You’ve Been Framed

November 16, 2012

You’ve Been Framed
The nerds on the bus go “Hey! Nice glasses!” all through the town during the Warby Parker Class Trip (Warbyparkerclasstrip.com). The hipster eyewear company brings its beloved rims for try-ons and orders ($95-$145 with prescription lenses) to an M Street parking lot (between Wisconsin Avenue and 31st Street NW) Friday through Sunday via a yellow school bus.

Wear It Your Way
Click on the new custom-clothing site Bowanddrape.com, and it’s obvious this isn’t your mama’s bridesmaid-dress factory. The store quizzes visitors on body shape, color, trim (beads, lace) and necklines before suggesting such personalizable styles as the Gabrielle jacket (shown, $298) and the ’70s-inspired Diane maxi dress ($380). In about two weeks, you’ll have a piece that’s purely you.

Hot to Dot
A certain spicy condiment with a rooster gracing its bottle has nothing on Apinya (Apinya.co). The Herndon, Va.-born, Thai-style chili sauce ($6, Smuckers Farm, 2118 14th St. NW; 202-986-7332) balances local roasted mild and hot red peppers and garlic with loads of ginger. A few squirts will amp up your pad thai, ramen or pho.

Hoo Needs a Clean Shave?
After cutting men’s hair for more than 12 years, Lauren the Lady Barber (the only name she’ll give) fled the salon scene and opened her own men’s grooming shop, Wise Owl Club (2010 18th St. NW; Wiseowlclub.com) in Adams Morgan. She and her crew provide cuts, beard trims and straight -razor shaves for D.C.’s hirsute. Plus, there’s an edited retail area curated by Gert Barkovic of Mutiny offering beard oils and small-batch soaps.

A Beauty Rest Best
Bad skin can be a thorn in your side. Korres’ new Wild Rose + Vitamin C brightening sleeping facial combats unsightly dark spots and uneven skin tones while you get your z’s ($48; Sephora.com). Rose water and rose oil work together to weightlessly hydrate skin, while vitamin C reverses damage and premature wilting.

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