Archive for Thursday, June 3, 2010

Style scout: Ann Foster

June 3, 2010


Ann Foster

Ann Foster

Ann Foster

Age: 47.

Sign: Taurus.

Occupation: Chemistry and AP Biology Teacher at Lawrence High School.

Hometown: Chicago.

Time in Lawrence: since 1999.

What were you doing when scouted? Shopping at Borders with my son.

How would you describe your style? Comfortable, flowy and washable — suitable clothing for a science teacher and a mom.

What are your favorite fashion trends? Cool, lightweight fabrics, peasant tops and Birkenstocks.

What are your least favorite fashion trends? Short-shorts — it’s good to leave some things to the imagination.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Clothing that’s not just marketed toward 20-somethings. I’d like to see more clothing options for children and adults. There are lots of stores that provide baby clothing, but kids ages 6 — 14 have limited options.

What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? Backwards baseball caps and baggy pants that make walking a trial.

People say I look like: Someone that I went to high school with or your old neighbor — I always get the don’t-I-know-you-from-somewhere look.

Tell us a secret: All through high school, my hair was styled like Dorothy Hamill — the wedge!

Top/Jacket: Nordstrom’s, 2006, gift.

Skirt: Kohl’s, 2009, $20.

Sandals: Birkenstock, 2007, $30.

Necklace: Grandmother’s ring, 1998.

Earrings: Juli, April 2010, $12.

Claddagh Ring: Ireland, 1980.


SeaFox 7 years, 10 months ago

For the record, baggy pants don't make walking a trial. They actually make walking easier than with tighter jeans as you have more freedom of movement. She means wearing your jeans sagged down so the waistband is midway down your thighs, hampering leg movement; which has nothing to do with the "bagginess" of the jeans themselves.

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