The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark launched in Bethesda with whimsical cupcakes, fashion-savvy editors, writers, fans and shoppers at Ginger boutique Thursday night. The event, hosted by Ginger's Gretchen Hitchner and Susanna Quinn, Elizabeth Thorp, Katherine Kennedy and Alexe Nowakowski, featured hors d'oeuvres by Redwood and custom-designed cupcakes by Fancy Cakes by Leslie. The Overnight Socialite tells the story of a lowly design assistant who rises to become New York's "It" girl. Clark also wrote the bestselling Because She Can. Her work has also appeared in publications like The New York Times, Vanity Fair and New York magazine.
Bridie Clark and Gretchen Hitchner
FW's Betsy Lowther and writer Cathy Alter
Hostesses Alexe Nowakowski, Executive Director, CityDance at Strathmore; Elizabeth Thorpe, Bethesda's EDT Communications CEO; Bridie Clark; Susanna Quinn and Katherine Kennedy.
Delectable creations by Fancy Cakes by Leslie
Sarah Meyer Walsh of Haute Papier and Barbara D. Martin of Fingerprint DC
All photos by Mark Silva