THE AMBASSADOR OF BELGIUM WANTS YOU TO ‘BUY A LADY A DRINK’

Last week, The Chic Incumbent was honored to be invited to attend a reception at the private residence of the Ambassador of Belgium, Johan Verbeke hosted by Water.org and Capital Eagle Distributing. Although stunningly beautiful, the focus of the reception was not to simply the perfectly manicured circular fountain laid driveway with the Belgium crest overhead, the ornately detailed interior design, or the exquisite hors d’oeurves. That night our focus shifted to the 750 million people around the world (approximately one in nine people) who lack access to clean water. Every day, women spend a combined 200 million hours collecting water for their families.

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In support of Water.org and its co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White, Stella Artois developed “Buy a Lady a Drink: a campaign to help stop these journeys so these women can begin new journeys of their own. Stella Artois made a donation of $1.2 million to Water.org in January and is continuing this important mission here in our Nation’s Capital.

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Stella Artois invites consumers to join the cause by purchasing limited-edition Chalices. One Chalice will help Water.org provide five years of clean water to one person in the developing world. The three unique and beautifully designed Chalices were inspired by traditional handcrafted objects from three of the developing countries where Water.org operates, including textiles from India, baskets from Ethiopia and pottery from Honduras. Consumers can purchase the Chalices at Amazon.com in the United States.

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“We’re honored to be joining forces with this premier Belgian global brand which has stepped up to support Water.org and help raise awareness of the global water crisis. Together we can make a difference.” – Ambassador Verbeke

Of course, The Chic Incumbent was on the scene and captured the breathtaking residence and fashionable guests:

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Buy A Lady A Drink House Kirsten Holtz at entrance

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Kirsten Holtz and The Ambassador of Belgium Johan Verbeke
Kirsten Holtz, The Chic Incumbent and Ambassador Johan Verbeke
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The Chic Incumbent Buy A Lady A Drink Ambassador of Belgium Johan Verbeke
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The Chic Incumbent Buy A Lady A Drink Event Capital Eagle Neal Katcef
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The Chic Incumbent Buy A Lady A Drink Event Julia LaGuardia
Julie LaGuardia, Head of Brand Partnerships, Water.org
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Learn more about “Buy A Lady A Drink” here.

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GOODWOOD: DC’s PREMIER BOUTIQUE FOR VINTAGE INTERIORS

While wondering aimlessly around U Street a couple Saturdays ago, I was pleasantly surprised to catch a glimpse of GoodWood DC, a chic vintage boutique that would eventually become a weekly obsession, at least every Thursday when new shipments come in. This “American mercantile dry goods store, established in 1994″ Is a feast for the eyes and the senses. Since my weekly stalking began, I was able to snag a vintage gold gilded mirror for $65.00 and a green vintage jewelry box, with gold accents reminiscent of Cartier, for $10.00. Pieces range in value and you never know what you’ll find from week to week.

Address: 1428 U street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 12:00 pm-7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Here are a few photos from one of my excursions below:

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STYLE RECAP: CANDACE BUSHNELL’S KILLING MONICA BOOK LAUNCH @ THE W HOTEL DC

Last week We the Chic attended Candace Bushnell‘s launch for her new book, Killing Monica at the W Hotel in Washington, DC. The Sex and the City and New York Times best selling author has taken a fresh approach by detailing the fictional journey of writer, Pandy “PJ” Wallis, who has written several books based on a character named “Monica” which inspires a series of blockbuster films and launches the larger than life career of actress Sondra Beth Schnowzer. Killing Monica details Pandy’s quest to break free from her past, beyond a nasty divorce and “Monica,” the character responsible for her renowned success. Although the plot sounds similar to what would be considered a reflection of Candace’s relationship with Sarah Jessica Parker or Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, Bushnell has denied all claims. As one would expect, the ladies of Washington, DC put forth their best for the soiree. Here are some of our favorite moments:

Kirsten Holtz, The Chic Incumbent and Candace Bushnell, Author, Killing Monica

Kirsten’s wearing Rebecca Taylor dress, Marni x HM necklace, Gucci wedges and ring, Louis Vuitton Foundation tote bag.

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Anchyi Wei in Comme des Garçons and guest

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Ashley Mason-Greene, Brandlink DC in Rent-the-Runway

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Allix Wright, Brandlink DC in Rent-the-Runway

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Graphic crossbody bags and clutches were EVERYWHERE in fun shapes and colors! Like this fabulous Superhero snake-effect faux leather shoulder bag by Stella McCartney on sale at Net-A-Porter.

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We also ran into the chic and fabulous Tammy Haddad, CEO of Haddad Media

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Bliss Spa also provided complimentary manicures and hand massages on the rooftop!

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A big thanks to Brandlink DC and Kendra Scott for the beautiful earrings!

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Photo Credits: Kirsten Holtz

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MICHELLE OBAMA IN MICHAEL KORS SUIT AT #SOTU

Hope you’re watching the State of the Union address tonight! FLOTUS looks dazzling in this suit from Michael Kors’ Fall 2013 Collection! Now on sale, the zip front tweed jacket, $797.00 and skirt, $597.00 are both available at Neiman Marcus. Grab it before it sells out!

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CHIC OF THE WEEK: Kamala Harris

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Meet our CHIC of the WEEK: California Attorney General Kamala Harris

Harris spurred media shockwaves of excitement last week announcing her plan to run for Senate with the hopes of taking over Senator Barbara Boxer’s seat (D-Calif). We the CHIC have had our eye on Kamala ever since the President’s controversial statement dubbing her the ‘…best-looking attorney general.’ Although we the CHIC agree that Kamala has killer style, she also exemplifies the characteristics of a exemplary leader, as demonstrated by her long list of accomplishments. If Harris wins the California Senate seat, she would make history as the state’s first female African and Asian-American senator.

Here are a few of our favorite style moments:

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Channel your inner Kamala:

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Hermès belt with buckle, $1,630.00 Available at Hermes.com

Manolo Blahnik Campari Patent Leather Mary Jane, $735.00 Available at BergdorfGoodman.com

Bottega Veneta Knot Box Clutch, $1,904.00 Available at MyThereasa.com

Look for Less: Sequined Sheer Illusion Neckline Net Dress, $161.19, Available at ShirleysDress.com

MAC Lipstick in “Polished Up,” $16.00 Available at MACCosmetics.com

 

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