Simon Doonan Does the W

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an event that featured Simon Doonan at the W Hotel. The  Creative Director of Barney's NYC partnered with BrandLinkDC to throw a very pink party in honor of his new book, Gay Men Don't Get Fat. DC came out and got dressed, so you know I was pleased as punch to be there and document it all. I snapped this first photo of Mr. Doonan and a very dressed local personality; so much fun! Pink! Glitter! I was glad I took my time and waited until there was a moment to document, and boy did I get one, haha!

It was a fabulous event with an interesting crowd mix; edgy fashionistas meets glossy mag editors (FW, Washington Life), meets PR eventos. As usual, I met some delightful people and enjoyed bopping around. You can see what I was wearing here, though more photos are sure to emerge (vintage Halston dress, vintage fox fur trimmed leather trench, 1920's camera bag, 6" snakeskin platforms. Aka The Uniform). 

Stylist Kimee Brown was serene in perfectly vintage...I love the mix of masculine and feminine with the strong stripes and softer lace. 

I love how this cool cat popped a serious stance when I asked to take his photo. And those boots? So rock and roll. 

I love how effervescent this woman's smile is! Paired with her cool details (neck tie, brooch), her energy is all youth. 

Makeup artist Michelle German was rocking a serious fuschia lip. 

And the shoes. THE SHOES. AH! SO BRILLIANT. 

This gentleman is wearing a shirt by an NYC-local designer, and an impeccable amount of blue. Velvet jacket is sort of making my day amazing. 

Svetlana of Brightest Young Things and I FINALLY MET (even though I contribute photos to their street style roundup every week, haha)!! And she was wearing an amazing sheer neon shirt and wowza lipstick. Yes. 

Clay Barnard, Manager of Barney's, pointed out (literally) his favorite piece he had on, and then got so tricksy in his next shot.

Brilliant lip, brilliant winter maxi. 

Model Cameron Gucket came out with a little attitude. We're working together on an upcoming editorial that I can't wait to be able to talk about!

When in trench, flash. 

The original DC fashion bloggers, a group of strong, stylish women. I did research on DC style blogs before I moved here eight months ago, and these were the women that inspired me, so it is an honor that I get to work closely with several of them now. Alison Santighan, Kristin Guiter, Rachel Cothran, Melanie Kimmelman, and Betsy Lowther.

Oh hello Betsy and fur...and Rachel getting verrrrrry friendly! Ha!

Because I can't resist two queens.

Completely delightful monochromatic dress/tights...this is a great way to make basic staples higher impact.