That was how the night this post is about ended, with Eliot Payne tickling another stylish man's beard. Take a moment and really look at what is happening. AMAZING. Of course. Rewind to the beginning of the night, in which Eliot Payne, myself, and a few friends traipsed around the city on a warmish Friday evening, with wildness ensuing at every turn. Beginning at an intimate party at Ginger Root Design and ending, of course, at my favorite indie dive dance bar Velvet, much style love was abound.
Speaking of love, I want to say HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all of you! Much like Eliot tickled this man's beard, I too have unbridled appreciation for the many, many wonderful people in my life. Romance or no (and you know I never kiss and tell), I've always loved Valentine's Day and embraced it as an opportunity to tell the amazing people in my life how much I adore them. I'm completely, 100% head over heels for all of you, you beautiful, intelligent, stylish individuals! Thank you for being supportive, loving me back, and giving me innumerable reasons to adore you.
Amazing amazing baked goodies by local bake mistress Black Strap Baking were served at Ginger Root.
Local writer and urban guru Alias Tagami is wearing a blazer altered by the Gingers to be RGB-themed. Brilliant.
Eliot Payne's signature Florsheim by Duckie Brown canary yellow brogues. The photo above is one of the photos on my new business cards.
Ken is one of the most stylish gentlemen at Dr. K's back room after hours parties.
DC artist Mark Harris hand drew these pieces on a vintage Levi's canvas jacket for Dr. K. Obsessed.
Knee highs and Louboutins, late night at Darnell's. Yes.
Classic Cary Grant with a twist.
Velvet. Obviously, by this point.
This pair were SUCH a pair. The gentleman is wearing head to toe black with impeccably glossy hair and leather gloves, and she is doing good hair gone bad with moto boots. I'd do it, so I love.
GLEEFUL BEARDED GINGER!! YES!! Get ready for a seriously beardy photo set. I couldn't choose, so I included them all.
Obsessed with this photo. Seriously.
And yours truly.
You don't want to know how late I stayed out. Yikes.