Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Public Call for Bra Designs


Success in the City & Tigerlily Foundation Present
“Cups Full of Hope” – A “Bra Art” Exhibition & Fundraising Event to Support Young Women Living with Breast Cancer

Public Call for Bra Designs

Success in the City in partnership with Tigerlily Foundation, will host an inspirational event called “Cups Full of Hope” – a Bra Art Exhibition and Fundraising Event to Support Young Women Living with Breast Cancer. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 15, from 6-8PM at the Center for Innovative Technology. The unique art event will bring together survivors, supporters, benefactors, local celebrities and friends of young women living with breast cancer for a celebration.

"We can't imagine a better way to honor and support these incredible survivors than to throw an art auction and reception "diva-style”, said Cynthia de Lorenzi, Founder/CEO of Success in the City. “We can't wait to see the creativity in the submissions sent in from all over the Metro region.” The evening will be filled with creative works of bra artistry, an opportunity to purchase works of art, signature cocktails, savory bites, and inspirational stories from remarkable breast cancer survivors.

A Public Call for Bra Designs
Success in the City and Tigerlily Foundation welcome moms, grandparents, friends, kids, artists, local designers, businesses, and even men to design and submit a bra for the event. If you have the gift of creativity and want to help in the fight against breast cancer or honor a loved one, Success in the City encourages the public to submit bra designs. All bra entries must be a new, padded, 36C bra with underwire & straps fully extended as a design base. The goal is to receive over 100 bra design entries. Bras transformed into extraordinary works of art will be the center stage at the event. Through this unique expression of art, the evening will honor those who have become a victim of the disease. Success in the City judges will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for the top submissions. The fee to submit a decorated and designed-by-you bra is $25. Deadline to submit bra designs is Friday, September 10th. Additional submission guidelines are located at:

Winners will receive the following prizes:

•Grand Prize $500: a luxury gift basket provided by The Full Cup
•Second Prize $300: stunning jewelry ensemble provided by the Carlin Group
•Third Prize $200: gift certificates provided by various sponsors
•People’s Choice: $150 cash provided by Helios HR
•Best Inspirational Story $100: spectacular purse from Biejo Bags provided by Access National Bank
Attend our event on Wednesday, September 15 from 6pm to 8pm at The Center for Innovative Technology, 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon VA. Learn how you can enter a design or register to attend our event here.

Tigerlily Foundation is dedicated to educating, advocating for and empowering young women from all walks of life about breast cancer. Maimah Karmo is the founder of Tigerlily Foundation and a three year survivor of breast cancer. When she was diagnosed in February of 2006, Karmo was 32-years old and had no family history of breast cancer. While undergoing chemotherapy, she created the foundation to educate, empower, advocate for and support young women affected by breast cancer through the use of programs and services. The organization provides support for women between the ages of 15-40 from pre-diagnosis through post-treatment. Through education, Tigerlily Foundation encourages the importance of embracing the power young women have within themselves as they celebrate their lives every day.

Advance ticket sales for the event are available for $65 for Success in the City members and $85 for non-members. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tigerlily Foundation.

Event sponsors include Helios HR and European bra fitting salon The Full Cup. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For sponsorship information, please visit


What: Cups Full of Hope – Bra Art Exhibition & Fundraising Event to Support Women Confronting Breast Cancer

Presented by: Success in the City & Tigerlily Foundation

When: September 15, 2010

Where: CIT (Center for Innovative Technology) 2214 Rock Hill Rd. Herndon, Virginia 20170

Time: 6-8PM


Event Registration/Cost: The advanced registration cost for the event is $65 for Success in the City members and $85 for non-members. Regular registration cost is $75 for members and $95 for non-members.

Event Proceeds: A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Tigerlily Foundation.

About Success in the City
Known for its unique, fun and unconventional business networking events, Success in the City has been creating buzz since its premier event in April 2004. Success in the City has grown to become the smart, upbeat professional women's answer to the "good old boys" network. The organization operates on the premise that "trust and humor are key elements for women in developing meaningful friendships and, once those relationships are formed, 'deals on heels' are sure to follow." Members are women entrepreneurs, senior-level executives and CEOs based in the DC metro area. Success in the City has grown to more than 300 members in the Washington, DC Metro area. For more information, visit

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Gallery at Social

Last night DC blossomed as one of its beloved philanthropists found a space all his own. Ora Nwabueze of The Dunes, who brought us Off Ramp and Get Trunk, finally has a gallery to call home for the staging of his brilliant and exciting shows.

The Gallery at Social is a modern, intimate gallery and event space on 14th st in Columbia Heights. There, The Dunes will enthrall us with art, music, & fashion from DC's most talented creatives. At last night's opening, a substantial plethora of Nwabueze's friends turned out for a private viewing.

The exhibit features photography by Yacouba Tanou, Pete Muller, Peter Van Agtmael and Jocelyn Weiss. Yacouba fled Cote d'Ivoire in 2003, and has a great eye for color and composition. Jocelyn's lovely work was projected on a big screen. The images of Uganda by Pete Muller and Peter Van Agmael were stunning, evocative and imaginative glimpses of life in poverty stricken Africa, as it emerges bit by bit into a sustainable future.

The Gallery at Social. Go there.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Gone August 15th, so get down there!

Closing Weekend! Saturday Aug 14th until 10pm. Sunday 12-5.

Hugh & Crye's fall launch! Men's shirts that actually fit.


Artistic Sole -Skate decks, graphic tees, shoes.
Buprestes – Beautiful silver jewelry with cutest bug motif ever.
Carolyn Thornton – Jewelry.
Dawit Kahsi – Africa-inspired graphic tees.
Holland Cox – Colorful handbags, aprons, and other accessories.
MiSHi – Sterling silver jewelry. (That's me!)
Thembe Fashions – Womens clothing.

Thursdays and Fridays: 6 to 10 PM
Saturdays: 2 to 10 PM
Sundays: 12 to 5 PM

Located in the former R.L. Christian Library at 1300 H Street, NE.
Important! They only accept credit cards and checks as forms of payment.

Friday, August 6: Music Selector Phoenix
Saturday, August 7: DJ Jahsonic

“Eat Ur Heart Out“
Hunger Awareness Project by DECOY
Great for kids!
August 8
1 to 3 PM

DECOY raises awareness about hunger in DC. Did you know that 56,000 children in DC are at risk of hunger? You’ll get to decorate lunch bags that we’ll donate to area kitchens that provide meals to those in need.

Fall Collection Launch by Hugh & Crye
August 13-15

Closing weekend music curated by BLUEBRAIN
August 13-15