Her mom tries to copy her fashion sense – The News Journal

WHO: Diane Turner, 29, of Philadelphia, Anthropologie store manager.

WHY: She was nominated by her mother, Karen Turner of Wilmington, who says, “Diane has great fashion style and many of her friends try to replicate her style. To be honest, I have tried to replicate her fashion myself! She is very tall and thin and can throw anything on and look great. She just graduated from Moore School of Design in Philadelphia. She puts things together that I would never think of and sets her own trends.”

WEARING, at Pizza by Elizabeths in Greenville:

FIRST OUTFIT: Long-sleeved white maxi dress with draped bodice, ruched sleeves and front slit, from Gypsum Style; Frankie’s Bikinis “Kaia” Bikini Top in white with braided back detail; Free People Hybrid Heel Boot in tan with leather straps, stacked wooden heel and back zip; Mikal Winn x Free People Swarovski crystal and silver body chain, pink agate drop earrings from Halloween in Philadelphia; “Joaquin” silver hand piece with heishi (organic shell and stone beads) and silver chain by Vanessa Mooney; coral and sterling silver American Indian ring from Crosby Collection, Park City, Utah; platinum and diamond baguettes ring from Halloween; two 14-karat gold and diamond rings from Halloween; gold-layering necklaces handed down from her grandmother; black Ray-Bans from Sunglasses Hut.

SECOND OUTFIT: For Love and Lemons black velvet “Basically Backless” bodysuit from Dolls Kill; Cartonnier white cropped no-closure blazer with gathered sleeves from Anthropologie; light wash frayed denim shorts from Free People; Vintage Coach brown leather cross-body bag from Punk Rock Flea Market, Philadelphia; Chanour metal chain link fringed collar with metal coins and Nashelle hammered silver arm cuff, both from Free People; turquoise chandelier American Indian earrings from Crosby Collection; silver bangles, collected by her grandmother over 40 years; turquoise and onyx assortment of sterling silver American Indian rings, Crosby Collection; black Michael Kors “Bradshaw” wristwatch with brushed and polished black metal; black flat-brimmed fedora from Vagabond Boutique in Philadelphia. Jeffrey Campbell wine-colored leather 1968 Ankle Boot with side zip from Free People.

THIRD OUTFIT: For Love and Lemons black velvet “Love You Knot” Bralette with shoulder and torso strap detail; Moschino gray cotton v-neck tee from Target; silence+noise gray vegan leather cropped moto jacket from Urban Outfitters; Made for LA Gothic Romance burgundy velvet high-waisted skirt from KRMA; iron, copper and zinc skinny belt with elephant clasp and mixed chain links bib necklace, both from Anthropologie; 14-karat gold teardrop earrings from Halloween; geometric gold bangles from Verde boutique, Philadelphia; Michael Kors tortoise chronograph bracelet watch; Street Level cross-body bag with vegan leather, faux calf hair and metal studs from Urban Outfitters; Jeffrey Campbell black leather Equestrian Ankle Boot with wooden stacked heel and metal ankle strap and toe detail from Free People.

HER STYLE: “Boho, with a tailored twist and attention to detail, such as touches of lace and different textures.”

WHERE SHE SHOPS: “Anthropologie, of course. Also Free People. I do a lot of shopping online at places I have found through Instagram. If I see a model I think is great I follow her. That’s how I got to Reformation, Stone Cold Fox, Miami Style, Planet Blue. I love Francesca’s in Greenville, eclectic looks and very affordable. I love South Moon Under, too. Also thrift shops. Circle Thrift in Philadelphia, Village Thrift in South Jersey, and flea markets wherever I find them.”

STYLE FILES: Her eclectic style always starts with the shoe

EVOLUTION OF STYLE: “I bounce between the 1970s, the long hair, the crop tops, the bell-bottoms, playing with pattern, the big sunglasses. My dad loves his classic rock, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. I’m also inspired by the biker rock-chic, bleached-blond hair, black-and-white look in southern California. Growing up, it was Express, Gap, American Eagle. It wasn’t until got out of college that I started to evolve. My peers at Anthropolie are creative and stylish and crafty. When I started working in Philadelphia I got edgier, lots of black, a distressed look.”

