STYLE PROFILE: OMAR MASRI

Photos: Josh Navarro

Photos: Josh Navarro

I chose to photograph Omar Masri, the friendly face of Tryst at the Phillips, because he gets to dress like himself at work. His casual style is always visible.

Josh Navarro: How would you describe your style?

Omar Masri: Omar’s style: European sensibility that’s progressed into a hipster aesthetic. I have over 20 pairs of shoes, from sneakers to oxfords and toms. I grew up in a family that is fashion forward and dresses up for every occasion, from going to the grocery store to cocktail parties or just lounging at the house. Everyone was always dressed up. I feel that way about my style with a relaxed flair; throwing on a pair of comfortable Asics Onitsuka Tigers or Adidas Sambas, Levi 511 jeans or shorts, and Penguin shirts.

JN: Any favorite shops in the city?

OM: You can never go wrong with Buffalo Exchange for last minute ideas before a party or dress it up at All Saints in Georgetown.

JN: What are you wearing in this shoot?

OM: Penguin shirt, 511 navy blue jeans, and black and white Adidas Sambas.

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