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PARTY Brighten up for holiday festivities in jewel-tone gowns, sharp tuxedos, glittery separates and a host of luxe accessories 10

A local beauty entrepreneur dishes about getting prettier skin and rocking bolder lip colors 6

Watch your back, New York — D.C.’s fashion startups are producing dresses, shirts and other chic finds 9

Want a cozier, glammer home? Use deep, dark colors (even black!) on walls, furniture and accessories 14

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An invite to a swanky party — whether it’s the Opera Ball or a friend’s dinner bash — gets me excited both about a festive time and about what I’ll wear. Such party preparations, which might involve shopping for a new cocktail frock or statement necklace, inspired our holiday soiree fashion shoot (page 10). We sussed out tuxes for him, gowns for her and a slew of cool accessories, then took them on location at District hot spots, including an artisanal butcher shop and a carriage house that doubles as a supper club.

The season also means we — and our readers — will be hunting both for holiday gifts and clothing to fight the chill. Luckily, the area’s run of of new store launches continues. page scope out some these new store openings continues. OnOn page 4, 4, wewe scope out some of of these just-opened boutiques, including a vintage furniture and clothing den Above: Jonah Jonah wears wears a a Suitsupply Suitsupply tie, tie, belt, belt, vest vest and and pants pants ($65, ($65, Above: $109 $109 and and $599 $599 with with suit suit jacket, jacket, Suitsupply), Suitsupply), an an Armani Armani Collezioni Collezioni shirt ($235, ($235, Neiman Neiman Marcus) Marcus) and and a a Jack Jack Spade Spade watch watch ($328, ($328, Jack Jack shirt Spade). Spade). On On the the cover: cover: Kasia Kasia wears wears a a MaxMara MaxMara gown gown ($1,850, ($1,850, maxmara.com) and and gilded gilded wooden wooden bead bead necklaces necklaces ($630-$730, ($630-$730, maxmara.com) Tabandeh). Tabandeh). Jonah Jonah wears wears a a Suitsupply Suitsupply suit, suit, shirt, shirt, bow bow tie, tie, cuffl cufflinks inks and pocket pocket square square ($469, ($469, $99, $99, $45, $45, $65 $65 and and $29). $29). All All store store and information information on on page page 10. 10.

on H Street NE, a New Zealandbased workout-wear shop in Bethesda and a milliner in the heart of Georgetown. In addition to all those fresh retailers, D.C. is also home to an increasingly vibrant fashion startup scene. Assistant editor Holley Simmons profiles three of these exciting companies on page 9. They range from a work-apropos customdress firm to an edgy, indie website selling little-known labels. Simmons also chatted with one of the area’s hottest entrepreneurs, Bluemercury co-founder Marla Beck (page 6). Beck, who helms the growing chain of apothecary/spas, dishes about her new skin care line and reveals what color lipstick local women crave for nights out. At home, Washington designers and nesters are favoring darker hues, which we explore with a photo-packed story on page 14. You’ll find all this, plus other stylish scoops, in this issue. It’ll also be my last time producing FW. It’s been a fun and glamorous five years, and I’ll miss telling you about D.C.’s fashion and design scene. Have a great holiday and a stylish new year!

Jennifer Barger, Editor

Bluemercury beauty diva Marla Beck reveals secrets to healthier, prettier skin — and it’s not just about the sunblock PAGE PAGE 6 6

The area’s latest pack of fashion startups are producing sleek frocks, preppy shirts and a whole PAGE 9 9 lot of buzz PAGE

Decorating with dark colors makes your pad both cozy and PAGE 14 14 sophisticated PAGE

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CHIC CHAT

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There aren’t many shops in the Atlas District yet. Why’d you decide to move there? I’ve been wanting the business to grow, and to have everything — furniture, my upholstery workshop — under one roof. And I found this amazing carriage house. It’s got all this red brick, like a real foundry! Will all that additional space enable you to carry anything new? It’ll let us have larger pieces — armoires, beds, even bedding. Any tips on incorporating antiques into modern spaces? What’s your home’s little black dress? Think about what you like most in your space, as if your home is your closet. Is it your sofa? Your rug? Then pick things that’ll go with it, whether that’s

“What’s your home’s little black dress? Think about what you like most in your space, as if your home is your closet.” an Empire chest, a gilded mirror or a rugged garden pot. Use antiques to tell your story.

