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CONTENTS MARCH 2012 SPECIALFEATURE

LIFESTYLES

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ALICEINWONDERLAND Washington Ballet takes

LEADINGWASHINGTONIANS DISCUSSTHEIRFAVORITE PIECESOFART

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NAVIGATINGWASHINGTON'S EVOLVINGFASHION LANDSCAPE

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you into the world of their latest production .............

TRENDREPORT Washington's best dressed ....... GLITTERATI Art Deco baubles and spring gemstones ......................................................

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Jeté Society's Mad Hatter Dance Party .................. National Museum of Women in the Arts Gala ......... Lift-DC Benefit .............................................  March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction ............... 

TheatreWashington Star Gala & Benefit Auction ..... International Red Cross Ball .............................. UAE National Day......................................... Reception for Hungarian Ambassador .................... Teach for America Reception ...............................

JoAnn Mason's Birthday Party ...........................

Capital Wine Festival Kick-Off...........................  Book Party for Thomas Caplan ...........................  10 x 10 Event ...............................................  WAMU 50th Anniversary.................................  Tartan Ball ...................................................  Catalogue for Philanthropy ................................  Paint the Town Red ......................................... WPAS Season Opening ...................................

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INSIDER'SGUIDEA rockin' exhibit, eco fashion and

OVERTHEMOONHeading south for the

spa style ....................................................... WHO'SNEXTA sports education entrepreneur ....

winter .......................................................... Jeté Society's Mad Hatter Dance Party .................. Russian New Year's Eve Gala .............................

POINTOFVIEWInside the Russian New Year's Eve Gala ...........................................................

National Museum of Women in the Arts Gala ......... National Arts & Humanities Young Program Awardees Reception ...................................................... Tysons' All Access Fashion Show ......................... Teach for America Reception ...............................

JoAnn Mason's Birthday Party ...........................

Lift-DC Benefit .............................................  Capital Wine Festival Kick-Off..........................  Book Party for Thomas Caplan ...........................  10 x 10 Event ...............................................  WAMU 50th Anniversary.................................  Tartan Ball ................................................... 

POLLYWOOD CINEMASUMMITWashingtonians represent at Sundance Film Festival .....................................

HOLLYWOODON THEPOTOMACGreedy Bastards! ...................... TheatreWashington Star Gala & Benefit Auction ........... AROUNDTOWNColor and Ceremony ..................... International Red Cross Ball ............................ UAE National Day ........ Reception for Hungarian Ambassador...................

Catalogue for Philanthropy ................................  March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction ...............  Paint the Town Red ......................................... WPAS Season Opening ...................................

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EDITOR’S LETTER

The Art of Style

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ild winter weather inspired us to think about spring fashion a bit earlier than usual this year, and there is much to be excited about. Bright colors, floral prints, exuberant patterns and pastels — even the most apathetic shoppers are sure to find something appealing. Whatever one’s particular taste, it’s never been easier to find the latest trends with so many stylish storefronts now gracing Georgetown, Chevy Chase, Tysons Corner and beyond. From Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg for the ladies to bespoke tailors for men, there is more high quality fashion to choose from than ever before. Washington, of course, is known for its many traditions and these include a wellknown penchant for sartorial conservatism that is inextricably linked to the worlds of politics and diplomacy.That puts us at an interesting crossroads when it comes to style: what’s tried-and-true versus what’s exciting and new. Must it come down to a choice between the two? To find out, just turn to this month’s fashion feature on navigating Washington’s ever-evolving fashion landscape. Style and discernment are also reflected in many of our readers’ homes.We are proud to shine a spotlight in this issue on the understated elegance of Barclay and Dennis Kass’ splendid art-filled Watergate residence (renovated by architect Outerbridge Horsey and beautifully appointed by interior designer Leah Muller). One’s art preferences make a unique personal statement as well, so we decided to profile four well-known — and very different — collectors and the works that most inspire them.We think you’ll be surprised at just how interesting and eclectic our local connoisseurs can be. Our Pollywood section includes Jody Arlington’s recap of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, an event that is attracting a larger —

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and more influential — group of Washington producers, directors and film buffs each year.We also traveled to Palm Beach for the famed International Red Cross Ball, which also drew a prominent Washington crowd. Congratulations to Mary Ourisman, the first Washingtonian to chair the event in 40 years, for pulling it all together in record time. Travel plans certainly didn’t interfere with coverage of major fêtes closer to home, which is why you’ll find that our party pages include the National Museum of Women in the Arts Monte Carlo-themed gala, the Russian New Year’s Eve Ball, the Washington Ballet Jete Society’s Mad Hatter Dance Party, the United Arab Emirate’s National Day Reception and so many more. There’s so much to enjoy as spring gets underway. We’re looking forward to the weather, not to mention going to the Washington Concert Opera’s benefit at the Russian Embassy, the Navy Seal Foundation’s “Courage and Compassion” Award Dinner honoring former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and all the other top events on our calendar.

Nancy R. Bagley Editor in Chief Readers wishing to contact Nancy Bagley can email her at nbagley@washingtonlife.com

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We Will Rock You New Face of Luxury

The W hotel (515 15th St. NW) hosts “ROCKED,” an exhibit showcasing rare and iconic images of rock’n’roll culture by photographer Mick Rock. After premiering to much fanfare at W New York’s Downtown outpost in December, the portraits of legendary idols David Bowie and Debbie Harry alongside current chart-toppers Lady Gaga and Cee Lo Green will transform the walls of the “Living Room” at the District hotspot. Perhaps best known as the official photographer for Ziggy Stardust, Rock has captured music’s greatest legends for over 30 years. The works of “The Man Who Shot the Seventies” will be in Washington through March 31 before embarking on a national tour. (www.mickrock.com)

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COUTURE CONSCIENCE Fashion Fights Poverty challenges the sartorially minded to be sustainable with a show by ecofriendly and ethical designers at its Dress Responsibly Gala on March 31. Produced by photographer and makeup artist Violetta Markelou, the benefit supports local and national education programs including the Woodrow Wilson High School Clothing and Textile Program. Districtbased designers Ginger Root and Laura Williams are set to join Project Runway’s Seth Aaron Henderson and activist Gabby Wild (whose “12 in 12” campaign design items bring awareness to 12 endangered species each year) for an evening of fashion-forward philanthropy. “My goal is to raise awareness about the eco/ethical effects of our fashion consumption habits and how technology fuels these habits,” Markelou said. “I want people leaving the show to take action and start thinking about how they can be part of the solution.”(www.fashionfightspoverty.org)

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SPASTYLE Old Town’s Circe of Alexandria (123 N. Washington Street) has gotten a luxe facelift. The go-to glam haven recently expanded to two stories and 23,000 square feet after owners Richard and Ellen Vlasak worked with local architects Mcguinnis + del Ninno to transform the spa into an ultimate comfort destination. Set to open in March, spa-junkies will soon be relaxing in one of the earth-toned VIP suites as they enjoy a wide range of services from the 30-strong staff. Upgrades include a private bridal suite and zero-gravity chairs for pedicures. (www.circeofalexandria.com)

SAVE THE DATE UPCOMING EVENTS

MARCH – ARTINI 2012 at the Corcoran, www.corcoran.org/artini APRIL- – Overtures: S&R Foundation

Artist Concert Series at the Kennedy Center, www.overtureseries.org APRIL- – Washington Ballet’s “ALICE

(in wonderland)” at the Kennedy Center, www.washingtonballet.org APRIL – Fight for Children’s School Night at the Reagan Building, www. fightforchildren.org/school_night-overview.html

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“Carbon for Water”

“Switch”

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Capitalist Caper

The festival opens with “Switch” – a film about transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy. March 13, 7:00 p.m., Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P Street NW “The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath the Sea” explores diverse and colorful underwater neighborhoods in Palau, the Bahamas and French Polynesia. March 14, 7:00 p.m., Museum of Natural History, Johnson IMAX Theater, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW “Return To The Aeolian Islands” Washington D.C. premiere. A journey on a red sailboat to the stunning Aeolian Islands, where generations of Italian filmmakers have drawn inspiration. March 14, 7:00 p.m., E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW “The Greater Good” Looking behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America March 15, 6:30 p.m., Family

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Health International, 1927 Florida Ave. NW “In Organic We Trust” A first-hand look at the organic food industry that reveals its shortcomings. March 16, 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St. NW “Carbon for Water” In Kenya’s western province, the largest household water treatment program in the developing world may cut CO2 emissions by two millions tons per year for a decade or more. March 18, 1:00 p.m., Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St. NW “Happy” A trek across 14 countries and five continents in search of the keys to happiness. The film combines cutting-edge science with powerful human stories like that of Melissa, a mother of three who had the “perfect life” until she was run over by a truck. Disabled and disfigured,

she is happier today then ever before. March 20, 8:15 p.m., Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St.NE “The Dust Bowl” Iconic filmmaker Ken Burns will preview and discuss his latest documentary about the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. March 25, 2:00 p.m., National Archives, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For A Living Planet” covers the history of environmentalism over the past 50 years and examines society’s path to sustainability. March 25, 6:00 p.m., Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St. NW These are just a few of the nearly 200 films from this notto-be-missed festival. To view the schedule and read more details about each of them, go to www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org. 202-342-2564.

HOGEATHOG Tour the recent past at Woolly Mammoth Theatre’s (641 D Street NW) premiere of “Civilization (all you can eat)” through March 11. The fictionalized take on the birth of the 2008 recession recounts the struggle of six characters as they vie for power, wealth and survival. The production, directed by Howard Shalwitz, was written by Jason Grote, who recently started writing for NBC/Dreamworks’ new hit show “Smash.” Grote will join representatives from The American Prospect, Food & Water Watch and The Washington Post for post-performance discussions. (www.woollymammoth.com)

“March is a tomboy with tousled hair, mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.” — Hal Borland

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yan Sparks comes across as a rather contemplative sort until the subject of collegiate rowing comes up, and the former Bates College and Yale University crew coach’s passion for the sport turns him into a controlled force of nature. A Dallas boy with a family “in energy,” Sparks, 30, is eschewing the world of gas and oil to make his own entrepreneurial mark helping young oarsmen (and swimmers) win scholarships to colleges that best suit their need for character development as well as athletic achievement.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU IN YOUR MISSION? My father was 62 when I was born, so I could never do much of anything physically with him. That’s one reason why I pursued being a mentor to young athletes. WHYCREW? Rowing is a team effort where you are only as good as your weakest link. The character and personal development inherent in

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WHATDOYOULIKEBESTABOUTYOUR WORK? We help kids get into a college or university where they are going to excel both as athletes and students. WHAT IS YOUR PLACEMENT RECORD ANDAREYOUPLANNINGTOEXPAND TO OTHER SPORTS? Ninety-six percent of our [crew and swimming] clients get into their first-choice school. We’re thinking about similar programs for squash, tennis, skiing and water polo. AREMOSTOFYOURCLIENTSWEALTHY? A lot of them are, but we have scholarships for families who simply can’t afford us. We also work with swimmers and rowers who have learning disabilities.

