Cenla’s Best Dressed


From hectic works schedules to PTA meetings to running successful businesses or whatever your typical day entails, it’s a challenge to look your best every day.  We’ve asked some of the best known clothiers and haberdashers in our area to recognize a small group of Cenla-ians who are widely regarded as going that extra mile to look great each and every day. With so many fashion-forward Cenla-ians these days, it’s impossible to recognize them all.  So, in that spirit, if you have someone in mind we may have missed, add your personal nominees to our list in the comments section below and tell us why they’re among Cenla’s Best Dressed!


 Glenda Stock
St. Johns, Ann Fontaine, Carolina Herrera

“I have a passion for fashion and I believe clothes speak volumes about a person.”





T.W. Thompson
Coppley, Scott Barber, Allen Edmond

“Being well dressed is important for self-respect and portraying myself to the citizens of Alexandria in such a way as to inspire the confidence that is required of my position as a public official.”



Jolie Shine
J.Crew, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin

“My job requires that I wear scrubs all the time.  So when I do get the chance, I like to get dressed up.”











Rev. C.J. Bell
Botany 500, Maltos, Stacy Adams

“I dress well because I like the attention it brings.  I like the compliments people give me each day.”



Rosa Fields
Calvin Kline, J.Jill, I.N. Studio

“I dress well to feel the best about myself. I would never go out not looking right.”










Darrel D. Ryland
Canalli, Robert Talbot, Zegna

“I’ve always taken pride in how I look.”



Kellie Wilson Peyton
Coco Chanel, BCBG, Joy Joy

“I like to dress well because a woman should be two things—classy and fabulous.”










Ralph Sisco
Hickey Freeman, Jack Victor, Samuelsohn

“When we were young, we were very poor. My mother was a seamstress who would make our clothes out of any fabric available to her, including feed sacks.  She taught me how to spot great fabrics and an appreciation for well constructed clothes.”


Sheranda Baillio Smith
Theme of L.A., Stella & Dot

“I’ve always been interested in fashion, so I like to stay in style.”











Tom David
Zegna, Canalli, Castagna

“My dad always said, ‘Our clients deserve the respect of a respectable man.  A respectable man expects you to dress.’  I find that a suit always boots your confidence level.


Lisa Neely
Talbots, Ann Taylor, Evan Picone

“Dressing nicely is something that I do for myself each day.  I have a very busy schedule, and it helps me get the day started off right.”











Dr. Lawrence Menache
Ralph Lauren, Jeff Nichols, Bataglia

“You have to dress the package the best way you can.”



Kheli Durand Tudor
BCBG, local vintage labels

”I believe being well dressed reflects who you are as a person.”












Richard J. Arsenault
Zegna, Canali, Zanella

“First impressions are critical.  Studies show we make decisions about people within the first few seconds of meeting them, and how you dress factors prominently into that dynamic.”




DeeAnn Burns Bass
Marc Jacobs, BCBG, Kenneth Cole

“I dress well because it makes me feel good!”












Raymond Rosenthal
Canalli, Jack Victor, Robert Talbot

“Although it’s a challenge, I dress both for business and because I enjoy it.”


 Joy Hodges
Oscar de la Renta, Chris Cole, Escada

“I like to dress well so I can look great for my family.”










Greg O’Quin
Scott Barber, Canalli, Allen Edmonds

”In my line of business, I have got to look my best every day.”



Skye Vaughn
Diane Von Furstenburg, BCBG, Christian Louboutin

“I dress up so I can feel good about myself!”