I mean, what gives anyone a right to decide who is a good dresser and who isn’t?
Style is as painfully personally and subjective thing to judge as things get.
Having said that, when Proper topper and Farrinelli’s asked us to jump in and be the media sponsor of their celebration of DC style, BDL:DC we said a resounding “yes!” since their panel (consisting of Andrew Buckler, British menswear designer, Erin Hartigan, editor of Daily Candy, Maxine Sheppard, Editor VTravelled.com, Virgin Atlantic’s brand new social travel site, Frank Quesada, Vice President of Sales for designer Tracy Reese, and Angie Goff) did a pretty close approximation of what we would have picked if given the reigns of this.
Their top 16 is below. Peruse, enjoy, comment.
And keep your eyes peeled:
for exclusive style portraits of all of them on BYT
some “power to the people” popular voting
and a great party in early 2010 to celebrate all that is good and stylish in DC
Eric Brewer- film/video auteur, Dissident Display
Betsy Lowther- fashion writer, Post Express, Fashion Washington; blogger, Fashion is Spinach
Walker Lamond- writer & film maker; blogger, 1001 Rules for my Unborn Son; author, Rules for my Unborn Son
Ali Wentworth – actress founder of BabyLoveDC
Phillipe Cousteau – environmentalist
Marlene Hu – owner Hu’s Shoes & Hu Wear
Tyler Larish – Hair Stylist
Rey Banks – Senior Policy & Communications Associate, National Juvenile Defender Center
Holly Thomas- fashion writer, Washington Post
The Beatings: Carole Greenwood & Stewart Lupton- musicians, artists
Philippa Hughes- arts supporter/writer/blogger, Pink Line Project
U.S. Royalty: John Thornley, Paul Thornley, Jacob Michael & Luke Adams – band
Valli Ravindran -creative director, pbs; blogger- DC Design Babes
Jesse Elliott -musician, These United States
Jade Floyd – pr maven, artist, blogger – DC This Week
Patricia Harr- blogger/entrepreneur