District Couture is now on OnSugar

My faithful followers, I announce to you today that District Couture is now on OnSugar.com.

OnSugar is the premiere online publishing platform for fashion and style bloggers such as yours truly. This move will enable me to better organize content, photos, and build up my audience even more.

I thank each and every person who has ever visited District Couture while on Blogspot, and I hope you will continue to follow me on OnSugar. And if you like me, tell a friend to come on over too.


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Victoria Beckham Collection has clout

Victoria Beckham is painting the celebrity fashion landscape as all of Hollywood, it seems like, is littered with Victoria Beckham Collection, the new line from the pop star. The same was not true for her ill-fated denim line with husband David, but now she has included the denim line under the VBC umbrella.

My jaw dropped as it was revealed that Courtney Cox's superb black gown at the Golden Globes was designed by Posh Spice herself. Well, at least the label is Posh's, but given her intense love of fashion, something tells me she's more of a designer than other celebrity lines (I'm referring to you J.Lo).

Photo Credit: Steven Granitz

With the Courtney Cox dress debuting at such a high-profile industry event, it should come as no surprise that two more of her frocks made appearances at the Grammy's last week.

Jennifer Hudson was a knockout in this geometrical dress/jacket combo:

Photo Credit: WireImage.com

Here's the runway look of the dress:

Country star Jennifer Nettles, otherwise known as the woman (with the funny voice) in that duo Sugarland, was a "may-ja" standout and for good reason in this head-turning, figure-hugging red gown with black outlining and strategically placed cut-outs:

Photo Credit: WireImage.com

Here's the runway look:

Don't clothes look so much better on real people?

So Miz Beckham has defnitely proven her designing chops as a real contender in the fashion world. I've always been a fan of hers as a fashion and hair icon, so I'm very happy she's having such great success with this line and await more to come.

To view the collection, visit: http://www.victoriabeckham.com/

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A sign of things to come: Dolce & Gabbana

Since I've been writing about Dolce & Gabbana frequently and I'm experiencing severe cabin fever (the doctor gave me a prescription for spring fashion), I thought I'd share some of my favorite most recent photo shoots of the designer duo's new spring collection. They're going back to basics with their signature floral prints and corsettes, and for good reason. This spring, fashion is going to be all about, as Nina Garcia recently said, "don't worry, be happy." After all, the best way out of  gloom and doom is through bright colors and happy clothes that say "it's time for a change."

Photo Credit: Simon Burstall
From Marie Claire: Bodysuit, $1,395, pants, $1,195, shoes, $625, Dolce & Gabbana; earrings, $280, Fenton.

Ashley Greene and her Twilight Saga character Alice Cullen seem to share the same love of fashion. Ashley looks stunning and powerful with her hair high and tight, symbolizing a juxtaposition between strength and softness, something we should be seeing a lot of on the runways coming up at New York Fashion Week.

Photo: Mario Testino
From Vogue: Dolce & Gabbana floral silk-and-nylon bodysuit and pencil skirt. De Beers diamond earrings. Christian Louboutin heels.

Rachel McAdams, such a natural beauty, embodies an Old Hollywood starlet is this gorgeous satin floral corsette dress. The sky high embellished pumps and couture pose signify a movement in the industry to reinvent existing sillhouettes.

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Old Town, VA Boutique Celebrates the Art of Intimacy

Just as important as having a wardrobe that suits your personal style and flatters your figure are the garments that go under your ensemble. Every woman should know the key to a knockout outfit is by wearing the appropriate and necessary undergarments underneath. And since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, some local boutiques are offering special events for women to embrace their inner kitten and show off their outer goddess.

Old Town Alexandria boutique, The Full Cup Bra Fitting Salon, is holding a special photography event for its customers in honor of Valentine’s Day. As a full service European-style bra fitting salon, The Full Cup believes beauty begins from the inside out and that good-fitting, sexy, and comfortable can all come in one package. Because of this philosophy, the store is exhibiting Boudoir Photography (think Moulin Rogue) and is offering photography sessions as a steamy Valentine’s event for customers throughout the month of February.

