Tuesday, April 03, 2001

Real Style

Teacher tests sale fashions

By Shauna Scott Rhone
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Liz Kanter wears a black two-piece leather suit and gray turtleneck.
(Joseph Fuqua II photo)
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        Although nominated by two people, Liz Kanter was surprised to find herself as a Real Style subject. Ms. Kanter, who lives in Wyoming, is a 62-year-old substitute teacher at Winton Woods Middle School. Her nominators, student Tisha Smith and fellow teacher Jennie Tilton, applauded Ms. Kanter for her personal style. Ms. Smith says, “Her clothes exhibit that she has a positive attitude about herself.' Ms. Tilton says, “As another teacher put it, "She's in a class by herself.' ”

        Describe your style: It's an eclectic look.

        Your signature look: I like wearing either really long skirts or really short skirts and long tops. I like to mix jackets and sweaters and I wear a lot of plaids, blacks and reds.

        You're never without: My jewelry and my smile.

        Your fashion wish: To give all my clothes to my friend, Janet, and get all new ones.

        You can be found shopping at: Any place where there's a sale.

        You wouldn't be caught dead in: A bikini or a sweatsuit.

        You can never have enough: Expensive jewelry.

        Your fashion pet peeve: People who are uncoordinated, wear clothes that are too tight and people who wear jeans and shouldn't.

        Earliest fashion memory: When I was a senior in high school, I won a turquoise shirred bathing suit.

        Your favorite designers: Liz Claiborne, Jones New York and Ralph Lauren, but only when they're on sale.

        If you had big bucks, you'd buy: I'd go to Coldwater Creek and clean it out.

        Best bargain: I found a pair of $99 Ralph Lauren slacks for $14.50.

        Favorite finishing touch: A nice piece of jewelry.
       Send nominations to Shauna Scott Rhone at srhone@enquirer.com; Include their name, age, daytime phone and why they should be featured.

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