Style Profile: Joel Ulmer


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.

Go Team!

Joe Holbach, Trish Waters, Bill Koberg, and Renée Maurer in their hotel lobby where a banner for our exhibition is on display. Photo: Sue Frank

Today is the big opening for our exhibition in Daejeon, Korea, Conversations: Impressionist and Modern Master Works from The Phillips Collection. Two years in the making, this show furthers our relationship with notable museums in Asia and the citizens of those countries who have seen our works in loan and traveling exhibitions in the past. This unusually large team—chief registrar and director of special initiatives Joe Holbach, associate registrar for exhibitions Trish Waters, installations manager Bill Koberg, assistant curator Renée Maurer, and associate curator for research Sue Frank—is representative of the size and complexity of this installation. Joe reports, “Highly energetic opening tonight.” (Which technically was yesterday for them.)

Style Profile: Evan Odoms


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 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.