Director’s Desk: Summer Doesn’t Slow Us Down

Education's Natalie Mann and Meagan Estep work at the Phillips entrance with Development's Jane Kestner. Photo: Dorothy Kosinski

Education’s Natalie Mann and Meagan Estep share ideas at the Phillips entrance with Development’s Jane Kestner. Photo: Dorothy Kosinski

It may be summer but lots of good work is happening at the Phillips. Last week I took a break from my desk to discover colleagues from the Development and Education departments involved in major projects as well. The poster behind them is a good reminder to see our Ellsworth Kelly exhibition… not to mention Braque and Baltimore based artist Bernhard Hildebrandt!

Dorothy Kosinski, Director

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.