As visual art faculty and assistant to the head of visual art at Baltimore School for the Arts, Kirsten Rook, 42, loves a "quirky" style. The Lauraville resident fit the picture of artist-at-work at the Mount Vernon school recently in a black cotton knit Old Navy tunic with lace trim, black Old Navy skinny jeans and a black leather skinny belt from Nordstrom, over which she'd added a gray ruffled cardigan from H&M. On her arm is draped a black and gray print Leifsdottir coat from Anthropologie, and over her shoulder a Queen Bee teal bag with brown and lime bird appliques that she purchased at DoubleDutch Boutique. Rook is all over her Victorian style gray and black flat Jeffrey Campbell boots from Ma Petite Shoe. "They are my investment piece." Many of her colleagues and students also consider the sterling silver butterfly wing necklace one of her signature pieces. It should be. As an accomplished jewelry artist, she created it.
Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun