FINDING MY TRIBE
Never believe the hype! Washingtonians are fashion forward. You just need to know where to look. Whenever I have seen too many ill fitting leggings in one day, I pop over to Muleh (1831 14th Street, NW), the best place in the District to spot an international fashion-setter in her element. The options are lavish, wearable and endless. You may recall a few years ago, when Carrie Bradshaw’s creamy Vivienne Westwood wedding dress was positioned in all her glory in the center of the showroom floor. Unforeseeable? Not if you know DC like I do. Manager and buyer Dale Campbell who has something interesting to say on everything from interiors, art, fashion, beauty, textiles, etc. has a knack for infusing glamour into the everyday. Visiting Muleh and watching a member of our tribe pair a Paula Mendoza Aztec agate goddess breast plate with a white retro jumpsuit reminds us that we are not alone. Selecting a collectible Anglomania clutch made with love in Kenya by Vivienne Westwood reminds us that we have options. And, a woman with options and a few good girlfriends can start a fashion revolution.
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Simone Butterfly has been investigating fashion with a twinkle & a twirl since 2003.