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By Melissa Groth

Weekly rundown of DC fashion events+links to love on style blogs+other inspirational stuff we think you may enjoy. Cool? Cool. And as always, let us know if we missed something in the comments.


November 15th: LLULO Trunk Show and mixer featuring Designer Michelle O. at Nubian Hueman Boutique this Friday from 6 to 9pm with shopping to continue on Saturday from noon to 7pm.

November 16th: Get a taste of West Coast fashion this Saturday at The Loft at 600 F at the third annual OUTFITTED DC x Chevrolet Fashion Pop Up Shop. The event will feature Los Angeles and local vendors, a braid bar (that’s a new one), and an open bar (not hair-related) sponsored by Honest Tea. 1:30 to 4pm, RSVP required.

November 16th & 17th: Sassy Swap & Shop at Sassy’s City Studio and Nail Salon Saturday  and Sunday from 2 to 6pm.  Swap your gently worn pieces for other like-new items, receive discounts on nail services, and, oh yeah, unlimited mimosas. Registration required.

November 16th: The Dupont Market Fair of Georgetown this and every Saturday from 11am to 7pm.



Refinery29: One of my favorite fall/winter trends: [faux] leather re-imagined


InStyle: Your winter fashion mantra: brocade, gilded, and embroidered.


Nylon: You should buy a chambray shirt.  Then you should add gilded brocade and leather to it.  You just won fall.

W: Beautiful photos of the women behind Russia’s style evolution.


FabSugar: You can start planning for NYE now.

StyleCaster: The classic white button-down, 21 different ways.


Tumblr of the Week: Closet Collage takes typical runway shots and arranges them into collages that emphasize the artistry of the designs, and make them a bit more exciting and interesting.  You’ll also find music-related posts and photography interspersed.