If you don’t read the Fashion Bomb Daily I question your interest in fashion. I’ve been a fan of the site for years. It’s one of my go-to sites for celebrity fashion looks and outfit inspirations. Last Friday the editor-in-chief, Claire hosted Cocktails with Claire here in DC. I wasn’t sure what to expect so I debated on what to wear. I’ve learned that when in doubt you can never go wrong with a little black dress.
When I arrived at 18th Street Lounge the room was buzzing with chatter and a line was starting to form at the door. I expected the usual DC fashion crowd but this time was different. It was extremely refreshing to see some new faces. I thought to myself: where have all these fly girls been hiding? The room was filled with stylish guests. I was even recognized by Ashley- a reader of this site who shares my love for Beyonce. By 8 o’clock the room was packed! Between passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails I managed to get some face time with Claire. She was really nice and visibly humbled by all of the support.
Carmela of neon v and myself posing with Claire.
For the record we were shaded several times while chatting it up with Claire. Not by her but from some of the rude guests who were vying for her attention to snap a pic. I’m assuming these girls were a little star struck because they were pressed! Claire kept cool about it by smiling and taking a pic but I was slightly irritated. We continued our brief convo about neon v magazine, her makeup by Michelle which was flawless, and upcoming cocktails with Claire dates. (LA and Chicago she may be coming to your area soon) We even recored this random video. LOL! Shortly after our conversation Claire addressed the crowd and thanked her readers for all of their support.
Photo op with Amber!
Even though it was hot and over crowded, any opportunity to meet new people will go down as a great event in my book. Claire mentioned that DC had more RSVPs than Atlanta and New York! That speaks volumes and debunks the myth that DC and fashion don’t mix. My greatest hope is that other fashion brands and companies take note that DC is a city of great fashion potential! We want more fashion events like this so bring it! Thank you Claire for making a stop in the District!
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