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Anna G. Larson, Published August 04 2013

Style Profile: Old movies inspire art student’s style

FARGO – When 22-year-old Linnea Fitterer bought the brown fringed kimono-style top at Nordstrom Rack, she thought, “I’m going to look like John Wayne.”

The Minnesota State University Moorhead art history student who works at the Plains Art Museum watches old movies for style inspiration and says she always remains true to herself.

I spotted Fitterer near Island Park in a bold summer outfit that she was excited to explain.

Describe your style. I try to be as comfortable as possible, and my style’s kind of weird.

What are you wearing today? Fringed top from Nordstrom Rack, Levi’s shorts, Joe’s Jeans flats and handmade earrings from my hometown of New Prague, Minn.

What inspires your style? I’m a Pinterest person, and I like watching old movies for style inspiration, especially French films.

I try to keep my style current but also inspired by the past.

What does being stylish mean to you? It’s all about being comfortable with yourself and using clothing to express moods. Style is about the entire package, not just clothes.

Who’s your style icon? British fashion model Agyness Deyn. She pays attention to trends but she’s all about ’90s grunge. She’s not afraid.

Which lipsticks are you coveting for summer? First of all, I love lipstick. Stila has these liquid lipsticks (Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick), and I have one in orange and hot pink. Orange is my favorite.

How many tattoos do you have? Eight, including Frank Sinatra’s signature, a scorpion and three rings on my arm for my three siblings.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Anna G. Larson at (701) 241-5525