It’s fall, and with the cooler temps and changing leaves come chunky knits and a whole lot of fashionable to-dos for your calendar. Grab a pumpkin-spice beverage and get ready. Here are some things I’m interested in this week:
Spanx’s new line of legwear. Wax-coated jeans have always sounded really cool and edgy but also um, painful to wear. So when Spanx alerted me to their new line of legwear, which includes waxed-denim leggings, I was intrigued. I suppose you could call them jeggings, but apparently these come with butt-enhancing qualities! And how great with oversized knits up top? Sign me up, yall. There’s an event tomorrow at Tyson’s with bloggers from Spicy Candy DC hosting. I plan to get my hands on a pair and dutifully report back.
Thread at Union Market. Union Market, which already features fancy sodas and oysters and cheeses is testing out the retail game with Thread, “an expertly curated retail salon” that will bring together “local independent retailers and national brands, and will feature a variety of participants in the fashion, beauty, lifestyle, art and home arenas.” Sounds uuuuuuuhhawesome. The pop-up extends over the weekend of November 29 – December 1 and kicks things off with a concert by D.C. natives The Walkmen. Above: The “Prince” necklace from St. Clair Jewelry, a friend and one of the vendors. #want!
DeNada’s Autumn/Winter line. Local designer Virginia Arrisueno’s line of alpaca knits are super chunky, super luxurious and completely perfect for the season. Despite a cold (and the cold), I made it out last night to her studio to congratulate her on the line and her new gorgeous website. Virginia is so stinkin’ nice that you wanna buy everything for just that reason alone. Spotted at the party: Washingtonian style editor Michelle Thomas in amazing boots from this season’s District Sample Sale.keep looking »
For all my NYC friends!
Mary-Kate and Ashley, come to D.C., please?
It’s been a while! Blogosphere, I missed you. Here’s a few quick links to get things started:
I just found out that J.Crew has a “Factory” site. And everything is 40% off right now. Is this site new news? Probably not, but you’re welcome.
I spent Friday night on the couch, shamelessly devouring a stack of September issues. So much inspiration! So much cereal eaten from the box! I came away with one essential must-do for the fall: a burgundy lipstick. There are, of course, so many potential shades, but this shade from Laura Mercier is a current contender.
Event alert event alert! Tickets for the September 24 District Sample Sale are on sale. If you’re not familiar, it’s a one-night-only event featuring series markdowns on high-end local boutique merchandise (like, up to 90% off), plus a silent auction, tons of free beauty and food samples/donors, and ultimately 100% of proceeds goes to women’s and children’s charities. Buy a party dress and rock it at the Corcoran’s Fall Fete: Americans in Paris, the 1869 Society’s fall party on September 27. The evening is inspired by American Journeys–Visions of Place, a reinstallation of the historic American art galleries that conveys the changing notion of place in the history of American art. One of those inspiration centers, then and forever? Paris, mon cheri. Are you going? Say oui.
Til next time…keep looking »
This weekend, we (as in me and my Butler + Claypool cohorts) will be popping up @Studio 1469 for a SS WEEKEND POP-UP (FACEBOOK DETAILS HERE). Spring/summer merchandise + handmade jewelry and accessories and surprises. Music! Impromptu dancing! Booze, probably!
Your closet needed this.
Details: 1469 Harvard Street Rear, alley off 15th Street, between Harvard St and Columbia Road.
The other weekend we all got together for a styling shoot at Lincoln Park on the Hill. Here’s the result, with sneak peeks of some of the merch in store!