I promised to share a bit of my fashion knowledge with you guys for the GWB Ball. I am super stoked and just over all excited to be going again this year. The team did a fantastic job by chosing the Fillmore in Silver Spring this year. Last year I was so impressed with how glamorous you all looked, and this year I am expecting even more, because Sunny Kamara of Restycle and I will certainly be picking out the Best Dressed Men and Women!! Have you gotten your tickets yet? Get yours online HERE and for more information, follow them online HERE.
The GWB COMMISION. Thanks for having us again.
This year, I am share some of my favorite tailors, make-up artist, hair stylists, my favorite stores to get deals, my favorite online stores, and finally if you are ready to splurge, I have 10 amazing gowns you can splurge on. Let the fashion begin.
I think you all know I work almost exclusively with Mr Mohamed. He is amazing period. He knows how to tailor a dress to show off a woman’s body and it works perfectly each time for me. For last minute orders, contact him directly @ 301 605 1592 and tell him you found him on here for great deals :). I also love the work of Ugandan designer Solome. Great great pieces.Contact her on 410.300.3532 . If you are a tailor or if you know of any other tailors, kindly inbox me; firstname.lastname@example.org
Gowns from Mr Mohamed.
Gowns from Solome
Make -up Artists
There at tons of great make up artists around the area, these are the numbers of some. I have worked with some of them and others were recommended by friends. Click on their names below to make an appointment.
If you need to order any beautiful Brazillian hair, I would suggest you contact the following people. I have been using their products for a few years and trust me its awesome. Of course there is no hair that does not shed, but this is extremely minimal shedding and I brush my hair a lot.
Deals on gowns.
If you think it may be more convinient to purchase a ready made gown, and do not want to splurge, then here are a few suggestions for you.
Neiman Marcus Last Call: This place is a God send to me. I honestly believe every time I am there I get phenomenal deals. The gowns may be a season or two old but trust me, you would look ready carpet ready in a few minutes with a well designed gown from Neimans. Try the one in Potomac Mills and Anne Arundel Mall in Maryland. I almost died for their Monique L’huillier gowns the last time I was there.
Nordstroms Rack: Personally I believe I have the best one around my house. They know me a little too well I think. Try the one in Dulles Town Center, Potomac Mills, Fairfax, or in Columbia Mall area.
Saks Off 5th: I also suggest the one in Potomac Malls. They have really awesome pieces.
If you dont like dealing with the malls, I totally understand.
Other frequents of mine, are ASOS,
I know we love us some trains on our gowns, but this year, I decided we should mix it up a bit. I think we want to socialize and dance a bit more rather than looking down each minute to make sure someone is not pulling our trains off or we are not stepping on someone else’s. These gowns are mainly for inspiration, but feel free to splurge on them.
J. Mendel V-Neck Lace Gown with Pockets
Oscar de la Renta Strapless Cutaway Embroidered Gown
Alexander McQueen Pleated Harness-Back Gown and 3D Beaded Waist Belt
Elie Saab Sheer-Skirt Lace Long-Sleeve Gown
Carolina Herrera Strapless Belted Rose-Print Ball Gown
Oscar de la Renta Strapless Lace Tulle High-Low Gown
Monique Lhuillier Silk Gown with Embroidered Tulle
Jason Wu Lace & Tulle Trumpet Gown with Train
Naeem Khan Beaded Embroidered Feather Skirt Gown
Valentino Embroidered Silk Organza Gown White Green