Instant It-Girl

Posted on July 27, 2011
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I do love a yellow gown on a red carpet. What better to convey It-Girl-status – or trumpet an “I’m back!” reemergence from romantic-heartbreak-fallout – than a canary-yellow frock on a crimson background?

To wit: Jessica Chastain in Zac Posen at Cannes, as featured in August Vogue, Reese Witherspoon in Nina Ricci at the 2007 Golden Globes, and Michelle Williams in Vera Wang at the 2006 Oscars.

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Hot-Hot-Hot! Weekend Wear

Posted on July 26, 2011
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{pic courtesy Vincent Gallegos}

My new favorite thing to wear when it’s unbearably hot? A vintage cotton bustier! I wore mine to our pop-up this weekend – which was fabulous, thank you to everyone who came out – and got a ton of compliments. I’m telling you, there is nothing more fun, fashionable and heat-proof than one of these retro pieces. Wear one with a high-waist pair of shorts or a skirt for more femme/pinup effect. I found mine on Etsy; there’s a similar one here, a less girlie version in leather here and a really cute gingham one here.

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Sunday Shopping with Butler + Claypool

Posted on July 21, 2011
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Butler + Claypool will set up shop at the ReadySetDC fashion mixer this Sunday. We’ll be selling awesome stuff. Get it’s while it’s hot (and damn, is it hot).

Details here.

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Pretty Peeps at Pretty People

Posted on July 20, 2011
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Before I left for the beach, we hosted two back-to-back private parties at Pretty People (Facebook here).

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Annie! With adorable little cupcakes (mmmm…carrot cake)

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Deviled eggs! Such a people-pleaser at a summer party.

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Carla from The President Wears Prada shows off cute accessories (love the red plastic bow belt).

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Ludwika from Quetzal Jewelry checks out the goods.

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Vintage Chanel…

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Everyone was drooling over this vintage Chloe dress.

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Aureta brought her sister Julie….

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…and wore some serious shoes.

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You’re never too young or too old to play dress-up!

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