The Front Row Recap + Photos

Last Friday I donned a floral dress and my (comfortable) J.Crew Mari sandals in shocking pink before descending downtown (and by downtown, I mean downtown Bethesda) for the annual Front Row Bethesda with this year’s celebrity guest, Jessica Alba.

I checked out of work early so I could get in line for Alba’s book signing (I immediately jumped to the chapter on honest beauty while waiting). My interaction with Alba was short, but sweet. Only short because I forgot what I wanted to say and all I could get out was, “I love your hair!” Which I really did. Her high ponytail almost made me wish I had long hair again. Almost.

Following the signing, I noshed on sliders and Georgetown Cupcakes while sipping on specialty cocktails at Redwood before the fashion show. I had the chance to meet Georgetown Cupcake founders, Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis (who are Greek, by the way… so obvs I had to introduce myself) and chatted with them the upcoming Greek Festival and how I should buy a Hermes bag (although, it was a very genuine recommendation, I don’t think I’ll be able to afford a bag like that in my lifetime).

Check out The Front Row recap in photos below!

The Front Row Bethesda

Actress, entrepreneur and author of The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True To You, Jessica Alba with her mom, Nikki Alba.

The Front Row Bethesda
Georgetown Cupcake founders and sisters Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis, Drybar founder Alli Webb and Bluemercury CEO Marla Malcolm Beck.

Liz Fassbender
My blog bestie and fashion week partner in crime, Liz of So Much to Smile About, a few seats down from me. Cheers!

The Front Row fashion show featured local retailers including my favorites, Ginger, Luna and Francesca’s Collection. I fell in love with this green lace Joie dress that was in the show.

Photo by Paul Morigi
Photo by Paul Morigi

My beauty idols: Bluemercury CEO Marla Malcolm Beck, Drybar founder Alli Webb and Jessica Alba.


The Front Row Bethesda

New beauty besties watching the runway show!