District Runway: #BloggerScene

by Jackie

This special edition of District Runway comes to you via the Blogger Scene Spring Cocktail Party. Ashley in DC and The Fashionably Broke hosted DC-area bloggers at Mari Vanna restaurant in Farragut North. I had a great time at my first #BloggerScene! I sipped mimosas, met fun local bloggers, and learned about the business of blogging. I’m already looking forward to the next one!

There were so many fab outfits on the scene. Check out my faves:


#MBFW Public Events

by Sherria

In addition to the official fashion shows sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, there are a ton of events and shows happening in the city for little or no cost. Check out a few events (below) that you can attend after work.

Allure NYFW Lounge


Open until September 15 (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM), the Allure Lounge will be offering makeovers and other goodies, sponsored by Maybelline.

1) Blowouts by the hairstylists of the Ricardo Rojas Salon

2) Mini makeovers by Maybelline New York makeup artists

3) Post-makeover photographs by Perfect Profile that you can upload directly to Facebook and Twiiter

4) Hair product samples from Catwalk by Tigi

5) Live streams of the fashion shows


Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street (between Broadway and Columbus Ave) New York City

Fashion Industry Professionals Networking Event


Fashion Industry Professionals (i.e., Fashion Investors, Design and Purchase, Warehousing, Distribution, Importing, Marketing Professionals, and Emerging Designers) are all invited to the Fashion Industry Professional Networking Event, which will be held today at 6:00 PM.


EVR, 54 West 39th Street, New York City

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Fashion Week Show: Harmless Sociopaths by Mischka Velasso


Mischka Velasco Spring 2014 Fashion Show “Harmless Sociopaths” will showcase womenswear and menswear. The show will take place today (Tuesday, September 10) from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and will include:

1) Open Bar

2) VIP Reception for press, boutiques and VIP’s at 5:45 PM

3) Fashion Show at 6:45 PM

4) Models from Mystik Model Entertainment


Loft 29, 525 West 29th Street, 2nd floor (off 11th Avenue), New York City

RSVP for entry: nycfashionrunway@email.com

Vixen by Kimber “Diary of a Vixen” Launch

by Sherria

Vixen by Kimber ®, a premier eyelash extension brand, celebrated their launch with an ultimate girls night out event last week. Titled “Diary of a Vixen”, the primer lash collection debuted with an intimate experience, helping women reveal their inner vixen in the blink of an eye.

Beauty Bar Make-over (Photo credit: Desmond B.)

Beauty Bar Make-over (Photo credit: Desmond B.)

Guest experienced lash couture with Vixen lashologist, a signature brow bar, a Diary of A Vixen video confessional booth and the all-new Vixen Vodka cocktails. They were allowed to touch, feel and play with a variety of lengths, thicknesses, colors and curvatures of the lash collection while receiving services on-sight.

lash 2

Vixen by Kimber Founder, Kimber Leaphart (Photo credit: Desmond B.)

This “eye-conic” event featured Vixen by Kimber® mink, human and avant garde collections and introduced the 2013 celebrity lash ambassadors. Spanning in price from $20 to $40, Vixen by Kimber® can be found online at www.VixenByKimber.com or at their flagship location in Perimeter Mall.

lash collage

Photo credit: Desmond B.

Realty Stars, Mimi Faust (Love and Hip Hop Atlanta), Toya Bush-Harris (Married to Medicine), ) and Khadijah Rowe (Big Rich Atlanta) were all in attendance.

reality stars
Courtesy of The Garner Circle PR
All Photos taken by Desmond B.

Charitable Jewelry Trunk Show

Stylish women love jewelry! Smart women find a way to use what they love to give back to others.

On Thursday,  July 12th, I’m hosting a Charitable Jewelry Trunk Show at Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe in Harlem from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST.

To RSVP: Email Lookacute@gmail.com or Register on EventBrite

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund.

Quick Facts:

  • Childhood cancers are the #1 disease killer of children – more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined.
  • Childhood cancer is not single disease, but rather many different types that fall into 12 major categories. Common adult cancers are extremely rare in children, yet many cancers are almost exclusively found in children.
  • Childhood cancers are cancers that primarily affect children, teens and young adults. When cancer strikes children and young adults, it affects them differently than it would an adult.
  • Attempts to detect childhood cancers at an earlier stage, when the disease would react more favorably to treatment, have largely failed. Young patients often have a more advanced stage of cancer when first diagnosed.

PHOTOS: A*cute Clothing Exchange & Trunk Show

The photos from the A*cute Clothing Exchange & Trunk Show are up on the A*cute Facebook page! Check out some of our faves below! (Click to enlarge and scroll)

Photos by Almenia J. Photography

Books and Brunch

by Jackie | Photos by Jennifer Tyre

Books have been my escape since my mother read me When I Grow Up before tucking my preschool self in bed. She read it night after night. Eventually, the gold spine characteristic of my Golden Books collection started to wear away. During a lunch break with some of my friends last month, we decided to start a book club. I was excited to be the “Bookettes'” first leader and chose Octavia Butler’s Kindred, the historically based science fiction book that chronicles the time travels of a contemporary Californian woman to pre-emancipation Maryland.

The Bookettes toast author Octavia Butler for a wonderfully written narrative.

I chose the Beacon Bar & Grill for our inaugural brunch. As the mimosas flowed, we dished about the book. What would you do? Was the ending what you expected? Has that ever happened to you? It was truly a fun time, and a great way to meet new people and have meaningful conversation. Can’t wait to do it again next month with a new book and our new group leader, Kirsten!

Our inaugural brunch was so much fun!

We put the "Fun" in "Reading is Fundamental."