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The Scene Bisnow
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January 11, 2012 

Antiques & Inauguration Fashion Show!

Last night we went to the preview party for the Washington Winter Antiques and Fine Arts Show (WWS) at AU’s Katzen Art Center.
The show's theme is The Thrill of the Chase: Antiques of the Sporting Life; it features antique and vintage furniture, art, jewelry, and books. We snapped Credit Suisse’s Osmar Abib, his wife Kathy, and WWS’s Diplomatic Chair, French Ambassador Francois Delattre.
The show, which runs all weekend, showcases 45 premier dealers from the US and Europe. We liked a one-of-kind sterling table centerpiece, commissioned by Alfred Vanderbilt in 1910. Here, WWS co-chair Mason Bavin is flanked by Bob Baldwin and Carol Sommerville, and by Anne Cobb and Anne Baldwin.
The Preview Night kicked off a weekend of activities: luncheon, book signings, guided walks, and Jazz Night. Here, WWS Luncheon co-chair Peggy Holland, trustee Mary Jane Leitch, Luncheon committee member Kitty Dove, and PR exec Carolyne Hyde.
The Show was founded in 2009 and raises funds for local charities; this year’s include THEARC, Bishop Walker School for Boys, and St. John’s Community Services. Here, Gibson Dunn’s Chuck Muckenfuss, his wife Angela Lancaster, WWS spokesperson Helen Burnett Sessions, and her husband Lee Sessions.

It’s starting! Last night we also went to Macy’s Metro Center for its celebration of Inauguration 2013. We snapped the runway show’s local celeb models WUSA9’s Leigh Inman Macdonald and B&C Custom Clothiers’ Sim Khan (in white and blue) with SLA Management’s Steph Anderson, and Justice Dept’s Lamont Easter.
Customers attended a special runway fashion-show featuring DC’s most stylish men and women in hot trends of the season, providing inspiration for inauguration galas. Here, The Citadel Firm’s Reuben Charles, The Enterprises’ Michael Melton, and Donald Sumner.
Carnelian Boutique’s Corinne Marr and DC Funployment’s Morgan Fykes flank Drawoh Llewmorc Omnimedia’s Howard Cromwell Jr.
Local style expert and the event’s host Kara Allan (on left with microphone) introduces iCosmeticNetwork.com’s 'Leia Warren.
Ladies America’s Lindsey Mask.
Merjan Bubernack and Alfredo Flores contributed to this issue.


Friday, January 11 from 7:00- 11:00 PM, join the Bridge To Freedom Foundation for Light The Way Gala at the Georgetown Westin Hotel, 2350 M St NW, to promote National Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day and raise funds for survivor development workshops. hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, silent auction. $50 includes spa gift certificate here

Friday, January 11-Sunday, January 13, (all day), Washington Antiques Winter Show at The Katzen Arts Center at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. $20+, info.

Friday, January 11, 10:00AM - 8:00 PM, Faith in Fashion’s Future at LivingSocial, 918 F St. Events Space, 918 F St NW. Rent the Runway first pop-up showroom in DC. $8/person info.

Friday, January 11, 8:30 - 9:30 PM, Tango Mercurio with Dima Berk at Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. $99, includes 6 week class, info.

Saturday, January 12, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Third Anniversary Party at Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton. $10, info.

Saturday, January 12, 9:00 AM, Namaste at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $25, yoga instruction, breakfast, Gallery admission. bring your own yoga mat - info.

Saturday, January 12-13,1:00 - 5:00 PM, 1K Wine Walk at the Crystal City Shops, 2200 Crystal Dr. Arlington. $40, info.

Saturday, January 12, 10:00 - 11:30 PM, Capital City Showcase at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $10/online - $15/door, info.

Saturday, January 12, 3:00 PM, The DC Rollergirls return to DC Armory, 2001 E. Capitol St. SE. with a doubleheader: DemonCats vs. Cherry Blossom Bombshells followed by Majority Whips vs. Scare Force One. $12/person, info

Sunday, January 13, 2:30 - 4:30 PM, Philippine Cuisine: History and Culture in a Caldero at the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. Bethesda, talk, demo. Free, info

Sunday, January 13, 7:30 PM, Hava Nagila (The Movie) & Closing Night Reception for the Washington Jewish Film Festival at the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. $25-$30, info.
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