A password will be e-mailed to you.

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.”
brand 1      brand 2

Brandyn Diachenko – Artist

“I groove on the counter-cultural movement of the ’60s, when the term ‘hipster’ meant more than fixies and crazy mustaches. It was a wave of self-expression starting with wondrous musings of ideals and philosophies, manifesting into a plethora of various artistic endeavors. The clothes on your back became the walking expression of one’s truest self. A vast majority of my closet is full thanks to free boxes, ground scores, and even the occasional Goodwill/Savers/thrift store bargain. Anyone can create a completely new, ‘fresh’ vibe by pulling influences from all centuries, timelessness in the now, if you will.”


nicole 2      nicole 1

Nicole Aguirre – CEO of Worn Creative

“My style is based largely around pieces I’ve found traveling the world. The dress I am wearing is from Seoul. I’ve been told more than once when I wear it that I look like a character out of a Wes Anderson movie, and I take that as a compliment.”


David 1       david 2

David Vida Geovanny – Stylist

“I love to mix vintage clothing with the current trends, so my style is constantly changing. It usually goes from urban chic to grunge to even throwing on a pair of Louboutins and feeling dapper! I love playing with an array of looks and also do the same when styling. I never make my clients look like me but a more daring them. Fashion is to be played with, not feared in my opinion.”


brooke 1      brooke 2

Brooke Kao – Fashion Blogger/Graphic Designer

“My style has evolved a lot over the years. It used to be all about creating a mask and a persona, but now I just wear whatever makes me feel confident and matches my hair. I’ve never strayed away from pattern and color clashing, and I like the combination of breezy and pretty with a little bit of aggression and edge.”


van 1       van 2

Vanessa Romano – Traveler
“Growing up I genuinely adored my mother’s style. Always classic and chic, my mother had such a simple but stylish way of dressing. I also have an international background which has given me the opportunity to see fashion through the different cultures around the world. I ultimately choose my favorite styles and incorporate them into my own!” Love her accessories? Check them out at Via Gypset!

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