Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Torpedo Factory



 




WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
jacket- It's Vintage Darling, plaid shirt- Old Navy, tank- Paperdoll on Melrose, 
pants- Lord&Taylor, shoes- Bandolino, socks- J.Crew, bag- Chico's}


Torpedo Factory Art Center
A working art gallery where you can watch pieces being created
and purchase jewelry, paintings, sculptures, etc directly from the artists
themselves. Housed in an old Torpedo Factory on the Alexandria, VA 
waterfront thisvenue is free and open to the public. 


Learn more at http://www.torpedofactory.org
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-4565

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Like a Polaroid Picture



WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
{sleeveless jacket- Zara/sequin top&purse-Chico's/pleather jacket-H&M/pants-Lord&Taylor/shoes-Bandolino}
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I went out on U Street one weekend and ran into this sweet man and his sweet vintage camera!


He is a professional photographer and his favorite subject to photograph is nature, but he said he makes the most money snapping portraits because "people are vain"


With that said I ponied up $5 to have my portrait taken with his time machine!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

(Re)opening of Howard Theatre

Last night I attended the soft opening of the historic Howard Theatre here in Washington DC.

According to the website "...The Howard was America's first full-sized theater built for Black audiences and entertainers." The venue first opened in 1910 and closed in the late sixties after the D.C. riotsFamous black musicians like DC natives Duke Ellington and Marvin Gaye performed on the Howard Theatre stage and to honor this legacy DC rapper Wale was the first to perform in the newly restored space. 


Thursday April 12 is the official Grand Opening and the Howard Theatre will host a benefit concert and gala.  "This event is a fundraiser to support the efforts to build the Howard Theatre Culture and Education Center to include the museum, recording studio, listening library, classrooms and donor lounge."


I'm looking forward to the upcoming Roots concert on April 16 and can't wait to see what other acts grace the stage at "The Howard"



WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
{jacket- H&M/ plaid button up- Old Navy/ tee shirt- Wale/
jeans- Hollister/ boots- Steve Madden/ bag- Dior / belt- Madewell}


The venue can hold up to 1,000 at standing room or 600 seated
at tables for a "supper club" style show.



Wale performed on stage with a live go-go band backing his songs.








For more information about the Grand Opening Gala send email to gala@howardtheatre.org.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Neon




WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
headbandLongchamp scarf~shirtRalph Lauren men's tuxedo~necklaceJ.Crew~hoodieLord&Taylor~pantsAmerican Apparel~socksJ.Crew~shoesBandolino~bag: unknown
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(l to r) Lauren of Haute Off the Press, Chyanne of The Yuppie Lady
(No we didn't plan our coordinating neon pants...great minds just think alike!)
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Monday, April 2, 2012

Primp Work

What a busy weekend! 
I volunteer with my sorority and for months I've been planning their annual
Regional Leadership Conference, which happened this weekend, here in Washington, DC.

The event was a success and here is a look at the prepping (and primping) I did to get ready!

A cherry blossom themed shellac manicure in our sorority colors...


Had my brows tamed...I didn't want to frighten any of my sisters!


Got my hair did...the bigger the hair the more successful the event...right?


A sweet gift for some of the women that helped me with the event...
Gorgeous pink&green bouquets for the women that lead the workshops!

credits:
Hair by Cherrell at Tracy & Co. Salon
Macarons by The Sweet Lobby