Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rag & Bone Grand Opening in DC

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 Top: Cheap Monday / Pants: J Brand / Belt: thrifted / Purse: Aldo / Boots: Topshop

Designers Marcus Wainright (far right) and David Neville (far left)

Brooke Kao

The night's DJ

Pum and Jake Lefebure

rag & bone boots

Ashley Suttle, Lulu Mayorda, and Bill Greenberg

Ebong Eka, Lynda Erkiletian, Anton Papich, Rhiannon Day and Sondra Ortegas

Aureta Thomollari

Gregg Zwirn and Nicholas Cambata

Shelly Hernandez and Sean Lochner

Shirley Gordon, Jeanette Love and Jerrell Green

On Monday night, Georgetown’s rag & bone celebrated their grand opening with a fashionable fĂȘte hosted by the designers themselves, Marcus Wainright and David Neville. Packed with many local fashion VIPs, the event unveiled a DIY photo project: self-portraits taken by rag & bone’s DC-area brand ambassadors. Selected style influencers from around the city were asked to choose pieces from the Fall/Winter collection and to photograph themselves donning them in any self-expressive manner. Guests packed in shoulder-to-shoulder wearing casual, tailored looks, similar to the label’s signature style. Male guests tended to favor the classic British look of fitted vests, blazers and quirky ties. Amongst the women was a mix of brights and neutrals, maxis and minis, along with both eclectic and preppy vibes.

Notable attendees included T.H.E Artist Agency's Lynda Erkiletian and stylist Paul Wharton. Also in attendance were the Ambassadors, who ranged from Pum and Jake Lefebure of Design Army, style blogger Brooke Kao, filmmaker Nicholas Cambata, Project Beltway’s Rachel Cothran, and Septime Webre, artistic director of the Washington Ballet.

Rag & bone’s Georgetown location had its soft opening in May, and was the first of the label’s stores outside of NYC. Located on 3067 M Street, the store’s interior features exposed brick walls, giant metal beams, ceiling lamps wrapped in twine, and weathered concrete floors. The contrast of this industrial space with the line’s classic pieces showcases the ingenuity of Wainwright and Neville that led them to receive the Menswear Designers of the Year award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Radius Pizza and Rainy Days

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It's been thunderstorming for the past few days... ugh! Fashion's Night Out was last night but who was in the mood to go trek around in the rain? However, today is bright and sunny though and I can't wait for Free Fest tomorrow!! I'll be seeing the Black Keys, Deadmau5, Bombay Bicycle Club, Cut Copy, !!!, TV on the Radio, Okkervil River, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and so many others. Also, seeing Ben Kweller (for free as well) tonight at my school.

And in not free news, Cory and I recently went to Radius Pizza for their pizza and pint happy hour - $5 for a pint and a slice. So basically it's cheaper to buy a huge slice of pizza along with a pint instead of just some beer. Who can complain? Cory and I both got cheese, tomato, sausage, and feta. Be sure to visit them any time between 5 and 7 p.m. for the best way to spend $5 (besides at a thrift store).

Shirt: Target / Pants (the most comfortable ever): thrifted (The Limited), $3 / Belt: thrifted, $1 / Wedges: Banana Republic, $19.99

Earrings: gift from mom

Ring: South Main Street vendor, $15

Yep, those are trees of basil growing outside.

Also, I'm excited to announce the winner of my Coach bag: my fellow blogger, Amber, from Amber Blue Bird! Thank you so so much to everyone who submitted. Here's the number generator: