1. How would you describe your style? Bright, colorful, eclectic, bohemian and comfortable! 2. Where’s your favorite place to shop? Sales! I cannot remember the last time I paid full price for anything! I always start at Gabriel Brothers — you never know what treasures you’ll find there. I also do a lot of online shopping (etsy.com and target.com). It’s a fine line of buying versatile plain pieces that mix well with the tie-dyed heels and leopard-print coat. 3. Tell us about the dreads. How long have you had them? What made you decide to get them? Ever since I was a teenager my hair has been my vice. I have tried just about every hairstyle — long, short, blonde, brown, red, purple, blue, pink, permed. This was my next step! Of course, they are a labor of love and demand dedication, so I think they are here to stay for a few more years. I’ve had the dreads for four years this past January. Not sure when I first fell in love with dreadlocks, although I drooled over them on many a cruise to the southern Caribbean. I love how easy they are day-to-day, but all that work is concentrated about two to three times a month with hours of maintenance. Dreadheadhq.com and knottyboy.com is where I learned all the Caucasian dreadlock awesomeness. 4. What’s your attitude towards dying your hair? How do you decide what colors to go with? Trial and error. My natural color is dingy brown; I’ve been hiding it since I was 16 with bottle blonde. I like to highlight now and then with blue or red and purple — and that decision usually stems from boredom. It’s cheaper and less permanent then a new tattoo or piercing, although I fit those in every few years as well. 5. Who’s a fashion icon—or just someone whose look you love? Barbie. That girl will try anything and has tried everything at least once. I love all avant-garde stylings, which brings us to Alexander McQueen — who DOESNT love that man, seriously? His style is desirable, but perhaps for a photo shoot or art show. I prefer to prance around in flip-flops and soft cotton dresses most of the time, bohemian style.