Style Profile: Jane Kestner

Photos: Josh Navarro

Photos: Josh Navarro

I wanted to photograph Jane simply because her vibrant personality mirrors her quality style.

Josh Navarro: How would you describe your style?

Jane Kestner: I think it’s important to stay simple, classic and comfortable. What you wear says a lot about who you are and how you perceive yourself. I enjoy a good arm party with any outfit (always accessorize, it dresses up any outfit) and of course, most of the time, you’ll never see me without sunglasses, heels, and an iced coffee. I want to look back at pictures of myself some day and know that the pieces I’ve worn are timeless. Trust me, that hasn’t always been the case.

JN: What are your favorite shops in the city?

JK: J.Crew, J.Crew, and J.Crew…did I mention J.Crew? It’s easy. They carry the classics while also staying on top of what’s in style for the seasons. They have really changed their image over the last few years; plus, they have great sales. Unfortunately, most of my vintage gems are from Arizona.

JN: Please describe your outfit in this photo.

JK: I am wearing J.Crew pants, “The Shirt” by Rochelle Behrens, with J.Crew and David Yurman accessories.


The Phillips Staff Van Glows

This fall, members of The Phillips Collection staff participated in the Capitol Bocce (glow in the dark) league. Our team, Vincent van Glow (which takes its inspiration from our Van Gogh Repetitions exhibition), shined for nearly 9 weeks—even making it to the final 4!

Though we took home a Halloween victory—winning best team costume with our special Postman-inspired van Glow beards—in the end we met our match to the reigning champions The Team Formerly Known As Bocce.  

Regardless of the outcome, we all had a lot of fun and have talked about doing it again. Who knows…maybe this could be the start of a DC art museum sports league? Paintball, anyone?

Glowing Bocce Balls

Photo by Jane Kestner

Photograph of the members of team Vincent Van Glow

Vincent van Glow means business, we have the beards to prove it.




Style Profile: Raphaela Guzman

Three images of Raphaela Guzzman modeling an outfit.

Photos: Josh Navarro

Josh Navarro: How would you describe your style?

Raphaela Guzman: Part of me always tries to keep it classy, but I’m incapable of taking myself seriously. My weakness for florals and the bright colors usually runs the show, so my style ends up being kind of kooky. Sometimes I pick certain colors or patterns because they are evocative of things I wore as a kid, and I take comfort in them.

JN: Any favorite shops around town?

RG: My favorite places are two quirky little shops in Takoma Park called Now and Then and S&A Beads. I always walk away with an awesome handmade scarf or bracelet, or a witty bag.

JN: What are you wearing in this shoot?

RG: A J.Crew chambray shirt, Silence + Noise floral skirt, red tights from Modcloth, grey and white Dr. Marten’s oxfords, a periwinkle Casio watch, and François Pinton glasses.