Capitol File Magazine Publisher Sarah Schaffer and Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett.
With new designer store launches (exhibits A
) popping-up each month, men’s fashion has seemingly never been more en vogue in the District.
And the demurely lit rooms of Long View Gallery
overflowed with the real world results of such a sartorial trend, as over a hundred stylish men and, yes, women descended upon the city’s Shaw neighborhood, to celebrate the launch of Capitol File Magazine
’s October/November 2011 Men’s Issue.
While coverboy (coverman sounds too much like a superhero) Piers Morgan
wasn’t able to attend himself, D.C.’s dapper gentlemen more than made-up for his absence, with bespoke suits, colorful ties, and carefully tailored pants more the rule than the exception.
Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett
and Publisher Sarah Schaffer
deftly mixed with well known athletes, business executives, and media personalities (many regularly featured amdist the pages of Capitol File
), as guests carefully sipped tasting glasses brimming with Whistlepig
rye whiskey or relaxed with a chilled bottle of Heineken
Creative Director Bernardo Rojo
served as the evening’s guest of honor, even playfully smiling a bit when someone mentioned the perceived mystery
surrounding his brand’s namesake’s presence across town that same night.
Also spotted mingling about the crowd were members of the magazine’s coveted “watch list” – a list of 51 (usually different) people that appears in every issue and is the subject of much speculation.
The list for the 2011 October/November issue includes several local notables amidst a sea of more common household names (e.g., Will Ferrell
, Quincy Jones
), including Georgetown BID Marketing Director Nancy Miyahira
, JML Marketing Principal Jennifer Motruk Loy
, and NBC 4 morning news anchor Eun Yang
For one night at least, it was definitely a man’s world. But again, “it wouldn't [have been] nothing, without a woman or a girl…”