Some of you may have seen my previous Luri & Wilma post about their Jan/Feb Love, Food Edition about two months ago… wow times is really FLYING!! Anyway on March 16th we mixed, mingled, nibbled & toasted for the debut of the first printed edition of luri & wilma. We spent the evening at Meeps in Adams Morgan shopping the looks from the issue and snacking on some of the homemade treats made from recipes in this edition as well. (That were quite yummy!!) I really wanted to support the cause so I bought my own issue (over 100 pages, printed in DC on 100% recycled paper) as well as a tote bag and all the spring punch I could handle! (well before we shut the place down lol). But I digress… Luri & Wilma’s mission is “to deliver an eco-friendly-edited mixture of fashion & lifestyle reader content that is as equally “in style” as it is earth-conscious.” They are a “way of life” and while I am not a DIYer (yet – want to be but I’m just not crafty lol) but other than that, it’s a lifestyle I can agree with!! They are a group that believes in vintage, handmade and eco-friendliness, I lifestyle we could definitely all afford to go back to more!! In support of this, there were some wonderful ladies there selling their wares.So once I got past the food lol, I feel in love with a Fascinator and it’s maker, Nina O’Neil!!! The more I learn, the more I think she’s a rockstar!! Above you can see some of the wonderful pieces from her line, Ciao Nina. The only one not above is the one I literally bought off her head cause I loved it so much!! It was a tough choice because I fell in love with two similar pieces, the second one being a more unique color and had some feathers… Which I may end up returning for later lol… but I figured for my first fascinator, I should go with something more traditional that I would get more use from (first wear was the following Sunday and the church ladies loved it!!! I had 3 ladies ask to borrow it for tea so I told them where they could buy their own!!). I also found myself encouraging a stranger to buy one cause it looked so darn good!!I mean that was made for her and could be worn in a variety of ways! After playing dress up for a bit, I moved on to the other Esty store present, Handmade Habitat. Amina makes delicious smelling candles and beautifully died scarves.
“My inspiration from my products comes from what I personally enjoy in life – simple luxuries. I am tote bag addict, cozy sock fiend in the winter and candle addict. Also, my cats looovee catnip and making toys for them myself is far more fun and cute. To make these items in a sustainable fashion became my mission. ” With the exception of the cat part (#doglover #sorrynotsorry), I totally agree with her view of the simple luxuries!!
I also ran into the gorgeous and super fashionable Kimmie of The 2Fs. Who is she you ask? Well in her own words… “I’m just a Washingtonian who is trying to take over the world, one sequin and one taco at a time. So please follow my journey with the 2 fs of my life, fashion and food. But, only if you dare. ” Little did I know our paths would cross again soon… I did know that she was killing it with those shoes!!
So HOTT!!! Kinda like these beautiful ladies…
In closing, I will use the words of these lovely ladies behind the magazine. ”For ladies as hellbent on managing a smashing career as they are about baking pretty cupcakes, luri & wilma is here for you. If you’re a free-spirited gal who thinks social awareness > celebrity gossip, rock a mean pair of vintage rose-colored glasses and oh, so love on some delish food – we know one thing, you should roll with us.