When you work for Buffalo Exchange, it’s highly likely you not only have a passion for fashion, but a clothing addiction to follow. Meet employee Monica, who’s been with Buffalo Exchange for 10 years! We asked her to take us into her world of fashion and show us around her closet. You may also recognize her from our “Sweet Darlin’” editorial in one of our past Zines!
“I would have to say my personal style is a combination of feminine, western, vintage, and rock ‘n’ roll.”
Has your style changed since the first day you started at Buffalo? “Yes, I remember going to the mall in 2004 to get an outfit for my first interview. I felt sort of clueless at the time. I have always known what look I wanted, but now I feel like I finally have it down. I’ve grown up a lot and it will forever be changing, but I have some items that I can never part with like my Harley Davidson boots, vintage tees, and vintage dresses.
Who are your style icons and influences? “I’d have to say the people around me… I can’t borrow clothes from a celebrity’s closet who can afford anything they want. I’m not going to lie I love a celebrity who can take a chance and push the envelope, but a lot of them have stylists and things like that, so it’s the people behind the scenes that I respect.
“Comedies all the way. I love to laugh and enjoy the stupid and funny things in life.”
What do you like to do in your free time? “I like to go thrift shopping, hanging out with friends, food, and I draw occasionally. I also make taxidermies out of stuffed animals. But mostly I just watch Netflix.”
“These are some of the dresses I’ve recently added to my closet for the summer, trying to add some color to my wardrobe.”
“I have worn them all at least once! The cow skull ones are my favorite. I also have a tarantula with rhinestones, an eagle, and a shark tooth, but they don’t have ties so I switch them out. I also collect cigarette cases and vintage lighters.”
“Ahhh shoes, my favorite of all things. I wish I could have shown you all of them.”
“These are a few of my bags. I prefer small purses, because it means I’ll clean them out more often and I won’t lose things in them, usually.”
Is that what we think it is? “I got this bad boy at work for $200. I remember searching my closet high and low trying to get enough trade for it, because I was broke at the time.”