It's officially summertime, and we're getting ready for pool season with some edgy new swimwear from the super chic Dar Be Dar line by Iranian-American designer Tala Raassi. The fashion designer, who is devoted to celebrating the female body through her designs and firmly believes that "fashion is freedom," brings her sophisticated, yet cutting edge swimwear collection to the District! And lucky for us, Guest of a Guest had the opportunity to sit down with Raassi and talk about her remarkably unique line of swimwear, her design inspirations, fashion politics, female empowerment, and her upcoming runway show at the Penthouse Pool Club on Thursday, June 25!
Though the Nation's Capital appears to have it all, FOX News media guru turned entrepreneur, Angela Phelps, discovered that the city was missing that "je ne sais quoi," thus - Le Village Marche was born! The French inspired gift boutique has brought a little bit of Parisian flare to the District. Like a stroll through a Parisian market in the 18th arrondissement, owner Angela Phelps has stocked her light-filled shop with a beautifully curated selection of Parisian-inspired finds, including home décor, soaps, fragrances, stationery, children’s gifts and accessories, many of which are exclusive to Washington. With one location in Shirlington, VA, we sat down with Phelps to talk about her new Cathedral Commons location, her interior design inspirations, her passion for French culture and of course, her take on the DMV.
With holidays such Father's Day and the Forth of July around the corner, and the summer events season in full swing, its officially time for some prime summertime dinning! And while the District is home to some of the best cafes, restaurants, and little eateries, we're helping you narrow down all the summer's must-go places by highlighting some of the District's best - starting with one of our ultimate favorites, Barcelona Wine Bar! [photos via]
Music and fashion go together like love and marriage, and like any creative industry, they find innovative ways of thriving through collaboration. Musical accompaniment to collections convey the aesthetic of a designer’s work in ways which presenting the collection on its own, cannot. In recent years, the music has been, literally, amplified. Live music is now adding to the manifestation of runway. Shows of many major fashion houses are now like concerts, its musicians their muse - and this summer, music meets fashion at one of DC's most anticipated fashion events. We're getting ready for Rock the Runway DC!
You heard it right - 160 events, 160 Hotels around the world all on 1 day! Last week, the Renaissance Hotels celebrated their 4th annual Global Day of Discovery with an exclusive events featuring sips, tastes and entertainment from around the DMV! And if you missed out, don't worry - we have all the details of the District's Day of Discovery festivities right here!
Since opening its now iconic brick and mortar location in November 2014, Rent the Runway has revolutionized DC’s retail industry, making designer dress and accessory rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience to women of all ages! The 4,353-square foot Georgetown boutique houses an impressive collection of 900 dresses, jewelry and clutches, with new inventory delivered several times a week. Rent the Runway is, without a doubt, the ultimate solution to the “I have nothing to wear” dilemma. So, while you may know all the RTR basics, here are FIVE things you might not know about Rent the Runway Georgetown that will have you racing through their store front doors...
The the biggest designer shopping phenomenon hits the District again this summer! Score tickets and pend your weekend shopping from the best selection of discounted designer duds at the annual Gilt City Warehouse Sale!