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THEANNUALINDEPENDENTFILMFESTIVAL Orange, who oversees D.C.’s Office of he Sundance Film ANDLOVE-INONCEAGAINDREWANUMBEROF Motion Pictures in the city’s efforts to Festival’s 2012 theme WASHINGTONIANSFORTHOUGHT-PROVOKINGFILMS bring more production projects to the was “Look Again” and ANDSOCIALLYFUELEDEVENINGS District, also attended. Not surprisingly, Washingtonians complied, B Y J O D Y A R L I N G T O N the Washington crew hewed to the attending in droves to see intersection of art and policy, and the the exciting new directions and fresh voices in independent film, not least of winner “Detropia”; Comic Mike Birbiglia’s power of story to affect change. which were hometown favorites Rory Kennedy’s Best of Next section-winning “Sleepwalk with biopic of her mother, the eponymous “Ethel” Me”; and actress Brit Marling who starred in ZEITGEIST (20-plus of Kennedy clan attended); Kirby Dick’s “Arbitrage,” among the first Sundance films It would be easy to suggest that the dark Audience Award-Winning “The Invisible War” acquired for distribution. themes of our time were writ large in the festival A sampling of Washington-based folks in program but with 117 feature-length and 64 exposing rape in the military (executive produced by Nicole Boxer-Keegan and Kimball Stroud); attendance included Sen. Barbara Boxer, short films representing more than 30 countries, James Alefantis and crew in support of “Me at Sundance Institute Boardmember Sheila a curator could also argue that safer, charming the Zoo” and Cutter Hodierne whose “Fishing Johnson, Rep. Jackie Speier, Motion Picture comedies, artist profiles and edgy romances were Association of America head Chris Dodd, Bruce equally marbled throughout the festival.Yes, the Without Nets” won Best Short Film. For the second year in a row, Georgetown Keiloch, Susan Koch, Kiki Ryan, Charles Paret, festival asks us to look into the heart of hunger University popped-up in multiple films by or Clark Seydel, Nicholas Cambata and Douglas in America (“Finding North”), Apartheid-Era featuring Hoyas including Heidi Ewing and Sonders. Elizabeth Webster, director of South Africa (“Under African Skies”), the detritus Rachel Grady’s Documentary Editing Award- business outreach for D.C. Councilman Vincent and nascent rebirth of Detroit (“Detropia”) and

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festivals (expect to see the best of the the fallout of the failed war on drugs documentaries at the AFI-Discovery in Andrew Jarecki’s Documentary Silverdocs Documentary Festival this Jury Award-winner (“The House the Washington crew hewed to the June), on theater screens, or stream online, I Live In”). But it also asks us to contemplate whether Kubrick faked intersection of art and policy, and the power you would be well-advised to catch what you can, especially the documentaries, the Moon landing (“Room 237”), of story to affect change . which were particularly strong this year. presented the mean-girls version of Sundance 2012 will always be remembered “Bridesmaids” (“The Bachelorette”), and gave us warm fuzzies when man met robot and “Searching for Sugarman” about a lost musician as the year legendary independent film producer and “The Queen of Versailles” profiling the rags- Ray Bingham suffered a stroke on the first day high jinx ensued (“Robot and Frank”). One might argue the prize winners cleaved to-riches-to-rags tale of billionaire David Segal of the festival and died a few days later. The loss was viscerally felt throughout Sundance. to darker themes, while the deal-making were quickly snapped up. Other sales included docs: “Ai Weiwei: Never Bingham lore from his indie distributor days reflected lighter or at least more fanciful fare that distributors think will resonate with audiences. Sorry,” “Indie Game: The Movie,” “Something at October Films in the 1980s and since could Fox Searchlight acquired what are arguably for Nothing: The Art of Rap,” “Under African be overheard in ticket lines, in panels, at parties the two most important films of the festival: Skies” and “Putin’s Kiss.” Feature sales include: and in the pre-screening theater chatter. The Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Performance- “Arbitrage,” “Red Lights,” “Celeste and Jesse Sundance Institute created a new $10,000 winning “The Surrogate” about sex surrogacy Forever,” “For a Good Time, Call..,” “Black producers award, and other institutions will and Audience Award-winning “Beasts of the Rock,” “Middle of Nowhere,” “2 Days in New likely follow to ensure the indie-guru and his Southern Wild,” a fantastical dystopian post- York,” “The Imposter” and “Robot and Frank.” contributions and deep love of cinema, will live Katrina New Orleans adventure. Documentaries As many of the docs and narratives unspool at on in a new generation of producers.

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Sundance is also about parties. Two of the hottest venues this year were the Grey Goose Blue Door on Main Street and the Stella Artois Patio. Returning to the festival as the official beer sponsor for the third year, the Belgian draft’s abode offered cinephiles a respite from movie-going with beer and pommes frites. It was

part of the Sundance House, where media interviewed cinematic luminaries and the Sundance Channel broadcast its nightly “Sundance After Dark” programme. The Grey Goose Blue Door featured Q&As with Paul Simon and filmmaker/director Joe Berlinger, among others and hosted a flurry of VIP cocktail parties and private dinners.

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WL’SBESTOFTHEFEST QUEENOFVERSAILLES, WINNER U.S. Documentary Directing Award, directed by Lauren Greenfield. A social commentary about consumerism and greed profiling vacation time-share billionaire David Siegel, his family and their lavish lifestyle

ABOUTFACE, directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. A documentary reflecting on the lives of aging supermodels

SLEEPWALKWITHME, WINNER Best of Next Audience Award, directed by Mike Birbiglia. An aspiring standup comedian battles a sleepwalking condition while grappling with emotional fears of love, maturity and honesty.

CELESTEANDJESSE FOREVER, directed by Lee Toland Krieger. An offbeat romantic comedy about a separated couple that continues too live on the same property

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CHASINGICE, C WINNER Excellence in U.S. W Documentary Cinematography D Award, directed by Jeff A Orlowshi. O National Geographic photographer N James Balog documents global J warming through his photos of w glacial environments. g

 /REVOLUTION, directed bby Omar Shargawi, Karim El Hakim. H A documentary about the 2011 Egyptian revolution, filmed over thee E ccourse of two weeks

W WE’RENOTBROKE, directedd by b Karin Hayes, Victoria Bruce.. A documentary about the current economic crisis and government e loopholes that allow corporations l to t evade paying taxes and protect their interests t

E ETHEL, directed by Rory Kennedy. K A documentary about Robert Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, featuring K ppreviously unseen footage

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E ESCAPETHEFIRETHE FIGHTTORESCUE F AMERICANHEALTHCARE, A ddirected by Matthew Heineman, Susan Froemke. H An A analysis of U.S. healthcare, offering a solution on how to save of the t current system.

WESTOFMEMPHIS, directedd W by b Amy Berg. A documentary recounting the wrongful conviction of the “West w Memphis Three” for the ritual M killing of three young boys in 1994 k 4

F FIERCEGREENFIRETHE BATTLEFORALIVING B PLANET, directed by Mark P Kitchell. K A documentary about environmentall aactivists

T THEHOUSEILIVEIN, WINNER Grand Jury W Documentary Prize, directed by D Eugene Jarecki. E Documents the ongoing American D War on Drugs and questions W tthe movement’s effectiveness, aanalyzingcurrent drug trends

T THESURROGATE, WINNER Audience Award: U.S.. W Dramatic and U.S. Dramatic D SSpecial Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting, directed by Ben Lewin. A Based on the true story of a B paralyzed poet who hires a sex p surrogate after falling in love with s his h caretaker.

UNDERAFRICANSKIES, U directed by Joe Berlinger. d A film about musician Paul Simon and the conception of his S “Graceland” album

THEINVISIBLEWAR, T WINNER U.S. Documentary W Audience Award, directed by A Kirby Dick. K This T documentary explores the proliferation of sex crimes in the p military and the lack of disciplinaryy m measures for sexual offenders. m B BEASTSOFTHE SOUTHERNWILD, S WINNER Dramatic Grand W JJury Prize and U.S. Dramatic Excellence in Cinematography E Award, directed by Benh Zeitlin.. A An apocalyptic tale of a 6-year-old A ggirl and her father

M MEATTHEZOO, directed by Chris Moukarbel and Valerie C Veatch. V The story of Chris Crocker, the T bblogger who rose to fame with his ““Leave Britney (Spears) Alone” vvideo, explores the new age of social media and growing up under the m cconstant influence of technology.

A AIWEIWEINEVERSORRY, WINNER U.S. Documentary W SSpecial Jury Prize For An Agent of Change, directed by Alison o Klayman. K A documentary about Chinese aactivist Ai Weiwei and his ppolitically contentious artwork S SEARCHINGFORSUGAR MAN, WINNER World M Cinema Documentary Audience C Award and World Cinema A Documentary Special Jury D Prize for its Celebration of the P Artistic Spirit, directed by Malik A Bendjelloul. B A chronicle of the journey of two South African men who set out S tto find forgotten American rock musician Rodriguez m

M MYBROTHERTHEDEVIL, WINNERWorld Cinema W Dramatic Cinematography D Award, directed by Sally El A Hosaini. H The tale of two British-Arab T bbrothers coping with life in a gritty London neighborhood L

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her new film “Big Miracle.” The event benefited the D.C.-based for Survivors (TAPS) which cares for the families of the fallen. It’s hard to believe

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ake no bones about it. Dylan Ratigan is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. The MSNBC host is “infuriated by government corruption and corporate communism, incensed by ‘banksters’ shaking down taxpayers.” But don’t get him started. Ratigan sent an emphatic message at The Week and MSNBC co-hosted launch for his new tome “Greedy Bastards” at P.J. Clarke’s attended by special guests that included Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. David Schweikert. “Be very careful thinking about a culture of heroes and villains, whether it’s the president or his opponents. It’s going to require both political parties to be held to task for

she’s only 36 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but such is the case for the actress who skyrocketed to fame at the age of 6 in Stephen Spielberg’s “E.T.”

