Scotch and Style: Local Gents Host J.Crew Men’s Designer Wednesday

Posted on April 26, 2010
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Walker Lamond of Rules for My Unborn Son, one of my most favorite stylish (and wise…) men-about-town, is hosting a little get-together Wednesday with VP of men’s design at J.Crew, Frank Muytjens. J.Crew’s head women’s designer Jenna Lyons has been getting so much press attention recently that it’s nice to see Mr. Muytjens get out from behind his book-crammed, refreshingly unassuming office. (Side note: Jenna Lyons and I share an identical philosophy on pants, I realized, flipping through a recent Lucky magazine; that is, go big – dramatic wide-legs, major volume, super skinny – or go home.)


Frank Muytjens, photo courtesy ACL

This flier is probably meant to be emailed as opposed to posted, so here at the details:


Our head men’s designer Frank Muytjens will be on hand to talk shop.
(ask him about the elements of a great suit, what’s in
our Secret Wash or other burning questions…)

Wednesday, April 28th

Hosted by:
Grant Allen
Vinoda Basnayake
Matthew Donohue
Walker Lamond
Andrew Reese
David Smith

J.Crew Men’s Shop
3222 M St. NW
Washington DC
Kindly RSVP to: 212 209 2737

Guests will received 15% off all purchases (exclusions may apply)

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In Living Color.

Posted on April 21, 2010
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I fell for Kodachrome prints at last year’s Fotoweek DC. I love and want all of these. Via etsy.

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PR wants DC

Posted on April 20, 2010
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Project Runway Casti#3982B1

Project Runway seems to want to recruit DC talent VERY much for Season 8. I’ve gotten several emails and have heard from several local merchants who’ve been tapped to recommend budding designers in the District. I have my thoughts on who’d be good, and while the show is obviously a huge opportunity, and it could also be a limiting, potentially negative thing in the long run (would you always be ‘that designer who was on Project Runway’?). That being said, there’s no denying that the chance is an exciting one. The deadline to submit an application is in one week, on April 27.

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Material World: Green is the New Black

Posted on April 19, 2010
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This Saturday I’m moderating a panel as part of a symposium organized by interior design students at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. The subject is the green movement’s impact on design. There will be presentations from (the insanely fabulous) Madeline Weinrib, designer Dre Rawlings and others. There will be lots of cute design people there, including students Caryn, Brittany and Stephanie, who are so inspiring to me. creative, lovely things just fall from their fingertips. Just look at the green “outfits” they designed and photographed to make these posters!

Material World posters1

Material World posters leg

It’s free. There’s wine and stuff after. You should come. Just RSVP to


And then! On Sunday I’m going to head to the Mall for the Climate Rally to see Passion Pit (saw them at the Black Cat last year…so good), John Legend, Sting, and Willie Colon (who is apparently amazing) and a bunch of others. Also for free. I recommend you sign the petition they’re working on if you decide to go. The concert element is awesome, but the day is meant to not only draw crowds but to inspire change where it matters – on the Hill – and protect the beautiful places we love.

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