Friday, June 19, 2009
Name: Deb Rake
Hometown: Racine, Wisc.
Time in Lawrence: 20-plus years
Occupation: Wink eyewear, optical stylist
Best thing about working downtown: The rhythm of the streets and meeting new fantastic people everyday.
What would I like to see more of in Lawrence: bike lanes
What would I like to see less of in Lawrence: I’d like to see fewer hostilities against bikers and pedestrians, and fewer national chain stores.
Advice on picking out frames:
1. Follow your heart.
2. Step outside of your comfort zone.
3. Buy what you want, not what a friend or relative thinks you should wear.
4. Never buy something that you think will go with everything. It’s a sure way to end up with something boring.
Favorite trends: Big sunglasses
Favorite style of old-school sunglasses? To be honest, old school is out. There are so many fantastically beautiful new things to be tempted by every week. My sunglasses are special because they are limited edition, handmade, and we import them from France. And because they make me feel so pretty.
PRICE OF CLOTHING:
Jean skirt: Purchased at Target this spring for $20.
Chamis and sweater: I got them at the Gap this spring during the family and friends sale around $35.
Shoes: El Naturalista, purchased at Browns last year for $150.
Watch: Swatch, a gift that I’ve had for about a year.
Sunglasses: Alain Mikli Wink eyewear from Wink for $550
Hair: Roxanne Klaus at Static Hair Salon