Let's just say her name isn't the only unique quality about this aspiring artist. The Dolce Vita (in NoDa) bartender is a big fan of tattoos, fashion and jewelry design and metalsmithing. When she's not working, she spends her time dabbling in all things art. She's currently apprenticing at Fu's Custom Tattoo and hopes to pursue a career in tattoo artistry. Recently, a silver necklace she made won in a New York jewelry competition. As far as fashion, Banbauer-Pattakos admits that she likes stuff but that she loves cheap stuff. "Most of my wardrobe comes from thrift stores and garage sales. It's the easiest and cheapest way to find cool things without having to worry about looking just like everyone else." She likes to wear her style with a "give-no-fucks" attitude. "I love anything and everything, from bold prints to all black, classy pin-up to oversized grandpa sweaters. And of course, like any woman, a pair of killer heels makes everything better."
Top: Sleepy Poet Antique Mall
"It's not shown in the photograph but the back has this awesome triangle patterned 0x000Aembroidery."
Leather Shorts: Value Village 0x000ACentral Avenue
"Who doesn't love 0x000Ahigh-wasted leather? Back zip and side corset details are awesome."
Jacket: Value Village or Goodwill
"I can't remember ... huge pockets and bold Aztec print makes it different than 0x000Aanything else out there."
Necklace and bracelet:
"My own creation. Brass triangles."
Shoes: Steve Madden
"Six-inch cherry red stiletto Mary-Janes. Enough said."
"Braided gold rope headband from CVS."
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