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their willingness to continue to accept bribes from special interests to corrupt our core policies of banking and trade,” Ratigan said, adding that the political process, for both the current president and his opponents, is much like the Giants vs. the Patriots. Unlike the Superbowl, however, he thinks “politics is like a sport overrun by steroids

and drug abuse.” “If you get lost in the identity of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich or Barack Obama, it’s a perfect distraction, based on the fact that six major industries are funding all of our political candidates who are rigging our banking system, tax code and trade policy on behalf of special interests.”

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KENEHRLICH Producer of the Grammy Awards At CITIES aer party, following PBS Special at The White House “It felt right to me,” says Ehrlich on his choice of Jennifer Hudson to sing Houston’s signature song.

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CHEFRAYNOLD MENDIZABAL owner of Black and Orange: “Our new burger ‘Hair of the Dog’ incorporates all the flavors of a Bloody Mary and is a perfect hangover cure.”

FORMERSENALAN SIMPSONat the ‘Shooting from the Hip’ book party for Donald Hardy: “It’s a good book. There might be a few things he could have le out.”

Mariel Hemingway joined forces with members of Congress to support National Wellness Week. The Academy Award-nominated “Manhaan” actress/ writer spoke about making it a priority to find balance in her life, becoming “mentally and physically healthy” and helping others to do the same. “I think we can all agree — Democrats, Republicans and Independents — that prevention of illness is critical, to both the health of our nation and to our own personal health,” adding that she “wholeheartedly supports the First Lady’s efforts to promote wellness and healthy eating, especially among children.”

PRESIDENTBARACK OBAMA at the Alfalfa Club dinner: “It is great to see Jeb Bush, who is accepting a nomination for President tonight. I have to say, though, it’s not fair to tease your friends like that.”

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also served as the ball’s longtime he words “grandeur” protocol chief. and “fun” seldom Several years ago she asked mix — except at the me to join her in this pleasant International Red Cross task. Questions pertaining to Ball, a long-standing high point of the dress code were frequently the Palm Beach social season. asked about the three-day event: During a decade of writing a luncheon (since dropped), about this always elegant ball, Friday’s Ambassadors Dinner and I’ve never seen it more colorful Saturday’s Ball. than this year, or with more After Trump began flying the Washington-connected guests. ambassadors down, their wives General Chair man Mary Ourisman, formerly ambassador had different queries. One asked if to Barbados and the Eastern she could bring a second suitcase. Mary and Mandy Ourisman get the dancing started at the International Caribbean, is a blonde dynamo I happily told her there was space Red Cross Ball in Palm Beach, Fla. Mrs. Ourisman was the first who has long organized innovative to hold five steamer trunks if she Washingtonian in 40 years to chair the event. (Photo by Lucien Capehart) events in Washington. liked because “The Donald” had She and her two co-chairmen all wore line headed by Stuart Bernstein, a former reconfigured his jet. Originally built to hold magnificent shades of red, the evening’s ambassador to Denmark and the ball’s chief of 158 commercial passengers, it now more than sartorial hallmark. At dinner at Donald Trump’s protocol. It is always an impressive sight as the comfortably accommodates a total of only 23. famed Mar-à-Lago Club, Beef Wellington envoys stand before their respective flags in the This year, while Trump didn’t fly anyone and tripartite desserts were served on deep white and gold ballroom. from Washington, he gave Bonnie McElveenred tablecloths aflutter with appliquéd roseTo the strains of the “Triumphal March” from Hunter a check for $50,000 just as the ball was hued gauze petals, and topped by tall vases “Aida,” Marines escorted ambassadors and ball getting started, presumably to help underwrite of dramatically outsized handmade red roses. officials, along with Trump and his wife Melania, the ambassadorial flight. She is chairman of the American Red Cross, the only woman Ourisman also dreamed up the glowingly red into dinner as Bernstein announced each one. Trump purchased Mar-à-Lago, once ever raised to that top spot. Formerly U.S. dance floor that drew dancers like moths to a flame, not wasting a minute of ball-favorite the Florida vacation home of cereal heiress ambassador to Finland, her name is often Peter Duchin’s music. Marjorie Merriweather Post, to create a private on lists of America’s top businesswomen as The event usually takes a year to plan. club. He has continued the custom of flying the founder and head of Pace Communications, “Mary had only three months to pull it ambassadors down on a private plane, a practice the nation’s largest custom publishing house. together,” said co-chairman Mary Mochary, “so Post began. She presented the Chairman’s Award for I came on board again this year to help,” as did Post was helped by her close friend, the Leadership to honorary ball chairmen Michele co-chairman Susan Keenan, a Palm Beach-er late Garnett Stackelberg, a journalist whose and Howard Kessler. Michele Kessler is a who once lived in Washington. husband, an Estonian baron, was related hands-on supporter, and has worked here and Fewer tiaras and white ties appeared this to Queen Sophia of Spain, Lord Louis abroad to eradicate a fatal strain of measles. year, though some of the guests, including Mountbatten and many other royal and Ourisman said this year’s ball raised a ambassadors from Barbados, Denmark, Mexico, aristocratic notables. hefty $2 million, and Rob Levine, the Red Morocco, Slovenia, Trinidad and Tobago and Stackelberg helped invite the ambassadors Cross regional head, lauded Mary and her coSweden, sported medals, stars and sashes. each year and worked with Marion “Joe” chairmen for their success and her husband U.S. Marines escorted them to the receiving Smoak, a former U.S. chief of protocol who Mandy for his generous support.

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ENVOY WELCOMED: Count on Budapest-born hostess Aniko Gaal Scho to host a lavish bash for the Hungarian ambassador, an event that was sure to aract the Embassy Row and Georgetown sets in honor of György Szapáry, the post’s current occupant. FORGET THE GOULASCH: Guests chaed up the nobly born envoy (with family ties to the Vanderbilts) while feasting on caviar and catching up on the latest political gossip. It was so Old Europe that you could almost hear zithers and gypsy violins. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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PROMINENT COLLECTORS UNVEIL TWO MOVING & INSPIRING PIECES FROM THEIR OWN COLLECTIONS

ANDREA POLLAN Director and founder of Curator’s Office, an innovative concept dedicated to contempotary art and culture. Andrea Pollan. (Photo by Helen Sampson)

What made you fall in love with each piece? When Jiha Moon

started to unroll her piece, because it is so huge, I was absolutely speechless. The Johnson & Thomas portrait is such a stunning, elegant and commanding image of two very important American artists. It doesn’t hurt that they both are incredibly handsome.

What makes each important? Jiha’s piece is

Jiha Moon “Beaufort Gorge,” 2007 ink and acrylic on paper

definitely a museum-caliber artwork, given its size and complexity, and it has the provenance of having been exhibited at The Mint Museum in her first important solo museum exhibition.The title of the photograph belies the artists’ intentions to challenge historic perceptions of African Americans, and the confidence with which they display themselves in their carefully orchestrated environment is both confrontational and reflective. What is unique about each piece, both in general and in comparison to works by the same artist? Jiha’s

Rashid Johnson & Hank Willis Thomas “Portrait of Two American Artists as Young Negro Scholars,” 2008 digital C-print Courtesy of the Rubell Collection, Miami, Fla.

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piece is a synthesis of everything she been working on in terms of cultural collision and explorations of eastern and western painting and drawing tropes up to that point in 2007. Rashid and Hank collaborate on very limited bases with other artists. How do people react? When art-world and regular

people alike encounter Jiha’s piece in our living room, they generally say “Whoa!” People feel drawn in and challenged by Hank’s direct gaze and compelled by Rashid’s pensive, stern, and focused visage.

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KATE DAMON Founder of kaze design and a boardmember of Transformer, passionate about color, community and ridding the world of single-use plastic. What made you fall in love with each piece?

I love that Billy’s piece is made of found objects re-purposed into art. Noguchi’s “THE MOON” was love at first sight; I’ve always had a special connection with the full moon, and I love color. What makes each important? Billy is an important

American artist – if only I had bought some of those earlier paintings! “THE MOON” is currently on view in an exhibition “2:46 and thereafter” – a collaboration between Transformer and Tokyobased artist collective DANDANS, highlighting emerging Japanese artists’ responses to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast coast.

Kate Damon.

What is unique about each piece, both in general and in comparison to works by the same artist? While Billy

Kazumasa Noguchi “THE MOON,” 2011 acrylic on wood panel Tokyo, Japan

often works with collected imagery or objects, this piece was specifically made for a show called “Bauble” featuring 31 artists showing pieces all inspired by toys. Color is a strong theme running throughout Kazumasa Noguchi’s work. How do people react? Most people love Billy’s

Billy Colbert “Young, Dumb and Full of Cumberland,” 2009 found tires (Photo by Dan Cooper)

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piece, and some have questions. I’ve juxtaposed it with a beautiful stainless sculpture by William Halliday, so the contrast of texture and color makes them both pop. “THE MOON” isn’t here yet, it is on view at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery, (702 8th Street NW) through March 25th. It’s an intense piece that takes your breath away when you put it in context – the full moon was shining in the sky the night before the earthquake struck in Japan, as if there were a trade-off between the illumination and the thousands of lives lost.

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David Wojnarowicz “Untitled, (Buffalo),” 1988 platinum print

James Alefantis. (Photo by Greg Powers)

JAMES ALEFANTIS Restauranterur, producer, collector and Transformer board president. What made you fall in love with each piece?

David Wojnarowicz’ photograph was offered to me by a stranger, a year after Victoria Reis and I, through Transformer gallery’s front window, began to show a video by the same artist, which had just been censored by the Smithsonian and started a national outcry. As soon as I saw it, I knew Mia Feuer’s “Suspended Landscapes” would look

amazing in Comet Ping Pong, where it defies gravity by jutting down out of the ceiling!

Pong; fascinatingly, this work is really now a piece of public art!

What makes each important?

What is unique about each piece, both in general and in comparison to works by the same artist?

“Untitled, (Buffalo)” is arguably the most important work in my collection. It is a small photograph, taken by the artist in 1988 of a diorama from the Museum of Natural History of buffalos being driven off a cliff, which came to symbolize a protest of the government and a time of extreme cultural division. “Suspended Landscapes” embodies all the sense of awe and play that I showcase at Comet Ping

Mia Feuer “Suspended Landscapes,” 2010 foam, zip ties, aircra cable, dimensions variable

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This 1988 platinum print, regarded as one the artist’s best works, was printed by master printer Sol Lopes. “Suspended Landscapes” is an early work by an artist who has achieved great notoriety in the contemporary art world (including being represented by Conner Contemporary Art.) How do people react? So far, I have not shown “Untitled, (Buffalo)” to anyone! My first reaction

was that it is so important I should donate it immediately to the National Gallery of Art or the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, but I calmed down and decided to keep it for a while to see how my feelings evolve, since living with a work always changes the way you see it. With Mia’s piece, it’s awe – that it can stay up, then smiles and fun!

