Saturday, November 28, 2009


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Friday, July 24, 2009

Kelly is Always Following Bey's Lead...sheesh

Kelly Rowland is ALWAYS following Beyonce Knowles lead! Since Beyonce read our post about ILORI sunglasses boutique and decided to go shopping there in a recent post, Kelly also decided to check out our beloved blog!
Kel took her inspiration from the District fan Kelly and Lala Vasquez's battle royale "Who Wore it Best". Kelly Rowland loved the post so much she decided to get an Adam romper as well.
Singer, television host, and former member of Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland was seen in this ultra popular Adam jumper at her performance at Tao in Las Vegas last night.
Thanks for reading the District Kelly!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Didn't want to say it but....WE TOLD YOU SO!

I didn't want to say it but...WE TOLD YOU SO! Recently DistriCt staffers reported on a shopping event at new area sunglasses boutique ILORI. We promised that this boutique offers the most exclusive sunglasses shopping experience.

Yesterday, Superstar recording artist Beyonce Knowles was seen shopping at ILORI on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles with her nephew taking part in ILORI's expertly crafted shopping experience for exclusive shoppers of stylish frames.

I knew Beyonce read the DistriCt....
If you haven't had the opportunity to check them out, and have the experience yourself, head to ILORI Chevy Chase located at the Shops at Wisconsin in Chevy Chase.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Shop Op: ILORI

Yesterday I attended an amazing after hours event at new area sunglasses boutique ILORI. The champagne reception to celebrate the opening of their newest location in Chevy Chase was well attended and the knowledgeable Style Consultants were on hand to not only supply the savory bubbly but to provide an unparalleled personal shopping experience.
ILORI even gives its clients the opportunity to host their own private shopping events. You can arrange it with the store to invite a a small group of friends to come in to privately shop for shades with a personal style consultant.
Or just stop by, take a seat, enjoy the smell of fresh flowers and prepare to be launched into an exciting experience where Style Consultants will help you discover the right sunglasses that best suit your facial features and teach you the basics of building a sunglass wardrobe.

ILORI boasts exclusive frames like these Lanvin sunglasses (above) .

These frames were shown on the runway in Lanvin's Resort 2010 collection (below)

ILORI not only carries Lanvin, but other designer frames like Balenciaga, Badgley Mischka, Prada, Tom Ford and many more. The boutique showcases designs by fashion visionaries and features exclusive styles as well as limited edition frames.


ILORI is designed as an expertly curated space. Instead of coming into a space where sunglasses are behind a glass, store manager Megan Wray says ILORI “works the opposite”. The space acts as a museum exhibit of sorts where clients can touch and explore the merchandise in what feels like a style exhibit.

Check out more pictures of the space below...

From left to right: Chloe, Persol, Oliver Peoples
Clear resin frames seem to be all the rage this season. These fashion forward frames will propel you lightyears ahhead of the masses.

ILORI Manager Megan loves these loves these Lanvin frames

Style Consultant Tonisha looks fetching in these futuristic frames

The event was also to help a good cause. ILORI's Trade In and Trade Up promotion allows you to trade in your old pair of eyewear and receive $50 off the season's must-have sunglass styles! Donated frames will be given to OneSight, a family of organizations devoted to helping those in need.
Visit them at the Shops at Wisconsin Place 5330 Western Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815

The Look: Essence Music Festival

Over the holiday weekend I couldn't attend the 15th anniversary of the Essence Music Festival, however DistriCt fan Kelly (above) was in attendance representing for the District family and attending the events.

Kel attended NBA star Chris Paul's CP3 Foundation charity event wearing a pink ADAM jumpsuit. That same weekend former MTV VJ and VH1 Charm School host LaLa Vazquez wore the same ADAM jumpsuit to another Essence Music Fest event.

The ADAM 100% silk jumpsuit is bubblegum pink with a draped shawl collar neck.
The jumpsuit retails for $345 and can be found at Intermix
So who wore it best? DistriCt fan Kelly or television personality LaLa Vazquez? Take the poll.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Shop Op: Mint Condition

Looking for priceless items that look fresh from the mint? The head to Mint Condition, a new area consignment shop, in Arlington, VA. The converted row house with its mint green walls hosts a bevy of top designers with price tags suitable for penny pinchers with a passion for fashion.

Owner Toni Henderson has adopted an organized shopping style for customers where pieces are organized by type, then size and then color, making it easy for shoppers to pick out a pair of Paige Denim jeans or a Catherine Malandrino dress.

The shop is also consigner friendly as they split profits fifty-fifty, regularly mail checks, and gives people a week to claim items after the selling period before they’re donated.

Check them out at 114 South Royal Street, Alexandria (703-836-6468)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Beach Bumming...

Divorces are messy so its pretty understandable that singer Kelis decided to hit the beach to get away from the hoopla surrounding her pregnancy and recent separation from rapper Nas. According to things aren't going well in splitsville, Kelis is running into financial trouble as her estranged husband was the primary breadwinner.

Kelis said, "My survival is based on [Nas'] will at this time. If he does not want to pay for an expense, it does not get paid."

Kelis also said she's entitled to maintain the lifestyle to which she became accustomed during their marriage -- they have five homes, fly first class, go to fancy restaurants, and on and on.

"There were many expensive pieces [of jewelry] such as a princess-cut diamond tennis bracelet that was recently appraised for $190,000. My engagement ring is an approximately nine-carat cushion cut solitaire. I have numerous watches...such as Cartier, Rolex, Frank Muller and Chopard."

That may explain why Kelis sported a Forever 21 swimsuit (above) at the beach with her friends...

The swimsuit Kelis is wearing if Forever 21's Geo Studded Bandeau top and Bikini bottom. Both pieces retail for $12.80.

This summer Forever 21 introduced swimsuits to their collection of low-cost fashion goodies. Check out some more 80's retro swimsuits below that wont break the bank.

Flashback Bandeau Top and Bikini Bottom ($12.80 each)

Neom Fun Trim Monokini ($22.80)

Peacock Feather Monokini ($22.80)