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Archive for Thursday, March 31, 2011

Style Scout: Eileen Strong

Clothing Details:
Boots: Weavers, 2006, $59.
Sweater: Urban Outfitters, 2007, $10.
Jeans: Urban Outfitters, 2010, $58.
Earrings: Vintage 1950s, Strong’s Antiques, 2011, gift.
Necklace: Vintage 1940s Wartime Souvenir, Strong’s Antiques, 2011, gift.

Clothing Details: Boots: Weavers, 2006, $59. Sweater: Urban Outfitters, 2007, $10. Jeans: Urban Outfitters, 2010, $58. Earrings: Vintage 1950s, Strong’s Antiques, 2011, gift. Necklace: Vintage 1940s Wartime Souvenir, Strong’s Antiques, 2011, gift.

March 31, 2011

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Name: Eileen Strong

Age: 62

Sign: Capricorn

Occupation: Retired teacher, chef/business owner — Aimee’s Coffeehouse and Strong’s Antiques, 1025 Mass.

Relationship Status: Married

Hometown: Born in Kansas City, Mo. and lived in Lenexa.

Time in Lawrence: 25 years

What were you doing when you were scouted? Working downtown at Aimee’s.

How would you describe your style? Personal and individual — I just like what I like. I don’t give myself too many restrictions, and my style varies depending on mood when I wake up each morning.

What are your current favorite fashion trends? Pencil skirts, straight-leg pants, sundresses, and boots — if I’m not wearing boots I’m usually wearing high-heels.

What are your least favorite fashion trends? Skin-tight jeans on men and baggy clothing on women — I like clothing with more feminine shapes.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Events where you can get really dressed up. I have cocktail dresses just withering away in my closet!

What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? Less conformity. More individuality.

Do you have any fashion influences? I still love the classics — Chanel and Dior. I’m drawn toward more tailored but modern looks, like clothing in stores like White House | Black Market and Chico's.

People say I look like… No one really, just me!

Tell us a Secret: I love working with my son so much — I work for free!

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