"As a creative person, the way I dress is just another way of expressing my creativity. "

Job: Creative director at Nationwide Better Health

Neighborhood: Northwest Side

Hometown: East Columbus

Age: 46

Label your style: "Elegance with an edge."

What does "an edge" mean for you?

A lot of leopard print, that's kind of my "branding." A mix of textures in my outfits is what I go for, like leather and silk and fur and metallic. I figure if people have to look at me, I might as well make it worth their while.

What impression do you hope your style gives people about you?

As a creative person, the way I dress is just another way of expressing my creativity. I always like an element of unexpectedness to what I wear, but not so over-the-top that it's goofy and people are confusing me with a bag lady.

Where do you like to shop?

Nordstrom is probably my fallback when it comes to brick-and-mortar stores. I shop online a lot: Shopbop, Revolve Clothing, Gilt, Yoox, Net-a-porter, Bluefly, Zappos.

There are so many boutiques in town that I think are adorable, but their selection is so small, and I live in mortal fear that I'm going to buy something and run into someone wearing the exact same thing.

Is there anywhere in town you like to look, but not necessarily buy?

I always like to duck into Rowe.

What are your favorite products?

Smashbox Photo Finish foundation primer. Burberry Touch for Women. Alterna Caviar Rapid Repair Spray.

The outfit:

Sweater: J. Crew

Fur collar: Vintage

Cami: Nanette Lepore

Skirt: J. Crew

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Necklaces: J. Crew

Jeweled bracelet: Kenneth Jay Lane

Resin bracelets: Alexis Bittar

Watch: Michael Kors

Cocktail ring: David Yurman

To share your sense of style with fashion columnist Brittany Kress, e-mail bkress@columbusalive.com