Ngina Victor, 37.....Ryleigh's Oyster, Federal Hill
What is your occupation?
Office manager for Baltimore City Public Schools.
Do you live in Baltimore?
Yes, in the Hamilton area.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as classic-chic. I combine all types of articles to create a simple and clean look that is timeless. I love to shop at local Goodwill stores, consignment shops, Nordstrom, Marshalls, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and a variety of small boutiques.
What are three words to describe you?
Fun, kind, and silly.
What is your favorite neighborhood bar?
Kislings Tavern—I love their wings!
What are your daily, weekly, and monthly reads?
Lucky, InStyle, CNN, The Baltimore Sun, and Baltimore magazine
What's your favorite Baltimore neighborhood?
Mount Vernon. I worked in Mt. Vernon for about four years and I enjoyed being able to walk to eat, shop, and party all in the same location. While the same can be said for a lot of other neighborhoods in Baltimore, it seems there is more of a community feel.
What influences your style?
My mother is my fashion influence. The way she dressed my sister and I when we were younger. My mother loves shoes and I have inherited that trait. She would show my sister and I how to shop consignment and mix it with a new shirt, skirt or pant. My grandmother wore dresses and skirts my entire life. The only time she wore pants was to clean her house. She was also a lady with style and class.
Who is your favorite style icon?
Beyoncé, she’s pretty classy and is creative with her fashion. She wears amazing shoes and accessories. We actually share the same birthday and favorite color because it’s our birthstone. I also like the First Lady Michelle Obama's style because it is classic and timeless. I love how she wears affordable fashion items in addition to the designer brands.
40s-60s. I love the blouses and printed dresses. The A-line shape will always be a classic. Women wore gloves and hats to accessorize an outfit. Pleated skirts and dresses still make a statement today.
One thing that you can't live without in your wardrobe?
Shoes! I love shoes with every fiber in my body. I could NEVER have too many pairs of shoes.
How would you describe Baltimore style?
Random. Fashion is your own personal story and there are people who live here from different cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles.
Have you always lived in Baltimore?
Yes, I was born and raised in Baltimore.
What are you wearing?
Cape is from Marshalls, flower printed dress is from JCPenny, my shoes are from Nine West, the bag was a gift, and my gloves are Coach. I'm a bargainista!
Olivia Obineme is the contributing photographer.