Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Soooo, you totally slept on buying up tickets to the Media Preview/first-bids session of the popular Gilt Warehouse Sale this weekend at Union Market. It’s ok. The same thing seems to happen to me for EVERY LIVE SHOW that ever happens in the D.C. Metro area because, well, some of us have jobs that don’t involve online stalking and continuous page refreshing.
But sometimes life throws you a hookup and that life-moment is NOW: I’m giving away tickets to one winner + a friend to ANY of the sessions listed below. That includes Friday’s sold out Media Preview session and the sold out session that evening! (You’re welcome).
To enter: leave a comment on this post letting the world know your best sale score, and indicate your preferred session. Be sure to indicate your email (not published) when you create your comment. I don’t care if you found a tan snakeskin YSL belt at a Goodwill for $2 (like I did. beat that.) or a reduction on a reduction on a reduction at Banana that you then wore as your wedding dress–shout it out!
+ Friday, Nov 14 from 7-9pm // Media Preview (Sold out)
+ Friday, Nov 14 from 9:30-11:30pm (Sold out)
+ Saturday, Nov 15 from 9-11am (Saturday session tickets here)
+ Saturday, Nov 15 from 11-1pm
+ Saturday, Nov 15 from 1-3pm
+ Saturday, Nov 15 from 3-5pm
Winner will be announced Thursday evening at/around 8 p.m. (I’ll update this post). Good luck and I can’t wait to live vicariously through your score stories!
WINNER: Alison of DC Celine, you win! Congrats!
Friday, October 17, 2014
Here’s where you need to be; here are the parties you need to see.
Kate Spade Saturday opens in Georgetown
Kate Spade Saturday, the Kate Spade offshoot known for its cheery selection of pumped-up wardrobe staples, is opening a brick-and-mortar in Georgetown on M Street (in the old Kate Spade store, which has moved across the street into the old Juicy Couture space). I can’t wait to check out the goods, including cute sweaters like the one above (no more boring sweaters again, evah!) The store opens officially this Saturday (natch), October 18 at 3061 M St. NW.
Advanced Style Exclusive D.C. Premiere + Fashion Art Design
Linda Rodin (above). Iris Apfel. Tziporah Salamon. All incredibly stylish, all completely confident and self-possessed in their manner of dress. These are the Advanced Style women–swans of the street as photographed by Ari Seth Cohen for his hugely popular street-style blog-turned-book, now-turned-documentary film. It debuted a few weeks ago in NYC and will come to D.C. for one day only during Fashion Art Design (the new Fashion’s Night Out) October 25 in Georgetown. I’m proud to say that I worked to make this happen, and I hope to see you all there! So buy tickets before they sell out.
Teri Agins Book Talk (with Robin Givhan) at Mazza Gallerie
A fashion media powerhouse two-for-one on October 20, when WSJ fashion writer Teri Agins appears in conversation with The Washington Post‘s own Robin Givhan. The talk is also a book signing for Agins’ book, Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers. Sounds dishy!
Thread at Union Market
Monday, September 29, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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.
If you have never been to Relish before, and you love fashion (Dries, Marni, Sacai), you should definitely GO!