Photograph by Kip Dawkins, styling by Marcie Blough.
1. Pink Leather Frame ($120). Beloved family photos will pop in this 5-by-7-inch goatskin frame. Graphic Image will donate 25 percent of net profits to the Ellen Hermanson Foundation.
2. Georgetown Cupcakes ($29). Washington’s favorite cupcakery will donate the full price of each “Susan G. Komen Dozen” to the Suzan G. Komen for the Cure.
3. Paisley Ribbon Tie ($45). Even Dad can show his support with this stylish silk tie. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer awareness programs, education, and research.
4. Lucia Vineyards Lucy Wine ($18). This crisp Rosé has hints of red raspberry, watermelon, and orange blossoms. One dollar from every bottle will be donated to breast cancer research. To order call 800-946-3130.
Eye-catching textures and patterns are finding their way onto handbags just in time for summer.
This article appears in the June 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.
From wild leopard print to notice-me stripes, this season's most interesting shoes feature bright colors and dramatic patterns.
The revamped ’70s styles are good news for customers who appreciate the looser fit of wide-leg pants, peasant dresses, and ankle-length skirts, says Nancy Pearlstein, owner of Relish, a Georgetown boutique that features designs straight off the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York. “A lot of women can wear these clothes and be sexy in a subtle, more appropriate way than in years past. Let’s face it—more fabric hides flaws, and clothes that have lots of strong color give you a kind of ‘I am woman’ confidence.”
Retailers hope women will be drawn to the color, patterns, soft fabrics, and feminine styling. “The ’70s trend is back probably because it’s a lot of look without a lot of effort,” says Marlene Hu Aldaba of Hu’s Wear and Hu’s Shoes in Georgetown. “It’s not too retro-looking, and woman can feel modern because they stand out from the power-suit types.”