Style Profile: Abigail Maynard Chrisman

Photos: Joshua Navarro

Photos: Joshua Navarro

Abigail was one the first people to get on board with Style Profile. I’m glad, not only because is she creative with her fashion choices, but also because she has experience in front of the camera. I asked her a few questions to get a better idea of her fashion sense.

Josh Navarro: How would you describe your style?

Abigail Maynard Chrisman: I grew up in a city where a cyclist in a square dancing dress was hardly worth mentioning – surely that’s influenced my style. I don’t think I subscribe to any particular aesthetic, although I always admire people who do. I just wear things I think are interesting, then usually cover it with sweaters and scarves to protect myself from oppressive air conditioning. I also have a plethora of vintage hats.

JN: What was your outfit for this shoot?

AMC: A J. Crew dress, Nordstrom sweater, and the belt is vintage.

JN: Anything else we need to know?

AMC: I like to follow the style advice, “Always overdress, because you never know where you might end up.”

Joshua Navarro, Museum Assistant and Blog Photographer

Style Profile: Molly Sheldon

Photos: Joshua Navarro

Photos: Joshua Navarro

Molly Sheldon’s style screams out originality. I feel as if everyday, at least one person compliments her on a piece of clothing. She can surprise you when she comes into work wearing a tie that belongs to her boyfriend, a draping skirt with a tiger on it, or this vibrant outfit. Whatever it is, it’s a style of her own, and she wears it well.

Joshua Navarro, Museum Assistant and Blog Photographer

Dressing La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita preview

When you think of Italian fashion, visions of Gucci, Armani, Valentino, and Salvatore Ferragamo appear in your head. Whatever you’re wearing, when it comes to shoes, handbag, pair of glasses, or a couture suit or gown,  Italian-made signifies chic. As you walk through the streets of Milan (in your mind’s eye, at least), visit the Piazzale Cadorna where you’ll come across a Claes Oldenburg sculpture titled Ago, Filo, e Nodo (Needle, Thread and Knot), installed in January 2000. This artwork stitches together Milan’s famed fashion history with fine art in a very tangible way.

From head to toe, we can expect unlimited style inspiration in this year’s Gala After Party theme–La Dolce Vita—at the Italian Embassy tomorrow evening. Ladies might pair nouveau retro hairdos with flowing sequin dresses to match their shoes. Dapper, dancing men will show off the D&G logo on the soles of their shoes. Whatever your look, we’re sure it will go perfectly with espresso, bocce, and vintage Ducatis. Ci vediamo domani!

Joshua Navarro, Museum Assistant and Blog Photographer