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Events

10th Anniversary Dress Responsibly Gala

In 2015, we celebrate 10 years of creative action. We celebrate the 168 students and teachers – from middle school to graduate school – that we nurture and inspire through our education programs. We celebrate the 268 fashion, accessory and textiles designers and artists that have shared their vision and dedication to sustainability, as well as the 345 models, photographers, hair and make-up artists who have donated their time and talent through our 24 catwalks and 112 photo shoots in Bogotá, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Paris, San Juan, San Francisco, St. Louis, and of course Washington, D.C. We celebrate the 94 companies and organizations who have sponsored and supported our work. We celebrate 10 years of being the first and most prominent all-volunteer driven non-profit organization that raises awareness for initiatives that encourage and support creative, effective, and sustainable means of challenging poverty. On November 13, come be part of our large family and join us. Celebrate our 10 years of doing good while looking good in fashion that empowers. Gala Details: Date: Friday, November 13th, 2015 Time: 7pm to 10pm Location: French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC Tickets: $150 seated (includes gift bag); $100 standing (no gift bag). Event Page: ffpgala2015.eventbrite.com  #MyFFP | #FFP2015Gala | #DressResponsibly The Fashion Showcase includes: The 10th Anniversary gala includes a cocktail reception, a unique and innovative runway presentation with commentary from celebrity guest host Will Thomas (FOX 5 News), participation from FFP Youth Programs and a celebration in partnership with the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) for the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Fashion Fights Poverty is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that believes that the industries of fashion, textiles, and design offer unique and effective opportunities for designers, artisans, and consumers alike to contribute to the alleviation of poverty through trade, skill building, community empowerment and consumer awareness. * Notes: (1) Attire: Fashionably Chic. (2) Embassy requires ID for admission to the event. (3) All guests names in registration must be the same as the name on ID. (4) Must be 21+ for bar service. (5) Only seated ticket holder are guaranteed a...

2015 Dress Responsibly Eco-Ethical Forum

Fashion Fights Poverty and Thos. Moser, Handmade American Furniture will host the 2015 Dress Responsibly panel discussion to be held on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at the Thos. Moser showroom (1028 33rd St NW Washington, DC 20007). The event will cover eco and ethical topics faced by the fashion industry at all levels (consumer, worker, manufacturing, etc.). Topics will include sustainability, social responsibility, micro-finance, worker's issues, and the international commercial fashion industry. Panel Details: Date: Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 Time: 5pm to 8:30pm Location: The Thos. Moser Showroom, 1028 33rd St NW Washington, DC RSVP: ffp2015panel.eventbrite.com Networking reception will following the panel. Moderator: Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies Confirmed Panelists: Melanie Kapinos, Manager of Volunteer Programs at Ten ThousandVillages Alexandria Heidi Rauch, Designer, Belabumbum Other panelists TBD. Click here to RSVP!...

FFP 2015 Gala Runway Model Call

Date: Saturday, October 31st, 2015 Time: Noon to 4:00pm Locations: Dirty Martini, 1223 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC RSVP: ffp2015modelcalls.eventbrite.com and send comp card, measurements and photos to model@fashionfightspoverty.org. Female models auditioning should bring 3" to 4" heels, wear a little black dress or skinny jeans and a fitted shirt.  Hair and Make-Up should be natural.  Hair can be pulled back or out of face. Male models auditioning should bring dressy yet casual closed-toe shoes, jeans or trouser and a dressy yet casual shirt. It is important to note the following: To attend this audition you must have previous, demonstrable runway experience. If you are 18 and under, it is FFP policy's that you must have a parent or legal guardian present at the audition. ...