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SPECIAL FEATURE | BESTLOVEDART Paul Gauguin “The Ham,” 1889 still life oil on canvas

Frank Gohlke “A Woman Watering Her Garden Near Kirkville Mississippi,” 1986 photograph (Photo by Frank Gohlke)

DOROTHY KOSINSKI Director, The Phillips Collection

Dorothy Kosinski. (Photo by Mary Noble Ours)

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What made you fall in love with each piece? I love Paul Gauguin’s “The Ham,” that Duncan Phillips [founder of The Phillips Collection] purchased in 1951, especially the intense orangepink color, the decorative beaded elements and the primitive subject of ham, onions and a beaker of red wine. Frank Gohlke’s photo has special meaning for me; it is a gift from the artist, whom I know, a wedding gift inscribed in 1987 to me and my husband Thomas.

passionate about beautiful painting. Gohlke’s piece captures a clear narrative about the USA. What is unique about each piece, both in general and in comparison to works by the same artist?

Perhaps there is a connection between my admiration for the Gauguin and the Gohlke ... they are both simple subjects, straightforward images, humble but beautiful, mesmerizing works of art.

What makes each important? Gaugin’s

How do people react? The Gaugin glows, has

stunning canvas and straightforward subject would surely have appealed to a collector so

a coloristic intensity. Frank’s marvelous image is simple, clear, poignant.

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n a short period of time, Washington has gone through a fashion makeover that includes the influx of flagship stores from Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, Rag & Bone, Jack Wills and other designers. Fashion media has blossomed with blogs and websites like Refinery29’s new Washington-specific channel. Spome of our own designers — Christian Siriano and Michelle Ochs (principal of edgy fashion upstarts Cushnie et Ochs) have been spotted at runway shows in Paris, Milan and New York.

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You can see it on the street every minute of the day: cool hipsters in head-turning gear parading down U Street, stylish trendsetters strutting in Georgetown and K Street and Capitol Hill powerbrokers pushing the style envelope at top social gatherings. If only we had our very own Bill Cunningham to chronicle how Washington has dressed over the years. From prim navy suits and sensible shoes to vibrant color-blocked dresses and platform heels, our fashion evolution would make an interesting cultural study.

Yes, fashion has arrived and indeed blossomed in the nation’s capital, almost (but not quite) satiating our increasing appetite for more. But some things may never change. A healthy respect for tradition lingers, taking form in the occasional white-tie (but not quite top hat) affair. The result is a thrill for those who view fashion as a spectator sport. As capital style evolves, how do we know what works and what doesn’t? In the following pages, we try to illuminate Washington’s evolving fashion landscape.

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SUREFIRESHOPS Our favorite shopkeepers offer their advice on what to buy now

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2910 M Street NW Washington, DC 20007 Jaclyn Mason, owner What are the most unique items currently in stock?

We’re pumping up our spring collection with new pieces by Alexis Bittar, Julie Collection and Kendra Scott. Julie Collections Calypso Cuff ($195) is the most unique. What is flying off the shelf this season?

Kendra Scott and Julie Collection! Our Charm Jewelry line has always been extremely popular. What accessories are the most versatile?

JJ Winters’ cross-body clutch ($88) comes in every color. You can wear it day or night, casual or dressed up.

“Tribal chic” is a big trend now. We look forward to a laid-back summer filled with earthy tones. There is also a hot neon trend in jewelry and accessories.We should see many simple outfits with solid colors added by a pop of neon or color blocking to offset the look.

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The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel 5510 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Jennifer Johnston, manager What are the latest trends in bridal fashion?

The new Vera Wang Fall 2012 collection was presented in color. The runway gowns were nude and black and based on the “bewitched” theme. Her use of cut and stacked organza creates a velvety feel and the crinkle organza simulates body without weight. The gowns have been translated into ivories and are stunning. Oscar de la Renta, master of the sweetheart neckline, reigns supreme with his use of lace, whether with a lace guipure ballgown or a sleek reembroidered mermaid paired with a barely-there bolero.

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What advice do you have for brides who are shopping for a wedding dress the first time?

The first thing a bride should do is understand her own sense of style.What do you like? How do you want to look: mermaid, ballgown or sheath? If you can narrow down the shape of the gown it will be much easier to choose a gown you love. Who are your favorite designers now?

My favorite is Vera Wang of course. Oscar de la Renta is a very close second. I love the feminine and romantic look of his designs. Not everyone can wear Oscar, but if you do, you will never forget it.

What brands/styles are popular for Spring 2012?

What changes have you noticed in the style of Washingtonians over the years?

Vera Wang continues to be the all-time favorite at The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel. We are also seeing more requests for Peter Langner. His sense of clean styling with an architectural feel makes his column gowns much in demand. His ballgowns feature embroidery and beadwork and surprise many a bride that is unfamiliar with his collection.

This is a difficult question to answer because our brides-to-be are very international. The Saks Jandel bride is keenly aware of fashion and definitely wants a gown that she hasn’t seen a hundred times in magazines or in “real weddings.” We offer that with the Vera Wang Luxe and the Oscar de la Renta collections because we are able to customize the gowns. Many more brides today state that they want something unique than in years past. What is the go-to piece or signature item at the Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel?

Anything Vera of course! We are the exclusive retailer for Vera Wang in the region.

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South MoonUnder 10247 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 Taylor Schlette, buying assistant suit. One-pieces are replacing the tankini for more fashion-forward girls; our customThe silhouettes are fresh and forward ers love them. LaBlanca does a great job of looking from retro pin-up styles to sexy making sexy fashion-forward one-pieces in one-piece halters with plunging necklines. flattering fabrics and silhouettes. For those looking for safer styles, we have plenty of functional suits that offer coverage What trends do you see in casual wear/ and support with underwire construction swimwear here? and comfort without sacrificing fashion. Washington will respond well to onepieces this year. They are glamorous, What is been flying off the shelf this fashion forward and perfect for rooftop pool parties. Maritime-inspired suits are season? Suits with fringe get snapped up as soon another big trend. Look for retro silhouas they arrive, especially the L*Space bikini ettes, nautical prints and stripes. We love with the bandeau top in turquoise. Cover- tribal prints inspired by Native American, ups are just as essential as the perfect swim- Balinese, Moroccan and African cultures.

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Urban Chic 1626 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20007 Megan Hood, buyer What are the most exciting trends for the upcoming season?

I'm excited about neon and colored denim, especially pastel-colored denim. I also like lemons, limes, corals and sherbet colors for dresses and tops. Colorblocking is also a great, easy-to-wear trend for spring. What is flying off the shelf this season?

Shoshanna dresses and Joie blouses fly off the shelves year ’round; they are staples for the Urban Chic gal. We’re also selling out of the $3 My Tyes that can be worn as bracelets or a no-crease hair tie. Rebecca Minkoff ’s Mini Macs and Mini 5 Zipper crossbody bags that retail for $195 in every bright color are also extremely popular. Are there any new designers you are excited about?

Alcee from the designer of Madison Marcus. We'll be getting their line for spring.We’re also looking into Vince footwear for fall.

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Marlene Hu Aldaba, owner/buyer Are there any new designers you are watching out for? If so, why?

Adam Sirak started his label this season after spending years in sales at Salvatore Ferragamo. Because of his experience, he knows what people want to buy. His line has beautiful silhouettes and amazing color combinations, and everything is very wearable. Which spring trend is the most exciting to you?

The lower heel is back! There has been a revival of the kitten heel as well as chunkier lower heels. Which designers are flying off the shelf lately?

Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Brian Atwood, Céline and YSL

Sherman Pickey

What items in your store are wardrobe staples?

1647 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007 Ethan Drath, owner/founder What has been flying off the shelf this season?

Dresses continue to be very popular for us. Women enjoy the versatility of dresses that can go from day to evening and love the fact that they make getting dressed easy. We have just started to carry Milly, which has some absolutely perfect dresses for Washington women. They are office appropriate and still cocktail chic.

which is great because Sherman Pickey has always been big on color. How would you describe the Sherman Pickey customer?

We are lucky to have a broad range of ages but our typical customer tends to be classically-minded moms who like What is your favorite spring trend that to bring a modern and updated look will be popular with Washingtonians? to their traditional style. My wife likes Colorful pants for both men and women. to say that our core customer group are We are seeing denim and silk in all colors, “hot moms.”

What trends have you seen come and go?

We try to avoid trends, but there was a time when the overtly preppy embroidered pants look was big. I still think it can work in the right time and place, but a more sophisticated approach with bold colors can give the same effect without appearing too obvious.

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For women I would say Tory Burch’s tunics and white jeans for spring along with Elizabeth McKay’s dresses. For men, Bills Khakis in fun colors, and sport shirts from Peter Millar are always favorites.


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hite-tie is due for a comeback. Though the number of social occasions where it is required has dropped off sharply since the Kennedy Administration, it is still de rigueur for the annual Gridiron Dinner, the Russian New Year's Eve Ball, gatherings of the Knights of Malta, a few oldline debutante presentations and various diplomatic fêtes including, from time to

time, an official state dinner for a visiting monarch like Queen Elizabeth II or the Emperor of Japan. There is a legend about the top hat that caused a riot in London in 1797, when citizens panicked at the sight of a haberdasher, John Hetherington, who was the first person to wear one on the street. Hetherington was hauled into court for wearing a "tall structure having a shinning luster calculated

Highlights on the code:

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• It's ideal if you have a handeddown white-tie ensemble. If not, you should be able to find good vintage white-tie wear that fits remarkably well and can also be remarkably cheap;

• When wearing white-tie, the correct footwear is opera pumps (not patent leather shoes) with a grosgrain bow on the front. If if you cannot find them, you may also wear very high quality fine calfskin shoes – often sold as "dancing shoes";

• Every item should de made from 100 percent natural materials;

• The best kind of handkerchief with whitetie is fine linen – not silk – and you should know that it is extremely rude for any person to touch another person’s front handkerchief or tie.

