Holiday packing! What a conundrum. I know that it’s impossible to make generalizations about people’s Thanksgiving plans, so the following scenario may not apply to you, but – I find myself torn between the inclination to pack a single pair of jeans and a t-shirt in preparation for several days of hibernation interspersed with bouts [...]
Check out Katerina’s comment on vintage shoes and why we love ‘em! Thanks, Post Express and Jennifer!
I normally reserve my food posts for Fridays, but if you’re anything like me you will be having more of a Food Coma Friday and not in the mood to try new recipes. Besides, who needs recipes when you have leftovers goulash supreme? You won’t need me then. Here is something that you may need [...]
Your Get To It maven is doing fucking cartwheels today because of her two-day week. However, this does not mean that I will be giving yinz a two-day week of events and activities. Fun does not take vacations, people! Monday night, head over to the Black Cat for a screening of Pirate Radio USA. Your [...]
Freshen up your cold days with flashes of bold color and patterns! Here are our newest in-store offerings from Mercedes Bien Vintage and Listopad’s pop-up shop! Cozy Native Print Union-made 3/4 length Skirt (great for layering!), Women’s, M/L, Listopad Petite + Pretty Red Silk Dress, Women’s, XS, Listopad Mod Patchwork Leather Pumps, Women’s, 6/7, Listopad [...]
I am a day late with Fresh Finds this week and shall post our loveliest pics tomorrow!
No quiero. (via The Bag Lady.) Something has just come to my attention, and I know it’s a little late in the game to be sharing this with yinz, but we’re so often banging the drum on this subject it seems a crime not to share. There will be a special screening of the film [...]
****************************************************Listopad is proud to announce a limited edition collaboration with Renee Glazer. We will be celebrating on December 10th at Napoleon Bistro with Jerome Baker III. More details soon!****************************************************
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-Nq2tZMMn0] The baby’s breath in her hair, the 70s goddess gowns, the layered necklaces, the unbeatable voice….it doesn’t get much better than Minnie Riperton’s style in the ’70s. Also, loved her afro in Rotary Connection. P.S. My favorite song
We all know this feeling. (Photo by Wolfram Hahn, via yasnababa.) Tomorrow, check out the “Free-form Cooking” class (best name) at Sixth and I – this week they’re focusing on Chinese techniques. (Szechuan and Cantonese styles included!) Wednesday, A Disenchanted Playroom opens at the Goethe-Institut. Artist Wolfram Hahn photographed little kids watching TV. I’m already [...]
I have a bad habit of buying used cookbooks whenever I see them. I’ll get home, crack them open, and realize that there’s a reason that my newly purchased treasure was discarded in the first place – it was published in 1967 and every recipe calls for at least six tablespoons of butter, a healthy [...]
Problems overcast and rainy weather cause – slippery shoes and awful lighting for photos. I tried to take a photo of this adorable and versatile vintage tan knit St. Johns dress with pockets from Mercedes’ collection but failed miserably. Hopefully, I will be able to photograph it for next week’s post. Also worth mentioning – [...]
Swindle just came out with the ICONS issue and there’s something special in it (besides the Paul Reubens and Pam Grier covers–my two favorite actors of all time). Dita Von Teese models some of her favorites from her vintage hat collection (which spans rooms in her mansion). She styled the shoot too. Pick up the [...]
Dr. Quinn for Yohji Yamamoto? Samantha and Nellie for Maison Martin Margiela? Vivienne Westwood for L.L. Bean? They’re actually Whyred, available for lust, obsession, and purchase on Kickpleat.
No Age. (From WaterCoolerGossip.) Wednesday, expect levels of frenzy rivaling the scene on U Street this past Tuesday when Diplo spins and No Age rails at the Black Cat. (Bonus: Diplo will be playing records at Commonwealth before the show! Ooo-wee! Thursday, wipe that smirk off your face before you arrive at the party for [...]
This week, in a nod to both the election and the increasingly delicious autumn weather, Food Friday brings you a “Gyngerbrede” recipe that Politics and Pot Roast author Sarah Hood Saloman attributes to George Washington’s mother, Mary. I myself am a gyngerbrede (or gingerbread – whatevs) fanatic – for me, nothing conjures the winter holidays [...]
This week finds me travelin’ so I am neglecting the Mercedes Bien portion of “Fresh Finds.” In the vintage queen’s store this week, though, you can find these Listopad Fresh Finds and many more: Red satin-bowed wool overcoat, Women’s, M/L, Listopad (This one reminds me of Michelle O and her cute daughters – yup they [...]
It’s Narciso Rodriguez. Well played! I’d just like to take a moment to congratulate Michelle on her consistently dope familial ensembles. I know our city gets a bad fashion rap, but that’s only because it’s much more challenging to dress well in DC than in “anything goes” cities like New York or L. A. (Don’t [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54XRNQ2C2x0] We’ve all heard the stories of Ike and Tina’s relationship, so maybe “Music for Lovers” is not the best title for this post. But I don’t want to say that this is Music for Haters, either. This is simply music for people who can appreciate hot pink minidress-clad backup singers, synchronized gyrations, legs that [...]
(Project Beltway) Tuesday – wait, do I need to tell you what to get to? Pull that lever, son, then go watch one of the nine millions televisions in DC that will be broadcasting the results of the event-which-shall-not-be-named. The Voldemort of happenings. Wednesday, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas screens at Landmark’s E Street [...]