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Tweedy wool jackets, to-the-manor-born skinny pants and tall riding boots lead posh, equestrian-influenced pieces back into style

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Logan’s (Style) Run Shopping for funky antiques, sleek sofas and other decor treasures along 14th Street Prints Charming A Virginia designer recasts the patterns and pop colors of the 1960s into modern sportswear Mini Skirting the Issue The hemline you choose could help you succeed at work — or make you a sartorial punch line

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Riding Into A New Season

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as a clothes-obsessed girl growing up in South

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siasm other kids saved for football games or attracting prom dates. Still, it was too hot in San Antonio until December to really pile on boots or woolly sweaters, so my shopping tended

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the season’s hip happenings and hot items

Shape Shifter up and coming

Some designers summon floral prints after looking at a Matisse painting; others create pouf skirts inspired by throwback, 1980s fashions. But Chicago’s Abigail GlaumLathbury tends to use the left side of her brain to conjure up her angular jackets (shown, in cotton, $545, also in wool, $680), intricately pleated tuxedo shirts and drapey silk skirts. “I based my fall designs on turn-of-the-century inventions, sort of the idea of romance with a hard edge,” she says. “It’s sort of beautiful, mad-scientist stuff.” Find the shapely, highly tailored collection ($280-$680) in D.C. at both Proper Topper locations (1350 connecticut ave. nw; 202-842.3055 and 3213 p st. nw; 202333-6200). The 20-year-old chainlet is also bringing in several other fresh indie labels this season, including slouchy, eco-friendly knits from H Fredriksson, and sculptural, vaguely retro skirts and blouses in unusual neutral fabrics from Study NY.

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Ready, Maid? Bridesmaids — once relegated to dresses in every shade of ugly — rate as ladies in waiting no more. Local shops have altered their take on the other chicks at the altar, offering gowns pretty enough to (maybe) compete with the bride. Georgetown’s Hitched (1523 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-6162) launched Hitched Maids with styles by Lela Rose and Anna Elyse. And Bella Bridesmaid (8001 Wisconsin Ave.; 502836-4829) just sprouted in Bethesda, filling a crisp space with pretty dresses by Jenny Yoo and Joanna August, plus big-day-and-beyond accessories such as Nelle Handbags (shown, $100). “Blogs made brides and maids more educated,” says Bella owner Lacey Campbell. “They’re more fashion-conscious and aware.”

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Bauble Beat Anyone who has ever watched Katy Perry or Joan Jett strut around a stage knows the sexy-tough appeal of rocker chicks. Their sweet-meets-edgy vibe infuses model Erin Wasson and jeweler Pascal Mouawad’s Low Luv jewelry line, just in at Wink (3109 M St. nw; 202-338-9465). Earthy-yet-structured pieces marry geometry with organic textures. Multilayered necklaces ($113) and a seemingly carved-from-golden-stone cocktail ring (shown, $65) emphasize negative space with a worn-in, older-than-you vintage feel. Also new, and in the key of cool at the basement-level G-town shop: fashion-forward brand IRO, with its readyto-groove military shirts and sequined sweaters.

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The Biff Is Back Thirty years (and about 30 million popped collars) after penning “The Preppy Handbook,” high-priestess of madras and loafers Lisa Birnbach returns with “True Prep: It’s a Whole New World” ($20, knopf). The satirical, swankily illustrated tome chronicles how Muffy and Mummy can navigate the 21st century via both new classics (Tory Burch, fleece) and old standbys (martinis, Martha’s Vineyard). “The world has changed: Suddenly preppies are post-modern,” says Birnbach. “It’s a look that’s safe, comfortable and celebrates the older pleasures in life.” She’ll read from the book Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at Vineyard Vines (1225 Wisconsin Ave. NW) and Sept. 17 at 11 a.m.at L.L. Bean (tysons corner center).

15 minutes As wardrobe basics go, the white shirt ranks with

the little black dress and the leather biker jacket in the fashion pantheon. Nobody does them better — or in more variations (ruffled, flower-covered, puff-sleeved) — than FrenchBrazilian designer Anne Fontaine, who just opened her first boutique in the D.C. area at Tysons Galleria (2001 International Drive, McLean; 703-714-0509). We chatted with her about her inspiration and new digs. jennifer barger What’s so intriguing about shirts?

A Shirt Story We button down French blouse diva Anne Fontaine on the opening of her sleek new boutique at Tysons

They can be the most important part of women’s wardrobes. They’re easy to wear, and when they’re white, I love their purity. With one shirt, you can have so many looks, from putting it with jeans to a ball gown skirt.

What’s the key to a good one? A good shirt can show off the things you want to

show and hide things you don’t like. A shirt that has perfect shoulders makes a woman look powerful, and cuffs can also create a very chic silhouette.

