Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Politics of Fashion: DC UNBOXED Red Carpet Premier!

Photo Taken by Amazing Photographer Phelan Marc

On June 3, 2014, my cousins, RARE(ly) Normal Founders, and I attended the Red Carpet Movie Premier of  'The Politics of Fashion: DC UNBOXED' at the Mazza Gallerie in Washington, DC (photo of us shown above). This was a wonderful experience for us. We viewed an amazing fashion documentary film, as well as, networked and took pictures with fashion industry professionals and attendees. Such a joyous event! We learned so much about the Fashion Industry in DC! To view more of our pictures, visit my Facebook , Twitter, or Instagram page. I also have a video up about our experience on my YouTube Channel as well as in the video section on my blog. Links to my social media sites are to the right side of this blog post as well.   

"The Politics of Fashion: DC UNBOXED," is about how DC isn't really known for it's fashion and what we can do to improve it. In the documentary, many people in the fashion industry were interviewed on their take on fashion in DC. Most of the people interviewed were local DC designers, stylist, and journalist. The film was written and directed by Elaine Mensah, cinematography by Jason Baustin, and stared J. Alexander, Lynda Erkiletian, Robin Fisher, Kate Glassman Bennett, Christina Fulton, Lacey Maffetone, Christopher Reiter, Ada Polla, Elaine Mensah, Robin Givhan, Yvette Castro, Ricki Peltzman, Holly Thomas, Pranav Vora, Krista Haywood, Shawny Burns, Karen Sommer Shalett, Andre Wells, James Cornwell, Aba Kwawu, Afua Sam, Sylvie Luanghy, Linda T. Lee, Nancy Miyahira, Nicole Aguirre, Rachel Cothran, Taimur Baig, Elizabeth Fassbender, Walter Grio, Susan Cannaday, Lana Orloff, Kristin Guiter, Maggy Francois, Louis Everard, Marissa Schneider, Kadrieka Maiden, Tim Coburn, and Phillip Soriano. For full cast and crew list click here.

This is a must see film! I definitely recommend this documentary, especially to those who are in or interested in the Fashion Industry in DC. If you are in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) area, the next screening will be Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 6-7:30 pm (EDT) at the Landmark's E Street Cinema in Washington, DC. To purchase tickets click here.


The Politics of Fashion

Elaine Mensah

Jason Baustin

Phelan Marc

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