• The jacket should be a tailcoat and the tails should not fall below the knees. The white waistcoat must be long enough to cover your waist;

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• A proper fit is essential and a master tailor like Irfan Baytok can perfectly customize your suit in his shop (1804 Wisconsin Avenue NW);

• The white “link cuff shirt”– not to be confused with French cuffs – has a stiff wing-tip collar, no buttons down the front and a single cuff requiring cufflinks;

• The most unusual item for most men is knee-high black silk stockings;

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For the Ladies • Wear your finest long gown – no skirts, no trousers; • If there is an opening cotillion, guests should not wear white as this color is reserved for debutantes; • Proper outerwear for a ball gown is a cloak;

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• Shoes must be closed and can Robin Phillips be made of leather, satin or silk in a color that complements the dress. Stockings are a must for a formal event – no exceptions; • Wear a tiara if you have one (although not in Europe unless you are of royal or noble lineage) and your best jewels. Watches are not worn, and rings and bracelets go under, not over, the gloves;

• A gentleman should know how to tie a bow-tie, so take time to learn how;

• You must wear button-fastened suspenders, not those with clips, as the formal trousers you wear with whitetie do not hug your body like modern trousers;

to frighten timid people," and was promptly fined £50! Unless you're among fashion royalty who dare to bend all the rules at Elton John's White-Tie and Tiara Ball in the English countryside, this most formal style of dress requires absolute adherence to a specified set of rules you need to be aware of before attending a white-tie event. If you think you can carry it off, by all means go ahead and have fun.

• Hair is worn upswept, especially if there is dancing.

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As tradition dictates that orders and decorations may be worn in the evening with white-tie, there can be an added element of drama and glamour when colorful stars, medals, sashes and rosettes are displayed on grand occasions.

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BLACK-TIERULE-BREAKERS Two of Washington’s top stylists share their tips for fighting the fashion status quo

LADIES Toni Leinhardt is a trusted lifestyle expert and personal shopper specializing in high-end designers, specialty retailers and luxury lifestyle resources. She is the founder of Gigi Creative Talent Agency and co-founder of AisleStyleDC,Washington’s go-to bridal and fashion blog.

GUCCI1973 grape color python clutch with double G detail. ($1,900); select Gucci stores, www. gucci.com

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Pashminas are boring and expected. Sport a leather jacket instead for an edge of downtown cool. In a pinch, drape yourself in faux fur. Every outfit must have an element of surprise. An easy way to do this is with an accessory. Try an oversized clutch, something sequined or in an opposite color that works with the outfit. White can be cool and surprises every time. Step away from black and jump into color. Pair a tuxedo jacket with sleek pants and a neoncolored pocket square. Aren’t you bored with the basic L.B.D.? Try a white tux for women paired with a colored or very subtle animal-print shoe. A simple white shirt tied at the waist with an out-of-thisworld skirt can turn heads, just make certain the fit is correct.

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MATHIEU MIRANO STELLAMCCARTNEY faux double-breasted jacket and wide-leg pants ($1,765); Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700

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Just because the invitation says “black-tie” doesn’t mean your tie has to be black. Put on some color. I love to see pink, purple or patterns like paisley with a pocket square in the same tone; it doesn't have to match the pattern of the tie. One of my favorite rule-breakers: Don’t wear a tie at all! There are some amazing options for tie-less shirts. Shirts that have hand-sewn designs with large colored buttons where the tie would be are an edgy way to express your style. For a very formal look try gold, silver or crystal embellishments. Most people don’t get semi-formal, especially guys, who tend to break the rules in the wrong way. Picture this instead: A killer charcoal grey suit, white or light pink French cuff shirt, black skinny tie and all the formal pieces: suspenders, watch and cuff links. Wear patent leather hightops or a pair of old-school Converse. Most people think formal means a clean shave. Who doesn’t love a guy in a suit or tux with some scruff? Just make sure it’s neat — No mountain men please.

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Color Coded

TRENDReport From florals to pastels, Washingtonians show us how to wear the latest trends with flair

Patterned floral dresses may come off as a garden variety staple, but this spring, runway style helps this trend transcend with delicate details and an organic color palette. Evoke calm simplicity with vintage floral patterns in soft grays, yellows and whites.

ALEXANDER WANG“Rocco” satchel ($875); Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr., McLean, VA 22102 www. neimanmarcus.com

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Spring Fling

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Blazers, colors and neons! Oh my! Color-blocking offers a vibrant way to hit the streets, combining brightly colored blazers, neon pumps and primary-colored accessories. Not for the faint of heart, bold Washingtonians are taking this look from the runway to real life.

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JUICYCOUTURE royal juicy print dress. ($198); Juicy Couture, Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr., McLean,VA 22102, www.juicycouture.com

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Regina Kholmatova

If you’re still dusting off glitter from holiday fêtes, try a muted take on the trend with metallic accents. Finish a silk tunic or floral day dress with an eye-catching belt, drop earrings or a set of bangles in shimmery gold.

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IPPOLITA18 kt. yellow gold crinkle cascade earrings. ($1,750); Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galleria, 703-761-0700

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Casual Capitol

There’s a new way to look dapper. Head straight from the office to drinks in Georgetown with only a few casual touches. From textured sports coats to gingham prints, the decision to ditch the tie and undo a few buttons is no longer a fashion don’t.

ALTONLANE Navy blazer ($425), purple gingham shirt ($165), Zebras on Grey silk tie ($85) and pink pocket square ($25). Alton Lane, 646-896-1212

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BOSSBLACKmini check dress shirt ($125) and textured silk bow tie (price upon request). Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons Galleria, 703-761-0700.

Patterns That Pop

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Suit up for spring with playful accents. Try plaid, polka dots or stripes underneath slim-cut blazers, or add a playful kick with a patterned tie. If pale hues are outside your color palette, sober them with a dark jacket and trousers.

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Bow Tie Behavior From prepsters to hipsters, the bow tie has proven the perfect accessory to pump up your style staples, becoming a regular sight at formal functions and Sunday strolls. Try this vintage accent in cerulean, purple, or, if you’re daring – yellow.

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TINYJEWELBOX18-karat yellow gold earrings set with .34 carats of blue and green sapphires and .18carat diamonds by Alex Sepkus. ($4,505); Tiny Jewel Box, 1147 Connecticut Ave. NW,Washington, DC 20036, www.tinyjewelbox.com

TINY JEWELBOX circa 1925, vintage platinum and 14-karat white gold Art Deco pin set with about 1.35 carats of diamonds. ($6,500); Tiny Jewel Box, 1147 Connecticut Ave. NW,Washington, DC 20036, www.tinyjewelbox.com

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VERAWANG multiple wrapped gunmetal chains and black leather and pavĂŠ rhinestone chevron shaped bib. ($1,395); Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW,Washington, DC 20015 www. neimanmarcus.com

TIFFANY&CO "Kilim" bracelet with diamonds, sapphires and emeralds in platinum. ($200,000); Tiffany & Co. Fairfax Square, 8045 Leesburg Pike,Vienna,VA 22182, 703-893-7700


 VIE EN COULEUR Live life in color with precious gemstones in candy-colored hues

ALLEGRA bangle with three 他-in. faceted gemstones in 24 kt. gold plate. ($125); Charm, 2901 M St. NW,Washington, DC 20007, www. charmgeorgetown.com

TIFFANY&COcocktail rings in amethyst, yellow quartz and citrine, cushion cut and set in 18 kt. gold. ($1,700); Tiffany & Co. Fairfax Square, 8045 Leesburg Pike,Vienna,VA 22182, 703-893-7700

TINYJEWELBOX18 kt. gold drop earrings set with emeraldcut lemon quartz. ($1,530 by special order); Tiny Jewel Box, 1147 Connecticut Ave. NW,Washington, DC 20036, www.tinyjewelbox.com

TINYJEWELBOX18 kt. gold ring set with an emerald-cut prasiolite. ($2,810 by special order); Tiny Jewel Box, 1147 Connecticut Ave. NW,Washington, DC 20036, www. tinyjewelbox.com

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At the horse show in Wellington, Fla., there are eight rings of competition of all levels and many riders from around the world. Right: The late James P. Mills Sr. (circa 1935) (Photo courtesy of the Museum of Polo)

Heading South for Winter The horsey set migrates to Florida for the Winter Equestrian Festival and the Museum of Polo Gala BY VICKY MOON

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s winter winds whip through the Virginia countryside, many from hunt country can be found in warm and wonderful Wellington, Fla. First, there’s the jumping crowd at the Winter Equestrian Festival. Ashley Kennedy Whitner rented a home and stayed south with her sons Walker and Davis. Denise DeRisio (who trains Dorli Burke and her daughter Ashley) was joined on weekends by husband Roy Perry. He was monitoring renovations on their new farm back in Middleburg, which was once part of “Hickory Tree.” Betsey Parker has a magnificent new home near the show. Her 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Way Cool, ridden by Victoria Colvin, won the $50,000 Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular. Jennifer Greenleaf, Alexa Lowe, Heather Beargie, Tracey Weinburg, Joe Fargis and Allison Firestone Robataille were competing. Meanwhile, Nicky Perry flew down from

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One remarkable bonus for those stuck at the horse show far from the exclusive retail opportunities on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue is the plethora of pop-up boutiques right on the show grounds. Carole Thompson’s new shop, Vintage Vixen, offers fashions by Emilio Pucci and Lilly Pulitzer (who just celebrated her 80th birthday). The ever stylish Hermès luxury emporium is indispensable for everything from scarves to saddles. And then there’s the polo crowd. The buzz this season is all about International Polo Club founder John Goodman’s legal maneuver in adopting his 42-year-old girlfriend, Heather Laruso Hutchins, as his daughter. Goodman, 48, is also facing criminal charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a February 2010 crash and could face up to 30 years in prison. The victim’s

parents have filed a $100 million civil suit while Goodman’s biological children are fighting to reverse the adoption. The annual Museum of Polo Gala is a must for many from Middleburg including Andi Gilman, who took time out from her horses and her imported Scottish salmon business, justthebest.com, to fly down with attorney Dick Riemenschneider for a long weekend. A highlight of the event, held in a tent at the museum with dinner and dancing to the sounds of the John Cat Band, was the posthumous induction into the Hall of Fame of James P. “Jimmy” Mills Sr. His daughter, Mimi AbelSmith, has been spending the winter on Jupiter Island, and his son, James P. “Jimmy” Mills Jr. were scheduled to accept the award. A lifelong devotee of the sport, Mills, who died in 1987 at age 78, led his Yale team to the Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in 1931 and 1932. Rated eight goals (with 10 being the very best) at age 25, he won the 1933 U.S. Open, the Monty Waterbury Cup in 1933 and 1936 and the Junior Championship (now known as the Silver Cup) in 1929 and 1933. He joins other notable sportsmen in the hall, including Winston Guest, Averell Harriman and Harry Payne Whitney. “I remember as a little girl traveling to Colorado with him and we came upon his favorite old polo pony in a field,” Mimi Mills recalls.“The pony’s name was Quaker and he was long retired, but he ran right up to my father. It was so meaningful years later. He loved his horses.” Mills played on the victorious East team in the 1934 East-West series and in England won the Hurlingham Champion Cup, the Roehampton Open Cup and the Coronation Cup. His much-celebrated career was cut short when he developed debilitating spinal arthritis in his late 30s. While he did give up polo, horses remained a large part of his life and for many years a charity polo match in his honor was played to benefit those suffering from the disease. SAVE THE DATE: Chris Ohrstrom, a historic paints and wallpaper expert who has consulted at Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello and the White House, is scheduled to speak March 29 at Long Branch in Millwood as part of the Nancy St. Clair Talley Lecture Series. For details 540-837-1856 or locket@historiclongbranch.com.

