12/07/11 She’s not jaywalking! I caught Ayala Pavia Tuesday afternoon dashing through the rain at the special intersection at 7th & H Streets which allows you to cross in all directions. Once we were safely on the opposite corner, she happily agreed to answer some DC-centric fashion questions:
Q. Who are you wearing?
A. My favorite leather bomber jacket by D & G, a Calvin Klein dress, and Gucci heels.
Q. Does DC have a particular sense of street style?
A. Yes and No. The people who live in DC definitely do. It’s a cross between urban chic and classic conservative dressing. I don’t seem to see much in between. Tourists and commuters in the city are a bit all over the place when it comes to style; there is not really one look for them.
Q. Are there any style trends you notice all the time?
A. Leggings are definitely in. Knee high boots and fedora hats. A lot of shabby chic. Oh, and Ray Bans! Everyone seems to own a pair in the city, whichever style they prefer.
Q. Which DC neighborhood is most fashionable?
A. Well, I would have to be biased and say my neighborhood, Logan Circle. There is a balance between business sophisticated and urban chic. I love hanging out around the 14th and U Street area. There are so many cool and eclectic people. Even taking a trip to Whole Foods on P Street is fun just to watch the urban fashionable crowd. I do it all the time!
My background is European and my father lives in Milan, so I have always had a love for fashion. I began my career in retail with an internship at Valentino, sales at Neiman Marcus and finally management at Saks Fifth Avenue which really solidified my own personal style; edgy and sophisticated. More recently I have switched career paths and work for a company called LaserShip. Shipping is a very interesting and challenging career with many exciting opportunities. Please take a look at our website www.lasership.com and contact me with any inquiries regarding your shipping needs at email@example.com.