IN THE SWIM: “I grew up going to the Jersey Shore and Rehoboth. There’s nothing better than a creative bathing suit. Bathing suits, with cool cutouts and strappy bras, got me into California design. I love Mandalynn Swim, Beach Riot and Frankie’s Bikinis from Venice Beach. Minimale Animale is kind of risky but fun. I follow their blogs, I know who all their models and photographers are.”

STATEMENT JEWELRY: “I am as much into a big statement necklace as I am three delicate chains. One is bold and the other is romantic. I have been experimenting with body jewelry. I love the idea of a back necklace or a big arm cuff. Or a toe ring that has a chain that swoops around my ankle. I am planning my wedding for September and it will be on grass so I won’t wear shoes. So I am thinking about foot jewelry. I will have a second dress for the party that I can wear with a back necklace.”

FOOTING IT: “I have a massive shoe collection, most of which are from Free People. I walk a lot in the city. I like short boots with little heels. I have my mother’s long legs and I look like a giraffe so I stay away from super high heels. I like more of a wedge, a cork heel. Sandals for summer, gladiators with lots of straps. I do have my one pair of Jimmy Choo high heels, my splurge, black and covered with tiny sequins. I wear them to every wedding I go to. I tried to practice walking in them but it was really hard. You just have to take a deep breath, put them on and go.”

STYLE FILES: The key to cool – a jacket

UP TIGHT: “After years of Catholic school, I enjoy every day of not wearing tights. That said, I do wear them in the winter, thick, wool, comfortable tights. I love my green tights with little orange foxes on them that I got a couple of years ago from Anthropologie. This year’s tights have little owls on them. I avoid pantyhose because I have pets and they would destroy them.”

BLACK AND TAN: “I enjoy mixing black with all different shades of brown. I will wear an all-black outfit and mix it with tan boots. Or I will wear all browns and tans and wear black shoes or boots.”

HAIR RAISING: “I am growing my hair out, as long as I possibly can. I stopped coloring it about three years ago. I don’t blow dry it, I don’t straighten it, I don’t do anything. I’m lucky that my hair has a good beach wave going on. I love doing braids and experimenting with headbands.”

FACING MAKEUP: “This is the year that I finally got down how to put on makeup. I can’t get out of Sephora without spending $200. Benefit has great eye-shadow palettes. I wear ‘no make up makeup’ from Too Faced, just a little concealer and brightener. It clears your complexion and gives you a rosy glow. Benefit wax and powder on my brows. It’s called Brow-zing. I also use the Anastasia brow products. Better than False Eyelashes is a lash extension system from Too Faced, a layer of nylon, a layer of fiber and then a layer of nylon. It takes about 20 minutes to cover every little strand, but it is so worth it. If I’m in a hurry I put on a little Maybelline.”

WORTH THE SPLURGE: “I have a leather blouse, the softest leather I ever felt. When I went out to Park City (Utah), I splurged on black-and-white cowboy boots with a lifetime guarantee. Halloween, the jewelry store in Philadelphia, has the most amazing array of vintage jewelry I have ever seen. Cash only. We purchased my wedding bands there. I also believe the price you pay for denim is reflected in the cut and quality of the jeans. I have finally convinced my fiancé that it’s OK to spend $200 on jeans. As soon as I got him into a pair of good jeans he immediately recognized the difference.”

NOT WORTH THE SPLURGE: “Expensive sunglasses. When you wake up after a night in Dewey and you can’t find your Versace sunglasses you will remember it and feel bad a year and a half later. I refuse to throw the case away. Ray-Bans are my happy medium. I am faithful about wearing polarized lenses to protect my eyes.”

SUMMER STAPLES: “In the summer you can’t get me out of jean shorts. I wear them every day. I like maxi dresses, free flowing and long so I can eat a big meal and not feel awful.”

STYLE FILES: Design major mixes casual, cool

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