Written by Jamie
March 15, 2009
From February 13-28, Crystal Couture illuminated the Link at the Century Center and was never the same fashionable (and charitable) place twice! Whether you were a “First Lady of Fashion“ or a “Metro Man,” there were sample sales and trunk shows for every taste! And speaking of taste, attendees munched on yummy snacks from Velvet Cupcake (loved the “Work Wear Wednesday” Espresso cupcake!), Crystal City Sports Pub, Café Pizzaiolo, and sipped on liquid treats like Lemonheads, Peach Cosmos, and organic beer (it’s all about balance!).
All of this nourishment kept us energized for the rocking runway shows, MC’d by Angie Fox, President/CEO of the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by Luciana Preguerman, Yo Soy designer and co-owner of Dekka. Shows featured models strutting down the runway in some very sexy lingerie from Dascha Boudoir Boutique and clothing from Aidah, Caramel, and Crystal City boutique, Gossip on 23rd, owned by Katherine Glorioso, who partnered with Crystal BID to organize the festivities. But as we all know, fashion can be quite exhausting, so when it came time to relax between shows, we enjoyed getting our hair done by Cuts and Cocktails, and skin consultations by Nahid Spa and Salon. In addition to taking care of one’s outer beauty, Crystal Couture made sure to enrich the spirit by highlighting wonderful charities on each day like Pajama Program, Suited for Change, Goodwill, and encouraged attendees to donate gently used running shoes, clothing, and accessories.
Other highlights of Crystal Couture included “T-Shirt Tuesday”, which featured Art Whino, who will be teaming up with Crystal City BID again on April 18th for the “Inked Souls” Exhibition. Of course, if you can’t wait until April, then don’t miss the Junior League of Washington’s “17th Annual Tossed & Found Rummage Sale" from March 27-29 at 2100 Crystal Drive, which will support the DC area’s local charities. Be sure to get all the details on these events at Greg’s List-DC! Much applause to Angie Fox, Katherine Glorioso, and the Crystal Couture team and partners for all of their hard work and enthusiasm in putting together a most luminous event!