This past Wednesday, we headed over to The Park to check out the Style Savants Bond Soiree event hosted by Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP) and Metromix. Since part of the promotion was linked to the new James Bond film, attendees were encouraged to dress up as their favorite iconic Bond, arch villain or femme fatale. As usual, I got super excited at the opportunity to play dress up so I ravaged my closet looking for the perfect cocktail dress that would win me the best costume contest. I am just kidding of course (I look terrible in drag and they surely they would have kicked me out) – I couldn’t seem to recall any Asian Bonds or arch villains off the top of my head so I went the costume optional route and left first prize up for grabs.
The event drew a nice crowd and there was a strong showing of tuxedos and Bond girls on hand. With some of the recent FFP fashion shows playing on all flat screens, it was a reminder of all the of cool efforts stemming from our local DC scene. For those that don’t know, FFP in short is a group of national and international designers who employ ethical practices in their design and manufacturing to produce products that promote economic development of a given community. I had to talk to some of the FFP board members and it was clear that they cared deeply about their mission and that they were one of the largest fundraisers for fashion in DC.
The Park also upped the ante by having a card tables and a roulette wheel where patrons could gamble with play money. A great touch that really set the tone. I didn’t stick around long enough to see who took home the prizes unfortunately but needless to say, I would have had some stiff competition. All in all, it seemed like another successful fundraiser for yet another good cause.
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