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Capitol File Magazine “The List”

Elaine was named to Capitol File Magazine’s Spring 2017 “The List”


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50 on Fire 2016 Finalist

Honored to be a finalist for 50 on Fire 2016 in the Marketing & Advertising category. 50 on Fire brings together D.C.’s best and brightest to recognize the disruptors, luminaries and visionaries that are pushing our city forward.


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DC Inno Series: Elaine Mensah

I like to to say I’m not a dream killer. No idea is too bad, the problem is execution. How can we make this work? Even if it already exists, what is unique to my client’s idea? Interview by news site DCInno as part of their “DC Innovators” series, in which they profiled the 75 most innovat...


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DC Modern Luxury Magazine

Elaine Mensah shares insights about the organization’s spring 2016 trend presentation with DC Modern Luxury Magazine. “FGIDC’s trend events are always among our most popular, but this season we were so excited to bring the immense talent of the local fashion photography scene into the fold...


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Great Day Washington

Elaine Mensah, shows Great Day Washington’s Meaghan Mooney some spring fashion trends from upcoming FGIDC spring trends & photo exhibit at the Warner Theatre.


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Great Day Washington

Great Day Washington: Entrepreneurship Through Fashion “Chris Leary and Markette Sheppard learn how to start a small business in fashion with Fashion Group International’s Elaine Mensah and Fashion Boss CEO, Brittany Rawlings.”


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Northern VA Magazine

Northern VA Magazine: Conversation With Local Pioneer Elaine Mensah “Elaine Mensah is causing quite a stir in our local fashion scene. To be more specific, she has been doing so since 2007, when she founded her own fashion firm, SVELTE, LLC. But today Mensah is at the forefront of the D....


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Great Day Washington

Great Day Washington: National Felt Hat Day & #TheFashionSource “September 15th is National Felt Hat Day. The super trendy felt hats have made a comeback and especially for the fall season. Elaine Mensah is creator of DC’s new fashion guide “The Fashion Source” and she joined Great D...


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Washingtonian

Washingtonian: #TheFashionSource “Longtime DC native Elaine Mensah has been on the fashion scene for years. Though she studied law and society for her undergrad degree from American University and has a masters in communications, culture, and technology from Georgetown, she transitioned a...


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WeDC Award 2015

Nomination Thrilled and honored to be nominated for the Washington, DC Economic Partnership’s inaugural WeDC Awards for Creative Economies for work on #TheFashionSource, The Politics of Fashion, All Things Fashion DC, and all strategic endeavors.

Washington Life Magazine YGL

Washington Life Magazine: The Young & the Guest List 2015 For the fifth straight year Elaine Mensah, makes Washington Life Magazine’s Young & the Guest List. YGL, as it is popularly known, is an annual listing of Washington D.C.’s most influential movers and shakers under 40. To s...


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Capitol File Magazine

Capitol File Magazine: The Dish on DC Fashion “James Cornwell sports a natty ensemble that includes a silver plated antique skeleton-key necklace by James Cornwell Styling and spiked boots. He stands out, but his attention is on Elaine Mensah, founder of the creative and strategic fashion...


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Washington Life Magazine YGL

Washington Life Magazine’s Young & The Guest List 2014 Elaine Mensah featured as one of DC’s most influential under 40 by Washington Life Magazine’s “Young & The Guest List.”

Fox 5 DC Morning News

Oscars Best and Worst Dressed on Fox 5 DC Morning News To talk all things Oscar fashion, including our picks for Best & Worst Dressed, SVELTE’s Elaine Mensah appears on Fox 5 Morning News with Shawn Yancy.


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Washington Life Magazine YGL

Washington Life Magazine’s Young & The Guest List 2013 Elaine Mensah featured as one of DC’s most influential under 40 by Washington Life Magazine’s “Young & The Guest List.”

Fox 5 DC Morning News

Talking Fashion Week on Fox 5 DC Morning News Our very own Founder Elaine Mensah appeared this morning on Fox 5 Morning News to discuss Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Runway2DC, and more.


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Fox 5 Morning News

Holiday Fashion Gift Guide on Fox 5 Morning News As Founder of All Things Fashion DC, Elaine Mensah explains ATFDC’s Inaugural Holiday Gift Guide and how to participate.


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Let’s Talk Live

Let’s Talk Live: The Fashion Impact Report Elaine Mensah of SVELTE, LLC and Merin Guthrie of Pleatherette discuss The Fashion Impact Report & Social Media Week DC.


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Washingtonian Style Setters 2011

Washingtonian Style Setters 2011 Elaine Mensah interviewed at the Washingtonian Style Setters 2011 party at Lost Society in DC.


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Washington Life Magazine YGL

Washington Life Magazine’s Young & The Guest List 2011 Elaine Mensah featured in the 2011 Young and the Guest List fashion spread. The Young & the Guest List is Washington Life’s guide to the capital region’s most influential under 40 resident. Click here to view photos http://ww...


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Capitol File Magazine

Capitol File Magazine: Talking Some Fashion BS “Fashion BS, an online fashion radio show based out of Washington D.C., discusses everything from trends to beauty without discounting public opinion. On October 2, Fashion BS celebrated its anniversary during All Access: Fashion at Tysons Ga...


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Washington City Paper

Washington City Paper: DC’s Unfashionable? Don’t Tell That to Elaine Mensah Elaine Mensah interview with the Washington City Paper regarding the state of fashion in Washington DC. “When most people think of fashion destinations, D.C. is not usually on their lists. Elaine Mensah, founder o...


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Washingtonian

“Think Washington and fashion can’t go together? At Saturday’s Fashion and Technology panel—part of last week’s Digital Capital Week—Fashion Fights Poverty vice president Elaine Mensah brought together a passionate and experienced group of local industry leaders to discuss how Washington’s...


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WaPo Fashion Washington

Fashion Washington’s Scene Stealers Elaine Mensah appears in the January 2009 Inauguration Issue (page 15) of Washington Post’s Fashion Washington Scene Stealers.


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