It's official, folks! On July 1st, the sisters of iram-inal took a trip up to Washington D.C. to set up in the trendy boutique and showroom in the ever-hip U-Street Corridor.
We were pleasantly surprised to find that the boutique is located in the center of an extraordinarily eclectic area, teeming with some of the best eateries, jazz clubs, and boutiques in all of D.C. To top it off, the area boasts a great variety and mix of nearby residents and customers who help to keep the area multiculturally fresh.
When we entered the boutique, we were pleased to find a large group of very talented designers, including Yosoy, Holland Cox , LC Beads, Thembe Fashions Biribelle, Poppi Shop, Xzuberance, and Lily Lily, among them. We arrived on the day DEKKA debuted designers on the second floor of the boutique, opening up the opportunity for D.C. to learn about even more fine, local talent.
Our setup on the first floor of the boutique.
While setting up, we learned that we were to participate in a fashion show on being thrown by DEKKA on the 3rd, as a "fashion introduction" to "Independents Month" in D.C. The show was to be held at Rumberos Restaurant in the trendy Columbia Heights area on the evening of the 3rd.
Rumberos was a fantastic establishment, serving a prix fixe menu for the event, where patrons attending would receive an drink, app, entree and dessert for $30. A superb live jazz band played as diners feasted on Latin American tapas and fare.
Photos of an empty Rumberos
There was not an empty seat in the house prior to the fashion show
The show begins....
Models wearing daytime looks by Xzuberance
Model wearing day and nighttime look available at the DEKKA showroom
Model wearing nigttime look from Yosoy
Model wearing dress from Lily Lily Shop collection
Model wearing nighttime look from Lily Lily Shop collection
Model wearing daytime look by Thembe Fashions, and necklace by iram-inal
Model wearing nighttime look by Thembe Fashions, and necklace and earrings by iram-inal