What’ll we see in your fall collection? I was really thinking about the working woman, so I mixed masculine and feminine, playing with details and fabrics. I used a Prince of Wales check in some, and a lot of jersey and organdy mixtures.

You’ve added bags and accessories to your line. What are they like? They let customers play more with the shirts, so I now design belts, bags and cuff links that work well with them.

Do American women and French women shop differently? French women don’t buy clothing just to buy it — they’re more concerned with complementing their silhouette. But I think American women are starting to be more into being themselves, not just being fashionable.


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Room & Board Timothy Paul Bedding + Home East and West blur at this industrial-meets-exotic bedding and housewares den, where globe-trotting owners Timothy and Mia Worrell combine old and worldly (bright antique Uzbek suzanis sewn into pillows, ikats quilts) with crisp and new (duvets by print-adoring John Robshaw). Furniture (Moroccan tea tables, Bungalow 5’s sleek dressers) provides more boudoir brashness. 1529 A 14TH ST. NW; 202-234-2020

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Recycled plastic deck chairs and sleek wooden patio tables grace the view-tastic fourth story balcony (shown) of the mid-century mad chain’s D.C. outpost, which just opened in the onetime HQ of the Taylor-Tolley Motor Company. The 36,000-squarefoot mecca holds cherry-toned André leather sofas ($2,999), sheepskin pillows ($79) and shapely lamps. 1840 14TH ST. NW; 202-729-8300

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September 2010 September 17 — Georgetown Gallery Gaze. Celebrate Georgetown’s art community with an array of artists and artisans at Georgetown’s Monthly Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. www.georgetowngallerygaze.com

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November 2010 November 6 — Nordstrom’s Cosmetic Trend Show. Makeup, skincare and fragrance trends for the season. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Cosmetics Trend Show at 8:00 a.m. Makeup applications from 10:00 a.m. Montgomery Mall, 7111 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, Md. For details, call 301-365-4111 and ask for your favorite cosmetic counter.


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scene stealers the best of who, what and wear at the capital’s poshest parties

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jason wu’S FALL line for TSE was inspired by artist Robert Ryman’s minimalist mixed-media works. This elegant juxtaposition was celebrated by an evening of models wearing Wu’s clothes amid the 26 abstracts by Ryman on view at the Phillips Collection. An art-meetsfashion scavenger hunt hosted by Project Beltway’s Rachel Cothran and Liberty Jones of Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie drew a cocktail-dressed crowd to the mansion/museum to nibble Dolcezza gelati (mmm, lime sorbetto) and take in jazz by Federico PeĂąa and Friends. “Art has always inspired fashion,â€? says Cothran. “Both tell stories and communicate a concept by applying principles of color, texture and materiality.â€? k atherine b oyle

Rachel Cothran Founder of Project Beltway

Q&A: Among questions in the night’s scavenger hunt: Who made the style blogger’s frock? She name-dropped Vena Cava all night. Style Philosophy: “Beautiful and interesting, but easy. I’m a minimalist at heart.�

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On her: A custom-made David Joseph shift dress, vintage leather clutch and Guess by Marciano shoes His inspiration: “Clean silhouettes and structured pieces. I pull from the ’40s and ’50s for a tailored, feminine look.�

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We love: Her Vivienne Westwood for Melissa galoshes. Adding to her high-low mix: skinny jeans paired with a vintage polka-dot cotton tunic from Beacon’s Closet in Brooklyn and silver Cure bangles.

We love: Her simple UNIQLO jersey tunic top paired with H&M teal leggings and camelcolored pumps. Style Philosophy: “Trends can look terrible on tall girls, so I shop to complement my height.�

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haute topic It’s Not You, It’s Hem You want to turn heads, but is that micro mini hurting your fashion (and workplace) cred?

an e-mail from my pal J.P. arrived in the early

a.m., subject line, “Urgent Question.” I expected a query about which “True Blood” vampire was hottest. Instead, she ranted, “Why are dresses now three inches or more above the knee, and when will this horror stop?” Glancing down at my probably too-old-to-reveal thighs, jutting out five inches below a snake-print shift, I grimaced. I’d also spent half the summer in dressing rooms tugging at skirt hems and wondering why what seemed to be overlong tops or skimpy tunics were masquerading as cocktail dresses. Maybe it’s the down economy (which some say causes hemlines to rise) or those D.C. Housewives swanning around in cut-to-there gowns, but recent seasons have spewed out iPad-sized skirts and frocks so reduced they’d seem out of place on anyone except

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Virginia’s Jules Reid plunders the recent past to create her new line of eye-popping dresses and sportswear as a kid in Norfolk, Va., Jules Reid favored brightly patterned rompers and dresses. These days, the Fredericksburg/New York-based womenswear designer rocks her own line of colorful, retro frocks and sportswear, which launched this spring. Think opera coats festooned with golden tigers, ’50sinspired floral gowns and silk tunics in Day-Glo hues. Her preppy-gone-exotic feel suits Georgetown boutique Sherman Pickey’s (1647 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-4212) classics-with-a-twist aesthetic, so it’s no surprise that the shop is stocking her fall collection and hosting a trunk show for the willowy blonde on Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. k atherine b oyle Until a few years ago, you were working as a stockbroker. How’d you move from finance to fashion?

