WWD reports that Michelle’s dress is by Thakoon. Hot.
I’m sure everyone’s seen this on the Sartorialist by now, but come on! The layering is spot-on for this fall’s aesthetic: long blazer, quirky knits, conservative color scheme. Lovin’ it!
Hi guys. I started school on Monday! (American Rhetoric.) I am taking this really awesome class: the Anthropology of Food. Today, we discussed Andean farming traditions: how they’ve been in practice for thousands of years with no detriment to the soil or slackening in crop yields. These dudes have literally found the perfect way to [...]
I’ve gone on and on about the National Portrait Gallery before, but I wanted to recommend a couple shows up right now after seeing them myself. Kehinde Wiley’s pieces in as part of the RECOGNIZE exhibit that Fiona talked about earlier this year…I mean, I mostly love Ice-T because of SVU but this is on [...]
Lots of music on Listopad lately, but we want to take it closer to home today by featuring DC no-wave ladies Meltdown…actually I am just going to link to this awesome feature on a really awesome blog: check out Fiona in her teens here!
Because we love all things vintage, we’re introducing a new column around vintage “education.” We want to share the knowledge with all of you regarding all aspects of vintage clothing and accesories…so you can learn to be obsessed just like us Bakelite: there is no one better equipped to teach you about Bakelite than this [...]
Welcome back to the week! Now, get to all the awesome stuff DC is doing: Monday: Crystal City is apparently doing a season-long James Bond film festival for free! Tonight, 8pm, you can catch Goldeneye–pretty meh for the movie but I loved Tina Turner’s theme song. Tuesday: OMG Cuteness! The Panda habitat is re-opening after [...]
Today’s stand-in music post is about under-the-radar style icons in American music. When most people think of style icons in the American rock music world, a few names come to mind: Elvis, Bob Dylan, Velvet Underground, The Ramones. In jazz, it’s Miles Davis; in funk, it started with the James Brown and led to the [...]
Here at Listopad, there is a lot of discussion about all things neutral. We ask ourselves questions like: Which neutrals are the best neutrals? How many neutrals can I wear at once? Why are neutrals so amazing? Why is it that no matter what I do, I can’t not wear neutrals? Real world neutrals: Jamison [...]
“grave decisions” from goethe.de This is why D.C. rules – check out the freebies this week! Monday or Wednesday: Guys, take a break from the Olympics and go see Grave Decisions (Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot) @ Goethe-Institut 6:30pm. The Germans embraced it, so why not right? $6.Tuesday: Grab an IPA and check out [...]
Summer is starting to leave our minds as the fall collections hit stores and the days get shorter…Copenhagen is already feeling the fall in temperatures as you can see from this week’s Street Snap pic: Keeping it real in KBH–I love the tunic and the bebe’s head peeking out from the bike.
We were at the same performance last night! I loved your bright pink shirt and seersucker suit…but mostly, your black leather clutch. I really think more men should carry purses–bulging pockets suck. Love, Me
Y’all heard about Rickey Month, right? This inspired mixology marathon–and the surrounding buzz–propelled me to Hotel Tabard Inn last week, where my head basically fell off after trying Chantal Tseng’s sprightly, floral Rive Gauche Rickey. (Kathryn Bangs’ Haymaker incarnation of the drink is no longer officially on the menu–but only for the time being, she [...]
My stand-in music post: Tomorrow night, go check out Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts at DC9!
This week’s flavor: walking distance. I would encourage you to take advantage of Restaurant Week on Tuesday. Crazy-fancy places like Chef Geoff’s and iRicchi are within Listopad’s price range for one week only! We recommend Casa Oaxaca. (Keep your little eyes peeled for a recipe from a Restauarant Week participant later this week.) Please do [...]
Welcome to another sporadic edition of Listopad Music. Today’s music pick is a simple pop song from the new San Francisco-based band, Pillars Of Silence. Download “Call Me” from their Myspace site. Such a pretty piece of pop music, but not in a smiling, pert kind of way– this is a song performed sitting down [...]
Listopad recently spent some time with Ellen Van Dusen, who makes clothes. Ellen is on the right. (Look at her cute hair!) She made both of these dresses. The one on the left is from a collection based on badass Color Field painters like Ellsworth Kelly, Mark Rothko, and Morris Louis. She made this one, [...]
Helsinki never disappoints. Can you tell that this person is obsessed with bats?
Bird and Banner silk-screened vintage handkerchiefs. What a lovely idea…and so perfectly executed.
Coming at you with a great primer on 80s shoe fashions…this was Nu Shooz’ second hit single, I would say it’s a bit inferior to “I Can’t Wait,” but still good. The vid serves as great documentation of 80s shoe trends–neon, mesh, sneakers, it’s all there. Enjoy!
This week’s flavor: rye. Double Dagger. (Pic: Patrick McCormick) Today is Washington Post Dollar Mondays at Nationals Stadium! Two George Washingtons will get you admission the stadium and–wait for it–a hot dog! I am so fucking there . Tuesday, Gnarls Barkley and Hercules and Love Affair play the 9:30 Club. If you’re lucky, Cee-lo will [...]
hot little number from Mercedes Bien Vintage Listopad is moving into the Mercedes Bien space! We are planning on moving our wares into Mercedes Bien Vintage in Adams Morgan in time for Fall! We are really excited to be sharing a weekend space with Ms. Mercedes, who consistently has some of the most desirable vintage [...]
Today is a very special day. Happy birthday, Martha! Like a fine wine, you only get better with age! (Note her prescient Big Love-FLDS steez. I am so into these massive, sculpted waves of hair and the Precious-meets-dowdy vibe. It’s so aggressively matronly that it’s basically punk.)
In the spirit of D.C. and the politics of fashion: Hot Even Hotter