If it were up to you, she’d be in head-to-toe baby Balenciaga. If it were up to her, she’d sport that faded top she decorated with paint, markers, and feathers.
Meet in the middle with Designers and Artisans, the cute, comfy, and socially responsible new line of girls’ clothing from local mom Karthika Audinet.
Try on one-of-a-kind block-print tees in colors sweet enough to eat, a wrap top with a geometric pattern influenced by ancient Indian textile techniques, and charming smocks made from recycled bags.
It’s all fair trade and handmade by artisans in India and Cambodia, using organic cotton, vegetable dyes, and reclaimed materials.
She’ll be all over it.
Available at Yiro, 1419 Wisconsin Avenue NW, between O and P Streets (202-333-0032); Yiro, 4823 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda (301-654-2412 or yirostores.com); Pink & Brown Boutique, 1212 King Street, Alexandria (703-684-1050 or pinkandbrownboutique.com).
Trick-or-Treat with the Boutiques
What: Go store to store and grab candy for kiddos and sweet discounts for grown-ups at spots like Red Barn Mercantile, The Shoe Hive, and Bellacara.
Why: Eat it up.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Old Town Boutique District, King St., b/t S. Union & S. St. Asaph Sts., Alexandria.
Ghost Ship Barry
What: Embark for chills and thrills as the crew leads you on a tour of the haunted exhibition ship at the Washington Navy Yard.
Why: Time to walk the plank.
When: Fri., 6-10 p.m.
Where: 6th St. SE, at M St. SE. For reservations, call 202-433-0280.
Halloween Costume Parade and Contest
What: Compete for the scariest, most original, and best costume after strutting your stuff on a walk through Columbia Heights.
Why: You’re dressed to thrill.
When: Sat., 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Trolley Park, 11th St., at Monroe St. NW.
Photo: Courtesy of Designers and Artisans