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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”

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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.

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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?

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Every time I see Chris Christie I’m looking for signs that he’s actually lost some weight.”WaPo‘s Nia Malika Henderson on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” this morning. She explained it gives her a clue as to whether Christie can and will run for Prez in 2016.

AN APPLE A DAY…“Breakfast.”MetroWeekly Editor-in-Chief Randy Shulman.

The threesome: BuzzFeed, YouTube and CNN

“There can only be one name for a site created by BuzzFeed, YouTube and CNN – and it’s ‘DungBeetle’. — David Burge, Iowahawkblog.

NYPost Weiner Headline: “Weiner Stands Tall” And the dick jokes continue…The lede on an opinion piece by Nicole Gelinas: “Want an idea of how limp the Democratic mayoral field is? It finally has a candidate offering specifics on how New York can avoid going bankrupt. But it’s Anthony Weiner, the guy with nothing left to hide and nothing to lose.”

A stewardess’s polite warning about death

“When flying in, before landing, stewardess gets on intercom, sort of randomly, to remind passengers drug trafficking is punishable by death.” — WaPo’s Tim Craig.

INTO THE WILD: “Going on @bpshow this AM with @peterogburn from 8-9. Been in the woods all wknd so I’ll try to keep up.” — Yahoo! NewsChris Moody.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 5:19 a.m.

Ponytale hell

“Someone should name the massive headache one gets from having a lot of hair and wearing it in a ponytail.” — Ellen Carmichael, GOP operative and former presidential campaign spokeswoman to Herman Cain.

Convo Between Two Journos

LAURA INGRAHAM: “Hearing @MarkHalperin on @todayshow discussing how @BarackObama is now worrying abt his “legacy”… Time to turn off TV, hit the trail.” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

MARK HALPERIN: “Hey, @scarylawyerguy & @IngrahamAngle how about we have coffee & discuss the Obama legacy? #pilot. Thanks for watching @todayshow!!” — TIME and MSNBC’s Mark Halperin.

Journo eats bison tongue

“Trying to figure out if the bison tongue at Au Pied De Cochon is the best dish I’ve had thus far in Montreal.” — Washington Examiner‘s David Drucker. It actually looks better than it sounds (as you can see pictured above).

Gene Weingarten’s anal focus…

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Washingtonian Mom Comes to Town

Washington mommy bloggers watch out, there may soon be a new sheriff in town.

Washington Business Journal is reporting that Washingtonian‘s parent company, Washingtonian Media, is adding a new magazine for area moms. The straightforward name — Washingtonian Mom — will have Washingtonian‘s fashion editor Kate Bennett at the helm.

The new mag will be published quarterly.

Asked what the feel of the new publication will be, Bennett explained to FishbowlDC, “I think we just saw a need in the region for a slightly higher-end publication that speaks directly to moms who are savvy and insightful. The content will run the gamut from fashion and beauty, to lifestyle, health and wellness, food, newest/latest/greatest places to go and things to do. We’ll also include profiles of local moms, thoughtful first-person essays and home and living. We’ve been thrilled with the positive feedback we’ve received since we started talking about this new publication.”

As for the look, it’ll be “slightly oversized, thicker paper, more in line with our Washingtonian Bride & Groom publication,” said Bennett. “We’re working with the award-winning firm Design Army on the overall design of the premiere issue.”

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