Real Life Style Icon: Audi of Fashion For Nerds

This is one of our many Real Life Style Icon interviews in which we drool over the sartorial stylings of funny, smart, gorgeous fashion bloggers we want to befriend/borrow clothing from. 

 

Name: Audi
Age: 42
Location: San Francisco
Online haunts:  my blogmy etsy shop.

 

Three reasons that you’re awesome:
1. At work I do a lot that helps people, both through my contributions to developing drugs to treat serious diseases, and also more directly, as a manager and mentor to other scientists.2.  I have a lot of fun with fashion and style, and I feel like I encourage other people to have fun with it too.

3. I have many varied interests outside of science: I’m a home brewer, I make hats, I love to travel, I’m a huge fan of mariachi music, I speak some Icelandic as well as French, I love reptiles and amphibians. And obviously I have a passion for clothing and style.

 

 

What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
I’d love to get my hands on a pair of the over the knee lace-up boots I saw in the Dior Fall ’11 collection. Shoes are probably my most oft-coveted item of clothing.

Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.

I was in grade school in the 70’s, so I fondly remember Garanimals. As an animal lover, I was of course thrilled with clothing associated with giraffes and hippos and such. I’ve often thought I should create a men’s clothing line that mimics Garanimals (GarMANimals?). Of course, instead of matching giraffes and hippos, they would instead pair up things like pizza and beer, or a sports car and a blonde. I could make millions, I tell you!

 


What are you wearing right now, as you type this?
A red, full skirted dress with black patterned tights, hardware-studded boots and a black cardigan. Red and black is one of my favorite combinations right now. What is the last item of clothing you bought?
I splurged on a pair of Prada sunglasses, and I’m glad I did. They make me feel so glamorous!

 

What is your best thrifting score?
My favorite is probably the 1960’s navy and white short sleeved jacket I found at a second hand shop in Paris. It fits like it was custom made for me, and nothing beats international thrift shopping!

 

Could you tell us your top three style tricks/DIYs?
1. Layering skirts and dresses is one of my key tricks for using most of my wardrobe year-round in the variable and often windy San Francisco climate. I layer to lengthen shorter hemlines, to add warmth, and to bring in contrast or add visual interest.2. I love using belts to move my waistline up or down, or to change the shape of a garment.

3. I keep outfits interesting by adding unexpected elements such as a man’s tie, skull motifs, or a leather harness. A little bit of daring really spices up an outfit.

6 Comments

Haddock

The outfits are great especially the red skirt (that is red isn't it?)
It would have helped if you chose different backgrounds for the pictures 🙂

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Akmos17

have many varied interests outside of science: I'm a home brewer, I make hats, I love to travel, I'm a huge fan of mariachi music, I speak some Icelandic as well as French, I love reptiles and amphibians. And obviously I have a passion for clothing and style.fashion tips for women

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