Don’t get us wrong—we’ve got nothing against a good lookbook. Pristine photos of a brand’s new collection, styled exactly how the designer hopes you’ll wear it, are like early Christmas presents when executed properly. But seeing super-polished, Photoshopped images day in and day out can get a little boring sometimes. That’s why we’re over the moon about Rag & Bone’s new approach. After settling in to the old MAC Cosmetics space on M Street, Northwest, the gritty-glam New York line asked some of our favorite DC fashion fiends (and a few former Washingtonian Style Setters!) to sift through the racks and style their own mini photo shoots. The resulting “DIY Project”—a collection of shots from each of the brand’s DC ambassadors—is currently on display at the Georgetown store, but you can also view our favorites right here.
PR Manager, Corcoran Gallery of Art; Project Beltway blogger
Three words to describe your style: Classic, vintage, and elegant
About the photo: “I chose really bold, hard-edged pops of color. We shot in the alley right behind Irvine Contemporary and I love the way the photo turned out—me against a painted mural, and my pose is sort of offhanded.”
Photograph by John Edmonds, Corcoran Student