sneak peek: maria’s makeup

As usual, on the first of every month, we reveal a head-to-toe Alexandria Stylebook makeover. For August, we asked blogger extraordinaire and Alexandria mama, Maria, to be our model. As a tease, we decided to share with you her makeup look first and a glimpse of what she chose to wear before the reveal next Thursday. We think she looks gorgeous! Can’t wait to show you the complete makeover!


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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. Avatar Michalle says:

    Where did you buy this make-up? I’ve been looking for Jouer for forever! Is all this from Bellacara?? Thanks!

  2. That make up is DREAMY! Its super smooth and the lipstick is like butter. It was my first time using it and it was love! And yes, from Bellacara

  3. […] 2. Big Tory Burch sunglasses are a must-have for any tired mama. 3. We previously gave you the dish on Maria’s makeup but she really loved Jouer’s lipstick in Elizabeth from Bellacara. 4. The Sam Edelman flats […]

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