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Susanna Quinn, Norah O'Donnell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Susanna Quinn, Norah O’Donnell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Over the weekend, Debbie Dingell and Susanna Quinn hosted a 40th birthday lunch for CBS This Morning co-anchor, Norah O’Donnell. Thirty of Washington’s most influential women came together to celebrate in Cafe Milano’s newly remodeled private, upstairs, wine room. Heart-felt toasts abounded from Susanna, Debbie and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. Susanna’s daughter, Jocelyn, produced a five minute slideshow of photos from Norah’s childhood, wedding, family and work. Norah was presented with probably the largest birthday card I’ve ever seen – a specially-designed poster board featuring images from the slide show and signed by all those in attendance. The ladies left with party favors that included coffee soap from Natura Culina and mini porcelain “LOVE” trays, by Abrielle – hand-painted with the logo to represent how much Norah’s loved.

The guests included: Andrea Mitchell, Ann Compton, Elizabeth Thorp, Eun Yang, Grace Bender, Jamie Dorros, Jennifer Isham, Jennifer Tapper, Jocelyn Luddy, Mary Haft, Norah O’Donnell, Lois Romano, Robin Sproul, Heather Musser, Margaret Carlson, Gloria Borger, Mary O’Donnell, Stacy Kerr, and Valerie Jarrett!

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

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Party favors by Natura Culina and Abrielle. Photo by Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. CAfe Milano. February 15, 2014

Party favors by Natura Culina and Abrielle. Photo by Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Jamie Dorros, Elizabeth Thorp, Norah O'Donnell, Eun Yang, Stacy Kerr, Jennifer Tapper. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Jamie Dorros, Elizabeth Thorp, Norah O’Donnell, Eun Yang, Stacy Kerr, Jennifer Tapper. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Gloria Borger, Robin Sproul, Senator Amy Klobuchar. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Gloria Borger, Robin Sproul, Senator Amy Klobuchar. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Mary Haft, Lois Romano. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Mary Haft, Lois Romano. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Susanna Quinn, Jocelyn Quinn, Debbie Dingell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Susanna Quinn, Jocelyn Quinn, Debbie Dingell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Grace Bender, Norah O'Donnell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Grace Bender, Norah O’Donnell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Norah O'Donnell, Valerie Jarrett. Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Norah O’Donnell, Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Debbie Dingell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Debbie Dingell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Susanna Quinn. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Susanna Quinn. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photos from the after-party are available at www.washingtonlife.com.

SeptVogue

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Last night’s E Street Cinema screening of the new behind-the-scenes documentary about Vogue magazine, “The September Issue,” and the after-party at the W Hotel were the places to be for anyone in DC with an interest in fashion. I’m grateful to my friend Jayne Sandman for squeezing me in at the last minute (I’d only heard about the screening and after party a few days before). There was just enough time to catch up with Gwen Holliday, Johnny Wright, Ashley Taylor, Lindsay Craig, Carol Joynt, and Hilary Rosen before the movie started and I was lucky enough to snag an open seat next to Tracy Bernstein. Centering around Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and the production of the highly anticipated and coveted September issue of American Vogue, the film offers a – fly on the wall – glimpse into the world of high fashion: its editors, photographers, models, and designers. While Wintour comes across as an icy perfectionist, an unlikely heroine emerges from the film in the form of Creative Director Grace Coddington, below left, who started working at Vogue the same day as Wintour 20 years ago.

annawintour_wideweb__470x231,0Hailed as the greatest fashion stylist alive, Coddington’s prodigious gifts are apparent up on the screen. “September Issue” director Cutler has said, “Every billboard, fashion magazine spread, every advertisement we see today has been influenced by Grace Coddington.” Her 1st book – Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue – should be on every model/designer/photographer’s short list – even though Amazon is selling the hardcover for $400. The dramatic action of the film comes from the tension between the two powerhouses. Throughout the film, Wintour and Coddington are at odds over editorial content and we watch as the two women tacitly battle for control over what stays and what goes in the magazine.

