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Morgan Jordan is the Assistant to Andrea Rodgers. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of American University's literary magazine, AmLit. She also runs her own style blog at Stylocrat. Previously, she has worked under Stacy London at Style for Hire, written for College Fashionista, and interned for T.H.E Artist Agency. Originally from Memphis, Morgan has lived in DC for the past three years, completing her undergraduate degree in Public Communication from American University. She explores her additional interests with minors in Art History and Graphic Design. Whether it be food, music or fashion, Morgan loves to find the art in the everyday.

Recap: Green Cup Eco Fashion Show & Gala

From left: Miss DC 2011 Ashley Boalch, Jana Sedlakova, Co-Chair Robert Do, Miss Maryland 2011 Allyn Rose, and Miss DC 2010 Jen Corey (Photo Credit: Morgan Jordan)

On Thursday, September 15, the Green Cup Eco Fashion Show & Gala in Georgetown was packed full of polo players, diplomats, eco-supporters and other elegant Washingtonians. The black-tie event was organized in celebration of the Green Cup Polo tournament held on Saturday at the Capitol Polo Club. The event’s coordinator, Lorraine Lamont, said the idea of the weekend’s festivities was “to raise awareness for eco-friendly causes while also enjoying yourself.”

Thrown at the exclusive L2 Lounge, the Gala featured organic wine selections and sustainable hors d’oeuvres as women waltzed around in floor-length gowns and men in tuxes with riding boots. The lounge was tastefully decorated with polo memorabilia including haystacks, polo sticks, riding helmets and boots, and saddles. Another smart touch was the projections of famous polo matches all over the walls. In attendance were the polo players themselves and other prominent guests like US Ambassador to Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne.

Some of the Green Cup's polo players, including Co-Chair Roger Do and Marcos Bignoli, one of Argentina's top polo professionals (Photo Credit: Morgan Jordan)

At the end of the night was a fashion show featuring designs by Oliver Tolentino, an eco-friendly fashion designer originally from the Philippines. Known for his bright textured gowns, he has dressed celebrities like Kimora Lee Simmons and Sophia Bush. Called the Philippines’ own Valentino, Tolentino creates completely sustainable clothing made from pineapple, hemp and lotus flower fabrics. The models were not your typical gorgeous women – they included Miss DC 2011 Ashley Boalch, Miss Maryland 2011 Allyn Rose, and Miss DC 2010 Jen Corey.

For the first time, profits from the Gala and Cup went to the Natural Resources Defense Council, a non-profit environmental action group with 1.3 million members that ultimately aims to safeguard our planet. They have a staff of over 300 lawyers, scientists, and other specialists who run a number of environmental programs like the Air/Energy Program, the Water and Oceans Program, and the Health Program.

One of the lounge's signature drinks, the Elder Flower (Photo Credit: Morgan Jordan)

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