The Fall Agenda

Posted on October 17, 2014
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Here’s where you need to be; here are the parties you need to see.

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Kate Spade Saturday opens in Georgetown
Kate Spade Saturday, the Kate Spade offshoot known for its cheery selection of pumped-up wardrobe staples, is opening a brick-and-mortar in Georgetown on M Street (in the old Kate Spade store, which has moved across the street into the old Juicy Couture space). I can’t wait to check out the goods, including cute sweaters like the one above (no more boring sweaters again, evah!) The store opens officially this Saturday (natch), October 18 at 3061 M St. NW.

Advanced Style Exclusive D.C. Premiere + Fashion Art Design

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Linda Rodin (above). Iris Apfel. Tziporah Salamon. All incredibly stylish, all completely confident and self-possessed in their manner of dress. These are the Advanced Style women–swans of the street as photographed by Ari Seth Cohen for his hugely popular street-style blog-turned-book, now-turned-documentary film. It debuted a few weeks ago in NYC and will come to D.C. for one day only during Fashion Art Design (the new Fashion’s Night Out) October 25 in Georgetown. I’m proud to say that I worked to make this happen, and I hope to see you all there! So buy tickets before they sell out.

Teri Agins Book Talk (with Robin Givhan) at Mazza Gallerie

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A fashion media powerhouse two-for-one on October 20, when WSJ fashion writer Teri Agins appears in conversation with The Washington Post‘s own Robin Givhan. The talk is also a book signing for Agins’ book, Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers. Sounds dishy!

Thread at Union Market

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{photo Kate Warren via The Washington Post}

Union Market’s Thread, the pop-up featuring local makers and other “curated” retailers, returns this November. A little birdie tells us mid-November. So watch this space for the full details.

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Washingtonian’s Style Setters Party

Posted on September 29, 2014
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{Linda Daschle, as photographed for Washingtonian‘s 2014 Style Setters list}

On Thursday, Washingtonian magazine held its annual Style Setters party, a private fete to honor the 10 lucky locals selected for this year’s list of the city’s stylish. The party was at Pinea, the new restaurant at the W Hotel that replaces J&G Steakhouse, that will open to the public on October 1. I’m sure the new concept will have good food and a fresh, young vibe, but all I was able to digest other than outfits and a steady stream of fashionable friends was how seriously awesome the new bright blue walls are.

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The walls (which actually look jade green in this photo–also a great color) were a perfect backdrop for capturing fellow Style Setters alumna (before it was called Style Setters) Lesley Benn, who is back in town in all of her raven-haired, sculptural-outfit glory after spending the last few years in Chicago.

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{Buy one of Morgan’s pom-pom crowns and be the MVP at your next social gathering, for sure.}

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{Morgan Evans, from Guest of a Guest}

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{Shannon Cusello in her grandmother’s fox fur.}

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{DJ Neekola.}

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Here I am sharing a laugh with the fabulous Mel Burgos. I wore a favorite vintage brocade midi skirt with a cropped backless sweater, leopard pumps, and some awesome big 80s earrings scored on my latest thrifting trip.

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Margiela comes to Washington

Posted on September 24, 2014
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Yes, that Margiela, in this Washington. Writer Robin Givhan does justice to the news in this recent Washington Post piece, so I won’t attempt to best her storytelling.

The gist? There is a pop-up Margiela store now open at Georgetown’s Relish, fully staged by the Maison team, in tandem with store owner Nancy Pearlstein. It will be open for a year, and for about another week, you can check out an exhibition dedicated to the house’s iconic “Tabi” shoe.

I stopped by the pre-public preview last Thursday to scope out the space and stylish attendees.

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{cabinet of curiosities in the Margiela pop-up at Relish}

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If you have never been to Relish before, and you love fashion (Dries, Marni, Sacai), you should definitely GO!

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Katy Perry hits D.C.

Posted on June 25, 2014
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Katy Perry is in D.C. RIGHT NOW, taking adorable photos like the one above posted on her Facebook page. She’s in town for shows at Verizon Center and while here will no doubt visit her portrait by artist Will Cotton, newly on view at the National Portrait Gallery (click over to RackedDC for a peek).

Love her look? Visit any number of area vintage stores like Treasury (14th Street), Via Gypset (Woodley Park) or search Etsy for vintage brocade shift dresses. I’m digging this top-and-bottom set and this paisley print number. Replicate her white platform sandals with some chunky sandals from local shop ANTHOM.

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