NAME: Latrecia Tate, Baker | AGE: 37 | OCCUPATION: Librarian’s assistant at the East Baton Rouge Parish Scotlandville Branch Library

Tell us about what you’re wearing.

“I’m wearing a denim T-shirt dress, black ballet flats and silver earrings.”

What most influences your style?

“I like to look at, but I’m really the kind of person who likes to look at everything.”

What’s your favorite trend in fashion right now?

“Mixed prints.”

What trend do you wish was already over?

“Probably sublimation prints. That’s when they fold the fabric, print on it and then open it up.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve gotten?

“Shop looks that are for your body shape.”

What do you find yourself buying over and over again?

“Dresses. That’s always the first thing I look for.”

Finish this sentence. I splurge on …


I skimp on …


Are you a shoes or handbag kind of woman?

“Shoes. I’m a Pisces, so I have feet envy.”

How many pairs do you have?

“I had 60, but I couldn’t see the floor of my closet, so now I only have 20.”

Name the celebrity whose closet you would like to raid.

“Serena Williams.”

What’s your favorite beauty product?

“Chi Silk Infusion for your hair. It shines, detangles and fortifies.”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing in your closet. What would it be?

“My cherry red Dolce & Gabbana purse. It’s my prize possession. I got that from Kimora Lee Simmons. She said you should always have a cherry red bag in your wardrobe.”

Make us laugh. What was your biggest fashion mistake?

“In the ’90s, remember those balloon-pants jumpsuits? I thought they were super cute. I had two of them. But they were probably too youthful of a look.”