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Hello 2012! I have a good feeling about this year. A whole new year, that is 365 days and nights, I can now dedicate to choosing the perfect pair of film noir pumps (yes, they come in leopard print) or menswear chic tailoring (swooning over Pringle of Scotland’s high collars and bold geometrics for Spring 2012). While, yes, it’s true, DC is not necessarily exalted as the nation’s fashion capitol – it is our capitol – and we’ve definitely taken serious steps towards making it a fashion-forward kind of town. Whether its rushing up the congressional steps to endow your wisdom as a femme brillant or cruising down 14th Street in your black skinny jeans and morning after hair (heyyyyy!), you, women of DC, always find is time to get it together. Here’s a list of upcoming events, shops we love, films we fancy, basically, the best of 2012 excuses to get your glitz-on:


Count down the NEW YEAR with 12 days of holiday shopping, events, and promotions at over 50 Georgetown storefronts and boutiques. Shop for Him and Her Night! December 14th-15th. Music, champagne, and style advice at participating businesses like Hugh and Crye, Jack Spade, Ella Rue and Michael Kors.

Break out your fair isle dreamers plus MORE: drink + hunt your night into oblivion in your finest holiday attire courtesy of GILT CITY. Rudolph and his entire crew of reindeer encouraged on all holiday apparel.

  • Donate your DENIM @Madewell Georgetown- Now thru Dec 31st!
    New Year, New You! Drop off your OLD jeans at any Madewell store and help support the International Child Art Foundation. Play “dress-up” while you’re there and get 20% off your first Madewell jean purchase of the New Year. +++Style your look up or down w/tips from our favvv store: Coffee or Tea?

Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Norwegian Embassy combine forces and bring you a quote special evening of Norwegian design and fashion. Celebrate the anticipated exhibition The Exceptional Everyday: Design Post-Process with design expert, Benedicte Sunde, plussss a reception and fashion presentation follow. An Exceptional evening, we agree!

Take a trip down the rabbit hole to The Mad Hatter’s Dance Party, the 11th Annual Jete Society Dance Party. One of the most popular young professionals events in Washington, this year’s event celebrates the Ballet’s upcoming premiere of Alice (in wonderland). Tickets are $95. VIP tickets are $175. Discounts apply for Jete Society members. Click here to become a member.

More Details: Saturday, January 21st, 9 pm – 2 am, The Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC, 1150 22nd Street, N.W.

  • February 1- Simon Doonan (Yes, THE Simon Doonan) will be at W Washington D.C.  at 7pm for a book signing event for “Gay Men Don’t Get Fat” his newest literary effort.

Fashion SHOW and trunk sale at Crystal City: A five-day extravaganza dedicated to fashion entertainment and bargain SALES. Don’t miss a cameo from America’s Next Top Model contestant and DC native Bianca Chardei.

Join the largest fashionista gathering in Washington as lifestyle bloggers, stylists, models, designers, media, retail, photographers, modeling agencies, and lovers of style come together to network at DC’s 16th Fashion Week. Finish up the week at the Embassy of France – La Maison Française presentation of International Couture Collections. Suivez toute la Fashion Week!

Drooling over the colorful images splatter across google – um, yes, that vivid anddd beautifully patterned Tunic is speaking to me – quite possibly the best high-fashion + H&M collaboration yet. Dresses, accessories, menswear, galore, will hit stores and online in early Spring. Check out our feature video on STYLE LICKS: THIS WEEK IN FASHION…

Fashion and animal lovers alike gather to celebrate “cutting-edge high fashion and luxury lifestyle brands” with all proceeds going to the Washington Humane Society. Plus, Ann Hand Jewelers adds Capitol class with this  bowWOWing-ly awesome bracelet! Don’t miss the holiday preview here.

Social Fiesta Global presents “STYlist Wars” a Fashion stylist & model competition (coming in April 2012 to Baltimore). CAsting calls for stylists and models begins NOW + local djs + dance party after.


Local Bonuses:

Our friends at B+C just opened a new showroom (yessss, were really excited, too). Appointments available starting next week (email [email protected]) plus a schedule of weekend hours online soon. Loads of party dresses and fun accessories in stock!

We have a big crush on Treasury Vintage! With its recent welcoming of the legendary Meeps boutique to the Treasury family – rumor has it this local favorite plans to offer buy-sell-trade alongside contemporary pieces + trademark curated finds + ALL in the New Year. 2012 promises much to look forward to!

PLUS: Upcoming events from your favorite local boutiques including Ginger Root Design, GoodWood, DURKL, and whatever upcoming parties we do – follow us on facebook and twitter (@BYT) for ongoing updates.


Mara Rooney has undergone the ultimate transformation to play tattooed punk-hacker, Lisbeth Salander, for David Fincher’s adapation of Swedish trilogy The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. With covers on Vogue, Dazed & Confused, and Wmagazine, as well as inspiring the latest H&M line, Rooney’s alternative style may be cause to trade in your holiday sparkles for renegade leathers before the year’s out.

Meryl Streep takes on her most iconic role yet as the “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Known for her strict, conservative policies, Streep sheds depth to the woman beneath the iron mask as well as reinvigorates the pussybow blouses Thatcher so famously made chic. The Telegraph covers her style and more here.

Opening night film at the Cannes Film Festival and France’s official entry for Best Foreign Film for the Academy Awards, French film-maker and actress Valerie Donzelli brings us Declaration of War (La guerre est  déclarée). I’ve heard this is heartbreaking, but it looks beautiful.

  • W.E. February 12

Madonna writes and directs highly anticipated English drama on the 1930s and 40s style icons the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII). READ this great article by STYLEITE on the film: The Costumes in Madonna’s W.E. Are All Couture. The title pretty much sums it up.

  • Pina -February 24
  • A tribute to the legendary dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch. Director Wim Wenders thrillingly captures the aesthetic of Pina Bausch’s greatest works. Not to mention the effortless elegance of a dancers wardrobe, channeling Chloe Spring 2011. Can’t wait to see this!


Fashion guru and glam girl,  Kelly Framel of the Glamourai posts PHOTOS (which we love) of current and vintage editorials. Framel also designs one-of-a-kind jewelry made from vintage gems and fabrics. A girls after our own heart.

Cheeky little thang – model/fashion blogger Bip Ling keeps yhu laughin with her interpretation of the industry:

Hey hey HEEEEEYYY. 😀 . bippy stylie style the catwalk show 4 diet coke / clothes show live 2011 ! hehe gimme that cat walk baby ! U R THE FASHION SHOW!!!!!

A site dedicated to Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and ALL the Amazingness of 90s runway fashion. I grew up in the 90s and still don’t understand it, lipliner, metallics, lots of skin. At least Kate Moss was born out of it & she gave us Top Shop, so really you can’t say anything bad now. Watch out – you may be here awhile.

This is a classic – you can’t go wrong.

Hands down the best place for dreamy spreads and vintage style. Rhiannon Leifheit’s witty writing and adorable pup keep you coming back for more. It’s not as common to find blogs that actually tell you a story vs just retwitter whatever the latest retumblr’d tumblr is. You will want to archive every new photo she posts.


+3 SPRING 2012 TRENDS to look out for…

Under the Sea:

Graphic florals:


HOPE YOU ENJOYED!!! Follow us on facebook and twitter (@BYT) for ongoing updates.

Please feel free to let us know in the comments if you feel we missed something (and we probably missed a bunch, lets face it). And please read the rest of the all important fall guides too: