How to be A*cute During the Polar Vortex

The Polar Vortex is making the most notorious comeback since Britney Spears. But, you don’t have to let Old Man Winter steal your style. Layer up using key pieces that will take you from the office to a night out on the town in an instant.
Blanket sweaters are on trend for casual outfits, but wear yours over an LBD with patterned tights and heeled booties for a sophisticated look that will keep you warm. The key to keeping this look together is the monotone color scheme. Despite what anyone says, black will always be the new black.
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You’re Invited to the 4th Annual Clothing Exchange!

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A*cute and Heart & Sundry invite you to the 4th Annual Clothing Exchange & Trunk Show. Exchange your gently worn business attire, casual clothing, children’s clothing, and accessories.

Attendees will enjoy music, prizes, and light refreshments.

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Where: Historic Whitelaw Hotel, 1839 13th St. NW, Washington, D.C. (Located conveniently by the U Street Metro)

Price: Early Bird Fee $15 (First come, first served!); $20 Regular Admission

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

**Items not exchanged and portion of proceeds to benefit local youth organizations:

New Community for Children, Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, and New Hope.

 

And the Emmy goes to… Christian Siriano

by Jackie

“Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano continues to slay the competition with his fresh take on style. His Emmy’s red carpet looks popped without sacrificing elegance.

(Photos: via Instagram @csiriano)

 

OITNB's Samira Wiley

OITNB’s Samira Wiley

OITNB's Uzo Aduba

OITNB’s Uzo Aduba

Mad Men's Teyonah Parris

Mad Men’s Teyonah Parris

Modern Family's Sarah Hyland

Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland

Pop-Up at the South Street Seaport NYC

by Sherria 

I spent Memorial Day at the South Street Seaport in New York City. After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, most of the destroyed stores have yet to return. However, the city has done a great job of keeping the area thriving with pop-up shops, food trucks/festivals and outdoor movie screenings. I stopped by a pop-up shop featuring clothing from Mary Meyer and handcrafted jewelry by Lila Rice. Check out a few snapshots of the shop below:

 

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About Mary Meyer

Mary Meyer was born in Northern CA, grew up in Venice, and graduated from the California College of the Arts with a degree in painting, funded in part by a Yozo Hamaguchi grant. While in school, Mary studied printmaking, weaving, dyeing, welding and woodworking. She also discovered her penchant and talent for clothing design. Starting production out of her living room, she began to make custom shirts and dresses for her friends and peers. In 2005, she founded her company, Mary Meyer Clothing.

Mary is known for her casual and sexy designs, made distinctive by her custom prints. Her art is inspired by a wide range of sources, including African textiles, Japanese dye techniques, quilts, pop art, the beach, wheat pasted punk flyers, 90’s goth culture, and 80’s graphic tees.

In addition to her clothing company, Mary also runs the Mary Meyer Art House, throwing parties that showcase artists and bands that are not always seen in the mainstream. She also co-founded Step Right Up, a non-profit afterschool program that provides free arts workshops in New York City’s public schools.

About Lila Rice 

Lila’s work is inspired by both the natural environment and the human realm of engineering, hardware, and mechanism, and she strives to create pieces that embody the beauty of both when they intersect. The collection’s aesthetic embodies opposing elements: the masculine and the feminine, the organic and the industrial, the antiquated relic and the modern classic. In her metalwork you will often find, for example, that Lila chooses to fabricate a piece with both yellow gold and roughly-hammered, antiqued brass, or that she makes the story of simple stud earrings more complex by adding snake-print texture and mixed metals. Evident in the collection is the influence of both ancient art and design and of the local scrap yard. And then, of course, there is the wildness and energy of the modern metropolis, which is the heartbeat of the line.