‘Scandal’ With A Cause!

by Jackie

(Photo: ABC)

(Photo: ABC)

 

YWCA ‘Scandal’ Fundraiser to Benefit Domestic Violence Survivors

WHO/WHAT: 

The YWCA USA is hosting a fundraiser for the season premiere of ‘Scandal.’  This fun event, emceed by the comedian Leon, will include a raffle of items from local vendors, a Scandal-themed trivia competition, an Olivia Pope lookalike contest and the show watch party! Time to get those cream-colored coats out!

Enter to win prizes, including a one-hour closet consult with A*cute stylist, Jackie (that’s me)!

WHEN: 

Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Jake’s American Grille | 5018 Connecticut Ave., NW

 

The Small Print

No tickets or wristbands needed. Just come to Jake’s and a portion of the proceeds will go to YWCA USA, whose mission is to empower women and end racism.

$7 “Gladiator” Cosmo
$4 Miller Lite
$4 Blue Moon Draughts
$5 Palm Amber Draughts

Raffle tickets will be sold on site. Any additional donations, which are deeply appreciated but not required, will be taken on site as well.

The YWCA is the largest and oldest women’s organization in the country, serving over 2 million women, girls and their families. YWCAs around the nation provide essential programs such as domestic violence services, job training, financial empowerment, racial justice, and early childhood education, to name a few. This fun event will help raise awareness of our programs and the critical funds needed to keep helping women and their families in our community.

Jake’s American Grille and Boiler Room Bar is conveniently located near the Van Ness Metro station.  

After 6:00pm there is free parking for Scandal premiere party-goers at the SunTrust bank.

Scandal’s Kerry Washington Takes Action Against Domestic Violence

by Jackie

What’s better than a new bag? A new bag with a cause. Kerry Washington, Scandal’s Olivia Pope, is an ambassador for the AllState Foundation’s Purple Purse, a campaign to help end domestic violence and financial abuse.

Kerry Washington

 

 

Hear from Kerry on why she’s committed to standing up against violence against women:

Learn more at http://purplepurse.com/.

 

Get Uzo Aduba’s Fiery Look

by Sherria

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The beautiful stars of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” sat front row and enjoyed the festivities surrounding Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. One of the main actresses, Uzo Aduba (also known as “Crazy Eyes”) caught my attention when she arrived at the Vivienne Tam fashion show wearing a bright red A-line dress with black honey-comb designs. Uzo’s red hot look is appropriate to wear during office hours as well as after-work events. To achieve this look for work, shop for knee-length dress that won’t rise when sitting at your desk. I’ve provided a few work-appropriate dresses below from ModCloth and Macy’s. Don’t forget to shop outlet stores as well if you’re looking for a bargain.

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Maggy London Cap Sleeve Zip Front Dress (Macy’s, sale price $66.99)

Luck Be A Lady Dress in Black and Red (ModCloth, $79.99)

Calvin Klein Sleeveless Pleated A-Line Dress (Macy’s, $89.98)

 

Goodbye Fashion Week…

While Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has ended this week, the city of New York will miss the glitz and glam surrounding the week’s events. Especially….

The Celebrity Parties….

 

Supermodels Unite for Jordan Dunn's Charity Event

Supermodels (and Rihanna) Unite for Jordan Dunn’s Charity Event

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J.Lo Kills the Red Carpet Every Time! (Fashion Rocks Party)

 

A*cute’s evening viewing Vivienne Tam’s collection…

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Fashion "It" Girl - Angela Simmons

Fashion “It” Girl – Angela Simmons

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Queen of the Night – Vivienne Tam

 

The Street Style….

 

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NYC will miss you!

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And the Emmy goes to… Christian Siriano

by Jackie

“Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano continues to slay the competition with his fresh take on style. His Emmy’s red carpet looks popped without sacrificing elegance.

(Photos: via Instagram @csiriano)

 

OITNB's Samira Wiley

OITNB’s Samira Wiley

OITNB's Uzo Aduba

OITNB’s Uzo Aduba

Mad Men's Teyonah Parris

Mad Men’s Teyonah Parris

Modern Family's Sarah Hyland

Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland