Looks Inspired by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Zero”

Karen O is a style icon – a status that was cemented with this 2009 video from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Though her trademark studded “KO” leather jacket would cost well several thousand dollars to replicate, other elements of her style are decidedly less expensive. Click more to get outfit and makeup inspiration from the video.

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The Week on Instagram

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From upper left to bottom right: a stop inside Violet Boutique in Adams Morgan; L’Enfant Café and Bar in Adams Morgan; guacamole greens from sweetgreen; homemade carrot pineapple smoothie; iced dulce de leche from the Illy Café in Foggy Bottom; and morning workout essentials of La Roche-Posay eau thermale peaux sensibles and hand weights.

The Week on Instagram is a new District Style feature where we highlight some of our Instagram pictures from the previous week. To see more of our Instagram photos, join us here.

Back to School Essentials for Adults

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Let’s be honest – the best part of going back to school each year was the opportunity to buy some new supplies.

Here are a few of our favorite supplies that are equally at home in the apartment or office as they would be in the classroom.

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Sunday Snapshot: Embassy Row, Washington, DC

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From first to last photo: a statue of Gandhi outside the Embassy of India; flowers give way to a view of the Embassy of Greece; a statue of the Saraswati Goddess at the Embassy of Indonesia; the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the OAS; flowers outside the Embassy of Vietnam; the Embassy of Haiti; a view of the residence of the Ambassador to Brazil; and Harambee outside the Embassy of Kenya.   

One of my favorite Sunday walks is a stroll on Massachusetts Avenue NW from Scott Circle to the National Cathedral. This area – commonly referred to as Embassy Row – features many embassies on what was historically Washington, DC’s “Millionaires’ Row.” The further north you go, the more residential the area becomes, and the further away you feel from the hustle and bustle of the city. (That is, of course, if you aren’t walking through this area during the week, when traffic in the area will definitely remind you that you are still in the city!)

Beautiful architecture, sculpture, and design abound in this area. Though the above photos focus on what can be seen directly on Massachusetts Avenue, you may enjoy wandering down any of the connecting side streets, where you’ll find some of DC’s best hidden architectural gems.

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District Roundup: August 14, 2014

Photo Credit: Momofuku

Momofuku. CityCenterDC. Prepare yourself. [Washingtonian]

Support your local business! Chris Cardi  and Soap Clothing are hosting the Fresh Factory Two Pop-Up Shop beginning at 3 p.m. this Saturday at Smith Commons on H Street. Men’s wear, women’s wear, and accessories will be available for purchase. [Instagram]

Love beer? Then you’ll love the 6th Annual DC Beer Week. Tons of beer-related events and specials will be happening throughout the city – and you can even attend a BrewHaHa at Old Ebbitt Grill next Friday, August 22! [DC Beer Week]

It’s the final weeks of the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Free Summer Saturdays. The promotion runs through August 30. Get there early!

Racked has a great guide to affordable, quality manicures in the district. [Racked DC]

Sad restaurant news from downtown: Malaysia Kopitiam is closing this Friday. [Eater DC]

Lots of great concerts coming up this weekend, including Boyz II Men (Friday at The Fillmore), Tori Amos (Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall), and Arcade Fire (Sunday at Verizon Center). As of this writing, tickets were still available for each show. [Pollstar]

The Week on Instagram

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From upper left to bottom right: the fountain at Dupont Circle; a house on Swann Street NW; frozen chai at Tryst in Adams Morgan; my weekend rejuvenation routine of yoga, Fresh Sugar Face Polish, and Bumble & Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil; a balcony on Columbia Rd. NW in Adams Morgan; and purses at Emporium DNA on Connecticut Ave NW.

The Week on Instagram is a new District Style feature where we highlight some of our Instagram pictures from the previous week. To see more of our Instagram photos, join us here.