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“Prince Alexis D. Obolensky School for Special Children,” named for my husband’s g r a n d f a t h e r. I t o f f e r s protection and a safe place WHY IS THE ATTENDANCE OF YOUNG for the children who have PEOPLEACENTRALPARTOFYOUREVENT? no home; they aren’t orphans They asked for it. They want the tradition – a and it’s not an orphanage. tuxedoed affair. We grew up with it, but young They were deserted and are people miss it. My grandfather said, “a generation wards of the state. I stay as focused as possible that is not proud of its ancestors is not going to on children. be respected by its descendants.” There’s nothing snobby about it. We should be proud of being a TELLUSABOUTTHESPECIALAWARDYOU part of the history of this country. It’s not about GAVETOINTERNATIONALDEVELOPMENT someone being better than someone else. Never. SPECIALIST AND ENVIRONMENTAL FILM PRODUCER RAISA SCRIABINE I love the HOW DOES THE BALL DIFFER FROM THE words on the award: “As a defender of the child, FIRSTONEIN? It’s not that much different, in appreciation for providing a better future as over the years we have supported various for disadvantaged youth in Russia.” You see, I Russian charities. I now personally support the don’t care what religion or nationality you are – a difference in the calendar. In Russia, they still celebrate this way, 13 days after January 1st,with traditional dancing and drinking.

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Russian, Chinese, American – as adults, we should be responsible for looking after children who haven’t even had a chance to breathe. WILLYOURFAMILYTAKE ON THE CAUSE? They’d

better. Many on the youth committee for the Russian New Year’s Ball are local descendants of Russian families. The children and youth we support live near the former Obolensky family estate in Kaluga, where about 500,000 acres was given back and turned into a national park and UNESCO site. The University of Kaluga plans to build up a traditional, English-style university; it’s a big renovation. I’m still involved and will return this Spring, but it’s not definite what will happen.

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NATIONAL ARTS & HUMANITIES YOUNG PROGRAM AWARDEES RECEPTION United States Institute for Peace | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON CELEBRATION CENTRAL: The President’s Commiee on the Arts and the Humanities and Louis Vuion North America joined forces to honor recipients of the 2011 NAHYP awards, the highest out-of-school honor students can receive in the U.S. “Louis Vuion’s long history as leaders of design innovation, crasmanship and creativity helps demonstrate … that arts and commerce can and do intersect,” said Valerie Chapoulaud-Floquet, president & CEO of Louis Vuion North America. “It shows [the next generation] how the pursuit of an arts education can open up viable career paths.” VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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FASHIONABLE FOLKS: Tysons Galleria hosted a threeday fashion celebration organized by the ABA Agency with ineractive branded lounges and runway shows featuring looks from Anne Fontaine, Burberry, Cartier, Nicole Miller, Betsey Johnson and Thomas Pink, among others. SPOTTED: Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” made a special appearance as emcee for the Liz Claiborne show. SARTORIAL SUPPORT: Proceeds from the silent auction went to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic.

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HEAD-START: Kristin Ehrgood and Vadim Nikitine hosted a reception for local Teach for America supporters and the teachers whom they sponsor, an event that also served as the kick-off for the group’s second annual Washington gala to be held this spring. Benefactors chaed with the teachers, many just out of college, who added a fresh and youthful vibe to the event. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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ON THE RISE Supporters of LIFT-DC gathered at Longview Gallery for the poverty fighting group’s annual benefit. The event raised a cool $20,000 to provide housing, healthcare, childcare and job search assistance. Founder and CEO Kirsten Lodal commended guests for their continued support, but client Frederick Mack stole the show with his personal story. “LIFT gave me the help to get back on my feet,” he said. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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PRESIDENTIAL ALLURE: The book party overlooking the White House hosted by Frank and Tricia Saul was sure to aract many prominent guests, but when author Thomas Caplan’s intriguing new novel, “The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen,” happens to include a preface penned by Bill Clinton, the event becomes a can’t-be-missed affair. BLURB TO DIE FOR: The former president, who roomed with Caplan when both aended Georgetown University, declares it a “stylish, involving, uerly contemporary puzzle” in the James Bond tradition. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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ONAIR Station supporters and music lovers celebrated WAMU 88.5’s milestone anniversary with hosts American University President Neil Kerwin and WAMU General Manager Caryn G. Mathes. Gala co-chairmen Sheila Johnson and Vicki and Roger Sant along with guests were treated to dinner and the stand-up comedy of Paula Poundstone as well as tunes from bluegrass band the Gibson Brothers. Aer dinner, honors were given to the William J. Clinton Foundation, Susan Stamberg and the Lyndon B. Johnson Library before guests danced on a mambo train to the melodies of Doc Stanton and his Imperial Palms Orchestra. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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MAD FOR PLAID: With guests adorned in plaid, bagpipe music filling the air and cheerful highland dancers, the ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel became a slice of Scotland for a wee night in celebration of Saint Andrews Society’s annual Scoish celebration. This year’s festivities honored Rep. Mike McIntyre who serves as co-chairman of the Friends of Scotland Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. GREAT ‘SCOTS’: U.S. Amb. Janice L. Jacobs, Scoish Government Counsellor Robyn Naysmith and Saks Fih Avenue designer, Peter Johnston.

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Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON DINE’NCASHGourmands with hearts as big as their stomachs filled the Ritz-Carlton banquet room almost to capacity for the March of Dimes’ 15th annual tasting and silent auction fundraiser. Washington’s top chefs, including Ris Lacoste and “honorary chef” Robert Wiedmaier, dished out bites while 10 wineries (including a few choice bars like Jack Rose) whet whistles, as guests made their way through dozens of silent auction items, raising much-needed funds to ensure children are born healthy. Emcee Leon Harris of WJLA-ABC 7 capped the evening with a few inspiring words. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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‘PAINT THE TOWN RED’ BENEFIT Meridian International Center | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON THE BEAT GOES ON: Members of Pulse, a group of young local professionals concerned about changing lifestyle habits to promote beer heart health, gathered in various shades of scarlet, crimson, cherry and vermillion to “Paint the Town Red” in support of “Recess!,” the American Heart Association’s childhood obesity initiative. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction that featured sports memorabilia and Washington Capitals tickets kept pulses beating at Meridian House until the crowd moved on to the aer-party at nearby hotspot Local 16. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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INTIMATE GATHERING: Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald delighted a rapt audience with Gershwin favorites and more contemporary tunes, but it was “I Could Have Danced All Night” from “My Fair Lady” that brought the house down. “For years I never wanted to sing it,” McDonald confessed. “Julie Andrews and Nathan Lane have sung it and everyone in between.” The audience responded with a standing ovation before heading to an “Americana”-themed dinner with the evening’s host South African Amb. Ebrahim Rasool.

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Barclay and Dennis Kass (Photo by Sam Kittner/kittner.com)

“slab-to-slab” renovation of two irregular-shaped apartments with views of several iconic elements of the Washington, D.C. landscape creates the perfect setting for a spectacular collection of late 19thand early 20th-century impressionism, Luminist landscapes and seascapes, and marine art. The proximity of the Watergate South to the Kennedy Center, where Barclay and Dennis Kass often attend performances, and to the monuments and memorials within easy walking distance, was a major reason for their decision to keep their residence here. “It’s really a very dignified environment that attracts a diverse and accomplished community of people,” Mr. Kass observed. “Ours is a neighborhood where courtesy, friendliness and respect for privacy are shown by residents and staff.” Mr. Kass served as special assistant to the President for policy development and assistant secretary of U.S. Department of Labor during the Reagan Administration, before returning to private sector investment banking. Chairman of Jennison Associates, he also serves on the North American Executive Board and Finance Group Advisory Board of the MIT Sloan School of Management. Its mission “to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world, and to generate ideas that advance management practice” he said, “is idealistic, purposeful, pragmatic and highly motivating, and is powerfully expressed in the school’s programs of research and teaching.”

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Left: The living room opens onto the library with the dining room beyond. “The entire space was shaped like a curved prow of a boat facing down river toward the Kennedy Center,” architect Outerbridge Horsey explained, “and it was clear from the start that all of the rooms would be somewhat irregular in shape.” Above: Handmade, hand-painted Gracie wallpaper in the transition vestibule from the octagonal hall to the dining room.

Indeed, philanthropy that supports educational institutions, community and global service programs, and military charities, is a vital commitment for Dennis and Barclay.

Left: The library offers a place of repose surrounded by books and personal mementoes with a view to the dining and kitchen/family rooms beyond. Each room was given its own identity with color and texture by interior designer Leah Muller, and by the homeowners’ paintings and furniture. Above: View from the dining room to the library and the Potomac River beyond. From dawn to sunset, from one side of the apartment to the other, the rooms are filled with sunlight throughout the day.

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‘WE LOVE TO MENTOR YOUNG PEOPLE’ “Success to me combines the pursuit of excellence in useful endeavors — whether building a business enterprise or creating art or practicing medicine or keeping our country safe — and achieving excellence in ways that lift up others to realize their dreams,” said Mr. Kass, who has served on the national board of directors of buildOn for seven years. buildOn engages American youth, many living in the most desperate circumstances, in community service at home and in building schools abroad in developing countries. “What makes buildOn absolutely unique,” he said, “is the fusion of schoolbuilding in communities abroad, and deeply involving at-risk kids in after-school activities that build communities at home; both are focused on a common and mutually reinforcing mission: breaking the cycle of poverty through education and service.”

