Her catwalk is the sidewalk.
Her catwalk is the sidewalk.

Virginia is for Lovers…of Crystal Couture!

Models…designers…photographers…racks of beautiful designs…not to mention a swanky city view…

No, it’s not Project Runway – although it certainly felt like it! I’m talking about the rehearsal & fitting for the models, designers and retailers who have been selected to show and strut their stuff at Crystal Couture’s week-long event, “6 nights, 1 theme – Wild, Sexy, Fashionable Fun!”

Brought to you by the Crystal City BID, for one full week (Feb. 1-6) at Lowe Enterprises, Crystal City is transformed into its own version of Bryant Park. With at least two fashion shows every hour and over 25 boutiques featured each night, you can shop ‘til you drop or be treated to free makeovers, food, specialty drinks and dancing, while enjoying the sartorial spinnings of  DJ Neekola and DJ Heather.

I was thrilled to be a guest of the Fantastic Ms. Fox, President of the Crystal City BID, and Abbey Frank of Scott Circle Communications Sunday afternoon at the 220 building in Crystal City. I had a ball mixing & mingling with the designers and models as they met & prepped for their roles in what is fast becoming the area’s most stylish event of the year. 

I met the girls of long-time local favorite boutique, Shake Your Booty, including President Kathy Amoroso, and  chatted with MiMi Dabo of Boutique Mix Fashion and Stella & Dot. I also had the pleasure of meeting Minoo Mobin-Ventura, the innovative Designer & Owner of Belafigura (“beautiful figure”) swimwear who was soaking up the scene with her Marketing Director Krystal Ugo. See Minoo’s recent profile in the Gazette. What a creative, talented and beautiful group of gals. I can’t wait to see them all again in February!

Mark your calendars and start planning your outfits – and tell your fellow-fashionistas to do the same! You don’t want to miss this.

And yes, you’ve read it correctly – I’m talking about Crystal City. In case you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, she’s come a long way, baby.

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