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Glimpsed: Fashion-forward locals

Who: Sabrina Dépestre, 34, Randallstown resident, Maryland Institute College of Art Office of Open Studies director of marketing and recruitment Spotted at: (cool) progeny’s “Moms Night Out” at Green Spring Station What she wore: Pleione slate blue tunic top from. Stitchfix.com; skinny jeans and tan flat sandals from Nordstrom; Haiti Design Company silver and thread tassel earrings she just got in Haiti; silver bangle she’s had for a while; and a Kenyan copper bangle she bought from a vendor at Artscape. She goes for a simple silhouette, then accessorizes: “I really like unique pieces that you can’t find anywhere else.” (Xavier Plater / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Mikey Monaghan, 45, Hunt Valley resident, Baltimore-based marketing consultant Spotted at: (cool) progeny’s “Moms Night Out” at Green Spring Station What she wore: Michael Stars black and taupe high-low dress from now-closed Trillium; Dolce Vita taupe wedges she’s had a while; necklace made by Bijoux Jewels of gold chain and diamonds from various family members; bead bracelets from Panache; and diamond stud earrings from Tiffany & Co. What she can’t get enough of: “I can’t stop buying bracelets. Stackable, beaded; that’s what I keep gravitating to this year.” ()
Who: Lauren DeSantis, 17, Towson resident, Tark’s Grill hostess Spotted at: (cool) progeny’s “Moms Night Out” at Green Spring Station What she wore: INC white ruffle hem skinny jeans from Macy’s; Free People marigold T-shirt with back cutouts from South Moon Under; Kaanas gold loafer mules she found in Florida; and Madewell gold chain necklace. Her self-described style: “Modern, and sometimes edgy. I like to be different and unique.” (Xavier Plater / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Shelby Marek Jones, 47, Hunt Valley resident, Panache sales representative Spotted at: (cool) progeny’s “Moms Night Out” at Green Spring Station What she wore: Black V-neck T-shirt she bought in Florida; Nicole Miller black blazer and large crystal hoops from Panache; Frame distressed skinny jeans she bought in Florida; Steve Madden black wedges from Nordstrom; leopard print belt from the Free People store; S-necklace from Anthropologie; and gold cuff from Lucky store. Her must-have: “A great blazer is my staple. I really like an edgy-chic [look].” (Xavier Plater / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Bridget Rodriguez, 24, Forest Hill resident, 14 West accountant Spotted at: WTMD First Thursday Festival at Canton Waterfront Park What she wore: Ramy Brook multi-color/multi pattern minidress rented from renttherunway.com; green daisy earrings from toryburch.com; tan flat sandals from Old Navy; B. May natural tote she’s had for a while with patchwork scarf – that was a gift – tied onto it; and octagonal sunglasses from Marshalls. She loves to wear lots of patterns: “It’s fun when you mix them, and they work.” (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Francesca Menelao, 25, Charles Village resident, The Gentlemen’s Gold Club entertainer Spotted at: WTMD First Thursday Festival at Canton Waterfront Park What she wore: Sunflower patterned tube minidress from Forever 21; black-and-white checker with sunflower patterned sneakers she designed for herself on vans.com; plaid wool clutch she found at a Hampden thrift shop; Baby Jesus charm and Italian horn charms on chain; black bead relationship bracelet from alphaaccessories.co that was a gift; and sunflower tattoos. She loves sunflowers: “I don’t know what it is about them, but they make me happy.” (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Oura Kamissoko, 34, Catonsville, stylist and home care aide Spotted at: WTMD First Thursday Festival at Canton Waterfront Park What she wore: White dress with spaghetti straps and black crepe duster from Olive Ole; black fanny pack from amazon.com belted over it; Aldo gray wedge sneakers; black lace pantyhose she’s had for years; gold and black wrapped headband; flower watch from a street vendor in New York City; and silver bangle that was a gift from her mother. Her passion for fashion: “I love fashion. It’s in my blood. I was born like that. I’ve always liked to look unique.” (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Alison Bucklin, 42, Canton resident, SERVPRO of Hunt Valley/Lutherville commercial sales and marketing representative/Arbonne International independent brand ambassador Spotted at: LinkedInLocal Baltimore networking event at The Cove at Citron What she wore: Multi-color print high-low dress from venus.com; Colin Stuart turquoise glitter wedge flip-flops from victoriassecret.com; collected charms hung on a chain; Chloe + Isabel turquoise and clear rhinestone drop earrings from a home jewelry party; and studded black handbag she’s had for years. She always wears hair tinsel: “I love sparkles. Let your light shine.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Evelyn Hammid, 28, Lauraville resident, Enradius digital analyst Spotted at: LinkedInLocal Baltimore networking event at The Cove at Citron What she wore: Max and Cleo dress with ruffled white bodice and black satin skirt from Goodwill; Nine West burgundy booties from Savers thrift store; brown tooled leather crossbody bag she bought from a street vendor in Madrid, Spain. She gets almost everything from thrift shops: “I really care about sustainability, so I like to buy secondhand. The cheaper prices let me explore more styles. And I like the treasure hunt. When there are too many good-looking new clothes in a [regular retail] store, I get overwhelmed.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Narjis Shahzad, 49, Nottingham resident, mindfulness coach/Intellizim managing partner/Teknobuilt senior global marketing & support consultant Spotted at: LinkedInLocal Baltimore networking event at The Cove at Citron What she wore: Spense flower print shift with tie back from Bloomingdale’s; magenta ruffle suede heels from Nordstrom; Chanel gold quilted bag and Cartier love bracelet from Saks Fifth Avenue; and Vince Camuto watch from Nordstrom. Dressing for her age: “I like [things that are] chic and modern, yet something that is age appropriate. I don’t need to push to look younger. I just want to age gracefully.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Melody Baron, 35, Glenrock, PA resident, Booz Allen Hamilton associate/event co-host Spotted at: LinkedInLocal Baltimore networking event at The Cove at Citron What she wore: Veronica M black-and-white maxi dress from Poppy & Stella; gold and rose silk tassel earrings made by a local designer, from My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe in York, PA; Moda Luxe rose gold glitter clutch from A Style Studio; Splendid nude suede strappy heels she’s had a while; and gold bumblebee ring from Emporium Collagia. She was “going for summer vibes”: “I really like fashion right now. The style this season has a bit of a 90’s vibe and I’m really loving that.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Rebecca Matias, 43, Monkton resident, business coach Spotted at: LinkedInLocal Baltimore networking event at The Cove at Citron What she wore: Pure Sugar multi-color print tunic from Nordstrom; pink skinny jeans from White House Black Market; Enzo Angiolini black cage sandals with silver rings and tassels from Nordstrom; long chain with pendant from the now-closed Cupcake; byzantine style gold choker she’s had for years; Alex Bittar gold and rhinestone teardrop shaped earrings from Amaryllis; Salvatore Ferragamo gold clutch that she bought in Paris; and Apple watch. What she goes for: “Anything sparkly; anything glittery or gold. I love to travel and find things. One of my favorite places to shop is Sydney, Australia.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Erika Brown, 30, Northeast Baltimore resident, Capella University counseling graduate student Spotted at: For the Culture: Africana Pop-Up event at Tightfisted Fashion: Resale & Consignment Store What she wore: Black jersey romper from Gap; multicolor cage skirt from Regal Clothes; black stretch lace pointy-toe booties from Aldo; gold chain choker and earrings that were gifts; Old Navy black tote; and black turban from Beauty Plus. Building upon her fashion foundation: “I live in black, and then everything revolves around that.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Olubunmi Ayegbajeje, 25, Hyattsville resident, clothing designer/stylist Spotted at: For the Culture: Africana Pop-Up event at Tightfisted Fashion: Resale & Consignment Store What she wore: IVIVI sunflower color smocked cropped top she found at a flea market; multicolor Ankara waxed cotton joggers she designed and made; yellow cage sandals from justfab.com; horn necklace she bought in Nigeria; waist beads from her own line that she wrapped to create a necklace (“I never take it off”); rose gold Apple watch; and square hoop earrings from Olive Ole. Her style preference: “I’m not one of those people who’s always trying to show off their form. I’d rather show my colors; the colors I feel from the inside.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Davina Copeland, 26, Towson resident, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center RN Spotted at: For the Culture: Africana Pop-Up event at Tightfisted Fashion: Resale & Consignment Store What she wore: White T-shirt from Charlotte Russe; skirt, headwrap and black balsa wood Africa earrings she bought in Ghana on a trip there in May; Rouge white flat sandals she’s had for a while; and black bead bracelet from a Paparazzi Accessories party. Her fashion fave: “I love earrings. I love self-expressive earrings. Earrings are my favorite part of my outfits.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Zakiya Shivers, 34, Baltimore city resident, Tightfisted Fashion owner Spotted at: For the Culture: Africana Pop-Up event at Tightfisted Fashion: Resale & Consignment Store What she wore: African motif print sundress from Express; beaded necklace created by local artist Joyce J. Scott; brass chandeliers she bought from a local vendor; gold and purple agate cuff from a vendor at a New York City street festival; multi-color beaded flat sandals from a Kenyan vendor at the Natural Hair Care Expo; black and natural jute bucket bag made in South Africa, Africa-shaped brass rings, and brass headband – all from local vendors. Her self-described style: “A mix of vintage and Afro chic.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Tashia Bagwell, 38, Bel Air resident; federal employee Spotted at: “Rosé in the Garden,” a summer soirée presented by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore at Preston Gardens, downtown Baltimore What she wore: Gold and navy asymmetrical dress from classicwardrobe78 (Instagram); yellow flat slides and jute clutch with tassel pull from Zara; gold bamboo “T” initial necklace from lovetyalexander.com; and gold hoop earrings she’s had for a while. What she can’t live without: “My red lipstick. I have about 30 [shades]. When I was younger, I hated my lips. Now I love them.” (Xavier Plater / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Akos Regal, “over 50-ish,” Canton resident, Regal Clothes designer Spotted at: For the Culture: Africana Pop-Up event at Tightfisted Fashion: Resale & Consignment Store What she wore: Pink, yellow, black and white print cotton cape top, multicolor print headpiece and yellow, green and blue crossbody clutch bag all from her own line; pink skinny jeans from Tightfisted Fashion; Bamboo black cage sandals from DSW; black camisole from Target; and crystal stud earrings and silk flower in her hair were flea market finds. Her self-described style: “Chic Africana. I always like whimsical designs. Color soothes my soul.