We just wanted to thank our buddies and supreme DC movers and shakers at Pandahead and Don’t Say I Didn’t for their Listopad mentions here and here!!! We really appreciate it and are flattered to be on the minds of these DC culture warriors!
Our weekend at the beach was traded in for some hefty labor at Treasury’s future spot! How do you make a pvc pipe look cool? Black paint! We went to Community Forklift this weekend! It was such a thrill and inspiration for us to find old building materials to reuse and repurpose. More about this [...]
This is by far the best Origami paper I have found in this city, at Hana Market. Check out the patterns! Aren’t they delightfully pretty? I wish I could make a wardrobe out of these patterns and wear them on my boat on a breezy day. Also, I wish I had a boat.
Ok so I know it’s not cool to like the Smashing Pumpkins post Siamese Dream, but in the waning ’90s I couldn’t help but be enchanted with Adore. I blame Yelena Yemchuk. The imagery in the album itself, the videos, the whole gothic wilderness scene pre-empted FIT and Rick Owens (who owes D’Arcy some serious [...]
We love reading the Bodkin blog for all the deep thoughts a fashionable lady can have regarding the production of clothing and its relationship to our environment. The options for ecologically-minded fabrics seem to be expanding exponentially lately, but we often find while hunting down vintage that a lot of pieces from the 1970s onwards [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_n7cftdkl0] More Egypt-obsessing from us here at Listopad…this time it’s a ’90s take on the classics: gold jewelry, white tunics and jesus sandals–truly the best elements for a carefree summer wardrobe.
Officially I have five siblings. Unofficially, I have seven. It’s those long lost sisters, Emily and Anna, that fascinate me the most. There was a time they both lived near my mother’s house in Silver Spring. Anna, raised partly by my father, may have lived with us at one point. Emily, though she was my [...]
Sorry, we’ve been busy. In the meantime, consider the best dressed person to the Costume Institute’s Gala last week: Class act.
Last night I headed over to the opening of the DC Mini, a new space owned and operated by Michael Harris of Laughing Man notoriety. Though it was an opening party, the space isn’t officially open for business (I’m checking with Mike on a date– TBD), but last night he and his bandmates invited friends [...]
Smash is the perfect boyfriend/girlfriend shopping hybrid. Sure I like records OK and sometimes my boy wants to look at vintage clothes, but most of the time we’re both obsessed with the opposite. Where better to pop in on a Saturday for some leisurely shopping but Smash, which incorporates both. PLUS awesome jewelry. Stay punk [...]
Summer is nipping at our heels and that means SWEATING for most of us. Here’s how to keep your precious vintage goods from suffering as well: For white garments, keep the pit stains in check with hydrogen peroxide. Mix half part water, half part hydrogen peroxide and soak the garment in it for a bit. [...]
People! Vinyl fair this Saturday 10-4 at Warehouse Next Door, hosted by our future neighbor, SOM Records, with Chuck Brown! Sounds like a fun way to spend a Saturday.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aATSUKu0jI] I don’t want to pollute this post with distracting words, since the style really speaks for itself. Of note: rings and huge pendants, just like our very own Emily. Can’t get enough? Check it.
Wow!!! The space looks completely different now that we’ve covered the old linoleum in cork and bamboo. Now we can finally start moving stuff in…Of course that is the most exciting part for us pack rats. All the trinkets and jewels and swatches of fabric and pieces of attire and random shoes from here and [...]