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THE BY CORY OHLENDORF RADAR FASHION 2. 1. WHO WHAT WEAR: MATCH POINT! Designers are taking you to court this spring with sportif styles better suited for the country club than for cocktails. Michael Kors sent out matching mod togs complete with coordinating racket bags and specially-made visors by milliner Jacques Le Corre, while Lacoste and Stella McCartney for Adidas have crafted traditional, yet tony, tennis whites. Karl Lagerfeld even took a swing at the trend with Chanel’s tweedy tee shirts and high-waisted shorts accessorized with luxe rackets emblazed with the iconic double-C logo. Go ahead, get in the game. 1. His and hers looks from Michael Kors, available at Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie and Tysons Galleria. 2. Stella McCartney for Adidas, available at Adidas Originals, Georgetown. 3. Lacoste, available at Lacoste, Georgetown. 4. Chanel, available at Chanel at Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria. 3. SHOP TALK…with Circle Boutique’s Dinah Simpson and Rosana Vollmerhausen. Head here if you’re looking for independent designers the likes of Karen Walker, Melanie Dizon and B.Son. Circle Boutique champions the up- and-comers and hangs them next to exclusives from such boldface brands as Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. line and Justin Timberlake's William Rast jeans. The two former Fannie Mae associates behind the boutique met among the cubicles and planned the store’s concept on coffee breaks. We find out what it takes to know what’s next. CANARY ISLAND: Luxuriator’s limited edition shades BLOW A WAD: BRIGHT LIGHTS, BLING CITY The Luxuriator Limited Edition sunglasses aren’t quite for the gal who forgets where she puts her shades. At $65,000 a pair, they’ve been dubbed “the most expensive sunglasses in the world.” Crafted from 18- karat gold, the shades are encrusted with 132 individually hand-placed diamonds and topped with a whopping two-carat canary sparkler. Yellow not your color? You can customize your own embellishments, which are only a little less over-the-top—buffalo horn temples for one. With a choice of 20 lens shapes and a mix of materials including leather, these canary-less shields start at $5,000. Of course Beyoncé, Sharon Stone, Oprah and Jamie Foxx all have a pair, but theirs come with an added expense: the personal assistant who follows them around to make sure the glasses aren’t left behind. You’ve got some cool exclusives and are often the first in DC to carry certain brands ... What do you look for in new labels or designers? DINAH: That’s always been important to us. Our customer really likes that sense of discovery, so we like lines that offer small runs to keep things exclusive. What’s been flying off the shelves? DINAH: For women, Lewis Cho, which was one of our first brands we carried, is really popular, Saja too and then the line Young, Fabulous & Broke. For the guys, probably Band of Outsiders and Nice Collective. Any new labels you’re excited about? ROSANA: Nom de Guerre. They consistently put out a men's collection that’s both edgy and classic. For instance, this spring, their denim jacket is done in a gray wash with fleece sleeves for an edgy update on an otherwise famliar piece with an impeccable fit. What does a woman have to have this spring? DINAH: A shift dress in a bold color by Lewis Cho. I'm talking bright orange, neon yellow, hot pink and cobalt blue. You can soften it by pairing it with a neutral shoe. ROSANA: For guys we’re loving the spring knit vests from Steven Alan. What should we toss this spring? DINAH: Skinny jeans. I love ‘em but I’m ready for wider shapes. I’m done squeezing everything into the skinnies and I’m looking forward to breathing easy and letting my wide leg jeans hang loose. Rosana Vollmerhausen and Dinah Simpson ollmerhausen 4. 36 > MAY 2008 VOLLMERHAUSEN AND SIMPSON PORTRAIT BY CORY DONAVAN.

The Radar Fashion

Cory Ohlendorf

WHO WHAT WEAR: MATCH POINT!<br /> <br /> Designers are taking you to court this spring with sportif styles better suited for the country club than for cocktails. Michael Kors sent out matching mod togs complete with coordinating racket bags and specially-made visors by milliner Jacques Le Corre, while Lacoste and Stella McCartney for Adidas have crafted traditional, yet tony, tennis whites. Karl Lagerfeld even took a swing at the trend with Chanel’s tweedy tee shirts and high-waisted shorts accessorized with luxe rackets emblazed with the iconic double-C logo. Go ahead, get in the game<br /> <br /> BLOW A WAD: BRIGHT LIGHTS, BLING CITY The Luxuriator Limited Edition sunglasses aren’t quite for the gal who forgets where she puts her shades. At $65,000 a pair, they’ve been dubbed “the most expensive sunglasses in the world.” Crafted from 18- karat gold, the shades are encrusted with 132 individually hand-placed diamonds and topped with a whopping two-carat canary sparkler. Yellow not your color? You can customize your own embellishments, which are only a little less over-the-top—buffalo horn temples for one.<br /> <br /> With a choice of 20 lens shapes and a mix of materials including leather, these canary-less shields start at $5,000. Of course Beyoncé, Sharon Stone, Oprah and Jamie Foxx all have a pair, but theirs come with an added expense: the personal assistant who follows them around to make sure the glasses aren’t left behind.<br /> <br /> THE RADAR FASHION BY CORY OHLENDORF<br /> <br /> 1. 3.<br /> <br /> 2. 4.<br /> <br /> SHOP TALK … with Circle Boutique’s Dinah Simpson and Rosana Vollmerhausen.<br /> <br /> Head here if you’re looking for independent designers the likes of Karen Walker, Melanie Dizon and B.Son. Circle Boutique champions the upand- comers and hangs them next to exclusives from such boldface brands as Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. line and Justin Timberlake's William Rast jeans. The two former Fannie Mae associates behind the boutique met among the cubicles and planned the store’s concept on coffee breaks. We find out what it takes to know what’s next.<br /> <br /> You’ve got some cool exclusives and are often the first in DC to carry certain brands ... What do you look for in new labels or designers? DINAH: That’s always been important to us. Our customer really likes that sense of discovery, so we like lines that offer small runs to keep things exclusive. What’s been flying off the shelves? DINAH: For women, Lewis Cho, which was one of our first brands we carried, is really popular, Saja too and then the line Young, Fabulous & Broke. For the guys, probably Band of Outsiders and Nice Collective. Any new labels you’re excited about? ROSANA: Nom de Guerre. They consistently put out a men's collection that’s both edgy and classic. For instance, this spring, their denim jacket is done in a gray wash with fleece sleeves for an edgy update on an otherwise famliar piece with an impeccable fit. What does a woman have to have this spring? DINAH: A shift dress in a bold color by Lewis Cho. I'm talking bright orange, neon yellow, hot pink and cobalt blue. You can soften it by pairing it with a neutral shoe. ROSANA: For guys we’re loving the spring knit vests from Steven Alan. What should we toss this spring?<br /> <br /> DINAH: Skinny jeans. I love ‘em but I’m ready for wider shapes. I’m done squeezing everything into the skinnies and I’m looking forward to breathing easy and letting my wide leg jeans hang loose.

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