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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Click This

Posted on June 4, 2014
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{Portrait of Marjorie Merriweather Post in Cartier; image courtesy Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens}

News, inspiration and fashionable things to know–from the Beltway and beyond.

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens has a glamorous new Cartier exhibition that opens this weekend.

…In related news, The National Museum of Women in the Arts also has an exhibition opening this weekend, of pioneering female artists working in film called Total Art: Contemporary Video. I went to the preview the other day and one of the films features actor Peter Dinklage as you’ve never seen him before–as one of the figures in Diego Velazquez’s Las Meninas, come to life. Not to be missed!

It’s fun when there are 15 different food trucks to chose from on your lunch break. How about the same idea but with fashion? On Saturday, hit up The Fashion Yards for a one-stop shop with the area’s fashion trucks, plus other food, clothing, and accessories vendors. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; info via Facebook here.

That night, check out the Geek Chic Fashion Show put on by Pollysue’s Vintage and Fantom Comics. It’s at St. Stephen & The Incarnation Church and admission is just $5. Info via Facebook here.

How FLOTUS builds her wardrobe (specifically, how it’s financed), via AP.

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Poppin Tags

Posted on May 19, 2014
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I did some thrift shopping on Sunday and I’m loving my finds. So, apparently, is our cat Babs.

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Also–I’m loving what’s turning up on Instagram when you search the hashtag “poppintags.”

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Calypso, Take me Away

Posted on March 31, 2014
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Artwork at Calypso Georgetown DC

{In addition to boho-luxe resortwear, the Georgetown location of Calypso St. Barth boasts a whimsical, feminine aesthetic aided in part by works like Feathers by French artist Paule Morrot.}

The other week, I had the pleasure of being invited to check out the new, light-filled Calypso St. Barth store, located on M Street in the heart of bustling Georgetown. With movie-montage-visions of my upcoming trip to the Virgin Islands in July playing in my mind, I tried on a few beautiful pieces before settling on the Ladora embellished linen tunic to bring home (thank you, Calypso!). When I think of Calypso, I think of their sophisticated and elegant tunics–and the Ladora is perfectly cut: narrow at the shoulders (meaning: it’s loose it only the right places), weightless but also substantial, and features an invisible little hook-and-eye in the center neckline for a fit that falls perfectly against the chest.

I took my time (easy to do in the roomy, nicely lit and pretty dressing rooms), channeled my inner Martha Graham in the silky ‘Sarah’ dress and fell pretty hard for the “Isoli” linen jersey dress, which I would describe as essentially the most perfect-fitting tshirt, but in a dress. Sexy but somehow also casual, and just as easy as wearing pajamas. (swoon!)

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