Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2011
Patricia Tamariz, 32, is an art teacher at the Bryn Mawr School, but the classroom isn't the only place this Roland Park resident gets creative. At the Urban Chic "Revolution" fashion show at the American Visionary Art Museum, Tamariz modeled her own "gypsy punk" style. She wore a taupe jersey drapey Banana Republic cardigan over a black Zoa vest over a white polka-dotted black tank top and Roxy skinny jeans -- all of which came from either one of the semi-annual clothing swaps she organizes with friends or thrift stores like Return to Oz in Annapolis. Her gold chain and charm necklace was made by her friend Linda Smyth in Philadelphia. "It was broken, but I really wanted to wear it today. So I did a quick fix with a paper clip." She bought her brass and brown tiger's eye chandelier earrings from a Philadelphia street vendor, her tripled stone labradorite ring from one of the original shops at Harborplace ("I got it when I was 18"), her goldtone jaguar ring at a "cheapy store in south Philly," her vintage ivory bangle at a resale shop in Chicago and the ivory and gray scarf she wore as a headband on a trip to New Zealand. Her faux snakeskin tote was a Marshalls find. And her Mossimo crystal embellished "O" thong sandals? "I was out to dinner with a friend and she took these off and gave them to me."