Style Profile: Joel Ulmer

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Photos: Josh Navarro

Whether it was handed down to him or purchased online, Joel dresses for look and comfort.

Josh Navarro: How would you describe your style?

Joel Ulmer: I like to keep it simple, not too many colors, not too little color. I aim for an urban, domesticated type of look.

JN: What are your favorite shops around the city and online?

JU: I have tons of favorite places to shop. I don’t discriminate. If I see something that’s looks cool, I’ll get it. Usually, I am combining different brands together for an outfit. But the front runners are thrift stores, H&M, Forever 21, Jack Threads, and eBay.

JN: What brands are you wearing in these photos?

JU: My glasses are an unknown brand that was bought on eBay. My jacket is originally from Forever 21, my shirt is Kenneth Cole, and my tie was given to me by my dad. There’s no label on it so I’m not sure what brand it is, but I do know that it’s definitely from the late ’80s. My belt is Rugby, shoes are Cole Hann, and my pants are Levi’s.

Lighting Up The Runway

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(Left) Native Danger Fall/Winter 2014. Photo: Justin Bridges (Right) Bernardi Roig, The Man of the Light, 2005. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent lights. Figure life size. Courtesy Mirella and Dani Levinas, Washington, DC. Photo: Lee Stalsworth

Museum Assistant Jeff Whitelow noticed some similarities between DC-based designer NativeDanger‘s Fall/Winter 2014 Look Book and our own recently installed sculptures by Intersections artist Bernardi Roig. Looks like neon lights are all the rage this season!

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(Left) Bernardi Roig, An illuminated head for Blinky P. (The Gun), 2010. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent light. Figure life size. Courtesy Galerie Klüser, Munich. Image courtesy the artist. (Right) Native Danger Fall/Winter 2014. Photo: Justin Bridges

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(Left) Native Danger Fall/Winter 2014. Photo: Justin Bridges (Right) Bernardi Roig, Herr Mauroner, 2008. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent lights. Figure life size. Courtesy MAM Mario Maroner Contemporary, Vienna. Photo: Lee Stalsworth

Style Profile: Evan Odoms

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Photos: Josh Navarro

Although it poured, Evan arrived, brightening up a cloudy day.

Josh Navarro: How would you describe your style?

Evan Odoms: I would describe my style as quirky/moody/quasi hipster, because I can’t fully commit to one style. It often changes depending on what mood I’m in that day. I also love prints.

JN: What are you favorite shops in the city and online?

EO: I’m always online getting ideas from Lookbook.nu and I frequently shop at Forever 21 and H&M. I’ve recently gotten back into shopping at Ross, Marshall’s, and TJ Maxx. A lot of my jewelry is from accessories stores like Francesca’s, Lou Lou’s, Luna, or random boutiques I stumble into. One of my favorite necklaces is a Ritz Cracker I got from a boutique in Philly.

JN: What brands are you wearing right here?

EO: I’m wearing a skirt, cardigan, and top from H&M. My shoes are from DSW, my watch is from Kohl’s. The ram skull is from Luna, and the longer necklace is from a boutique in Brooklyn that was going out of business.