GLIMPSED! IN OWINGS MILLS

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. In Alexandra Arminger's case, it also is the maker of fabulous fashion. Arminger borrowed this beautifully wild Pucci-esque dress from a friend, but needed something to wear underneath to make it appropriate for greeting clients at the Owings Mills salon where she works as a receptionist. Instead of grabbing a boring tank top, Arminger pulled on a funky fishnet top. That one act of fashion-forwardness took this dress from great to g-r-r-reat!

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Age: 22

Residence: Bel Air

Job: Receptionist

Self-described style: "A little bit of rock 'n' roll and a little bit of hippie."

The look: Psychedelic halter dress. Black fishnet top worn underneath for coverage. Black Steve Madden heels. Necklace and earrings made of sterling silver, crystal and mother-of-pearl. DKNY sunglasses.

Where it came from: Dress borrowed from a friend. Fishnet top from Macy's or JC Penney (she can't remember). Shoes bought at TJ Maxx. Jewelry, she made. Sunshades bought at Sunsation in New Jersey.

Hippie meets rocker-chick: "I like a lot of wide-leg pants. I remember I was 14 years old when I got my first pair of bell-bottoms. I'm a big fan of looking good and being comfortable. That's the hippie part. But I also love boots and I'm always wearing leather. That's where the rock 'n' roll part comes in. So it's like style and comfort. I like it when they both come together."

Cheap chic works for her family: "I come from a family of seven. With five kids there was never a lot of money for clothes, so I really had to be creative with what I wore. I had a bright orange pair of Aldo shoes that I paid $100 for. But I tell you what -- that happens once every blue moon. And I really mean the actual blue moon! I go to TJ Maxx and Ross and if I see something I like, I'll get it."

Jewelry is therapy: "I started making jewelry to keep myself busy when I went through a bad breakup, and I actually sold some of it! I like making my own jewelry because ... I really get a chance to show people what I'm made of."

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tanika.white@baltsun.com

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