Street Style: Michele Novack

Michele has been a long-time, loyal customer at Kiskadee. Now she’s an awesome new employee. I hit the jackpot when she strolled in looking for job at Kiskadee. She’s fun and everyone loves her, for sure. She’s really getting to know all of our regular customers fast, too! Not only that, she can rock all of Kiskadee’s favorite brands and looks. She looks great in this Rebecca Minkoff dress and the Johnston & Murphy wedges! She loves helping customers find that perfect piece. If you don’t already know her, come on by and say hello!

Michele is styled by Kiskadee | 📸:: Sarah Marcella Creative




How do you spend your time? Exercising, working at Kiskadee, hanging out with my teenage sons (when they have time for me), going out for drinks and dinner in Old Town with my friends, and walking/hiking with my dog in Alexandria, Great Falls, and Roosevelt Island

Neighborhood: Seminary Ridge

How long have you lived in Alexandria: 15 years

What is your hometown? Telluride, Colorado

What brought you to Alexandria? Used to live in D.C. but decided Alexandria would be a better place to raise kids

What would surprise people about you? I’m half Colombian

You’re a superhero: what’s your superpower? Ability to read minds

Favorite cocktail: Dirty vodka martini with blue cheese olives

Last book read or movie seen: Just saw a great movie called Life Itself and currently reading Where the Crawdads Sing

Guilty Pleasure: Reality TV. Love The Bachelor! And nachos!

Phrase you overuse: I asked my sister and she did not hesitate in telling me that I overuse “to be honest”

Facebook or Instagram? Instagram. It’s a great way to keep up on fashion, and funny memes keep me laughing all day.

Latest binge-watch: Victoria

Bucket list travel destination: Spain

If you only could have one for the rest of your life: wine or coffee? Definitely lots of red wine!





Define your style in three words or less: Casual, trendy yet classic, and fun

The go-to piece in your wardrobe: Ripped jeans

Favorite trend ever: Hoop earrings

Favorite current trend: Cold shoulder

Beauty product you can’t live without: Grande plumping lip gloss

Favorite fragrance: Walk on Air by Kate Spade

Heels or flats? Wedges





Favorite room in your home: Living room. Pinks and blues make me happy.

Antiques, modern, or a mix? Mix

Last item bought for your home: A pink side table

Next planned purchase: Need one more piece of furniture for my living room, but waiting for it to find me.

Favorite way to entertain: Casual gatherings with friends, lots of wine and cheese

Clutter-free or well lived-in? Clutter-free or I can’t think straight!

Wallpaper — yes, totally modern or no, so dated: Yes, totally modern





Your go-to work-out: Body combat at X-sport

Most fun way to exercise: Group classes

Group exercise or solo: Groups motivate me!

Fitness goal: Become more limber

Haven’t yet, but might be willing to try with coaching / encouragement: Hot yoga

Proudest fitness achievement: Being able to do a pull up by myself




Favorite spot in Alexandria: Old Town

Last purchase in Alexandria: The dress I’m wearing from Kiskadee!

Best coffee / happy hour / date night spot: Coffee, St. Elmo’s / happy hour, Blackwall Hitch’s outdoor patio / Date night, Vermilion

Favorite charity: Scholarship Fund of Alexandria. It provides college scholarships to deserving students at T.C. Williams.

Favorite annual Alexandria event: Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s Annual Fundraising Gala



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1 Comment

  1. Avatar Twig Murray says:

    Michelle looks great. — And so do the works of art behind her. They are all currently on view (and for sale, at least the ones that haven’t sold yet) in the Athenaeum Gallery at 201 Prince Street, Old Town. Thanks for letting us be a gorgeous backdrop for gorgeous photos!

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