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Sydney Young, 22, Woodstock resident, Model Home Interiors interior designer Spotted at: “Rosé in the Garden,” a summer soirée presented by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore at Preston Gardens, downtown Baltimore What she wore: Day & Night baby pink camisole from EDGE; fuchsia stretch satin pencil skirt & denim jacket from Forever 21; taupe & pink ankle strap stilettos, crystal pendant, rose-colored cat-eye glasses and neon yellow bag from Aldo; and collected bangles. When she isn’t wearing black, she goes with monochromatic outfits: “If I wear a color, [the whole outfit] is the same color in different shades. I wear purple a lot that way. It’s my favorite color.” (Xavier Plater / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Morgan Baker, 31, Park Heights resident, Maryland Stadium Authority senior project coordinator Spotted at: “Rosé in the Garden,” a summer soirée presented by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore at Preston Gardens, downtown Baltimore What she wore: White cotton cropped top and clear vinyl stiletto heels from asos.com; pink-to-aqua ombre taffeta culottes from thebrand-label.com; cross necklace that was a gift; chakra necklace from etsy.com; Furla gray bag she bought in Paris, France; and Alex and Ani bangles from her mother. Her self-described style: “Fun. Bright colors; things that are an extension of myself.” (Xavier Plater / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Justin Chambliss, 40, East Baltimore resident; Baltimore school assistant principal Spotted at: “Rosé in the Garden,” a summer soirée presented by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore at Preston Gardens, downtown Baltimore What he wore: Rosé “evening suit” with navy piping and monogrammed cuff from numero8spain.com; JW Anderson Converse high-tops from stockx.com; black and white geometric print scarf from cuyana.com; ivory crocodile mini-crossbody bag from jacquemus.com. He’s willing to take risks: “I’m willing to step outside of the box because I don’t want to look like everyone else.” (Xavier Plater / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Joi Carter, 39, Druid Hill resident; professional singer Spotted at: “Rosé in the Garden,” a summer soirée presented by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore at Preston Gardens, downtown Baltimore What she wore: Tropical pattern dress from Olive Ole; neon yellow sandals with block heels from Strike; fabric flowers for her hair and crystal stud earrings from Claire’s. Her changing style: “The way I perform I have to be functional. So, I’m normally wearing a black tank top, spandex leggings and hightop tennis shoes. Today, I decided to dress up for the occasion.” (Xavier Plater / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Monique Bryant, 40, West Baltimore resident, US Department of Defense contract analyst Spotted at: Jazzy Summer Nights at West Covington Park What she wore: Neon multi-color off-the-shoulder maxi-dress from amazon.com; H&M electric purple suede flat sandals; rose gold mesh sphere crossbody bag from asos.com; Fitbit; and gold hoop earrings from a beauty supply store. “She is truly Monique chic”: “I’ve known her for over 20 years and she’s always had a strong sense of fashion,” said friend Tiffany Boykin. (Ulysses Muoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Naija Barnes, 38, Northeast Baltimore resident; freelance natural hairstylist Spotted at: Jazzy Summer Nights at West Covington Park What she wore: Blue, black and white floral pattern minidress and studded black backpack from Zara; Nike pink Cortez sneakers from nike.com; beaded earrings by local designer featherdiana (Instagram) from Wazobia; and brass nail bracelets she bought in Kenya. Her style: “Afrocentricity with a little flirty femininity. I can still be feminine with a little dress and sneakers.” (Ulysses Muoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Tiffany Boykin, 40, Owings Mills resident, Boykin Legal Solutions principal/owner & Anne Arundel Community College dean of student engagement Spotted at: Jazzy Summer Nights at West Covington Park What she wore: Tropical print sheath from amazon.com; denim bolero vest from Express; Aldo lilac sneakers; stacked silver bangles from H&M; pewter fanny pack she’s had for a while; and silver hoop earrings from bfoxy.com. Her style is about comfort and “the youth in me”: “Sneakers make me feel carefree. I’m an attorney and dean by day, and this is my time to be cool and carefree.” (Ulysses Muoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Danyell Scott, 32, Pigtown resident, Sedgwick data analyst Spotted at: Jazzy Summer Nights at West Covington Park What she wore: Beige with orange, white and green floral print maxi-dress and MMS Design Studio tobacco backpack from Target; gold flat sandals from Five Below; Alex and Ani bracelets; and Apple rose gold watch. Her “free” style: “I don’t wait for trends or anybody else to tell me [when something is “in”]. If it like it, I wear it.” (Ulysses Muoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Demetria Parnell, 28, Owings Mills, Fort Worthington Middle/Elementary School second grade teacher Spotted at: Jazzy Summer Nights at West Covington Park What she wore: Navy romper with cutout from prettylittlething.us; snakeskin flat sandals from Zara; double chain necklace from asos.com; gold hoop earrings and black and gold chain crossbody bag from Aldo; and white belly beads from a local jewelry designer. Her fashion faves: “I love a good jumpsuit or romper. You’ll always see me in one of them. You can dress them up or dress them down.” (Ulysses Muoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Lani Wilson, 46, Washington DC resident; Lockheed Martin IT specialist Spotted at: “Art After Hours” at The Baltimore Museum of Art What she wore: H&M blue and white shirtdress belted with black leather obi belt she got from Pressed boutique in Atlanta; Calvin Klein black strappy stilettos from Bloomingdale’s; cross necklace she’s had for years; silver wire cuff and gold hoop earrings from Express; and handbag from Gucci store. What she can’t get enough of: “Athleisure. I go to Lululemon, Athleta. Sometimes I even [find pieces] at Target.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Cortney Sperry, 34, Severna Park resident, Chesapeake Hearing Centers audiologist Spotted at: “Art After Hours” at The Baltimore Museum of Art What she wore: A New Day black-and-white blouse with peek-a-boo shoulders and ruffled seams from Target; black lace shorts she’s had “forever”; Sam & Libby black faux reptile heels with ankle straps that she’s had for a while; Louis Vuitton wristlet given to her by her husband as a wedding present; and red tassel earrings from Five Below. Her “secret” accessories source: “I have three kids and they love Five Below…where they also have really cute earrings.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Stephanie Barber, East Baltimore resident, artist Spotted at: “Art After Hours” at The Baltimore Museum of Art What she wore: Vintage red cap sleeve top with bow collar; red, white and blue print long culottes with ruffle hem; red clogs; gold hoop earrings and red fabric flowers used as head pieces – all from thrift shops. All of her clothes are thrifted: “It’s important to me not to buy more stuff and fill up the planet.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Beth Holladay, 35, Pigtown resident, collage artist/Wide Angle Youth Media teacher Spotted at: “Art After Hours” at The Baltimore Museum of Art What she wore: Red geranium print retro-inspired sheath from Doubledutch Boutique; and Jessica Simpson red pointy-toe suede wedges from zappos.com. Her “spontaneous and thrift store” style: “I’m a collage artist. So, I look for patterns that take me out of modern time. I love the 40’s and 50’s; mid-century.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Selina Dandy, 23, Severn resident; Morgan State University architecture student/Studio K Architecture intern Spotted at: “Art After Hours” at The Baltimore Museum of Art What she wore: Black sports bra from Walmart; black linen jumpsuit and Enzo Angiolini black crossbody bag from Marshalls; black wedges she bought on vacation in Italy; brass chain necklace she’s had for years; and black headwrap from amazon.com. Her fashion weakness: “Shoes. I just bought five pairs the other day.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Toni Jones, 58, Northwest Baltimore resident, Northrop Grumman manager of creative services/graphic designer Spotted at: The Night Brunch, held at Cosima What she wore: J. Crew gray graphic T-shirt with sequin embellishment and crystal necklace; Banana Republic black metallic pants suit; and Zara black patent leather platform tassel loafers and clutch with beaded tiger embellishment.  Her “corporate glam” style: “I’m a sequins queen. I love anything that’s sparkly or shiny.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Lynn Hunter, 24, Woodberry resident, performance artist/Fat Tiger barista Spotted at: The Night Brunch, held at Cosima What she wore: Vintage evening gown, Dr. Martens black work boots and Weatherproof khaki jacket – all from Savers thrift store; silver “face” earrings that were a gift; and scarf tied in her hair “stolen from my mama.” Her thrifty style: “My whole wardrobe is either thrifted or from my mom’s or best friend’s closet. I’ve found some really expensive and imported clothing in thrift stores.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Shayna Jones, 37, Lake Montebello resident, Sprint business sales associate/holistic wellness coach Spotted at: The Night Brunch, held at Cosima What she wore: Leopard and rope print blouse from asos.com; Gap distressed high-waist skinny jeans; leopard print booties from fashionnova.com; Whiting & Davis black mesh bag with rhinestone embellishment and gold chain fringe from Nordstrom; matching gold choker and bracelet; and Miu Miu tortoise shell glasses from Bloomingdale’s. She doesn’t have many style rules: “[I use] my husband as my eye. If he hasn’t asked me where I’m going, I don’t have on enough.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Dana Marie Smith, 50, Northeast Baltimore resident, freelance stylist Spotted at: The Night Brunch, held at Cosima What she wore: H&M green and gray print dress; red pants from asos.com; “Do Your Thing” graphic booties with Lucite heels from Aldo; olive jacket that says police in German on the back – from a thrift store in Germany; butterfly necklace from Smyth Jewelers with an added arrow charm that a friend of hers made for her; arrow earrings that were a gift; black felt fedora from Urban Outfitters; and brown patent leather clutch from a thrift store; and Michele watch from Smyth Jewelers What she’s most known for: “I’ve become more known as a sneakerhead. But I probably have more heels.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Tiffanie Hill, 37, Randallstown resident, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake program coordinator/program manager Spotted at: The Night Brunch, held at Cosima What she wore: Red striped wrap dress from Nordstrom; Tiffany & Co. silver bead necklace, bracelet and earrings; Massimo Matteo black suede strappy stilettos from Nordstrom; and black envelope clutch from Coach store. Her classic style: “She’s known for her pearls. She’s the pearl girl,” said her friend Toni Jones. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Doris Samaniego, 49, Mount Washington resident, Maryland state financial auditor Spotted at: 8th Annual FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show at Harbor East What she wore: Glamorous peach off-the-shoulder sweater with deep V-back and Joe’s Jeans distressed jeans from Nordstrom; Tory Burch flat sandals; straw hat from Nordstrom Rack; green clutch from Francesca’s; stacked gold necklaces she’s collected; and stacked gold rings from amazon.com. Her fashion passion: “I love accessories. I think accessories are the most important thing.” (KAREN JACKSON / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Ann Grabowski, 55, Lutherville resident, Sassanova at Green Spring Station stylist Spotted at: 8th Annual FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show at Harbor East What she wore: Trina Turk neon print dress from South Moon Under; Dolce Vita nude gladiator wrap flat sandals and Hobo cream tote from Nordstrom; watch from Michael Kors store; and clear and white Lucite hoop earrings from Sassanova. Her style M.O.: “A lot of bling. Gold. Lots of gold. I could be on the gaudy side, but gaudy in good taste.” (KAREN JACKSON / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Thomas Melton, 48, Guilford resident, The Inn at Henderson’s Wharf kitchen manager Spotted at: 8th Annual FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show at Harbor East What she wore: H&M burgundy Henley T-shirt; Calvin Klein white ribbed racerback T-shirt and Gucci tortoise shell sunglasses from Nordstrom; Levi’s distressed jeans that were a gift; Rag & Bone army green jacket from Neiman Marcus; black bead bracelet that was a gift; and leather and bead wrap bracelet from poshmark.com. His self-described style: “Boho men. Eclectic. Kind of laid-back; relaxed.” (KAREN JACKSON / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Monica Yu, 33, Clarksville stay-at-home mom Spotted at: 8th Annual FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show at Harbor East What she wore: Aqua black cropped top, mustard and rose print high-low mermaid skirt, and pearl covered mini-tote from Bloomingdale’s; yellow and black flower drop earrings from Zara; handmade raffia cuff from her home country of Colombia; and Wild Fox rose frame sunglasses and Top Shop black wedges from Nordstrom. Her self-described style: “I like tropical colors and ruffles. I’m Hispanic, so my style has a Latin vibe.” (KAREN JACKSON / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Erica McGuire, 50, Guilford resident; government IT project manager Spotted at: 8th Annual FashionEASTa: The Fashion Show at Harbor East What she wore: Rachel Zoe brown leather jacket with fur trim from poshmark.com; 7 For All Mankind gray skinny jeans from Nordstrom; tan canvas fanny pack/crossbody from Urban Outfitters; Dr. Martens burgundy work boots and Gucci sunglasses that were gifts; and fatigue style jacket from Goodwill. One of her favorite looks: “I do wear a lot of midriff tops. I show my six-pack off a lot.” (KAREN JACKSON / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Milissa Murray, 60, Annapolis resident, retired attorney Spotted at: The Great Chefs’ Dinner at The Grand Lodge of Maryland, benefiting The Family Tree What she wore: Annett Rostel burgundy and black wool three-quarter length asymmetric jacket from Really Great Things in New York City; black pencil skirt she’s had for a while; black leggings; Donald Pliner burgundy suede pumps; multi-color rhinestone necklace from Nordstrom; collected stacked bracelets – including a Betty Cooke piece; Heather Morra pearl and circle bracelet and ring she bought in New York City; and burgundy feather headband she found at Evergreen Antiques and True Vintage in Annapolis. She revels in having fun with her fashion: “I like things that are different. I had bariatric surgery and I’ve lost 100 pounds. So I’m making up for lost time.