Washingtonian’s Style Setters Party

Monday, 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

Wednesday, 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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Keep it in mind

Saturday, August 9, 2014


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Best quote in the whole #GIRLBOSS book.



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Karla Colletto x DESIGN ARMY collab–video!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Escándalo: a Cruise 2014 Fashion Film by Karla Colletto from Karla Colletto on Vimeo.

Robin Givhan, recently back (yay!) in a full-time role at The Washington Post reporting on fashion (“as a business, as a cultural institution, and as pure pleasure”) has a great piece about the design collaboration between Virginia-based swimwear designer/line Karla Colletto and District-based creative agency DESIGN ARMY.

Since it came out, I have been in love with this playful, stylish video the duo collaborated on for line’s Cruise 2014 line–and with summer here in full force, what better time to share.



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