Knock Out Abuse A Night For Fashion

Description of Pictures in order of appearance: All that Glitters is Gold Caroline Horrigan, a committee member for the Knock Out Abuse event Thursday night, was gorgeous in gold. Her strapless Aidan Maddox dress was the perfect cocktail party dress. Holidays, here we come. One of a Kind The ultra-stylish Sisy Lates looked stunning in her silver Halston dress with crystal neckline at the Ritz on Thursday night. The peep-toe Christian Louboutin shoes and sparkle drop earrings added to the elegance. This is style at its best. Green Goddess Denyse Aaron had the ladylike look down to perfection in her green jeweled-tone Dolce & Gabbana dress. Top that with her super cool Vera Wang strappy heels and you have sheer sophistication. Mad Man, here she comes Timeless Beauty There are super models and then there are legends -- Lauren Hutton is both. She was a standout Thursday night at the Knock Out Abuse dinner in her vintage Georgio Armani navy pinstripe suit and 1930s Joseph of Hollywood statement pin. Now, if the only rest of us could take beauty lessons from her. Rock & Roll Sharon Bradley knows how to spice up the, sometimes, dull little black dress. She rocked her edgy Herv’e Leger cut- out black dress and sexy black Prada heels. No color needed here. Mix and Match Sometimes dresses can miss as a fashion statement. This dress is one of these times -- a shirt with a skirt, turned into a dress whose patterns do not match. If in doubt, please stay simple -- it is always best. Into the Wild I love animal prints, but a little goes a long way. This glitzy Zebra jacket/ dress over powers this woman. Maybe a much shorter jacket and a cute red bag would suit her better. [gallery ids="99559,104630,104614,104626,104622,104619" nav="thumbs"]


Dress: "Wallis" silk tulle drop waist ball gown designed by Modern Trousseau. "Wallis" sash with beaded embroidery. Available at Hitched Bridal Couture in Georgetown. Pendant: Enhancer featuring diamond brilliant round set in 5 hearts at Adeler Jewelers in Great Falls 18 KTY white gold and diamond over 12.0 carats of brilliant diamonds set in an open lattice work design. Ring: 14KTY two tone, featuring Blue Spinel bezel mounted diamond set in half moon filligree details of Adeler Jewelers in Great Falls Floral Design - Ultra Violet Flowers in Georgetown [gallery ids="99166,103015,102994,103011,103007,102999,103003" nav="thumbs"]

The Original Rules of Tennis

It's tennis season, and you need to know what it takes to look fashion-savvy in Washington or Wimbledon. Let us give you some ideas for looking great on and off the court. Game, set, match! Fashion Editor/Photographer: Yvonne Taylor www.yvonnetaylorphoto.com Creative Director/Makeup Artist: Lauretta J. McCoy www.laurettajmccoy.com Model: Juanita for CIMA Fashion www.cimafashion.com Hair: Milroy Harried [gallery ids="99181,103244,103260,103249,103257,103254" nav="thumbs"]

Splash: 2010 Swimsuits

No time for scrambling to the gym to carve off those extra inches. The heat is on! But don’t worry. Don’t break a sweat. I got your back. Whether you, like supermodel and Victoria’s Secret siren Naomi Campbell, choose to work out with gyrotonics or you’re into brisk power walks around the neighborhood like me, get ready to shed the clothes. Make a splash this season with color, style and whimsy. Sip your favorite poolside refreshment while showing off those sexy curves. From the nostalgia-inspired ruffle bikini by Jean Paul Gaultier to the divine daisy print, rainbow-colored vintage swim wear of the ’50s, these suits have been masterfully crafted to show off and create those flattering feminine lines. Skillfully positioned darts and bias cut patterns place the right attention in the right places — if you know what I mean. Skin in or skin out, wet or dry, you’ll turn heads and make the fabulous fashion list. Oh, and don’t forget your SPF 30. You’ll need it, because these swimsuits are sizzling and oh-so-cool. Credits: Fashion Editor, Photography: Yvonne Taylor Creative Director for Fashion, Stylist: Lauretta McCoy Makeup: Lauretta McCoy Hair: Milroy Harried Lighting: Michael Wilson Model: Gabby, for CIMA Talent [gallery ids="99139,102739,102765,102761,102744,102757,102753,102749" nav="thumbs"]

Going Places

Fall fashion is elegant, easy and just right for you girls on the go! From the runways to your closet, looking fabulous for fall is here. Yvonne Taylor: Fashion Editor and Photographer Lauretta McCoy: Creative Director for Fashion [gallery ids="99193,103331,103324,103328" nav="thumbs"]

It’s A Wonderful Life

Custom, consignment, vintage and fresh off the runways of Paris, London and Milan, right in your own backyard. Fashion to fit your Holiday budget and properly accessorize and brighten your special occasions with yuletide and cheer. Yvonne Taylor, Fashion Editor/Photographer Lauretta McCoy, Creative Director for Fashion/Makeup and Styling www.YvonneTaylorPhoto.com www.LaurettJMcCoy.com [gallery ids="99585,104920,104916,104912,104909" nav="thumbs"]