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Jan Korotki, 50, Lutherville resident, community volunteer  Spotted at: The Great Chefs’ Dinner at The Grand Lodge of Maryland, benefiting The Family Tree What she wore: Clear sequin-covered floral pencil skirt from Anthropologie; cream silk shell from Michael Kors store; cream cable-knit zip-front cardigan from Coach store; looped long pearl necklace that was her grandmother’s with clip-on bold monogram pendant that was a gift; metallic bead and sequined bag that was a gift; Ivanka Trump nude patent leather heels she bought online; pearl and gold cuff from Ina’s Jewelry & Accessories; stacked David Yurman and Charles Krypell gold bangles; and Gucci jeweled gold bee with pearl drop earrings from Nordstrom. How she fit the cocktail attire requirement for the event: “I wanted it to be kind of fun; upscale fun.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Holly Hoey, 48, Roland Park resident, United Way of Central Maryland senior vice president Spotted at: The Great Chefs’ Dinner at The Grand Lodge of Maryland, benefiting The Family Tree  What she wore: Banana Republic cobalt dress with ¾ length tie sleeves; J.Crew gold glitter clutch; Franco Sarto nude suede heels with ankle straps from DSW; long gold necklace she bought at a holiday bazaar; and Julie Vos gold bangles and cocktail ring from Becket Hitch. She goes for things with a little something extra: “I like pieces with a flair to them, like the sleeves on this dress. I like chunky, statement jewelry or clothes with interesting stitching.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Megan Kalkstein, 60, Harbor East resident; nutritionist Spotted at: The Great Chefs’ Dinner at The Grand Lodge of Maryland, benefiting The Family Tree What she wore: Blue-gray long sleeve top from Nordstrom; striped ruched pencil skirt with front ruffle from veronicabeard.com; Louise Et Cie black suede sandals with block heels from Poppy & Stella; gray chiffon wrap from Nordstrom; gray and silver beaded and sequined evening bag from Nordstrom Rack; multi-strand bead and pearl necklace from Amaryllis; and David Yurman bangle from Radcliffe Jewelers.  Her “updated contemporary” style: “I buy a few quality pieces every season. I don’t follow trends.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Rose Blumberg, 59, Guilford resident, ReDeux high-end consignment shop sales associate Spotted at: The Great Chefs’ Dinner at The Grand Lodge of Maryland, benefiting The Family Tree What she wore: Lafayette 148 New York navy shift she bought at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Women’s Board “Best Dressed Sale”; Banana Republic navy and white gingham pumps; Pucci print handbag that was a gift from her mom; and silver and pearl earrings, necklace, bracelet and ring from Baltimore jewelry designer Betty Cooke. She always wears jewelry by Betty Cooke: “I’m all Betty. She’s an amazing woman and icon. She’s about to turn [age] 95.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Alessandra Hernandez, 23, Frederick resident, event artist Spotted at: RAW: Baltimore // Reflect // Arts Festival at Baltimore Soundstage What she wore: Snakeskin print jumpsuit from zaful.com; festival utility belt from etsy.com; black velvet booties from T.J.Maxx; silver Y-necklace from Peru; leather choker; and a fresh flower crown made for her by a friend. The origins of her boho/hippie style: “My dad was a surfer and would always listen to reggae when I was younger.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kenya “Jah-Afiya” Lane, 43, West Baltimore resident, event apparel and jewelry artist/massage therapist Spotted at: RAW: Baltimore // Reflect // Arts Festival at Baltimore Soundstage What she wore: Forever 21 saffron T-shirt dress worn as a top; white and gold ankh pattern skirt made in India, which she sells; scarf made in Ethiopia; Ifa spiritual necklaces; batik egungun doll ear dangles she makes and sells; fabric belt from Guyana; Minnetonka olive green moccasin boots from amazon.com; reverse tie dye socks from Unitees in Washington DC; and patchwork tote from Flourish boutique. She usually incorporates ethnic fabric into her outfits: “It feels good to me. I feel connected to my indigenous ancestry strongly. So, I can feel the native American, East African and East Indian [roots].” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Omolara Odupitan, 23, Severn resident, event fashion designer/Toyin Latour creator Spotted at: RAW: Baltimore // Reflect // Arts Festival at Baltimore Soundstage What she wore: Black, white and gray shirt, leather and chain fashion body harness, and nylon flight vest from her own Toyin Latour line; H&M black cargo pants; and black patent leather platform work boots from dollskill.com. Dressing for the occasion: “I wanted [my outfit] to be simple but show off my designs. My brand is mainly streetwear.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Christyal Rood, 30, Woodbridge, Va., resident, event artist/photographer/painter Spotted at: RAW: Baltimore // Reflect // Arts Festival at Baltimore Soundstage What she wore: Graphic T-shirt she created using her own photographs; denim duster purchased at Rainbow which she painted; black and white striped pants and black patent leather work boots from Rainbow; peace sign pendant she bought in Cincinnati; yin-and-yang bracelet she purchased in Barbados; and stacked bracelets collected over the years. She often wears clothing she has created or embellished: “I love wearing my art. It’s part of me.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Shamira Purifoy, 31, Laurel resident, Navy E6 officer Spotted at: RAW: Baltimore // Reflect // Arts Festival at Baltimore Soundstage What she wore: Rust color peasant blouse she’s had for a while; distressed skinny jeans from Macy’s; tan suede booties from Alloy; and African multi-color headscarf from the international market in Laurel. She often incorporates African influence in her attire: “I try to connect with my roots as much as possible.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Danielle Geffel, 30, Medfield resident, Space Telescope Science Institute archivist/Our Time of the Month blog co-owner Spotted at: Dine & Drink Around the World, hosted by Baltimore NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) at Radisson Inner Harbor What she wore: Who What Wear tan and black one-shoulder animal print-inspired dress and black suede sandals with block heels from Target; hammered gold hoops from Kohl’s; and Kate & Alex black quilted shoulder bag from DSW. Her change in fashion plans: “I bought this dress for a rehearsal dinner and ended up wearing something totally different. When I asked a friend what the attire was tonight, she said cocktail. So I just cut off the tags and wore it.” ()
Who: Carolyn Walton Lynch, 58, Woodberry resident, Mixolo CEO Spotted at: Dine & Drink Around the World, hosted by Baltimore NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) at Radisson Inner Harbor What she wore: Gray pant suit, arctic blue pussy bow blouse, and python pumps all from J.Crew; silver hoop earrings; and Cordera studded silver wristlet from Neiman Marcus. Her “classic with a twist” style: “I don’t like anything to look too tailored. So I like the cropped pant. And I love a good pump.” ()
Who: Deni Tabor, 64, Fells Point resident, Ashley Custom Homes chief operating officer Spotted at: Dine & Drink Around the World, hosted by Baltimore NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) at Radisson Inner Harbor What she wore: Forest green taffeta dress with spaghetti straps and rhinestone-embellished rosettes from After Midnight; hammered silver cuff and silver crocodile print envelope clutch from Freesia; 3-D printed black nylon and crystal earrings from an artist at the American Craft Council show; and black suede ankle tie heels she found at a vintage shop. Her self-described style: “It’s usually understated clothing and wow jewelry. Really cool, one-of-a-kind pieces; that’s my thing. I can wear the same outfit many times and people don’t notice because they notice the jewelry. These are small earrings for me.” ()
Who: Sarah Allinson, 36, Canton resident, healthcare consultant Spotted at: Dine & Drink Around the World, hosted by Baltimore NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) at Radisson Inner Harbor What she wore: Red Chinese silk brocade top and reversible black and emerald Chinese silk brocade jacket from Hong Kong; skinny black pants from Banana Republic; Corso Como black suede booties from Poppy & Stella, and Hammitt black leather wristlet from Sassanova. The story behind the Chinese pieces: “My parents got them on their honeymoon years ago in Hong Kong. But they’d never been worn. I just took the tags off today. Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!” ()
Who: Christi Green, 49, Canton resident, St. Francis Neighborhood Center executive director Spotted at: Dine & Drink Around the World, hosted by Baltimore NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) at Radisson Inner Harbor What she wore: Band of Gypsies burgundy dress and floral kimono from Poppy & Stella; hammered gold disc necklace from an antique shop in Fell’s Point; Kenneth Cole gold ankle strap ballet flats and black crossbody bag from DSW. Fitting the occasion: “Because the party was ‘Dine Around the World,’ I was trying to look a little international. I was going with the theme of the night, especially since it’s a fundraiser for [the St. Francis Neighborhood Center].” ()
Who: Todd Dring, 46, Baltimore resident, commercial photographer Spotted at: Brains & Brawn charity date auction benefiting Sharp Dressed Man at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar What he wore: Robert Graham multi-color print shirt and Ralph Lauren light blue and silver plaid sport jacket from Nordstrom; jeans from Lucky store; burgundy sneakers from johnvarvatos.com; and Vinylize glasses – made from old vinyl records – from an optician in West Chester, Pa. He’s not afraid of color and pattern; not so with people: “I don’t like to approach people because I’m very shy. I like people to approach me. So, this [look] is my cold open.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Bill Thrush, 51, Towson resident, Friedman, Framme & Thrush, P.A. managing principal Spotted at: Brains & Brawn charity date auction benefiting Sharp Dressed Man at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar What he wore: Light purple window pane shirt, blue-on-blue pin stripe suit, dark purple tie, and purple-and-white pocket square – all from Christopher Schafer; fabric boutonniere from amazon.com; tan oxfords from colehaan.com; and navy fedora from Hats in the Belfry. He appreciates the accessories: “I like attention to the details. It’s the details that make the outfit; the boutonniere, the pocket square, the socks and the feather in the hat.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Dorian Christian, 42, West Baltimore resident, actor/Washington DC Department of Housing mental health case manager Spotted at: Brains & Brawn charity date auction benefiting Sharp Dressed Man at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar What he wore: Red, white and blue floral print shirt and periwinkle plaid sport jacket with blue and red pocket square from Zara; Banana Republic rust slacks; Kenneth Cole tan oxfords from Nordstrom; burgundy tie from Express; and Love Jones Jewels beaded bracelets and skull bangle. He’s known for his stacked bracelets and cuffs: “It feels comfortable, but it’s out of the norm and a conversation starter.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Andrew Lowrey, 57, Mount Vernon resident, Precise Home Management president Spotted at: Brains & Brawn charity date auction benefiting Sharp Dressed Man at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar What he wore: Gucci purple shirt from a New York City thrift store; Christopher Schafer custom made blue and black fern print sport jacket; AG Jeans from Nordstrom; and Vans navy sneakers from DSW. His Christopher Schafer “addiction”: “I had my first suit made by Chris and wore it to a wedding in Stockholm, Sweden. I was stopped every ten feet by people wanting to know where I got it. Now, I get everything made by him. He pushes me outside my comfort zone and I’ve never been let down.