Dishing with the Fashionista Group, Win Top Chef Spike Mendelsohn's cook book, and Heel of the week!



DC ON HEELS DISHES WITH THE DC FASHIONISTA GROUP








VIDEO COURTESY OF CONJO STUDIOS





GET A FREE AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF SPIKES NEW COOK BOOK:


Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn has launched his new cook book! It's chalk full of amazing recipes like uncle D's chili, mouthwatering burgers and shakes, and there are tons of salads and sauces in the mix too. Want a cookbook for FREE?!!! DC on HEELS has an autographed copy just for you! It's simple. Here are the rules.

1. Go to our Facebook fan page and become a fan or "Like" DC on HEELS
2. Post on our wall your favorite food or restaurant in the metro area
3. If you already are a fan then just leave a post!
3. On Monday June 14th we will pick one lucky DC on HEELS fan and have the book sent straight to them!!!

This is just the start of many of our giveaways. So keep checking back with us here on DC50tv!!!

HEEL OF THE WEEK:
These heels are sexy and feminine. Every girl needs a leopard print shoe to amp up her style and get a little noticed. And at just $75 dollars and free shipping both ways, you can't afford not to get them. These are a sexy steal.


I LIKE:


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  • With a slick cutout on the side, this rsvp pump is a 'keeper'.
  • Genuine patent leather or synthetic animal hair uppers; leather lined.
  • Covered low platform.
  • Covered high heel.
  • Durable synthetic outsole.
  • 4" heel.
  • 8.00 oz.

Signing off
Vanessa xoxoxoxo





DC FASHIONISTA MEETUP AND SCENE AND SPOTTED



DC FASHIONISTA SEX AND THE CITY 2 PREMIERE MEETUP:
Markette and I hosted the DC Fashionista Sex and the City 2 Premiere Meetup Group and had sooooo much fun.

photo courtesy of Michael Avilez

So what is this group all about? Well I'll tell you and show you!!

The DC Fashionista group is a diverse group of motivated, hard-working professionals who are passionate about fashion and the fashion industry. All are encouraged to join who are involved in all things fashion from accessory designers, make-up artists, hairstylists, photographers, models, fashion writers, media, bloggers and other nonprofit organizations. All you have to do is join and share your creativity. If you are interested in the fashion industry, or would like to become involved in it, this is the group for you!


















Abigail de Casanova (pictured left) President and Founder of the group.

Click HERE if you want to learn more or become a member of the group!

The whole event was streamed live by Conjo Studios.



SCENE AND SPOTTED: BEN STEIN

Writer, actor, and tv personality BEN STEIN was here in DC yesterday giving a speech. The speech was given to help unite widows and victims of those who have lost a loved one in the war. Ben is actually a native of DC. He is very outgoing and genuinely looks you in the eye when speaking. And of course he was wearing his suit and signature sneakers.




I was telling him how I use to watch his show "Win Ben Steins Money" and with his deadpan delivery he said "Well you look much too young to have watched that." I assured him that I was old enough and out of diapers when I watched. Of course I never did win any of his money.



A little info about Ben according to Wikipedia:

Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American actor, writer, lawyer, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later he entered the entertainment field and became an actor, comedian, and Emmy Award-winning game show host.Stein has frequently written commentaries on economic, political, and social issues, along with financial advice to individual investors. He is the son of noted economist and writer Herbert Stein who worked at the White House under President Nixon. His sister, Rachel, is also a writer. He is well known for his dry, monotonous way of speaking.

Ok today's blog was about fashion and money. Hmmm I'm inspired now to go shopping!!

Signing off the blogosphere.

Vanessa xoxoxoxo

Sex & The City 2 Premiere Party


OK, so my invitation from Sarah Jessica Parker to attend the premiere of Sex & The City 2 must have gotten lost in the mail... because I so didn't get it.

That's OK, though SJP. DC on Heels celebrated the premiere of the ultimate fashionista "chick flick" at W Salon in Burke, Va., host of the fabulous SATC 2 premiere party and makeover event!

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DC on Heels (Markette and Vanessa) in a group shot with the styling team of W Salon.

