Continue reading to learn Rand's personal take on fashion, the best place to people-watch in the city, and what she stores inside her purse.
Favorite color: Although I love a rainbow of colors, I usually like to wear peacock colors: teal and purple.
Style mantra: I typically dress up for most of my shows, as opposed to getting dressed to work with kids. The most fun I have dressing up is before a show, because that's the Kristin I want to put on display, on stage. My mantra is to keep it simple but feminine. I always make sure the clothes are flattering and make me feel confident.
Shops at: Goodwill, Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, Ross, basically anywhere that stuff is real cheap and you can go to a bunch of different stores and find things that no one else will have. I'm not a big boutique, full-price type of person.This stone elephant is Rand's wardrobe staple. "I wear it every day and it used to belong to my grandmother," she explains. "When she passed away, I found it on a shelf in her home and made it a necklace. I get compliments on it all the time." "I think that style is an art form, and I appreciate it the same way that I appreciate art," she says. "Some people use the term 'hipster' and have all this animosity towards people who go to places like City, O' City. But I love to go to City, O' City especially, and watch what people wear there, because even their hair is styled as if for a movie."
Check out what's inside Kristin Rand's purse on page 2!Of her stand-up and sketch comedy, Rand says: "I think developing a true voice is an important value; the truer I am to myself, the more genuine the act. Comedy is my lover. My humor is just goofy observational stuff -- it's all over the map, really. Mostly about myself and my experiences. Its definitely not for all audiences -- I can get pretty dirty."
As to her comic inspiration, "I have always been performing since I was very young," Rand says. "Growing up, watching Saturday Night Live had a huge influence on me. I idolized Julia Louis Dreyfus, too. I know making people laugh is what I am here on this planet to do. I feel super-fortunate to know that."
This is a pink suede purse that Rand received from her mother. Let' find out what this funny woman takes to the streets....Inside we have a tin depicting a woman in bed with text that reads, "What had she done? and with whom?" for a very dramatic and retro effect. Next in line is a business card featuring Rand's hilarious head shot, a circular case of Tuscan blood orange-scented perfume, keys with a crocheted key chain and, last but not least, an iPhone with a cracked screen.
Style analysis: With Kristin Rand, comedy and fashion flow effortlessly. She knows when to break out the right outfits -- whether for toddlers during the day or on stage at prime time. She has a fun, easygoing, boho style, here exemplied by a baby-blue overcoat, colorful scarf and gold ballet flats. She reminds us that fashion, like comedy, is universal: Who doesn't enjoy a good laugh or looking their best?
Remember, Denver, personality and fashion can liven any somber day with wit and style.
Catch Kristin Rand preform at these upcoming gigs:
-LadyFace presents Back to School: Sketch Comedy on Saturday, September 22 at Bender's Tavern; shows at 7:30 and 10 p.m.
-The Blacktop Festival, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 29 in the lobby of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
-New Faces Contest Semifinals, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 at Comedy Works DTC.
-"Delusions of Randeur," her new show, will debut at Beauty Bar Wednesday, October 17; she'll be performing with her partner in crime, Total Ghost's Randy Washington. The free show will continue on the third Wednesday of each month at 9 p.m. -- and it's free!