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Valentina Massa, 28, Dundalk resident, Christopher Schafer manager/freelance photographer Spotted at: Brains & Brawn charity date auction benefiting Sharp Dressed Man at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar What she wore: Christopher Schafer black-and-white “Sharp Dressed Man” baseball T-shirt; Madewell jeans; black knit booties from zara.com; Daniel Wellington watch; and Little Words Project bracelets. Her popular T: “About ten people have come up to me tonight, asking where they can buy this T-shirt. It’s a prototype. So, it’s the only one right now. I’ve told them they have to wait. We’ll have them made up for a spring/summer online fundraiser.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Megan McCloskey, 37, Butchers Hill resident, Harbor East director of marketing Spotted at: Galentine’s Day Soiree at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore What she wore: Navy sequined top from Zara; white skinny jeans from Madewell store; and white pumps from ninewest.com. Streamlining her look: “I wanted to do sequins tonight, but pink and red seemed to be a little too theme-y. I’m not carrying a bag because I’m working the event. My phone’s in my pocket.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Corinne Edds, 27, Canton resident, Maryland Department of Health hospital preparedness program team lead Spotted at: “Galentine’s Day Soiree” at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore What she wore: Black jumpsuit from albionfit.com; Jessica Simpson red suede stilettos from DSW; rhinestone pendant and earrings from J.Crew Factory; and a Fitbit. Her prized possession: “This black Everlane crossbody bag. It’s the first thing I bought when I got a real paycheck.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Rachael Talentowski, 27, Harbor East resident, Johns Hopkins Hospital pediatric intensive care RN Spotted at: Galentine’s Day Soiree at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore What she wore: Sleeveless black cropped top from Free People store; black skinny jeans from Madewell store; leopard print jacket from cupcakesandcashmere.com; and Nine West black pointy toe booties, hammered gold hoop earrings and Longchamp navy tote from Nordstrom. Her evolving style: “I’ve been more of a sneakers person. But, I love shoes and I like a good occasion to wear heels. I’ve been having more fun with my style as I’m getting older because I’m feeling more confident.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Denyele Fiacco, 46, Bel Air resident, IRI senior vice president Spotted at: Galentine’s Day Soiree at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore What she wore: Abbeline black halter top with ruffles from South Moon Under; BB Dakota black vegan leather leggings and She + Sky faux leopard jacket from Tiger Lily; BCBG black laser cut booties from Nordstrom; metallic leather foldover clutch and beaded tassel earrings from Stella & Dot. The outfit’s “back” story: “I usually don’t do black on black. But I wanted to wear the coat and the earrings. My husband calls this top my ‘business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back’ because it’s open back.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Jessica Chernyavsky, 35, Towson resident, Xander Government Solutions president Spotted at: Galentine’s Day Soiree at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore What she wore: Black lace and pleated ruffle top and black lace pants from J.Crew; black patent leather pumps from the Saint Laurent store in Paris, France; and black faux fur bag from Target. Her dark side: “I always wear all black. I liked that I could pair the top and pants, even though they’re not the same lace. [All] the lace gives it more of a romantic look.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Sam Smith, 34, Owings Mills resident, wardrobe stylist/event stylist Spotted at: Wardrobe Wednesday Sip & Shop fashion event featuring the black tie & sneaker ideas for The Be. Org. upcoming Sneaker Ball What she wore: LTD Creations black and red plaid flannel shirt from The Spice Suite in Washington, DC; E.L. black distressed skinny jeans from Marshalls; PUMA black sneakers with Melody Ehsani black and white shoelaces; Warby Parker glasses; stacked bracelets from her own line, New Vintage by Sam; and sage tote from Target that she painted with “Sam was here.” Her fashion philosophy & favorite fashion fixation: “Just to have fun and keep it light. Keep it simple and practical for my life. Cool sneakers. I love cool sneakers. I love heels to look at. But, I’m a girl on the go, so….” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Linda Stockett, “50 +,” Lutherville resident, fashion stylist Spotted at: Wardrobe Wednesday Sip & Shop fashion event at Nordstrom featuring the black tie & sneaker ideas for The Be. Org. upcoming Sneaker Ball What she wore: Treasure & Bond black vegan leather jacket from Nordstrom; multi-color floral patterned blouse with bow collar and salmon pleated skirt from Zara; and black pointy toe boots from BCBG store Her fashion inspiration: “Art inspires me in terms of composition, texture, color, patterns and form. I love abstract and geometric shapes, which are a trend right now.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Nailah “Sunny” Jones, 21, Prince George’s County resident, Goucher College senior majoring in computer science/owner for The Middle Man, a consulting firm to help young black entrepreneurs Spotted at: Wardrobe Wednesday Sip & Shop fashion event featuring the black tie & sneaker ideas for The Be. Org. upcoming Sneaker Ball What she wore: Black T-shirt from Michael Kors store; olive jacket from nike.com; black on white paint splatter print pants from Last Stop; Air Jordan 12 olive high top sneakers from Foot Locker; gold chain that was a gift; and olive wool cap from H&M. What drives her style: “My business and my podcast – The Different Podcast. People say I’m a creative monster. So I try to make that my first impression on people, even if I’m dressing down.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Christen Johnson, 25, Randallstown resident, personal stylist Spotted at: Wardrobe Wednesday Sip & Shop fashion event featuring the black tie & sneaker ideas for The Be. Org. upcoming Sneaker Ball What she wore: Black corset top from Illicit Rag Vintage worn over a 14th & Union black mock turtleneck from Nordstrom Rack; Draper’s & Damon’s black wide leg pants from Value Village thrift store; DJ Summers black and white vintage blazer from Savers thrift store; brass lion head and black tassel earrings from a local boutique; and Nike olive high top sneakers that were a gift. She can’t get enough of: “Blazers. They’re my favorite thing. You can dress them up and down. You can wear them with a hoodie or a T-shirt to be casual or wear them to work with a button-up.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Tamika Steele, 31, Randallstown resident, makeup artist Spotted at: Wardrobe Wednesday Sip & Shop fashion event featuring the black tie & sneaker ideas for The Be. Org. upcoming Sneaker Ball What she wore: Olive knit cropped top and matching wide leg pants from fashionnova.com; white blazer from Charlotte Russe; ASICS gold sneakers from DTLR; rose gold tote from Kate Spade store; rose gold Apple watch; gold brocade necklace from Forever 21; and gold glitter earrings from Aldo. A fashion fave: “Graphic T-shirts with catchy phrases. I just bought one yesterday that says ‘Trust God & Chill.’ ‘Vacation Mode: Always’ is a favorite. It’s an expression of me without me saying anything.” (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Shelby Blondell, 25, Linthicum resident, songwriter/singer/inventor Spotted at: #LinkedInLocal Baltimore 2019 Kick Off Event at Christopher Schafer Clothier What she wore: Ro & De claret crushed velvet blazer, Michael Kors black sleeveless top with cut-out neckline, and Michael Kors burgundy crossbody bag – all from T.J.Maxx; black booties and Who What Wear black cropped pants from Target; and burgundy felt hat from a shop in Ellicott City. It’s become known as her signature hat: “Every show I do, I’m known as the girl in the red hat. When I don’t wear it, people ask me where it is. I even wore it to the Grammys last year.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Karimah Crum, 22, Northwood resident, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore communications coordinator Spotted at: #LinkedInLocal Baltimore 2019 Kick Off Event at Christopher Schafer Clothier What she wore: Gap burgundy sweater; Banana Republic black and white herring bone scarf; black and white plaid skinny pants and black Brixton Fiddler cap from H&M; black and white stripe trimmed ankle socks and black backpack from Forever 21; GX by Gwen Stefani black pointy-toe wedge Mary Janes from shoedazzle.com; and L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani black and white tortoise shell glasses from Randallstown Family Eye Care Her style is “very fun and eccentric”: “I don’t like trends so much because everyone’s doing it. But, I like to stand out.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Michelle Fullmer, 37, Canton resident, Berkshire Hathaway realtor Spotted at: #LinkedInLocal Baltimore 2019 Kick Off Event at Christopher Schafer Clothier What she wore: H&M black and white plaid sheath; black leather knee-high boots from Vince Camuto store; Street Level black leather fold-over bag from Francesca’s; Pandora bracelet; gold bangle that was gift; and gold tassel earrings she’s had for a while She goes for a “sophisticated classic” style, or…: “I import African art, jewelry and clothing. So, sometimes I wear African [pieces].” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Melody Baron, 34, Glenrock, Pa., resident, Booz Allen Hamilton consultant/event organizer Spotted at: #LinkedInLocal Baltimore 2019 Kick Off Event at Christopher Schafer Clothier What she wore: Black faux leather top from Express; Old Navy leopard print pants; Wonders magenta suede pumps from a consignment store; silver chandelier earrings from Brightside Boutique; and rose gold hair-tie bracelet that was a gift. Her style parameters: “I like [combining] hard and soft. I don’t like to be really extreme. I like to be feminine with an edge.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Stacey Chambers, 39, Station North resident, Gogo’s vintage/resale fashion truck owner Spotted at: #LinkedInLocal Baltimore 2019 Kick Off Event at Christopher Schafer Clothier What she wore: 80’s vintage cream sweater, vintage Gap cream and brown floral miniskirt and tan knit pompom cap – all from her own shop; taupe crocheted leg warmers – “I’ve had them a long time. They were an ex-boyfriend mother’s”; brown leather desert boots she’s had a long time; and whistle pendant she bought in San Francisco. Her camel Navajo blanket coat: “One of my customers gave me this giant bag of scarves. In the bottom of the bag was this coat. I called to tell her, and she told me, she wanted me to have it.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Cole Grinnell, 34, Hamilton resident, Morgan State University lab technician Spotted at: Prim and Proper all-woman comedy showcase at Charm City Comedy Project at Zissimos What he wore: Blue and white shirt and green, black and gold plaid vest -- both of which are bespoke -- custom-made for him -- in Bangkok, Thailand; Brooks Brothers plaid pants; navy blue bucks and Ralph Lauren blue plaid sport jacket from thrift stores; and a floral neck stock from the Fort Frederick Market Fair -- “I’m a re-enactor, so this is historic. It’s what people wore in the early 19th century.” His style: “Contemporary-historical fusion. I find that a lot of modern male fashion is extraordinarily limited in color and patterns. So I take a lot of things from the 1920s and the 1810s.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Rachel Seff, 34, Hampden resident, retired receptionist Spotted at: Prim and Proper all-woman comedy showcase at Charm City Comedy Project at Zissimos What she wore: Black denim spaghetti strap sundress from pinupgirlclothing.com; turquoise petticoat from amazon.com; faux leopard jacket from Target children’s department; black cat hat from spirithoods.com; Marc Fisher black booties she bought online; MZ Wallace black nylon bag from Nordstrom; and Vader, her 4-year-old black Labrador guide dog from Freedom Guide Dogs. Her style: “I like things that are floofy and fun. My new aesthetic for 2019 -- sexy evening-time toddler grandma.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Alexa Sciuto, 22, Hampden resident, Baltimore County Public Schools Spanish teacher/standup comedian/improviser Spotted at: Prim and Proper all-woman comedy showcase at Charm City Comedy Project at Zissimos What she wore: Black button-down shirt and Alfani black skinny tie from Macy’s; A New Day red skinny jeans from Target; red suspenders from Hot Topic; and black lace-up oxfords from the Wish app. How she likes to look: “My style is pretty bold. I like to wear bright colors on black. It’s also a little androgynous. I like to stand out, and the clothes I wear help me do that.