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From left to right: Markette, W Salon owner Souny West, Sue (hair stylist) and Vanessa
(Scroll all the way down to find out how you can WIN the gift basket in the photo!!!)

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Markette and Vanessa sample the goods at the chocolate bar!

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All laughs at the shampoo bowl.

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But now it's time for some serious business, as Sue the stylist gets Markette into "Sex & The City" shape with a chic updo.

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The finished look!


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But wait! What is Vanessa going to do with her hair?!?!

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Voila! Vanessa rocks some serious bumper curls after getting done up into this funky updo by the only male stylist at the salon.

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Souny West, W Salon owner and mastermind behind the entire Sex & The City 2 event.

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Look at those shoes!

W Salon clients enjoying the event.

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Don't mess with this stylist... she's got a pink boa and she's not afraid to use it!

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Thanks to the gals at W for making us look beautiful!!!

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Wanna have your cake and eat it, too?

Then enter to WIN a gift basket full of Paul Mitchell hair products and other goodies by becoming a fan of DC on Heels on Facebook! A winner will be chosen at random from our list of fans on June 9, 2010 after 6pm (EST). So hurry, you only have 2 short weeks to "like" DC on Heels on Facebook for a chance to WIN!

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ENTER TO WIN: It's as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Become a fan of DC on Heels on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dconheels
2. Log on to this blog or Facebook on June 9th after 6pm (EST) to see if you're the grand prize winner of the gift basket. (We will post the name of the winner on our wall).
3. Jump up & down and scream really hard if you see your name on our wall because you've won the grand prize!

And don't be bummed out if you're not the grand prize winner. Two lucky DC on Heels fans will also win a swag bag of goodies (pictured below) courtesy of W Salon.

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Good luck and good night!

xoxo,

Markette

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Spike's Cookbook Launch and What NOT to wear


SPIKE'S GOT THE GOOD STUFF: HIS COOK BOOK LAUNCH!!!

It's OFFICIAL and I have the copy to prove it!

Spike Mendelsohn has finally launched his brand new cook book with his sister Micheline "The Good Stuff CookBook". Want to learn how to make those mouthwatering burgers, shakes, and fries? Well now you can. Spike and his sis' dish out some great family recipes like Uncle D's Chili. And it's not all just buns and burgers, there's tons recipes for great salads, sauces, and shakes. Spike's secret is simple. He says don't overthink it. But for those "planners" like me (who need all the help they can get in the kitchen), his book has a pantry list, fridge list, and the must-have kitchen tools. I'm going to give Spike's Sunny Side Burger a shot. And if I don't get it just right, I can still always just go down Pennsylvania Ave. and get my quick fix at his eatery GOOD STUFF. Try it if you haven't! Sooo goood.



Want the book to try out recipes for yourself? Go to Amazon and get your copy now! BUT one very lucky DC ON HEELS fan will get their very own autographed copy for F-R-E-E. So stay tuned on how you can get that.


With the fam--Spike and his sister Micheline

Me pictured with Capitol Cooking hottie Lauren DeSantis (more about her on Friday's post!!!)

The Burger/Shake cake with wedges by "Fancy Cakes"

Spike talking shop


Spike signing your book that you could win! Stay tuned for details =)


Check out what Spike had to say:
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Ok segwaying from food to fashion. It's time for...

WHAT NOT TO WEAR:
For every grave mistake you are fined $100 dollars.

No daisy dukes allowed for men period. Don't match it up with a backpack and sandals either.
Fined $300

Ill fitting khakis..there should never be a front poof on your shorts! I love a man who will dare to wear pink though!
Fined $100

There are no words to describe this. I cannot even put a number value on this tragic and unfortunate mistake. Please please don't ever wear socks with sandals!!! EVER.
Fined $Infinite amounts


Thank goodness I ran into Ansoo Chang, an Internet Entrepreneur from DC. Chang looks casual polished and scored a bazillion points for his handmade German briefcase. Chang says he likes to shop at JCrew, Fields Custom Taylor, and orders online from different European countries. He mixes it up and it works!

Chang said the bag was actually a gift-- ahhh ok whoever bought that amazing custom bag for him--my birthday is in November. Thanks!!! xoxoxo


Signing off the blogosphere ---Vanessa xoxoxxoxo