Boudoir photography is a style of glamour and fashion photography for women of all types to celebrate their natural beauty. For centuries, brave and confident women from all walks of life have been drawn to this beautiful, elegant, and handcrafted shooting style that uniquely captures their own intimate beauty. Many women are now requiring this personal and tasteful style of private photography for a variety of reasons; gifts to partners, memories to cherish, or self promotion.

One of the region's most talented boudoir photographers, Brett Cordeau, Intimate Art Photography will exhibit her photography and offering sessions for The Full Cup customers. Known for bringing to light a woman's natural beauty, Brett's signature boudoir collection will be on display in our Old Town store from Feb 8 - Feb 27. Send your special someone a Valentine's hint for a boudoir session gift certificate, paired with sexy Full Cup intimates.

Come meet Brett Cordeau on Saturday, February 27 from 10AM - 12PM to learn more about her artistic style. Guests who stop by will receive a special gift, compliments of The Full Cup.

Where: The Full Cup - Old Town Location

218 North Lee Street, Suite 206

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Phone: 703.836.9441

Web: http://www.thefullcup.com/

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Madonna in La "Dolce" Vita

Perhaps its inspired by the recent success of Nine, in Dolce & Gabbana's new spring campaign, photographer Steven Klein is Frederico Fellini reincarnated. Madonna stars in the new campaign that emulates "Old World" Italy and Old Hollywood and is 100% pure decadence.

In an interview with W Magazine the infamous designer duo discusses their vision for the photo shoot, Gabanna saying the "photos reflect a connection between food and sex." Food never looked so sexy, as bountiful bosom is outpouring over Madonna peeling vegetables at a quaint kitchen table, outfitted in D&G's signature pattern, a floral print satin pencil skirt. Madonna's sex-hair and diamond encrusted cross pendant give audiences the perfect amount of temptation.

D&G is notorious for making sex pots out of their muses and love to self-indulge in black and white photography (and who would stop them!). But, after all, feeling like a pin-up is precisely the feel women get from wearing the brand. "It's a question of modd more than clothes," Gabanna says.

He couldn't be more right.

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Sylene's Bras and Brunch event hosts "Love, Lust and Lingerie"

Just as important as having a wardrobe that suits your personal style and your figure are the garments that go under your ensemble. Every woman should know the key to being a knockout in any given outfit is by having the appropriate and necessary undergarments to go with them. And since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, some local boutiques are offering special events for women to embrace their inner kitten and show off their outer goddess.

For 34 years, Cyla Weiner, the owner of lingerie boutique, Sylene of Washington, has served the District's fashionistas, by providing them with an array of undergarment and lingerie offerings. In celebration of Valentine's Day, four DC area relationship writers will spill the secrets of "Love, Lust and Lingerie". An installment in Sylene of Washington's Bras & Brunch series, the event will be held on Sunday, February 14th from 10:30 a.m. until noon and will feature a Q&A on dating and relationships with Andrea Rodgers of AskMissA.com; Cathy Alter, author of Up For Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, And Starting Over; Jess McCann , author of You Lost Him At Hello; and Kerry Reichs, author of The Best Day Of Someone Else’s Life, and Leaving Unknown.

All Bras & Brunch attendees will receive 20% of sexy sleepwear and can sip on champagne and mimosas and dine on light brunch. In addition to hosting these monthly brunches, Sylene donates bras and sleepwear to women's shelters and works closely with organizations such as Suited for Change, Volunteers of America, and Second Chance Employment Services.

Date: Sunday, February 14

Time: 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Where: Sylene of Washington

4407 South Park Avenue

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(301) 654-4200


RSVP required. RSVP at (301) 654-4200 or http://sylene.eventbrite.com/

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The best of the best of the 2010 Golden Globes

District Couture is bringing you commentary of the 2010 Golden Globe Awards. This is my absolute favorite awards show and in my opinion, this is the venue where celebrities tend to chose the best, more "real" looks. The Oscars can get a little hairy and the SAG's just don't get enough editorial. But the Golden Globes, second to the annual MET Costume Ball, is the best red carpet fashion event of the year.

