Washingtonian’s Style Setters Party

Posted on September 29, 2014
Filed Under Around Town, Events, Men, Only in Washington, Women | 49,628 Comments

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{Linda Daschle, as photographed for Washingtonian‘s 2014 Style Setters list}

On Thursday, Washingtonian magazine held its annual Style Setters party, a private fete to honor the 10 lucky locals selected for this year’s list of the city’s stylish. The party was at Pinea, the new restaurant at the W Hotel that replaces J&G Steakhouse, that will open to the public on October 1. I’m sure the new concept will have good food and a fresh, young vibe, but all I was able to digest other than outfits and a steady stream of fashionable friends was how seriously awesome the new bright blue walls are.

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The walls (which actually look jade green in this photo–also a great color) were a perfect backdrop for capturing fellow Style Setters alumna (before it was called Style Setters) Lesley Benn, who is back in town in all of her raven-haired, sculptural-outfit glory after spending the last few years in Chicago.

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{Buy one of Morgan’s pom-pom crowns and be the MVP at your next social gathering, for sure.}

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{Morgan Evans, from Guest of a Guest}

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{Shannon Cusello in her grandmother’s fox fur.}

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{DJ Neekola.}

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Here I am sharing a laugh with the fabulous Mel Burgos. I wore a favorite vintage brocade midi skirt with a cropped backless sweater, leopard pumps, and some awesome big 80s earrings scored on my latest thrifting trip.

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Margiela comes to Washington

Posted on September 24, 2014
Filed Under Around Town, Only in Washington, Shopping Events & News | 3,670 Comments

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Yes, that Margiela, in this Washington. Writer Robin Givhan does justice to the news in this recent Washington Post piece, so I won’t attempt to best her storytelling.

The gist? There is a pop-up Margiela store now open at Georgetown’s Relish, fully staged by the Maison team, in tandem with store owner Nancy Pearlstein. It will be open for a year, and for about another week, you can check out an exhibition dedicated to the house’s iconic “Tabi” shoe.

I stopped by the pre-public preview last Thursday to scope out the space and stylish attendees.

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{cabinet of curiosities in the Margiela pop-up at Relish}

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If you have never been to Relish before, and you love fashion (Dries, Marni, Sacai), you should definitely GO!

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Katy Perry hits D.C.

Posted on June 25, 2014
Filed Under Around Town, Only in Washington | 3,272 Comments

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Katy Perry is in D.C. RIGHT NOW, taking adorable photos like the one above posted on her Facebook page. She’s in town for shows at Verizon Center and while here will no doubt visit her portrait by artist Will Cotton, newly on view at the National Portrait Gallery (click over to RackedDC for a peek).

Love her look? Visit any number of area vintage stores like Treasury (14th Street), Via Gypset (Woodley Park) or search Etsy for vintage brocade shift dresses. I’m digging this top-and-bottom set and this paisley print number. Replicate her white platform sandals with some chunky sandals from local shop ANTHOM.

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Click This

Posted on June 4, 2014
Filed Under Around Town, Events, Shopping Events & News | 2,655 Comments

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{Portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post in Cartier; image courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens}

News, inspiration and fashionable things to know–from the Beltway and beyond.

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens has a glamorous new Cartier exhibition that opens this weekend.

…In related news, The National Museum of Women in the Arts also has an exhibition opening this weekend, of pioneering female artists working in film called Total Art: Contemporary Video. I went to the preview the other day and one of the films features actor Peter Dinklage as you’ve never seen him before–as one of the figures in Diego Velazquez’s Las Meninas, come to life. Not to be missed!

It’s fun when there are 15 different food trucks to chose from on your lunch break. How about the same idea but with fashion? On Saturday, hit up The Fashion Yards for a one-stop shop with the area’s fashion trucks, plus other food, clothing, and accessories vendors. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; info via Facebook here.

That night, check out the Geek Chic Fashion Show put on by Pollysue’s Vintage and Fantom Comics. It’s at St. Stephen & The Incarnation Church and admission is just $5. Info via Facebook here.

How FLOTUS builds her wardrobe (specifically, how it’s financed), via AP.

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