So remember when I went to the Broccoli City Fest and described the style scene as early 90′s grunge mixed with natural hair wearing divas, and young urban professionals? Michelle over at Eat, Style, Play captured the street style from the festival perfectly!
See more DC street style pics from the festival HERE
I’ve been trying to convince people that DC has real style!
Last night one of my favorite celebrity gossip blogs TheYBF.com hosted an exclusive screening for one of this season’s biggest films-The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio. (swoons) TheYBF editor, Natasha Eubanks welcomed her DC readers and alluded to the awesome, yet highly criticized soundtrack produced by Jay-Z featuring artist like Beyonce, Andre 3000,Florence and the Machine, and Emeli Sande. When the trailer for the film was released I knew I wanted to see it but I had no idea how visually stimulating the 3D movie would be.
I would love to attend a party exactly like ones portrayed in the film! Gatsby’s parties are the definition of “turnt up”! Leo and Tobey offered plenty of comedic relief to the love story with a twist. While the soundtrack wasn’t perfect, I did enjoy it and the styling was impeccable! So glamourous and over the top!
Carey Mulligan’s wardrobe sketches designed by Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin
After getting a first look at the film we also walked away with a Great Gatsby tank.
Make sure you check out the movie in theatres this Friday, May 10th!
Good food, good drinks, and great conversation among dope people are the makings of a the perfect weekend brunch. Before the summer is over I must attend Chef Roble’sEveryday People brunch in New York! It looks like that’s where all the cool kids hang out. Check out the pics and video.
I have to add a quick disclaimer. I drafted this post last week and it looks like the brunch gods are on my side! The Everyday People brunch is coming to DC!
When I saw the flyer I was like it’s a must that I try to attend! Claire from The Fashion Bomb Daily also featured the Everyday People Brunch in her latest installment of Fashion Bomb TV. Check out the episode!
This past weekend I indulged in a little Sunday fun at the Broccoli City Festival- DC’s first urban Earth Day celebration.
For once I went to an event to just have fun! I ditched my Nikon and once I got inside the DC Fairgrounds I was kicking myself. I should have known that this event would bring out all of the Tumblr ready kids just waiting to have their DC style snapped. The attendees were extremely diverse. Since I didn’t capture any pics think early 90s grunge mixed with natural hair wearing divas, and young urban professionals. I had a good time! Check out the pics I did snap on my phone.
There were plenty of food trucks and of course I had to get some cupcakes from one of my DC faves Very Good Cupcakes
The Seventh District + Downtown’s Sweetheart Va$htie
I wasn’t sure if I’d actually get a chance to meet Vashtie but I did! She was so nice! She embraced me with a hug and we chatted for all of 2.5 seconds. I didn’t want to be a creep and ask but she smelled so good! I wonder what perfume she wears??? I should have asked.
The BC Fest was held from 12-8pm and in true CP time, headliner Big K.R.I.T didn’t show up until the latter half of the event. Around 7pm I was slightly annoyed and ready to leave, but considering I’ve never seen him perform I decided to wait a little longer. After the DJ claimed he was 5 minutes away (we all know what that means) I was overit.com. I ended up staying for his opening song and left quickly after. Apparently I should have stayed because I heard he rocked the crowd.
Thank you to everyone that voted for The Seventh District in the Washington City PaperBest of D.C 2013 Reader Poll. The Seventh District received runner up for Best Local Blog/Blogger! I appreciate the recognition. Congrats to all the nominees and winners. Check out the full list of results HERE.
This weekend I had to check out the new movie 42, based on the true story of American baseball legend Jackie Robinson. 42 was an excellent movie that left me with mixed emotions. The first was anger then I began to feel extremely proud of the accomplishments of Black Americans! There were some hard scenes to watch which I imagine are incomparable to living through the actual events. After the movie was over I had tons of questions floating around in my head. What is the conversation like between White men and their young sons after watching the movie? Do White people get angry too? Or are they embarrassed at how their people treated Blacks? Do they feel guilty? How does the Chapman family feel about their portrayal? AND Why was 42 only rated 75%? I am ashamed to admit that I didn’t know the depth of his story. He is definitely an under recognized American hero! He changed the sport of baseball. His faith and determination prove that with God all things are possible. I’m reminded that our lives are living sermons. Supreme kudos to his wife Rachel. Check out her recent interview with Meet The Press.