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Three cheers for Capitally Magazine! We are *officially* hiring our first full-time employee. Send prospective Accounting Associates over to [email protected]. We're so happy to be expanding our team!

Friday is the FINALE of our #CapitallyHolidayMeltdown! Join DC's newest fashion magazine at Argent .\ in Shaw -- BUT FIR...
12/04/2017
Capitally Holiday Meltdown FINALE! A ✨ Dance Party ✨ At Argent

Friday is the FINALE of our #CapitallyHolidayMeltdown! Join DC's newest fashion magazine at Argent .\ in Shaw -- BUT FIRST, vote on which "nasty" cocktails you'd like us to serve...

1. "Consenusal Sex on the Beach"
2. "New Fashioned"
3."Margaright to Choose"
4. "Margarita Thatcher"
5. "Long Island Iced Equalitea"
6. "Rose the Riveter"
7. "Rose Parks"
8. "Jane Collins"
9. "Susan B(ailey's) Anthony"
10. "Virgin-ia Woolf"
11. "Laverne on the Rox"
12. "Justin Contreanu"
13. "Gin-der Equality"
14. "Mind the (Wage) Gap"

THANK YOU to our partner Her Corner!

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The FINALE of the #CapitallyHolidayMeltdown will go down this Friday at ARGENT in Shaw. Be there or be (a) square (post-it).

Don't have a holiday meltdown... Have a Capitally Holiday Meltdown! Join DC's newest fashion magazine Wednesday 12/6 for...
12/04/2017
Capitally's Holiday Meltown... A Fashion Extravaganza! Alice + Olivia

Don't have a holiday meltdown... Have a Capitally Holiday Meltdown! Join DC's newest fashion magazine Wednesday 12/6 for a night out at alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet full of wine, hors d'oeuvres, custom illustrations and fundraising for I Support the Girls!

THANK YOU to our Partners!
Johanna's Table
Greenhill Winery & Vineyards
Katty Huertas
Kara Mask
Aysia Woods

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Boys will always use mistletoe... but what about a kiss for your darling closet? Kick up your heels and start December off right! Capitally Magazine and Alice + Olivia are teaming up to host a night of decadant shopping, equisite wine, tasty treats and a visit from #HerCorner and #SupportTheGirls. G...

Join DC's newest fashion magazine on Thursday 12/7 to shop #WomensMarch brands in preparation for the 1 Year Anniversary...
12/01/2017
Capitally's Holiday Meltdown... Women's March Prep!

Join DC's newest fashion magazine on Thursday 12/7 to shop #WomensMarch brands in preparation for the 1 Year Anniversary this January!

Fempreneur companies like Femininitees and ROUND PLUS SQUARE will be for sale plus all your favorite pins, t-shirts, sweatshirts and of course... pussy hats!

Does “protest fashion” matter? On March 2017, Glamour Magazine released an article focusing on how fashion has become a dominant tool for women to voice their rights. Also, Leigh Nordstrom for WWD published how “Whether for Party or Protest, Fashion is Heading to Washington”. Given this hot topic, we’ve invited “The DemoCats” – the female members of DC University college democrat clubs – to perform a debate which we'll be streaming live.

QUENCHING OUR THIRST!
-Denizens Brewing Co, is celebrating their third year anniversary

FILLING OUR BELLIES!
-Pie Sisters in Georgetown

TICKETS on sale now!!!!

Prepare to celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of the #WomensMarch with cold brews

Don't have a holiday meltdown... Have a Capitally Holiday Meltdown! Join DC's newest fashion magazine on Tuesday 12/5 fo...
11/28/2017
Capitally's Holiday Meltdown... Ladies Night! Games & Pampering

Don't have a holiday meltdown... Have a Capitally Holiday Meltdown! Join DC's newest fashion magazine on Tuesday 12/5 for a Spa Night with the girls full of wine, cheese, games and pampering!

THANK YOU to our Game Night hosts!
Lust Local
Honestly, Though
That's Chelsea
Thirlby
Wandering Wellness
Happy Healthy Human

THANK YOU to our Partners!
WeWork Manhattan Laundry
Bluemercury
Thenailsaloon
Greenhill Winery & Vineyards
Casey Trees

TICKETS on sale now!!!!

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Fresh rose petals covered the floor. His golden, moist hand poured another glass of wine, and the phone slipped from her hand onto the sofa. He leaned in gently, and whispered, "would you like to have a meltdown with me?" She only ever had one kind of meltdown before, ripping her hair out and sobbin...

Maelle Perez is a senior at American University, studying Business Administration with a concentration in International ...
10/19/2017

Maelle Perez is a senior at American University, studying Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. In 2016, Maelle was the recipient of the Dr. Harry Harden Jr. Student Academic Excellence Award and, in 2016, she was the first place winner in the Communication Speech Award at Montgomery College.