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For the past two years, upholsterer/antiques hunter Yvette Freeman has been selling a stylish mix of rehabbed vintage chairs, mid-century suitcases (a few, shown) and vintage clothing at Foundry, her U Street boutique. December 15, she’ll move the business into a 3,500-square-foot carriage house in the up-and-coming Atlas District (819 11th St. NE; 571-277-5245). We chatted with her about what to expect in the warehouse-y new spot.

1. Workout Warmup

In the winter, you cuddle up in wool coats and sweaters. But ICEBREAKER, a New Zealandbased activewear company, thinks you should jog, hike and bike in the material, too. “It’s a fiber that works for sheep in hot and cold conditions, so it makes sense it’d work for people as well,” says Icebreaker global product merchandising director Lisa Ferreira. The company’s first local branch opened in November in Bethesda (4821 Bethesda Ave.; 301-913-0379), offering sleek-yetsporty merino wool pieces for men and women. Our favorites include zip-up shirts (shown, $110), base layers (think long underwear) and “chutes,” funnel-like neck protectors ($30).

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2. Brimming with Style

In 1890s Pittsburgh, Cassel Goorin sold handmade hats from his horse cart. Now, his chapeau-creating descendants are hawking cloches (shown, top, $50), knit caps ($48) and slick fedoras (shown, bottom, $54) at the new GOORIN BROS. HAT SHOP (1214 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-338-4287). A tin ceiling and factory-style shelving set off men’s and women’s styles, some made in the U.S., in an old-school storefront. Also millinery-ing around: vintagelooking hatboxes ($8-$12), flower-shaped brim pins ($30) and a few kids’ styles.

Fairfax County jewelry designer SOPHIE BLAKE has a crush on the shapes and sparkle of the ’20s: gilded trapezoids, topaz clusters, rhinestone tassels. For her winter line, though, she took flapper-ish ideas down a dark path. “The new pieces are a little edgier, a little spiky,” Blake says. “It reflects the state I was in.” Made using salvaged 1940s Czech glass etched with starbursts, pieces like the gunmetal “Sima” studs ($120) and “Rita” pendant (shown, $260) have a celestial vibe, mirroring Blake’s emotional navigation. Buy them at Tabandeh (Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202244-0777) or sophieblakeny.com.

4. How Fitting

Online menswear shop, KNOT STANDARD, has made a name for itself thanks to its precise 3-D measurement technology that allows guys to be fitted for custom suits from home (knotstandard.com). Still, when it comes to bespoke clothing, nothing is more accurate than an in-person measuring. Luckily for chaps, tailoring services are now available at Knot Standard’s new, appointment-only showroom in Logan Circle (1407 S St. NW; 855-784-8968). Shoppers can choose from more than 1,000 luxurious fabrics, including Italian wool and breathable linen. The resulting suits run from $500 to $5,000.

5. Deck the Tables

Rich photography, interesting recipes and clever DIYs (hand-painted linens, paper-bag candle holders) land “PICTURE PERFECT PARTIES” ($40, Rizzoli) on the top of the host-wanted list. In addition to year-round inspiration for just-because get togethers, the tome — compiled by entertaining expert Annette Joseph — shares Christmas-specific party planning tips (sparkle is always good) and recipes for clever finger foods (a deconstructed Caprese salad skewered on a pesto-filled plastic pipette). Joseph also has a knack for lowmaintenance fetes, so you can spend more time under the mistletoe.

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Why do people crave vintage furniture? I think it’s both about wanting something with a backstory and about getting things that are high quality. The new store will also have a lot of vintage clothing. What should we expect? I like things that are more masculine than feminine. We’ll have pieces that date up until the 1960s. You might see wornin jeans, beat-up leather jackets or some sparkly Hattie Carnegie jewelry. And I also love 1960s pieces — they’re so playful.

