Great Looks for Your Next Destination
Whether you are taking a day trip to a Virginia winery, touring Paris, or are a keynote speaker for a convention in Cleveland, we’ve got you covered. Partnering with local boutique Ibhana Creations, we created three looks to inspire your style for the next time you travel.
Meena Tharmaratnam started Ibhana when, after a divorce, she needed to rejoin the workforce, calling it “a kick in the pants that started a fire.” While she didn’t have a background in business or fashion, she loved art and had developed a great eye. Meena began by importing and selling Indian shawls from her home in 2002, graduating to fashion and trunk shows for the next 10 years. After advice and mentoring found at the Rockville Women’s Business Center, she launched her first location with a pop-up shop in Cleveland Park in 2012.
When she opened her shop in Potomac, Meena quickly learned to tailor her inventory to the needs of women in the area.
“She travels a lot,” Meena says of the usual customer. “We focus on travel-friendly, wrinkle-free clothing that is easy to care for.”
The shop features Canadian and American lines offered by designers such as Joseph Ribkoff, IC, Samuel Dong, Tianello and Papillon Blanc in sizes 2 through 20.
1079 Seven Locks Road, Rockville, Maryland, 301.424.0906, IbhanaBoutique.com
BUSINESS TRIP: BOSS STYLE
DAY TRIP: WINE TASTING
Melissa Ichiuji is a D.C.-based artist with a current exhibition of her work in Paris. She teaches life-changing courses at Artists and Makers Studio and the Katzen Arts Center.
Kasi Perkins of The Style Perk is a fashion blogger who focuses on personal style, natural hair, fitness and travel.
Purnell Thurman is a tall, dark and handsome wealth manager who travels around the world to service his clients’ financial needs.
Outfit 1: Joseph Ribkoff striped jersey pencil skirt, $155; Joseph Ribkoff camisole, $110; Tristan cropped asymmetric front jacket, $220; Lancaster tote, $295
Outfit 2: A’nue Ligne camisole, $65; Joh denim jacket, $115
Outfit 3: Clara Sun Woo printed palazzo pant, $70; A’nue Ligne camisole, $65; Joh denim jacket, $115; Lancaster saddle bag, $298
Outfit 1: Everett Halls suit and accessories
Outfit 1: IC Collection newspaper print soft cotton jacket, $175; Lancaster red leather bag, $318
Outfit 2: Blue Vanite Couture pin pleated cross button jacket, $225; Black Vanite Couture pin pleated pencil pants, $165; Silver Sea Lily Piano wire and pearl necklace, $68