This line has been in my head since I was 22. When I turned 40, there was the feeling of, “Should I do it now?” And I’d been an interior designer after being a stockbroker, so I had an innate sense of design. Did interior design experience make you a better clothing designer?

It really helped with the production side of making a fashion line. That’s the hardest part. It helped me get from point A to point B and to make everything arrive on time. What influence s your clothing designs?

I lived in Paris during college and spent time there last October. My time there inspired the Parisienne gown. The colors of India have also always influenced me. I design all the fabrics, so mixing colors, patterns, animal motifs and florals is important too. What’ll we see in the fall line, your second collection?

I used extreme color, but with jewel tones and rich fabric, which I think takes the line to another level. I’d say it’s elegant, bold and romantic.

Does vintage clothing influence your designs as well?

I wear a lot of vintage Pucci and Missoni. I have a Pucci jersey catsuit that inspired a similar one in the collection. For fall, I focused on 1960s vintage glamour. You could see some of these styles on “Mad Men” or on Jackie O. How did you dress as a stockbroker?

I dressed conservatively for the first couple of years, the traditional blue suit. But after I established myself and my clientele, I started to dress in my own colorful and vintage style. People appreciated my boldness. Who wears your line?

Someone who loves to be noticed and make a statement. My line works well for the working woman who is not afraid to be remembered. She wants pieces she can dress down in Harbour Island or dress up in the city.

For fall, I focused on 1960s vintage glamour. You could see some of these styles on ‘Mad Men’ or Jackie O.” above, from left: mCPHERSON DRESS in metallic brocade floral ($795); Augustus mini dress in “blue dots” ($395); Brown cotton bodysuit top ($140) and Harbour Island Pant in Jules print turquoise ($325). Also pictured: Jules reid in her own baroness dress in tiger lavender ($495) and lucite rock ring, ($295). all styles available through sherman pickey.

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I’ve seen women in their 50s wear minis tastefully by layering textured tights and knee boots. And if you’re in your 20s, hike those skirts!” Redskins cheerleaders or Gymboree tots. “Sometimes you literally see womens’ underwear,” says British fashion historian Caroline Cox, author of “How to Be Adored: A Girls Guide to Hollywood Glamor” ($15, Collins Design). “There used to be a sense that you should wear things that suited you, but now all the dresses are really short, which doesn’t work if you’re not Cameron Diaz.” And if you 9 to 5 for Senator Stuffypants, showing too much skin won’t help your career, either. “Wear a short skirt to work, and people don’t take you seriously,” says Lauren Cohen, 23, a media researcher who lives in Annapolis. “It’s about professionalism.” And in Congress and at old-boy lobbying firms, “women dress defensively to not stand out,” says Betsy Fisher, owner of the eponymous boutique (1224 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-785-1975). Still, sometimes an abbreviated hemline — especially one of the breezy, fuller skirts that floated down M Street on weekends this summer — comes across as fresh and youthful. “It depends on your age and comfort level,” says TV fashion guru Lloyd Boston, author of the just-released “The Style Checklist” ($23, Simon & Schuster). “I’ve seen women in their 50s wear minis tastefully by layering textured tights and knee boots. And if you’re in your 20s, hike those skirts!” (But watch where you walk in your micro; last year, a British car insurance company claimed that short skirts make male drivers more likely to have accidents.) Besides tights, bulwarks against hemlines that are more go-go girl than Georgetown include leggings (we like) and jeggings (denim leggings we detest, with a name even uglier than they are). But footless tights don’t work if you’ve popped on a Twiggy-esque dress and you’re Twiggy’s age. “That’ll make you look like an old punk,” says Cox. Instead, it might be wise, no matter your decade, to pretend like it’s 1960, not 2010. “A slightly longer skirt really brings back femininity and a kind of power,” says Jackie Flanagan, owner of Nana boutique (1528 U St. NW; 202-667-6955). “It’s a sexy that’s about feeling comfortable. You don’t have to show it all.” Indeed, for fall, things may be looking up, er, down. Designers from Michael Kors to Richard Chai filled runways with maxis and full, ’50s-ish skirts. J.P. may even miss flashing her thighs. But if she stops traffic, it’ll be for her beauty, not because someone caught a glimpse of her undies peeking out from beneath her Diane von Furstenberg dress. Jennifer Barger

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lead the pack in Martin Margiela’s beige and metallic arm warmers ($295), crimson shoulder warmer ($450), gray turtleneck ($395) and leather leggings in rust ($1,420, all at Relish, 3312 Cady’s Alley NW; 202-333-5343). Worn with eLIZABETH lOCKE’S 19th Century Micromosaic “Dog on Red Pillow” brooch ($10,325, the other elizabeth, 17 Main st., Boyce, va.; 540-837-3088).

