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Fashion Washington

Washington’s Fashion & Lifestyle Magazine

Departments 4 MAKEUP MAN Carl Ray takes us from desktop to dinner.

Back to work beckons. And TV suddenly has fashion role models for serious working women (as opposed to all those forensic pathologists dressed in sexy tank tops). FW’s fashion pages are inspired by three of our faves. Then Makeup Man, Carl Ray, tells us how to take our makeup from the office to dinner and beyond. And the Design page suggests tools and toys for our desks, lest our fingers get bored. Get to it!

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6 Back to Work Fashion stays in character this season: We follow three TV faves — hard-edged, sharply tailored Claire Underwood, cashmere-and-silk Olivia Pope and hip Kalinda Sharma — and discover looks that really work in the office.


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5 Scouted Six things our FW Scouts are loving this month. 9

Checking In Skincare guru Ada Polla shares her back-from-vac routine.

10 DESIGN Don’t forget to decorate your desk with tools and toys. On the cover: Alex Cunningham takes on the persona of Kalinda Sharma in a Veronica Beard moto peplum jacket ($1295, Intermix) over a Colette ribbed knit dress (reduced from $495 to $250, Rag & Bone). General Manager: Julie Gunderson | Production Manager: Kristin Kato | Account Managers: Diane DuBois, Sherri Greeves | Marketing Manager: Tunde Wackman | Art Director: Lauren Bellamy | FW SCOUT EDITOR: Leigh Nelson Production Coordinators: Megan Nunn, Jamie Richardson | Graphic Designer: Jill Madsen | Administrative ASsistant: Sandra Ballentine | special thanks to: Jennie Snyder | EDITORIAL CONTENT PROVIDED BY: My Little Bird, 202.334.6163 | for advertising call: 202.334.5224, 5226, 6163

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Shauné Hayes is a gifted makeup and lash artist in the Washington area, working with bridal parties as well as on commercials and advertising. But we came to know her as the editorial assistant, and then IT specialist, at The Washington Post who always looked amazing! We’re happy to bring her into our pages.


Jennifer Johnson is a nail technician at the John James Salon in Crofton, Md. This was her first fashion shoot — recommended to us by the sister of a happy client — but she’s been doing all manner of nail services for 19 years, and has landed in the Top 10 in every nail competition she has entered.



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MAkeup man

Add a shimmery blush for a sexy glow.

From Dawn to Dusk


n today’s world, time is more valuable than ever. Finding the time to apply your makeup and making it last is hard work for women with their busy days and schedules. Rushing to work, meetings, luncheons and events leaves very little time in between to touch up, much less amp your makeup up for an evening out. One of the quickest and best ways to achieve an evening look is to simply take your day makeup a little bit further. The real trick is to not look too overdone. Here are a few quick steps to take your day look into evening. Carl Ray

Thicken up your eyeliner. With just a flick of the wrist, you can turn it into a wing or a cat eye. Skip mascara on lashes as it could risk looking clumpy and over done.

You can add a bit of shimmer to your lids for an instant wow factor. Create a little smoke with your eye makeup using the same color eyeshadow you have on and ramping up the intensity.

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Work Back to


s summer winds down to its final simmer, we’re focusing on our fall back-to-work wardrobe. For inspiration, we looked to characters from popular TV shows “House of Cards,” “The Good Wife” and “Scandal.” What would Claire Underwood, Kalinda Sharma and Olivia Pope wear? To deconstruct the individual style of these powerful women, FW headed for the elegant topfloor offices at 15th and L where we asked models Alex Cunningham and Kelsey McGuire to pose for Washington Post photographer Marvin Joseph in the best new clothing picks for autumn.

Produced by Janet Kelly with Bonnie Kogod Alex captures the look of Claire in a Victoria Beckham cap-sleeve sheath ($1,795, Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-966-9700), and for the exercise-obsessed Mrs. Underwood, a Tory Burch for Fitbit metal hinged bracelet ($195, pre-order from; note that Fitbit Flex® with tracker is sold separately.)

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As ruthless Claire, Alex shows off her sculpted curves in a tailored Victoria Beckham doubleknit ponte sheath with two-way zipper at the back ($1,895, Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie) that can take her from tactical daytime meetings to aftersix scheming cocktails and dinners. Stingray cuff ($345, Julia Farr, 5232 44th St. NW; 202-364-3277). Earrings (stylist’s own). Shoes (model’s own). BELOW: A champagnecolored Annabel Ingall tote bag ($450, Julia Farr) gives a lift to a black dress.

Dressing in Character

Kelsey channels fictional “fixer” Olivia Pope in a tailored Erdem top with a rich floral brocade and contrasting navy collar ($1,335) and a Jil Sander demure knee-length A-line skirt in midnight blue ($890), both at Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie.

No one on TV has better coats than Olivia. Here, Kelsey wears a buttery cashmere wrap coat from Armani ($3,425) over stretch pants ($395) and a silk blouse with a ruffle at the neck ($775), both also from Armani. Tempering the softness are her suede Louboutin ankle booties ($1,095). All at Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie. By the way, actress Kerry Washington, who plays Olivia, and “Scandal”’s costume designer have partnered with The Limited for a collection mining Olivia’s style. It will hit stores in late September.

