It’s New Years Eve 2013 and one thing we can tell you is you’ve got to be free! Party with No Kings Collective, Dandies & Quaintrelles, and Worn Magazine as we team up for a psychedelic New Year’s Eve, 1960’s MOD style. Bring your boots, bring your bangs, and be ready to groove to live music by Shark Week and Soul music by special guest DJ sets.
- OPEN BAR from 8-9,
- One FREE DRINK after 9PM
-DIY grilled cheese and tomato soup station,
-Complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Buy your tickets early for the instant karma price of $45 until Dec 23. Ticket prices go up to $55 on Dec. 24. This party’s gonna be rockin’ so don’t come knockin’ at the last minute. Space is limited to 250 tickets.
Location: T Square Loft at 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007
Tickets: Early bird tickets $45 (Dec 17-23) $55 (Dec 24-30)
Included: Complimentary open bar 8-9pm, 1 free drink (after 9pm), complimentary champagne toast at midnight, cash bar, DIY grilled cheese + tomato soup station + bacon
Music: Shark Week playing live + DJ. More musical details drop Dec 19.
On our fourth year, The DC Tweed Ride ends at Brixton on U Street for our raucous post ride feast and celebration! The Tweed Ride gathering occurs at noon and our ride begins at 1PM. The legendary bash begins at 4pm.
- Dandy Wellington and his 6 piece jazz band on Brixton’s outdoor rooftop.
- Brixton small plate buffet and the best Gin Punch in town.
- New York’s latest burlesque sensation “Tansy”
- Performance by the Fidgety Feet Dance Team
- All your D&Q friends dressed to the nines.
Tickets for the previous 3 events have SOLD OUT in advance. Don’t wait until the last minute.
The D&Q River Ride to the Diamond Derby departs this Saturday at 230PM. Whatever does one wear to the River Ride? What does one wear to to the Diamond Derby? It’s the most outrageous cycling event in the area. Naturally the occasion calls for a most uncommon ensemble, a most unlikely accessory and a completely ridiculous approach to dressing up. After all… it’s the Derby! Once we arrive we’ll in Crystal City, we will all ride straight onto the multilevel underground course and finish by the lounge just in time for the spectacle. The Derby is about about form over function and spirit over purpose. It’s a free pass to a dimension which promotes sheer fun above most everything else. It’s insane and it’s the only place to be this Saturday.
Does something seem missing in this photo? A Tweed Blazer? The trusty old bell? A vintage bicycle? For those who know me mainly as the organizer behind the D&Q bike rides, I’m hoping to share with you more of my love for classic style. Aside from the D.C. Tweed ride and Seersucker Social, I spend the other 363 days a year hoping to inspire the people around me to embrace great style. It’s mostly by setting an example and it’s not always based on an aesthetic that brings to mind the 1930′s. I also draw inspiration from the 40′s, 50′s, 60′s and 70′s.
60′s convertible roadster? Check. Modern soul & jazz music loaded? Check! Let’s cruise! I’m obviously that guy who just can’t seem to let go of the nostalgia of things past. I’m hooked on moments that allow us to escape the worries of every day life. They make me forget that I’m a grown up and take me back to the dreams I had as a kid. But what’s the fun in always doing it alone? I ended up trying to find creative ways to escape in style and share that feeling with others. This kind of obsession is one of the things that has lead me to create D&Q and make many good friends. One I consider as among my closest and most inspiring is Nicole Aguirre, Editor-in Chief of Worn Magazine.
Our friendship has involved plenty of goofing around, brainstorming of ideas, hanging out at vintage shops, scooter rides, convertible cruises and creativity. We’ve been cooking up new ways to create exciting experiences in the District, showcase the amazing looking people we encounter and inspire more Washingtonians to join us and treat themselves to a more stylish existence.
I’m happy to announce that Issue of #4 of Worn Magazine will be released this September. The influence and contributions of yours truly can be seen in this issue of DC’s only large format print magazine dedicated to style, photography and art. Working closely with Nicole to help re-introduce the magazine this fall has challenged me to dig deep into my bag of creativity. I created the video above, contributed as a writer to the issue and more.
To celebrate the occasion and share with you content we think you will love, Nicole and I are throwing a launch party on September 30th at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. Issue #4 is the Transportation Issue. The theme inspired us to showcase some great alternative ways to get around town and to consider the notion of being transported to a different time and place. We had a blast during the process. I also saw how much work really goes into the creation of a print magazine issue and I’ve gained lots of respect for the medium.
My sleeves are rolled up even higher in co-founding WornAbroad.com. After long talks about local style and media, Nicole and I decided to join forces to create something entirely new. We get to share our love of street style photography, travel, great unknown designers from abroad and vintage gems. Our mission is to bring you pieces for your wardrobe that you are going to love via inspiring portraiture, personalities and places. You are probably thinking the endeavor is a natural move for people like us and you might even be wondering when you’ll get to see what we have to show you! Just this summer our searches are taking us from D.C. to New York, Paris, Mexico City and Los Angeles.
The first peek of WornAbroad.com will occur at the Worn Magazine launch party. Since you like arriving places in style and having a great time, the celebration is going to have you smiling, dancing and sharing your great taste.
We really hope to see you there!
Founder, Dandies & Quaintrelles
If you caught the Diamond Derby last March, you know it was like no other cycling event around. If you missed it, you have a chance to experience it this September! Dandies & Quaintrelles will lead a style infused River Ride into Crystal City just in time for the spectacle!
Arlington, VA — Online registration is now open for cyclists who wish to participate in the second Crystal City Diamond Derby, taking place Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 4pm to 10pm. Hosted by the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), in association with Vornado/Charles E. Smith, Dandies & Quaintrelles (D&Q), Corehaus DC and Sciathan Productions, the event will transform the parking garage at 2345 Crystal Drive in Crystal City into an urban cycling course and dynamic infield complete with a lounge, street art and viewing areas. Admission is free for spectators.
The Derby kicks off with a free race for kids and the arrival of the D&Q River Ride, a fashion-fueled casual ride originating in DC. And the style doesn’t stop there. New to the derby, cycling-inspired fashion shows will keep the energy flowing between races. The best-dressed River Ride participants will strut their styles on the runway, and models will show off cycle chic and vintage looks, along with their bikes, in separate runway shows. The Daily Rider and Bike Arlington are proud sponsors of the fashion shows.
The best-dressed River Ride participants will take home prizes, as well as the top men, women and children finishers in each race.
Visit Diamond-Derby.com for everything you need to know.
We will see you in September!