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What sort of upholstery have you been producing lately? I’ve been doing chairs in vintage menswear fabrics, like tweeds. And this past summer, I did a bunch of little chairs in Lilly Pulitzer prints.

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She’s All About Face

“We did over one million facials last year. We know skin from a spa perspective.”

A local beauty pro dishes about red lips for the holidays and good skin all year TEXT HOLLEY SIMMONS

important to our clients. We did over one million facials last year. We know skin from a spa perspective and from a makeup perspective. The M-61 products are meant to be used under cosmetics.

PHOTO KATE WARREN

Marla Beck’s business card should probably read “Fountain of Youth Builder.” The Bethesda resident and co-founder of the Bluemercury (bluemercury .com) apothecary/spa chain (now with nearly 50 outposts nationwide) spends her time researching anti-aging creams and dermis-perfecting cosmetics. Last year, she launched M-61, a skincare line that draws on the company’s 13-year history. We grabbed some face-time with Beck at Bluemercury’s Bethesda outpost, where we chatted about holiday cosmetic trends and the science behind her products. You have eight shops in the D.C. area. Do you notice any trends in the local markets? Color is not as strong in makeup in D.C. as in Philadelphia and New York, but fragrance has always been leading-edge here. I think that’s because D.C. shoppers are avid travellers and we carry a lot of global scents. And we sell more candles at the Dupont location than any other store in the entire company.

What’s something every skin care routine should include? Exfoliation. As you age, the cells don’t turn over as quickly so the dryness on your skin comes from the dry skin sitting on it. If you exfoliate, you bring out the new skin. It’s counterintuitive, because you’re being abrasive to your skin.

Marla Beck’s M-61 skincare line, which she co-produced with her husband, Barry, combines medical technology with natural ingredients ($19-$78).

What makeup trends are you anticipating for the holiday party season? The red lip continues to be popular. I think that will translate to holiday for people. Women in this market don’t really wear a red lip unless they’re going out. How does M-61 differ from other skin care lines? We married medicalgrade ingredients with natural ones because it was

Is there one thing we can do today to improve the quality of our skin? There are a few: Don’t touch your face. It’s bad for your hygiene and skin care. Everybody looks better with their brows done. And don’t ever go to bed with makeup on. How do you decide which products to sell in the store? We’re not the trendy shop. It’s things we love that we believe are lasting quality. I still try and test everything that ends up in the store. I’ve burned my face 100 times. It’s got to be efficacious and leading edge. And I have a bias toward brands that have founders behind them, like Trish McEvoy and Bobbi Brown.

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ners with emerging designers to create exclusive capsule collections. Think geometric leather purses by Chiyome ($345) and Ten & Co.’s loafers made from recycled Moroccan rugs ($150$180). “It’s great to contribute to D.C.’s blossoming creative community,” says

“Hopefully, one day people won’t feel like they have to leave D.C. to work in fashion.”

Captive audiences and little competition inspire clothing startups in the Capital City TEXT HOLLEY SIMMONS

Ever since he started his eponymous line of American-made button-downs and sportswear for men in D.C. in 2011, Read Wall has been tempted to decamp to New York, where a fashion label like his could benefit from access to both quality materials and a larger client base.

Haya Tetroashvili, left, and Uyen Tang, center, of the D.C. e-boutique StyleCable, adjust a necklace for photographer Laura Fruchterman during a recent product shoot.

