Fashion: Cassidy Smith, What Are You Wearing?

Jackie Mantey, Columbus Alive

Shoes: Handpainted by Austrian artist Mani Wieder. "In 2009 I was laid off from the law firm I was working at. A photographer asked me to model, and then I started getting paid for it. I have a big Facebook following and get a lot of photo-shares on Instagram, so companies and artists contact me to model their clothing. Mani contacted me on social media and asked if he could send me some of his shoes. I love them."

Jeans: By Celebrity Pink from T.J. Maxx. "I've worked hard for my money, so I always go straight to the clearance rack."

Pink tank: From American Eagle.

Lace blouse: From Peebles.

Jacket: From Peebles.

Necklace: From Kohl's.

Bow ring: From Shoppers World. "This is my sister's. I stole it out of her jewelry box."

Interchangeable ring: "My grandma bought this for me when she was on a cruise in Jamaica when I was 10, but she saved it to give to me on my graduation day. One side is blue topaz for my birthstone. The other side is diamonds. I think of her whenever I wear it."

Nails: By For Your Nails Only. "These are my Anti-Valentine's Day nails."

Handbag: By Betsey Johnson.

Hair: By Studio Elements in Grandview. "The red highlight underneath makes it easy to hide for work."

Lipstick: Golden Apricot by Cover Girl.

Perfume: The One by Dolce & Gabbana.

Eyelashes: Oh Honey fake lashes by Katy Perry.

Photos by Tim Johnson

Cassidy Smith

Age: 27

Hometown: Mt. Vernon

Neighborhood: West Side

Job: Paralegal and model; collaborator for online alt-fashion magazine Feroce (

Style icons: Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Lopez

Describe your style: "Flirty, classy, thrifty."