Although Maelle's father is Ecuadorian, she grew up in French Switzerland and speaks three languages. One of her goals is to move to a foreign country where she doesn't speak the language to keep her business acumen adventurous. She's always loved working in fashion, and plans to keep it that way.

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Sometimes, when you're so tired from a long and busy week, it can be hard to get excited for the weekend. But with nail ...
10/19/2017

Sometimes, when you're so tired from a long and busy week, it can be hard to get excited for the weekend. But with nail art, it's A LOT easier. We all know that one of the best ways to unwind can be with a relaxing mani-pedi... but flashy colors and empowering shapes can take it to a whole other level.

At Varnish Lane, co-founders and mother-daughter duo Carrie and Lauren Dunne set out to provide a nail salon that was safe, relaxing, and convenient, something they hadn't been able to find before. Tomorrow night, they'll be hosting a nail art workshop to get your cuticles in the mood for fall.

All of their services are completely waterless, reducing the risk of waterborne illnesses. Instead of water, your hands and feet are cleansed in an all natural oil cleanser and then wrapped in a warm towel to soften the skin.

The environment and #treatyourself? Sounds like a great way to #bewashingtoniandresscapitally

Jade Williams was born in Miami, FL, but has lived in both Bowie, MD, and Columbia, SC, in addition to Washington, D.C. ...
10/18/2017

Jade Williams was born in Miami, FL, but has lived in both Bowie, MD, and Columbia, SC, in addition to Washington, D.C. Jade is currently a senior at Howard University, earning her degree in Design and Visual Communications. She studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design before moving abroad to study at the American University of Sharjah in Dubai.

Jade was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2017 Generation Study Abroad Voices Video Challenge, New York Times Education IIE. While in Dubai, Jade participated in the ISEP Voices blogger series, sharing her experiences of living in an Arab culture as an African American woman.

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Originally from South Africa, Kelly Lynne Russell graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, earning h...
10/14/2017

Originally from South Africa, Kelly Lynne Russell graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, earning her B.A. in English and Media Communications.

In 2014, Kelly-Lynne was the recipient of the Baltimore Sun MOBBIES Award for Best Fashion Blog. She also received the University of Maryland Baltimore County Honors College medallion. She received the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Award from University of Maryland Baltimore County as a student.

Kelly-Lynne grew up in a small town in Michigan near Ann Arbor, but emigrated as a child from South Africa, where much of her extended family still lives. Kelly-Lynne’s Southern African (south African and Zimbabwean) family originally hails from the United Kingdom, and take tea VERY seriously.

Proud of our city, proud of our team: https://www.capitallydc.com/about #bewashingtoniandresscapitally

Sorry, #CasualFriday, our world leaders need a little more than jeans to get the job done. Armor may be a bit too much, ...
10/13/2017

Sorry, #CasualFriday, our world leaders need a little more than jeans to get the job done. Armor may be a bit too much, but a good suit is just right. Happy #InternationalSuitUpDay to the dignitaries, diplomats, First Ladies and all the #girlbosses showing us how it's done. #SuitUp.

Here at #CapitallyDC we believe every day should honor girls and women but today we take a moment to celebrate the advan...
10/11/2017

Here at #CapitallyDC we believe every day should honor girls and women but today we take a moment to celebrate the advances we’ve made in 2017 for #InternationalDayoftheGirl.

Organizations that help women and girls succeed in their personal and professional lives will always be #squadgoals, but our DC-based #ladybosses and #sheroes deserve strong applause.

We believe that all women are beautiful from the inside out, which is why we work with all natural beauty suppliers and never Photoshop our images.

From STEM advocacy programs, to #girlpower groups, to fulfilling women’s and girl’s everyday needs, these organizations exemplify what it means to #bewashingtoniandresscapitally and choose collaboration over competition.

Siah Prince is a senior at Howard University studying Business Entrepreneurship and Business Politics. Last fall, Siah s...
10/11/2017

Siah Prince is a senior at Howard University studying Business Entrepreneurship and Business Politics. Last fall, Siah studied abroad in Spain at the Universidad de Pompeu Fabra. She also traveled for an exchange program at Oxford University in England for the spring of her Junior year.

During her Sophomore year at Howard, Siah created a company, EDU NAV (Education Navigator), which connects high school students interested in going to college to experiential learning opportunities around the world. She's even made the Deans List twice.

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Our #wcw this week goes out to Gabby Klingman the owner of Lynn Louisa, a boutique in Georgetown that always makes us fe...
10/04/2017

Our #wcw this week goes out to Gabby Klingman the owner of Lynn Louisa, a boutique in Georgetown that always makes us feel sexy (no matter how crazy the workweek).

Klingman opened Lynn Louisa back in 2014 after moving from Seattle to D.C. Each shelf is stocked with fanciful, edgy items that we couldn't find anywhere in the city. Klingman not only has an eye for identifying upcoming brands, she personally styles shopper to update "working girl" to "it girl".

