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TYSONS CORNER—Fans of DKNY PR Girl, the Twitter and Internet sensation, should make their way to Tysons this Saturday where DKNY Style Director Anthony Conti will be at Bloomingdale's to dish on the latest trends and give out fashion advice. [Refinery29]
BETHESDA—Starting tonight the annual Front Row event kicks off in which Bethesda Row becomes a fashion heaven. This year's special guest is Bravo's Andy Cohen who will be in town to promote his new book, Most Talkative, on Friday. Tonight there is a film screening of "God Save My Shoes" followed by a Q & A with producer Thierry Daher moderated by Washingtonian's Kate Bennett. [WaPo; Washingtonian]
VIRGINIA—Skechers has to pay about $45M to a combination of states and the FCC for claims that their shoes help tone your legs and butt and Virginia is going to receive $115,000 as part of the settlement. Who exactly is going to get the money, we wonder? [WTOP]
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS—La Petite Marmoset has a new showroom that is open by appointment only, but All Things Fashion got a look inside the new digs. [LPM; ATFDC]
PETWORTH—Opening report: a 'nearly new' designer clothing boutique is coming to Upshur Street called Fia's Fabulous Finds. [PoP]
GEORGETOWN—The newly expanded Tari opened last week which includes more space for their men's collection and a loft area where local designers can show (and sell!) their work. [Dish]