Filipino style blogger Bryanboy (bryanboy.com) cavorts on the front row with Anna Wintour and wears outrageous outfits (e.g., a faux fur jacket over a green sequined shirt and print pants). He’ll join Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robin Givhan for a Q&A from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Tysons Galleria (2001 International Drive, McLean, Va.; 703-827-7730), feting the mall’s 25th anniversary.
Pulling Out All the Tops
Lovers of british charisma and affordable style will have plenty to celebrate Saturday when TopShop and TopMan find a home within Nordstrom at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (1400 S. Hayes St., Arlington; 703-415-1121). The permanent, 2,800-square-foot shop-in-shop holds a rotating selection of apparel for men and women and marks the first brick-and-mortar outpost of the London-based shop in the area. Expect such trend-forward separates as punky plaid skirts, colorblock dresses for the office and a boxy leather biker jacket (shown, $370).
Fruit of Divine
if a fig newton and a hershey’s kiss had a torrid affair, the result might be Matiz Pecado’s Chocolate Fig Bar ($4, Dean & DeLuca, 3276 M St. NW; 202-342-2500). The made-in-Spain snack veers between decadent (sugar!) and healthful (fiber!).
Defined To the 9s
A is for “Absolutely fabulous,” which describes “The Fashion Book” ($60, Phaidon). At more than 500 pages, the hefty picture-heavy A-Z tome leaves no fabric swatch unturned, giving details (and cool images) of such taste makers as American designer Roy Halston Frowick, ’20s model Marion Morehouse and leather-jacket-rocking actor James Dean.
Photo, Not Finished
You can Instagram and Flickr a million selfies and images of Mr. Snuffles, your cat, in “awww” positions. But a real photo album, like this sculptural, stand-up model ($48, uncommongoods.com), gives old-fashioned snapshots — be they wedding portraits or old-family Polaroids — a special place on the coffee table or bookshelf.