I’m Still Here….& Haute Time in the City.

Posted on July 30, 2008
Filed Under Only in Washington, Shopping Events & News | 7,882 Comments

It’s been a while since I posted, eep! Sorry I’ve been gone you guys. While I was out I:

…donated no less than EIGHT bags of clothing to Martha’s Table

…entered every available contest on Lucky’s website. In this economy, who wouldn’t want a shopping spree in San Francisco or this floaty, feminine dress Zooey Deschanel wore on the July cover?! (*little known fact: my mom wanted to name me Zooey. My dad hated it.)

…saw one of my photos published in TIME magazine (a few months ago…it had John McCain on the cover) and just the other day, on Gourmet.com (hi Ruth)! The photo is a hunger-inducing shot of the burger at Westend Bistro by Eric Ripert – easily the best burger in town, if you ask me.

Let me make my absence up to you: here’s the dish on two local designer trunk shows/parties happening this week. Happy hour near U Street today – one is in just a few hours!

UPDATE: I had typed Policy’s trunk show as August 31 but it’s July 31 – *this* Thursday. I hear t-shirts are less than $20. So – affordable. yay!

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What: Rochelle Behrens Collection
Who: Rochelle Behrens, lobbyist by day, designer by night. She started her line after becoming frustrated by button-down shirts that didn't fit (mind the gap!).
When: Tonight, starting at 6
Where: The designer's Logan Circle apartment. More details here.
Buying: Credit cards accepted; garments are sizes 0-12. Sorry, I'm not sure what the word is on pricing, but I'll let you know if I hear before 6.

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What: DC mixed-media artist Billy Colbert launches Policy, a line of urban pop clothing for men and women.
Who: Presented by Philippa over at The Pink Line Project, and sponsored by PN Hoffman, Busboys & Poets and Utrecht Art Supplies.
When: Thursday, July 31 from 6-8
Where: Union Row - 2125 14th Street, NW

* yes, that is Sheldon.
**Can't seem to get much out of Policy's site (maybe it's my computer?), but see some additional images here & here.

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Sidewalk Style…Video!

Posted on July 23, 2008
Filed Under On The Street, Women | 996 Comments

Check out Christina, who was so lively and cute and who even does a little twirl at the end!
xo
Rachel

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Pretty Things Tonight @ Muleh.

Posted on July 23, 2008
Filed Under Shopping Events & News | 1,462 Comments

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Paula Mendoza is a local designer who makes some of the most stunningly sophisticated & gorgeous jewelry I've seen. The first time I came across it was on one of the guests at a women's luncheon to welcome Elizabeth Stratman, the new PR Director for Saks in Chevy Chase, and it (and she) was the talk of the lunch. Tonight, Paula will be on hand to show off the newest additions to her line, which she calls “statement pieces that can be worn with any outfit, that add a great romantic touch and a little bit of excitement to the DC woman’s wardrobe.”

Since it's at Muleh, you can assume two things: that it's not cheap, and that upon seeing it, you'll feel as it you've found the jewelry equivalent of the perfect lover.

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FW: We Have Another One

Posted on July 22, 2008
Filed Under Around Town, Only in Washington | 37,086 Comments

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Soon Washington will have another, yes another, fashion/social scene/party/lifestyle glossy. This time, the Washington Post franchise getting in the game. The Washington City Paper seems to have broken the news (with obligatory eye-rolling, of course) for FW (Fashion Washington). While the distribution model is a little disappointing, The Post isn't ripping off The Examiner exclusively at all; the paper seems to be considering all of the models its competition uses - select mailings and select retail drops (you can pick up DC Magazine at Muleh on 14th Street and Capitol File at Erwin Gomez in Georgetown).

More on all of this later because I'm running out, but what do you guys think? Does Washington need another glossy? Could The Post fill an important editorial gap? Is this just a way to get in on a new advertising stream? Do you think they'll get really conceptual and creative with it, like the New York Times' Style mags?

In any case, I can't wait to get my hands on it. Somehow.

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