"I hate shopping for vintage stuff, because I'm not a scrounger. But I like that aesthetic, that 1950s look, where things are pretty fitted up top and there's a flare to the skirt."

Job: Technical designer at Abercrombie & Fitch; designer of TsuruBride accessory line

Neighborhood: Harrison West

Hometown: Toronto

Age: 29

Label your style: "Casual and colorful"

What do you like to wear?

Dresses, jeans and cardigans are my three staples. The benefit of Abercrombie is it's casual clothing. So I can get up, wear an outfit to work and go out at night wearing the same outfit.

What styles of dresses do you like?

I always think of Zooey Deschanel, her style is very vintage. I hate shopping for vintage stuff, because I'm not a scrounger. But I like that aesthetic, that 1950s look, where things are pretty fitted up top and there's a flare to the skirt.

Where do you like to shop?

I like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, modcloth.com, and lulus.com has super-cute dresses.

Do you get crafty with your own outfits often?

I'm terrible at that. When I'm shopping, I'll see something cute and I'll be like, "I could totally make that." But I never will.

Tell me about your Tsurubride designs.

I started it in 2008 with these flat, metallic leather animal purses. Then I expanded to iPod holders and card holders. Different animals work well for different things. I've done a couple craft shows in Columbus. And Etsy's just been fabulous for me.

Is your hair usually this colorful?

I change colors fairly frequently. It's usually some tone of red. I don't wear a lot of makeup, so it's like my version of makeup.

The outfit:

Sweater: Abercrombie

Skirt: Forever 21

Tank: Old Navy, with an iron-on Andy Warhol banana

Necklace: by Columbus artist Anne Holman

Shoes: Target

To share your sense of style with fashion columnist Brittany Kress, e-mail bkress@columbusalive.com