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Christopher Kane – Kennedy Recreation Center – 05.06.2016

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When fashion speaks to you, you should listen!  That is exactly what happened when I encountered this Christopher Kane skirt.  I was extremely drawn to the bright colors, fringe details and uniqueness of this skirt.  This skirt is one of the most immediate purchases I have ever made (I usually ruminate for days).

When it comes to fashion, if your instinct is overwhelmingly positive towards a piece of clothing, I guarantee you will find ways to wear it.  This skirt seemed very impractical, but I have worn this skirt many times and I will continue to.

All things Christopher Kane fringe:

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Photo Information:  Photos taken by Anna Meyer.

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Christopher Kane – Songbyrd – 02.16.2016

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Skirt by Christopher Kane

Styled with sweater by Acne; shoes by Steven

Same and similar sparkle skirts:

POLITICS

I am a fan of mixing up the pieces in my wardrobe in new ways.  It keeps things fresh and helps my pocketbook significantly.  I love this metallic skirt and wore it many time during the holidays.  Metallic skirts and lurex in general are still, and even more so now, very in fashion and I want to make sure I get as much mileage as I can from this piece.

The last time I featured this skirt it was the holiday season.  The way wearing sparkles worked a couple of months ago needs to be altered for the season.  It’s the end of winter (hopefully) and about to be spring.  With the snow, rain, sleet or whatever else is falling from the sky I want to be cozy, but still stylish.   Wearing a casual oversized sweater with this fancy skirt is a great way to embrace the transition season, staying warm, and looking stylish.

Casual sweaters and even sweatshirts are a great way to downplay a fancy skirt like the one I featured today.

ETIQUETTE

The look I am featuring is a look that can go from day to night.  You can definitely wear this outfit to the office, but it’s also great for dinner or a reception at night. …Or when performing live on stage at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan!

Photo Information:

Photos taken by Anna Meyer at SongbyrdPhotos were taken in their new basement music venue.  Makeup by Melissa at Celadon Spa (c/0).

About Songbyrd:

I discovered Songbyrd shortly after they opened their doors thanks to two of my dear friends, Lauren and DJKC.  I have since attended a great party hosted by DJKC in the new basement music venue at Songbyrd.  Definitely one of the more fun nights out I have had in DC due to the quality of music and atmosphere.

When I showed up this past Saturday to shoot for Politiquette, I was blown away by the brunch session infused with legit soul recordings. Many of them DC originals.  I learned that DC’s Kevin Coombe of DC Soul Recordings also spins regularly at this venue.  If I wasn’t sold already, that sealed the deal.  The people, food, beverages, decor and most importantly music are all exceptional at Songbyrd.  If you haven’t checked out this venue, a visit should be at the top of your list.

Lookout for two more posts this week that will feature the Songbyrd dining area and the listening cafe.

Special thanks to Joe and Alisha for their hospitality!

Songbyrd Boilerplate:

Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe is DC’s home for music lovers. Nestled at the top of iconic Adams Morgan, Songbyrd offers an opportunity to explore music from national and local acts through our unique spaces, along with a meal and beverage. Enjoy their full espresso bar and casual eats while browsing latest vinyl releases and reissues in the Record Cafe. Or share a nighttime seasonal meal with a craft cocktail or beer, while getting down with the DC’s best DJs in the Music House. And open in October 2015 is their brand-new music venue, a space for regular shows for touring and local acts, as well as other music-related programming.

 

Culture

Christopher Kane – Miracle on 7th Street – 12.16.2015

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Skirt by Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane is a Scottish fashion designer based in London.  His brand is part of Kering, the French luxury goods holding company.  Also part of Kering are designers like Alexander McQueen and Gucci.  His namesake label was established in 2006 with his sister, a textile specialist.  His designs are bold, intricate, stylish and fun.  Every season I am more amazed by the gems that Christopher Kane produces.

Earrings by Vintage Lately (local vintage collection)

Faux Fur Coat by H&M

Black Camisole by A.L.C.

Other metallic skirts I like:

POLITICS

As I mentioned in this previous post, I was able to score this Christopher Kane metallic skirt on Black Friday.  I love how sparkly it is and I love the pleats, very on trend for fall/winter 2015.  We have a couple more weeks to be festive in our outfit choices, the holidays are a limited window of time where sparkles are considered a neutral color.  I suggest embracing this period of time by integrating festive attire like this skirt into your own daily style.

