Prêt-À-Poundo: Pop Up Beauty Lounge in DC

The first Pop Up Beauty Lounge, a blogger-focused networking event in Washington, DC Wednesday Nov. 28 2012 at La Petite Marmoset.

Red Sprinkle and Squareroot Group will partner up to produce the first Pop Up Beauty Lounge, a blogger-focused networking event in Washington, DC Wednesday Nov. 28 at La Petite Marmoset

The Pop Up Beauty Lounge will explore the dynamic between fashion and beauty by inviting several members of Washington, DC’s fashion communities to shop, mix and mingle. The guest list includes over 100 media, bloggers, fashion designers, MUAs, boutique owners and other invited guests, and proceeds from all purchases will benefit the Red Sprinkle Fashion Camp; which encourages entrepreneurship in creative careers amongst young women in the DC metropolitan area.

Fashion bloggers Nife O., of Skinny Hipster, and beauty blogger Naja Diamond, of From Combat Boots 2 Stilettos, will host the evening. In addition to a copy of this month’s Uptown magazine, guests will go home with product from each of the partnering sponsors: IMAN Cosmetics; African Pride hair care; Crux NY jewelry; Red Velvet Cupcakery; Kiehl’s skin care (Georgetown); and Phyto hair care. This event is free, go here for more information.

WHERE: La Petite Marmoset, 701 Lamont Street, NW

WHEN: Wednesday, November 28, 2012


News Brief
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Sudan Declares State of Emergency, As Military Dissolves Transitional Government

As the North African country edged closer to democracy, Sudan's military has seized power.

Sudan's military has seized power over the North African country, arresting multiple civilian leaders, including the current Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The power-sharing, unstable coalition, called the Sovereign Council, was created as a transitional government after the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, in an attempt to move towards a democratic Sudan.

The Sudanese public has been split in recent weeks as groups protested for a military-run state, while others pushed for a civilian lead, democratic nation. Last week, the Prime Minister vocalized his plans towards a full transition to civilian rule, and his plans to have that body in place by November 17, echoing the voices of thousands of Sudanese demonstrators who showed up in hoards to demand that the promise of Sudan's pro-democracy movement be honored. But on Monday the PM and multiple government ministers and officials were placed under arrest, resulting in Sudan's top general's declaring State of Emergency.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a televised statement, "To rectify the revolution's course, we have decided to declare a state of emergency nationwide… dissolve the transitional sovereign council, and dissolve the cabinet." His statement came as soldiers fired live rounds at anti-military protestors, outside of the army headquarters in the capital.

Internet services were cut across the country around dawn and the main roads and bridges into Khartoum shut, before soldiers stormed the headquarters of Sudan's state broadcaster in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, the ministry said. After months of rising tensions in the country, army and paramilitary troops have been deployed across the capital city, Khartoum, with the airports and internet access being shut down. As a result of the coup, hundreds of protestors have taken to the streets, demanding the return of a civilian ruled and the transitional government, the BBC reports.

Demonstrators have spread to a number of Sudanese cities including Atbara, Wad Madani, and Port Sudan, and more are expected to attend the call for action. "We will not leave the streets until the civilian government is back and the transition is back," protest attendee Sawsan Bashir told AFP. While demonstrator Haitham Mohamed says, "We are ready to give our lives for the democratic transition in Sudan."

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