So we're not New York.
Our streets aren't lined with tents and models this week.*
Amen and Hallelujah.
We have fashion, too. Take this week, for example.
Kicked off with unsungdesigners.com's birthday party. I missed it, since I was sleeping off the tireds from our Cuba Libre party (mini-Cubans, DIY mojito bar, and mosquito-netting-enhanced bedroom lounge make for a long and delightful evening).
Tomorrow, well, yes...tomorrow. The First Ever District Sample Sale. I'll miss it. Yup, you read that right. I'm keeping my priorities straight and playing the Good Grad Student. But I expect each and every one of you to go, buy, and report.
Then Wednesday morning...ok, so it's nationwide, but we have Filene's, too. If you miss the Sample Sale like I will, you can catch up on some new season stuff at their Early Opening. (Darn that blogger - picture-posting issues again.) Their Fall Fashion Event (announced via their weekly emails): Early opening - 8am in all stores (DC: Friendship Heights or Metro Center). Nothing different than their regular merchandise, as far as I can tell, but hey! an opportunity to shop at 8 in the morning is welcome. (I'm seeing a commercial...I shop more before 9 am than most people do all day...)
Since I'm going to be a Good Little Girl this week, and miss events, I'm issuing myself a DC Fashion Week Challenge: Take a fashion risk this week. I'm going to try something completely new. I'll get inspiration from the NY shows, and ransack my closet to make it work.
Anyone else out there willing to take my challenge with me?
*Live vicariously through the style.com reports & The Sartorialist's shots. Of particular note: style.com's My Lookbook feature. Point & click to save your favorite shots, then go back & reference them later, say, before you hit the Sample Sale or Filene's.