GET THESE Local clothier Numari lets women customize frocks by color, hemline and more. Styles are basic yet flattering and lean heavily on solids and color-blocking (shown, $350 each). Available at numari.com

says. “But it’s harder to differentiate ourselves in those markets. There’s less competition and a more supportive community in fashion and the startup scene[in D.C.].” Anthom (shopanthom.com), another D.C.-based e-boutique, also sells eclectic, lesser-known brands. Founded in April by Carla Cabrera, Ashley Turchin and Marshall Johnson, the company part-

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“I’ve gotten close to moving,” Wall says. “But I stay in D.C. because the fashion scene here is not quite as saturated. There’s more of a frontier feel to it.” Wall is among multiple style entrepreneurs who are working D.C.’s fledgling fashion landscape to their advantage: Because there is less competition, it’s easier for such companies to make a name for themselves, and because of the comparatively limited number of outlets to choose from, D.C. residents serve as a sort of captive audience hungry for homegrown style. Ta ke Uyen Ta ng a nd Haya Tetroashvili, who launched online indie clothing and accessories retailer StyleCable (stylecable.com) in November. Tang says their “Etsy meets Kickstarter”model lets rising design talents take pre-orders for new collections, thus limiting their financial risks. “When we first started StyleCable, people were like, ‘Why aren’t you going to New York or L.A. or Miami?’” Tang

— CARLA CABRERA, FOUNDER OF THE D.C. FASHION BLOG THE PRESIDENT WEARS PRADA AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE NEW ONLINE SHOPPING SITE ANTHOM

Cabrera, who’s garnered a dedicated following via her local style blog, The President Wears Prada (thepresident wearsprada.com). “Hopefully, one day people won’t feel like they have to leave D.C. to work in fashion.” Women’s custom-dress company Numari dips into multiple markets to produce its products (numari. com). Founded in D.C. in July by Arti Anand and Komal Kushal Raj, the brand collaborates with designers in New York, Los Angeles and beyond to create bespoke women’s clothing, mainly work-ready frocks in solid and colorblock styles ($280-$350). You can customize their hues, hemlines and many other features. “D.C. is a market of professional women who appreciate fashion and have a point of view,” Anand says. “They're excited about the custom concept.” That more and more fashion-focused companies are opting to stick around D.C. is a promising sign. While it’s unlikely we’ll rival the runways of Paris or Milan, their existence suggests there’s an undeniable costume change in our midst.

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classic. After the reading, children learn basic ballet steps and participate in a variety of movement activities based on this holiday favorite. Parent/ caregiver must remain with the child during the program. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Call 202.965.0400 to register. 1644 31st St NW; georgetowndc.com/com

December 5-6 – Head on over to Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie for a Brunello Cucinelli trunk show. View the latest collection from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. To schedule a styling appointment, please call 202.966.9700, ext. 2344. 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW; neimanmarcus.com/stores

December 7 – Hosted by SWEA Washington, DC (Swedish Women’s Educational Association) and supported by the Embassy of Sweden and House of Sweden, shop Swedish crystal, textiles, artwork, food and much more on sale at this year’s Swedish Christmas Bazaar on from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Plus, savor home baked goods and traditional Swedish delicacies from the Swedish café or bring them home for the holidays. There will also be a children’s activity room with Swedish crafts to enjoy and bring home, and a Lucia procession performing traditional Swedish Holiday songs at 5 p.m. 2900 K Street, NW; georgetowndc.com/events

December 6 – Nordstrom at The Fashion Center at Pentagon City plays host to an UGG Austrailia Customization event. Join them and view the latest collection and have your favorite UGG Australia style customized. Love your new pair? Share ‘em, #nordstrom Offer valid on new pairs purchased during the event only. While time permits. 1400 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Va.; shop.nordstrom.com December 6-7 – Local designer Jenny Schretter brings her fabulous KOLTON.J jewelry collection to Betsy Fisher from 12-7 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 12-4 p.m. on Dec. 7. Tea sandwiches and sparkly holiday beverages will be served all weekend long. 1224 Connecticut Ave NW; betsyfisher.com December 7 – Head on over to Georgetown for a Nutcracker Storytime and Dance Class. Children will enjoy an interactive reading of this holiday

December 13-14 – Join Nicole Miller representative Courtney Peck at Betsy Fisher for a special collection of Nicole Miller cocktail dresses, winter work dresses and order the best of Spring 2014. Samples and enhanced selection will be available through Monday, December 16. 1224 Connecticut Ave NW; betsyfisher.com December 17 – The Shoe Hive plays host to Men’s Night. Ladies, come in and fill our your holiday wish list. Then send in your men for a night of beer, brats and bourbon...and of course, for some shopping! Sponsored by

