Hollywood on the Potomac

Black ties, chucks, and a non-surprise surprise

March 23, 2011

You may not know who Paul Cohn is, but If you’ve ever lit up a cigar at Old Glory, gotten picked up at J. Paul’s, dished at Paolo’s or had hummus at Neyla, then send him a thank-you note.

Restaurateur and Georgetowner Paul Cohn didn’t make the real cover of Washingtonian this month, but his good friend, journalist Harry Jaffe, made sure he was covered for his 70th birthday, which was celebrated with a Black Tie and Chucks Rock ‘n' Roll party at the Washington Convention Center.

The event was billed as a surprise party for Cohn...

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Kate Betts: First Lady has confident style

February 14, 2011

'In many ways, she's similar to Jacqueline Kennedy,' said author Kate Betts, in Washington to promote her new book on First Lady Michelle Obama's style. 'They both came to the White House as young mothers and both have a fashion fluency.'

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Designer Kavenchy on top looks for spring

January 31, 2011

Niteside caught up with stylist Sam Kavenchy during his dress rehearsal for his annual spring look runway show. The question he might not have seen coming: What do you think about teen pop star Justin Bieber's 'do?

Justin Bieber's new haircut was featured in news coverage of the Golden Globe Awards (Photo by: The Globe & Mail) Justin Bieber's new haircut was featured in news coverage of the Golden Globe Awards

We're glad to hear that Arlington-based Kavenchy approves of Bieber's hair, because according to Life & Style, the Bieb's 'do costs upwards of $750 per cut... every two weeks. 

Compare that to former Georgetown resident John Edwards' notorious $1,250 haircut, though, and it’s a bargain -- although in all fairness to Edwards, that $1,250 included airfare.

Former Sen. John Edwards became famous for his haircuts (Photo by: worldblogosphere.com) Former Sen. John Edwards became famous for his haircuts
Nightside asked him to give a rundown on the hottest hair trends for spring. “In terms of colors, I think highlights are out.  Solid rich color, sticking to one hue is in, with an emphasis on red or sun-kissed tones. As far as cuts, short hair is in. Short hair has more texture. Women want to show off the detail that has gone into preparing their hairstyle. With long hair, no one can really differentiate between a quality and luxury cut. It all looks the same. The ponytail is not a style, it's a sign of laziness and bland personality.”

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