Photo: Nate Ward
Assistants: Michelle Phelan, Christina Wolf
Des Moines Social Club
Hobbies: Listening to and DJing dance hits from the ’90s and driving around Des Moines to pick out my dream home.
Celebrity crush: Tiffani Thiessen circa 1991.
How would you describe your style? Minimalism meets the color palette from the “In Living Color” opening montage.
What part of your style are you known for? Recently, I think that would be my hair. It took me 24 years, but I’m finally embracing the curls. Other than that, I’d like to think my sock game is pretty on point.
What is the piece of clothing or accessory you couldn’t live without? Well-tailored jeans. I’m a firm believer that one’s mood/general countenance is very much influenced by their outfit, and a crisp pair of well-fitted jeans always makes me feel like I can accomplish anything.
What will be your big splurge this year? I’m really into the idea of owning a jumper, but I don’t know if I’ll ever find one.
Do you have a fashion icon? Dev Hynes (who makes music under the name Blood Orange).
Where do you shop in Des Moines? I usually end up at Fugitive Apparel in the East Village.
Picky about: Bourbon.
Not so much about: Scotch.
Would always: Get dressed up for no reason.
Would never: Wear sweatpants in public.
Too much in my life: Cat hair on black clothes.
Not enough of: High-powered lint rollers.