20th Street, at La Tomate

Posted on August 31, 2007
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Jonathan Ten Hoopen is the sharply dressed VP & General Manager of La Tomate and Mourayo. He’s wearing a Banana Republic jacket and seersucker pants here with a Paul Smith pocket square, but gets all of his suits from Eduardo DePandi (father of Giuliana) at Bruno Cipriani at White Flint.

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Damn You Target.

Posted on August 30, 2007
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Damn you Target.

Your capsule collections and oddly adorable & well-priced footwear get me every time. Yesterday I stopped into a Target to grab shaving gel and of course decided to swing by the clothes & shoes just to check it out and got completely sucked in. Almost $100 later, I departed the store with my shaving gel….and two pairs of shoes and a sweater. Gahhh! The pictures below do not AT ALL do the cuteness of both pairs justice. The black patent pumps look kinda square-toed in the picture, and they are not at all, and the tortoise-shell flats look really flattering and kicky in person. Love!

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I debated for a while about the sweater. I love the way it fits, the color, the buttons, but now I’m a little scared that I won’t wear it unless I have just the right shirt and bottoms to wear with it. Product posters at the store were showing the pink-and-red version with this tie-front blouse (though NOT tied like that.) which was really cute. It sort of reminds me of the styling J.Crew is doing for their fall lookbook. Anyway, I’m trying to decide if I should keep it. What do you guys think I should wear it with??!

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Are You What You Wear??, Q Street

Posted on August 30, 2007
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I stopped Aditi in Dupont Circle yesterday. She just looked so colorful and languid walking down the street.

She explained that she wears both traditional Indian clothing and Western clothes to work. That idea of her transitioning between two very different styles (worlds, really) strikes me as I look at this shot. It’s interesting especially in light of all the talk the other day about what clothes say about a person, or what their look implies. How do we view her in her salwar (pants), kamwz (blouse) and dupatta (scarf) versus how we’d view her in regular DC workwear? Does she feel that Western clothes are just as much “her” as her Indian clothing?

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On 14th Street

Posted on August 29, 2007
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In case you’re wondering where she got these awesome shoes—-Jamaica (of course…).

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