Style Scout: Kim Koelling


Lawrence Journal-World

Boots: Alabama Outlet Mall, 2007, $20. Skirt: Wildman Vintage, 2009, $14. Belt: Express, 2010, $20. Shirt: American Apparel, 2010, $22. Ring: Pangea, Nashville, 2010.

Name: Kim Koelling

Age: 22

Sign: Virgo

Occupation: Graphic designer

Hometown: Grapevine, Texas

Time in Lawrence: 4 1/2 years

What were you doing when you were scouted? Walking downtown.

How would you describe your style? Art-teacher chic.

What are your current favorite fashion trends? High-waisted skirts, cowboy boots, handcrafted rings and artisan jewelry.

What are your least favorite fashion trends? I like modest, purposeful clothing, so anything that’s not weather-appropriate isn’t for me. I’m not one for the whole “beauty is pain” — I’d rather be warm.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? A Macaroni Grill, or any restaurant that has bread as good as theirs.

What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? I wouldn’t change a thing. I like Lawrence just the way it is.

Do you have any fashion influences? I follow a lot of design blogs and watch “Project Runway,” but I’m more of a bargain shopper…

Do you have any tattoos or piercings? I’m getting a tattoo on Friday! And I have my nose and ears pierced.

People say I look like… someone that they know or Dakota Fanning. I just wish I looked like an Olsen twin.

Tell us a secret: I’m going to Africa for the Peace Corps in February.


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