African Chic: Washingtonian Style Setters 2012 Party at Sax DC

On the train ride back from New York Fashion Week on Tuesday, it finally dawned on me I was living MY American dream as a Sierra Leonean woman in the DMV. My two passions include helping others(nursing) and of course Fashion…there is no greater feeling than being acknowledged for doing something you really love! So, when the Washingtonian Magazine threw their 4th annual Style Setters Party at the glamourous Sax Restaurant in DC I was simply honored to be one of 15 style setters. The event, sponsored by Ann Taylor, Cunard Line Cruises, SAX Lounge, Veev LiquorPeroni and floral arrangements by Elegance & Simplicity featured some of the areas best dressed. Every corner I turned, I was in awe of the amazing clothing the guests wore…NYC, Milan, Paris, out the next BIG thing is DC  Fashion Week. My  friends know how much I am obsessed with African Chic clothing (paired with Louboutins ofcourse), so when the idea of all of us wearing it to the party came up, everyone was down. All my girlfriends spotted Ankara fabric and some even dared to do my signature…the mermaid gown. A special special thanks to my amazing tailor Mr Mohamed Jalloh of J Medz design(301 605 2592), who created my dress in less than 3 hours. I sat there and he pretty much sketched up something and I was just in awe…Thank you so much. I loved the dress. I felt like a princess bumble bee! I am still in a daze of how fabulous the venue was and how everything turned out so well and how much I danced…which I really suck at, but atleast I made an attempt. Thank you to Kate Bennett, Sarah Zlotnick, the amazing photographers that did the spread and of course the Washingtonian Magazine for this fabulous feature. My gal friends and man friends….you mean so much to me!! Kisses to Solomon who still attended even after having eye surgery 2 hours earlier! My dearest Jean Claude and Melvyna Clinton you were terribly missed! OK enough with the sappy crap..enjoy the pics!!

  • isata

    Beautiful pictures!!!!!!

  • .Kacey Librizzi

    Hey there. I am attending the anniversary gala for Bergdorf Goodman at the Plaza Hotel in NYC in 2 weeks and wanted a fishtail dress made with kente cloth to wear.I came across your page and fell in love!! Is that something you could produce in such little time? Also, it would be great publicity for you as a designer as I will be walking the red carpet. My name is Kacey Librizzi and my husband Nemo and I are NYC socialites (check google :-) ) you can email respond me at Thank!!!