Politico just ran a story about the President rocking his Blackberry in France. Does this bother me? Actually, no. As I said to writer Julie Mason, I think it says a lot about the kind of leader he wants to be. Communication in all its forms has always been Obama’s best weapon – we saw the success of it in the first campaign and will see ready-access technology play a huge role in the upcoming; it was evident in speeches now and all the way back to that DNC breakthrough in ’04. And wearing it conveys a sense of duty and approachability to us all. I find it neverendingly fascinating to see the ways in which political figures send messages via the clothes – and, for better or worse, devices – they wear. If a Blackberry is Obama’s best weapon, I’m happy to see our Commander-in-Chief with his at the ready.keep looking »
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Banana Republic event last Thursday! I had a blast meeting new blogger friends, playing dress-up and gossiping and bonding over fit in the dressing rooms. I ended up buying shorts in the process (eek).
When I arrived, I had my own special little dressing room.
I was wearing my boots and I tried on this lovely jersey gown with them. We declared the look very Ralph Lauren.
Here are some pics from the event, including some swatches of fabric I loved. Thanks again, BR, for making this happen!
grace jones & malcolm x
The third annual Front Row at Bethesda Row event starts this weekend! Starting Thursday, The Row will host an entire weekend of fashion/beauty/foodie events (and sales, and free things). You’d be insane to not go to at least something, because it will be WHERE to be, eat, and shop this weekend. Nuff said. Click here for the full details. RSVP on Facebook to get all of the details and be reminded of things.
Thursday*: screening of the Bill Cunningham documentary you loved, saw and now want to see again (for free!) Prepare to be photographed (obviously)! Also, there will be vintage bicycles because that’s how Bill rolls!
*Go to this if you’re not coming to my event in Tysons. Look at you, so many parties to attend, so few physical bodies to attend them in!
5 pm book signing and appearance by Kelly Cutrone, who just wrote Normal Will Get You Nowhere. I confess to having never seen her show (I know I know) but I of course know of her, and she strikes me as smart, inspiring, funny and frightening all at once. I am getting this book and possibly her previous tome, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside. And as a nice girl from the South, probably taking much of both to heart.
7:30 fashion show
“Chic Children on the Row” events, including beignet-making and building fashion capitals from Legos, both of which sound awesome for just about anyone.