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Ashley Boalch with "Geek 2 Chic" producer Mark Drapeau of Microsoft

The former beauty queen attends Geek 2 Chic 2012 that benefits NFTE, which was her platform as Miss DC 2011.

The ‘geeks’ sashayed down the Bloomingdale’s runway for Microsoft’s third annual “Geek 2 Chic” fashion show on Wednesday evening (by geeks, we really mean hot male techies who have traveled the world and pioneered some of the most influential technology companies in the industry). 100% of the proceeds from the event, as well at 10% of any men’s fashion items purchased that evening, went toward the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

Geek 2 Chic 2012 Photos by: Ashley Boalch

Geek 2 Chic 2012 Photos by: Ashley Boalch

The Fall trends were making bold statements on
the runway – vibrant cobalt blue and burnt orange were staples in almost every ensemble. The only color missing from the Fall color palette was plum, but there were selections on the showroom floor that showed some of the creative color combinations for this versatile tone. The event was a huge success, thanks to organizer Mark Drapeau from the Microsoft Office of Civic Innovation, and NBC4’s Angie Goff as a stylish and effervescent emcee.

Geek 2 Chic 2012 Photos by: Ashley Boalch

Geek 2 Chic 2012 Photos by: Ashley Boalch

2012 Geek 2 Chic: DC models!

Adam Conner, Facebook
Adam Jaffe, Mercury Continuity
Adam Sharp, Twitter
Adam Zuckerman, Foster.ly
Alex Priest, Uber
Arash Shirazi, The Bullitt Agency
Ashish Jaiman, Microsoft
Ben Magarik, Opower
Bennett Richardson, hin.ge
Blaze Sanders, Solar System Express
Brandon Andrews, U.S. Senate
Brandt Squires, Swipely
Chris Roche, Startup America
Eric Schulze, thirst.
Jim Rogers, Neustar
Jimmy Gardner, Innovative Solutions Consortium (ISC)
Jonathon Perrelli, Fortify.vc
Lee Brenner, HyperVocal
Lou Aronson, Votifi
Micha Weinblatt, Betterific
Michael Clements, ArtJamz
Navroop Mitter, Gryphn
Neeraj Jaiman, Beamsmart
Sean McElrath, Hallway
Sergio Rodriguera, U.S. House of Representatives
Stephen Bates, EMC

Geek 2 Chic 2012 Photos by: Ashley Boalch

Geek 2 Chic 2012 Photos by: Ashley Boalch

About Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Founded in 1987 by Steve Mariotti, NFTE aims to give youth in low-income areas the motivation to complete their education by learning the principles of entrepreneurship. NFTE’s DC office aims to thwart the 49% drop out rate in DC public schools by teaching young people how to jumpstart their own careers.

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