O-Town Originals


If anyone has said that Orlando’s denizens lack style and sophistication, we’re here to prove them wrong. Meet eight of Orlando’s most fashionable residents. You’ve seen them on stage, at charity events or at hot spots around town. These folks like to break the rules—or else they know how to make the latest looks reflect their personalities. This is our ode to great personal style.



 

Consuelo Bellini
[ Fashion Designer, Artist ]
Age: 37 Where you’ve seen her work: Bellini designed the outrageous outfits for Valencia Community College’s popular “Education Is In” ad campaign. A fashion designer by trade, Italian-born Bellini currently focuses on designing her jewelry line, DiscolaNYC. Style inspiration: She discovers gorgeous pieces at Orlando Vintage on Fairbanks and reworks them, as she did with this lime-green chiffon dress. 

 Jonathan Nee
[ Model, Musician ]
Age: 22 Where you’ve seen him: Nee is a Gucci model and former member of the popular local rock group Band Marino. He’ll walk the runways for Fall 2009 in Milan. Style philosophy: “Anything slim-fitting is appreciated.”

Melanie Pace
[ Wardrobe Stylist, Personal Shopper ]
Age: 26 Where you’ve seen her work: Pace has styled fashion shows for Bloomingdale’s and styles wardrobes for private clients. Style philosophy: “You really can’t do too many accessories when you are dressing yourself for everyday. Go bold.” 

Hozumi Greiner
[ Model Scout for the Japanese Market ]
Age: 47 Where you’ve seen her: Greiner is a fixture at local charity galas and fashion shows. Style philosophy: “When it comes to buying clothes, it has to be quick. I know immediately if it’s perfect.”

Jalisa Boynes
[ Student, Budding Fashion Designer ]
Age: 19 Where you’ve seen her: With her She collection, Boynes was among a handful of local designers invited to show their designs on the runway at the 2008 Park Avenue Fashion Week in Winter Park. Style philosophy: “My style depends on the day, but I love pearls and my favorite color is black.”

Troy Beasly
[ Interior Designer ]
Age: 45 Where you’ve seen his work: You’ll find interiors by Beasley, design principal of Beasley & Henley Interior Design, all over town, including at Luxautica, the exotic car club and showroom in southwest Orlando. Style philosophy: “I begin with something casual and top it with a little sophistication. I’m a realist—it makes me approachable.”

Kristin Jones
[ Hair Stylist, Vintage Clothing Restyler ]
Age: 28 Where you’ve seen her: Jones works at the uber-trendy Alchemy salon in College Park. She also buys and restyles vintage clothing for her own line at Alchemy and for Etoile boutique downtown. Style inspiration: “I love street fashion.”

Palmer Thompson
[ Luxury Retail Sales Manager ]
Age: 53 Where you’ve seen him: Thompson makes the scene at local fashion events. Style philosophy: “I like to mix stripes and patterns. Interesting pieces of clothing have always had appeal to me.”

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