February 18th, 2015

DC Style Factory Skirt Style Workshop

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Visit Eventbrite for tickets today! 

 

February 17th, 2015

The Life & Times of a Personal Stylist

Do you keep up with DC Style Factory on Instagram?  Get  a peek into our world and find out how we’d style crochet bellbottoms, what we’d wear to meet a client in a snowstorm, what our nail color for the week is, our vintage bag score, and how we tackle a closet audit in the dark.

Follow all of us:

Rosana Vollmerhausen, Chief Stylist @dcstylefactory

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Jenn Barger, Personal Stylist @dcjnell

 

N’jeri Agyeman, Style Associate @njeri_a

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February 10th, 2015

Local Love: Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

I have a friend who is obsessed with all our different, individual love languages. Some people feel love through quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, physical touch, and, of course, receiving gifts. If your sweetie’s love language is receiving gifts, you’re reading the right blog post.  And, if it just occurred to you that Valentine’s Day is this weekend, then you’re definitely reading the right blog post. Here are our staff’s last-minute-but-doesn’t-feel-last-minute stylish picks for this Valentine’s Day. All are either by local designers or available at local shops.

 

Flowers & Bowties 

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Flowers aren’t just for the ladies! Local tie company, Bull + Moose has partnered with Urban Stems for a Valentine’s Day special: order a floral bow tie to be delivered  to your sweetie. This dapper 100 percent cotton bow tie is crafted right here in the district.  Bowtie, $35 with free delivery through Urban Stems.

 

Sweet Scents

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DC Style Factory Stylist Jenn Barger swears by Lubin – one of the oldest perfume houses. The Parisian line of scents is available right on U Street at GoodWood.   “The scent is as if the cast of Downtown Abbey found themselves in an opium den. It is sultry and sophisticated.” Dole, Galaad, Korrigan, Akkad scents, $180; Black Jade, Nuit de Long Champ and Gin Fizz, $160. Available at GoodWood, 1428 U Street, NW.

 

Toasty Love

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Ever since I featured these Carolina Amato beauts on Let’s Talk Live, I can’t stop thinking about how perfectly this pop of Valentine’s Day red livens up any winter look.  Plus, they keep your fingers extra warm. Available at Dupont Circle’s trove of treasures, Proper Topper. Leather gloves, $148 at Proper Topper, 1350 Connecticut Ave., NW. 

 

Making the Old, New

 

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Local jewelry designer, Mallory Shelter‘s delicate beaded necklaces, earrings and bracelets are the perfect way to make your everyday look feel special. She has expanded her collection to include these sweet and lovely antique heart lockets — the perfect gift for your special someone. They are limited in supply so email hi@malloryshelterjewelry.com today.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

 

 

February 7th, 2015

DC Style Factory Talks Winter Style on Let’s Talk Live

I love working with individual clients. Helping people discover, awaken and refine their personal style is what drives me and my business. It’s fun to step outside of that day-to-day work, though, and collaborate with people I respect.  Last week, I had such a fantastic time putting together our second segment for News Channel 8 Let’s Talk Live (first one was all about dressing up your LBD).

This time I was invited to come and chat about cold weather style. I brought with me some of my favorite area bloggers: Julien Garman from It’s Julien, Angelica Talan from Clarendon Moms, Chelsea Henderson from The Chelsea Chronicles and Buki Peters from Style With Buki. We put together complete looks for all four women using toasty goodies from  Bloomingdale’s, DeNada, Proper Topper and Madewell. Each look wasn’t just about staying warm, but bringing out each woman’s personality and personal style. Proof in the DC Style Factory pudding? Each of my models wanted to buy their looks post-show!

Check out our fun segment below for some tips on staying stylishly warm this season and head over to It’s Julien for more fabulous pictures from the morning. A special thank you to D Sharpe Hair & Beauty for all of the hair and makeup for the segment!


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January 15th, 2015

Valentine’s Day with DC Style Factory

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Valentine’s Day is such a polarizing holiday. I personally love it because, well, it’s my birthday. But I also love it because at the end of the day… I am a shamelessly  sentimental romantic fool.

So, if you are planning to celebrate this year’s love-fest, call us. We have outfit ideas for a special evening out. We have gift ideas that are not Hallmark gag-worthy. We got you covered for a sweet, sexy and swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day Style Package

One of our stylists will meet you for an hour and get you ready for what you have planned for Valentine’s Day — whether it is a romantic dinner out, the theatre, dancing and more. And did I mention we style men and women?  We’ll shop with you or meet you at your home to put together several outfits for the evening (gotta have options, right?). We’ll also give you some ideas about body type, silhouette, color and more that will help you make smart wardrobe decisions far beyond Valentine’s Day.

Book before Valentine’s Day and receive 20 percent off your hour of pro wardrobe styling. Simply email info@dcstylefactory.com with “Valentine’s Day” in the subject line.

Valentine’s Day Personal Gift Shopping Package

One of our savvy personal shoppers will work with you to get your honey a gift that’s perfect for him/her. We’ll schedule a consult and provide you with the perfect items to purchase both online and locally. Our personal shoppers know DC/MD/VA boutiques and specialty retailers inside and out. They will make recommendations that will eclipse the usual Valentine’s Day chocolates and flowers.

Book before Valentine’s Day and receive 20 percent off your hour of personal shopping. Simply email info@dcstylefactory.com with “Valentine’s Day” in the subject line.

See you this Valentine’s Day season!