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September 2015

Fashion

Isabel Marant, L’Agence – Site of a future Whole Foods? – 09.30.2015

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Belt by Isabel Marant.  Marant is a French designer and her brand was established in 1994.  Isabel Marant is absolutely one of my favorite designers today for her simple, bohemian designs that can be dressed up or down.

I love this quote from Isabel Marant about her success “My brand developed little by little without any sophistication nor excess. My choice was to build it up step by step in order to keep complete freedom and integrity in the way I worked .”  I think these are lovely words to keep in mind for anyone pursuing a new or growing passion.  Stay humble and true to yourself.

*Fun Fact: Isabel Marant is married to fashion designer Jerome Dreyfuss.

Same Belt and Similar Belts:

Dress by L’Agence.  “L’AGENCE launched in California in 2008 with a vision to make silhouettes that made a woman look and feel beautiful with an effortless and sophisticated point of view.”  Both designers I am featuring today share this beautiful, effortless mentality in common.  I purchased this dress locally in DC at Barneys in Georgetown and was assisted by the fabulous Keith.

Dress:

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Tabitha Simmons – The Fridge DC Art Gallery – 09.28.2015

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by Tabitha Simmons

Red triple strap Mary Janes purchased from Moda Operandi.  Established in 2009, “Tabitha Simmons was born and raised in England. After graduating with honors from Kingston University with a degree in film and set design, Tabitha began her fashion career as a model.  Tabitha’s interests quickly became focused on fashion styling, which allowed her to combine her personal style with an education background in design.”

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Alix of Bohemia – W Street, NW – 09.25.2015

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by Alix of Bohemia

I am in love with ALIX OF BOHEMIA.  I ordered this waistcoat to be custom made and her work exceeded my expectations.  Alix makes every piece by hand and no two items are ever the same.  She is beginning to have huge success and it is well deserved.  Her collection was recently featured on Moda Operandi and Bergdorf Goodman picked up many peices of hers this September.

“The offspring of an Italian textile legacy and generations of French artists, it was at University in Scotland that we were christened ALIX of BOHEMIA and began making clothes by hand. With wanderlust and gypsy blood in our veins, we make our clothes to suit the nomadic way: free loving and largely living. Now settled in the East Village in New York, look for us in a fabulous hat, taking our cues from the Psychedelic Sixties, Midcentury Bohemians and the Summer of Love to inspire the garments we make by hand in limited runs by appointment.”

Her fashions target the “Hippie, Groupie, Fellow Free Spirit.”

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J Brand JEANS – WFH – 09.23.2015

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by J Brand

“J Brand set out to create timeless, classic and sophisticated jeans with an emphasis on fit and the inspiration to make a woman look and feel beautiful in her jeans. Since the launch in 2004, J Brand has achieved a winning combination of style and comfort, with a vision to create a jean that fit so perfectly it would follow the contours of the body.”

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