Style Scout: Raya Bowden


Raya Bowden, Lawrence. Clothing details: Glasses, Costco, four years ago; scarf, Burberry, four years ago; sweater, J.Crew, six years ago, $30; jacket, Banana Republic, years ago, $80; bag, online Kate Spade sale, years ago; corduroy pants, ShopBob online, years ago, $50; shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti on sale a long time ago.

Age: 24

Relationship status: Dating

Hometown: Lawrence

Time in Lawrence: Four years

Occupation: I work in a law office and a jewelry store.

Dream job? International puppy baby sitter

What were you doing when scouted: Getting coffee

Describe your style: I love the color black although I’m not wearing any today! Besides that, I like comfy, soft, rich, textural clothing that is well made.

Fashion trends you love: I like leather, black and white everything, big as well as minimalistic gold jewelry and stilettos.

Fashion trends you hate: I know it’s huge for spring, but I don’t like floral patterns.

Fashion influences: My mom, Kate Moss, the style blog called “They All Hate Us” and anything Alexander Wang.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? I would like to see people dress up more.

Less of? Everyone wearing the same thing.

Tattoos or piercings: Just my ears pierced!

Who do people say you look like? I used to get Blake Lively occasionally. But that was when my hair was longer.

What type of music do you unwind to? Right now I’m really into funk!

Tell us a secret … My parents are going to kill me, but I really love “The Bachelor”!


alm77 1 year, 1 month ago

Ed, thank you so much for your Style Scouting! I love the looks you choose to feature.


Benjamin Roberts 1 year, 1 month ago

Two weeks in a row! Good eye Ed!


Sanford213 1 year, 1 month ago

Stunning, almost like a nerdy Victoria's Secret model!


PeriMac 1 year, 1 month ago

Sweet! Nice style! By the way, The Bachelor was a hilarious show when it first came out so it's definitely entertainment. Ha


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