Jian DeLeon of Peasant Status and John Thornley of US Royalty stopped in and we couldn’t help but admire their classic sense of style. Their plan for the evening was to have a gentleman’s night of whiskey, bbq, ping pong and clothing trades, the brainchild of John’s brother, Paul. Jian is a regular and we admire how [...]
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.
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.
Karen Walker via Gargyle Ylla gave a “hell naw” to ten gallon cowboy wear mingling with her everyday sensibilities. But does beachwear maketh this look more acceptable? And the verdict is?
I went by the newly renovated Second Story Books in Dupont Circle last night, and jump back – it is so well-lit and organized now! In reality, it is the same fab collection of used books, prints, and music, but with more handsome displays. I could spend hours in there leafing through the old art [...]
Fresh Finds is back for 2009! This weekend, Mercedes Bien Vintage store will be open Saturday-Monday for your last-minute Inaugural and party dresses and accessories, along with our usual treasure trove of goods… “Mur Elen” chunky all wool kimono-sleeved cardigan, Women’s, M or free size, Listopad Silk Cropped jacket with beautiful oversized buttons, Women’s, M, [...]
Another sign that DC is evolving for the better – we got ourselves a Japanese market! Prince of Petworth is on this so we aren’t the only ones foaming at the mouth with excitement. Those who have traversed the U st corridor are familiar with the Japan Associates travel agency offering flights around the world, [...]
We are busily preparing for our Napolean event, but wanted to share these fun clogs with you — they are BOOT CLOGS! And they are roomy enough for any pant leg. Available at Listopad at Mercedes Bien. Supple Brown Leather Boot Clogs, Women’s 12 or Men’s 10.5, Listopad
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 [...]
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 – [...]
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 [...]
We have many cool weather treasures rolling in during the weekends to come at Mercedes Bien! Lovely grey wool lined dress w/pockets, Women’s, S/M, Listopad, SOLD Perfect felt pillbox hat, Women’s, Mercedes BienEmpire-waist lined camel coat, Women’s, S/M, Listopad Leather + Linen Etienne Aigner oxfords, Women’s, 6.5, Listopad Carroll Travel perfect travel companion/tote, ListopadSt Croix [...]
LL Bean? Maybe you haven’t perused their catalog since your mom ordered your last initialed backpack in the 8th grade, but you’ve been missing out. The men have it pretty good with awesome jacket after jacket after jacket, but there’s some hunting-chic in there for the women too. From grandpa’s cardis…to aristocratic jackets, they’re guaranteed [...]
It’s getting cold and we want to help you brace the elements full on. How about some American classics to keep your toes warm? If you can find vintage Woolrich items (which Listopad has been known to offer), they have been made in the USA since the 1800s. Even the hip kids are picking up [...]
Great news pieces as of late…Robin Givhan puts the Republican party in its place and the NYT remembers that well-made, beautifully designed classics are forever. On a similar note, did you know that Fashionista alum Faran has been penning the fashion posts on Mad Men’s blog? What is old is new and all signs point [...]
Get graphic today: a cheeky Alice Temperley dress on Net-a-Porter – or, if you’re a member, on Gilt Groupe; these Betsey Johnson peep-toes on Zappos; Abaete’s colorblocked-and-pleated symphony of neutrals from Saks. (Bonus: they’re all on sale!) The only TV shows that Listopad officially endorses are Mad Men and America’s Next Top Model, but we [...]
(Alexander Wang, Hefjina) (Rachel Comey, Bird) (Rachel Comey, Creatures of Comfort) Instinctively, I lean toward natural knits for warmth in colder months. I have always been into wool and once I discovered alpaca (domesticated camel siblings) to be warmer than sheep’s wool, hypoallergenic (allergies freakishly seem to multiply for me these days) and is often [...]
Hot Clientle Hot Shop We had a blast at the For the Greater Good soft opening last weekend, even if it took this long for us to post about it. We love the store’s “man about town/getting things done/looking good” aesthetic and were very impressed with the goods. Check them out on Florida Ave!
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 [...]
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 [...]
(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.
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.
(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 [...]
Friends, Fall 2008 is right around the corner and, according to the runways, looking like a Tim Burton muse is the way to go! (Thakoon via salon.com…i wonder if Michelle was considering this one…) To achieve this adorable hairstyle, you need a good, full head of shiny hair. We gave the new Kiehl’s Ultimate Thickening [...]