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2008 events : style savant | forum | fashion show | fashiontini | book launch | beauty night out | barney's preview

A montage from the FFP 2008 Fashion Show

2008: Celebrating America

style savant (VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY)

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Details: Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 7PM AT The Park ON 920 14th Street, NW Washington DC

The Park on 14th, Fashion Fights Poverty and Metromix proudly deliver The Style Savants Presents A Bond Soiree, in part an event thrown in appreciation for all the volunteers that make FFP possible year after year.

Celebrate elegant Bond chic with A VIEW TO A KILL, sponsored by Metromix. Come dress with a LICENSE TO KILL as your favorite iconic Bond, Spy or glamorous femme fatale.the Bond Girls. Are you Goldfinger or Dr. No? HoneyRider or Solitaire? TOMORROW NEVER DIES so please RSVP before you DIE ANOTHER DAY to rsvp@fashionfightspoverty.org

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres & food stations from 7-9pm Prizes awarded for most stylish Bond-inspired creation This is a costume optional Party at The Park. Cocktail attire or Black Tie are encouraged but not required.

Meet the Style Savants Host Committee: Fashion Fights Poverty, MetromixPamela's Punch, Chris Belisle,Kadrieka Maiden, Michael Dumlao, Sylvie Luanghy, Lindsey Mask, Chris Thompson, Kate MichaelChandlerRamelli, McLean Robbins, Allison Priebe Brooks, Queen Bee Designs, Leslie Sanchez, City Shop Girl, Makeda Saggau-Sackey

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The forum

Details: Monday, October 27, 2008 7PM to 10PM at the Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University 805 21st Street, NW, DC (21st and H Street)

An exceedingly important discussion will take place on the campus of George Washington University at the Jack Morton Auditorium, “Can Fashion Fight Poverty?” In addition to increasing awareness among consumers and the design industry, Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP) is also looking to communicate its mission to thought leaders and policy makers. In partnership with United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) and for the past two years, FFP has held a forum revolving around a number of issues related to eco-sustainability, social responsibility, CSR, anti-poverty income-generating programs, micro-finance, and commercial fashion. These issues raise the big question: "Can Fashion Fight Poverty?" .

Held during United Nations Week, the dais features representatives from the corporate world, the fashion industry, the non-profit sector, the academic world, and an international organization. Panel members will discuss the relationship between fashion and issues such as environmental sustainability, fair trade and equitable employment. FFP is an eco and ethical organization that celebrates the work of socially responsible designers and organizations which use fashion, artisanship and creativity to build sustainable economic opportunity in the world’s poorest communities. FFP then educates consumers about these products while raising awareness about how to shop responsibly for fashion that is sweatshop-free, eco-friendly and socially conscious.

Panelists include:

  • Chris Belisle
    President, Fashion Fights Poverty
  • Elizabeth Muir
    Designer
  • Sally Kurtz Schiff
    Board Member, Nest
  • Elizabeth Latham
    Executive Director, U.S. Committee for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-USA)
  • Carmen K. Iezzi, Moderator
    Executive Director, Fair Trade Federation

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The Fashion Show

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Details: Friday, September 26 2008 630PM - 10PM, the St. Regis Hotel on 16th and K Street, NW Washington DC

After Party: Lotus Lounge on 1420 K Street, NW

An ethical fashion showcase benefitting Nest. With a catwalk featuring Adele Weschler, Annatarian, Erci Finn, Kayce Armstrong and Mae.

Hosted by actress Parker Posey and anchorman Will Thomas with special appearance by Kathering Kennedy and the rest of the cast of Blonde Charity Mafia.

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The Fashiontini fundraiser

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Details: Sunday, September 21, 2008 5PM - 9PM at BeBar on 1318 9th Street NW, Washington DC

Raise a Martini – I mean a “Fashiontini” – to Fashion Fights Poverty at Be Bar on Sunday, September 21st. As Fashion Fights Poverty (www.fashionfightspoverty.org) gears up for its 4th annual benefit here in Washington, DC on 9/26, join everyone at Be Bar to raise money for Nest, the 2008 beneficiary. Join Fashion Fights Poverty, Nest, supporters and people just like you who want to raise money for a great cause while having a great time.

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The Lookbook Launch

Thursday, September 4, 2008 6PM - 10PM at Tattoo on 1413 K Street NW, Washington, DC

The launch of FFP's 2008 "Dress Responsibly" look-book was hosted by Michael Romeo Group at Tattoo on 14th and K. Celebrating its third edition, the Dress Responsibly Look Book is the official style guide of Fashion Fights Poverty. Produced by creative professionals who donated their time and talent, the result is an eye-catching resource for those interested in alleviating poverty through socially responsible fashion.

The 2008 Lookbook Launch also featured a bachelor auction hosted by Katherine Kennedy and the cast of Blonde Charity Mafia.

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SIN's Beauty Night Out benefits FFP

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Details: Saturday, July 19, 2008 6PM - 9PM AT Maserati of Baltimore ON 1628 York Road, Townson, MD

Beauty Night Out is an exclusive beauty event that offers savvy women an evening of spectacular shopping, outer pampering, cocktails, and product samples. Indulge and splurge on spa treatments, massages, mini-manicures, boutique shopping – all in a fun, upscale and carefree atmosphere. A percentage of sales benefited Fashion Fights Poverty.

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barney's co-op preview event

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Details: Thursday, July 24, 2008 6PM-8PM at Barney’s Co-op on 3040 M Street NW Washington, DC

Hosted by Pamela Sorensen. Guests browsed fall looks from eco-friendly designers and scooped up deals on summer items during the launch of Fashion Fights Poverty's 2008 "Dress Responsibly" campaign at Barneys Co-Op. Five percent of all purchases went to 2008 beneficiary Nest.

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