Style and Sustenance

Posted on September 24, 2013
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You guys. There is a new magazine in the world devoted to style and food (!!). Here’s how Cherry Bombe describes itself: “a beautifully designed biannual magazine that celebrates women and food—those who grow it, make it, serve it, style it, enjoy it and everything in between. It is about sustenance and style and things that nourish the mind, the eye and, of course, the stomach.”

Food and fashion. Two of my favorite things, combined. So very exciting. I’m drooling, in fact.

The inaugural issue (which features one of my favorite artists and subject of my I-want-to-be-her-when-I-grow up reveries, Jennifer Rubell) is sitting on my coffee table, patiently waiting for my week to be over so that I can curl up and devour it (couldn’t resist).

I picked up a copy at Salt & Sundry at Union Market, currently the only stockist for the magazine in the city. Eat up!

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All these pretty things

Posted on February 23, 2013
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Remember that photoshoot I mentioned in a previous post? It was for Ciao Sposa, the new bridal accessories line by Ciao Nina. Nina O’Neil, who makes, finishes, and/or sources each piece by hand, is a homegrown talent who spends her workdays at the National Gallery of Art and has built an impressive business for herself on the side.

The day of the shoot, blushing nonbrides gathered for the affair. We got pretty, wore white gauzy things and cooed over Nina’s pieces, which are vintage-inspired, fashion-forward, feminine and wonderfully original. Who wants to look like every other bride?

Here are some of my favorite shots and/or pieces.

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{Cream and silver headpiece}

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{Pale blue crinoline veil}

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{Honolulu headpiece}

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Felled by Norwegian Wood

Posted on October 15, 2012
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I’ve fallen for the Norwegian Wood Fall/Winter 2012 collection, in its entirety. There’s a lot of great 70s-inspired knits and amazing use of texture and truly inspired layering going on. The designer, Angie Johnson, lists the influences: “paint-by-numbers, plastic covered couches, Olivia Hussey, Dazed & Confused, Gloria Steinem and fuzzy old photographs in old family albums.”

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The line offers a few really fantastic lingerie pieces that I love, that look sexy without being I’m-trying-too-hard fussy (no, I don’t think ribcage straps are fussy…perhaps I’m weird). I have my eye on this flirty silk number and definitely this set:

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Vintage pop-up next weekend

Posted on October 11, 2012
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BC 10.20.12

We’re hosting our first weekend-long pop-up next weekend!

Us ladies of B+C will be at Studio 1469 (alley entrance off 15th Street NW, between Harvard Street and Columbia Road) on Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Come shop our inventory of fall/winter and discounted summer merch, boozy drinks, and even a little bake sale. We’ll spotlight our top pieces in specific dressing areas and offer top styling tricks n tips.

Saturday, 12-2: Cocktail and event dressing
Saturday, 3-5: Menswear
Sunday, 12-4: Workwear

See you there! RSVP on Facebook to stay in-the-know.

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