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DC Fashion Week Spotlights International Couture

DC Fashion Week Spotlights International Couture

From Feb. 21-27, 2011, D.C. Fashion Week returned to the District to showcase local and national designers’ Fall and Winter Collections. While many designers returned to showcase their newest collections, what made this season’s D.C. Fashion Week so special were the unique events throughout the week. From the kick-off reception at Kellari and the Fashion Networking Industry Party at Tabaq on U Street to the premiere party for the newest season of D.C. Cupcakes where a couture wedding dress was made out of cupcakes for DC Fashion Week.

5 Winter Boots for Men

5 Winter Boots for Men

Like much of the Northeast, DC got hit hard by winter storms yesterday. Bundling up and preparing to go out in the cold is of great importance, especially when it comes to shoes. (Have you slipped on that ice? Ouch! It's brutal!). Here are 5 different winter boot options to get guys through the next part of winter.

1. For the Winter Sports Guy

In what has to be one of the greatest innovations ever for the winter shoe, this Columbia Bugathermo Boot is heated. Yup, it contains a heating system with rechargeable batteries. It's also waterproof and has a temperature display on the exterior of the boot.

2. For the Urban Cowboy

This X-Lace Boot by John Varvatos has a rough and tumble feel. It's currently on sale at Neiman Marcus for $359, down from its original $789 price tag.

3. For the Guy Who Likes to Mix it Up

Have you been Vajazzled?

It is not just for strippers...or celebrities anymore!

OK, call me crazy, but there is a new trend hitting D.C. that is already a popular in Los Angeles with celebrities such as Jennifer Love Hewitt called Vajazzle.  What is it?  It is authentic Swarovski crystals that come in various designs and colors that is placed on a persons nether regions for cosmetic purposes. These crystals are specifically chosen to be safe and comfortable for the wearer. They have flat backings and the crystal shape itself will not scratch or itch. They can easily be removed and safe to the skin. Why are women getting it?  Ask Jennifer Love Hewitt and she might say to make her feel better after her break up with Jamie Kennedy, others may tell you it just make them feel sexier, and some may say it is a great Valentines Day surprise for that special someone. 

Flapper Fashion at the Phillips

Flapper Fashion at the Phillips

It's the Phillips Collection's 90th anniversary! The art museum launched a year-long celebration with a marvelous event thrown by The Phillips Contemporaries entitled, "Speakeasy: 90 Years on 21st Street." The best thing about the event? The fashion, of course! Participants were encouraged to dress in vintage styles from the 1920's. The results were amazing! 

For more information check out the Phillips Collection website here

Send a Fashionable Hello

Send a Fashionable Hello

Have you ever opened your mailbox to find a handwritten note? The act of sending a card in the mail is a blissful event for both the writer and receiver. Hanna Nation, owner of the stationary business GADABOUT, is making sure her clients say hello in style. In this interview we talk with Hanna about her ties to DC, her inspirations, and how her stationary is merging with technology. 

You have received coverage in DC publications like Capital Hill Style, Inspiration DC, and most recently with The Washingtonian. Any guesses to why your work has struck a chord with a DC audience?

Pretty Party Style

Pretty Party Style

New Year's Eve is a time to party, but it can also be a time of fashion frustration. If you are already stressing about what to wear on the last night of 2010, here are a few suggestions so you can ring in 2011 in style. 

1. Oh, Betsey Johnson, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. The Evening Organza with Flowers Strapless Dress reminds me of a shorter version of Audrey Hepburn's black and white dress in Roman Holiday. A modern, flirty update on a classic dress. 

Store: Betsey Johnson

Multiple Locations: 3029 M Street, NW (Georgetown); 1809 G International Drive (Tyson's); online

Price: $388.00 - get 40% off on the Betsey Johnson website for a limited time. 

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

DC Bartender wins National Model Search