Guerlain's Terre Indigo
Unique shades for incredible eye-makeup.
April 27, 2011
4: The number of shades in Guerlain's Terre Indigo eye shadow quad. Inspired by Incan textiles, it contains enough shimmery golds, vibrant blues and earthy browns to create an infinite number of intricate eye looks ($59). Bloomingdale’s Tysons Corner Center; bloomingdales.com
Alexis Bittar's newest pieces for The St. Regis Collection.
April 20, 2011
Inspired by Caroline Astor, The St. Regis Collection by Alexis Bittar is pure elegance, achieved in three precious pieces: a necklace ($490), earrings ($310) and a brooch ($385). Better still, the baubles are available for purchase at the venerable downtown hotel. Check them out on display in the lobby. The St. Regis Washington, D.C., 923 K St. NW; stregis.com/washingtondc
Designer Q&A: Trina Turk
The Southern California native gets back to her bohemian style roots.
April 06, 2011
Spring/Summer 2011 looks by Trina Turk
The epitome of tropical style, Trina Turk recently made a stop in DC at the Donovan House and gave us some insight on her spring/summer collection and a tip on day to night style.
Tell us about the inspiration behind your spring/summer 2011 collection.
TRINA TURK: My southern California roots, Palm Springs, artist Wayne Thiebaud, Rio, Brazil and bohemian graphic prints inspired me. Once you have a theme, it’s easy to put a collection together.
What’s the easiest way to transition from day to night on a tropical vacation?
TT: Heels and jewelry. I like to travel with lots of costume jewelry. It’s great to throw on with a pair of heels and transform your look from day to night.
You just launched a line of indoor/outdoor fabrics with Schumacher. Are you thinking about branching into interior design?
TT: I am. I made some pillows out of some printed fabrics for our spring/summer look book and realized we have something here. So I began looking for a partnership and collaborated with Schumacher. It’s interesting but we definitely need to change the scale. What works on a blouse doesn’t necessarily work for a sofa.
What else in on your plate right now?
TT: We’re working on opening a store in Dallas and we’re expanding our menswear line, Mr. Turk.
Tech Trend: Limited-Edition Headphones
Do it right with Monster Miles Davis jazz headphones.
April 01, 2011
Honor a legend and his music: Listen to Miles Davis the way he was meant to be heard with the limited-edition, high-performance Monster Miles Davis jazz headphones ($400). There’s no better way to appreciate the master’s official 50th anniversary legacy edition of Kind of Blue, a deluxe set of two CDs and one DVD containing previously unreleased footage, plus a booklet of liner notes, essays and rare photos. Bethesda Systems, 4712 Rosedale Ave.; wwstereo.com
Beauty Trend: Lush Lashes
Go big with lash extensions at Nusta Spa.
March 16, 2011
We’ve found the secret to lush, long-lasting lashes, and her name is Jennifer Fitzpatrick. This dynamo of extensions is a certified lash stylist, an important distinction when you consider she’s micro-gluing tiny synthetic fibers to your natural lashes, yielding a sumptuous, lengthy fringe with no need to curl or add mascara. The eyelash-extension trend is catching on across the country, and Fitzpatrick, who works at the eco-friendly, serenely cozy Nusta Spa, can give you natural-looking fills or dramatic “stop-traffic” eyes.
For those (rare, we hope) times when you want to go truly Showgirl, she can also do color, add Swarovski crystal gems or attach glitter lashes. The regular process takes about two to three hours, and the extensions last about six to eight weeks, with proper maintenance. Prices start at $350 for a full set.
Spring Accessory: Chanel Bag
Arm yourself with a new twist on a classic.
March 09, 2011
Classic bag in tweed, plastic and metal, Chanel ($2,500). Tysons Galleria; chanel.com
A local shows her fashion sense.
March 02, 2011
Name: Milyna Phillips, 27, real estate manager
Spotted: Dupont Circle
Sporting: Zara scarf, Gap blazer, Banana Republic denim, leather boots from a boutique in Soho, handmade earrings from Puerto Rico and a Gucci fanny pack. This Bostonian did not leave her sense of style behind before moving to the District.
Her fashion philosophy: “I’m more about style than high fashion. I will buy anything, anywhere, regardless of price, if it looks good—from Marshall’s to Valentino.”
Store Watch: Louis Vuitton
A new LV store is planned for Paris.
February 24, 2011
The famous address of 23 Place Vendôme in Paris wlll be the new home of the Louis Vuitton store dedicated to selling high-end watches and jewelry (like the piece at right). The store is slated to open by the end of the year.
Greenworks does flowers right
January 12, 2011
An elegant holiday party is made even brighter with a fresh flower arrangement, whether as a centerpiece or a gift. The memorable arrangements created by the innovative team at Greenworks certainly bring a spirited vibe to any space. 4818 Yuma St. NW
Nusta’s New Face-Lift
A favorite spa goes green
December 27, 2010
Nusta Spa is showcasing all things new: its eco-friendly interior (think recycled wood, renewable materials like bamboo and energy-efficient lighting), management, menu and retail boutique. We recommend the Interpretive Touch massage (50 minutes, $120), created by Nusta’s Brad Drummer, which uses a special wave-induction technique to deeply—but painlessly—knead muscles. 1129 20th St. NW
Celebrating the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner at Carnegie Library.