Thursday, January 28, 2010
Hawley Alexandra Shoffner
What were you doing when scouted: Drinking red beers with my brother.
How would you describe your style: Gussied-up grandma. I like to wear plaid skirts, knee highs and tucked-in shirts (I almost always button the top button on button-down shirts) with old lady accessories ("Hopalong Cassidy" ring, my grandma's pearls, diamond earrings, a gaudy gold bracelet, etc.). I'm typically overdressed, but I've been working on my casual look lately.
Who are your fashion influences: Anna Karina's plaid skirts in "Band of Outsiders," Gena Rowlands' large sunglasses in "Opening Night," Katharine Hepburn's trousers, and French Yé-yé girls.
What are your favorite fashion trends: I like bib necklaces, heart-shaped sunglasses, thigh-high boots, wide black headbands, onesies (within reason) and little black dresses.
What are your least favorite fashion trends: I don't like flowy dresses that lack a defined waist, neon sunglasses or tights being used in the place of pants (this varies from girl to girl but usually is a bad idea unless you're Brigitte Bardot).
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence: I'd like to see a lingerie shop similar to Birdies in Kansas City, a Cheese Shop replacement and a store downtown that sells glass bottles of Mexican Coke. I'd also like to see more basketball courts and more bars with TVs so I can easily watch my sports programs.
What would you like to see less of in Lawrence: I'd like to see less lurkers in the community building at 11th and Vermont and less bullies.
People say I look like: Angelina Jolie in "Hackers" and Liza Minnelli when I have shorter hair, and my mom when I have longer hair.
Tell us a secret: I have Joni Mitchell's "Blue" on all audio formats.
Shoes: October 2009, gift.
Skirt: Gap, November 2007, $20.
Velvet blazer: January 2009, gift.
Collared shirt: Gap, November 2007, $20.
Knee highs: Target, January 2010, $3.
1978 penny ring: Strong’s Antiques, December 2005, gift.
“Hopalong Cassidy” ring: flea market in Bourbonnais, Ill., August 2005, $6.
Black clutch: estate sale in Wichita, September 2004, $5.
Pin: photo of great-great grandfather, December 2009, gift.
Pearl necklace: A Legacy in Wichita, July 2004, $5.
Glasses: Wink, August 2008, $350.