'I Am Everything' street style

ELLEN DAHL LAWSON | Updated 4/30/2014

We talked prom and changing fashion at "I Am Everything," which presented custom prom dresses for some deserving Boys and Girls Club members.

 

 

Claire Ward
24, designer 

What are you wearing?  Top from Savers that I altered, skirt from Savers, estate sale shoes, Dooney & Bourke purse.

Describe your style: Thrift store whore.

Describe your high school prom dress: I bought my dress at resale. It was teal, with an asymmetric hem with rhinestone buckles. 

What about fashion needs to change? Fashion needs to stop being so wasteful. It's too fast. Buy more chicken wings and fewer clothes.

 

 

Cardele Catchings
28, restaurant manager at Thanh Do

What are you wearing? Button-up and skinnies by Divided from H&M, vintage shoes.

Describe your style: I make up my fashion as I go along; I love to stand out and catch attention. I just do what I want.

How has your style evolved in the past few years? I rarely look to magazines to see what the trends are, I simply notice when my style and the trends cross, which is more often than not.

What about fashion needs to change? To me fashion IS change. I would love to see people leave their shells behind and embrace “self”.

 

 

Lauren Post
23, host at Brits Pub

What are you wearing? Zara turtleneck and choker, Levi’s jeans, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, BCBGeneration purse.

Describe your style: Very in the now as well as somewhat androgynous.

How has your style evolved in the past few years? I've learned to refine my personal style. It's more mature and less Hello Kitty.

What about fashion needs to change? There needs to be more Rick Owens and less Chanel. 

 

 

Libby Dumonseau
24, accountant

What are you wearing? Black high waist maxi skirt -- bought at Andi's in Duluth, Topshop denim shirt, Club Monaco ankle boots, necklace from Francesca’s, vintage hat.

Describe your style: Festival inspired — comfortable and bohemian.

Describe your high school prom dress: Pastel yellow, Swarovski type beads, and strapless (a requirement in 2007).

What about fashion needs to change? Adolescents believing the perfect body requires Photoshop.