Style Scout: Alicia Kelly
Name: Alicia Kelly
Hometown: Sapulpa, Okla.
Time in Lawrence: On and off for about 10 years
Relationship status: I’m dating me, myself and I.
Occupation: I help run Henry’s coffee shop, I tend bar at the Taproom and teach at the Arts Center. I stay busy! You can’t just have one job in this town.
Dream job: I supposed it would be someone that creates some sort of atmosphere, like creates stages or room for things. I guess being a full-time artist.
What were you doing when scouted? Enjoying East Lawrence and walking to the library.
Describe your style: I would say it’s kind of like the “1970s meets the thrift store.”
Fashion trends you love: Anything inexpensive. I’m a big fan of cowboy boots. I like local things as well. A lot of things I wear, jewelry-wise, are made locally, too.
Fashion trends you hate: There are things that I wouldn’t wear but that doesn’t mean I would hate it. Actually, it’s people not smiling at you when you walk down the sidewalk.
Fashion influences: I thrift a lot. I’m very thrifty. A lot of stuff I would have for like 10 years and cycle them through. I look at people around town and do a little bit of traveling, too. Last year, I was in Buenos Aires for an art residency.
What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? More monkeys on people’s shoulders [pointing at two individuals walking down Mass. Street dressed as pirates. One of them has a fake monkey on his back] and more soul music. Less drunk driving.
Tattoos or piercings: I have ear and nose piercings and a handful of tattoos. My favorite tattoo is an eastern Indian design from the 14th century that means eternity.
Whom do people say you look like? Janis Joplin or Jim Morrison’s wife, Pamela Courson.
What type of music do you like? Old country, old soul and old blues.
Tell us a secret: I’m deftly afraid of big bodies of waters and drains.