Street Style in Petworth
I ran into Jesse in Petworth. Doesn’t he look incredible?
Such a great mix of pop culture references in one outfit – Beatles shirt, Superman chain, NY cap, and check out those neon Nikes! Here’s a better look:
I was just reading on Refinery 29 how the neon trend is moving from the summer into the fall. They have an example of how it is being done in LA, so I was excited to see that bright neon here in DC too!
Thanks for letting me stop and take your picture, Jesse!
Black & White Stripes
I noticed the lovely Brittany at Chinatown Coffee this weekend. She looked incredibly cool and pulled together on such a humid DC afternoon.
I loved her combo of a summery black and white striped dress, plaid purse, and nude shoes.
She matched it with the perfect shade of red / coral lipstick.
Dress – Forever21
Shoes – Urban Outfitters
Purse – Urban Outfitters
Thank you for sharing your beautiful summertime style, Brittany!
Art Gallery Style
I ran into Catherine at the opening of Michelle Peterson-Albandoz’s exhibit REVIVE at the Longview gallery this past Friday.
Her high-waisted skirt was the first thing that caught my eye. Then I started noticing all the small elements of how she pulled together her outfit.
The skirt is vintage. Notice the subtle stitching details on the front.
Her bag is from Anthropologie, and I loved how it mimicked the art that was on display at the gallery. Mixed-media artist Michelle Peterson-Albandoz works with reclaimed wood that is then put together in interesting patterns. The way this bag utilizes different colors of leather that are pieced together complimented the spirit of the exhibition.
Her top is a piece that she has had since middle school. Yeah for clothes that last, fit, and are classic enough to be in style!
Finally, Catherine had her hair up in a messy bun with a printed barrette. Refinery 29 was just reporting about this hair style the other day and identified it as a spring trend.
Many thanks to the lovely Catherine for being such a good sport when I came up and said, “Can I take pictures of you?!” I always feel like somewhat of a crazy lady when I approach people like that, but I just get so excited over what people wear!
I also would encourage you to visit Longview Gallery to see REVIVE. It’s open now through May 1st.
1234 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 2001
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11-6
And by Appointment
Street Style in Chinatown
I recently caught up with writer / producer Jen Barrie and she was so adorable I had to take her picture!
Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought so. Right before I snapped these pictures someone stopped her and asked her where she got her dress!
Dress & Necklaces – ModCloth
Jeans – Dollhouse
Boots – Bass
Leather Jacket – Wilson Leather
I love her look because it is layered with a vintage vibe.
Besides looking fantastic while walking around DC, Jen is a wonderful producer. She just started her own company and has worked with amazing corporations (Travel Channel, National Geographic, NBA) and people (Anthony Bourdain, Samantha Brown). Congrats on the new business, Jen!
Brightest Young Things Style at Red Palace
The Brightest Young Things 1st All City Happy Hour event was last night at the newly renovated Red Palace. (The Red & Black and Palace of Wonders recently joined forces to become the Red Palace located at 1212 H Street, NE.) There I met photographer Shauna Alexander.
I loved her outfit because it was such a fun use of color and accessories.
Isn’t that an amazing pop of yellow? I asked if she purposefully bought both the shoes and the cardigan at the same time so that they would match. As it turns out it is Shauna’s favorite color, she buys it as often as she can.
Close Up of Fab Yellow Heels
Close Up of Cross Ring
Here’s a breakdown of the outfit:
Cardigan – Madewell
Dress & Ring – Forever 21
Tights – Cusp
Heels – Jodi’s Shoes
Belt – From a NYC Boutique
Glasses – Prada
Shauna has been a professional photographer for a year and a half, but just recently took a leap of faith to pursue it full time. We are so proud of you! To see more of Shauna’s creative flair check out ShaunaAlexander.com.
Sophisticated Style & Holiday Trunk Show at M29 in Georgetown
M29 held a holiday trunk show last night featuring Moyna handbags. I went to check it out and was greeted at the door by Ronald. He barely welcomed me to the store and asked if I needed any help before I said, “Ah! I have to take your picture!”
I was just smitten with his clothing and style.
He is able to pull off a look that is both sophisticated and approachable.
The cardigan and corduroy pants are from Zara. He is wearing frames from LA-based Giant Vintage. The watch is from Nordstrom, and both the shirt and tie are vintage. I love how he combines vintage and modern elements to create a polished look. How fabulous is Ronald?
So, back to the Moyna trunk show. Each bag is hand beaded and embroidered. I especially enjoyed this pink handbag because it looks like layers of flower petals:
Here are a few more examples of the purses:
The store also carries clothing:
This ballerina dress is going to make a little girl very happy!
And decorations for the holiday season:
Many thanks to the staff at M29 for such a great evening!
Street Style in Georgetown
I ran into Lindsay at the Georgetown AMC and instantly loved her style! Such lovely fall colors on a chilly day. Many people were wearing combinations of black, brown, and grey, so Lindsey’s pop of mustard yellow and cranberry were such a treat!
She also had on such great details. A scarf with red polka dots, a white belt, and a brown bag. They worked together to give her a whimsical yet polished look.
She picked up her vintage skirt while traveling in London. The rest of the pieces are from Goodwill or borrowed from her mother’s closet.
Such great style! Love it!
H Street Festival Style
I met Kristie while attending the H Street Festival on Saturday and really loved her style. Such great basics put together for a wonderful end-of-the-summer look. White t-shirt, red skirt, blue scarf, and brown boots all come together in a way that is stylish and festive at the same time. And, aren’t those the perfect Aviators to go along with her outfit?
I also wanted to include a picture of my good friend, Carmel:
Carmel has such a well-curated wardrobe. She has basic pieces and fun accessories that are continually mixed-and-matched in creative and beautiful ways. Her long tank has silver studding at the bottom. Her purse is a vintage piece that she purchased at Eastern Market. That’s another reason I just love her wardrobe – so many items are bought locally! Just goes to show that you can put together amazing outfits utilizing local designers! Love it.
DC Fashion – Hemphill Gallery
I ran into Marcel at the opening of “The House of Chance and Mischief,” an art exhibit by Renee Stout at the Hemphill Fine Arts gallery.
I was instantly smitten with his sense of style – it was laid-back but perfect for the occasion. It communicated a sense of his personality and vibrancy through each selection. His multi-colored blazer is from JoS. A. Bank. The shoes are from Nordstrom. Very few people can pull off white loafers and Marcel does it beautifully.
If you get a chance I would highly recommend a trip to 14th Street to check out the exhibit. Renee Stout’s work has the ability to transport the viewer into another space that is real and dream-like at the same time. The pieces seem both familiar and a bit frightening.
Exhibit running through October 30, 2010.
Hemphill Gallery – 1515 14th Street, NW