A Linkage Celebration

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{summertime street art at the corner of 14th & P}

Sales and a random assortment of things on my radar:

– Today, The Washington Post launched Scene In, a new video fashion feature highlighting style in different DC neighborhoods. I’ve been on a computer with no sound all day, but the production looks jazzy and there are some really gorgeous shots. Overall, it makes DC look super-cute and diverse and interesting. Which you know, it actually is!

– Can some skinny girl pleeaase wear this to one of the ZILLION pool parties suddenly cropping up across our fair city?! (BYT, Donovan House, Liaison…ok maybe just three)

– After more than 30 years in the biz, Harriet Kassman is retiring and closing the doors of her eponymous shop in Mazza Gallerie. Everything from sportswear to eveningwear is 30-60 percent off, while all things bridal are 50-75 percent off. Go for that, and for the chance to chat up HK herself. She is a trip and a real DC institution.

– Speaking of sales, celebrate the 4th by taking 40 percent off at Ginger.

– If you’re in Old Town, Diva is doing refreshments and 25 percent off anything red, white or blue in the store (very cute).

Murderous bitches run Washington in their pastel suits! Not really. But seriously, how much do you love Jane Stanton Hitchcock right now (and Bob Schieffer, who is simply too adorable for words)?! Clearly a seasoned social Washingtonian, she manages to come off neither snobby nor jaded. I want this book! I want to drink scotch and trade stories with her, and I don’t even drink scotch! Not sure I’ll be able to make it, but there’s a reading at Nathan’s next Thursday.

This museum just gave me a reason to go to Baltimore.

– On July 8, the lifestyle boutique Apres Peau is teaming up with local accessories designer Featherbrains (I liked ’em back when) for a trunk show next Wednesday, July 8. Kristin Wilcox of Featherbrains will debut new styles, and it all benefits Nest, which supports female artisans in developing countries. There’s actually a bunch of cute stuff on Nest’s site, like these throw-em-on $6 necklaces and this bright tote made from vintage clothing from Guatemala. Eco-friendly and socially responsible. Nice.

– Finally, if you’re in town this weekend and want something equal parts spectacle and fashion, check out Artomatic’s Art in Fashion tomorrow eve (Friday).

I’m headed down south to Lexington. Happy 4th!

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