Food + Fashion + Inspiration
Please join us for an inspirational cocktail party and wig-centric fashion show. Light bites provided by some of DC’s top chefs, including: Chef Victor Albisu of Taco Bamba and Del Campo; Chef Jeff Black of Black’s Restaurant Group, Chef Anne Alfano of Little Red Fox; Chef Kumar Iyer of Rangoli; Chef Tiffany MacIsaac of Buttercream Bakeshop; Chef John Manolatos of Cashion’s Eat Place; Chef Jesse Miller of Bar Pilar; Chef Andrew Markert of Beuchert’s Saloon; Chef Brad Walker of Boundary Road. Additional appearances and tastings by Artisan Confections; Ice Cream Jubilee; and Senzu Juicery. We are honored to present a very special fashion show sponsored by Bloomingdale’s and showcasing wigs by Lolly’s Locks’ partner, Shevy Wigs.
Sindy Rogers & Monique Buckles
Master of Ceremonies
ABC News Political Commentator; Contributing Senior News Analyst, National Public Radio
Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming. From 1996-2002, she and Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program This Week. Roberts also serves as Senior News Analyst for National Public Radio. In her more than 40 years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting.
In addition to her appearances on the airwaves, Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, writes a weekly column syndicated in newspapers around the country by United Media. The Roberts also are contributing editors to USA Weekend Magazine, and in 2011 they published Our Haggadah, Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families. Their earlier collaboration, From this Day Forward, an account of their more than 40 year marriage and other marriages in American history, immediately went onto The New York Times bestseller list. All of Cokie Roberts’s other books have also been best-sellers, including the number one bestseller, We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, an account of women’s roles and relationships throughout American history. Her other bestselling books — Founding Mothers, published in 2004 and Ladies of Liberty in 2008 — are histories of women in America’s founding era. In 2014, Cokie Robert’s published a children’s version of Founding Mothers. Based on the original book, this version introduces young readers to the brace, brilliant, and enterprising women whose influence on the founding of our country was as instrumental as that of the men whose names are inked in history.
Cokie Roberts holds more than 25 honorary degrees, serves on the boards of several nonprofit institutions and was on the President Bush’s Commission on Service and Civic Participation. In 2008, the Library of Congress named her a “Living Legend,” one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor. She is the mother of two and grandmother of six.
Honored Guest and Speaker
Cancer Survivor and Author of Bittersweet
A mother of 2 and small business owner, Michelle is a respected fixture in the Washington, DC charity circuit. She has been involved with Lolly’s Locks since the very beginning, and graciously agreed to chair the first two Lolly’s Locks events. In May 2013, Michelle was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. She started the blog Bittersweet as a way to share her journey and help others affected by cancer. Having worn a wig herself, she knows first-hand the importance of Lolly’s Locks’ mission.
Thank You to Our Participating Chefs and Restaurants