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Pushing the fashion envelope in Washington

Distinctive brands such as Saint Laurent, Prada and even Maison Martin Margiela have arrived here.

    Style

    DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 12: HelenThorpe, author of the new book 'Soldier Girls' poses for a portrait in City Park in Denver, Colorado on September 12, 2014 (Photo by Joanna B. Pinneo for the Washington Post)

    Women’s war stories: sex, stress-relief and pride in service

    Helen Thorpe, Colorado’s soon-to-be-ex first lady, prefers to be the one conducting the interviews.

    Magazine

    WASHINGTON, DC -- JULY 21: Steve Green in the basement of the Washington Design Center, which was recently demolished as part of the construction for the Bible Museum. Steve Green and his family, owners of the Hobby Lobby, are building the Bible Museum…. (photo by Andre Chung for The Washington Post) MAGAZINE

    A Bible museum on the National Mall ... well, close.

    Hobby Lobby president Steve Green has big plans for a Washington museum devoted to the Bible.

    Food

    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15: For Tom Sietsma's First Bite preview, the Walnut Torte at DC Harvest, on September, 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

    DC Harvest brings more wholesome to H Street NE

    First Bite: Arthur and Jared Ringel feature a menu of mindful eating and a variety of daily specials.

    Weddings & Romance

    Nima and Rachel

    Two economists go into a bar....

    In theory, we thought this was a good idea. And we were right!

    KidsPost

    WASHINGTON  - SEPTEMBER 9: Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) throws from the mound during the game between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  The Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-4. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

    Williams has a tough call: Which pitcher starts in playoffs?

    The Nationals manager is likely to choose among Zimmermann, Fister and Strasburg.

    Advice

    Carolyn Hax: Age gap isn’t necessarily a Grand Canyon

    Reader, 30, is interested in seeing a 20-year-old but worried whether he’s adult enough to date.

    Reliable Source

    Chelsea Clinton hawks elephant-themed gifts. But what about donkeys?

    The expectant mom has bipartisan taste in toys.

    Travel

    CROZET, VA - SEPTEMBER 6: Female friends celebrate a marriage and a birthday as part of a girl's gathering at King Family Vineyards in Crozet, VA on September 6, 2014. The women planned to spend the day exploring the region's vineyards and a brewery. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

    Virginia wineries: Our top picks by category

    Virginia’s wineries offer a wide range of experiences, from stunning views to fine dining and family fun.

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    This is a photo I took of all the edible flowers mentioned in the article (minus squash blossoms) all of which I picked in my gardens

    Flowers that are pretty enough to eat

    Even past the prime of the summer garden, edible flowers are plentiful.

    Fashion

    The Proenza Schouler Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Your old prohibitions about leather in spring just melted

    At the end of New York Fashion Week, Proenza Schouler threw rules of seasonal fabrics out the window.

    Parenting

    What to say to the parent of a child with special needs? Here’s a start.

    If you’re at a loss for words, a question or compassionate smile is always better than misplaced sympathy.