Street Fashion: Rachel at Forever 21

We met Rachel greeting shoppers at the front door at Forever 21 in the Denver Pavilions and liked right off that she was enthusiastic and -- what a surprise! -- actually welcoming. And we loved her 21st-century Sally Bowles look, too, which was picture-perfect, from the bowler hat right down to her screaming red lipstick and heavy black eye-liner, which turned up in little inverted commas at the corners of her pretty eyes. Here's what she had to say about her outfit:

Westword: How did you pick your outfit?

Rachel: They told us that we all had to wear black today, and that we had to cover our shoulders. I knew I wanted to wear this top, so I decided to wear it over a dress.

How would you describe your personal style?

R: I like a balance between vintage and modern looks. I shop a lot at thrift stores, but I also like new clothes that are inspired by a different era, yet don't imitate vintage clothes.

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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