Category Archives: Brands/Collections

WARBY PARKER x KARLIE KLOSS

I have raved here on HOTP before about my love for Warby Parker and their ultra-stylish, affordable frames. Starting today, their most recent collection – three new pairs of sunglasses made in collaboration with Karlie Kloss – will be available … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

  1/Nixon The Wire Tortoise Earphones; 2/ Lavish Luxe Brush Set; 3/ Anette Flat; 4/ Zip Pouch; 5/ Leo Pullover; 6/Picture Frame; 7/ Fatigue Button Up; 8/ Drybar Blowout In-a-Box Hair Dryer; 9/ Vintage Nikes / More gift ideas here.

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EVENT: Outfitted x Chevrolet

November 16, 2013 – West Coast fashion meets East Coast fashionista. Join me for the third installation of Outfitted – back by popular demand – where I will be the official social media correspondent! A step up from photographer, no? … Continue reading

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The A-List: FABB Girls Club Accessories Event

I am really excited to invite you to an event that I will host along with The FABB Girls Club. On Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 6:30 please join us at Aldo Accessories inside Fashion Center at Pentagon City for … Continue reading

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Have a Heart

February is American Heart Month. Accordingly, in the past week, you have probably heard something about the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and partner organizations’ national campaign called The Heart Truth. The centerpiece of The Heart Truth is … Continue reading

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EVENT RECAP: OUTFITTED Holiday Pop-up Shop

December 8, 2012 – Ozio Lounge – The OUTFITTED: Holiday Pop-up Shop unites west coast fashion brands Penolope and Coco, Luv Aj, Plush, MINKPINK, and Virgo Downtown with east coast fashionistas for an afternoon of shopping, sipping, and mingling. Cocktails … Continue reading

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Get on the Warby Parker Bus

Georgetown – November 18, 2012 – Warby Parker Class Trip stops in Georgetown for the weekend. My eyeglasses have inadvertently become a part of my signature style. I have worn prescription glasses since the eleventh grade (I wore a red, … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama Captivates Audience at #DNC2012

Charlotte, NC – Democratic National Convention – September 4, 2012 -First Lady Michelle Obama delivers speech on the opening night of the convention wearing Tracy Reese. Oh, and let’s not forget to mention that hair, whipped by Mr. Johnny Wright. … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to FNO 2012

Everyone is putting the final touches on their participation in the global shopping campaign Fashion’s Night Out (FNO), taking place the evening of Thursday, September 6. Including me! FNO, which was started four years ago as a means of stimulating shoppers’ … Continue reading

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Vote for Me in the “Let’s Holiday!” Style Competition by @SouthMoonUnder and @Refinery29

Like my “Haute Holiday Hippie” album on Facebook! Of course, the more likes, the better. This is the first time I have entered this sort of challenge. It was fun styling my darling model was so patient, as were the … Continue reading

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Vintage is the New Black

November 19, 2011: A visit to La Petite Marmoset Vintage was all I imagined. When I first met Katherine Martinez, owner of La Petite Marmoset, she told me that she owned a vintage shop, and that I should come by … Continue reading

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New Label – JayTees Apparel “Rich Kids” Line Launch

November 11, 2011: JayTees Apparel “Rich Kids” Line Launch Party – My hometown homeboy, Josh Ansah, owner and creator of Jaytees Apparel recently launched a line of T’s and sweatshirts called Rich Kids. The line and its representative logo, stand … Continue reading

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DC Welcomes Refinery 29

November 3, 2011: Madewell hosts launch party for Refinery 29. Lots of bloggers were there, of course, including: Chyanne of The Yuppie Lady and Kate of Go Kate Shoot Star of Ms. Star Styles These fabulous ladies and gentleman, including Desiree (pictured … Continue reading

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Santa Maria Novella Store Opening, Chevy Chase, MD

October 27, 2011: I received a special invitation to attend a private celebration in honor of the opening of  the Santa Maria Novella store in Chevy Chase, Maryland the other night. Chris Johnson, Jason Barnes and Yene Damtew (I posted … Continue reading

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Kanye West + Katie Eary to Design Womenswear Line

After the many rumors, it is confirmed. Kanye West will collaborate with  London-based, 2008 graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Katie Eary, to design a womenswear line, which will debut during Paris Fashion Week. Eary began as a menswear designer, … Continue reading

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Balmain: NYFW S/S 2012

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Derek Lam: NYFW Spring 2012

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The Haute List of FNO-DC Events

Year before last, I was in New York for the very first Fashion’s Night Out, the largest, most stylish shopping event on earth. I missed FNO and Fashion Week completely last year. So I am really excited and gearing up to kick off … Continue reading

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Uptown Magazine Issue Launch Party

Uptown Magazine threw an issue release party last week at Indulj Restaurant and Lounge, DC. There was a special vocal performance, a beauty bar, and a dating game hosted by the Modern Day Matchmaker, Paul Carrick Brunson. Check out the … Continue reading

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Forever 21 Jesus Agenda No Longer Hidden

Did you ever notice the Bible verse, “John 3:16”, printed on the bottom of your Forever 21 bags? I did a long time ago. At first, I thought they might have been using recycled bags. But when they continued for … Continue reading

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“Zip Me Up?”

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“Too Beautiful” L’Oreal Ads Banned in UK

The Advertising Standards Authority, an advertising watchdog group in Britain, has banned two overly retouched L’Oreal’s ads claiming that the digitally altered images are misleading. The first was an ad for it’s Lamcome brand Teint Miracle foundation, featuring actress and model Julia Roberts. … Continue reading

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June Ambrose Launches Her Very Own Line of …Guess What?

Surprise! Surprise! And what a pleasant surprise! Actually, I’m not that surprised that June Ambrose has chose to capitalize on her signature headwear. It’s Twenty Eleven and ENTREPRENEURSHIP is the name of the game. But of course, the one I … Continue reading

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NYFW Fall 2011 Favorite: Cynthia Steffe

 

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NY, NY: Feb. 17: L’Wren Scott Fall 2011

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