By Punch Correspondent Hannah Roth
The fusion of fashion, film and style requires a delicate balance of careful curation and devotion. After months of construction, the new Mosaic District was revealed about a month ago, although many of the shops were still undergoing opening preparations. The sales associates at Anthropologie were hurrying to finish the decorations for their official opening on Black Friday â€“ I must admit watching girls painting hundred of macaroons and individually feathering a massive owl for the window displays was entertainment in itself. However, now that most of the area has opened, festivities are in order.
Tuesday night drew in a massive metropolitan-area crowd for the Mosaic Districtâ€™s Fashion Night. In case you didn’t know, the Mosaic District, located in Fairfax, VA is the newest burgeoning mecca of shopping, fashion, retail, restaurants, cinema and residential that the D.C. area has to offer. Â I brought along one of my best friends, who I grew up with and love, partially if not fully, because I am in awe of how her diet of chocolate cupcakes lends itself to her tiny waistline (picture of the two of us):
In addition to the screenings of two fashion films, the boutiques offered special promotions with a portion of the proceeds from the evening benefiting Starlight Childrenâ€™s Foundation. Cocktails and conversation were on the menu â€“ check out the power mingling at the Angelika Cinema cocktail hour:
Champagne and treats (cupcakes galore) were the party favors of choice, and well-heeled NOVa fashionistas were prevalent â€“ I even ran into a college sorority sister and her real life sister, of the blog fashionablybrokegirls. They are the cutest â€“ hereâ€™s the three of us amidst the shopping extravaganza:
Later in the night I spoke with Kerry Cavanaugh, one of the marketing directors responsible for Mosaicâ€™s unique and sophisticated atmosphere, who provided more of an insight into what exactly makes the Mosaic experience so special. He remarked that the development simply brought to the Fairfax community a reflection of what it needed â€“ an innovative retail space with a hand-elected collection of merchants. Mosaic is a place to connect with friends, a place that attracts a great crowd. I for one am excited to spend more time exploring the area and watch it grow in an entertainment mecca for NoVa and D.C. alike.
Hannah Roth is a recent Virginia Tech grad (and hokie for life). She is a vintage/thrift store shopping junkie, and loves traveling. While her perfect day would entail some sort of mixture of cuddling with puppies, eating dark chocolate, and drinking champagne, she has more serious ambitions as well. Hannah's passion includes fashion and openly dives into DC's rapidly expanding stylish market.