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What's in your bag? Local comic Kristin Rand spills fashion philosophy

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Name: Kristin Rand. Spotted at: 15th and Court streets. Profession: Nanny during the day, comic at night. Favorite film: I recently watched Moonrise Kingdom and I thought all the characters were beautiful. Jared Gilman as Sam Shakusky was brilliant. Summer anthem: Usher's latest album, Looking 4 Myself, was on repeat all summer long, and I don't feel guilty about it. A key track is "Climax." Style inspirations/icons: I love anything that is bohemian, but I also love easy, feminine dresses. i like to keep it simple. Favorite accessory: Sunglasses. I have a ton of them, a whole drawer full.I'm addicted.

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!

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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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