Meanwhile, back at the Capitol Pool Checkers Club…

Posted on September 26, 2011
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There’s an amazing, relatively new art-decoish painted mural on the building that houses the Capitol Pool Checkers Club in Shaw. I’m not sure who painted it, but it was done this summer and is signed RTC.

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It reminds me of black-and-white minimalism that always looks wonderful. Here, some similarly inspiring visuals seen streetside, snapped by Style.com’s Tommy Ton:

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{For a great look at the Checkers Club, check out DeNeen Brown’s Washington Post article from last year.}

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Fall Fashion Itinerary: Tonight + Monday

Posted on September 24, 2011
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First up: tonight, local designer Dana Ayanna Greaves hosts a fashion party at the Shaw Library (styling by fellow rag+bone DIY Ambassador Brooke Kao). Right now I’m crushing on her magazine tote and this necklace.

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Monday night is the District Sample Sale, and if you haven’t ever been, you’re missing out. There are scores to be scord, so don’t sleep on snagging a ticket. What I bought last time: Loeffler Randall wool/silk dress shorts from Hysteria and a Trina Turk raw silk pencil skirt from Sherman Pickey.

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Fall mood board

Posted on September 16, 2011
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The magnetic boards above my desk at home hold random detritus that I think is beautiful or inspiring or funny, and changes constantly. It’s changed since I snapped this the other day! I think I’ll continue to share pictures of this space as it changes.

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rag + bone DIY project

Posted on September 14, 2011
Filed Under Only in Washington | 45,503 Comments

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I’m honored to be part of rag + bone’s DIY Project and to reveal the images I shot for the campaign! A handful of Washingtonians were tapped to pick clothes from the Fall/Winter 2011 collection and photograph themselves in ways that represented them. I took my photos in my neighborhood, along 14th Street and against a fantastic art-covered alley wall behind the galleries Irvine Contemporary and transformer. rag + bone Designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright were in town last night, fresh off their Spring 2012 presentation in NY, to celebrate the new store in Georgetown (our friends over at Revamp have some fab photos from the party). rag + bone’s expansion to our city is significant – it’s the line’s first store outside of NY.

I urge you to check out the store to see all of the photos, and to try on a pair of their jeans, which are the absolute-perfect fit (let’s just say that this ambassador thing is working out for them…). And special thanks to Lori at Redeem for loaning the gorgeous Maslo necklace I wore in the shoot. New-obsession-alert for this Virginia-based label!

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