Dads & Grads

May 20, 2016

Spring is a time of new beginnings and relaxing in the warm, inviting light of the sun. Meanwhile, grads are getting ready to head off into the world, and dads are there to help them through the process. With graduation and Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s essential to find the best gifts that are sure to impress.

What better way to treat these dads and grads than with the latest fashion? Our dads deserve the best, and their style should reflect that. A crisp suit and a new pair of shoes, coupled with an elegant watch and belt, will keep him looking clean cut and professional. Every grad should master the balance between comfort and style. A light, airy button-up and belt are great for almost any occasion. Before they hit the ground running in their new careers, grads will want to spend a little time in the sun, so a pair of great sunglasses is a must.

Here are two looks to keep dads and grads happy and stylish this spring.
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Haute and Cool: Off to the Races

April 27, 2016

Heading to a local track with some friends is not only a great way to spend a day tailgating and enjoying the weather. It’s a great excuse to dress up. The Royal Ascot, one of Britain’s oldest formal races, has a strict dress code. Perfect! Let’s use those guidelines to help us decide what to wear to horse races here in the Colonies.

For gentlemen, a suit with shirt and tie is required, naturally. For ladies, a hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times. Strapless and sheer dresses are not permitted (as if there could be any question about that).
Here are two looks that will keep you fashion-forward while hewing to traditional guidelines.
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NYFW : Glam, Spark and Lots of Black

February 24, 2016

The latest edition of New York Fashion Week was full of glamour, sparkle, fur and leathers. The colors ranged from blues to pinks, greens, reds and lots of black. Influences: the ’70s, rocker metallics, ladylike suitings, abstract designs. All in all, once again the shows did not disappoint. We’re looking forward to an exciting and fashionable fall/winter 2016.

Chiara Boni photos by Will Ragozzino.
Angel Sanchez photos by Conrado Veliz.
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Smartly Supplied for School

October 18, 2015

Whether you’re dealing with the first day of class or the entire fall semester, it helps to look and feel your best. To get it together in a confident, stylish way, shop for the newest items in D.C.’s oldest neighborhood. There’s great shopping mere blocks from the land of the Hoyas and the Colonials. Here are our back-to-school suggestions. [gallery ids="102285,127721,127727,127737,127709,127715,127731" nav="thumbs"]

Haute & Cool: Men’s Fashion Week

August 17, 2015

Men’s fashion is making a comeback, and it shows at New York City Fashion Week: Men’s. After running a few years during a brief stint in the mid-nineties, men’s Fashion Week was back in New York City from July 13 to 16, autonomous and separate from the ubiquitous NYC Fashion Week (now tailored to women’s styles) with more than 30 designers showcasing pieces in venues across Manhattan. Here are some of the hottest looks, ranging from buff beach stud to androgynous chic, from this year’s shows. [gallery ids="102151,133025,133017,133009,133001,133044,132993,133038,132983,133030" nav="thumbs"]

Gifts for Dad

June 22, 2015

With Father’s Day right around the corner, many of us are scrambling to find the gift that best suits that special guy. Georgetown’s shops offer something for every dad. From light, casual pieces perfect for summer to sleek, stylish accessories for polished businessmen, finding the right Father’s Day gift has never been easier. Here are our suggestions [gallery ids="102110,133823,133827,133819,133831,133834,133840,133837" nav="thumbs"]

HAUTE & COOL: Make a Cozy Statement

January 29, 2015

Don’t let the need for warmth overtake style when picking out sweaters as the temperature drops. While spring and fall fashion usually get the most attention each year, it takes real style to stay fashionable while braving the cold. From stripes to prints to cable-knits, we round up the coziest sweaters to help you bear winter’s coldest temperatures with hot fashion. [gallery ids="101978,135518,135514,135523,135510,135499,135495,135491,135507,135503,135520" nav="thumbs"]


February 27, 2014

HERE ARE A FEW IMAGES FROM THE SHOWS I ATTENDED, PLEASE VISIT WWW.MBFASHIONWEEK.COM FOR ALL SHOWS. [gallery ids="101630,146108,146103,146110,146096,146100" nav="thumbs"]

Haute & Cool

January 17, 2014

Georgetown is known for the decadent dining, luxury homes, society nightlife, and of course, M Street fashion. This week we style stalked those milling around the streets of Georgetown looking for this summer’s most popular trends. With a forecast of excessive heat and humidity weighing down our wardrobes, it’s been a challenge to stay and look cool simultaneously. However, these street fashionistas didn’t let a little heat cramp their style. With a combination of vivid, electrifying colors and cool, classic whites, these ladies looked chic and crisp in their summer whites and summer brights. [gallery ids="99993,99994,99995,99996,99997,99998" nav="thumbs"]

Haute & Cool: Get Booted Up

The rain seems to be falling harder and colder every day, turning the streets of D.C. into veritable rivers. Unfortunately, splashing through puddles tand crunching through fallen leaves in those strappy summer sandals just isn’t cutting it anymore. The fall season is the start of boot season, and D.C. stores are stocking their shelves with cute knee-highs, heeled and ankle boots to keep those tootsies warm.
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