Behind the Sidewalk Stylers

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Washington is a city of about 600,000 fascinating people, and I’m reminded of that every time I go out in search of a new Sidewalk Style subject or street-style photo for this blog. Over the past few weeks, I’ve photographed a talented jewelry designer with a penchant for cheapie shops (more on that in a sec), a teen hoping to become a professional dancer, and a graphic designer who, when not working to bring PBS into the new-media age, turned out to be half of the group DC Design Babes. It’s proof that each person walking our city streets has an interesting story to tell.

DSC_0098.JPG

Paula Mendoza was a drive-by (as in, I saw her and abruptly circled the block to park and chase after her. Not the first time I’ve done this!) I didn’t realize who she was until I approached – Paula and I know one another, though I didn’t know her well until we had our interview. She showed me a few vintage dresses she’d just picked up in Paris, and then we explored the hat selection at Hit Item Wholesale (1406 14th St. NW). Like me, she loves little sketchy cheapie places. There are great summertime fedora-style hats to be had here for $10. Wear one with something girly, like a boho-style flower-printed minidress.

IMG_0920.JPG

000013

wedding-pic

Valli Ravindran is this week’s subject. While we were discussing Indian designers, she mentioned that her wedding dress was designed by Manish Malhotra. She graciously sent her wedding photos over. She also mentioned the designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, which got me looking up more on Indian design.

Also regarding Washingtonian: you may have heard that they are taking submissions for their next Best-Dressed list, and you should also think about attending their annual Best Of Washington party July 15. It’s always a feast for the eyes as well as belly – this year’s theme is East Meets West, so you can expect dragon dancers, Asian street artists, and A LOT of awesome food and drink (including an after-party at CoCo Sala). PB readers get $10 off the ticket price when they enter BESTFRIEND at checkout, so buy tix here.

Comments

Leave a Comment

If you would like to make a comment, please fill out the form below.

Name (required)

Email (required)

Website

Comments

1,188 Comments so far
  1. bugs in mattress July 21, 2016 6:12 am

    I have the power to turn any setback to my advantage.

  2. ???? ???? July 21, 2016 6:47 am

    I want to start a weblog written by a fictitious character commenting on politics, current events, news etc..How?.

  3. lars klit July 21, 2016 7:05 am

    Everyone who is all the exact same undecided: attract your chosen earphones, go to a Greatest coupe and enquire for connector all of within Microsoft zune therefore a music player and figure out what kind sounds somewhat much better to families, whilst exactly which vent allows you to be teeth whole lot far more. You will learn and that appropriate for you.

  4. Hacki za darmo July 21, 2016 7:48 am

    I became honored to receive a call from a friend as he observed the critical tips shared in your site. Searching at your weblog post is really a real great experience. Several thanks for taking into account readers considerably like me, and I wish you the most effective of achievements as a professional in this field. cuba resorts

  5. ???????? ?????????? ????? ????? July 21, 2016 8:20 am

    This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  6. zip July 21, 2016 8:37 am

    Fantastic website you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get feedback from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks!

  7. Automobile July 21, 2016 10:48 am

    you are actually a excellent webmaster. The site loading pace is incredible. It kind of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick. Furthermore, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a great job in this topic!

  8. Randy Hettrick July 21, 2016 1:15 pm

    gucci handbags outlet

  9. Website For Business July 21, 2016 4:11 pm

    you are really a excellent webmaster. The website loading velocity is amazing. It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Moreover, The contents are masterwork. you have performed a wonderful activity in this subject!

  10. Interior Home Design July 21, 2016 4:11 pm

    Thank you so much for providing individuals with an exceptionally terrific opportunity to check tips from this web site. It is often so pleasurable and also packed with a great time for me personally and my office colleagues to search your website at minimum three times every week to learn the newest things you have got. And of course, I am certainly astounded concerning the effective advice served by you. Some 4 areas in this post are in truth the most effective I have had.

  11. News Business July 21, 2016 4:30 pm

    I have recently started a website, the info you provide on this web site has helped me greatly. Thanks for all of your time & work.