Drukker Designer Preview Recap (June 17th, 2015)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Drukker Brand Launch By Jasmine Drummond for SINBRAND [gallery type="rectangular" link="none" ids="1085,1084,1083,1082,1081,1080,1079,1078"] It all started in the firehouse garage of the Drukker family of Drukker Designs, a fine gemstone jewelry line originally from Moscow. Elena Drukker, the designer of Drukker Designs, and her firefighter husband were innovators in the manufacturing of cubic zirconia and lab-grown garnets, a material not previously used for jewelry. To this day, Drukker is known in Moscow as one of the leading fine jewelry collections that develops brilliantly colored gemstones with this process. After making their trend-setting designs Elena admits they became so popular “we were challenged to keep up with demand.” After much success in Moscow, Elena decided she wanted to take her family grown business to the next level and join a new market, America. Elena admits that one of the biggest differences she had to accommodate to when bringing her collection to American market was fashion shows. Fashion shows in Moscow are open to the public, therefore wholesalers, buyers, retailers and the public can all attend one show. However, in America there are shows specifically designated for wholesalers and retailers that are closed to the public. She says this, along with the vast number of other competitors in the market offering a variety of fine jewelry, have been the main challenges she has faced in entering the American market. However, she embraces challenges and looks forward to success and expansion. When asked what advice she would give herself as a young entrepreneur, Elena said to “trust yourself and know that what you’re doing is right for you.” This is resounding advice all young designers can apply. It is easy to get caught up in the next big thing and trying to stay with the trend. It is more important to stay true to yourself and do what you love. The success will come later. On Wednesday June 17th, 2015 the Drukker brand launch debuted the collection, Elena. This collection has pieces from the previous collection and some original pieces. The colors in this collection were inspired by the bold and adventurous taste in fine jewelry of...

Press Release (4/13/2015): 2015 Spring Beauty Night Out DC

For Immediate Release One Night of Beauty, Pampering and Shopping at the 8th Annual Spring Beauty Night Out, hosted by Style & Image Network, an event marketing company. WASHINGTON, DC - April 13, 2015 - Get the latest Spring beauty tips and tricks from top beauty experts at Style & Image Network signature annual event, Beauty Night Out. The one night event offers women an evening of pampering and shopping from local vendors carrying beauty products, jewelry, fashion accessories, shoes and more. The 8th annual beauty and shopping event will take place on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, from 5:00pm to 9:30pm at Long View Gallery, Washington, DC. The Experience Guests will enjoy a wide range of complimentary services such as eye treatments, mini-manicures and spa treatments by Spectrum Beauty, massages by Caressence Therapeutic Massage, eyebrow threading by Annastazia, and makeup by Estee Lauder beauty experts all in fun and artsy setting. In addition, Verizon will be providing portable charging stations at the venue so attendees can keep their cell phone devices fully charged and operating flawlessly while shopping with their girlfriends. Throughout the evening, guest can sip on delicious complimentary cocktails by Maker's Mark Whiskey, 2 Ginger's Irish Whiskey, Laphroaig Scotch Whiskey and Winter Palace Vodka, and a juice bar by Honest Tea, while tasting delicious treats from Gourmet Popcorn Queens and healthy eggless cookie dough by Slender Seven. As an added bonus, guests who purchased advanced ticket sales can take home our famous fabulous swag bag filled with tons of essential products. Make sure to purchase your advance ticket to receive our fabulous swag bag! The Swag Bag Participating Brands for the 8th Annual Beauty Night Out Swag Bag include: Make your laundry pop with Tide Pods Free & Gentle for a worry-free laundry experience that is gentle on skin http://tide.com Enrich your skin with the ultimate instant bronze glow http://www.australiangold.com Get firmer younger looking skin with Eye Never Nourishing Repair Eye Cream http://vbeaute.com Get organized with the stylish and functional day planners desktop for moms http://www.momagenda.com Eco-friendly quality handmade soaps https://www.etsy.com/shop/postroadsoapco Beautiful soy candles by Beauty In A Beat http://beautyinabeat.com This natural body lotion leaves skins radiant and renewed with a...

Special Event: LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING! Evening of Beauty with Macy’s Metro Center and Carl Ray! (Wednesday April 8th, 2015 5:30PM)

Grab your girlfriends and join Style & Image Network for an evening of pampering at Macy's Metro Center on April 8th at 5:30pm. Carl Ray, makeup artist to America's First Lady, Michelle Obama will lead a class highlighting the latest beauty trends for the Spring season. Decompress as you enjoy skincare consultations and massages from Skin Beauty Bar, cold- pressed juice drinks from Jrink Juicery*, refreshments, mini-makeovers, complimentary manicures, giveaways, music and more! Learn how to make your own salt scrubs from Soapage and bath tea from The Wild Rose Co. With any $75 or more cosmetic purchase receive a swag bag* filled with goodies. Don't leave without visiting Style & Image Network to get the scoop on their upcoming 8th Annual Beauty Night Out event. Plus, view spectacular floral displays from Park Florist, DaVinci, MultiFlor, as we celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival. Please RSVP at rsvp@sinbrand.com. Event subject to change or cancellation. *While supplies last. **While supplies last, purchase must be made during the event. Location: Macy's Metro Center - Main Floor 1201 G St NW Washington DC 20005 Washington, DC 20005 ...