Posts Tagged ‘clothes’

Cartridge Couture

Did you know the FIRST dress to be made via a 3-D printer was done 10 years ago. It was known as the Drape Dress. An industrial engineer from the Netherlands created the 3D printable fabric back in the 90’s. He teamed up with Dutch designer.. Janne Kyttanen and this dress was born. The year was 2000.

I came across this after looking up Kyttanen. I had seen her new 3-D printed platform shoes. I tweeted them out– one person replied they looked like high-end crocs. They kinda do.

Then while reading WIRED I came across another Dutch designer named Iris Van Herpen. Her creations with 3-D printers are extraordinary. She’s not just doing this because she can… but because she really wants to find a way to integrate the new material into stuff people will really wear. “Code you can wear” is what she  calls it. So I guess the question is… if this printable fabric does become more popular.. who’s gonna wear it? After all some big brands are toying with the idea not because it’s cool.. but because it allows them to customize better. Check out the New Balance shoes below.

Fashion Night for the Curvy Trendsetters

Old Town Alexandria and Beatyfull Boutique team up to host “Fashion’s Night Out Plus.” The evening will be filled with fashion, fun, and shopping dedicated to the plus size women. 

The event will be held on September 8th, 2011 6pm-11pm located at 118 N. Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA. 

So what brands are being represented?  How’s  high end fashion from “Curvysta”, NY’s highly popular “Pop Up Plus” and accessory powerhouses “Ear Candy” and “NickyB’s”

For more information on Fashion’s Night Out Plus please visit the website

“Toast to Success” raises the rooftop

It was a team effort atop a Washington hotel to help women thrive in work and life

Womens charity Dress for Success joined the ladies of Ann Taylor to raise money that will go towards giving women in need suits and professional attire to get jobs. More than $6,000 was raised at “Toast to Success.”

Held at the Beacon Hotel guests also got a sneak peak at looks from the designer’s Fall line.

More coverage on WUSA9 Below

Hu’s Wear has Star Style

Hu’s Wear is one of 10 specialty boutiques chosen to carry Celine. The designer shoes and bags have been seen on a range of stars.. from Rihanna to our First Lady.

Handpicked from showrooms and runway shows the styles aren’t limited to shoes- there’s luggage, handbags and clothing too.
No doubt it’s still summer but stylists are already forecasting fall trends. Hu’s predicts layering and muted colors with texture will be big this Fall.

Hu’s Shoes is one of more than 80 shops in Georgetown that will have big sales and extended hours for Fashions Night Out September 8th.

We visit Hu’s Shoes on the Morning Show

Don’t gawk, Swap!

Everyone has that one friend whose wardrobe is to die for! If you’re like me, you and your best friend may borrow each others favorite shoes or perfect accessories from time to time. Why borrow when you can own. Thanks to “The Swapaholics” Amy Chase & Melissa Massello, you can forget borrowing because there is a new way to get exactly what you want from friends for FREE.

USA TODAY: Swapping Not Shopping
PHOTOS: Swap party recaps

Amy and Melissa, the self proclaimed “The Swapaholics,” have a drawer full of tips for hosting your own clothing swap party. The gals explain this is a budget-friendly way to keep that wardrobe updated without breaking the bank.
The dress-up duo will be in DC Thursday, July 14th, from 6-9pm hosting one of their swaps. Participants bring a bag of gently loved fashions, which Amy & Melissa curate into a “swap boutique,” and at 8pm sharp, the swapping begins.

Perhaps the best part? Everything leftover from the night will be donated to Goodwill of Greater Washington to be sold in their shops to raise money for their job training and empowerment programs. is this year’s event sponsor.

Written by Mikea Turner, Special to OMG

New BOSS in town

In Arlington, there’s a new BOSS in town.  Hugo Boss is finally here.

Pro Golfer Nick Watney and the Golf Channel’s Steve Sands helped celebrate the opening of the new BOSS store at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.

Watch coverage from the store’s opening on WUSA9

Tory Burch is open!

Tory Burch’s first DC store has it’s signature orange lacquer towering doors wide open at Tysons Galleria. We stopped by the soft opening for the boutique that boasts her signature snow leopard chairs and graphic print curtains.  The shop carries a wide variety of the designer’s collection including shoes and handbags in addition to clothes. In it’s opening days guests also enjoyed complimentary spirits and sugar cookies imprinted with Burch’s famous T logo. A grand opening is schedule for September. Check out the 9NEWS NOW Morning Show  page for more info.

Aba Kwawu, Rich Dinning and Stella of Tory Burch

WUSA9 Video from the opening


Happy shoppers

Too small to fit into anything Adora remains a fan

Ann Taylor supports Dress for Success

Dress for Success is teaming up with designer Ann Taylor in DC.

On June 2nd  you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase when you donate a suit or professional separates, purses and jewelry. There will also be a make-up artist offering tips on interview-appropriate makeup and Style for Hire will give styling advice. Refreshments included.

Dress for Success provides suits to disadvantaged women returning or entering the workforce.

“No good deed goes undressed”
Ann Taylor
600 13th Street, NW DC 2005
June 2nd All Day

Fran Drescher at MODUS Union 2011

DC Housewives’ Mary Amons and her charity Labels of Love pulled off a spectacular show at MODUS Union 2011 benefiting Cancer Schmancer.

Fran Drescher was pink hot and front row to enjoy the Mark Bouwer show that supported the actress’ cause.

Drescher battled uterine cancer and has since then used her star power to promote awareness and raise money for research.

Photo courtesy: MyDCStyle

Watch coverage of  MODUS Union on WUSA9 Below

Now Trending: Spring 2011 Style Tips

Check out what world famous fashion expert Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus says to break out this Spring! The style expert was in DC along with accessory queen Roopal Patel presenting a style showcase. Leigh Macdonald contributed to this report.

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