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Judy Collins

1. When do you feel at your most attractive?

My hair looks great, my makeup is on and I am dressed nicely even though it is casual attire.

2. Do you notice women on the street? If so, what sort of women do you tend to notice or admire?

I notice people that stand out from the crowd. Smartly & understatedly dressed.

3. What are some things you admire about how other women present themselves?

Impeccable hair and natural makeup. I also love my friends that are flamboyant in their attire and their makeup. It is their style! I guess I admire that they have a style!

4. Was there a moment in your life when something “clicked” for you about fashion or dressing or make-up or hair? What? Why did it happen then, do you think?

I was a flashier dresser as a younger person as I was in college during the Charlie’s Angels era. I worked in a ladies clothes store and bought nice things!

5. What are some shopping rules you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others but which you follow?

Don’t go with a list of needs. Go with an open mind and take the time to find something you love.

6. What are some rules about dressing you follow, but you wouldn't necessarily recommend to others?

I always wear short sweaters as I am petite. It doesn’t work for most women my age.

7. What is the most transformative conversation you have ever had on the subject of fashion or style?

I can’t recall one.

8. Do you have a unified way of approaching your life, work, relationships, finances, chores, etc.? Please explain.

Organized would be my buzz word.

9. Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you think you keep buying this thing?

Skirts. They are comfortable in hot weather. They can be dressy and they can be casual.

10. Have you ever successfully given someone a present of jewelry or clothing that you continue to feel good about?

No, I struggle with buying clothes for others. I will buy multiple gifts for my daughter so she may like one.

11. Is there any fashion trend you’ve refused to participate in and why? 

Loose, baggy, and long length clothes! I am petite and I get lost in the flowing fabric.

12. Can you say a bit about how your mother’s body and style has been passed down to you, or not?

My Mom liked to look nice. She didn’t worry about labels. It was about how she looked. I will shop labels, but it is still about how I look in it. She always wore lipstick and nothing else. I wear eye makeup, blush and maybe Vaseline on my lips. Foundation just never worked for my Mom or me.

13. Have you stolen, borrowed or adapted any dressing ideas or actual items from friends or family?

I think I started wearing cardigans because my daughter looked nice in them.

14. Was there a point in your life when your style changed dramatically? What happened?

I think your style evolves with your life. Trendy as a young person, classic at work and casual with kids and finally casual, but with style in my 60’s.

15. Is there anything political about the way you dress?


16. Please describe your body.


17. Please describe your mind.


18. Please describe your emotions.


19. What are you wearing on your body and face, and how is your hair done, right at this moment?

In my jammies and ready for bed! Hair looks nice, but already removed my makeup. I have moisturizer on my face. Too funny!

20. In what way is this stuff important, if at all?

I think my husband has it right. It really doesn’t matter what a woman looks like if she isn’t a nice person. She won’t look pretty. It is what is in her heart that makes her shine in whatever she is wearing!

What’s your birth date? 
Where were you born and where do you live now?

1958, Ohio, Michigan

Say anything you like about your cultural/ethnic/economic background.


What kind of work do you do?

Retired nurse. Volunteer as the lead master gardener in a butterfly garden at a children’s hospital.

Are you single, married, do you have kids, etc.?

Married. 2 grown kids.

Please say anything you like about yourself that might put this survey into some sort of context.

I love to give to others. This includes my children, my patients and people I interface with. I hope I present myself well in my attire, but it doesn’t define me!

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