Katie F.

Name: Katie F.
Major: Art
Minor: Business
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sutherlin, Oregon
Instagram: @katieannfugate98

 

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Katie’s shirt is from Dutch Bros Coffee, which she cut into a crop top.

What inspired your outfit today? 
A leather skirt and a crop top is my go-to casual look!
What would you say your everyday style is?
I would say Urban. It’s hard because some days I want to wear heels and other days I just want to throw on my vans, my style varies depending on my mood!
Is there any fashion trend that you love?
I am super into the 70’s trend that’s coming back right now!
Is there any fashion trend that you hate?
I hate those shoes with the fuzz ball on the end! Anything furry is just not my thing!

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She rocks her favorite pair of checkered Vans.

If you had to wear the same outfit everyday, what would you wear? 
I love sneakers of any kind and I love to dress them up, so probably sneakers and a cute
dress!

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How do you think fashion has affected your life?
I am obsessed with fashion. Everywhere I look it’s there, and it describes people. I think
without it we would all be boring and we’d have no style. It’s like a piece of someone’s
personality that you can see.
Is there one piece in your wardrobe that stands out to you?
I can’t say there’s just one. I try to buy things that are unique and not everyone would
wear!
Do you follow any blogs or have any style icons that inspire your style?
I follow a million blogs! One of my favorites is Amber Fillerup. She’s a lifestyle/fashion
blogger and she also has her own hair extension line called Barefoot Blonde. It just
blows my mind how successful she has gotten since she started blogging!
What does your tattoo mean?
My sisters and I all have the same tattoo. It just reminds me that they are always there,
and our bond is something I’ll cherish forever.

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Katie’s tattoo says “give me strength when I’m standing & faith when I fall.” She and her sisters all have matching tattoos.

What is the significance of your necklace?

My family and I have always tried to go to church, but things get busy and we weren’t
always successful. A few christmases ago my sisters surprised me and got me this cross
necklace.

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The cross necklace was a Christmas gift from her sisters.

What do you love most about your style?
I love how versatile my clothes are! One day I can be comfy and casual, and the next day I can be super dressed up.
Tell me about your fashion blog!
Trend 136 hasn’t launched yet, but I’m so excited to show it to the world! Basically I just
photograph a weekly outfit (sometimes more) and write about it! I also love hair! I’m
inspired by braids so I’ll probably have some tutorials. I’ll also tell you where to score all
the clothes I wear! I’m trying my best to make the clothes affordable! Definitely go check
it out when I launch it.

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Katie loves wearing her fashionable silver hair in a messy pony tail.

What season of fashion is your favorite?
I like fall style because sometimes it rains, but sometimes it’s sunny. It’s a mix in
weather so it gives me time to wear a little bit of summer clothes and winter clothes!
What aspects of your life influence the way you dress?
Most of the time it’s my mood that plays a part in what I wear!

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Interview and Photos by Hannah Neill.

Landry A.

Landry A.
MA Grad Student
Graduated from U of Tennessee

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What do you want to do with your MA?
My MA is in Art History and I am really interested in museum curating. I would really love to curate a gallery or a small museum focusing on Chinese art since that is my main area of research.
What got you interested in wanting to focus mostly on Chinese art?
I was taking Mandarin Chinese language classes for my undergraduate requirements and then started taking Chinese culture classes through the religious studies department which is what my BA was in. I really liked learning about the culture and just went from there! It’s all so interesting.

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Have you done any internships related to your MA?
I did an internship during my undergrad that wasn’t directly connected to the museum. I worked with my professor on her project where we were preserving old photograph and some video footage from a rural area of China. It was some rare footage that wasn’t accessible to anyone but she had it because it had been passed down to her. We were indexing it, digitizing it and making it available for students.

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Do you feel like your style is influenced by your love for art?
I think so! I just try to find things that are different, kind of fun, and communicate my
personality. Being in an art-related field, people look at what you wear and what you look like. With being an artist myself I feel like I’m creative so I want my clothes to communicate that. I really like this dress because it looks like it was painted, which I thought was really cool.
Where do you find most of your clothes?
Honestly, I don’t spend a lot of money on clothes. I get a lot of things at thrift stores! If you go to really mainstream stores then you are going to be getting stuff that everyone else is wearing. Which is fine, but I like to have stuff that is unique. This dress I think was about five dollars from this bargain store in my hometown of Tennessee. I think it’s good to have basic things that can go with a lot of outfits and then mix that with things that are more fun.
Are you from Tennessee?
Sort of. I was born in Phoenix and spent my childhood in Phoenix but then I spent college years in Tennessee so I call that my hometown because I spent a lot of time there. I really love my college town.

What are the coordinates on your necklace for?
It’s the coordinates for my college, so Knoxville, Tennessee. When I was leaving town I was really sad and my sister got this for me. I thought it was cute. She also made me a drawing with all of the states that I’ve lived in, she’s very creative.

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What kind of art do you normally create?
I paint a lot. My style is very whimsical and fun. I do pet portraits so people will send me
pictures of their pets and I will paint their personalities. I also know a lot about plants and am really into them. I collect house plants like cactuses. Actually, a lot of my art is inspired by nature. I also do a lot of little prints, more carved stuff, and then have my own little bee design that is actually tattooed on my leg.

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What’s the story of your tattoo?
When I was first getting back into art, it was one of the first things that I designed. I wanted an outline of an anatomical bee but I wanted the inside to be fun patterns with sketched flowers, stripes, and polka dots because I really like patterns. I thought it would be cool to draw a bee but in a creative way. It was my first one and I thought, “what’s something that I won’t regret?” and I feel like I will never regret having something that I made. I already have plans for more tattoos I want and artists I want to get them done by.

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Do you have any other hobbies besides your artwork?
I’m really into outdoor things, like hiking, just like most people in Oregon are. I’m also really into cooking and baking. Also, going to museums since they are really important to me.

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Words and photos by Alex Jacobsen