Category: Event Highlight

The DC Agenda was given exclusive backdoor access to the Team DC Fashion Show at Town Danceboutique, take a look at the footage!

Please join Mary Amons, founder of Labels for Love for an exclusive and unique evening of fashion and art ”MODUS UNION 2010” to benefit the Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

January 14th
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Online tickets available now!

General Admission ticket $100
Cocktail reception and open seating for runway show

VIP tickets $250
Preferred VIP seating, Cocktail reception, VIP afterparty, Exclusive limited edition gift bag

MODUS UNION 2010 will feature:
* A dynamic and unique cocktail hour will feature an art installation for auction by 7 of DC’s notable artists, as well as a live art showcase.

*Well known fashion designer, LELA ROSE will showcase her Spring 2010 Collection in an exclusive NY style runway show!

*Celebrity hairstylist, Ted Gibson and his team will be the hairstyling team backstage providing the beautiful looks inspired by Lela’s Spring collection.

*Exclusive after party for VIP guests at The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel


Labels for Love, Inc. benefits 501(c)3 charitable organizations that protect women and children from the damaging effects of poverty, homelessness, political unrest, abuse, and the hardships associated with terminal illnesses. One children’s charity and one women’s charity is chosen to benefit from event proceeds, per calendar year. While the core of our efforts are geared toward solutions-focused organizations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, we also lend our support to national organizations who share in our passion and vision to make a difference.

Mary Amons

Mary Schmidt Amons founded Labels for Love, Inc. in 2006, to produce fashionable events to raise funds and awareness for the foundation’s chosen causes.

A mother of five, Mary has developed a heartfelt passion for making a difference in the lives of women and children, in need. She is motivated to influence her children to be charitable, continuing her family legacy of being philanthropic.

As a former handbag and accessories designer, Mary has a deep knowledge of the fashion industry, as well as experience in event planning and public relations.

The granddaughter of entertainer Arthur Godfrey, Mary has been inspired to continue his legacy of philanthropy for generations to come.

Mary served as the Executive Director of the Vincent T. Lombardi Foundation, Inc.,established to benefit the Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center at Georgetown University. The foundation was established by her father, Robert L. Schmidt, and has raised millions for cancer research, since its founding in 1971. Mary witnessed her father’s impact on the community with his influence and time, which has served also served as inspiration to make a charitable impact on the community.

Along with her team of dedicated volunteers, and support from her family, Mary is committed to using her creative talents to conceptualize and produce events that will collectively unite those within the fashion, design, corporate, political, celebrity, social and philanthropic communities, to raise funds and awareness for a variety of worthy causes that provide assistance and long-term solutions to those in need.

Per WCP City Desk Blog:

What happens when you get 140 characters from the D.C. area in a room together? Help us find out!

Our @wcp twitter account is about to hit 2,500 followers. To celebrate this little milestone, we’re organizing a D.C. tweetup next week on Thursday, Dec. 10th, 2009. Come out and hang with us and your fellow D.C. tweeps at The Big Hunt in Dupont Circle.

@TheSexist, @MikeRiggs, @wamitchell, @nikkididit, and a bunch of our staff will be there. The date coincides with one night of the “12 Bars of Christmas” promotion from our illustrious sales team, and that means $6 Clipper City Heavy Seas. The event starts at 6 p.m. at The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Spread the word! Let @wcp know if you can make it!

Special Double Bonus: We have free stuff to give away! The first 20 people to give @MikeRiggs a hug at the tweetup will be given 2 free passes to Landmark Theaters. Bonanza!

Lambda Rising Bookstore is pleased to announce a special appearance of Author and Porn Star, Aiden Shaw, Thursday December 3rd at 7:30pm.  Aiden will be here to answer questions, sign books, and take pictures with adoring fans.

Time: Thursday, December 3, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lambda Rising Bookstore

1625 Connecticut Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-462-6969
About the Book:

Sordid Truths chronicles Aiden Shaw’s asent from being just another broke and very horny college boy, who dabbled with the idea that he chould sell his young body for hard cash, to becoming the internationally renowned adult film idol.

After finishing just one year of his BA degree Shaw was twenty-one and easily lured away from study by the lusty mix of sex and money in London. Within a short time on the scene, he gained infamy and was something of a celebrity wihtin his field. Peddling his flesh took him to the steamy underbelly of the U.K.’s decadent capital city in the late 80’s. Here he rubbed shoulders and other body parts with wealthy, weird, and wonderful eccentrics, famous- and famously closteded-Euro trash personalities and the celebrated elite.

However, working as a prostitute turned minor league once gay porn sensation Chi Chi La Rue took polariods of Shaw naked and aroused and launched his career. His rise to stardom has been documented by the adult industry’s leading studios in more than fifty films that have won him numerous awards and even more notoriety as the complex and multi-talented character that he’s become known by many.

About the Author:

Aiden Shaw is the author of the bestselling memoir My Undoing: Love in the Thick of Sex, Drugs, Pornogrpahy, and Prostitution, which follows chronologically the events of Sordid TruthsShaw is also the author of three novels, BrutalWasted, and Boundaries, as well as a volume of poetry, If Language at the Same Time Shapes and Distorts Our Ideas and Emotions, How Do We Communicate Love?

These non-ticketed events are free and open to the public. Please contact Linsey Pecikonis at 202-462-6969 for any more information or links to the Author Page, advertisements, images, or Facebook Event information.  For more upcoming events, please visit Lambda Rising’s website.