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Magazine Cover Story of the Week: Washingtonian MOM with Rachel Goslins

MOM_2014_Summer_FBIt’s Friday, therefore almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

The latest issue of Washingtonian MOM is hitting newsstands as we speak, and this issue’s cover story explores the personal and professional life of Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Goslins career began in law, working at a large law firm in New York and later, at the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington. She ditched her successful career by her early 30s to study film at NYU after meeting and marrying her now husband, former FCC chairman Julius Genachowski.

“In the span of about six months, I went from representing the United States of America on large international delegations to being the coffee and FedEx girl for an office of filmmakers,” Goslins recalls of an internship she held with PBS Read more

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Washingtonian Wins the Summer with AT&T Best of Washington Party

photo4Last night at the National Building Museum, Washingtonian hosted its annual AT&T Best of Washington party, likely, the best event of the summer in DC. ‘Best of’ was Washingtonian’s first major event under the helm of its new editor, Michael Schaffer.

More than 60 of the magazine’s 100 Very Best Restaurants served samples bites from their menu, including 1789, Ted’s Bulletin, Toki Underground, BLT Steak, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Lyon Hall and STK, alongside libations including Pyrat Rum and Patrón Tequilas, among many, many, others (trust).

The soirée was themed “Madhatter,” and the “publisher’s reception” (aka VIP area) – sponsored by the American Beverage Association – offered guests dozens of costume hats to compliment attire. There was a maze, acrobatic performers and musicians, a BMW i8, and a Qatar Airways lounge featuring two of its fully-flat business class seats along with great music. Read more

Pierre Garçon’s Charity Event Raises $100k for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

Redskins Niles Paul, Pierre Garçon and Kirk Cousins with DC Mayor Vincent Gray. Photo cred: Joy Asico.

Last night, Washington Redskins philanthropist Pierre Garçon hosted his second annual All-White charity event, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) at the Millennium Building. Unfortunately for FishbowlDC, we missed the “All-White” memo and wore grey pants and a blue button down.

The event raised $100,000 for the charity, more than three times the amount of last year’s donation.

“I’ve been looking forward to this since last year’s inaugural event,” said Garçon during the event auction. ”This organization hits home for me, and I’m honored to consider the BGCGW family. Every penny counts, and I’m devoted to raising money for a cause that’s important to me – raising educated, smart and passionate kids…With your help, I hope to double the amount raised every year”

Click through for those in attendance. Read more

One of the Few Fashion Writing Jobs in DC

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Photograph by Rodney Bailey via Washingtonian.com.

Looking to work in the fashion industry in DC? Your options are very, very limited. Aside from the few “luxury” PR firms that bill themselves as being a part of the fashion industry, the pickings are slim.

But one place where the work is legit is at Washingtonian magazine, under the direction of Kate Bennett.

Bennett, who serves as the fashion editor of the Washingtonian brand as well as editor in chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom and Washingtonian MOM, is looking for an assistant fashion editor to write print and online fashion, beauty, and style pieces. Bennett’s new deputy will also manage and style photo shoots, including the spring and fall fashion sections, high-scale productions for Bride & Groom, and the December magazine Gift Guide.

We spoke with Bennett, who herself exemplifies what you would think of an actual fashion editor, on the good, the bad, and the ugly pretty of Washingtonian’s Assistant Fashion Editor position. Click through for more on the position from Bennett herself and to apply. Read more

Washingtonian MOM Celebrates Second Issue With Lots of Champagne

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Catherine Merrill Williams, Kate Bennett, Eun Yang

Washingtonian MOM celebrated it’s second issue Wednesday night in which NBC4′s Eun Yang graces the cover. FishbowlDC put on our parenting boots and jumped right into the celebration (we actually don’t have parenting boots, so we wore our Palladium boots instead). Here’s how it went down.

4:45pm - Begin to figure out when is considered “fashionably late” for a 6:30 event thrown by a (Washingtonian) fashion editor (Kate Bennett). Settle on 6:45.

6:34 - Walk into Room & Board, host and venue of the event, 9 minutes ahead of schedule.

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Anne Freeman, Cathy Alter, Sarah Wildman, Rachel Cothran

6:35 - Bee line for the champers.

6:36 - Realization that I’m flying solo at a mom magazine event.

6:44 - Good (punctual!) crowd. 40 people approximately, including 4 other men, all looking around, likely pondering their attendance.

7:00 - Arrival of cover girl Yang.

7:10 - Anxiety setting in over the thought of having children. This leads to a refill of champers and quick stop by the food table (nice cheese and charcuterie spread by Screwtop).

