Tres Chic!

Posted on November 29, 2007
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My new haircut is inspired by Katie and this model, but the overall aesthetic I’m going for is impish, French adorableness a la Audrey Tatou in Amelie, one of my all-time favorite movies (also inspired this). I’m not sure how well I’m currently pulling this off, but it looks like longtime DC clothier Harriet Kassman has the goods I need to nail the look with this Catherine Andre collection. A friend described it as very French, a bit hippie, kind of like couture Anthropologie. She also described it as SO EFFING CUTE and I have to agree! Apparently not knock-your-socks-off pricey either.

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Today: Bethesda Women Take Extra-Long Lunch Break, Return with Bags of “Holiday Gifts”

Posted on November 29, 2007
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I’ve been slacking a bit about passing along sales and such, so today you’re gonna get bombarded! The first is an opportunity to snag a gorgeous new party dress, bag, or whatever else tickles your fancy and support local business but it’s TODAY ONLY.

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Cap File Party with Mira (AND PAUL!!) Sorvino…and Aural Pleasure

Posted on November 28, 2007
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Last night J and I went to The Park for Capitol File’s party to celebrate their holiday issue and their cover girl Mira Sorvino. The Park is a pretty fantastic space — airy but not cold, and bars all over the place. Highlights included free beverages and their delish mini-burgers, showing off my new Verrieres & Sako dress and newly chopped ‘do (YES I DID IT AND I LOVE IT. better pic to come), ladies in pretty holidays dresses but especially Paul Sorvino singing “If I Loved You” to daughter Mira, who wore a simple black slip-style dress.

At around 9:15 we hopped back over to U Street to change and head over to the 9:30 Club to see the Cold War Kids, who were….just….mindblowingly good. Nathan Willett sounds like a cross between Jeff Buckley and Ryan Adams with a dash of Robert Plant. I am officially applying to be their band-aid.

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The view from upstairs (those Chihuly chandeliers are amazing and I want one). That’s Paul singing to Mira….

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Party ladies in Missoni and Derek Lam (from Decades> in LA) party dresses!

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My favorite dress of the night. Thick knit with art-deco beading and kangaroo-style pockets. It was from somewhere you’d never expect to have such adorable clothes, like Kansas.

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She and I had a “You’re so cute!” “No, you’re so cute!” exchange before I snapped her picture. She got both her skirt and top from CUSP.

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Love the tights with the metallic open-toed shoes. She was also wearing the most incredible so-black-it-looked-clue feather retro headband that was her grandmother’s….

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New hair, new dress.

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Barely 5 ft. and rocking her little wool shorts like nobody’s business! She is my pocket fashionista.

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Nathan Willett, wearing a white button-down just how I like it, like a second skin.

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Fit to be Tied

Posted on November 26, 2007
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Scarves! They seem to be everywhere.

In the *September issue of Vogue the writer Sarah Mower (whose runway commentary on style.com is always spot-on) asks “are multi-everything scarves the next multiseason accessory?” She writes:

We fashion people talk about trends — season in, season out — but I have learned by now how to recognize the difference between a whim and the signs of an epidemic. Here are the symptoms: Whatever it is has to be not just ubiquitous but counterintuitively, nuttily so. Having defied mere logical considerations like comfort and temperature, it has to become so habitual that women cease to notice there’s anything unusual about it.

Hers is a smart point. Think of high heels and pierced ears, for example.

Mower points out that women have taken to wearing them year-round: indoors, outdoors, at the beach. The 25-and-under set have been the look’s champions, especially the gauzy ratty-tatty “ethnic” variety, but thick knit versions are getting play too. The focus is on the overall casually covered-up look. Nicholas Ghesquiere sent iterations of the look down Fall RTW runways, paired with collegiate jackets. Evidence of the look here in Washington: a trio of young women snapped more than a month ago on the streets of Georgetown, and a Unsung Designers devotee in attendance at the showroom’s closing the other week.

*the one with Sienna Miller on the cover….and inside sporting the most obvious painted-on highlights ever. Anyone else notice this?!

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