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Maddie Cooper, 25, Wilmington, Del., resident, University of Delaware graduate student/show standup comic Spotted at: Prim and Proper all-woman comedy showcase at Charm City Comedy Project at Zissimos What she wore: Elton John tour T-shirt from Goodwill; gray plaid pants and Mossimo black vegan leather fringe jacket from Target; Sam Edelman leopard print booties from DSW; Brahmin cognac round crossbody bag that was a gift; and cats-eye glasses from Warby Parker. Her style: “I like to mix patterns and textures. I feel like I like a strong shoulder for 2019. I like my clothes to be able to transition from day to sleeping.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Lilly Sparks, 20, Station North resident, comic/writer/Maryland Institute College of Art film student Spotted at: Prim and Proper all-woman comedy showcase at Charm City Comedy Project at Zissimos What she wore: Black and white polka dot jumpsuit from Forever 21 -- “it was half off”; black and white graphic sneakers from amazon.com; Sans Souci army green bomber jacket that was a hand-me-down from a friend; silver heart locket, patent leather happy face bag and white watch that were all thrift store finds. Her style criteria: “I like youthful stuff. I tend to go for strong graphics, colors and prints. I like black-and-white, primary or saturated colors. Everything I get is thrifted or on sale.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Sarah Antonieta, 29, Canton resident, BMORE Chic owner/director of events & design/event host Spotted at: Network Under 40 holiday party at The Fox Building What she wore: Deep fuchsia velvet dress from wildfox.com; polka dot stockings and A New Day silver slingback pumps from Target; Stella & Dot double chain silver necklace and triple hoop earrings; and H&M black clutch with scalloped edges. What she was going for: “I really like the holiday look. This is ‘subtle 80’s.’ I wanted to keep it tame. I’m a 1989 baby.” (Karen Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Chantele Johnson, 38, Graceland Park resident, Parsons engineer Spotted at: Network Under 40 holiday party at The Fox Building What she wore: Calvin Klein tomato red sheath with black patent skinny belt from Ross; White House/Black Market leopard print pumps; black foldover clutch from Forever 21; topaz crystal stud earrings she’s had for a while. The look she was going for: “Easy, polished, but still kind of down to earth. I had to get home, get [her five-month-old] baby to the sitter, throw on a face, get dressed and get out.” (Karen Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kirsten Lyerly, 30, Fells Point resident; Jhpiego manager of corporate and foundation partnerships Spotted at: Network Under 40 holiday party at The Fox Building What she wore: Xhilaration burgundy crushed velvet jumpsuit and Merona black strappy heels from Target; black crystal tassel earrings from a local boutique; black shoulder bag from Tory Burch outlet; black watch from mvmtwatches.com. Her look that night: “Fun and funky/holiday party. I like to be a little edgy.” (Karen Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kristina Viola, 32, Harbor Point resident (newly arrived from Nashville, Tenn.), Sharecare account director Spotted at: Network Under 40 holiday party at The Fox Building What she wore: Black long sleeve bodysuit from glamenvy.com; hunter green mini skirt with chiffon overlay from Forever 21; red felt hat and black western belt from lulus.com; multicolor rhinestone and pearl hoops from baublebar.com; and Lucky Brand natural color suede peep-toe booties and Remi & Reid black faux crocodile double zip handbag from boutiques in Nashville. How her move from Nashville to Baltimore has affected her style: “I’ve gone from wearing a lot of bright colors and florals to more neutrals and mauves; the East Coast chic look. It’s effortlessly cool up here.” (Karen Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Zoë Jones, 31, Mount Vernon resident, In Luster & Life fashion blogger/freelance fashion stylist Spotted at: Network Under 40 holiday party at The Fox Building What she wore: Cream faux wrap cropped top from nastygal.com; Lewit dark green pleated skirt with velvet waistband she bought in New York; gold sequined pumps and green rhinestone necklace from J. Crew; Kate Spade pearl and gold cuff from the now-closed Handbags in the City; and Summer & Rose black foldover clutch with suede insets that came in a FabFitFun subscription box. This was a time to play a subtle game of matchy-matchy: “This time, I matched the bracelet and the shoes, the suede on the bag and the velvet on the skirt. I wanted to do the necklace to pull out the dark green of the skirt and make it all more festive.” (Karen Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Christen Supplee, 27, Federal Hill resident, ArmadaHealth account manager Spotted at: “A Holiday Disco” party hosted by Brightside Boutique What she wore: White Fox black and white star patterned romper with long overlay from hellomolly.com; black leather belt with Western buckle and gold and crystal starburst earrings from nastygal.com; Steve Madden black booties from DSW; heart-shaped pink shaded glasses from Forever 21; and silver snakeskin envelope clutch she’s had for years. She went for “the disco theme with some fun”: “All this stuff was in my closet. There were disco vibes with the plunging neckline and retro belt.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Lily Tracy, 21, Mt. Airy resident, Carroll Community College student Spotted at: “A Holiday Disco” party hosted by Brightside Boutique What she wore: Forever 21 rust crushed velvet side leg pants and gold drop earrings; sequined nude belt from a dress she got at sistersthelabel.com that she’s wearing as a bandeau top; H&M brown booties; Louis Vuitton bag she found at a vintage shop; white faux fur jacket from Goodwill; and a collection of gold pendants on chains. The inspiration behind the disco look she created: “KC and The Sunshine Band meets chic, with a little bit of Cher thrown in.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Sophia Kiang, 20, Annapolis resident, Brightside Boutique sales associate Spotted at: “A Holiday Disco” party hosted by Brightside Boutique What she wore: Day & Night holographic turquoise two-piece hot pants outfit she found at the Philadelphia Buffalo Exchange thrift store for $12; House of Harlow navy and white daisy print platform sandals from revolve.com; fishnet stockings borrowed from a friend; and white stone and gold drop earrings from vanessamooney.com. Oh, yes, she will wear this outfit again: “I felt like a mermaid on LSD when I put this outfit on. But I really feel comfortable.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kira Paterakis, 29, Federal Hill resident, Harbor East leasing/marketing manager and KAP Space owner  Spotted at: “A Holiday Disco” party hosted by Brightside Boutique What she wore: Kate Spade multi-color neon striped sequin dress from the now-closed Handbags in the City; Cape Robbin neon pink over-the-knee boots from hautelook.com; gold-studded white shoulder bag from Punch! Boutique; and collected bangles. Her goal? “A loud, disco vibe”: “I knew everyone was going to wear sparkles tonight. So, I thought I’d wear something that was also loud and obnoxious.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Christie Vazquez, 33, Federal Hill resident, Brightside Boutique owner Spotted at: “A Holiday Disco” party hosted by Brightside Boutique What she wore: Leopard print skater dress with mock turtleneck from thereformation.com; black booties from stuartweitzman.com; and Givenchy black crossbody bag from Barneys New York. Using her fashion to spread the word: “Leopard is so in right now. I want to show the girls that it’s a serious trend right now.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kris Kringle (aka Santa Claus) Spotted at: “A Holiday Disco” party hosted by Brightside Boutique (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Amanda Tarlton, 27, Hampden resident, freelance travel and food writer Spotted at: The Bygone restaurant What she wore: Black lace romper from tobi.com; black suede wrap high-heel sandals from H&M; gold hoop earrings from Forever 21; and taupe clutch from J. Crew. She loves rompers: “It’s an outfit that’s easy to pull together. It’s just one thing and you’re good to go. This is my date night romper.” Sloane Brown covers fashion-forward locals as a freelance contributor to The Baltimore Sun and runs baltimoresnap.com. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Terry Romero, 29, Nottingham resident, Baltimore City Public Schools family liaison Spotted at: The Bygone restaurant What she wore: Topshop velvet floral on rose mesh top and Leith antiqued gold skirt from Nordstrom; INC nude pumps from Macy’s; Express crystal earrings; and shoulder bag from Louis Vuitton store. She bought the skirt & top that day: “I wasn’t sure about this outfit. But, when I tried it on, it was perfect. It’s not too dressy. It’s not too casual.” Sloane Brown covers fashion-forward locals as a freelance contributor to The Baltimore Sun and runs baltimoresnap.com. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Briana Romero, 24, Patterson Park resident, Baltimore City Public Schools middle school Spanish teacher Spotted at: The Bygone restaurant What she wore: Black velvet sheath with side slit, gold “coin” drop earrings and gold bangle – all from Express; black strappy stilettos from lulus.com; rose gold watch from Coach store; evil eye pendant that was a gift; and Liz Claiborne black patent leather shoulder bag from Macy’s. Celebrating her birthday: “Since I’m a fall/winter baby, I wanted velvet. When it comes to jewelry, I generally wear gold because it looks better on my skin.” Sloane Brown covers fashion-forward locals as a freelance contributor to The Baltimore Sun and runs baltimoresnap.com. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kelly Crowe, 32, Perry Hall resident, Johns Hopkins University financial research analyst Spotted at: The Bygone restaurant What she wore: ASTR teal satin jumpsuit from revolve.com; Valentino “Rockstud” heels, Topshop faux fur jacket and Clare V. white faux fur clutch from Nordstrom; and Madewell gold earrings. She goes for a style that looks “effortlessly put together”: “I usually call it my thrown-on look. But tonight, it is bad and bougie.” Sloane Brown covers fashion-forward locals as a freelance contributor to The Baltimore Sun and runs baltimoresnap.com. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Judy O’Shaughnessy, 44, Howard County resident, executive assistant Spotted at: The Bygone restaurant What she wore: Cotton Citizen black racerback tank, AG Jeans light gray skinny jeans, Rag & Bone camel hair jacket, and Rag & Bone tan suede booties – all from Neiman Marcus; Tory Burch black crinkled patent leather clutch she’s had for years; and rose gold Y-necklace from Henri Bendel. Her seasonal faves: “I’m really into boots; all different lengths. I almost wore ones tonight that come up to my thighs.” Sloane Brown covers fashion-forward locals as a freelance contributor to The Baltimore Sun and runs baltimoresnap.com. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kendra Parlock, 48, Bolton Hill resident, Director of Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Sustainable Solutions Spotted at: Rewind! Vintage Pop-Up ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s themed shopping party at Maryland Historical Society What she wore: Beulah forest green knit dress with red and white patterned trim from Chickie & Co.; Modelia red, green & white sweater coat from the Carry On Shop at Johns Hopkins Hospital; black felt wide brim hat from Laila Rowe; red resin ring she bought in Spain; and hammered gold teardrop earring from etsy.com. It has to go together: “I really like things to match. I hung up this dress next to this coat and saw they matched. I didn’t bring a handbag because I didn’t have one that matched [as well].” Sloane Brown covers fashion-forward locals as a freelance contributor to The Baltimore Sun and runs baltimoresnap.com. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Jane McKee, 17, Bolton Hill resident, high school junior Spotted at: Rewind! Vintage Pop-Up ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s themed shopping party at Maryland Historical Society What she wore: Brandy Melville navy off-the-shoulder crop top and vintage blue and white track pants she bought in Barcelona, Spain – “I call these my romping pants”; and Nike Air secondhand white sneakers she bought at depop.com She’s “super into” the ‘80s and ‘90s: “I’m listening to a lot of older [heavy] metal [music]. So, it’s really cool to wear the vintage band T-shirts from when they were popular. You can get any old shirt from the mall. But vintage always has a story.” Sloane Brown covers fashion-forward locals as a freelance contributor to The Baltimore Sun and runs baltimoresnap.com. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Olivia Friedrichs, 26, Manassas, VA resident, Oak Vintage and Home co-owner Spotted at: Rewind! Vintage Pop-Up ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s themed shopping party at Maryland Historical Society What she wore: Vintage handmade sage and white floral dress she bought at Beacon’s Closet in New York City; Raleigh’s rust suede coat with fox collar that her mom (and business partner) found for her at another vintage shop; white patent leather boots she bought at a thrift store; beaded earrings made by her friend/jewelry designer Shell Ji; silver and turquoise rings she’s collected over the years; and Longchamp black crossbody bag from another consignment shop. She shops almost exclusively at vintage and secondhand shops: “I don’t like buying fast fashion. It’s very poor for the environment; the chemicals, the cheap labor.” Sloane Brown covers fashion-forward locals as a freelance contributor to The Baltimore Sun and runs baltimoresnap.com. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Regina Mccrutchen, 55, Hagerstown resident, Vintage Le Monde high-end vintage clothing shop owner Spotted at: Rewind! Vintage Pop-Up ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s themed shopping party at Maryland Historical Society What she wore: Comme des Garçons black velvet, wool and sequined coat she bought in New York in 2006; beige cotton blouse with asymmetrical collar and open back, and black pants with black zigzag frame on one leg – both of which she designed; 1980’s metal, chain and leather belt she’s had for a while; and United Nude silver and black booties she bought in her native Germany. Her self-described style: “Individual avant garde. Not mainstream. I don’t go by trends.” Sloane Brown covers fashion-forward locals as a freelance contributor to The Baltimore Sun and runs baltimoresnap.com. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Katherine Fishman, 22, Northeast Baltimore resident; Verde server Spotted at: Rewind! Vintage Pop-Up ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s themed shopping party at Maryland Historical Society What she wore: Cheerleader print scarf worn as a bandeau top that she bought at a fill-the-bag sale in Towson; Dessy Creations navy maxi-skirt from Goodwill; distressed tan boots she found in a free clothing pile at Warren Wilson College in Swannnanoa, NC; red faux fur cropped jacket she bought from a friend for $10; Q&A denim handbag a neighbor gave her; and one glass and chain earring from Forever 21. Her fashion philosophy: “You can use anything and turn it into part of an outfit. It makes you work with what you have.” Sloane Brown covers fashion-forward locals as a freelance contributor to The Baltimore Sun and runs baltimoresnap.com. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: LeVesta Jackson-Crute, 70, Cedonia/Rosedale resident, co-facilitator of Living & Loving Life breast cancer support circle Spotted at: “An Evening of Unexpected Delights featuring Brandy” benefiting The Journey Home, at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric What she wore: INC black cold shoulder top with ruffles from Macy’s; African print skirt she made; gold leather stretch belt she’s had for years; black pumps embellished with flower-shaped grommets from Nine West store; and bronze circle earrings and bangle she’s had for a while. The evening’s style goal: “I was going for an African queen look because I wanted it to go with my Nefertiti bronze afro.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Mia Wilson, 30, West Baltimore resident, Baltimore City department of recreation and parks sports coordinator Spotted at: “An Evening of Unexpected Delights featuring Brandy” benefiting The Journey Home, at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric What she wore: Burgundy bodycon dress with ¾-length sleeves she’s had for a while; black faux fur vest, brown lace-up platform boots and burgundy tassel earrings from Rainbow; black crossbody bag from a thrift shop; crystal beaded bracelet from a beauty supply store; and a crystal covered big face watch she picked up from a street vendor in New York City. Going for glam: “I knew it was a concert and a gala. So I wanted to go rocker chic.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Chichi Nyagah-Nash, 38, Parkville resident, Baltimore City housing and community development director of special projects Spotted at: “An Evening of Unexpected Delights featuring Brandy” benefiting The Journey Home, at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric What she wore: White House/Black Market black and white strapless top; Frame distressed skinny jeans from Sassanova; Nine West gray, taupe and black Mary Janes she’s had for years; black distressed leather jacket from Guess store; chain tassel earrings and Patricia Nash brown clutch that were gifts. Assembling the evening’s ensemble: “They did say ‘concert chic.’ So I figured I’d have to layer. I started with the jeans and added to it.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Katrina Dennis, 39, Baltimore County resident, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr attorney Spotted at: “An Evening of Unexpected Delights featuring Brandy” benefiting The Journey Home, at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric What she wore: Black sequined pantsuit she found at shopkosmios.com; Tildon black deep V-neck top from Nordstrom; Manolo Blahnik silver strappy stilettos and Chanel black quilted bag from Neiman Marcus; and silver and crystal ball pendant that was a gift. She dressed for the occasion: “This is where you’re going to see the Who’s Who of Baltimore. So, I wanted to wear a little sparkle.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Regina Webb, 33, Owings Mills resident, Kaiser Permanente programs coordinator Spotted at: “An Evening of Unexpected Delights featuring Brandy” benefiting The Journey Home, at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric What she wore: “Use Your Power to Empower” graphic T-shirt, Cat & Jack jean jacket and gold bangles from Target; red pleated skirt from Zara; Jessica Simpson lace-up open-toe booties from Marshalls; black faux drusy earrings from Forever 21; and black mesh crossbody bag from a thrift store. Messaging the mission: “I thought the [T-shirt slogan] was a great message for this evening. We are here to raise money [to help] the homeless.” (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Valencia King, 47, Owings Mills resident, Associated Black Charities chief operating officer  Spotted at: Associated Black Charities’ “Women on the Move Empowerment & Networking Event” at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore What she wore: African print and black fabric jumpsuit and black beaded bangles from Zuvaa African Marketplacein Silver Spring; Aldo black and gold hoop earrings and black and gold choker; and open-toe black booties she’s had for years.  Dressing for a purpose: “This is a women’s empowerment event. It’s great to be an African American woman and I wanted to celebrate that. Today is the National Day of the Girl.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Ericka Alston-Buck, 47, Havre de Grace resident, EAB Strategy & Impact chief strategist Spotted at: Associated Black Charities’ “Women on the Move Empowerment & Networking Event” at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore What she wore: Nicole Miller black-and-white tweed dress from Goodwill – “I paid $3 for it”; Bakers red patent leather platform Mary Jane shoes; collected Alex and Ani bangles; clutch from Tory Burch store; Michael Korswatch; red feather embellished hoop earrings; and red fabric floral pin worn by all event committee members. Color by design: “We were told to wear black, red and white – the colors of Associated Black Charities – and I thought the pop of color of the shoe would do it for me.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Christina Stocks, 32, Northeast Baltimore resident, HealthCare Access Maryland state care coordinator/University of Baltimore academic coach  Spotted at: Associated Black Charities’ “Women on the Move Empowerment & Networking Event” at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore  What she wore: Cobalt, red, black, white and yellow African print dress with high-low hem from amazon.com; Izzy & Liv African print clutch she received in a Brown Sugar Box – “it’s a black-owned fashion subscription service”; black flat Mary Janes from Payless; cat’s eye glasses from coastal.com; and leg splint boot and wrist splint – “I fell in my backyard.” Dressing to fit the occasion: “I didn’t want to overdress and I didn’t want to underdress. I thought this dress was perfect for this event.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kenyatta Macon-Moon, 43, Reservoir Hill resident, freelance holistic educator/yoga and mindfulness coach Spotted at: Associated Black Charities’ “Women on the Move Empowerment & Networking Event” at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore What she wore: Mustard knit swing dress with side gathers and handkerchief hem from the ExitTheApple pop-up shop; beaded teardrop earrings made by a local artist; taupe and rope strappy wedges from Bakers; light rose clutch from DSW; Ifa Ide brown and green bead bracelet – “you get it made in a ceremony”; and beaded cuff from another local artist. Dressing with purpose: “Everything I wear has a significance of positive energy. It’s cultural. I love to uplift African American culture in what I wear.” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Lakeisha Mixon, 41, downtown Baltimore resident, University of Maryland Medical Center inpatient psychiatric unit social worker Spotted at: Associated Black Charities’ “Women on the Move Empowerment & Networking Event” at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore What she wore: Blue pantsuit with cape jacket and triple strand silver necklace from New York & Co.; black camisole from Forever 21; nude perforated leather flat shoes from Guess store; Pandora bracelet; Apple watch; and diamond-shaped silver hoop earrings from Bebe. Her most important accessory: “My intent bracelet. You pick a word [that’s engraved on it] you want to bring more into your life. My word is ‘trust.’” (Ulysses Munoz / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Ashleigh Maguire, 20, Annapolis resident, Stevenson University student What she wore: Oxiuly dress with black off-the-shoulder bodice and black-and-white polka dot swing skirt ordered for the event and arrived just that day from amazon.com; Steve Maddenblack patent leather strappy heels from Nordstrom; black leather cross-body bag from Target; Alex and Ani bangles mixed with others; and Apple watch. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Bill Thrush, 50, Towson resident, Friedman, Framme & Thrush managing principal What he wore: Christopher Schafer custom-made eggplant plaid suit and gray checked shirt; white on black polka dotted fabric flower pin, bowtie, pocket square and socks – all ordered online; TAG Heuer watch that was a gift; and gray polka-dot fedora he’s had for years. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Brianna Billups, 23, Parkville resident, Fully Grown founder, University of Baltimore senior What she wore: Forever 21 black-on-white polka dot wrap maxi-dress; black platform shoes fromAldo; H&M crystal stud earrings; and black satin evening bag “that I got for my [high school] prom years ago” (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Cassie Werner, 37, Catonsville resident, Allstate insurance agent What she wore: Dalmatian print bodycon dress ordered from bellamodastudio.com for the event; Candie’s black knit blazer, Lauren Conrad black suede booties, silver oval link necklace, silver hoop earrings, black canvas satchel and black sheer pantyhose – all from Kohl’s. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kimberly Neal, 38, Catonsville resident, The Children’s Guild general counsel What she wore: Eva Franco dress with black polka dot lace overlay on black and white striped denim from ruelala.com “about ten years ago”; Vince Camuto black patent strappy heels from Nordstrom; Morle vintage black leather envelope clutch that was her grandmother’s; black enamel flower ring she’s had for a long time; and Rolex watch that was a gift. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Giovani Aquiar, 36, Towson resident, RN/nurse practitioner PhD student at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing What he wore: Navy floral shirt, navy blazer, dusty rose brushed cotton jeans, navy and rose satin bow tie – all from Zara; navy blue suede bucks from Aldo; Nautica navy canvas belt; and Ray-Ban sunglasses he bought in Mexico. Why he’s a big Zara fan: “I love the style, especially the blazers and suits. I love the cut because it’s European. They fit me well. They’re not bulky.