Name: Donna White, 49.
Who she is: Library director at Brighton Place library/community resource center, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture at SUNY Buffalo State and taught courses in figure modeling there for eight years. She also worked as a restoration artist; projects included decorative painting and plaster work at Shea’s Performing Arts Center and work on the Bestor Plaza fountain at Chautauqua Institution. In 2012, she earned a master’s in library and information science at the University at Buffalo. She also designs jewelry. A native of Rochester, she has a son, Nick Dostal, an actor and filmmaker in Los Angeles. She lives with her partner, Geoffrey Gatza – poet, author and editor of BlazeVOX Books – and cat, Ezra.
What she’s wearing: Pleated, color-blocked metallic skirt from Zara; vest, purchased online from Marigold Shadows, layered over a caftan from TJ Maxx; teal suede lace-up wedge boots by Fly London, purchased online; Dutz eyewear from Kenmore Eye Care; and earrings she designed herself – from her Linkage Designs collection.
Signature look: Her red, brown and blonde highlighted hair – by stylist Alyssa Gurbacki.
Fashion statement: “I really think that the thing is to be confident and fearless in what you decide to put together. Your clothes express you, and there’s no reason to go around and be boring. People see you. They may not talk to you, they might not ever know what you know or what your life is but they might remember what you have on,” she said.
Last purchase: Platform sandals. “Really tall ones so I don’t have to hem anything,” she said.
In the market for: “Something with polka dots. Possibly organza.”
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