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FishbowlDC Interview with Cap File‘s Elizabeth Thorp

Elizabeth Thorp has been in DC for 21 years (she moved here when she was 10, y’all), and thought she was perfectly happy working in PR and politics (and creating the upscale travel site Poshbrood.com) till, she says, a great opportunity just fell in her lap. She’s been Editor-in-Chief of the best luxury and life-style magazine in town, Capitol File, since September and has been having a blast. Niche COO Katherine Nicholls and Capitol File Managing Editor Mandi Norwood wooed her to the job, and since then she has been hard at work bringing more depth and substance to the famously glitzy pub. Recent articles have included a piece by Jake Tapper on the Newseum’s Anchorman exhibit, and a profile of vegan, Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). We asked Mizz Thorp to answer a few questions for our latest installment of the FishbowlDC Interview. And, btw, if you wanna check out the new issue of Capitol File, click away!

Describe yourself in haiku.

Happy working mom

Too weary to produce

A fabu Haiku

You’re about to be served your last meal. What will it be? Champs and an In & Out Burger, Animal Style. Also raw cookie dough

What three words describe your editorial vision for Capitol File? Politics, Power, Philanthropy wrapped in Chanel

Who should TIME make 2013 Person of the Year? BatKid, no contest.

If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be? Why? Fresca – bubbly, snarky, fun, smarter than you might think.

You’re developing a signature scent. What would you call the cologne? Eau de Bethesda or Trois Filles No. 7 just because it sounds fancy, I have three girls and my birthday is on the 7th.

More after the jump.

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Inside a Fashion Shindig at Benetton

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Last night, Benetton Georgetown and MoKi Media threw an invite-only party to showcase the Autumn-Winter 2013 collection. The cast of characters included Top Chef Spike Mendelsohn, BET Networks’ EVP and CFO Michael Pickrum, Kate Bennett from Washingtonian, author and reporter Helena Andrews, Gilt City’s Marissa Schneider, Washington Redskin Reed DoughtyBill Hamid from DC United, and D.C. personality Susanna Quinn. They were all dressed to the nines in Benetton’s new line.

The event included complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a sweet 20 percent off on all evening shopping and a $500 gift card giveaway. Between photo ops with DC’s fashionable favorites, the D.J. and open bar on the second floor, and the kid-friendly third floor, there was something for everyone at Benetton’s soiree. Gift bags were even given to the media at the end of the night, which is always awesome. Each bag came complete with a Benetton fall catalogue and a pair of Benetton-themed headphones.

Find out what local celeb showed up, whose book was optioned by Fox Searchlight, how the food was, etc…

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Benetton Recognizes D.C.’s High Fashion Set

Unknown-6images-4A few Washington journalists, a socialite, an author and a fashion curator are getting called out for their fashion prowess. They are Washingtonian‘s Kate Bennett, Susanna Quinn (of bikini fame in Mark Leibovich‘s This Town and a nude Demi Moore-esque expecting look), former Politico reporter and author Helena Andrews and Gilt City‘s senior curator Marissa Schneider. (Pictured above right: Helena Andrews; above left: Kate Bennett)

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Washingtonian MOM Comes to Life

Washingtonian Style Editor Kate Bennett gave birth to Washingtonian MOM this week. The proud mother and er, child, are doing well. She’s 11 inches. Rest doesn’t appear to be an option.

“I guess I would have to say I’m just happy we made a publication that has resonated so well with our targeted audience – the response has been overwhelmingly positive,” Bennett told FishbowlDC. “I’m already in the process of putting together the second issue, which should be out right around the holidays.”

The new pub’s VIP launch is September 10th at Range, Bryan Voltaggio‘s swank restaurant. They’re expecting about 100 people.

Bennett has a down-to-earth mission for the new mag. Sure, it’s obviously for women with kids, but it’s for women who were people before they had children. Read more

Morning Chatter

“They are creepy creeps who don’t know they got a problem.” — CNN Contributor Ana Navarro on “New Day” this morning regarding New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner remaining in their respective race and political position.

She has a point.

“Anybody that says ‘TMI’ to me on twitter is failing at the internet.” — Daily Beast columnist and “Raising McCain’s” Meghan McCain. But can she maybe cut down on the exclamation points? “I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT’S SO COOL!!!! So proud (tomorrow is the last day of filming, emotions are at an all time high)!”

The Media Observer

“By my count, Pres Obama has held 123 press availabilities since taking office of which 24 were formal, solo WH news conferences.” — CBS White House Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller.

Forget happy hour. Try anchovies!

“Certain days can only be fixed with anchovies at 2 Amys.” — Washingtonian Style Editor Kate Bennett.

The Media Observer

“Wolf Blitzer right now doing some hard reporting on ‘BEYONCE’S NEW DO.’” — Mother Jones Washington Bureau’s Asawin Suebsaeng.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:17 a.m.

Convo Between Two Media Types

This morning’s conversation is between NBC’s Andrew Rafferty and Tim Murphy, executive director of America Rising PAC and former Huntsman and GOP flack.

RAFFERTY: When I told @anthonyweiner I was covering his campaign he told me to “You gotta get a hobby””

MURPHY: May I suggest chatroulette?

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