Style Scout: Mark Maiden

Name: Mark Maiden

Age: 20

Relationship status: Hopeful

Hometown: Overland Park

Time in Lawrence: Since August 2013

Occupation: Desk assistant at the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Dream job: I want to be a contributing writer for the Web mag Everyday Feminism.

Whom do people say you look like?Eraserhead

Describe your style: Pretty neutral and thrifty. Kind of pretentious thrift-store.

Fashion trends you love: Chambray, combat boots and the bandana. I love the bandana.

Fashion trends you hate: Open-toed shoes.

Fashion influences: Kasper G.V. who works at Henry’s and my friend Claire Mersmann.

Favorite things about Lawrence? I recently bought a bike and I love that I’m within biking distance of lonely country roads.

Who would you want to have dinner with, living or dead? Audre Lorde. I’m reading her book “Sister Outsider,” and the way she thinks about emotions in writing is the same way I do.

What is your spirit animal? A peacock because the moment it flashes its plume, you know it’s intense and brightly colored, and I’m an intense presence too.

Tell us a secret: I wear women’s socks.