True fashionistas are always on the hunt for the next great designer. Luckily, for the local fashion savvy set, they now have a brick-and-mortar boutique to browse plenty of independent brands from all around the world—right here in NoVA. Virginia Blanca Arrisueño opened an outpost of her DC-based Steadfast Supply earlier this summer at Ballston Quarter. The entrepreneur carefully curates a must-shop mix of clothing, accessories and home decor. The store also aims to be a community, with creative classes (think intro to watercolors or mobile phone photography) regularly on the calendar. Here, she shares her go-to fashion and beauty musts, plus her favorite NoVA hot spots.
“Who doesn’t love a good fanny pack? I like this Neva Opet one because it’s minimal and black.”
“We just started carrying Aydry & Co. fragrances. Hands down the best diffusers that I have ever smelled. My favorite scent is White Tea.”
“Vajze jewelry has that perfect balance of edge and elegance that I appreciate 100%.”
“I love wearing all black with a pair of bold sneakers. These Vans are definitely my favorite new pair in my closet!”
“Embark DC offers private boat tours in DC and Virginia. I recommend asking for Captain Denny to lead your tour. The tours are so much fun and the attractions from the water are amazing!”
“Minimal, black and comfy, yet cool-looking sneakers.”
“I love Skincando! I’m currently using its Pearl Mud Exfoliating Cleanser, which can be used as a daily cleanser or a mask