Wednesday, July 8, 2009

NEW! Madison Mannequin: Sassy Chic

Guest blogger Alexandra Graves is an intern here at Madison Magazine and my eye on the streets for all things chic, eccentric or otherwise inspirational. So check back weekly for the latest “Madison Mannequin,” posted every Tuesday from now on. Lex will be conducting all interviews and providing commentary for this special weekly segment.

Dr. Georgia Hinman, fifty-one, leads a busy life as the director of medical education assessment at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, mother of two and recently published author (whew!). So it makes sense that she keeps her style simple.

Hinman chose her casual Concert on the Square outfit because the colorful Bermudas didn’t need ironing, and her summer style rule is summed up by her crystal embellished Birkenstocks: “No closed toe all summer long.”

Still, those sparkly sandals hinted at a more colorful style philosophy, and sure enough, Hinman later said she opts for “professional yet slightly sassy” looks.

“I try to look young and current without looking ridiculous at fifty-one,” Hinman said. “I want to age gracefully yet be kind of hip and modern.”

Hinman often asks her daughters to see if her style is working, but like those Birkenstocks, she doesn’t always follow code.

“Sometimes I listen [to them] and sometimes I don’t!”

Spoken with true sass.

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