Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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...
Style Consultant Tonisha looks fetching in these futuristic frames
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.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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
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.
Outfitted in a one-piece Rapscallion by Samantha Peet jumper, Solo rocked out at the four-day, multi-stage camping festival which is held on a700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee every June.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
British Actress Sienna Miller was right on the money in a money-green long sleeved sparkling mini-dress. The dress is from her own line Twenty8Twelve
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
That's right Kourosh renovated his home in Northwest Washington, DC and made it into a hip and trendy boutique with a unique concept. After working in the UK in the fashion industry, Kourosh found himself in Washington, DC living in a historic row house next door to his family owned restaurant and club Bohemian Caverns.
From his conveniently located home, he managed the DC landmark. After Bohemian Caverns underwent a management change, Kourosh decided to turn his home into "Passport" which opened May 4th, 2008.
The DistriCt interviewed Kourosh Chitsaz about Psssport, here's what he had to say:
DISTRICT: How did you come up with the name Passport
KHOUROSH: Well, in order to travel every person needs to carry a passport. It's a form of personal identification, but the pages also tell a story about where that person has been and what they are about. A passport is a reflection of a persons individuality and that is what the Boutique is all about: Individuality.
DC: How do you decide what designers/merchandise you carry?
KC: The designers are hand picked from all around the globe in order to give the customers a sense of uniqueness.Therefore, I try to pick designers that are not in the mass market.When a customer buys a piece from Passport, they generally will not see anybody in Washington DC with the same style.
DC: What's the most fabulous piece/item you have in the store right now?
KC: Well for ladies, I have a gorgeous yellow dress from an Australian designer that is to die for, it is perfect for the warm weather.As for men, it is hard to identify one piece, there are so many... I would have to say the linen jacket with the funky layered collar by one of the European lines.
DC: How do you stay ahead of the competition?
KC:I stay ahead of the competition by not following trends and continually looking for styles that our outside the box.
DC: What can a shopper expect from a "Passport" experience?
KC: Customers can expect a relaxed atmosphere without pressure and there is always a martini or espresso waiting to be served. For the busy ladies and gents, Passport provides a Personal Shopping Service, this allows the customer to sit back and be pampered.
Check out pictures of Passport's unique space below...
Kourosh's former living room now serves as the men's floor Upstairs on the women's floor, Khourosh has kept the exposed brick indicative of DC row houses
Every space of Passport is used as merchandising space
Kourosh does a great job with using unique merchandising techniques; like this distressed leather trench on the back of this rocking chair.
The second floor bar allows customers to have a drink while they shop
Cool details like antique chairs adorn the space.
Monday, June 1, 2009
23-year old Kenny is an Urban Outfitters employee and was looking especially great on this bright and sunny Saturday. He made sure to play off the color palette of his buffalo plaid shirt.
With a pink G-Shock watch (below) and purple high-tops (below)
Its all in the details for our boy Kenny who describes his style as "laid back, chill, real easy".
Glad we were able to hunt down this Street Chic look!
Ty, a 19-year-old college student form Northwest paired the pants with a pale pink tank and a heather grey cardigan.
Ty who describes her styles as "Sophisticated-classic-vintage meets modern" was right on the money! She looked weekend glam and ready for a shopping day
Monday, May 4, 2009
Williamson who is known for his prints said this about the collection
“I wanted to create a strong urban collection fused with the brand’s signature symbols and shapes. It’s been fascinating to search back through my archives to isolate the most iconic pieces, then rework them for H&M. Colour is one of the defining aspects of my signature style, I focused on the iconic peacock motif seen across my collections to develop a palette of blues, chartreuse and emerald. The spirit of the collection is both covetable and precious"
Celebs are already big fans of the Williamson capsule collection. Check out Katy Perry at an H&M event in the peacock dress with black tights (above)
Style maven Mischa Barton is also a fan of the dress. She achieves a more casual look with retro frames and Alexander McQueen sling back peep-toe booties (above)
Head to your nearest H&M this Thursday (as early as possible) so you can snag a few pieces from this collection. The pieces go from day to night and from casual to glam.
Looking to recreate this $1300 piece, head to your nearest American Apparel