Helping To Put Things In Context: Something You Should Know About D.C.

Everyone knows Washington, D.C. for being the nation's capital where decisions are made that affect the country itself and impacts the world at large. But between the time that politicians and special interest groups like to use the city as the reason for all that ails America, it has a more intimate side. This is the side that one could think of as the "local" aspect of the city. I think if people understood what really exists within the boundaries of this diamond shaped (minus a complete side) metropolis, their perspectives may be altered considerably. As AWashingtonWoman will continue to focus on some of the wonderful women who make up the fabric of the DMV (a term used for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and includes: the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia), we will also strive to give you a little of the backstory, as objectively as we can. So it's been a year since this all began and without really trying, this blog has exceeded what our expectations were. So we are thinking that with a little love and a lot of integrity, we can share some real true insight which can be entertaining as well as informative. Who knows?.... Maybe it will even be ..... helpful.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kids from DCPS win "Teen Design" Award Sponsored By Target & Project Runway

On September 13, 2011 students from the D.C. Public School System participated in a "Teen Design Fair" which was created to introduce high school kids to design.

They got to meet one on one with leading designers in fashion, industrial design, architecture, multimedia & graphic design. Some of the visionaries included Mathew Carter, Jamie Drake, Tobias Frere-Jones, Kathryn Gustatson, Steven Heller and Jonathan Hoelfler. A keynote address was provided by Tim Gunn, chief executive officer @ Liz Claiborne Inc. and co-host of Lifteme's Project Runway (also DC area native)

There was also a White House ceremony for the winners and finalists of the the awards which was hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. The First Lady serves as the honorary patron for this year's National Design Awards.

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