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Words and photos: Britt Elyse Nelson

While the District’s never garnered the most fashionable reputation, we have to give credit where credit is due. D.C. hails a variety of people from the young to the beautiful, the intelligent and all that’s in between. These unique people bring a variety of style and fashion that ultimately fuel  the culture of the District. This column simply documents the different styles of those unique individuals who walk the city streets. As the great Alexander McQueen said himself, “It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.”
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Jennifer Queen: Fashion Model

“For my personal style, I ‘happy dress.’ This involves me pairing my favorite clothes with little to no concern about what others will think, or what could be seen as ‘trendy.” Modeling has put me in some interesting ensembles, therefore I’ve learned the fundamental accessory in making any outfit trend worthy is being confident. Confidence and being happy is always in style.” Love her shoes? Check them out by Shan Lachel of Comic Stiletto!


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Chelsea Alexander: Fashion Model

“My life inspires my style, from classic films to bands or even actors like Noel Fielding and his art. My absolute favorite era for fashion would have to be the late ’60s/early ’70s. People took a chance back then and I admire that about the era.”


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David Wynn: Fashion Designer

“The inspirations behind how I style myself are life experiences through self expression. The notion of trends being implemented into fashion is nonsense and only in individuality is fashion possible.”


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Hannah Ritchman: Fashion Model/Blogger

“My style is changing constantly! Right now I’m in a sporty-’70s-chola phase; jerseys, cut offs, sneaks, snap backs, sports bras, band tees, hoop earrings, and anything high-waisted. The general theme of my wardrobe is humor; whatever gives me my [fashion] high, goes!” Don’t forget to check out her site, The Fashion Hash.


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Max Popov: Aspiring Street Photographer

“I love fast food! It’s grimy and disgusting and exceedingly good. I work at a fast food restaurant too so it’s another reason to gallivant around DC wearing burger socks. I found the Wendy’s shirt at a Goodwill in Austin and got the socks as a present. Besides that, I love tight chino pants and really large white shirts!”

 To contact Britt, email her at [email protected].