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Left: The kitchen and family room are at the heart of the complex of rooms. Below: The public rooms along the west side have a spectacular view of the Potomac River and Georgetown beyond. “We never tire of the 270- degree vistas featuring glorious morning light, life on the river and perfect sunsets throughout the year,” Dennis Kass said. Lower left: The powder room is hidden behind paneling in the Long Gallery.

‘WE’REACLOSEFAMILY’ Barclay is a member of the executive

committee and national board of directors of the U.S. Lacrosse Foundation.The couple’s two sons, Hunter and Miles, played the game from childhood through college, and benefited enormously from the opportunities to compete at high levels, grow as student-athletes, become team players, develop leadership skills, and mature as citizens with commitment to causes larger than themselves. RESPECTFORSERVICEA call to service runs in the family. “Ours is a nation of high ideals, even when they have been obscured by human imperfections and historical shortcomings,” Mr. Kass said. “Our younger son, Miles, a Marine 1st lieutenant and ground intelligence officer, recently completed deployment to Afghanistan where he commanded both a scout sniper and an infantry platoon. We are grateful for his service, courage and love of country, and for the care he takes of his Marines.” A VERY DIFFERENT APPROACH “Outerbridge Horsey is an immensely gifted architect,” Mr. Kass noted. “He was able to completely re-conceive the space, and to create a place with a layout affording maximum enjoyment of magnificent views, as well as easy entertaining of small and large groups of friends.”

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Architect Outerbridge Horsey conceived the renovation plan “like a Renaissance square inserted into a randomly organized medieval town, a highly regular circulation spine of three geometric spaces, circular entry hall, long vaulted gallery and octagonal cross-hall that join the two sets of rooms and brings a sense of order to the surrounding, variously shaped rooms.”

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This historic 1911 Washington, DC Mansion was built by noted architect Clark Waggaman. This 12,000 sf residence features unparalleled workmanship and detail. 21st century systems merge seamlessly with exquisite historical features to create this one-of-a-kind offering. Features include many imported period details from 18th & 19th century France. $10,900,000.

A unique architectural and interior design experience fusing together the renewed 1905 structure with modern contemporary solutions. Measuring over 5,600 sf on 4-levels, this home boasts state-of-the-art amenities and luxury features, including chef’s kitchen, surround sound system, private elevator and pièce de résistance rooftop terrace. $3,190,000.

Architectural character abounds in this sunny and bright 3 BR, 3.5 bath beauty. Features a spacious living room, separate dining room, huge family room, built-ins, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces and a private yard. Located on a quiet one-way street near Georgetown University, public transportation, shops and restaurants, this pristine home is in move-in condition. $1,520,000.

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Located on the 7th floor featuring 6,650 sf, dramatic vistas, consummate finishes, and an award-winning contemporary design featured in Elle Decor. Includes 7 BR, 5 full and 2 half baths, library, family room, French balconies, 4 garage spaces, and rooftop pool. Steps from fine shops, restaurants and Georgetown Potomac River Waterfront Park, while affording comfort and urban elegance. $7,777,777.

Built c. 1900 and renovated by Gordon Architects, this semi-detached townhome is located in Georgetown’s prominent East Village. Period details seamlessly blend with modern systems and spaces in this stunning residence. This timeless home is flooded with light through the home’s southern exposure. The beautifully terraced outdoor gardens provide a quiet and secluded environment. 2 car garage. $2,595,000.

This beautifully renovated 3 BR, 2.5 bath semidetached row house in the East Village was painstakingly restored between 2006 and 2008. Sited adjacent to Rose Park, the house offers three exposures and an abundance of natural light. The high-end kitchen features granite counters and Viking Professional appliances. Complete with a picturesque rear garden with flagstone patio and stone bench. $1,275,000.

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Sophisticated Federal in the East Village, ideal for grand entertaining. Restored with extensive improvements. Excellent scale, large formal rooms, high ceilings and 4 fireplaces. Inviting front library, formal dining rm, chef’s kitchen and a second level double-parlor living rm with adjoining sunrm. 4 BR with 4 full and 2 half baths. Backyard features private patio and garden. Excellent views from the upper BR. One-car garage and extra parking. $3,995,000.

One-of-a-kind architecturally significant contemporary sited on a large corner lot in soughtafter Rollingwood. Constructed of stone, copper, and stucco with an 80’ gallery entrance, spacious living and dining rooms with vaulted and beamed ceilings, perfectly designed with the art collector in mind. 5 BR, 4.5 baths including a master suite with his-hers baths, study, family room, game room and multiple terraces. $1,995,000.

This authentically restored historic townhouse circa 1880 in Old Town features 4 BR, 2 full baths, charming living room with gas fireplace, and a separate formal dining room. A large designer kitchen adjoins the first floor family room with a woodburning fireplace and French doors that lead out onto a professionally landscaped all-season walled garden. $995,000.

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SIGNIFICANT PRICE REDUCTION – This outstanding stone residence with timeless architectural appeal is situated on a 1 acre double lot in the heart of Wesley Heights. This significant 6 BR, 4 full and 3 half bath home features a circular driveway, swimming pool, spa and tennis court. $3,495,000.

Hidden jewel in Kenwood with 4 spacious bedrooms, 4.5 baths, large deck off master bedroom and an incredible pool with stone waterfall and 2 level back patio. 3 fireplaces, recently added breakfast room, loads of charm, and room for expansion. $1,656,000.

Stunning 360-degree views in this 1,400+ sf corner 2 BR, 2 bath penthouse. 19 windows with 4 exposures & a private roof deck. This sophisticated unit has an open floor plan, hardwood flrs, exposed brick walls & newly renovated chef’s kit. Centrally located in the heart of Logan Circle. $715,000.

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MARILYNlamp in surf spray ($225); Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 1526 14th Street NW, 202-332 3433, www.mgbwhome.com

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AGATE silk pillow cover ($34); West Elm, 3333 M Street NW, 202-333-2928, www. westelm.com

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MANOLO dining table by Kenneth Cobonpue ($1,425); Muleh, 1831 14th Street NW, 202-6673440, www.muleh.com

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OASIS silk pillow cover in aquamarine ($34); West Elm, 3333 M Street NW, 202-333-2928, www. westelm.com

ARTECNICA “Thinking of You – Now” by Tord Boontje vase ($47); Velocity Art and Design, www. velocityartanddesign.com

VIRGINIA chair in purple velvet ($2,995); And Beige, 1781 Florida Avenue NW, 202-234-1557, www.andbeige.com

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Sensational Sales Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s former residence purchased by developer Ryan Wade; oilman Stephen McGregor sells for $4 million in Kalorama, software developer Arvind Thadhani nets big in Great Falls BY STAC E Y G R A Z I E R P FA R R

THE DISTRICT Stephen E. McGregor sold CALIFORNIA STREETNW for $4,250,000 to Paul and Susan Svigos. Mr. McGregor is chief financial officer at

Frontera Resources, an international oil and gas company. The six-bedroom Beaux Arts house in Kalorama was built in 1919 and features an impressive brick and limestone façade. The former residence of the ambassador of the Organization of the American States to the United States, it boasts spectacular entertaining spaces with grand rooms opening to a double lot with tiered gardens, terrace and heated pool.The listing agents were Washington Fine Properties’ Margot Wilson,William F.X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki; the buyers’ agent was Richard Newton of Washington Fine Properties. Gary and Patricia Duncan bought  KLINGLESTREETNW for $2,070,000 from Willard Freeman. Mr. Freeman is CEO of Concordis Advisors, a Philadephia-based real estate advisory firm. The six-bedroom, fiveand-one-half-bathroom French Colonial in Kent was built in 1990. The property features a four-car garage, large sunny rooms and a wine cellar. The listing agent was Cynthia Howar of Washington Fine Properties while the buyers’ agent was Re/Max’s Ellen McRae. Joseph Duffey sold  NEWMEXICO AVENUE NW  to the Trafford Trust for $1,150,000. Mr. Duffey is a well-known academic, political appointee and former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Information Agency. His wife, the late Anne Wexler, was an influential lobbyist and public policy advisor. The one-bedroom condominium is in The Colonnade, a large complex built in 1966.

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The six-bedroom Beaux Arts residence at 2329 California Street NW sold for $4,250,000.

Osvaldo and Alcira Kreimer sold  FOXHALLCRESCENTNW in Battery Kemble Park for $1.5 million to Adegbite and Toyin Adeniji. Mr. Adeniji is a former World Bank

consultant who currently serves on the board of directors of Carbon Limits based in Nigeria. Mrs. Adeniji is the head of Susu Microfinance Bank. The five-bedroom French Colonial was built in 1998 and features a gourmet kitchen, gracious light-filled open floor plan and outdoor terrace. The listing agent was Washington Fine Properties’ Bobbe Ward while the buyers’ agent was Long & Foster’s Patricia Sonaty. The former residence of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart and his wife Mary Ann at  PALISADELANENW in Kent sold for $1,550,000 to Crystal and Ryan Wade. Justice Stewart served on the Supreme Court from

1958 to 1981 and died in 1985. Ryan Wade is a commercial real estate developer at MRP Realty.The seven-bedroom, seven-bath Colonial was built in 1941 and occupies a 19,000-squarefoot lot.The property features grand dining and living rooms and Justice Stewart’s private library. Penny Mallory and Lucinda Treat of Evers & Co. were the listing agents while W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors, a Long & Foster Company, were the buyers’ agents. The former home of the late Robert N. Butler,  HUNTINGTONSTNW, sold to an undisclosed buyer for $2.1 million. Mr. Butler was a world-famous physician and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who was the first director of the National Institute for Aging. He’s best know for his extensive research on healthy aging and rights of the elderly. The

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GEORGETOWN 3007 Q STREET, NW $5,500,000 Jim Bell 202.607.4000

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six-bedroom Colonial built in 1923 combines the charming features of a nearly century-old house with modern amenities of contemporary living. Evers & Co.’s Ellen Sandler and Susan Berger were the listing agents.

filled environment. Architecturally dramatic interior spaces allow for gracious entertaining on an embassy scale. Hans Wydler of Long & Foster was the buyers’ agent while Sherry Davis and Lauren Davis of Washington Fine Properties were the listing agents. MARYLAND Jon Siegel of Jon Mark Homes sold Robert and Diana Taylor boughtARMAT  CUSTER ROAD to Edan and Anne DRIVE in Bethesda from the Mark Levitt Orgad for $1,950,000. The five-bedroom Trust for $2,850,000. Mr. Taylor is president of Mediterranean-style house in Bethesda was Thoron, a District-based real estate investment built in 2011 and boasts a wall of windows in firm. The five-bedroom contemporary in the great room, a posh library, exercise room, Longwood was built in 1988 and sits on a media room, gourmet kitchen and beautiful three-quarter-acre lot with towering trees back porch with full-height gas fireplace. The surrounding a private pool. The unique property sits on a 15,000-square-foot lot that property features high ceilings, with soaring overlooks Greenwich Park. Long & Foster’s windows and skylights that create a sun- Jeanne Kayne was the listing agent while the

buyers’ agent was Barbara Zuckerman of TTR Sotheby’s International Real Estate.

