radiant orchid

by Angela, Bellacara

Hello 2014! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am ready for a fresh start. There is something about the new year that seems to hold such promise. Along with cleaning out closets and re-organizing the drawers, I seem to feel that somehow this is going to be the year of great things. Admittedly, I feel that way at the beginning of every year and it doesn’t always turn out that way. Still, every January I say…”this is going to be my year!”

That feeling is so hopeful, fresh and exhilarating. Those are the words I would use to describe Pantone’s color of the year Radiant Orchid.

Pantone 2014

It falls in the middle of the color spectrum between pink and purple and is therefore flattering on almost every skin type. I took a quick perusal around Bellacara to see which products I could use to start adding a splash of Radiant Orchid to my look. This is what I found.

Between the Sheets


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So whether it’s a handbag or a new nail polish, be sure to add a dash of this color to your look this year. I have a feeling, this is going to be your year!

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I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.


1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


1 Comment

  1. Avatar Karen says:

    What a beautiful post!

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