With that being said, I believe in starting on a high note. I present you Halle Berry in Kaufman Franco. I've often speculated that if the divine Miss Berry came down the red carpet in a bejeweled burlap sack she'd still be the belle of the ball. Halle is showing exactly how to do sexy and formal. 40 looks good on Halle.

(Photo Credit: Kevin Winter, Getty Images)

Keeping with the 40 and fabulous trend, many were critical of Jennifer Aniston in this Valentino gown. I tend to think it's the sloppy sex hair more than the gown. Jennifer is a vixen in this and the high slit, something I miss from the '80s, is making a comeback and she's doing it very well!

(Photo Credit: Steve Granitz, WireImages.com)

You know how everyone thinks of Scarlett Johanssen as the ultimare sex kitten? Well she's being dethrowned as of right now, because Marion Cotilliard in Christian Dior Couture is not only a sexpot, she exudes class simultaneously. The slip seam exposes just the right amount of thigh, while the color is uber dramatic and the draping and asymetry adds the perfect amount of du jour fashion. Naked earlobes and minimal jewelry earns her a Golden Globe in fashion.

(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt, Getty Images)

Aww Sookie, Sookie now. Anna Paquin in Stella McCartney did what Mariah Carey should have done. The color and seaquins are perfect for her youthfulness. The cap sleeves keep the plunging V-neckline tasteful. This was an equisite choice and the hair is perfectly understated for such a statement gown.

(Photo Credit: Steve Granitz, WireImages.com)

If Chloi Sevigny's prairie dress toting character on 'Big Love' had a secret secular fashion fantasy, this would be the frock she'd dream up. And I mean this as a compliment. This was another questionable choice by many, however Chloi wears this Valentino quite well. It's totally high fashion, and because she has such a thin frame, she's able to carry off all of the drama of the ruffles. It moved so beatifully on the red carpet and on stage. Kudos, Chloi.

(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt, Getty Images)

I typically poo-poo shorter dresses at major awards shows, however, fellow 'Big Love' star Jennifer Godwin in Vionnet completely pulls it off so elegantly. The color is amazing, and she especially stands out against a sea of black and nude-ish tones. The jewlery, the bag and the sleek/sexy hair - even the umbrella, really pulls together so well. Another home run. (yes, I can mix sports anaologies with fashion...it's my blog).

(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt, Getty Images)

Jennifer Garner, not typically known for her everyday fashion choices, always seems to choose exceptional gowns. This Atelier Versace number looks as if someone pour molten diamond-encrusted lava over her body and this is how it dried. Aside from the hair, she looks amazing.

Kate Hudson in Marchesa - another highly critiqued choice, but I love this. I'm so glad to see more of last year's matte white trend - matte white looks beatiful on so many skin tones and Kate is no exception. I'm not a fan of the earrings and I wish she would have let the train drag rather than holding it the whole time, but nonetheless, she looks absolutely stunning and the bodice oozes couture.

(Photo Credit: Steven Granitz, WireImages.com)

In a million years, you'll never guess who designed this dress. Courtney Cox did quite well in choosing this Victoria Beckham (yes, Posh Spice) gown. It's simple, yet totally stunning. The hair is perfect and her eyes absolutely sparkled on the red carpet in this gown. Glad to see 'Friends' helping each other out.

(Photo Credit: Steven Granitz, WireImages.com)

Twilight turned Up in the Air star, Anna Kendrick chose a somewhat questionable dress by Marchesa for her first red carpet appearance. Even though the sparkles plus the ruffles was a bit much, the gown looked beautiful on her. The silhouette is quite stunning on her and the hair paired well.

(Photo Credit: Steven Granitz, WireImages.com)

All photos from Yahoo blog, OMG!

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