Fashionable Reads

August 21, 2012

Catching the end-of-summer sales are a MUST! Want some tips on how to shop these sales like a PRO?…. You have come to the right place! (Washingtonian)

Here at ATFDC, we know there are a bunch of you Christian Louboutin fans out  there. The U.S. customs and Border Protection spotted thousands of the fake red soles. (Fashionista)

This famous designer is launching something a little bit different than a clothing line. He helped write a COMIC BOOK. Find out which designer! (NY Mag)

These headbands are so hip and perfect for those bad hair days… don’t worry, we all get them! (Refinery 29)

Ever considered giving up on using fitting rooms? Is online shopping your number one source of retail therapy and therefore you’d prefer a “digital fitting room,” or at least you’ve considered the thought? Janet Bennett Kelly explains your possible options (Washington Post)

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Fashionable Reads

August 10, 2012
  • When you think of work apparel, you may think pencil skirts and clean-cut blazers, but the Brightest Young Things staff isn’t afraid to have some fun! Take a peek at some of their typical outfits. (Washingtonian)
  • Ann Curry getting fired from NBC just because of the way she was dressing? Check out some of the outfits she wore On-Air and we are going to let you Fashiontonians be the judge! (Huffington Post) 
  • Look who is spotted! The “fearless chick” Kelis, portrays her sense of style by the way she feels and truly dresses how she wants! All eyes on this fierce style icon. (Stylish Thought)
  • Gaga is on the spotlight, not because of some jaw-dropping, peculiar outfit but because she is featured on the front cover of September’s issue of Vogue! Now check out the lady in pink! (Racked)
  • When we think of J Brand, a pair of jeans pops up into our heads, but little did we know how high fashion the brand has emerged to be! Their fall 2012 campaign has proved that it’s not just jeans! (Refinery 29)

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Fashionable Reads

August 7, 2012
  • Check out this interview with up and coming jewelry designer from the DC area, Caroline Whittington. She shares her inspiration and how she got started! (Washingtonian)
  • Famous Celeb, Victoria Beckham, comes out with a new fashion line we didn’t expect her to go into! Find out what is so posh! (Fashionista)
  • Star tennis player, Maria Sharapova, steps out in style after winning the silver medal at the Olympics. What do you Fashiontonians think she sports to celebrate her victory? (Fab Sugar)
  • The Fall 2012 Fashion Ad campaigns have now arrived from some of our favorite fashion houses. We know you Fashiontonians are dying to know the details! (Fashionologie)
  • Did you know there was such as a thing as National Watermelon Day? It was news to us but Alison McLaughlin of Washington Life Magazine, shares her favorite pieces to celebrate this unlikely holiday (Washington Life)

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Fashionable Reads

July 16, 2012
  • Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Immortal’ brings the King of Pop back to Washington. (Washington Life)
  • Pretty People Vintage Lookbook is Eye Candy! (Refinery 29)
  • Charlotte Dellal’s makeup bag must-haves! (Style)
  • 14 Gold Statement Cuffs you’ll be dying to have! (Washingtonian)
  • Golden State of Mind: LA’s new young designers. (Telegraph)
  • Do you think what Michelle Williams wore to Comic-con in San Diego was appropriate for the occasion? (NY Mag)
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Fashionable Reads

July 12, 2012
  • Work-Worthy manicures that every Fashiontonian can master! (Refinery 29)
  • What Shannon Cusello wears to work. (Washingtonian)
  • Team USA Olympic Uniforms: Yay or Nay? (Washington Post)
  • Check these greek-inspired pieces that you can wear to your week in Santorini, Greece. (Style)
  • Air Jordans and Ballet Flat: Gifty Safro’s style inspiration stems from her African heritage, but she adds her own touch of classic fashion. (NY Times)
  • Dolce & Gabbana’s Couture Collection has finally been revealed! (Vogue UK)
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Fashionable Reads

July 9, 2012
  • How to Shop Like a Man. Written by a man for men. (Boobs Bacon Bourbon)
  • Washington, DC is one of the best cities for your skin? (Daily Glow)
  • Cut Out dresses never seem to go out of style. (Washingtonian)
  • The Limited brings a new line just for the curvy women! (DC Life Magazine)
  • Mandela Fashion Collection set to launch in the US. (Huffington Post)
  • One of our favorites, H&M, is opening this Fall in Old Town Alexandria! (NBC Washington)
  • Profit cuts for the Japanese brand, Uniqlo. (Just Style)

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Fashionable Reads

July 5, 2012
  • Tabandeh in Mazza Gallerie showcases Samira 13’s Diamond and South Sea Pearl collection (DC Modern Luxury)
  • Raf Simons’s ‘Triumphant’ Dior Debut marks a dramatic shift in Couture.  (The Cut)
  • Get the scoop on Dolce & Gabbana’s new Gold edition sunglasses. (Shy Magazine)
  • Giorgio Armani Couture Fall 2012 (The W Magazine)
  • Karla Colletto’s Stylish Swimwear around MD-DC-VA. (Capitol File Magazine)
  • It’s time to take eyes off womenswear and take a look at these outrageous Menswear ensembles. (Fashionista)
  • Website relaunch and new blog for local retailer Lillybee  (Sole Sophisticates)
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Fashionable Reads

June 28, 2012
  • Michelle Obama provides a Style Guide. (NBC Washington)
  • Ginger Root Design opens up a new showroom! (DailyCandy)
  • How to tame 4 common types of hair in the awful Washington humidity. (Washingtonian)
  • Rachel Bilson’s stylist, Nicole Chavez, shares her must-haves. (Refinery 29)
  • Worst Retail Jobs to work for in America (AOL Jobs)
  • Needs tips for how to save money at the hair salon (Washington Post Lifestyle)
  • DC based design house KoshieO “is transforming Africa’s retail scene” (Fashionista)
  • What happens when you buy clothing by the pound? (Huffington Post)

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Fashionable Reads

June 25, 2012
  • Daytime Emmy Awards Fashion: Best and Worst Red Carpet Looks (Huffington Post)
  • Three fashion business owners highlight their keys to success at the second annual Rock the Look Fashion and Beauty Show in Fairfax, VA hosted by the W salon. (NBC Washington)
  • Yves Saint Laurent’s new director will rebrand the fashion house as Saint Laurent Paris? (Telegraph UK)
  • 16 Summer Work Wardrobe Essentials (Washingtonian)
  • 10 Fashion memes that took the Internet by storm. (Fashionista)
  • Learn the tricks for styling summer shorts the chic way. (Refinery 29)

Fashionable Reads

June 21, 2012

Diane von Furstenberg discusses China’s growing fashion impact. (Wall Street Journal)

We love a Fashiontonian who is not afraid of color! (Washingtonian)

Sydney from the Daybook shares her “go to” items for “mom life.” (The Daybook)

Emerging brands use fund-raising to kickstart their businesses. (NY Times)

We agree. Aureta Thomollari has an epic closet. (Refinery29)

Reasons why you should buy from emerging designers. (Shop Myrtle)

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