Braddock Commercial Real Estate. Wrapping and packaging available. 127 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Va.; store.theshoehive.com December 18 – Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie shows off the Armani Collezioni with a special presentation. View the latest collection from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. To schedule a styling appointment, please call 202.966.9700, ext. 2344. 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW; neimanmarcus.com/stores December 19-20 – Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria hosts a Julie Wong trunk show. Check out the latest collection and meet the designer herself from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2255 International Drive, McLean, Va.; neimanmarcus.com/stores January 2014 January 18th and 25th – Join Hardwood Artisans in their first table making class! Spend two eight hour Saturdays at their shop in Culpeper and work alongside master craftsman to build your very own dining table or table desk. Included is 16 hours of tutorials, lunch and completing a do-it-yourself piece for your home! 21405 Business Ct, Elkwood, Va.; hardwoodartisans.com

Have you seen our new website yet? Check out everything you see here and so much more at FashionWashington.com, including all the latest events and news from FW Scout. You can also find us at @FWScouting.

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Left: Outside Union Market, Jonah wears Theory pants, shirt and overcoat plus a Band of Outsiders blazer ($245, $245, $895 and $2,495, Lost Boys, 1033 31st St. NW; 202-333-0093) and Gucci loafers ($595, Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-966-9700). Below: At the Wise Owl Club barbershop (2010 18th St. NW; 202-705-9425) in Adams Morgan, Jonah wears a Jack Spade shirt, sweater, pants and tie ($175, $265, $225 and $128, Jack Spade, 1250 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-1905) and Salvatore Ferragamo brown shoes ($640, Neiman Marcus).

PARTY PREPPED

Sometimes, the primping and planning before a big bash is just as enjoyable as the drinking, dancing or dining at the event that follows. During the holidays, we’ve got more chances to dress — or dandy — up in this winter’s best evening looks, from fairy-tale worthy gowns to tuxedos Don Draper would love. We shot this story on men's and women’s soiree style on location in several spaces that have recently received dramatic makeovers. They include Adams Morgan’s new, old-school barbershop, Wise Owl Club (2010 18th St. NW; 202-705-9425) and Union Market (1309 5th St. NE; 202543-5459), the food bazaar revitalizing the zone north of Massachusetts Avenue NE (NoMa, to those in the know) as well as the recently transformed Mount Vernon Square carriage house of Anna and Dan Kahoe, the owners of vintage home boutique GoodWood (1428 U St. NW; 202-986-3640). The Kahoes host frequent open-to-the-public dinners in their plush digs (ask about the Blagden Alley Supper Club at the store), events worthy of any of these festive ensembles. TEXT JENNIFER BARGER

PHOTOS KATE WARREN

STYLING CATHY PHILLIPS STARNES

Opposite: At Union Market's Red Apron Butchery, Kasia wears an Allison Parris dress ($630, allisonparris.com), Kate Spade heels ($798, Kate Spade, 3061 M St. NW; 202-333-8302), an Alexis Bittar ring ($78, The Shoe Hive, 127 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria; 703-548-7105), Liz Dia Opa pink opal cuff and Loren Hope cuff with amethyst ($98 and $68, Bishop Boutique, 815-B King St., Alexandria; 571-3120042) and Erickson Beamon earrings and necklace ($450 and $1,250, Tabandeh, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-244-0777).

CREATIVE DIRECTION ADAM GRIFFITHS

Above: Kasia wears a Lela Rose embroidered dress ($1,695) and Erickson Beamon pearl, gold vermeil and crystal necklace ($685, Tabandeh) at Cordial Fine Wines & Spirits in Union Market.

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Top: Moments before the party begins, Kasia takes a breather at the Blagden Alley Supper Club in a Studio 54-chic Trina Turk black jumpsuit ($278, Zoe Boutique, 130 S. Union St., Alexandria; 571-970-6324), Kate Spade bow necklace ($328, Kate Spade), Ivanka Trump strappy sandals ($150, Bishop Boutique) and green drop earrings ($795, Tabandeh).

