Karen Jackson, for The Baltimore Sun
January 27, 2013
Annie Chau, 31, looked like the bees' knees in an outfit that was inspired by the Roaring '20s but also very current. A transcriber for the deaf at Vital Signs, she was wearing all new pieces to the party. Except for the headband, all are things she will wear again.
Next time she wears these pieces, they'll be complemented by a certain 2013 edginess -- a signature of her usual style but an aspect she kept hidden at the party so as to be true to the 1920s.
"You can't tell now, but one side of my head is shaved," said the Better Waverly resident. "And the tips [of my hair] are green. I like to push with my hair. I've always had 'different' hairstyles, three or four [of them] a year."
HER STYLE: "Thrift store chic."
HER ENSEMBLE: Black-and-white-striped sequin Zara shift with fringe hem that she found on eBay. Black bead and crystal tassel necklace from Macy's. Silver bead and chain draped headband from Icing. Vintage white enameled mesh envelope clutch from the Wise Penny.
WHERE SHE SHOPS: "I do a lot of shopping on eBay and at thrift stores. I try to do the high-end/low-end kind of thing. But there's not a lot of high-end going on here."
HER MUSES: "I love thesartorialist.com, all-theprettybirds.com, jakandjil.com and Bill Cunningham's column [on nytimes.com]. I scour the Internet for photos of Isabella Blow and Anna Piaggi when I need an inspirational boost."
-- Sloane Brown