When we first talked to Redeem owner Lori Parkerson about the possibilities of her 5 year anniversary party, we imagined bringing many disperate elements of fashionable Washington DC together. This event exceeded our expectations
Designer Nicolás Rivero readying the installation portion of the A New Cross show
A New Cross designers David Angel & Nicolás Rivero admire the finished product
John Thornley (along with his brother Paul) from U.S. Royalty were the DJ’s for the evening
The lovely Rhiannon Day, a DC based model, and our favorite photographer Anton Papich
Love the mixture of my colorful shoes (Christian Louboutin Hyper Prive pumps) and Lauren Friedman’s (from My Closet in Sketches) animal print heels
The exotic Aureta Thomollari and I chatting about the A New Cross collection
An inspiring combination of an oversized sweater and colorful cross-striped pants
We were so happy when Honest Tea agreed to sponsor the event; I drink this particular flavor every day
A great cardigan and an unexpected combination of prints
Quincy Jones stands out in a bright motocycle jacket and layered asymmetric sweaters
Dana Rico tries on a t-shirt by A New Cross that she later took home
Model Laura Reading waiting for hair and makeup before the A New Cross show
Dwayne Brice and Aureta Thomollari looking “fashion serious” – love her two-tone nail polish
A handmade pair of A New Cross boots waiting to be purchased
Our eyes delighted in the individuality and creativity of the party’s attendees. Our minds were stimulated by many conversations of substance and not just style (our favorite was discussing Ukrainian history and French literature with Katya and Cameron). This event was the perfect storm of the right people, the right place and the right time. The icing on the cake was the presentation by A New Cross, which you can view HERE.
Thank you to all our friends, bloggers, and readers who came to celebrate Redeem’s Anniversary with us, to the sponsors Duvel and Honest Tea, and to brothers John and Paul of U.S. Royalty for providing the perfect soundtrack.
Congratulations Lori and Redeem! Cheers to many more successful years!