It's no wonder Lynn Louisa's fanbase is so strong. Our #CapitallyDC team depends on her to get a seriously caffeinated fashion fix!

#ShoeDayTuesday Our D.C. "foremothers" always matched their handbags to their shoes, but  here at #CapitallyDC we  turn ...
10/03/2017

#ShoeDayTuesday Our D.C. "foremothers" always matched their handbags to their shoes, but here at #CapitallyDC we turn rules on their heads. We rely on Carolyn Misterek because her Matine bags are the perfect balance of edgy and smart. Her fine leather goods are made and sold in Washington (you can even buy them down the block from our 14th St offices)!

Matine's modern, clean, and minimalist pieces are artistic enough for the weekend and sleek enough for work. Misterek uses all natural cow leather hides, so there is an added level of character that you don't always get from #fastfashion. Washingtonian women want to stand out, we don't like to be like everyone else -- and since everything #Matine is handmade, no two products are alike.

We admire this #girlboss for her dedication and craftsmanship. Since 2012, her home sewing machine has stitched together a whole new Washingtonian style. Over the years, her company has grown tremendously, selling in stores all over the world, and opening pop-up shops throughout the district. Check out her new fall season now: https://matinestudio.com/shop

No one understands stress more than D.C. working women.  Joanna Ahdoot Andreae would know. All the heavy hitters and top...
10/02/2017

No one understands stress more than D.C. working women. Joanna Ahdoot Andreae would know. All the heavy hitters and top Washington #ladybosses are her Wandering Wellness clients.

Andreae's journey began in the corporate culture. She entered the grind, day in and day out, but struggled to make time for personal wellness. After years of study and a plentitude of certifications, she transitioned to offering consultation and wellness sessions tailored to whatever you need to feel your very best.

Our team at #CapitallyDC knows how rare it is to find one-on-one attention from such a knowledgeable and spiritual teacher. Our fitness and wellness articles seek to support young professional women in depth because we know our readers value maintaining a well-balanced life. This week, she is pursuing extensive #kundalini training in New York, so check in now to find availability next week in one of her cozy and intentional group workshops!

http://www.wanderingwellness.com/events/

Sunday should be a day of rest, relaxation, and recuperation. But beating the Sunday Scaries can be hard to do. That's w...
10/01/2017

Sunday should be a day of rest, relaxation, and recuperation. But beating the Sunday Scaries can be hard to do. That's where Take Care Shop comes in. In addition to offering a wide variety of all natural, vegan skin care products, Take Care and owner Becky Waddell provide you with the resources to create your own spa like experience in your own home.

Besides offering some of the best skin care products around, Take Care partners with handmade, women-owned clothing, home care, and accessories lines, focused on simple and natural designs.

Take Care doesn't just take care of you, it takes care of the community, donating 5% of all net profits to organizations throughout D.C. dedicated to making an impact on the city.

Becky's commitment to only selling all natural products is admirable, but not nearly as impressive as her ability to run her own store and be a new mom at the same time. Becky is mom to an adorable baby girl (who is frequently in store with her mama!) #inspired

Here at Capitally, we love working with #empoweredwomen and its our privilege to highlight all of their amazing accompli...
09/29/2017

Here at Capitally, we love working with #empoweredwomen and its our privilege to highlight all of their amazing accomplishments. Suzie, the owner of Dalton Brody (that's her in the middle!), is a former military service member, mother of two, entrepreneur, and someone who quietly exemplifies everyday what it means to be a #girlboss.

Dalton Brody has been one of D.C.'s premier gift shops since 1987. From unique selections of jewelry to valuable antiques you can't buy elsewhere, the team of personal shoppers (a free service!) can find a gift for any occasion. Their personal events fit any age group and even bring people together from across political aisles.

This Saturday September 30th, from 10am-1pm, Dalton Brody will be hosting award winning silhouette artist and children's author, Clay Rice.http://ow.ly/qCEK30fwlgl

From yellow-brick roads to the cobblestone streets of Georgetown, gingham is a win. It's Julien's playfulness gives us e...
09/22/2017

From yellow-brick roads to the cobblestone streets of Georgetown, gingham is a win. It's Julien's playfulness gives us even more reason to transition the (traditionally summertime) print into fall. Keep your eye out for the least "picnic table" options like magenta, teal and even eggplant. http://ow.ly/UJHx30fiXvg

Who doesn't love breaking the rules every now and then? Wearing white after Labor Day can keep those summer vibes goin' ...
09/22/2017

Who doesn't love breaking the rules every now and then? Wearing white after Labor Day can keep those summer vibes goin' strong. Suffragettes used white to petition for more rights, so why shouldn't you keep some crisp fall options in your closet? Thanks to Cobalt Chronicles for showing us how it's done👌🏽 http://ow.ly/8Bo330fiKMX

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