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Women of Style 2018

By Kristen Schott

Portraits by Greg Powers | Shot on location at InterContinental Washington DC – The Wharf


For these five DC trendsetters, fashion is more than what meets the eye.

The owner of DC Elite Image and stepmother to three sons carries herself with confidence.

My approach to fashion is… it’s wearable art. If I love the way it looks and love the way it makes me feel, then I want to express myself by wearing it. When it comes to social causes… I’ve fallen in love with Reformation. [The brand] puts sustainability in the core of everything it does. I am drawn to… designers who celebrate a woman’s figure. My style story is… I’m a pretty introverted person. I’ve learned to be more social because of my business. Fashion has always been a way to appear more confident without actually saying anything. I feel fabulous when I wear... an item that has movement when I walk, like a gorgeous, long wrap dress with a high slit. I always splurge on... designer handbags—an Hermès Birkin is next. My best style advice is... dress for yourself. Be unique; be adventurous; don’t be afraid to try new things.