It’s been over seven years since our Favorite Fashion Attorney turned Activist, Mariessa Terrell drafted legislation to create a DC Commission on Fashion Art and Events.

The original bill, L17-0248 was signed into law in 2009.


On Friday, May 10, 2013, I attended the swearing in ceremony for the Commission on Fashion Arts and Events held in room G9 of the City Council building.  The ceremony was the cherry on top for (new) Fashion Commissioner Mariessa Terrell who back in 2006 drafted the legislation to create the entity.


Being 4 inches tall has its advantages, darlings.  I was able to survey the room clothed in joy (translation: a silver champagne tulle Oscar de la Renta floor length gown) while remaining virtually undetected.  Of course I noticed everything! (You can read all about my observations and goo gabs more in my memoirs!)


I am tickled pink (and green) by the creation of the Fashion Commision.  It is always glorious to see hard work performed in 4 inch stilettos pay off in the end.


Hearty CONGRATULATIONS to all of the new DC Fashion Commissioners listed below.


There is a lot to do and not a moment to waste.


Fashion to the Rescue,

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Photos taken by Krisopher Johnson (L to R: 1. Simone Butterfly; 2. Mariessa Terrell, my BFF; and 3. Christine Cropper, Mayor Vincent Gray & Mariessa Terrell)
Katherine R. Limon (1 year term)
Mariessa Terrell (4 year term)
Patricia Elam (4 year term)
Alida Sanchez (3 year term)
Brian Evans (3 year term)
Janice Rankins (2 year term)
Michelle Shableski (2 year term)
Christine Brooks Cropper (Chair, 4 year term)
Victoria “Torri” Blunt (Destination DC)
Rosalynn Hughey (Office of Planning)
Cristina Amoruso (Department of Small and Local Business Development)
Latoyia Hampton (Deputy Mayor for Planning and Econ. Development)
Erik Moses (Events DC)
Susan Clampitt (Commission on Arts and Humanities)
Jose Alvarez (Office of Deputy Mayor for Eduation)


Picture (L to R): Council Chair Kwame Brown; Council Member Jack Evans, Mayor Vincent Gray (at the time of the picture he was Council Chair); Council Member Carol Schwartz and Council Member Marion Barry.

The Fashion Bill was sponsored by Council Member Marion Barry, Council Chair Kwame Brown, Council Member Harry Thomas, Jr and Council Member Tommy Wells.  Other supporters of the Bill include, Council Member Yvette Alexander, Council Member Jack Evans, Mayor Vincent Gray and Council Member Carol Schwartz.



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