Anthropologie Store Opening

Friday, October 7, 2011

Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the opening reception for the latest Anthropologie store to set up shop in the DMV. My good friend and colleage Dian, who is an incredible fashion maven and designer, invited me for a night of beautiful hand stitched dresses, hats, and as fierce a shoe game in one location as you will ever see. (See some of the highlighted ones above). 

And I had the great pleasure of bumping into the always fly Andrea of FlyGirls (4th row down, left image on the right). Let me say if you have not seen Andrea in person she is gorgeous and has such a great spirit about her! So chill and great to talk with.

In true Anthropologie style, everything from the wooden installations and decor and table settings right down to the delicious tomato and mozzarella balls that were served was thought of. It's a really intimate space compared to some of the larger stores in the area. My eyes kept jumping from beautifully decorated candle jars to mannequins wearing elegantly draped mix printed corduroy skirts and silk shirts. What Anthropologie does best is embrace color and pattern in a way that feels fresh and vibrant but also really familiar, as if you've had these items in your attic or back of the closet for a while but are reintroducing them in a way you hadn't worn before. 

Despite all the adorable clothes and jewelry making me "oooh!" and "gahhh!" and "eeee!", I, of course was fawning over the new cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi called Plenty. I first came across Yotam via the UK's, when I used to read his delicious blog The New Vegetarian. Ohmydays. What that man does with swiss chard, tamarind, and chickpea is nothing short of amazing.

Be sure to check out the store at its new location in Penn Quarter of DC at 9th and G st!


1 comment:

  1. Love these beautiful photos!! So great to see you.


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