Street Style: Shelbie Koch

If you haven’t seen Shelbie at TSALT then you’ve most definitely seen her in their fall preview lookbook a few weeks ago. I must say she is such a fantastic model to work with!

Shelbie is a bright spirit with so much energy and love for the fashion industry, but she has a super interesting background. She formerly did visuals for Kate Spade, she has design experience, and she even spent a couple of years on a sail boat! I love when people have cool stories to tell, it just keeps things exciting!

It’s been really fun to watch her acclimate to the store and I’m so excited to watch her grow with TSALT.

Shelbie is wearing Faux Fur Coat by Rhino & Pelle, Dijon Bodysuit by Paige, Snakeskin Jeans by Good American, and Snakeskin Purse by Let&Her, all available at TSALT.
📸 ::Sarah Marcella Creative



How do you spend your time? Traveling, hiking, cooking, dancing, going to museums, playing with my daughter, volleyball, designing, and sewing swimwear and resort wear

Neighborhood: Old Town North

How long have you lived in Alexandria: 2 years. I moved here from Singapore

What is your hometown? I have moved all over the world most of my life. I now consider Alexandria my hometown

What brought you to Alexandria? Family. I wanted my daughter to grow up near her grandparents and aunt/uncle/cousin. They all live in the area

What would surprise people about you? I am an architect who has sailed all over the world on a mega sailing yacht

You’re a superhero: what’s your superpower? Being invisible so I could play jokes on people

Favorite cocktail: Jack n Coke, Dark n Stormy

Last book read or movie seen: Girl, Wash Your Face! by Rachel Hollis

Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate chip ice cream with lots of rainbow sprinkles

Phrase you overuse: Awesome!

Facebook or Instagram? Instagram

Latest binge-watch: The Americans

Bucket list travel destination: Turkey and Japan

If you only could have one for the rest of your life: wine or coffee? Wine




Define your style in three words or less: Classic, colorful, fun

The go-to piece in your wardrobe: Knee-high boots

Favorite trend ever: Stiletto heels

Favorite current trend: Animal prints

Beauty product you can’t live without: Mascara

Favorite fragrance: Daisy by Marc Jacobs, Valentino Donna Born in Roma

Heels or flats? Heels most definitely




Favorite room in your home: Kitchen, I love to cook for other people

Antiques, modern, or a mix? Modern mix

Last item bought for your home: Flowers

Next planned purchase: Bed

Favorite way to entertain: With lots of people around and a BBQ

Clutter-free or well-lived in? Clutter-free

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


Nina Sweater by Eleven Six, Le High Skinny Jeans by Frame, and Sheep Shearling Bag by Kempton & Co., all available at TSALT.


Your go-to work-out: Pilates and Barre

Most fun way to exercise: Surfing and dancing

Group exercise or solo: Both

Fitness goal: Start lifting weights consistently to lean out and gain muscle

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

Proudest fitness achievement: Laughing through a workout




Favorite spot in Alexandria: Waterfront and Marina. I love to play there with my daughter. We get ice cream and pizza

Last purchase in Alexandria: A fur coat from TSALT

Best coffee / happy hour / date night spot: Virtue Feed & Grain and O’Connell’s

Favorite charity: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Favorite annual Alexandria event: Scottish parade


  • The latest from Ali
Owner + Stylist | ALH Style
Ali’s greatest passion is empowering women to look and feel their best. With this mission in mind she launched her personal styling business, ALH Style. On a daily basis you’ll find Ali cleaning out closets, shopping for clients, or creating lookbooks for the busy professional women of D.C. and Alexandria. Starting a fashion-based business from scratch has given Ali an eye for marketing. She’s now also managing TSALT’s social media, styling their new product shoots, and promoting their fun and fabulous brands to women in the DMV. Ali has lived in Alexandria, Virginia for eight years. She met her husband Cameron here, and they have a precious daughter, Cavin, and two little yorkies, Ollie and Lou.

ALH Style is a local personal styling business offering closet clean outs, look books, style consults, shopping appointments and consignment drop offs to women of all shapes and sizes in the DMV! Work one-on-one with owner and lead stylist, Ali Hellmuth, to find your most confident self!
428B Hume Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
By appointment only


  1. Super stylish! I met her on my first visit shopping! Any links to the boots she’s wearing the photos?:)

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