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Jeremy Rosendale, 41, Locust Point resident, United Way of Central Maryland director of major gifts What he wore: INC black blazer and Michael Kors black-and-white palm print shorts from Macy’s; Banana RepublicV-neck T-shirt; Etro orange and white paisley pocket square from Saks Fifth Avenue; Rolex watch, David Yurmanblack onyx ring and John Hardy bracelet from Radcliffe Jewelers; and Ferragamo orange loafers from Nordstrom. He’s known for his wildly colored Ferragamos: “I grew up around shoes. My grandfather owned Dan Brothers Shoes. I love shoes. No matter whether you can or lose weight, they always fit.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Michael Gendreau, 58, Clipper Mill resident, Maryland Vascular Specialists director of organizational effectiveness What he wore: Maceoo navy paisley blazer and Aldo tobacco cap-toe oxfords from Nordstrom Rack; tan silk and linen blend pants with black tuxedo stripe and white tuxedo shirt from J. Crew; black leather choker with jade bead from etsy.com; and AIDS red ribbon pin, from an AIDS service organization in Maine where he was on the board. He finds almost everything on sale: “I believe you don’t have to pay full price to have nice things.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Ryan Moran, 27, Mount Vernon resident, MedStar director of community health for Baltimore City  What he wore: H&M navy and white floral print shirt; gray canvas vest from Men’s Wearhouse; mint and white polka dot flower pin he’s had for a while; Banana Republic navy cotton slacks; brown double monk strap shoes he found on amazon.com; and wooden bead bracelets from Nigeria that were a gift. A little more wear of the season: “It’s the end of summer, so I wanted to go with a floral pattern and no jacket.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Cameron Wolf, 53, Montpelier, MD resident, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)senior technical advisor for the office of HIV/AIDS  What he wore: House of Lords black shirt with embroidered shoulders and back from houseoflordsclothing.com; blue pants he bought several years ago at the Portobello Road Market in London, UK; John Fluevog blue “Angels” shoes he’s had for a while; and frosted frame sunglasses from Warby Parker. His style: “I love eclectic and avant garde, but it has to be comfortable and wearable.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Darrell Greene, 35, Owings Mills resident; Greene Man Promotions promoter/event planner What he wore: Gray and white striped V-neck T-shirt, straw fedora and burgundy jeans from Express; 2 gold necklaces he’s had for a while; Invicta watch; Nike white sneakers from Footaction; and City Shades sunglasses. His style: “Smooth and classy. No matter where I go, I always try to fit in and look not flashy, but classy.” (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Mimi Ray, 42, Manchester, PA resident, nurse/urban novel author What she wore: Hawaiian print jersey romper with long panels that was a gift; red suede wedges from J.C. Penney; H&M black crossbody bag; white enamel twisted hoop earrings she bought in California; and Marc Jacobs bangle that was a gift. What look she was going for: “Summer breeze-y. I got this for my birthday August 10th and I wanted to wear it before the summer ends.” (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Ayani Cornish, 36, Upper Marlboro resident, Forest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center human resources manager What she wore: Ivy Park sleeveless graphic T-shirt from Nordstrom; Gap black denim cutoff shorts; Vans black hightop sneakers from Journeys; black quilted crossbody bag with black chain embellishment from Aldo; and gold hoop earrings. Style lessons learned: “I wanted to be cool and comfortable. The last time I came [to this event], I wore heels. I said, I can’t do that again. So, I went with sneakers and built my outfit on that.” (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kisha Regis, 43, White Marsh resident, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland medical assistant  What she wore: H&M white cotton off-the-shoulder blouse; Mossimo distressed jeans from Target; silver name necklace from Zales; acrylic earrings from Zara; metallic pewter platform wedges from Steve Madden store; handbag from louisvuitton.com; and Alex and Ani bangles.  It’s all about the shoe: “I love a heel, a stiletto. I’m not a flats person. But, if you do wedges here, you can maneuver a little better in the sand.” (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Joi Christian, 38, Pikesville resident, Seventy Times Seven Wellness Mission housing director  What she wore: Red and white striped tunic from chicme.com; LOFT denim cutoff shorts; Steve Madden red patent leather stilettos from Macy’s; custom-made bleached denim clutch she found on Instagram; and Fossilwatch.  What her outfit says about her: “I’m very artsy. I love loose, flowing dresses. I have to have about 30 of them in my closet.” (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Mary Neumann, 31, Fallston resident, professional photographer What she wore: Ted Baker floral swing dress with ruffle bell sleeves from Nordstrom; blush suede fringe flat sandals fromMadewell store; J. Crew silver and gold disc earrings; and her Canon 5D Mark 3 camera she was using as the event’s photographer. (Karen Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Belinda Lau, 30, Mount Vernon resident, opera singer/Stephanie Bradshaw event producer What she wore: Aguas Blancas scarf dress she bought from a street vendor in Barcelona, Spain; White Mountain brown wedge sandals from DSW; brown tote that was a gift with burgundy dahlias from Steelcut Flower Co.; and antique coin-style earrings from Bologna, Italy. (Karen Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Stephanie Bradshaw, “39 years old, again”, Roland Park resident, Stephanie Bradshaw creative director/event co-founder What she wore: Tahari floral jumpsuit from Marshalls; Halston blush strappy heels from Nordstrom Rack; Rachel Mulherinearrings from the designer; Anna Beck ring and bangle from South Moon Under; and evil eye bracelets from a street vendor in Greece. (Karen Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Anna Snow, 21, Station North resident, Neuberger & Co. business development and client success specialist What she wore: Hollister off-white ribbed short sleeve top, Forever 21 black on white polka-dotted skirt and black suede vintage belt from Uptown Cheapskate; White Mountain black block heel sandals from Macy’s; vintage red crossbody bag that was a hand-me-down from her mom; silver hoop earrings from Target; and Tiffany & Co. silver heart necklace that was a gift. (Karen Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Rachel Mulherin, 31, Canton resident, jewelry designer What she wore: Off-the-shoulder blue cotton peplum cropped top from nastygal.com; H&M distressed jeans; Sophia Webster white and silver winged “Chiara” stilettos that were a gift; and earrings from her own line. (Karen Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Inana Blankson, 40, Butchers Hill resident, Becton Dickinson attorney What she wore: Rebecca Taylor navy and black linen eyelet romper from renttherunway.com; Natasha Couture black patent basket weave patterned clutch from Nordstrom; Kenneth Cole black strappy stilettos from DSW; yellow bugle bead drop ball earrings from Poppy & Stella. Birthday party attire: “I knew that the dress code was casual cocktail and I wanted to have fun with that.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Ganesha Martin, 40, Silver Spring resident, public safety and community engagement consultant  What she wore: Emerald, violet and black floral ruffled dress from renttherunway.com; green faux suede strappy stilettos from forever21.com "bought just for this dress”; brushed silver leather fold-over clutch from Nordstrom; and green rhinestone drop earrings from Aldo. Her “classy, fun” outfit: "A birthday means celebrating, like these ruffles. I wanted to walk in looking like a celebration.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Elizabeth Hafey, 38, Highlandtown resident, Miles & Stockbridge attorney  What she wore: Black floral on cream patterned sheath she bought at a boutique in New Orleans; Chie Mihara gold metallic tweed heeled sandals from a boutique in Washington, D.C.; silver hoop earrings; gold bangle she’s had for years; and Michael Kors black wristlet. This was the first time she wore the dress since buying it months ago: “I tend to be more traditional, but I do like to dress up every once in a while. Tonight, I wanted to dress in something unique.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Casey Boccia, 38, Federal Hill resident, Devaney & Associates creative director What she wore: Band of Gypsies multicolor floral on navy jumpsuit from Marshalls; Mossimo silver high heel strappy sandals from Target; Rachel Zoe faux mother-of-pearl clutch – “I get her Box of Style every quarter”; gold and white cuff inherited from her grandmother; Michael Kors watch; hot pink tassel hoop earrings from H&M; and charm bracelet “my parents gave me when I was 11 and I just rediscovered it.” Her birthday party attire: "I had no idea what the dress code was tonight, but I figured it was fun and summery. So I went fun and summery.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Mykeisha Walker, 23, Patterson Park resident, Kipp Harmony Academy special education/kindergarten teacher and Johns Hopkins University graduate student What she wore: White mock turtleneck short sleeved bodysuit from asos.com; black and white striped pants and wine wool beret from Forever 21; black suede flat sandals from Aldo; Apple watch; tortoise shell glasses from ezcontacts.com; and black tote from Tory Burch store. Birthday party attire: "I didn’t know if this was a dressy or casual event. So I wanted to go in-between but cute.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Katelyn Washington, 17, Bel Air resident, high school senior Spotted at: 2018 Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony and Reception What she wore: Zara black on white polka dotted dress; MCM crossbody bag borrowed from her mother; American Eagle black denim jacket; Converse red high-top sneakers from Journeys; fringe topped socks from Target; and name plate necklace that was a gift. Ramping it up: “Lately, I’ve been dressing more laidback. So, tonight I wanted to step it up and make an impression.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Robin Zimelman, 59, Owings Mills, retired attorney Spotted at: 2018 Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony and Reception What she wore: Black and white neoprene top and skirt made by Baltimore designer Lucy Maher-Tatar; marbleized white ball earrings she found in a store in Brazil; Comme des Garçons black netting socks; Givenchy open-toe booties from Saks Fifth Avenue; Chanel cuffs she’s had for years; and Marimekko black leather bag. Her look reflects her passions: She’s an art collector and is known for her artistic fashion. “I’m just true to myself,” she said. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Catalina Bird, 38, West Baltimore resident, professional campaign strategist Spotted at: 2018 Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony and Reception What she wore: Eien black cotton stretch top with flutter sleeves from Olive Ole; H&M black skinny pants; Cape Robbin glitter pumps from American Armor; black tote from Nine West store; green bead necklace and silver watch that were gifts; gold ball stud earrings she’s had for years. Why she always wears black: “If I wake up late, no matter what I grab, I always match.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Amy Raehse, 44, North Baltimore resident, Goya Contemporary executive director/curator Spotted at: 2018 Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony and Reception What she wore: Derek Lam red dress she’s had for a while; Jady Rose pewter and black mules that were a gift from artist Joyce J. Scott; silver tote from Museum of Modern Art store; spiked hoop earrings she’s for a while; and antiqued copper mesh cuff she bought at a shop in Easton. Her style: “I like it fairly minimal with a twist. Usually I’m in Betty Cooke jewelry.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kevin Brown, 58, Guilford resident, Station North Arts Gallery Café and Nancy by SNAC owner Spotted at: 2018 Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony and Reception What he wore: Off-the-shoulder fringed blouse from Moschino store; multi-colored skirt borrowed from Marsha Jews; macramé necklace made by local designer Gloria Askin; and cowboy boots he bought in Cancun, Mexico, in 1985. His fashion philosophy: “There’s a juxtaposition between art and the business of art. Often I’m in a suit when I’m selling art. Tonight, I could be the art.