Bottom: Upstairs at GoodWood owners' Anna and Dan Kahoe's Blagden Alley carriage house, Kasia primps in a Tadashi Shoji sequined gown ($448, Carine's Bridal Atelier, 1726 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-965-4696), Rada crystal bib necklace ($355, Tabandeh) and a Jane Tran hair ornament/pin ($36, Proper Topper, 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-842-3055).

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Jonah bellies up to the bar cart in a navy suit, white shirt, velvet bow-tie and cuff links ($699, $99, $45 and $65, Suitsupply, 2828 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-800-7800; suitsupply.com). Kasia wears an Amy Matto sequined top and skirt ($265 and $240, Proper Topper), Loren Hope deco stone necklace ($185, Bishop Boutique) and crystal bangles ($38-$45 each, Proper Topper). Models: Kasia Gasek for T.H.E. Artist Agency; Jonah Taylor for T.H.E. Artist Agency Hair: Kim Reyes for T.H.E. Artist Agency Makeup: Connie Tsang for T.H.E. Artist Agency using FACE Atelier Cosmetics Photo assistants: Travis Vaughn and Josh Yospyn Styling assistant: Jasmin Mason Special thanks: Anna and Dan Kahoe (GoodWood and Blagden Alley Supper Club), Union Market, Red Apron Butchery, Cordial Fine Wines & Spirits and Wise Owl Club.

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CHIC CHAT

THE SEASON’S COOL ITEMS AND GLAM HAPPENINGS

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There aren’t many shops in the Atlas District yet. Why’d you decide to move there? I’ve been wanting the business to grow, and to have everything — furniture, my upholstery workshop — under one roof. And I found this amazing carriage house. It’s got all this red brick, like a real foundry! Will all that additional space enable you to carry anything new? It’ll let us have larger pieces — armoires, beds, even bedding. Any tips on incorporating antiques into modern spaces? What’s your home’s little black dress? Think about what you like most in your space, as if your home is your closet. Is it your sofa? Your rug? Then pick things that’ll go with it, whether that’s

“What’s your home’s little black dress? Think about what you like most in your space, as if your home is your closet.” an Empire chest, a gilded mirror or a rugged garden pot. Use antiques to tell your story.

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3. Follow Her Stars

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For the past two years, upholsterer/antiques hunter Yvette Freeman has been selling a stylish mix of rehabbed vintage chairs, mid-century suitcases (a few, shown) and vintage clothing at Foundry, her U Street boutique. December 15, she’ll move the business into a 3,500-square-foot carriage house in the up-and-coming Atlas District (819 11th St. NE; 571-277-5245). We chatted with her about what to expect in the warehouse-y new spot.

1. Workout Warmup

In the winter, you cuddle up in wool coats and sweaters. But ICEBREAKER, a New Zealandbased activewear company, thinks you should jog, hike and bike in the material, too. “It’s a fiber that works for sheep in hot and cold conditions, so it makes sense it’d work for people as well,” says Icebreaker global product merchandising director Lisa Ferreira. The company’s first local branch opened in November in Bethesda (4821 Bethesda Ave.; 301-913-0379), offering sleek-yetsporty merino wool pieces for men and women. Our favorites include zip-up shirts (shown, $110), base layers (think long underwear) and “chutes,” funnel-like neck protectors ($30).

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2. Brimming with Style

In 1890s Pittsburgh, Cassel Goorin sold handmade hats from his horse cart. Now, his chapeau-creating descendants are hawking cloches (shown, top, $50), knit caps ($48) and slick fedoras (shown, bottom, $54) at the new GOORIN BROS. HAT SHOP (1214 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-338-4287). A tin ceiling and factory-style shelving set off men’s and women’s styles, some made in the U.S., in an old-school storefront. Also millinery-ing around: vintagelooking hatboxes ($8-$12), flower-shaped brim pins ($30) and a few kids’ styles.