Olivia is known for her large, pale-colored handbags. Tom Ford’s portfolio bag ($1,990, Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie) shown here isn’t in a light hue, but it sends the “I-mean-business” message.

Photographer: Marvin Joseph; Models: Alex Cunningham, Kelsy McGuire from Cima Talent Management; Hair: Zara Korutz; Makeup: Shaune Hayes Manicure: Jennifer Johnson, John James Salon, Crofton, Md.

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Alex wears Kalinda’s signature leather jacket, this one by Billy Reid ($1,595, 3211 M St. NW; 202-499-6765) over Torn by Ronny Kobo V-neck top ($238, Intermix, 3300 M St. NW; 202-298-8080) and Copley boucle skirt ($195, Julia Farr).

In the role of Kalinda, Alex morphs from sophisticated politico to downtown, edgy investigator in a Veronica Beard moto peplum jacket with stretch knit panels under the sleeves and in the bodice ($1295, Intermix) over Colette ribbed knit dress ($250) and Kerr boots with zip closure at back ($595), both at Rag & Bone, 3067 M Street NW; 202-295-9072.

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An Rx for Post-Summer Skin

checking in

FW: What’s one of the first things you do when you get back from summer vacation?

AP: I schedule an appointment to get my hair cut. Sun, water, wind, salt and chlorine wreak havoc on your hair. Get it trimmed. FW: Okay, is this blasphemous to ask — what if you have just a tiny bit of color, ahem, tan, from your vacation break; how do you keep it for a while?


long with updating your wardrobe for a new season, getting back to work means recharging your beauty routine. For expert advice on how to accomplish that, we went to Ada Polla, CEO of Alchimie Forever, a gentle, anti-aging line of skin-care products. She had just returned from a vacation in Greece when we talked about how she gets back to business. JANET KELLY

AP: Exfoliate your skin — use something gentle like Aveeno’s. Of course, I’m partial to Alchimie’s Gentle Refining Scrub. It will actually brighten your skin and make that light tan last longer. Don’t use an aggressive scrub or peel, though. On skin that already has a high melanin content, it can lead to hyper- or hypo-pigmentation.

sunscreen, but that total sunblock you need can clog your pores. FW: Should you then change your sunscreen after vacation?

AP: I use an oil-based, waterproof La Roche Posay ( product with a very high SPF when I’m on the beach, but when Ada Polla I return to the city, where my time outside is limited, I use one that’s not quite as serious. Still, don’t underestimate city sun; wear sunscreen. FW: Any more post-vacation skin tips?

FW: What if you spent the summer at your desk and look it? Any suggestion?

AP: Get that glowing vacation look without the rays. Use a bronzer, but only until the beginning of September. After Labor Day, a tan looks fake.

AP: Don’t forget about your feet. People get pedicures, but it’s not just how your nails look. Feet get a beating from constant exposure during the summer. Alchimie’s Dry Skin Balm softens and moisturizes the skin; any Jergens body lotion also does the trick.

FW: What’s your take on facials?

FW: Final words of advice?

AP: I’m a fan. Whether you have them routinely or not, post-vacation, it helps exfoliate your skin and get it back in good shape. It’s great to use a waterproof

AP: Find yourself some attractive new office supplies. I go to Paper Source and Dandelion Patch. It’s easier to go back to work when your surroundings are cheerful.

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Office Toys and Tools




1. Only a handful of people will know that the Samarcande chess-piece on your desk is an Hermes bagatelle, only $940. Sculpted from palissander wood and studded with magnets, the 6-inch-tall puzzle is perhaps a more thrifty choice for office decor than the Hermes Desk Blotter in matte black alligator. The latter is $20,800. Hermes, Fairfax Square, 8075 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va.; 703-506-4546. 2. Give this scroll of recycled bonded leather 3 1/2 inches of desk space and it will give you a way to prop up your cellphone (it holds smartphones up to 2 3/4 inches wide without a case) and comes in black, blue and red. It’s $9 at and the Levenger store at Tysons Corner Center. 3. Bomber jacket leather, the same used in the jackets of World War II fighter pilots, makes a durable desk organizer, for sure. About a foot wide, this one has compartments for files and notepads, plus pen and card holders. It’s $155 from and Levenger Tysons Corner Center, 703-288-9097. 4. You could cover every desk in the office with the scads of toys and gizmos that sells. This 7-inch-tall version of Newton’s Cradle (confession: we didn’t even know this executive-toy classic had a name) has a wood base and is $14.99. If this one doesn’t suit you, the site offers eight variations. 5. The Six-Man Clock, a kinetic sculpture by inventor Gordon Bradt, just may be the ultimate desktop toy. Available from Kinetico Studios in Eureka Springs, Ar. (479-253-9114), it’s $1,800. If that’s too steep, the inventor’s site,, points out that used clocks can be found on eBay (and repaired if necessary by Kinetico Studios). 6. Don’t you just want to knock this fat fellow around? The 4-inch-tall squishy foam Sumo Squeezie is a great stress reliever and is $2.79 at NANCY MCKEON




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