Evening of Art and Fashion

After spending the day hanging artwork on mirrored panels and creating make shift lighting systems with duct tape and speaker stands, I managed to not have any butterflies left for the opening of Modus Union. By 7 p.m. the crowd arrived filling the cocktail hour and corridor. It was a social affair mixed with art appreciation.

None of the artists had work fly off the walls, but prospective connections were made. I did meet an art agent and Maple Syrup (my dog) may have landed a gig as a fashion dog. My favorite moment of the night was watching a gentlemen read my entire artist statement on an art card and then carefully tuck it into his coat pocket for safe keeping.

Lela Rose’s show was amazing. Her attention to shape and detail was noted.


The challenge for me with this project was keeping with my fine art aesthetic, which is abstract and contemplative. Instead of nature, a stable muse in my life, my inspiration began with the color and line used in Lela Rose’s 2010 spring collection. Sketching and studying such tactile pieces lead me to contemplate structure and then measurements. As the work progressed, I kept coming back to the definition of measurement for me. I’m calling this series “Measurements of Me.”

Modus Union

an exclusive and unique evening of fashion and art featuring a runway show by Lela Rose
January 14, 2010, 7-10pm
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC Online tickets available now!

General Admission ticket $100
Cocktail reception and open seating for runway show

VIP tickets $250
Preferred VIP seating, Cocktail reception, VIP afterparty, Exclusive limited edition gift bag

MODUS UNION 2010 will feature:
* A dynamic and unique cocktail hour will feature an art installation for auction by 7 of DC’s notable artists, as well as a live art showcase.

*Well known fashion designer, LELA ROSE will showcase her Spring 2010 Collection in an exclusive NY style runway show!

*Celebrity hairstylist, Ted Gibson and his team will be the hairstyling team backstage providing the beautiful looks inspired by Lela’s Spring collection.

*Dior Cosmetics National Makeup artist, Jelena Marjanovic and her team will be backstage complimenting the looks inspired by Lela’s Spring Collection.

Sponsored by:
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
Lela Rose
Ted Gibson Salon
The Aba Agency
Dior Cosmetics

Featured Artists:
Lolly Amons
Roxanne Christie
Maggie O’Neill
Don Patron
Rodger Schultz
Matt Sesow
Karen Suderman

Host Committee:
Lynda Erkiletian
Sue Falk
Juleanna Glover
Cindy Jones
Deborah Kalkstein
Katherine Kennedy
Anjanette Murphy
Catherine Ommanney
Beth Singer
Nicole Siobal

Labels for Love is a 501 (c)(3) charity that stages fashionable events to raise funds for and bring awareness to women’s and children’s charities.

Each year, we choose one children’s and one women’s charity toward which we focus our efforts. Join us in our fight to change the lives of women and children in the Washington, DC region, one charity at a time.