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Micah Pringle, 35, Patterson Park resident, freelance brand manager and digital strategist Spotted at: Christopher Schafer Clothier Open House Party What he wore: H&M olive short sleeve cotton shirt; Penny Stock skinny khakis he bought online; Cole Haan black oxfords from DSW; Timex + Todd Snyder watch with natural Horween leather band from Throne Watches; Pendleton vintage charcoal fedora from etsy.com; and Warby Parker “Nesbit” glasses in heritage bronze. His pocketknife pin: “I got it from Jinxed Philadelphia. I like enamel pins because they make a subtle statement without trying too hard. Usually mine has something to do with my roots. I was a [Boy] Scout. I’d always play down at the creek growing up in Oregon, and I carried a pocketknife.” (Colby Ware / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Ines Calderon, 47, Ruxton resident, La Bonita Salon owner/Interior Contract Solutions account executive Spotted at: Christopher Schafer Clothier Open House Party What she wore: Veronica M. multicolor paisley romper from South Moon Under; Valentino silver “Rockstud” stiletto sandals from a boutique in South Beach, Miami, FL; Salvatore Ferragamo brown suede shoulder bag from Sass Upscale Resale Boutique; gold cuff bracelet she’s had for a while; and Bulgari gold ring and watch she bought in the Bahamas. Her style: “My idea of casual [attire] is everybody else’s ‘dressed up’.” (Colby Ware / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Keisha Ransome, 38, Pigtown resident, 2live2love fashion designer Spotted at: Christopher Schafer Clothier Open House Party What she wore: Leopard print body suit from Urban Outfitters; 2live2love pale blue tutu; Charlotte Russe rose gold sandals with block heels; wristlet she bought in Saint Lucia; and gold hoop earrings. Her design aesthetic reflects her personal style: “It’s Baltimore meets California. I feel like my style has a little urban edge while also having a little chill to it.” (Colby Ware / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Christopher Schafer, 46, Perry Hall resident, Christopher Schafer Clothier proprietor Spotted at: Christopher Schafer Clothier Open House Party What he wore: Blue Dormeuil three-piece suit with peak lapels and light blue stitching on button holes, blue paisley shirt with spread collar, silver tie with blue accents, and Wolf & Shepherd black double monk strap shoes – all from Christopher Schafer Clothier. His fashion-formal style: “I have a decent casual wardrobe, too. But, I do find people are accustomed to seeing me dressed up. And when clothes fit like this, it doesn’t feel bad wearing a suit.” (Colby Ware / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Gina Schafer, 45, Perry Hall resident, US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command mechanical engineer Spotted at: Christopher Schafer Clothier Open House Party What she wore: Rip Curl black jumpsuit with Aztec print trim from T.J.Maxx; Nine West black wedge sandals; Swarovski crystal earrings and necklace that were gifts; studded teal shoulder bag she’s had for a while; white and steel cuff bracelet from South Moon Under; and collected stacked beaded bracelets. Her two-faced style: “I have two style personas. I wear my Christopher Schafer button-downs and pencil skirts from work with nice pumps. Then, I like little surfer dresses and Vans [on my own time].” (Colby Ware / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Kate Bowers, 37, Hunt Valley resident, Weinberg Harris & Associates vice president of public relations/event chair Spotted at: “Twilight on the Terrace,” benefiting the GLCCB What she wore: Marchesa metallic copper and green on neon pink brocade dress from renttherunway.com; pink tassel earrings she found on amazon.com; gold and silver Betty Cooke ring stacked with her grandmother’s engagement ring; and Brian Atwood gold platform sandals she’s had for years. She specifically rented the dress for the occasion: “I wanted [my outfit for] this event to be something fun and fresh and joyous. There really is no happier color than neon pink. I think I’m going to buy [this dress].” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Mary Miles, 27, Hampden resident, Weinberg Harris & Associates senior account manager/event coordinator Spotted at: “Twilight on the Terrace,” benefiting the GLCCB What she wore: Acevog dress with embroidered nude mesh bodice and teal pleated skirt from amazon.com; G.C. grape suede sandals with block heels from DSW; green jade earrings her grandfather brought to her from South America; and vintage Native American turquoise cuff – “it was a hand-me-down from my grandmother, who got it from her mother.” She loves a retro-inspired look: “I was looking for something garden party-ish, and this floral pattern hit it on the nose.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: John Pallo, 58, Charles Village resident, Johns Hopkins University computer analyst Spotted at: “Twilight on the Terrace,” benefiting the GLCCB What he wore: Tailorbyrd tangerine seersucker sport jacket from Marshalls: orange sherbet-colored Converse sneakers from walmart.com; Express orange V-neck T-shirt; H&M white jeans; glasses from zennioptical.com; and Orlando Strong rainbow pin he got in Orlando, FL – "[the shooting at the Pulse nightclub] happened two years ago this week.” A rainy day in Florida changed his party outfit plans: “My outfit was going to be totally different tonight. But, when I was in Florida, I went to Marshalls because it was raining, and I found this jacket that fit like it was custom-made for me. I spent the next day on the beach looking online for the shoes to match it.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Phillip Paster, 36, White Marsh resident, Suite 19 hair salon owner/hair stylist Spotted at: “Twilight on the Terrace,” benefiting the GLCCB What he wore: Black button-down shirt with gray placket from jackthreads.com; black Chinese jacquard cropped tuxedo pants and Fred Perry black patent leather shoes with white stitching from asos.com; and Calvin Klein black belt. Dressing for the occasion: “I heard festive garden party was the theme for the attire. But, I had never heard of an evening garden party, so I dug deep.” (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Timoth David Copney, 61, Original Northwood resident, Baltimore-based director/choreographer Spotted at: “Twilight on the Terrace,” benefiting the GLCCB What he wore: Club Room blue tropical patterned shirt from Macy’s; Perry Ellis white linen pants he’s had for years; white belt from Dan Brothers Shoes; white tuxedo jacket and powder blue linen shoes he found online; vintage brooch inherited from his aunt; gold chain necklace that was a family heirloom; and white straw fedora from a New York City street vendor. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Nesikah Wragg, 35, Laurel resident, Detailed Diva owner/event planner What she wore: Wet Seal patterned cropped top over Old Navy orange slip dress; gold initial necklace and multi-charm necklace from Stella & Dot; Michael Kors gold flat sandals she’s had for a while; gold hoop earrings from asos.com; Jessica Simpson sunglasses from Marshalls; and monogrammed Louis Vuitton clutch that came with a large tote bag, both of which were a gift. It was the first time she paired the top and dress: “I wanted something breathable, and not be in pants.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Jessica Meehan, 32, York, PA resident, Coldwell Banker realtor What she wore: Red and white polka dot dress with white piping accent – “I don’t remember where [online] I got it, but I remember the price. It was $5!”; and Grasshoppers white slip-on boat shoes from amazon.com How she created a retro look with just two items: “I have three kids, so all my shopping is online. My handbag is the diaper bag, which my husband [gallantly] is carrying.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Nicole Pohle, 31, Butchers Hill resident; Baltimore City school teacher What she wore: Long black skirt with drawstring waist and side slits from Marshalls; green knit cropped top from Free People store; long necklace and flat sandals from Poppy & Stella; and Kate Spade aviators from Nordstrom. Dressing for the weather: “I didn’t want to be sweating and I wanted to be comfortable.” Neither rain or sweat marks would show up. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Sarah Jones, 28, Rosedale resident, M&T Bank teller What she wore: Sunflower print dress from Forever 21; green combat boots, black felt derby, round sunglasses and black ankle socks from H&M; brown corduroy backpack from JanSport. Her style: “I thought this was kind of 90’s looking, and that’s what I like.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Emma McIntyre, 29, Towson resident, Doerfler Insurance Services part-time administrative assistant/stay-at-home mom What she wore: Blue chambray sleeveless shirt from LOFT; flag-patterned gauze scarf and Blank NYC cutoff denim shorts from South Moon Under; Marc Jacobs taupe cross-body bag from Nordstrom Rack; Sam Edelman floral metallic snakeskin flat sandals from Nordstrom; and David Yurman bangle, House of Harlow bangle and gold-tone bangle that were gifts. Why she went with the Memorial Day theme: “I decided to wear orange tomorrow [Memorial Day] when we’re going to the Orioles game. So, I wanted to wear my red, white and blue today.” (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Cheryl Goodman, 60, Towson resident, WEAA “Your Girl Cheryl” radio show host/"What’s Hot in the DMV” editor Spotted at: Black Classic Press 40th Anniversary Gala What she wore: African-themed tie-dyed jumpsuit custom-made for her by Yeshiyah Israel of YBI African Apparel Boutique; black and gold statement necklace from Classique; black suede sandals with tassel ankle wraps and block heels from shoedazzle.com; gold hoop earrings, rose gold cuff from a vendor at an event; and collected rings. Her style: “I try to be appropriate for the occasion, comfortable, creative, and elegant, if I can.” (Colby Ware / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Ovetta Moore, 60, Fulton resident, Commercial Group vice president Spotted at: Black Classic Press 40th Anniversary Gala What she wore: Kaari navy and white pleated halter dress from a boutique in Atlanta; navy faux suede fringe poncho from Ida’s Idea boutique in Washington, D.C.; Kenneth Cole metallic navy pumps she’s had for a while; silver necklace that was a gift; watch and ring from Brighton store; silver hoop earrings from Nordstrom; and navy hobo bag she’s had for a while. She wears so much blue that…: “I had a birthday party when I turned 60 called ‘Shades of Blue.’ ” (Colby Ware / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Rokhaya Diallo, 40, Paris, France, resident, BET/French TV channel Canal 8 culture and politics journalist/host Spotted at: Black Classic Press 40th Anniversary Gala What she wore: Black and gold on eggplant patterned dress from Minoï, a shop in Paris; black suede cage sandals from André store in Paris; mixed metal disc chandelier earrings from a store in New York City; orange and black leather bag she found at a market in Florence, Italy; and silver and gold “Rokhaya” name cuff from Senegal. What she goes for: “I like to mix African influence with Western styles.” (Colby Ware / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Brenda Winstead, 74, New Windsor resident, designer of her own Damali Afrikan Wear clothing line Spotted at: Black Classic Press 40th Anniversary Gala What she wore: Three-pieces from her own line of hand-dyed indigo basin fabric – “the fabric on the bottom of the skirt is from Guinea, and the rest is from Mali”; stacked earrings from Akousa, a North Carolina jewelry designer; glasses hand-painted by a friend in Chicago; navy suede wedges from Saks Fifth Avenue; indigo hand-dyed, hand-wrapped fabric bracelets from Awa Meité, an artist in Mali; handbag from an artist in Mali; vintage ivory bracelets she’s had for years; navy fascinator to which she added extra ostrich feathers. About style: “It’s important that women know they have a choice in how they wish to adorn themselves. For me, my choice is handwoven and hand-dyed fabric from West Africa.” (Colby Ware / Baltimore Sun)
Who: Dera Tompkins, “65-plus,” Washington, D.C., resident, biomedical librarian/live music promoter/producer Spotted at: Black Classic Press 40th Anniversary Gala What she wore: Leopard print dress with matching headwrap and necklace purchased from street vendors at D.C.’s Eastern Market; patchwork jacket made with fabrics from Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, Mali and Niger she found at Clothes Encounters of a Second Kind consignment shop; Earth crisscross silver wedges from zappos.com; African earrings she bought at a street festival; and woven bag from West Africa she’s had for years. She usually wears African-inspired clothing: “I like to live and express my own culture in what I wear.” (Colby Ware / Baltimore Sun)
Summer Rose Thompson, 22, of Fells Point, at WTMD First Thursday Festival at Canton Waterfront Park. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
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