Best in Show, at Fashion Fights Poverty

Posted on October 29, 2007
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I’ll be back throughout the day posting more images from Friday night’s Fashion Fights Poverty event.
First, one of my favorite outfit of the night, seen off the runway: Tara, in a structured red party dress with a subtle tulip skirt from Zara, a netted hair accessory from H&M (!), and perfect touches of red — a bold lip and that signature flash of the color on the soles of her Louboutin heels.

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Treats in Old Town This Weekend

Posted on October 26, 2007
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One of my new favorite boutiques just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away in Old Town is Treat (basically a sample sale, like all of the time). Owner Jen is just one of several boutiques offering more than just candy to please Halloween shoppers this weekend: at Treat you’ll get 10% off just-arrived, already-impressively-discounted handbags from labels like Anna Corinna and Goldenbleu. Over at Shoe Hive, you can nab shoes from Gigi Favela (which I really.want.) for 20% off, snuggle up to cashmere at Hysteria, and more more more.

Here’s the nifty little flier that, I suspect, might be a tad difficult to read. If you click here though, I think you’ll have better luck.

Trick, treat, go.

And while you’re over there, tuck into a bowl at Pho 75. I’ve been waiting for this kind of weather to fully appreciate the cheap, delish comfort food.

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Talking Dirty with Richard Kern

Posted on October 26, 2007
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I’m so glad that I made it out to Bourbon last night to see Richard Kern at the latest-and-greatest from The Modernist Society. What is that, you ask?! Perhaps the best summary is a quote from this Washington Post article, spoken by founder Jason Mojica:

“The Modernist Society is a celebration of multidisciplinary hedonistic individuals,” founder Jason Mojica explains by e-mail. “We mix business with pleasure. We combine brain-stimulating activities with brain-destroying ones. Our evening is for people who are, for all intents and purposes, extraordinary nerds who are just as comfortable quoting Jung as showing a little skin and dancing their ass off.”

And who is Richard Kern? Read here, and, courtesy of BrightestYoungThings.com, here and here my friends, and get all caught up. That’s right, artistic porn you can feel all good & intellectual about!! Needless to say, I was there with my friend Matt, not showing a lot of skin (it is cold) but certainly asking some racy questions (I’m proud to say that after I asked a certain one, Kern said, “Now here are the REAL questions!”) and catching up with Katerina from listopad, Svetlana & crew from BYT (below talking with Ian who you might recognize and who apparently cuts hair at Kibana in Silver Spring. Wavy hair. hmm.), writer/DJ/coolguy Ian Svenonius (doing his best Blue Steel with a DC fashionista who’s also here in the leather jacket), new friend Jenn Calloway (below in the hat and here) and hilarious girl-reporter Liz Glover who of course showed up in a fur over her beer wench/Heidi getup.

It was the kind of event that makes me really proud of how far DC has (actually) come.

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Seventies Vintage Score, Connecticut Avenue

Posted on October 26, 2007
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