Mar 12, 201208:38 AMB Chic
Name: Tanya Tomshyna
Lives in: Upper N.W. D.C.
Occupation: Student at the Washington School of Photography
How would you describe your personal style?
"My personal style is everyday, Eastern European. I have to be disciplined by myself. I have to know that everything's perfect. Back home, people try to look smarter in attire because it is not so bright. So, smart, everyday, casual."
Who are your style icons?
"I like classic in everything. In art, in clothes, in photography, etc. Sandro Botticelli, a Mediterranean painter that dresses women in transparent, beautiful material--that kind of woman inspires me."
Where is your favorite place to shop?
"Macy's. I love Zara. I like more European style, which I can find downtown. When I go to Zara, I feel myself at home."
What is one must-have wardrobe item?
“Heels and dresses. I almost never wear jeans, almost never. Maybe if I am going to the bar or disco, I'll wear them with a sexy top. But when you wear a dress, you feel like a woman.”
How has your style evolved over the years?
"It has changed definitely. This is my second year here and without a car, I am walking a lot. I miss my heels. In Belarus, my heels were a lot thinner because you are more graceful in thinner heels. But here, I walk a lot but can't say no to my heels, so they have become more solid."