02/23/12 On a sunny, 70 degree day in February I ran into Helena in Georgetown dressed in yellow. She let me photograph her and get her opinion on DC fashion.
Q. Who are you wearing?
A. This is a dress I ordered from ASOS online and the shoes are Prada.
Q. Does DC have a particular sense of street style?
A. It’s a clash of college student frump, young professional chic, and after-hours sexy!
Q. Are there any style trends you notice all the time?
A. Unfortunately…the UGGs (in the winter AND summer), and the Tory Burch flats. It seems that everyone but me owns a pair.
Q. Which DC neighborhood is most fashionable?
A. I’ve been hanging out around U st. and Adams Morgan lately, and I absolutely love the fashion risks I see!
Helena Smythe is a law student in DC who seeks to establish a balance of knowledge, fashion, and art in her daily life. She enjoys good food, good company, intellectual conversations, and hopes one day to use her JD in the field of international human rights. She is inspired by her mom, and all the other strong, fearless, educated, and independent women everywhere.