What happens when you take some of the top IT “geeks” today and put them on the catwalk? Live magic, that’s what.
Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase and Microsoft teamed up to host Geek 2 Chic: DC, a one-of-a kind fashion show, featuring 20 notable technology leaders from around the globe as models, all to benefit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – a global non-profit that solely focuses on bringing entrepreneurship education to low-income youth.
With Angie Goff (News Channel 4) at the helm as emcee, these tech leaders not only modeled the latest in men’s fall fashion, they also gave us a glimpse into some of their (ahem) talents when they weren’t working. This included reciting the beginning of Caterbury Tales in Old English, lassoing, singing, dancing and doing the splits – just to name a few.
Guests were also treated to passed hors ‘d oeuvres, drinks and a chance to play with Microsoft’s Kinect, bringing out the “geekiness” in everyone. VIP guests were treated to reserved seating and gift bags. All proceeds from the ticket sales, along with 10% of the evening’s Bloomingdale’s purchases were donated to NFTE.
The evening could not have been possible without BrandLink DC, The Aba Agency, Microsoft c/o Mark Drapeau, NFTE, DC Modern Luxury Magazine and of course, Angie Goff.
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Shout Outs go to: Lindsay Becker (DC Magazine), Martha Pheeny (DC Magazine), Glenn Robinson (Blue Ridge Information Systems), Erica McCants (Junior League), Constance Christakos (Junior League), Kate Michael (K Street Kate), Alfredo Flores (Alfredo Flores Photography), Marlene Hall (Glitterazzi), Yulia Mikhalchuk (Dress Hopper), Daniel Swartz (Revamp), Jayne Sandborn (BrandLink DC), Aba Kwawu (The Aba Agency), Christa Floresca (Pink Jams), Lauri Tamney (Digital Media Mavens), Masha Tatianina, Vince Menzione (Microsoft and Geek 2 Chic model), Winston Lord (Venga and Geek 2 Chic model), Peter Corbett (iStrategy Labs), Tonya Klause (Microsoft), Kurt Colcun (Microsoft), Sig and Suzanne Behrens (Microsoft), Chris Niehaus (Microsoft), Kelly Collis (94.7FM), Brendan Kownacki (Hollywood on the Potomac), Heather Guay (Bloomingdales) and anyone else I may have forgotten.