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Style Scout: Amanda Albrecht

February 21, 2013

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Amanda Albrecht, Topeka. Clothing details: Blazer, Goodwill, two years ago, $7; sweater, Urban Outfitters, two years ago, $30; Banana Republic belt, consignment shop in Colorado, one year ago, $1; customized skirt, “It was my grandma’s sister’s nighty!”, homemade; leggings, Asos, $10, last year; shoes, consignment shop in Colorado, $17.

Amanda Albrecht, Topeka. Clothing details: Blazer, Goodwill, two years ago, $7; sweater, Urban Outfitters, two years ago, $30; Banana Republic belt, consignment shop in Colorado, one year ago, $1; customized skirt, “It was my grandma’s sister’s nighty!”, homemade; leggings, Asos, $10, last year; shoes, consignment shop in Colorado, $17.

Age: 20

Hometown: Topeka

Time in Lawrence: Two years

Occupation: Archaeology student

Dream job: an archaeologist working in South America.

What were you doing when scouted: Reading a book called “Ancient Tiwanaku.”

Describe your style: My style is really different from day to day. It runs from classic tailored merino wool coats to a faux fur leopard coat. I really like to mix up patterns with my beloved glitter eyeliner.

Fashion trends you love: I really don’t know if anything I love is in line with any trends. However, I’m really into blazers and I like styles that mix a schoolgirl sophisticated look with glitter.

Fashion trends you hate: It’s hard to say I hate a trend because I really couldn’t care less about what other people are wearing. Fashion on some level is an opportunity to inform people of who you are.

Fashion influences: I really like Marianne Faithfull, Björk, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. I also learned a lot, surprisingly, from my mom, who is responsible for my love of boots and long skirts. She has a very sophisticated yet earthy sense of fashion.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence: More pie shops!

Less of? I’m pretty happy in Lawrence. Maybe less college bars and meter maids.

Tattoos or piercings: None

Who do people say you look like? I hear Helena Bonham Carter fairly regularly.

What type of music do you unwind to: Leonard Cohen and Patti Smith

Tell us a secret … In fourth grade, I cheated on a spelling test!

Comments

FeistyLady 1 year, 1 month ago

Amanda's style is great! I have also seen her around campus and her outfits are like birthday surprises--you never know if she's going to be dressed demurely or edgy. Plus, she makes good use of recycled materials/vintage. Kudos to you, Amanda!!!

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DasLoomis 1 year, 1 month ago

I have seen Amanda wearing quite a few different looks and they all work. I would say this is a rather muted-toned down ensemble for her. I enjoy her fashion sense and I wish more people shared her sense of individuality. Good call.

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