ETIQUETTE

This skirt is appropriate to wear to work with a blazer during the next couple of weeks, for holiday parties, NYE and of course to Miracle on Seventh Street.

MIRACLE ON SEVENTH STREET

DC drink expert Derek Brown and his team, including bar manager and Christmas lover Adriana Salame-Aspiazu (featured in photo above with me wearing dope, blinged out “Ho-Ho-Ho” chains), opened Miracle on Seventh Street, the brother concept to NYC’s Miracle on Ninth Street.  This pop-up is in partnership with Cocktail Kingdom and NYC barman Nico de Soto.  Miracle on Seventh Street, opened on December 1st and will run through December 24th. Decked with Christmas decor, Brown and his team have swapped the usual Mockingbird Hill bar menu for a completely revamped Christmas-themed drink list and Christmas and Hannukah decor.

MY TIPS FOR THE ULTIMATE ENJOYMENT OF THE MIRACLE ON 7th STREET EXPERIENCE

-Arrive early.  The two lucky individuals I featured in my last photo were the first in line for Miracle on Seventh Street last Friday night.  The gentleman told me that he arrived at 4:15 PM, only 45 minutes prior to opening.  That isn’t really much of a wait to be the first into the bar.  I think the later you arrive, the longer you wait for this amped up holiday experience.  I recommend bringing coffee, friends and/or having a fully charged phone to keep you company in line.  Also, it may actually be winter-ish weather soon, so wear warm outwear.  However, the space is small in the bar so you don’t want to have a lot of extra stuff to carry or store.

-Consider dressing festive, I think it makes the experience that much more fun.  Everyone who works there is dressed festive and you can be too.  It’s a very welcoming and friendly environment.

-Be prepared to enjoy holiday cheer.

-Start with “nog shots” and treat them as a sipper.  They are delicious.

– Next enjoy a nice, light sparkling drink “Gretchen, Stop trying to make Fetch Happen.”  Key ingredients are sherry, cranberry, SPARKLING WINE, rosemary and a few others.   Obviously this one is for all of my girls who wear pink on Wednesdays.

-Order another one of the 11 festive cocktails on the menu.

-Order another one of the 11 festive cocktails on the menu. I meant to write this tip twice.

-Maybe it’s time for a snack, they have a really good toasted turkey, cranberry sandwich on the food menu.

-Be nice to other people inside the bar (and while waiting in line).  This isn’t a place for an attitude.  Someone tried to get territorial over my bar stool as I was giving it to another woman who had been waiting a while to sit.  It was gross.  Don’t do it.  Reel in your angst, 2016 is almost here and you should already be letting go of and leaving the lows of 2015 in the past.  Also, this is DC.  You know you probably have like 40 mutual friends in common with that “stranger” on FB.

-Finish with a “Francisco, That’s Fun to Say.”  Mezcal, chocolate “milk” (coconut, bananas, spice), green chartreuse marshmallows.  This drink will make you smile; “smiling’s my favorite.”

-You can take home the festive glasses that all have Santa, Rudolph, Frosty and others from the gang etched on them. This can be for your own further merriment or to give as gifts.  $10 to pay for a glass seems like nothing after you have enjoyed a few of the festive cocktails on the menu.

-Tip well.  The staff is awesome and as much as you might think they are naturally excited to be jolly 100% of their shift for your own entertainment, they are doing it to make your personal experience  amazing.  I have to say I was most impressed by the staff at this pop-up.  They were gracious, kind and fun.  Thank you!

-December 24th, Christmas Eve, is the last night to enjoy the festivities!

Thank you to Mockingbird Hill and MoKi Media for allowing Politiquette to photograph at and blog about this very, merry location!

Fashion

Christopher Kane and Black Friday Sales – Lab 1270 – 11.27.2015

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BLACK FRIDAY

It’s one of the best shopping days of the year.  Many “Black Friday” sales began prior to today, but there are a ton of great deals and I out together a list of the best sales I have found.  I also included some of my favorite sale items on the web.

I was able to take advantage of an early Black Friday sale and purchased this Christopher Kane skirt from Nordstrom

MY BLACK FRIDAY PICKS

SALES

Shopbop up to 25% off of everything

Net-a-Porter up to 50% off

SSense up to 50% off

Nordstrom – sale + extra 25% off through Cyber Monday

J.Crew 30% off of everything

Anthropologie 25% off of everything

Photo Information: Photo taken by Anna Meyer at Lab 1270.