If you’re looking for a fashion authority in the DMV, Baille Benemelis is one of your best bets. The Falls Church resident is the regional director of Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, DC, an organization that provides professional development and networking opportunities for those in the fashion and beauty industry. It’s a must-join for anyone working in the industry. Benemelis will be toasting the holiday season—dressed impeccably, no doubt—this month when FGIDC hosts its annual holiday party. Tickets are available for anyone with a passion for fashion. Here, Benemelis shares her own favorite fashion finds and the NoVA hot spots she loves.
“Thayers Witch Hazel Facial Toner is hands down my No. 1 skin care product. I use it in the morning to cleanse my skin, during the day to refresh and at night as toner. My skin has never been healthier since adopting this product into my everyday routine.”
In the Bag
“A woman should always have a ladylike bag that can go from day to evening effortlessly. This Karl Lagerfeld chevron quilted bag is a classic that will never go out of style.”
“I love a visit to Mom’s Apple Pie Company [in Loudoun] for its apple and cherry-crumb pies. They are a must for family holiday dinners!
“I love jewelry with a bit of an edge and this ring from Sophie Blake hits the mark for me. With jeans and a T-shirt or a simple dress, it adds character to any outfit.
“Experiment. Experiment. Experiment. It’s never too late to reinvent your signature style. Never be afraid to take risks.”
“Nothing in Between Studio is a nail bar and organic spa in Falls Church. They always have me leaving with Instagram-worthy nails.”
All Who Wander
“I always have a mauve lipstick in my bag. This one by Wander Beauty is my go-to color that’s just a bit deeper than my natural lip color, so it goes with everything and is entirely seasonless.”