TTN: How would you describe your style in college?
CL: I guess a little bit more grungy, probably less frilly. I think I have a frillier style now – like pretty. I wore a lot of corduroys in college, wife-beaters.
TTN: Do you put a lot of thought into your outfits?
CL: I think it depends on my mood. Especially teaching college, I think if I had no concept of fashion … but because I know that I have 16 girls looking at me and appraising me, I know that I don’t want to make an egregious mistake.
I was in class last Monday, and I realized after class – I can be flaky sometimes-I realized that, my shirt, it was a button-down shirt, it was inside out and stained. I don’t know what I was thinking.
TTN: Have you ever seen a student style that you’ve wanted do duplicate?
CL: What I’ve noticed lately is all these cut off jeans, and the pants, the graceful half pants. I would look terrible in a short skirt, and I would like fat in the pants. You [students] look younger … there’s some stuff that I don’t think would be flattering, so I draw the line.
TTN: What’s the oldest piece of clothing in your closet?
CL: I have two older sisters and an older brother. One of my sisters, she was like 13, embroidered a jean jacket with like Led Zeppelin, a unicorn, rainbows … I have that that I actually still wear. She made is in like 1974, 1975.
TTN: What was the last thing you bought?
CL: The last time I went shopping I went to Franklin Mills. I bought a really nice pair Donald Pliner red patent leather knee high boots. They have a racing strip up the back. They were like $80. That’s definitely my thing-I love knee high boots.
TTN: How often do you buy clothes?
CL: Oh, too often. Well, I usually shop at Jo-Mar. It’s like remainder stuff … I’ve bought beautiful BCBG dresses there… its hit or miss. Imagine TJ Maxx.