FASHIONETTE QUERY: After a year of unemployment, I finally got my dream job working as a lobbyist for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). To celebrate the occasion, I immediately bought a high powered fragrance to commemorate the day. The problem is that I cannot fit the colossal Valentina eau de perfum bottle in my Chanel envelope clutch.
SIMONE: Every doll knows that it is impossible to balance on platform pumps with an over stuffed handbag. What you need in order to lighten your load is a stylish mother of pearl atomizer from Vintage on 5th. Sylvia Murillo opened her “jewelry box” of a shop on U Street about six months ago. Far from a rookie, Sylvia has worked as a vintage store owner for over twenty years; first at Vintage on 5th in Georgetown and then at Marco Polo in Adams Morgan. Don’t worry, you won’t bust up your “back to work” budget. All of Sylvia’s accoutrements are modestly priced. Plus, if you can wait a week or so, the Vintage on 5th back room will soon be transformed to carry only cheap and chic items priced at $10 or less. Vintage No. 5th | 1342 14th Street, NW