Score an exclusive VIP ticket to the hottest outdoor Fashion Show & Cocktail Party in town and meet Celebrity Mommy Jessica Alba while you’re at it! Ringing in its fifth year of bringing star-studded style to Bethesda Row, The Front Row 2013 kicks off on Thursday, May 16. Over three days, the event will present three signature fashion events, as well as more than 35 in-store trunk shows, designer appearances, culinary events and more. The festivities begin with an exclusive screening of “The Tents,” the first behind-the-scenes look at New York Fashion Week, with an appearance by director Marcus K. Jones. Friday is the highlight of the weekend: a Summer/Fall 2013 runway show with VIP guest Jessica Alba (before the runway show, the actress will be signing copies of her new book). Saturday features Chic Child on the Row, which includes fashion sketching with ArtJamz for Kids, Legos on the Lane, Kidville and Equinox classes for kids, Pink Palm pattern designing and more. SPECIAL OFFER UPDATE: Receive a 25% Discount on your $69 VIP ticket for ClarendonMoms.com Readers has expired. Tickets are $69 from Gilt City DC. Event is Open to the Public. For more information on this event, please visit www.BethesdaRow.com
New York housewife and model Kelly Bensimon will make a visit to Washington to celebrate the release of her new book, I Can Make You Hot, at the new A Bar at Avenue Suites on Wednesday, July 18 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
Get your ticket for the event through Gilt City! For ONLY $39, you’ll get a personally autographed copy of her book, “I Can Make You Hot!: The Supermodel Diet”, TWO A Bar Signature Cocktails, light bites and a meet and greet with the famous model/Housewife Kelly Bensimon!
The Front Row at Bethesda Row is the one event I look forward to every year! This event holds a truly special place in my heart in part because Barbara Martin, one of the principals of Brandlink DC invited me to the very first event four years ago in 2009. Celebrity guest and fashion designer Christian Siriano was honored in a pre-fashion show party complete with signature cocktails and endless hor d’ouerves from one of my favorite restaurants in Bethesda, Redwood. It was significant because I had just had my first child a year prior to this event and I hadn’t lost all the baby weight. Not only was I feeling insecure about my appearance, I was battling a mild case of postpartum depression and had just about dropped out of the DC fashion scene for good. This was the first event I had attended in a year since I had my daughter. One of the fashion photographers covering the event, Betsy Lowther of Fashion is Spinach asked me if I’d pose for a picture. That picture ended up in the Washington Post Express Newspaper and Fashion Washington Magazine. This event gave me the confidence I needed to “get back in the game” and inspired me to continue to focus on my family and my physical fitness. The event reminded me of what a great city Washington DC is and gave me a renewed faith to pursue my dreams in acting and modeling and eventually begin blogging. You see, Moms can do it all. And of course, I thank Barbara Martin of BrandlinkDC for encouraging me to see the light.
This will be my fourth year attending the event. And I’ve been shopping for the perfect outfits to wear to both the DC Premiere of the fashion documentary “God Save My Shoes” and to (one of my heroes), Andy Cohen’s book signing of his newly released memoir “Most Talkative”.
The Front Row is an event that’s free and open to the public! You don’t want to miss it! You may just find yourself inspired to make things happen too! May 17-19th. Check out http://www.bethesdarow.com for details.