Calling fashion and style bloggers, designers, enthusiasts, and professionals! Come celebrate Digital Sisterhood Month on December 8, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a Salon Series on “DC Style: Past, Present, and Future” at the Tenley-Friendship DC Public Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Large Meeting Room #10, Washington, DC 20016 (library is located across the street from the Tenleytown/American University Metro Station on the Red Line). Click on the link to register for the event. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4843959413
The Salon Series on “DC Style: Past, Present, and Future” will feature a discussion on DC style during the past 30 years, a fashion and style blogger town hall on the present trends in DC style, and a conversation with DC designers on the future of DC style. See the schedule below.
Salon Series: DC Style: Past, Present, and Future Schedule
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – DC Style: The Past – A Conversation with Rosemary Reed Miller
In 1966, Rosemary Reed Miller launched her entrepreneurial career when she opened her boutique, Toast and Strawberries, on Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Miller built Toast and Strawberries into a Washington institution that offered its clientele unique gifts and fashion apparel. She established a thriving community by hosting book talks, poetry readings, financial presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and networking meetings. Customers have included singer Aretha Franklin, actress Heather Locklear, Angela Bofill, Anita Baker and Mrs. Casper Weinberger. In 2005, Miller closed her boutique. Today, Toast and Strawberries is an online store. She penned The Threads Of Time, The Fabric Of History: Profiles Of African American Dressmakers And Designers From 1850 To The Present (2002), a book that fills the gap that exists in the general public’s mind about what African American designers and dressmakers did before l960. The Threads of Time discusses the forgotten work of Elizabeth Keckley, who designed for Mrs. Lincoln and Ann Lowe who designed the wedding dress for First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. In addition, she has served as an adjunct professor of fashion merchandising at Prince George’s Community College and Howard University. Visit www.toastandstrawberries.com.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch Break (on your own)
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – DC Style: The Present – A Fashion and Style Blogger Town Hall
- Monica Byrd, Founder of Baby Bash Bling Expo & Show and Fashionista Flea Market – @babybashbling
- Krystin Hargrove, Founder of Be Loud Be You – @only1krystin
- Deb Vaughan, Founder of Real Girl Runway – @realgirlrunway
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – DC Style: The Future
- Katherine Martinez, Creative Director of La Petite Marmoset – @LPetiteMarmoset
- Philissa Williams, Founder and Designer, Thembe Fashions – @thembefashions
Please use the Twitter hashtag #DSStyleSalon to tweet about the event.