Rita's An Original.
Name: Rita Echols.
Occupation: “I am in sales and fashion.”
Found: Lauryn Hill’s show at The Bomb Factory.
Describe your style: “All original.”
What are you wearing? “These are glasses I got such a great deal on. The style is Cosmopolitan. The earrings are Getty. This jacket is a Cape Town original — designed in Cape Town. These are the original coats the women wore in the ANC, which is the organization that Nelson Mandela put together. My black top is something you just kind of pick up like from TJ Maxx or something. The bag is TJ Maxx, too. The necklace is a warrior symbol. And the shoes are just a simple pair of shoes.”
What inspires your sense of fashion? “Grace Jones. I'm going to go all the way back there. I love my Lauryn Hill. I love my Whitney Houston. I love my Corinne Bailey Rae.”