Last night, fashion and beauty bloggers from all over the DC area met up at Carbon in Woodley Park to connect, catch up, and meet with like-minded bloggers and designers. Carbon, an eco-friendly boutique that’s provided Washingtonains with upscale, sustainable fashion since 2004, sells shoes, clothing, accessories and handbags by an array of amazing designers, many of whom were present at the event. I loved everything in the store – and as I discussed with one of the designers, it’s not just about being eco-friendly – everything was gorgeous regardless! But the fact it is sustainable is a fabulous plus!
I was so impressed by the designers and their products – shoes by Fidji, Gee WaWa and Gidigio, clothing by Kim Schalk, Auralis Studio, and gorgeous jewelry from Nora Fischer Designs and Melissa Lew. I especially loved the handbags by Diamantina, created by two friends (Luciana Gagliardi and Claudia Diamante) to provide job opportunities to skilled men and women in Argentina. Gingie Aujeanne McLeod of SAINTCHiC was also there – the designer has won rave reviews from The New York Times, WWD and Stylesight, and created a special eco-collection for Carbon with bold prints and eco-friendly inks. And a portion of proceeds of every garment sold in DC goes to The House of Ruth!
Handbags, jewelry, and Carbon owner Katherine Limon
For more photos from the event, see my facebook album here (and “like”)! For the list of everyone who registered to attend and their blogs, see the event page here. For past meetups click here and for information on DC FABB and to get on our listserv, click here! And finally, be sure to check out Carbon at 2643 Connecticut Avenue and support our local, eco-friendly designers!!