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 year working in the arts. Her unique necklace was made by a Japanese artist from Kyushu and her bag is by baggu. For inspiration, she turns to the English actress Charlotte Gainsbourg and graphic artist Sister Corita.
MICHAEL is a student in her final semester at UVA who works the counter at Revolutionary Soup on the side. I snapped her picture on the Corner as she was headed to work, looking delightfully disheveled and totally comfortable. She’s wearing a handknit scarf purchased from an Etsy shop, worn-through Vans sneakers and a cardigan from American Apparel. Michael says her style isn’t inspired by anyone in particular, but is informed by a “utilitarian punk” aesthetic and influenced by the ’90s grunge scene.
I ran into ROBERT on Market Street as he was headed into work. The studio art student is a part-time employee at local boutique Vintage Vixen. “I like to incorporate one piece of vintage or secondhand clothing into my outfit every day,” he says. “I’m not a very edgy person…I like very classic looks.” Robert is wearing a J.Crew sweatshirt and Ralph Lauren button-down under a suede jacket from the ’70s with dark purple Levi’s and Bass loafers from Goodwill. He’s accessorized with a leather and gold watch from Orvis, a turquoise bracelet and a gold signet ring.