Fairfax County jewelry designer SOPHIE BLAKE has a crush on the shapes and sparkle of the ’20s: gilded trapezoids, topaz clusters, rhinestone tassels. For her winter line, though, she took flapper-ish ideas down a dark path. “The new pieces are a little edgier, a little spiky,” Blake says. “It reflects the state I was in.” Made using salvaged 1940s Czech glass etched with starbursts, pieces like the gunmetal “Sima” studs ($120) and “Rita” pendant (shown, $260) have a celestial vibe, mirroring Blake’s emotional navigation. Buy them at Tabandeh (Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202244-0777) or sophieblakeny.com.

4. How Fitting

Online menswear shop, KNOT STANDARD, has made a name for itself thanks to its precise 3-D measurement technology that allows guys to be fitted for custom suits from home (knotstandard.com). Still, when it comes to bespoke clothing, nothing is more accurate than an in-person measuring. Luckily for chaps, tailoring services are now available at Knot Standard’s new, appointment-only showroom in Logan Circle (1407 S St. NW; 855-784-8968). Shoppers can choose from more than 1,000 luxurious fabrics, including Italian wool and breathable linen. The resulting suits run from $500 to $5,000.

5. Deck the Tables

Rich photography, interesting recipes and clever DIYs (hand-painted linens, paper-bag candle holders) land “PICTURE PERFECT PARTIES” ($40, Rizzoli) on the top of the host-wanted list. In addition to year-round inspiration for just-because get togethers, the tome — compiled by entertaining expert Annette Joseph — shares Christmas-specific party planning tips (sparkle is always good) and recipes for clever finger foods (a deconstructed Caprese salad skewered on a pesto-filled plastic pipette). Joseph also has a knack for lowmaintenance fetes, so you can spend more time under the mistletoe.

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Why do people crave vintage furniture? I think it’s both about wanting something with a backstory and about getting things that are high quality. The new store will also have a lot of vintage clothing. What should we expect? I like things that are more masculine than feminine. We’ll have pieces that date up until the 1960s. You might see wornin jeans, beat-up leather jackets or some sparkly Hattie Carnegie jewelry. And I also love 1960s pieces — they’re so playful.

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What sort of upholstery have you been producing lately? I’ve been doing chairs in vintage menswear fabrics, like tweeds. And this past summer, I did a bunch of little chairs in Lilly Pulitzer prints.

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The estate’s upper levels house six bedrooms, including a master suite comprising an entire wing. A private study greets your entrance as do large double closets, a fireplace, and a bathroom with amenities that rival a world-class spa. The lower level provides space for entertainment such as gaming and exercising. Other notable features include additional sleeping quarters, a media room, wine cellar and a professional catering kitchen.

The Williams-Addison House was designated as a historic landmark and placed on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites in 1964. It is included in the Large Houses and Mansions subsection of Georgetown (1751-1895) section of the Inventory. Further, it is also a contributing building in the Georgetown Historic District. The Landmark Amendment states, in part:

This three-quarter acre lot remains a significant open space in Georgetown and recalls the character of Georgetown Heights during Georgetown’s nineteenth century heyday. The grounds are significant not only in scale, offering over The property’s continuing existence as a single-family three-quarters of an acre, but also in their creation of a space residence on a large lot illustrates a long and significant that expands the home’s ability to entertain, relax or purely association with two of Georgetown’s oldest families, the enjoy the luxury of the home’s fascinating mystique. Plans for a tennis court and/or outdoor pool onsite have been approved Bealls and the Williamses, and establishes their relationship with the internationally-influential Russian Bodisco family. in concept by the Old Georgetown Board. Its association with these families reveals significant information about the patterns of the original subdivision, The carriage house ties into the historic character of the main architecture, land holding and inheritance of nineteenth home and offers over 1,500 additional square feet of fully century Georgetown. Finally, the property carries additional renovated space with two bedrooms, two and half bathrooms significance as the subsequent home to, among others, and a one car garage. A new two-car garage is also being constructed onsite providing additional parking from Avon Place. notable philanthropist Clarence Phelps Dodge and prominent journalist Alfred Friendly later in the twentieth century. THE PROPERTY

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