Behind the Blog: District of Chic

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

District of Chic blog header
all images via District of Chic

A few years ago, I did a tour of some grad schools, mostly in New York and Massachusetts, with a brief tour of DC in between. At the time, some snooty New York friends gave me a little dismissive wave and said "Oh you know they all wear ill-fitting, boxy suits there, right?" Years later, those same snooty friends changed their tune; suddenly, DC was THE place to be and they were scrambling to find friends who would invite them to an inauguration ball. DC style is more subtle than its preppy, khaki clad image would suggest and a shining example is E, a style blogger who showcases classic yet edgy personal style on her blog, District of Chic. I love how E mixes high/low fashion buys and works some beautifully minimalist silhouettes. Her shoe collection is worth the click alone! To learn more about District of Chic, read this interview... and be sure to check out the blog for gorgeous, inspiring photos.

Five Questions for My Favorite Bloggers

Who are you?

I’m E!

Where are you?

In the District of Columbia – my favorite place to be right after Paris and New Orleans, but I really do think that it is a much more culturally and sartorially diverse place than it is made out to be.

What is the concept behind your blog?

Hmmm, tough one… I got into fashion blogging because I’m ADD and burn through magazines at a ridiculous pace, thus fashion blogs were the next, most logical step. I guess my blog is mostly my sartorial creations, but it’s also a bit of art, inspirations, food, wine, random cultural things, and my general love for DC.

When you are not blogging, what else do you enjoy doing?

Horseback riding, watching some really terrible television shows, shopping online (I have a large-sized problem), Netflix-ing, drinking, eating…

More importantly… what are you wearing? :)

An Alexander Wang dress I just snapped up at a consignment store and intend to love forever, Maison Martin Margiela shoes from Yoox, and a much-loved vintage over-sized Ralph Lauren clutch (this was an outfit for dinner with el significant other at one of our favorite restaurants, Brasserie Beck).

above: E in Helmut Lang top and Forever 21 shoes

above: E in vintage top

above: E in Alexander Wang dress and Margiela shoes

above: closeup of Margiela shoes

Thanks for the interview, E! For more information, see

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It's Unbeweavable!
SOS! Save Our Shoes
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Lily G. said...

Great interview!!

Brigadeiro said...

Those Margiela's are AMAZING!!!

janettaylor said...

MMM! MMM! J'adore!

Lovely interwiew...


Elizabeth Marie said...

She's my favorite! I am so inspired by her daily!! Great interview!


Carlotta said...

anither great interview!!!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I think her style is great. I loved her shoes.

WendyB said...

Those are some fantastic shoes!


damng. that's some hott style.
the margiela heels... ridic!!!!

having a contest chez my blog...


Wicked Halo said...

Girl is a true example to follow on shoeware :)

FabBlab said...

THAT DRESS! *dies*
Must, must, must have it.

Simply fabulous.


AsianCajuns said...

I'm checking out her blog now. I can completely understand that criticism. Cath and I grew up in DC and did often feel it was a bit culturally conservative, but there are always individuals that make a city more interesting and unique!

stylewithbenefits said...

Hey D! Great interview. I like her style a lot and her blog. DC always has a special place in my heart since I went to the Univ. of MD and it's so close to the DC area. Love it there. Hope you are having a great day!

xo, Becs

drollgirl said...

she is hot and fab and stylish!!! :)

InnyVinny said...

MY god the MMMs aare sick!!

Great interview, lovie!!

PinkBow said...

great interview with some great outfit shots!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Oooh, I love her blog! Great interview as usual. Never been to DC, but it's a definite must on my next trip to the U.S. The hubby's been and he really liked it. Oh, and I really like the answer to the first question... straight to the point!

P.S. Totally agree with your view on the hypocrisy of art vs. money-making. I think any living artist these days wouldn't mind a little fame and fortune on the side.

Hanako66 said...

I love E and her blog...great feature!

Iva said...

such a great interview! she is fabulous!

Lynn said...

hi there!

visited her blog and she has great style not to mention long legs!! jealous! :)

thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!

hope you had a great day today!

E said...

Thank you so much! I am so honored!

Kristin said...

I am a loyal reader of E. She and her sense of style are divine!

Dana (MODAna) said...

incredible incredible incredible shoes

are they comfortable?

Jennifer Ramos said...

Cool interview...and WOW those heels are something...!

Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'

MissNeira said...

amazing style!

Denise @ Swelle said...

What sweet style shots! And now to check out E's blog!

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