fashiontonians

South Moon Under & Refinery29 present the "Let's Holiday!" DC-MD-VA Blogger Styling Competition

Calling all Fashiontonians! This challenge is just for you!

South Moon Under and Refinery29 invite all fashion bloggers in the DC-MD-VA region to participate in the upcoming “Let’s Holiday!” blogger styling competition. Contestants will compete for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes by submitting their best head-to-toe festive holiday styles using items from South Moon Under’s current in-store collections. The winners and their styled submissions will be revealed at the Thursday, December 15th “Let’s Holiday!” celebration in-store event at the Clarendon location in Arlington, VA and shown on the South Moon Under and Refinery29 DC web sites.

Contestants are invited to visit their local South Moon Under store to style a festive holiday outfit using the current in-store merchandise (no purchase necessary) between the dates of November 28 - December 7, 2011. Each contestant will be responsible for taking their own photo image and submitting it for consideration. Please check here for store locations: http://www.southmoonunder.com/storelocations.aspx

Entries will be judged by a panel of local fashion leaders to include Taylor Schlette of South Moon Under and Holly Thomas, Editor of Refinery29 DC, among others. Deadline for submissions is December 7, 2011 at fashion@southmoonunder.com and must include the following:

Full name

URL of blog/online site

At least 2 images

Good luck!

DC Is Nations Most 'Shopaholic' City

image

If this doesn’t convince the fashion industry to take DC more seriously then we don’t know what will!  Washington DC has been named the country’s most ‘Shopaholic City’.  According to Bundle.com, which used data from the US Government spending report, every month district residents outspend every other city in the US….way to go Fashiontonians!  The report concluded that the national average for monthly clothing spending is $142.08, while people living in DC spend nearly $263 a month on clothes.  Bundle.com reported, “The most shopaholic city: Washington D.C., our nation’s capital.” Travel guide Fodor’s says that the number of designer boutiques in the city is on the rise, and tourists can’t resist picking up a few souvenirs when visiting the place where our nation’s laws are passed, including African-inspired clothing, accessories, and art. And as we all know, D.C. is a metro area run by people in suits, and suits aren’t cheap, especially if they’re designer. And you can bet on seeing very fine suits in Congress — half of our leaders in Congress are millionaires.”


Check out the full list of cities below:

1. Washington D.C. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $263

2. Arlington, Va. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $254.58

3. Nashville, Tenn. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $251.17

4. Scottsdale, Ariz. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $243.17

5. Dallas, Texas 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $228.58

6. San Francisco, Calif. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $227.42

7. San Jose, Calif. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $221.17

8. Seattle, Wash. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $221.17

9. Austin, Texas 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $213

10. Bakersfield, Calif. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $201.50

Fashionable Reads
  • Learn what U.S. retailers are doing to lure customers away from their European competitors. (via Reuters)
  • Off to the races? Liz from So Much to Smile About has some outfit recommendations for you. (via So Much to Smile About)
  • Vyque from Fasshonaburu enlists the help of three local bloggers to show Fashiontonians how to look conference chic. (via Fasshonaburu)
  • Is NYC beating DC in tech? (via Huffington Post)
  • The New York Times featured local boutiques Muleh and Redeem in their “Independents in Washington” slide show. (via New York Times)
  • The fashion week scheduling controversy has finally been resolved. Start booking those flights! (via Styleite)
  • Have a Pinterest account? Wordpress has a plugin for that. (via WP Pinner)
  • 175 years later Tiffany and Co. is still setting high standards. (via CBS News)
  • Kate from Go Kate Shoot snaps pics of some dapper gents. Recognize one of them from "1Q2B"? (via Go Kate Shoot)
  • Andrea from Fly introduces us to a cool new pop-up in Baltimore, MD. (via Fly)
  • Who is the fashion industry backing in the 2012 election? (via Fashionista)

 

Featured Image Credit: Go Kate Shoot

Original Article