Weekly rundown of D.C. 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.
- Wednesday, April 7 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. fashion:district will take place @ View 14, “a new, luxury apartment building” at 14th St. & Florida Ave NW. The runway show, featuring Commonwealth, Derringer Friday, DURKL, Redeem, Treasury and Universal Gear and taking place on the rooftop at 8:00 p.m., is SOLD OUT. However, $9 tickets, which give you access to the photography, art installations, pop-up shops for Bored of Trade, Derringer Friday, DURKL, Redeem, Treasury and Universal Gear and open bar, are still available. Get them here. Afterparty is @ Marvin, 2007 14th St. NW.
- Thursday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. ESSENCE Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor and U.D.C. Fashion Program Founder Stephen Greene invite you for “an evening of style, shopping and the inside-schoop on this summer’s hottest looks” @ Bloomingdale’s White Flint, 11305 Rockville Pike, Kensington, MD. There will be a fashion show, personal shopping and beauty consultations by Bobbi Brown Global Education Executive Tia Hebron.
- Saturday, April 10 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Fashion for Paws is @ Embassy of Italy.
- From Monday, April 12 to Sunday, April 16, you’ll be able to get a private viewing of the Carlisle, Per Se 2010 spring/summer collections presented by personal stylist Lana Orloff and Carlisle consultant Jill Trimble @ The Ritz Carlton Residences, 1155 23 St. NW Unit 4M. Book your personal time with Lana (800) 562-5203 or Jill (800) 512-7010 or online.
BLACK: THE ABSENCE OF COLOR
“For me, it was interesting to see how black has evolved from being the color of exclusivity, worn primarily by noble families, to today’s popular, democratizing choice for modern wardrobes. (A shift due in no small part to Chanel and her revolutionary little black dress from 1926.) Elsewhere, there are the odd brilliant flashes of gold, silver and white — but all in all the show, is a true ode to noir.” Rad Hourani to the NY Times “T” Magazine blog
The MoMU fashion museum is running “BLACK. Masters of Black in Fashion and Costume” through August 8.
+/- 90 YEARS
Paris Vogue: Covers: 1920-2009: Sonia Rachline and Carine Roitfeld (Thames and Hudson) [Courtesy of Amazon]
THE MULBERRY PLAYGROUND
The collection is influenced by Virgin Suicides and Tim Walker photography.
“The season celebrates faded beauty, distortion and the naivety, sweetness and intensity of adolescence.” [Courtesy of Wonderland blog]
ALSO, Selfridges is selling that practically-sold-out-everywhere Alexa bag.
Scodelario, who plays Effy in Skins, graces the April 2010 issue of ASOS magazine.
Intense super fan video of the day:
“I CAN’T WEAR THIS TO TRADER JOE’S”
Maria Cornejo, Francisco Costa and Yeohlee Teng discuss American fashion in contemporary culture. [Courtesy of Style]
Stylelist provides highlights HERE.
[Photograph by Monika Sosnowski]
ROCK & REPUBLIC FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION
I present you with Terry Richardson and Anna Wintour by aleXsandro Palombo. [Courtesy of Humor Chic]
FIRST CONDE NAST MAGAZINE ON iPAD: INTERVIEW
[Courtesy of Fashionologie]
Here she is being adorable AGAIN. This time, it’s for Wonderland April/May 2010.
VICIOUS TWIST INSIDE
[Shot by Aitken Jolly, Styled by Anthony Unwin]
ULTRASUEDE: IN SEARCH OF HALSTON
“The newest member of this silver screen club is one word sensation Halston (also known by the original designer’s full name, Roy Halston Frowick), one of America’s first celebrity designers. The ultimate ’70s NYC party boy, his night-life antics make that ’09 Beatrice crowd look tame—friends like Liza Minnelli, Anjelica Huston, and Diane Von Furstenberg helped him down champers quicker than you can say Lindsay Lohan. So we basically got a hangover when we heard that the new documentary, Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston will be premiering at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, with interviews, clips, and 3D effects that will give us a sneak peak into his glamorous life of gowns and glitz. On April 30, premiere night, Andre Leon Talley, along with director Whitney Sudler-Smith and designer Ralph Rucci, will chat with the audience about the legendary designer and his all night adventures in New York.” [Courtesy of Refinery29]
COUTE QUE COUTE