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on autumn afternoons in the thick of Vir-

ginia hunt country, it’s not unusual to spot a well-coiffed blonde walking into a cafe sporting jodhpurs or to encounter a senatorial, silver-haired man strolling down Middleburg’s main street wearing swashbuckling riding boots. Their look — unmistakably horsey-set and all-American posh — infiltrated Seventh Avenue and the Avenue Montaigne for fall. Design houses from Ralph Lauren to Christian Dior translated the weathered leathers, clubby plaids and well-cut jackets of the paddock and field into sophisticated, supremely wearable day wear. “Equestrian style is a way to look patrician without trying too hard,” says Elizabeth Locke, a jewelry designer who makes her home in the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside. “The basic shapes never change — a beautiful hunt coat, skinny breeches.” Locke, who operates The Other Elizabeth, a flagship for her cabachon rings and regal brooches in the village of Boyce (17 E. Main St.; 540-837-1845), knows the art of mixing these timeless pieces in new ways: riding boots with spats, sidesaddle-worthy blazers with nipped-in waists. Such thoroughbred silhouettes would be as appealing on the streets of Logan Circle as they would on a Loudoun County spread like Upperville’s Peace and Plenty Farm, where we shot this story. There, amid weeping willows and stone barns, philanthropist Rose Marie Bogley rides and stables rescued horses (including Reraise and Seneca, pictured in this issue). It’s an equine dream life, surely what designers had on their minds this season. Jennifer Barger

Above: master the hunt via Akris Punto’s blazer ($1,190) with a Herve van der Straeten bangle ($380) and Alexis Bittar ring ($355, all at Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria, McLean; 703-761-1600). Also shown, whisk and Helmet ($198 and $895, Horse Country, 60 Alexandria Pike, Warrenton, VA; 540-347-3141).

Left: saddle up in a Hache tuxedo blouse ($325) and jacket ($745), Martin Margiela belt ($540, all at Hu’s Wear, 2906 M St. NW; 202-342-2020), givenchy rubber boots ($250, Hu’s Shoes, 3005 M St. NW; 202-342-0202), Christy bowler ($295, Horse country), Vintage jodhpurs ($10, Changing Reins, 106 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland, VA; 804-752-6782) and bracelet ($39, Halcyon, 117 N. Robinson St., Richmond; 804-358-1311).

Above: Warm up for the ride in Skunkfunk’s plaid cape ($104, Hysteria, 125 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria; 703-548-1615), Dinwiddie Black Deerskin gloves ($95, Horse Country), rust-colored riding breeches ($199, saddlery liquidators, 2 w. Marshall St., Middleburg, va.; 540-687-8193), a vintage 1940s bracelet, ($39, Halcyon) and Elizabeth Locke’s Moonstone Canterbury Cross brooch ($7,625, the other elizabeth).

About the Cover Julia, leading Seneca, wears a Melon Stripe Blouse ($139) and Southdown Ladies’ Hacking Tweed Jacket ($695, both Horse Country, 60 Alexandria Pike, Warrenton, Va.; 540-347-3141; Horsecountrylife.com) with Bomarzo Venetian glass brooch by Elizabeth Locke ($8,700, The Other Elizabeth, 17 E. Main St., Boyce, Va.; 540-837-3088). Exterior shots were taken at Peace and Plenty Farm in Upperville, Va., where philanthropist/owner Rose Marie Bogley will host a dinner, dance and auction to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. For information, see Trfinc.org.

shot on location, peace and plenty farm, upperville, va. hair and makeup: kathy aragon/T.H.E. Artist Agency model: ModeLogic for Wilhelmina Models photo assistant: misti walters


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Above; go haute to trot in a Helmet ($895), Tie ($52, Horse Country), 3.1 Phillip Lim cape ($795, MulEh, 1831 14th St. NW; 202-667-3440) and temple st. clair Ring ($4,700), Moonface Pendant ($1,850) and Chain ($2,650, all templestclair.com or Saks Fifth Avenue, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-363-2059). Left: Leave the stables behind in Elie Tahari’s silk dress ($348, Neiman Marcus) with Miriam Salat bangle ($495, Neiman Marcus), Burgundy Stock Tie ($52, Horse Country) and Chloé strapped brown leather boots ($1,195, Hu’s Shoes).

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