Summer Fashion


  Opposites, attractive: The runways are favoring the sophistication of black and white. Wear it sleek or loose, playful or elegant. It’s always clean and crisp. photography by TODD WRIGHT stylist HARMAN KAUR PRADHAN hair and makeup MELISSA SCHWARTZ … [Read more...]

Ashton Keely


Leather becomes wearable art at the Oceanfront.  There’s a distinctly Western air at Ashton Keely’s studio, where she crafts jewelry, bags and wallets, leather-pocket tees, and other goods – including bow-tie collars for the cultured pup. Bracelets and cuffs, from $20; bags, from $165; wallets, $70; tees, from $40; dog collars, from $24.  536 Virginia Beach Boulevard, … [Read more...]

North End Bag Company


Sling one on and get a whiff of salt air (even when inland). One glance at these and you half expect a seaman to materialize on a foggy wharf with one over his shoulder. From Aaron “Hubert” McLellan’s shop in Virginia Beach are, from left, a canvas and leather diaper bag ($150), a small leather shoulder bag (custom pricing); a denim apron ($80); and a small canvas and … [Read more...]

Tiffany Earrings


Tasteful as only Tiffany’s can be: Circlet drop earrings of round brilliant diamonds in platinum. $7,500. Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond. 804.320.1864. Photograph by Todd Wright This and more stories are available on Distinction’s tablet and smartphone app, FREE at iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Our app includes more photos from … [Read more...]

Jimmy Choo Stilettos


  Demure is not the point when Jimmy Choo is around. His Italian-made nappa leather Tia confers a high profile, even before its Swarovski crystals are placed (by hand). $3,250. Available at – or similar styles at The Collection at Chevy Chase, 5481 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland. 240.223.1102. Photograph by Todd Wright This and more … [Read more...]