Fashion Agenda: Ginger Root Says Goodbye, Old Town’s Boutiques Give Back
Our guide to this week’s stylish events.
Ginger Root’s Last Basement Boutique Soiree
One last chance to shop the artists sold at Ginger Root before the store shutters for good. Say farewell with boozy punch, mingle with the artists the store has featured, and, of course, do some shopping. The store will offer discounts on select items and will raffle off prizes that include gift certificates for the upstairs tailoring studio, which will remain in business. Tuesday 6 to 10 PM. 1530 U St., NW. $5 at Eventbrite.
Rebecca Minkoff Trunk Show and Summer Party
The Mosaic District’s South Moon Under shop throws a summer bash hosted by the blog Real Housewives of Northern Virginia and featuring the trendy accessories of Rebecca Minkoff, plus lots of fun extras: giveaways all night, signature cocktails, nibbles from the new Blackfinn Ameripub, swag bags for the first 50 guests, and—best of all—20 percent off all purchases. Thursday 6 to 9 PM. 2905 District Ave., Fairfax.
Fashionista Flea Market
This all-summer-long flea market kicks off with its first market on Saturday. Vendors peddle gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry, and shoes, plus a selection of contemporary new items. Saturday 9 AM to 12:30 PM. Bowie Performing Arts Center, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie.
Cornwell Styling Makeup Workshop
Makeup artist James Cornwell—whose client list includes prominent locals such as news anchors Will Thomas and Angie Goff and athletes Ryan Zimmerman and Dominique Dawes, plus Hollywood celebs—offers up his expert secrets in a three-hour workshop. Learn about selecting flattering colors, day-to-night makeup, contouring, and the latest trends, and bring your makeup bag for a personalized analysis. The ticket also snags you breakfast and a gift bag from skin-care sponsor Votre Vu. Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1250 22nd St., NW. $100 at Eventbrite.
Old Town’s Boutiques Give Back Charity Day
Shop for a cause! For the third year in a row, the boutiques of Alexandria’s Old Town stage a philanthropic shopping day, during which nearly 40 stores donate up to 20 percent of the day’s proceeds to their chosen charities. Saturday during participating store hours. Old Town Boutique District.
Stay tuned for more details later this week on Bethesda’s can’t-miss Front Row fashion show, featuring Jessica Alba as the event’s VIP guest.