Temperatures are dropping. Leaves are turning. The mornings are cool and crisp; the afternoons warm and sunny. Fall season is here.
With brisk temperatures in the horizon, layering is an important component for dressing appropriately for the season. Lightweight sweaters, gloves and scarves are the perfect way to keep yourself warm while giving you the option to wriggle out of it once the sun comes out to play.
Scarves are a great way to keep yourself nice and toasty, with the added bonus of looking put together without trying too hard. Sosie’s Closet, based in Georgetown, delivers the perfect mix of function and fashion. Made of lightweight sweater knits in interesting weaves and bold colors, Sosie Scarves are convertible and can function as a scarf, hoodie, or shawl.
Esosa Edosomwan, the creatively inclined Actress and Writer, can now add Designer to her repertoire. The Sosie’s Closet designer recalls making her own clothes at the age of four.
“My mother taught me how to sew, and I made clothes for my Barbie Dolls,” explains Edosomwan. “In middle school, I started little businesses with a friend selling clothes and scarves I designed, and when I got to high school I started a fashion publication and designed clothes for a fashion show.
“By the time I was entering college studying Fashion Design at Cornell University, I thought I would eventually move to Europe and eventually work for a couturier, but things changed when I discovered a passion for acting. I did end up going to London, and studying at Central St. Martins School of Design. Once I graduated college, I found myself working as a freelance designer and fashion assistant for a range of large and small companies in New York.”
“I frequently wear my own creations,” adds the actress and designer. “And though I have always been approached about my pieces, my Etsy shop is the first time since childhood that I am officially venturing back into selling my own work.
Edosomwan, who has had several home addresses (California, New York, Texas, Alabama, and Jamaica, to name a few), prefers to call Fairfax, Virginia her home. “Fairfax is the longest place I’ve stayed, so it feels like home, and Georgetown [DC] is where I first became a shopaholic…now thankfully recovered!”
When asked her take on DC’s style, Edosomwan had an interesting answer. “DC style on the whole is too conservative for my taste, but there are stylish people who do take risks here. I haven’t been back in this area too long, but it’s been a major adjustment from New York.
“Sometimes when I’m traipsing around DC, people stare at me like I have a third eye. Then I remember it’s because I’m dressing in what’s comfortable for me–which definitely doesn’t fit into the typical mold. I think sometimes us “DMV’ers” feel like we have no where to go but work and home, and the majority of our time is spent in our cars, so who are we dressing all up for?
“When I first moved back here I fell into a lull of wearing sweats everyday when I left the house. I had to snap myself out of it quickly. At the end of the day, I would rather dress up for me and express myself. Perhaps it’ll shock a few people, but at least I won’t feel as lost in the sea of mass consumerism.”
Click on the slideshow for pictures from Sosie’s Closet. Visit her Etsy site here.