DC Fashion Week

With DC Fashion Week underway, we were lucky to chat with Christine Brooks-Cropper, President of the DC Fashion Foundation. Thanks to our friends at DC Fashion Week we’re bringing you the chance to win the ultimate fashion week giveaway!


Give us the Reader’s Digest version of what you do:  As the President of the DC Fashion Foundation I create programming and infrastructure for emerging designers and fashion entrepreneurs.

How did you get your career start?  At 15 I was first introduced to the industry through modeling. From there I owned my own fashion production company and went on to create the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce, and now here I am at the DC Fashion Foundation.

What does your typical day look like? Busy, busy, busy, but mainly mentoring emerging designers and reviewing business proposal for local small business.

What are your 3 DC go-to spots? Busboys and Poets, Ben’s Next Door and Everard’s Clothing in Georgetown. His clothes are by local designers and made in USA. Love love!

Where can we typically find you on your day off? No days off, but I do wish I could work from Jamaica, Puerto Rico, or the DR one day!

How do you plan your Fashion Week wardrobe? Is it all last minute, or do you prepare days in advance? I pretty much wear a uniform – can’t go wrong with a black dress!

What spring fashion trends are you most excited about this season? Really looking forward to the colors and fabrics we’ll see!

What’s the most common Uber trip you take? Just to and fro, it’s the easiest way around town.

What’s the best experience you’ve ever had with Uber? It’s the immediate pickups that never cease to amaze me!

What are your 3 go-to Fashion Week survival items? My phone, pins, and flats to switch into in between the heels


Do you want to catch a DC Fashion Week Event? Here’s your chance!

Tweet us your favorite fashion designer for a chance to win the Ultimate #DCFashionWeek Giveaway!

  • Two tickets to the Fashion Industry Networking Party
  • Two tickets to the International Couture Collections Show
  • Makeup Services and Photo Shoot with Phelan Marc

Sweepstakes Name: DC Fashion Week. Sweepstakes Period: Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 3pm Eastern Time until Thursday, February 19th, 2015. Winners Announced: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6pm. Age Requirements: 18 years or older. Method of Entry: Tweet your favorite designer. Users may enter not enter more than once. Prizes and Approximate Retail Values: Two tickets to the Fashion Industry Networking Party ($50 total); Two tickets to the International Couture Collections Show ($300 total); Makeup Services and Photo Shoot with Phelan Marc ($500) (must book before March 19th, 2015); Two Uber rides up to $50 each. How Winner is Selected: The winner will be randomly chosen following the end of the Sweepstakes Period. Contact: Winner will be contacted via email and DM on Twitter. Other Terms: For additional terms and conditions applicable to the DC Fashion Week sweepstakes, please see details here