[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z0h_c9eH-8] This week’s Lover is Janet Jackson, whose baby-faced mid-eighties period is my absolute fave. “What Have You Done for Me Lately” appeared on Control, her third album. Note the appearance of the equally baby-faced Paula Abdul, whose real talk seems to be the catalyst for Janet dancing out her feelings – an appropriate bit [...]
Friends, we had such a delightful time at our Saturday salon. Gregarious guests grabbed gorgeous garments and gabbed with gamines and gentlemen. How better to spend a humid September afternoon than surrounded by beautiful clothes and friends? Seeing everyone filled our little hearts with joy. Let’s swoon over vintage again sometime soon! Peep more transcendent [...]
Extra, extra! The Sonic Circuits Experimental Music Festival is going on all week! Bend your ears and minds, buddies. (A David Adjaye-designed prefab home in East London. Pic via inhabit.) Monday, clickety-do-dah over to Pandahead Magazine to view the brand spanking new issue. Excitement severe! Thursday, architect David Adjaye speaks at the National Building Museum. [...]
Robin Givhan nails it.
Here’s the last of it–you’ll have to personally come out to see the rest!
We’ve posted some pics already, but think you vintage lovers deserve more. Here are just some of the pieces we will be sharing with you at our party on Saturday. Remember, we hunt high and low through many avenues to find these treasures for you so they’re one-of-a-kind! First up: accessories- p.s. we also have [...]
Hey buddies. (kg + ab) We’re really excited for Crafty Bastards. (elloh) Many creative-type extraordinaires will be gracing our one-horse town this weekend, bearing boothloads of dazzling (and sometimes felt-y) wares. Read on and learn more about a few vendors that we went out of our way to stalk. Megan Auman lives in Jonestown, PA, [...]
(Mociun’s Drill Skirt at Standard Deviation) Note: Yes, it is possible to look this cute and still brave a stroll through Malcolm X Park in the middle of January. Just do as Mociun do with layers upon layers of wool-y goodness.
I sidled up to Maria when the fashion show ended, weaving my way through the throngs of beauty-hunters turned loose on what was probably the first pop-up Goodwill store to grace the French Embassy. My eyes were trained on the beaded confection dangling from her arm. “Ooo,” I murmured, “you got it.” I pulled back [...]
Get scholarly on Monday during the Graduate and Professional School Fair at GW. Dorksville, you say? Whatever. If you’re just tuning in, I am an avid nerd and legitimately excited for this event. Get serious on Tuesday when Dan Higgs plays at the Velvet Lounge. Never have such scary songs been so soothing. Get wild [...]
Dudes…and maybe girls: You MUST head out to DC’s very own streetwear mini-mall this weekend because “For the Greater Good” just opened alongside Commonwealth and Stussy.
“L’Amant” is a highly stylized film, though the visuals are very simple. Colonialism seeps through the picture, and class and race relations are sweated out in the heat of Vietnam in the ’20s. But seriously, only watch this film if you are comfortable with older man + teenager sex (full frontal) and prostitution. Anyway, on [...]
(Ossie Clark, style.com) (viviencheng) (Anna Sui, style.com) There is something about purple that evokes cool luxury and feminity. We think Art Nouveau, peacocks, how lovely it looks with oranges and yellows, tea parlors… The shades in Ossie Clark’s resurrected Spring ’09 line popped out at us, as did Vivien Cheng’s amazing line of revamped vintage [...]
We’re proud to announce the Grand Opening Party for our new [permanent] Pop-Up Shop within Mercedes Bien Vintage (2423 18th St NW, Second floor, next to Amsterdam Falafel)… Saturday, September 27th, from 12-4pm. Expect brunch refreshments and awesome tunes from DJ Ris Richards (Q And Not U alum). Come by and say Hi!
All photos from Norman Greenbaum’s website A guy at my job asked me a couple weeks ago, “Hey, you know that song ‘Spirit In The Sky,’ right?” I stared at him blankly. Three YouTube seconds later, I realized that yeah, duh, of course I know “Spirit In The Sky.” It’s right up there with the [...]
we still can’t afford them. (TPWP) Elizabeth and James Slim Keith trouser.
Gettoit – “Get To It” en Francais. (Textile Museum) Tuesday will be the funnest: a challah-making class at Sixth and I. How could this not be awesome! Wednesday, Women in Film and Video sponsors Best Practices for Green Filmmaking, an awkwardly-titled but important program instructing filmmakers on how to minimize waste in their creative process. [...]
Once in a while, the real world gives Listopad something it can work with. Hello, Gap cowlneck pullover! You’re looking awfully Rocky-meets-Comme-des-Garcons today.
A lot of the vintage clothes we run into and sell are handmade…whether in a factory or by someone’s loving mom. This is why vintage clothing tends to be of higher quality and why it lasts longer than today’s “fast fashion” (and why Forever21 dresses will disintegrate after a couple wears). Anyway, because of superior [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW0vzGNTir4] This week, Music for Lovers brings you “Why” by Carly Simon. There will be a pop quiz tomorrow, so please be careful to note the following Listopad faves: – intentional frizz and volume- questionably intentional bangs- the best short-dress-and-high-boots combo we’ve ever seen- awkwardness, budgetry, and what appears to be attempts at dancing This [...]
Guys, it happened! Listopad has a new space at Mercedes Bien on Saturdays (12-6) and Sundays (12-5). The address is 2423 18th St. NW, Second Floor (next to Amsterdam Falafel). We’re still planning pop-up events but we’re thrilled to have an actual space for you to visit. We think that Mercedes’ carefully curated vintage is [...]
I loved this piece on the Rodarte sisters from NYT Magazine. Their ethereal aesthetic really comes through from the interview, not to mention the great slideshow. Also, the bonds of femininity and sisterhood really inform the business side of their art, a wonderful alternative to the fierce corporate ways of other designers (ahem, Marc Jacobs). [...]
(Tyler Mallory.) Y’all, this is going to be a weekend-heavy edition of Get To It because there is like, an orgy of stuff going on. (Get your mind out of the gutter, folks. There is no actual orgy.) Thursday is the first day of the DC Shorts Film Festival. Our attention span, having been destroyed [...]
(dcist.) Hooray! Dolcezza‘s badassery got them a mention in the the New York Times. We feel validated. (Did you know that these gelato swamis have a blog? Kyoot!) We also have a very last-minute addendum to Get To It: cheeky local label Policy is having a tailgate party at Chix today. You were going to [...]
Listopad loves cool Diane (Kruger). (Yahoo! Movies.) I love how Fashion has been riffing on this jacket for the last five years. It should never go away because it is very cute and flatters many a body. DK is working gray-on-gray so gloriously here, and she gets, like, 100 bonus points for her fishtail braid [...]