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By Melissa Groth

Here’s your weekly rundown of D.C. fashion events + style links to love + other inspirational stuff we think you might enjoy. Cool? Cool. And as always, let us know in the comments if we missed something.

EVENTS, ETC.

April 30th: Author Rosemary Reed Miller will be giving a talk about 1920s African American fashion at Alexandria’s Beatley Central Library for their Threads of Time event.  There will also be a free fashion show presented by Amalgamated Clothing and Dry Goods.

April 30th: Or mingle with local fashion-minded folks at the Fashion Group International Spring Mixer.

May 1st: The Industry Glam Panel Fashion Edition has different “phases” of tickets so you can go to the catered event and after party, but you don’t have to commit to what they’re calling “intimate mentoring” sessions because maybe that sounds weird to you.

May 3rd: For fans of clothing swaps- Haute Society and Simply Polished are throwing a fashion swap and pop-up shop event at the Rhode Island Row Community Room.  Admission is $5.  You can bring clothing and accessories to swap, and there’s no item limit posted.

May 4th: Check out an amateur fashion show featuring looks from different regions of the U.S. modeled by GW students at the GW DMV Club Rep Your Region Fashion Show on Sunday.

 

INSPIRATIONAL LINKS, ETC.

Harper’s Bazaar: Patterns and textures that will make you jump around like this because they are SO EXCITING:

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Nylon: Or you can opt for dark clothes that match your dark soul because that is also acceptable for spring.

 

Elle: Mad Men fashion recap with “Bumpit” in the title. I am really excited about Mad Men fashion and also about remembering that Bumpits were a thing.

 

 

WhoWhatWear: Affordable skirts for spring

 

 

 

Style.com: Denim is a thing, whether I like it or not.

 

Yep.

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