The Creative List: Style

by Editorial

Here are some of our top style professionals. But we can’t list everyone. Who do you think should be here? Paste your comments below.

Clay Blackmore, Jodi King, Tim Coburn, Len Depas, Abby Greenawalt, Joseph Allen, Gary Landsman. Photo by Jeffrey Medford on location at Contemporaria.

Clay Blackmore, Jodi King, Tim Coburn, Len Depas, Abby Greenawalt, Joseph Allen, Gary Landsman. Photo by Jeffrey Medford on location at Contemporaria.


James Cornwell, Art Director, PR @ Partners; co-host, “Fashion BS;” stylist
A top make-up artist and hair stylist, he’s also recognized for his vibrant personality and has taken his talents to the next level with his recently-launched “Fashion BS” radio podcast.


Lynda Erkiletian, Founder and CEO, T.H.E. Agency
Known for her fabulous style and social prowess around Washington, Erkiletian runs a full-service agency for area models, designers, and stylists.


Ted Gibson, Celebrity hair stylist
Featured in high fashion runway shows and in publications including Vogue and Vanity Fair, this celebrity hairstylist splits his time between the Ted Gibson Salon and crafting new products for influential clientele.

Robin Givhan, Fashion editor, the Washington Post
A Pulitzer Prize winner known for her blunt fashion criticism of Washington’s elite, she has recently been busy commenting on Obama White House fashion with no holds barred.

Ingrid Grimes-Myles, White House makeup artist
When not touching-up POTUS & FLOTUS, she lends her time and skills providing makeup assistance to powerhouse clients including Caroline Kennedy, Katie Couric, and Colin Powell.


Carola Myers, Makeup artist
Her exquisite detail, thoughtful process, and dramatic artistry makes her one of the area’s top makeup artists for special events, photo opportunities, and fashion editorials.


Lana Orloff, Stylist and fashion consultant
She offers years of experience with a flair for style to cater to the individual needs of her clientele including personal shopping, style management, event styling, and even destination shopping.


Anton Papich, Photographer
Description: Splitting his time between New York and D.C., Papich helps bring Washington into the fashion major league and is sought-after by magazines and designers for his creative and sophisticated perspective.

LaShea Green, Evening and Couture buyer for Saks Jandel
The buyer at this family-owned specialty store in Chevy Chase defies all stereotypes and assures that Washington women are no longer confined to suits and panty hose, pointing to their grace and ease when dressing for balls and formal events.

Ean Williams, Creative director of Corjor and founder of DC Fashion Week
This Washington-based designer is dedicated to providing “exceptional clothes for exceptional people” and aims to establish the nation’s capital as the center of international fashion.


Joseph Allen
One of Washington’s premier wedding and portrait photographers, he has exceptional experience capturing clients like Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Steve Martin, and Billy Crystal for regional and national publications.


Clay Blackmore
A go-to photographer for stunning images, his most recent work Extraordinary Women: Fantasies Revealed, includes luminaries like Madeline Albright, Larry King, and Forrest Whitaker.


Tim Coburn
A NOVA native, he often teams up with friend and makeup artist James Cornwell to create editorial and commercial shoots with his self-titled photography company.


Len DePas
With his elegant style, he brings a fresh eye to his portfolio, featuring a wide variety of subjects from editorial fashion spreads to travel and food photography.


Abby Greenawalt
From working as Annie Leibovitz’s intern to creating her own gallery shows throughout Washington, she’s become well-known for story-telling portraits and commercial assignments.


Jodi King
Her passionate background in the fashion industry has catapulted her from steaming clothes to calling the shots from behind the camera on fashion sets.


Gary Landsman
Whether capturing luxury fashion or taking portraits of influential Washington power players, Landsman’s unique eye for detail and perspective take his work to the next level.

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