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What a beautiful weekend here in DC!  I spent the day outside on Saturday, dear readers, and it was quite warm.  I was working an event and thus dressed none too fancy: t-shirts, sporty capris, and tennis shoes.  All I could think about, however, was how great it would be to throw on a sundress […]

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Shoulder Pads IRL

(IRL = In Real Life) This post is going to be about Runway to Real Life, Episode One, Shoulder Pads. You might remember this post about GIGANTOR shoulder pads a la Dallas, the Strong Shoulder. I love how Maison Martin Margiela pushes the envelope on this trend. But let’s face it, this is NOT a […]


Introducing… Intellectual Cleavage

I’d like to introduce you, dear readers, to my main man, Haider Ackerman. No, I don’t know him personally or anything like that, but I thought YOU should be made aware of his gifted and talented self. Ackermann is of Colombian descent and attended Antwerp Fashion Academy of Fine Arts where luminaries Dries Van Noten […]


"Strong" Shoulder

Why, why, why are they coming back? I don’t know if it’s because I lived through this trend, but I just don’t want to see them again. It is not a happy homecoming reunion for me the second time around. Shoulder pads were perpetrated on us in the 80’s because of Dallas and Dynasty. They […]


Paris Wrap

Paris Couture Week finished up last Friday. Not surprisingly, the shows were less theatrical than usual (read: economical), and many were held at the ateliers instead of at rented palaces, train stations, etc. We’re bringing you some favorites from the shows. Maison Martin Margiela Always one for the bizarre, MMM made fashion uncomfortable. Models were […]


Going For The Gold

Ah, the thrill of victory! The agony of defeat! Once, every four years, the nations of the world come together for the summer Olympics and compete in such events as, um, well… There’s swimming. I know that much. Oh who am I kidding? The DCGF is no athlete, by any stretch of the imagination. But […]


Only One Day Left!

You’re down to 36 hours, dear readers, to “Show Us Your Denim!” That’s right, the submissions are flying in fast and furious, but there’s always room for more. Look, you don’t have to shred a pair of jeans (yes, those were pants at one time) like Martin Margiela did for his Maison Martin Margiela Spring […]