VIRGINIA Arvind Thadhani sold  GOULDMANLANE

in Great Falls for $3,650,000 with the help of Washington Fine Properties’ Mark McFadden and Deborah Lembo. Mr. Thadhani is a computer software developer. The spectacular French Normandy-style residence is situated on a meticulously landscaped five-acre lot. Behind the entry gate the park-like grounds boast a pool, waterfall spa, courtyards, loggia and wisteria-topped pergola. The property was custom built in 2001 and features two kitchens, a master suite on the first floor and four additional bedrooms in the upper level.

PROPERTYLINES TOPTHREE  RSTREETNW once held the title for the most expensive listing in Washington, but is now being reintroduced at a cool $10.9 million, making it only the thirdpriciest home for sale in the District. Terry Gerrace’s 10,000-square-foot mansion, built in 1911 by noted architect Clark Waggaman, was formerly a private art gallery and boutique inn. The historic Dupont Circle house boasts eight bedrooms, 13 fireplaces and parking for five cars. Previously the Embassy of Singapore, it was restored in 2006 using reclaimed antique material from around the world, including four early 19th-century French limestone fireplace mantels and 8,000 square feet of antique wood floors. Michael Rankin of TTR Sotheby’s International is the listing agent. NUMBER ONE IN NOVA In Northern Virginia, the most expensive property is currently  FOUNDERSRIDGELANE in McLean’s exclusive Reserve. John and Sara Darvishi are selling their 2008 French Provincial for $15.9 million (previously listed at $17.9 million). The 20,000-squarefoot, custom-built mansion boasts

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an indoor pool and racquetball/ basketball court, a wine cellar, elevator, ballroom, luxurious movie theater, steam showers, nanny quarters and a generator equipped to power the entire house. Mr. Darvishi is also the listing agent for the property. FRIENDLY MANSION The historic former residence of Alfred and Jean Friendly at  ST STREET NW in Georgetown is on the market for $6.75 million. Mrs. Friendly was a noted philanthropist and longtime Washington hostess while her husband was a Pulitzer Prize-winning former managing editor of The Washington Post. Built in 1805 this historic masterpiece awaits interior customization, although significant structural improvements have been completed since former owner Marc Teren purchased the historic “Williams-Addison House” and began initial renovations. The property sits on a three-quarteracre lot and features a carriage house, detached garages and plenty of room for a pool or tennis courts. Marc Fleisher of Long & Foster is the listing agent.

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KALORAMAGEM Paul Murtagh and Erin Cleary have listed  BELMONTROADNW for $7,995,000. Cleary is an associate at Cleary & Oxford Associates, a healthcare advisory firm. Murtagh works in private equity at Carraig Capital. The nine-bedroom eightbath 1920s residence is situated on an estate comprising two oversized lots and has been completely renovated to include substantial additions. The house boasts gracious public rooms with exquisite finishes, a lower level au-pair suite, oversized terraces, formal gardens, a two-car garage and gated motor court for eight to 10 vehicles. The 84-year-old property is listed by

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Alex Venditti & Paul Pike of TTR Sotheby’s International. AHOUSETO“LIKE” The Chevy Chase Village home of Ted Ullyot, general counsel of Facebook and a former Bush White House official, and his wife, Jennifer, is on the market for $2,495,000. The 1919 center hall manor at  BROAD BRANCH ROAD sits on approximately 15,000 square feet of perfectly manicured grounds with a 60-foot lap pool. Elegant and expansive entertaining spaces abound inside the six-bedroom, five-bath home. Evers & Co.’s Ellen Abrams and Anne-Marie Finnell are the listing agents.

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Stately Stunners Two historic homes and one brand-new property are on the block

Asking Price: $7,995,000

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Listing Agents: Alex Venditti and Paul Pike 202-550-8871 Alex & Paul Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

A historic 1920s residence on two over-sized lots, this stunning property underwent a meticulous renovation in 2011. Notable features include gracious public rooms ideal for intimate or large-scale entertaining, nine bedrooms, eight and one half spa baths, a gourmet Jennifer Gilmer-designed kitchen and a fully finished lower level with an au-pair suite.The outdoor areas are equally impressive, with a spacious terrace and formal gardens designed to accommodate a pool and pool house, a two-car garage and gated motor court allowing parking for eight to 10 additional vehicles.

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Asking Price: $5,950,000

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Custom built in 2004, this 22,000-square-foot residence with a rotunda entrance, soaring 18-foot ceilings, elegant fluted columns, six fireplaces and crown moldings boast the finest quality craftsmanship.The estate sits on five acres and includes a heated pool and four-car garage. The fully finished lower level features a wine cellar, wet bar, recreation room and storage space. Additional ammenities include two Amdega conservatories, a copper roof, beautiful English garden and expansive lawns,and an apartment above the garage.

Asking Price: $4,950,000

Terri Robinson and Alexandra Fielding Wilson 202-607-7737, 202-579-5313 Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.

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Listing Agent: William F.X. Moody & Robert Hryniewicki 202-243-1620 Washington Fine Properties LLC

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This property is one of six authentic Federal homes famously regarded as Smith’s Row, built circa 1805 by architects Walter and Clement Smith. It is distinguished by dormers, a handsome brick façade and a sweeping staircase with wrought iron balustrade. A wide-entry foyer opens the gracious interior featuring five distinct levels of sun-filled living space. Recent renovations include a gourmet kitchen with a glass ceiling and custom moldings throughout the residence. The terrace and garden are enhanced by exterior entertaining areas and a two-car carriage house.

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Philomont, Virginia Potomac, Maryland

$2,750,000

This exquisite new home with a private lot and location has extraordinary detailing and craftsmanship throughout. Features include high-tech media, security and surveillance cameras, 2 master suites (main and upper levels), all en suite bedrooms, a study with a fireplace and French doors to a covered porch, and a fabulous gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances. Offers an easy commute to Washington, D.C., Virginia, and airports. Truly a must see. Parvin Navid 301.325.6401/ 240.497.1700 (O). Parvin.Navid@LNF.com

$5,500,000

The Middleburg Christmas Tree Farm, a unique 127 acre property (four parcels) -- a turnkey operation in land use with a custom built 4,000 SF quarry stone home overlooking a 1-1/2 acre stocked lake. Nancy Itteilag 202-905-7762/ 202-363-1800 (O)

Potomac, Maryland

$3,099,000

Spectacular, custom 7 BR, 7 ½ BA Colonial on over 2-acre gated lot with sweeping lawns, terraces and a pool. Perfectly planned and proportioned to every detail of design with bright and cheerful Chef’s kitchen. Miller Spring Valley 202-362-1300

#1 in the Mid-Atlantic Region There’s a reason why Long & Foster® sells more $1,000,000 and above homes than our nearest competitors by far. 27%

25.7% 24%

$2,795,000

Walk into the wonderful, warm style of this gorgeous 8BR/7+BA home situated on 0.71 acres. Inspiring residence with grand yet gracious design. 4 fireplaces. Spacious floorplan. Well water. Shows off superbly. Potomac Village Long and Foster 301-983-0060

Percent of Homes Bought & Sold

Potomac, Maryland

21%

18%

No one has more expertise selling luxury homes than Long & Foster. With unrivaled professional experience, exclusive local knowledge, and a world-class approach to service, Long & Foster is the right choice whether you’re looking to buy or sell an extraordinary home.

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15%

Mclean, Virginia

$2,400,000

Extraordinary Custom Home. Viking range & hood, SubZero,island, FR w/wet bar, gas FP. Beamed ceiling, hardwoods. Library. Grand master suite, bonus rm above garage. Rec room, game rm, media & guest suite. Professional landscaping. Flr. plans available. Lilian Jorgenson 703-407-0766/ 703-790-1990 (O)

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Chevy Chase, Maryland

$1,725,000

Stunning, serene, expanded Colonial in Hamlet. 5BR/4BA, gourmet Kitchen, entertainers Dining, Living, Family rms. Screened-in porch. Lower Level Au Pair suite. Hardwood floors, storage, 2 car Garage. Conveniently located to Connecticut Ave, DC & 495. Chevy Chase Office 202-363-9700

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Sothebys International Realty

Weichert REALTORS®

* Source: Information included in this report is based on data supplied by MRIS and its member Association(s) of REALTORS® who are not responsible for its accuracy. Does not reflect all activity in the marketplace. Data from January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011 on number of units bought and sold $1 million and above. Information contained in this report is deemed reliable but not guaranteed, should be independently verified, and does not constitute an opinion of MRIS or Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Washington, D.C. $1,300,000 Savor a triumphant end to your search with this fashionable 5BR/3+BA Victorian. A gracious lifestyle, accented by fireplace. Opulent home with superlative design. Erica Lee 202-446-7699/ 202-966-1400 (O)

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Bethesda, Maryland

$1,699,000

This 5,500-square-foot home boasts 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, a beautiful Viking kitchen, attic level studio and bedroom suite and wonderful lower level. Programmable lighting and sound, enchanting grounds, smart house technology inside and out! Bradley Rozansky 301-656-7700/ 301-907-7600 (O)

Chevy Chase, D.C. $979,000

Bethesda, Maryland

$1,250,000

Beautiful, spacious Williamsburg Colonial. Light filled, premium landscaping. Gourmet kitchen, gorgeous Master Suite, 3 car garage and office/bedroom en suite with separate ground level entrance. W.C. & A.N. Miller Bethesda Office 301-229-4000

Arlington, Virginia

$1,175,000

Visualize perfection in this luxurious 2BR/2BA condo. Superbly appointed, with fireplace. Spacious floorplan, loft. Allows a brilliant lifestyle! Friendship Heights Office 202-364-5200

Enjoy both easy entertaining and quiet family life in this gorgeous 4BR/3+BA Colonial. Felicitous character, complemented by fireplace. Light and airy floorplan. Patio. Many lovely touches! Woodley Park Office 202-483-6300


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