Georgetown University’s campus buzzes with international energy, hosting students and faculty from 130 countries. This vigor manifests itself through student showcases like Rangila and Reventon, academic pursuits in the SFS, and the abundance of languages spoken and taught on campus.
In this issue, we wanted to celebrate brands and designers inspired by their home countries. We partnered with three local brands and boutiques to showcase the rich designs and creativity of these cultures. Within the pages of this issue are a diversity of fashions from around the world. Just like Georgetown’s campus, these designs abound with international energy and reflect the vibrancy of varying cultures around the globe.
Ella Rue (@shopellarue)
Translating the traditional brick-and-mortar boutique into a singular online shopping experience, Ella Rue transcends traditional e-commerce with its combination of first class service and elusive roster of designers. Ranging from iconic maisons de couture to the latest emerging talents, all of style’s leading names are here.
They offer the largest selection of pre-owned and authenticated women’s luxury fashion, with pieces from designers like Chanel, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton.
Gossypia is an eclectic boutique that has artistic clothing, Latin American folk art, and jewelry from many other countries. We have clothing from a variety of places including Serbia, Indonesia, and India. Gossypia has been bringing unique style selections to Old Town Alexandria for more than 50 years.
Cashmere & Pearls (@mycashmereandpearls)
Don’t let the name fool you. Cashmere & Pearls is not your typical black velvet and silk ribbon boutique vendor, but rather a provider of exotic luxury. Whether it’s sourcing the finest cashmere in the land of Genghis Khan, exploring Myanmar for lotus fiber, or working hand in hand with a small silk shop in Thailand, Cashmere & Pearls is dedicated to providing the most exotic and luxurious collections from all corners of the earth.
MEET THE MODELS
I have been exposed to French language and culture all my life. I spend most of my summers in Paris, and as a child my parents often read French children’s books to me, including a series called “Martine.” I paired the top with a dark pair of high waisted jeans and a white pair of sneakers. I love taking walks so comfortable shoes are a must!
The distressed three quarter shorts with a red flannel and my worn out converse artistically represents the resilient aspects of my personality. It speaks to the way that I take what I have, despite being on the verge of falling apart, and turn it into something good.
My grandmother is always my style inspiration- She chose these jeans (from a Spanish clothing company called Desigual) and bought me these shoes (from Banana Republic). My hair is up because I’m always running from one place to another and I can’t stand having hair in my face when I’m dancing, in a lab, driving the GERMS ambulance, or doing work. My shirt represents my identity as a woman from a community that’s under-represented in my fields (science and healthcare).
“I’ve always been one to prefer being overdressed to underdressed, wearing skirts, blazers, dresses, and heals to a high school where sweatpants or hoodies were the norm. Growing up on classic Hollywood films, my earliest style icons were Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and my mom, all of which is reflected in my sartorial decisions. I have always loved clothes and like to reflect that passion on every wardrobe choice I make.”
Editor-in-Chief: Ian Scoville
Issue Editors: Mac Dressman and Kathryn Baker
Design Editor: Saavan Chintalacheruvu
Photo Editor: Anna Kovacevich
Contributing Editors: Meena Raman, Janine Karo, Marina Tian, Emma Wenzinger, Noah Levesque, Maddie Finn
Photographers: Derrick Arthur-Cudjoe, Anna Kovacevich, Amber Gillette, Subul Malik, Amanda Van Orden
Models: Martina Benedetti, Rachelle Bonja, Paulina Enck, Nicole Gray, Eleanor Sugrue, Jennifer Kozyra, Josiah Laney,