Style Scout: Emily Meder

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Emily Meder

Emily Meder

Age: 23.

Sign: Gemini.

Hometown: Hays.

Time in Lawrence: 5 years.

Occupation: Phoenix Gallery customer service assistant.

What were you doing when scouted: Being a shopgirl.

How would you describe your style: Annie Hall meets Cyndi Lauper.

Favorite trends: I really like comfortable clothes, and right now I like high-waisted stuff, big bracelets, and I’m a big fan of wearing a simple gray shirt with awesome accessories. On guys, I like a nice vintage button down.

Least favorite trends: I don’t like cargo shorts ... they are so ’90s. I’m also not a big fan of flip-flops and jeans, Ed Hardy shirts and booty shorts on girls that really shouldn’t be wearing them.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence: I’d like to see more vegetarian restaurants, better bike courtesy, better fashion on guys and definitely more dogs.

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What would you like to see less of in Lawrence: Less chain stores, less businesses closing on Mass. St. and less hatin’ all around.

Who are your fashion influences: My Grandma, because she let me raid her jewelry collection. I’m also really influenced by ’70s and ’80s fashion, and I try to always wear something comfortable.

People say I look like: A crazy pug lady.

What’s the best part about working downtown: Working downtown is great because everyone you want to see hangs out there.

Tell us a secret: I had a collage in the shape of a heart in my closet of Jonathan Taylor Thomas when I was younger. He was my first crush.

Shoes: Ecote, purchased on sale at Urban Outfitters, 1 month ago for $20.

Skirt: Purchased at a thrift store in Hays, 5 months ago for $2.

Belt: Purchased on sale at Urban Outfitters, 2 weeks ago for $10

Shirt: Wildman Vintage, purchased 2 years ago for $6.

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Bracelet: Handmade, purchased at the Phoenix Gallery, 6 months ago for $15.

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters, purchased 1 year ago for $10.

Rings: The turquoise ring is from Magic Carpet Traveler. I got it 8 months ago for $65. The silver ring is from the Spencer Art Museum gift shop, purchased 6 months ago for $55.

Purse: Etienne Aigner. I bought it on eBay for $5 1 year ago.

Hair: Andiy at Static cuts it.