Street Style: The Quinceanera Photoshoot

Posted on April 24, 2014
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These two were attendants to the young woman celebrating her fifteenth birthday. A group of family members, all in white and green, had gathered near the Capitol for a photoshoot on a perfect Spring day last weekend.

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Street Style: Avi

Posted on April 11, 2014
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The patent shoes were $15 from a local thrift store.

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Outside of the Black Cat, Saturday Night

Posted on March 13, 2013
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14th Street is a-changin,’ but late on a Saturday night you can still meet a young kid named Johnny, smoking a cigarette, trying to make it big, outside of the Black Cat.

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Blog Love + Inspiration

Posted on April 3, 2012
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This thoughtful and genuine email landed in my inbox and I feel truly inspired and reminded that one of the best things about blogging (and when I was doing my Washingtonian column) is the amazing people on the sidewalks of this city. Everyone has a story, a battle, an idea. I’ve met fascinating people over the years.

Greetings Rachel,
I am sure you do not remember me, but I met you on the street years ago, when you photographed me for this.

I am going through a divorce, and decided to blog about my new life, and I launched this week. It’s called I mention you in my very first post, and I also have Project Beltway listed as one of my favorite sites. I love your blog, and I have been reading it all this time, and didn’t make the connection that it belonged to you.

Nonetheless, I just wanted to let you know that your article about me in the Washingtonian all those years ago inspired my blog. Thank you very much!

I hope all is well, and hope you will check out my blog and enjoy it!

Makia Smith Thomas aka haute mama in the city

Welcome, Makia, to the blogosphere! I hope you continue to grow and thrive.

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