Le Petite Marmoset launch party takes fashion to a new level

I attended the launch party for Le Petite Marmoset’s in Washington, D.C., last week. (For those of you don’t know what Marmoset means, it’s French for monkey.)

It was a fantastic turn out full of eager eyes to get the first look at  the brightly colored redesigned vintage clothing, hand bags, shoes and more shoes and more shoes that they also sell at their shop Etsy. I can never have enough shoes. Don’t you agree?

Shoes, shoes, shoes. Can life be better than this?

Katherine Martinez and her business partner, Ashley Turchin, are such an inspiration for me. It’s nice to see La Petite Marmoset expand and flourish.

Their unique clothing and presentation is just flawless. Ashley puts it this way: “Vintage clothing is special, well made, and timeless — our goal is that you feel these things every time you wear a La Petite Marmoset piece. Why spend a fortune on designer duds or mass-produced mall mania when you can have the original piece that inspired the runway look?”

I met the women of La Petite Marmoset through  Capital Area Fashion & Beauty Bloggers or CapFABB, which is a recently formed fashion blogger community in Washington where people connect, collaborate and come to events.

CapFABB has more than 400 individual members that encourage fashion bloggers to create better blogs. They also post articles and send weekly newsletters and connect you with a Google Group listserv.

CapFABB also hosts monthly meet-ups that bring together local businesses, designers and bloggers who share their love of fashion and beauty. It has been a great experience to watch and participate in the collaborations and partnerships that have developed from these fashion forward-looking parties.

Katherine stated her clothing company by taking thrift  items and re-designing them to have a modern edge. Her grandmother helped her sow to make the designs come to life. These stylish revamped designs were undeniably great and a big hit  at our blogger meet-ups.

Violet DC, a boutique in Adams Morgan hosted a few of these CapFABB meet-ups and started carrying LPM’s designs. So pop into Violet DC or shop online on Katherine and Ashley’s shop Etsy or make and an appointment to get something creative to wear.

You will not be the first to fall in love with LPM. They have collaborated with lots of the other CapFABB blogger’s and photographers such as Spicy Candy DC and TPWP.