Thursday, September 20, 2007

On the Job: America's Next Top Designer

Like her hero Tyra Banks, Luscious Verde graphic designer extraordinaire Beth moved to New York at a young age to pursue a dream in the fashion industry. Also like Tyra, both left the fashion industry to focus on lifelong loves. Even more fatefully, both have been romantically linked to N.B.A. stars Rick Fox and Chris Webber.

OK, just kidding about that last fact (I hope her fiancĂ©e won’t kill me). Beth is a hardworking and calming influence on the design department, doling out both design wisdom and droll humor.

Beth was born and raised in Maple Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, and attended Kent State University. In college, she says she “did really well, never partied, and got good grades.” (We’ll really have to take her word for that.)

She moved to New York City shortly after graduation (and a stint in a flower shop) for a job in the center of haute couture. However, she soon “started counting the days” until her lease was up, due to her dislike of city living and a blossoming romance with her high-school crush, Kevin. (They’re now engaged, with the wedding just under a month away.)

In her spare time (when not wedding planning), Beth watches “America’s Next Top Model,” while continually critiquing the contestants, a la a young Janice Dickinson. She also works on “artsy-fartsy” crafting, evidence of which is located in the picture below. Let it be known: Beth has junk in her trunk.


Pets: Stinky, Furby and Corky, her cats

Article of Clothing: Pair of Via Spiga shoes (and socks), Prada bag

Favorite Restaurant: Don Tequila’s

Favorite Video Game: Super Mario Brothers (the original)

Biggest Influence: “My friends”

-- Rob @ L.V.

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