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Well, you may not be the bride. In fact, you may not even be in the wedding party. That does not mean, however, that you should forgo looking as fabulous as you possibly can during wedding season because yes, wedding season is upon us. The obvious advice is to stay away from the color white; leave the wedding day drama at bay, please. There are other looks that are great for viewing the exchange of vows, and they vary as much as a wedding theme varies.

For an evening wedding, several designers offer a glam look for the fashionista guest:
Banana RepublicJ. CrewLes Prairies de Paris

1. Banana Republic, $175,
2. J. Crew, $250,
3. Les Prairies de Paris, $495,

A garden wedding is a great time to try some muted tones or an eye-popping hue:

Catherine MalandrinoThread SocialJill Stuart

1. Catherine Malandrino, $395,
2. Thread Social, $644,
3. Jill Stuart, $578,

If at the beach, fabrics that flow as the breeze blows are a great idea:
ABS by Allen SchwartzBanana RepublicExpress

1. ABS by Allen Schwartz, $306,
2. Banana Republic, $130,
3. Express, $79.50,


That’s what the fashion world has said when it comes to this summer’s footwear. The temperature outdoors is rising, and for that very reason the theme is “less is more.”

In the case of fashion for the feet, the gladiator style sandal–very Roman, very minimalist–mimics that theme of very little. However, don’t forget that while there isn’t much leather to go around when it comes to the gladiator sandal, the sandal does bare much of the foot.

Pedicures are more important now than ever!

1. Via Spiga, $165,
2. L.A.M.B, $325,,
3. Gladiator sandals, $78,
4. Matt Bernson, $170,
5. Cocobelle, $98,
6. Steve Madden, $79.95,

I will admit that I have associated the name Shoshanna Lonstein (Gruss) with Jerry Seinfeld. I recall her walking the red carpet as a seventeen-year-old high school senior accompanying her 40-something year old sitcom star boyfriend to the Emmy’s. Now, she has made a name for herself as a fashion designer. Her line embodies the image that I have of her: youthful, fun, and girly. In a little under two weeks, she will descend upon Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown boutique, Urban Chic, for a trunk show. The clothes that fashionable women in the metro area have to look forward to are from Shoshanna’s 2008 Spring line.


The good news about this trunk show is that buyers will get 15% off all merchandise in addition to receiving a free gift with their purchase of clothing from Shoshanna’s line.

April 24, 2008
Urban Chic Georgetown
1626 Wisconsin Avenue

la fashionista has had an interest in fashion and style since childhood when she first saw her mother dress in the various fashion of the 80s. Her mother was also a great seamstress, which was a definite influence on la fashionista's foray into fashion. Sadly, her mother's sewing talent did not get passed on to la fashionista.

But that doesn't mean that she doesn't still love talking about fashion. Because she does!

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