Happy Monday, folks!
I’m still reeling from the fashion, style, and fun of Cocktails with Claire D.C., presented by Toyota! As expected, you guys showed up and showed out!
Lauren Beamon of Elle’s Couture Events put together a fabulous shopping party featuring DMV vendors Arryles, Urban Sweetheart Boutique, Ankara Streets, Shop Be Anthony, Undra Celeste New York, and Wear Gawdess. With wine and cocktails sponsored by J&R Symposium, Beauty Sponsors Strands Studios, Cut & Dry, and Motions Hair Care, Dessert Sponsors The Art of Suga, and beats by DJ Kitty Cash, Mal Maison was the place to be this past Saturday in DC.


Visuals by Pierre was on the Scene to capture Street Chic.
Take a look at a few of our fabulous attendees:
Ashley R. Ryles of Arryles was one of our amazing vendors, and modeled a piece of her design. Her brand focuses on tailored pencil skirts! Check ’em out here.
Her homegirl Mika B also kept it hot for the night in a button down and an Arryles pencil skirt, finished with leopard pumps and a fur stole. Hot!

Bombshell Heather aka @Queenin_H looked sleek in a Balmain x H&M gold buttoned blazer and jeans.
@Irregular_Choice and @AllorasWorld looked punchy in prints and lace up heels.
Mimi won the Toyota Bold Award, and it wasn’t hard to see why! I instantly fell in love with her patterned black and white ensemble. #Slay
As soon as I walked into Mal Maison, I remarked on this fashionista’s simple white dress and multicolored snake print boots. Love it!

Bombshell Nichole Alibi has submitted her photos a few times for features, so it was great to see her style in person! She didn’t disappoint in Zara separates, a Fendi bag, and Stuart Weitzman boots.
Twins Taylor and Courtney were winning in fur, stripes, and chic short cuts. They were adorable!
Fringe was certainly fierce on this red caped diva.

Our DJ Kitty Cash always kills the game, and continued her winning streak in an Emilio Pucci top and wide legged pants.

A fur vest added texture to a muted color palette. Cute, no?
I love a good monochrome moment, especially in winter white! This fashionista worked it to the hilt in a knit sweater dress and skirt.
Valentino Rockstud pumps and sheer thigh high socks created a daring combination.
I was a big fan of this colorfully striped set.

@QueenSheReal rocked ice gray locks and burgundy tones.
This fashionista rocked a pair of thigh high boots to the max.
And there were some guys in the room! This young man added interest to all black with a patterned sweater, suede boots, and a felt fedora.
As for me, I decided to mix high and low in a Topshop metallic green dress (I added a slit) and a Versace belt.

I completed with Brian Atwood pumps and kept warm in a Duckie Confetti stole.

I really enjoyed meeting you all, and I warmly thank all of you DMV Bombshells and Bombers for coming out!
I’d also like to thank the Toyota Team, who has been super supportive of FBD and Cocktails with Claire.
Thank you to all the vendors and sponsors of #CocktailswithClaire DC: Arryles, Urban Sweetheart Boutique, Ankara Streets, Shop Be Anthony, Undra Celeste New York, Wear Gawdess, J&R Symposium, Strands Studios, Cut & Dry, Motions Hair Care, The Art of Suga.











And big ups to my fellow Caribbean Capricorn DJ Kitty Cash, who supplied the music. She was bomb!

Now, it’s time to prepare for ATL!

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Cocktails with Claire DC sold out, and we foresee Atlanta to be just as fab. Get your tickets while you can at CocktailswithClaireATL.eventbrite.com. If you’re interested in being a vendor, e-mail us at ev****@fa**************.com
*This post was sponsored by Toyota.
**Thank you to FBD staff, Sam Centore, Kim Dillinger, and Beverly Martinez.
Images: Visuals by Pierre