  12. Automobile July 21, 2016 6:11 pm

    As a Newbie, I am constantly searching online for articles that can be of assistance to me. Thank you

  13. Lloyd Segal July 21, 2016 6:13 pm

    Xavier exactly what my partner loves that would call me and my wife doesn’t things like this at most of. Nevada has always been his their home. After unquestionably out created by my mission for long periods of time I grew an data processing officer. My friends pronounce it’s not good for me but nevertheless , what Appreciate doing is lacross nevertheless i haven’t produced a dime by using.

  14. Cassandra Lampson July 21, 2016 6:31 pm

    Howdy! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website? I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  15. Home Design Ideas July 21, 2016 8:03 pm

    Thank you for all your labor on this site. Betty really loves working on research and it’s easy to see why. Most people know all about the lively way you give effective items on the website and as well inspire response from some other people on this topic while our favorite child is really studying a lot. Enjoy the rest of the new year. You’re the one doing a superb job.

  16. Jaimie Minot July 21, 2016 11:13 pm

    magic suitcase

  17. Benito Mckerrow July 22, 2016 1:23 am

    I do believe all the concepts you have presented to your post. They’re really convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are very brief for newbies. Could you please prolong them a bit from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

  18. buy bed bug mattress protector July 22, 2016 2:19 am

    We can get knowledge from others, wisdom comes from within.

  19. board of education July 22, 2016 2:19 am

    I¡¦m now not certain where you are getting your information, however great topic. I needs to spend a while studying more or working out more. Thanks for magnificent info I was searching for this info for my mission.

  20. Mindy Scaglione July 22, 2016 3:20 am

    asian flush genetics

  21. Great Discovery July 22, 2016 3:21 am

    This website is amazing. I will tell about it to my friends and anybody that could be interested in this subject. Great work guys!

  22. Housing Blog July 22, 2016 5:57 am

    I’m so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that is at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

  23. ??????? ?? ????????? ????? ????? July 22, 2016 8:25 am

    It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  24. Wedding Rings July 22, 2016 12:02 pm

    of course like your web-site but you need to take a look at the spelling on quite a few of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very bothersome to inform the reality on the other hand I will definitely come again again.

  25. Ernest Berdux July 22, 2016 12:55 pm

    I was suggested this blog by means of my cousin. I’m now not certain whether or not this submit is written by way of him as nobody else understand such designated approximately my problem. You’re wonderful! Thank you!

  26. kitchen remodel July 22, 2016 3:01 pm

    I will right away take hold of your rss as I can’t in finding your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly permit me know so that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  27. HOME ADVISOR July 22, 2016 4:19 pm

    This internet internet site is often a walk-through rather than the details you wanted about it and didn’t know who ought to. Glimpse here, and you’ll surely discover it.

  28. gta iv cheat codes July 22, 2016 4:29 pm

    It is hard to search out knowledgeable individuals on this topic, but you sound like you realize what you are speaking about! Thanks

  29. navigate to this website July 22, 2016 4:40 pm

    Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice whilst you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a weblog internet site? The account helped me a appropriate deal. I had been just a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided brilliant transparent thought

  30. pokemon go pokecoins hack July 22, 2016 5:31 pm

    Its such as you read my mind! You appear to grasp so much about this, such as you wrote the guide in it or something. I feel which you could do with a few percent to force the message home a bit bit, but rather of that, this really is magnificent blog. A great read. I will surely be back.

  31. Nina Tacderan July 22, 2016 10:55 pm

    rolety katowice

  32. Final Extasy July 22, 2016 11:17 pm

    This website is amazing. I will tell about it to my friends and anybody that could be interested in this subject. Great work guys!

  33. Elva Chareunrath July 22, 2016 11:18 pm

    szkolenie excel

  34. bed bugs on mattress July 22, 2016 11:59 pm

    Your mind is bigger than you think, more powerful than you can imagine. #positivity

  35. Rocky Klingler July 23, 2016 3:19 am

    Lester Bahler

  36. forex charts July 23, 2016 6:08 am

    This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

  37. taweez for success July 23, 2016 9:17 am

    Only wanna input that you have a very decent site, I like the design and style it actually stands out.

  38. board of education July 23, 2016 9:19 am

    I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You’re wonderful! Thanks!