Monday, December 10, 2012

A {Fair} Brunch at Nick's Riverside Grill


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I spent a lovely Saturday afternoon drinking Mimosas and eating belgian waffles at Nick's Riverside Grill in Georgetown this past weekend. Capitol Movement was hosting their 2nd Annual Brunch Fundraiser, and as a proud company member, I was not about to miss an opportunity to support my second family.

Fair Vanity exists to promote style that is kind to people and/or kind to the earth, and you can't get much kinder or more stylin' than Capitol Movement. From providing free dance education and mentoring to DC public school students in low-income neighborhoods to performing for our service men and women abroad, Capitol Movement allows me to serve others by doing something I love, and that is beautiful, fair, and kind. I also get to hang out with the rockin' people you see in the photos above.

Throughout the afternoon, we raffled off prizes like free ice skating sessions, spa trips, and tickets to our upcoming shows, and members of our pre-professional and adult companies provided some outstanding entertainment while everyone ate. We also enjoyed the support of the lovely, warm and kind Ms. Black D.C., otherwise known as Ms. Tecoya Gordon.

There are always three elements you won't want to miss at any Capitol Movement event: great prizes, beautiful dancing, and stylin' people (something about the arts world makes people more fabulous, I'm sure of it). I promise to post a save-the-date for our next get together, but you can also watch for upcoming happenings by visting www.capitolmovement.org, liking CMI on facebook, or following us on Twitter @CapitolMovement. While you're at it, come follow me, too @FairVanityDC!

Last but not certainly not least, I made a new friend in Josh Gaines, the handsome fellow you see above. He and the lovely Gina Oliva volunteered their photographic skills for the shots in front of the ice rink. Thank you so much, Gina and Josh!

How to Get This Look:
Big suprise: my shoes and jacket are from Secondi, but I'm also wearing my favorite new color-blocked jeans, which are made in the USA by Koral. They're deeply discounted online right now at Niemen Marcus in red and in brown, ladies! You can acquire a t-shirt like mine from American Apparel and snap-up non-toxic nail polish like the shade I'm wearing from Essie.

Perhaps the coolest new item I'm wearing is my new cork clutch. I bought it in Lisbon as a make-up bag, but it's so snazzy I had to try it out as an accessory instead. You can learn more about why cork is so sustainable and buy many, many cork things here.








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