Get to know Caroline, a contributing writer for Avant Gaudy and our “Chicagoland thriftstore expert!”
Where are you from?
Where do you live now?
Oak Park IL, but soon Ukie Village in Chicago!
What is your profession/major? What school do you go to?
Dominican University 09: apparel design major, studio art & photography minor.
To continue my freelance apparel design & sculpture, eventually go to grad school to be able to teach, and lastly open up a cute boutique!
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Romeo & Juliet, Eyes Wide Shut, Little Children and silent films!!
What TV shows are you currently watching/still addicted to?
True Blood. I love vampires!
What kind of music do you like? What bands are you listening to?
Big Band and Swing, Spanish, surf/Polynesian, George Crumb, Animal Collective, Andrew Bird
What do you like to do for fun?
Thrift! Going jetskiing, playing tennis, going to restaurants and seeing live jazz!
Things you love?
Animals, flowers and mushrooms. They inspire me daily!
Jeremy Scott, Hussein Chalayan, Marc Jacobs, Chloé.
Favorite clothing item/accessory that you own?
Tough, but I would say my large dark salmon colored ring.
How would you describe your personal style?
Eclectic, vintage, textural, accessorized.
One thing you’ll never wear?
What is your most recent purchase?
A cookbook on flavored butter!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Obsessed with/can’t live without?
Cheese and pine nut hummus!
Your perfect day?
Wake up at 6:00 a.m., go out to breakfast, play on Lake Michigan, sew a dress in the late afternoon & then have a BBQ with the friends!
Freshly juiced blackberry limeade!
What are you an expert of/random knowledge?
I am attempting to be an expert at perceptions of women from 1915-present day. For now, I am just a 1920s expert! I also know a lot about baking!
What Web site do you have to check everyday?
Guilty of Facebook… and gmail!
Leonberger! Or any baby animals!
“You love it.”