As the September issue gets closer to being finalized, more of Coddington’s editorials get axed. The climax of the film, so to speak, is watching the fallout from a near disastrous cover photo spread of the actress Sienna Miller by Mario Testino, which then gets trumped by the reinstatement of Coddington’s once canned photo spreads. The film is worth seeing just to watch the photographers – Patrick Demarchelier, David Sims, and Testino – work their magic. After the screening most of the audience made their way over to the W Hotel to join a hundred, or so, others for a party hosted by GILT Groupe founders Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Alexis Maybank.

The fashion conscious crowd included Sharon Dougherty, Anais deViel Castel, Carolina Furukrona, Amy Baier, Jamie Dorros, Darcy Jones, Nat Fogg, Susanna Quinn, Sassy “Sassanova” Jacobs, Katie Rost, Ellen Chube, Pamela Sorensen, Ebs Burnough, Elizabeth Thorp, Mona Sutphen, Tina D’Souza and David Sutphen, Will Thomas and Andrew Noyes, Mary Barth, Joelle Myers, Dondi Dahlgard, Alicia deForest, Holidae Hayes, Omar Popal, Paul Wharton, Lindsay Czarniak, Matt Landsberg, Shelly Galli, Amanda Polk, and Nicki Kalokerinos. Author on the verge of stardom, Walker Lamond, was there promoting his October release: “Rules for My Unborn Son.” A nice departing gift was created by an on-site photographer – a photo keepsake superimposed with the Vogue logo so that each person went home with his or her face on the “cover” of Vogue magazine. A really nice touch!

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Susanna and Jack Quinn © Tony Powell

Susanna and Jack Quinn © Tony Powell

The recently completed backyard pool of Jack and Susanna Quinn provided the perfect backdrop for one of the more memorable parties of the summer. Mai Abdo, Gwen Holliday, Page Evans, Jocelyn Greenan, Kristin Solheim, Darcy Jones, Amy Baier, Kristin Mowry, Jamie Dorros, Amy Argetsinger, and Betsy Fischer, were just some of the many that beat the heat last night by sipping made to order mojitos, whipped up on the spot. I finally got to meet my friend John Cecchi‘s girlfriend, Kristin Rae Irish, Sassanova owner Sassy Jacobs, Alison Kenworthy, Sarah Canova, and Elizabeth Lowery. Although I was there to photograph what was billed as a ladies party, a dozen or so men showed up, too, including Nathaniel Fogg, Manny Ortiz, Brett Baier, Dave Tafuri, Josh Tuerk, John Coon, and Michelle Obama‘s Deputy Social Secretary Ebs Burnough. I also met celebrity stylist Johnny Wright (who moved here on Valentine’s Day to be on-call for Michelle Obama) there and we hit it off right away. He made my year by agreeing to do the hair for my upcoming fashion shoot at Dumbarton Oaks. Well-known makeup artist Carl Ray, also said yes last night to working with me. My dream team is in place!! Carl attended with his partner, Rick Raines, who coordinates the George Salon at The Four Seasons. Somehow a small group of us (Ebs, Johhny, Susanna, Jack, Gwen, Kristin, Elizabeth Thorp, and Emily Miller) ended up in the Quinn kitchen – where everything seems to happen – long after most of the guests had gone. We could have stayed there all night so much was going on. But today is a new day and tonight there are two more parties….

Darcy Jones and Nathaniel Fogg © Tony Powell

Darcy Jones and Nathaniel Fogg © Tony Powell

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Jack Quinn, Amy Baier, Jamie Dorros, Brett Baier, Kristin Solheim © Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

Ebs Burnough © Tony Powell

Amy Argetsinger and Celebrity Stylist Johnny Wright © Tony Powell

Amy Argetsinger and Celebrity Stylist Johnny Wright © Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

John Coon and Mai Abdo © Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

© Tony Powell