Room for ’Lette

When Chicago discovered Chulette’s silky pieces, we instantly turned green with envy — and set about searching for a local source to add zip to our wardrobe. To our delight, the darling designs are available in Georgetown, and our natural color has been restored.

Originally published 10/15/08.

Darling, it’s your mother calling — again. Are you depressed? It’s because you’re single. My bridge partner Claudia’s son …

Sometimes, you wish she’d zip it. (Good luck with that.)

Take things into your own hands with Chulette, a new fall line from Columbia College fashion grad Lee Phutrakul that’s got real zip.

Phutrakul lines everything with 100 percent silk and adds zippers in unexpected places. Silk dresses pop with neon color panels and zippered empire waists; a lavender houndstooth drop-waist number has a knit wool backless top and a yellow and brass zipper-tooth trim; a black and white minihoundstooth shift peeks neon yellow silk and brassy zippers along the arms.

Now that’s worth talking about.

Available at We One You Two, 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW, at Volta Place (202-298-5999 or weoneyoutwo.com). To see styles, go to chulette.com.

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1525 Wisconsin Ave NW
@ Volta Pl
Washington, DC 20007