Fashion

Designing Baltimore: Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar Get to know the nine Baltimore fashion desingers featured in our upcoming April issue.

Evegenia Luzhina-Salazar, who graduated from Moscow Art College in Russia in 1980, boasts more than 30 years of experience in costume design. Her decadently dramatic gowns—complete with massive shoulders and matching headpieces—reflect those years of experience. Luzhina-Salazar made a name for herself in the theater industry, designing costumes and sets, before …

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Covet: Tie One On November 2015

Manhattan-born designer Ulla Johnson is the daughter of archeologists, so no wonder we dig these sexy leather Aggie boots inspired by her globetrotting childhood. Handmade by artisans in Peru, the 3.75-inch stacked-heel stunners reflect Johnson’s overall design philosophy of adding subtle embellishments—like the adjustable ankle strap and antiqued brass studs—that …

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Savvy Shopper: November 2015

Razzle Dazzle NOTHING—and we mean nothing—can ruinSavvy’s day like a ripped pair of pantyhose, so maybe it’s time she chucks the cheapies and stocks up at B’Dazzle. What started 23 years ago as a home-based hosiery business has turned into a brick-and-mortar boutique that still offers stockings and socks from …

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Camp it Up

Forget glamping. With this groovy tent modeled after the iconic Split Screen VW Camper Van (which, yes, my own family rocked in the ’­­70s) you can re-create the Summer of Love at your favorite music festival, campground or even in your own backyard. Hey, the proximity to running water never …

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One-Piece Wonders

Taking a recent tour of every fashionista’s paradise (i.e., Net-a-Porter), we were delighted to find that one-piece swimsuits are all the rage. (After all, we’re women of a certain age.) From skimpy to sophisticated, these bathing beauties ooze Bond Girl appeal. Sure, we picked some scandalous ones for show, but …

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Savvy Shopper May June

Man Up! Savvy just loves a well-dressed gent. Alas, they’re often few and far between, what with the modern penchant for T-shirts, shorts, flip-flops and a backward baseball cap. So Sav can be forgiven for feeling a little lightheaded when she walks into Citizen Frederick and immediately gets a strong, …

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savvy shopper april

Sofa So Good Nouveau Home and Interior Design has moved back to its old stomping grounds in Mount Vernon. You can still get everything from elegant to kitschy to trendsetting, but co-owners Steve Appel and Lee Whitehead also are offering personal decorating services. Appel describes the shop as “reclaimed meets …

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