Known for her impeccable and distinctive taste, April Yvonne (Jones Firoozabadi) is one of the most sought after fashion stylists in D.C. April has graced the front page of the Wall Street Journal and was the Resident Stylist for the boutique hotel, Capella Georgetown. April has been featured in Forbes and USA Today and on fashion segments for NBC4 Washington and “Let’s Talk Live” News Channel 8. She has worked as a Stylist for Dior and as a Fashion Correspondent for The Georgetown Dish. April is also the Founder of The Style DIB (Daily Intel Brief), paying homage her former career as an Intel Analyst, which was originally launched as MyDCStyle in 2010. As April evolved so did the content of her blog, which now provides readers with all things fashion as well as beauty tips, travel and home decor.
As a respected source and authority on all things fashion coupled with her former career in the field of Counterterrorism, April is responsible for styling a distinguished list of clientele and editorial shoots for DC Modern Luxury. Known as a trusted curator of style, with an extensive knowledge of haute couture and contemporary design, April is also in high demand for her fashion seminars, Signature Style Series. Partnering with designers and luxury stores, April conducts sold-out fashion events inside intimate spaces of luxe venues such as the Capella Georgetown, The W Hotel or 5-star Georgetown restaurant, Citronelle, allowing her following to experience first-hand her inherent passion and devotion to fashion.
Prior to diving full-time in to the fashion world, April had an accomplished career in Counterterrorism holding prestigious positions at the Department of State and private consulting firms. During her tenure with the Intelligence Community, April never deviated from her love of fashion and booked styling appointments and seminars after work hours. She also self-studied the fashion industry by covering Fashion Weeks in New York and interviewing her favorite designers backstage; visiting showrooms; and blogging her style observations while on world travels.
April is passionate about combining her love of fashion with philanthropic causes near and dear to her heart. She is currently serving as Co-Chair for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital annual Heart of Fashion 2017, having Chaired and served as a committee member since 2010. April is also a mentor with the local Boys and Girls Club in D.C. where she strives to inspire and motivate teens to be the best they can be. As an avid animal lover, April has been a supporter of the Washington Humane Society having participated as a top fundraising model in their annual Fashion for Paws Runway Show. April resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband Ari Firoozabadi, their two children Sophia Yvonne and David Lyon, and their beloved dogs Molly and Apricot.