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the glossarie’s beauty look

Lara, the local beauty blogger behind the glossarie, was the subject of this month's Stylebook photo shoot. Here are the products Allison used to highlight her natural beauty: one - Jouer blush in…

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behind the scenes: the glossarie

[portfolio_slideshow] A behind-the-scenes look at the Alexandria Stylebook photo shoot with the glossarie. She spent about an hour at Bellacara, where resident makeup artist Allison chose a natural, rosy palette to highlight Lara's…

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the glossarie + alexandria stylebook: best dressed wedding guest

A huge thank you to Lara (aka The Glossarie) for modeling two gorgeous dresses for us this month. The first dress is from Zoe Boutique. Accessories from The Shoe Hive and makeup from…

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street style: sam

Sam has managed Kiskadee ever since she graduated college 3 years ago. She would describe her style as comfy chic--you will rarely see this girl in heels! Her weaknesses include gingham, dresses with…

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meet meagan of admk jewelry

Meagan's designs are sold at Zoe Boutique in Old Town and Kiskadee in Del Ray! [portfolio_slideshow]  

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garden party style

  An outdoor festive event can be difficult to dress for when it is as hot as it has been the last few days. You need to be comfortable yet chic, and that…

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5 minutes to fabulous

It doesn't have to take more than five minutes to look fabulous using these five products. 1. Nouba mascarone mascara 2. Jouer luminizing moisture tint or matte moisture tint 3. Jouer tinted lip…

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weekend recap

This weekend... ...a happy customer left Zoe Boutique with Red Engine denim and an Alice + Trixie top! ...Sam checked out the new summer pop-up restaurant by Evening Star called The Front Porch. She…

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street style: kristine

From teaching locally to shopping locally, this high school French teacher loves all that Alexandria has to offer. Kristine's love for fashion really grew the more that she worked retail during her summers…

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the new black bag

This summer, I have challenged myself not to carry a black bag. No black clutch, crossbody, tote or traveler shall touch my hands or shoulders. It's not that I have anything against a…

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trend alert: neon

I predicted about a year ago that the neon trend was on its way out. I was wrong. It seems to be everywhere right now. Perhaps my prediction was based on the fact…

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inside angela’s closet

We all have guilty pleasures. One of mine is seeing how others have organized their closets--to serve as inspiration for my own. I mean, one of the most iconic movie moments is when…

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weekend recap

Kiskadee launched a weeklong sale: Buy one full-priced top or dress and get one 50% off! Time to stock up. Angela, from Bellacara, snapped some photos of her closet for a new series…

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street style: linda

Linda Fairall owns Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria, a bridal boutique that specializes in high-end consignment bridal gowns and new-to-order bridesmaids dresses and bridal accessories. Fabulous Frocks is located on Mount Vernon Avenue in…

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rock this look: keira knightley

one: Lipfusion Infatuation lip gloss in Angelic two: Jouer blush in Rose three: Bronze high points on face with Jouer perfect tan All are available at Bellacara: 1000 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Photo credit

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