Sean Santiago



Photo: Sean Santiago

Charlottesville Street Style: The rebirth of cool

I ran into EDGAR (above), the owner and lead stylist of Reflections Salon, looking decidedly dapper on a break. He is wearing a Ralph Lauren shirt with Banana Republic pants, Cole Haan shoes, and a vintage hat for a unique look that’s rooted in the past but relevant for today. Edgar says his style mantra […]

Photo: Sean Santiago

Charlottesville street style: Girls who wear glasses

I caught Ph.D. student LIZ on West Main Street as she was making her way Downtown to meet friends. Her H&M dress was a gift from a friend, and her watch was on loan for the day from her girlfriend. Liz cites the movie Holiday, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, as her style inspiration. […]

Who/What/Wear: All maxi’d out

Who/What/Wear: All maxi’d out

I ran into local student PANSY on UVA Grounds while she was taking a walk with friends. Seen here wearing a maxi skirt from Urban Outfitters and a simple black tank, this easy, breezy summer look is elevated with a vintage Coach bag handed down from Pansy’s mother —and Pansy’s own outstanding curls. I saw EMILY, a floral […]

Who/What/Wear: Charlottesville Street Style

Who/What/Wear: Charlottesville Street Style

I stopped BREE outside her workplace, Low Vintage, because her ’70s-inflected ensemble seemed too groovy to be true. Every piece, from head to boot, is Low Vintage. Bree looks to her older sister and nature for inspiration when getting dressed and finds that working with flowers at her second job (at Hedge Fine Blooms) helps […]

Charlottesville street style: Rock the coat!

Charlottesville street style: Rock the coat!

Sleek chic I stopped NICOLE, the news desk manager for SNL Financial, on the street outside Market Street Market. “This is my typical [work] attire,” she said. “One of the best things about working at SNL is that it has a casual work environment…I’ve seen someone wear their swim trunks in there before.” Nicole’s sophisticated […]

Charlottesville Street Style

Charlottesville Street Style

I came across VICTORIA, membership and development coordinator for Second Street Gallery, walking down Water Street. I love her vintage-inflected ensemble and striking Victorian beauty. She’s wearing a jacket by Tulle, tights and a t-shirt from American Apparel and vintage boots. She picked up her button-down at a Uniqlo in Japan, where she lived last […]

Who/What/Wear

Who/What/Wear

I ran into MORGAN, an art student at Virginia Commonwealth University, on the Downtown Mall wearing an oversized coat by Sessun paired with a dress she’d borrowed from a friend. Her outfit was grounded by Frye boots and accessorized with Academy jewelry by Rachel Albright, Karen Walker sunglasses, and a vintage Coach bag. I loved […]