Tickets are $200. Proceeds will benefit the National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Buy your ticket now (there are a limited number of tickets and they will sell out).

The event will be held at The Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle, N.W., at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 19th.

October is a busy month here in Washington. It's breast cancer awareness month and there are many benefits, galas, and charitable organizations coming together here in our Nation's Capital to help fight this deadly disease. Everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way shape or form. Whether it's your mother, sister, cousin, or friend everyone's life is can or will be affected by it.

Important Facts You Need To Know: 
  • One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime
  • Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk
  • Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer. 
  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.
  • The American Cancer Society estimates that about 2,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed in men each year and approximately 450 men die from breast cancer annually. Male breast cancers account for approximately 1% of all breast cancer cases. 
So amidst all the glitz and glamour of all the red carpet events, fashion shows, and galas if you look around the statistics are frightening and chances are you are among somebody who has or will be affected by this disease. This past July, I had the opportunity to interview one of the most courageous and outstanding women in television news. None other than "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts. Robin successfully battled breast cancer and returned to her spot on the Emmy-winning morning show. On the red carpet, at the Ford's Theatre  Fourth of July Celebration, she opened up to me about her struggle and triumphs battling breast cancer. 


Before her diagnosis, Roberts had "Seven Rules to Live By," but now she has eight. Read an excerpt from her book "From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By" below or click here to read her personal essay.

Chapter 8
Make Your Mess Your Message
…when I said: "Isn't it wonderful how life can surprise you?" I never thought I'd write a book, but I did. And I never thought I would be diagnosed with breast cancer. But that's exactly what happened just a few months after the release of the book.
I was enjoying my summer. Traveling around the country meeting folks and asking them their rules to live by. I was about to leave for a rare two-week vacation when my beloved colleague and friend, Joel Siegel, lost his battle with colon cancer. I delayed my trip so I could attend Joel's funeral. It was a beautiful service, filled with wonderful stories of Joel's strength and courage. We also laughed a lot. Joel had a terrific sense of humor, and the laughter soothed our broken hearts.

    Besos xoxoxo

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