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Natalie on Nashville vintage style, bad tattoos, and why she doesn’t wear deodorant

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What's your name and what do you do?
My name is Natalie Prass. I write music and perform it for people.

What are you wearing?
Vintage knit top, high-waisted bright orange skirt from the 80's, a pair of black tights selected from the other eighty million  black tights that I own, and thrift store black ankle boots.

Some fashion blogs that you read all the time?
I love the Cherry Blossom Girl. She's so French and oh-so classy. My friend Lauren here in Nashville has a great one, Blooming Leopold.

What are some articles of clothing that you consider essential?
You need decent black pants, a nude tank top, and a good belt. Then you can build off of that. I know that's really basic advice, but you seriously need those things, ok?

What are some of your favorite things that you own and where did you get them?
At the moment I have a bunch of knee-high socks in a variety of colors. They’ve been amazing for winter. I got these at American Apparel. I've also been wearing a lot of vintage hats and dresses that I find thrifting or at a local vintage shop here in Nashville.

If you're sizing up a guy, what are some outfit details that you really like?
I like tucked-in shirts, ties, and just looking sharp. BUT I also like a guy that'll cut a hole in a blanket and wear it as a shirt. I guess it's all about the attitude. My boyfriend is really good at dressing himself so I haven't thought about what I like in a guy's style for a while.

What’s a dealbreaker for you?
Bad tattoos! Gross! And a chin strap — holy crap that's gross.

Best clothing item to keep on while having sex?
Heart Of The Ocean diamond. Titanic, y’all!

Why do you think men are attracted to you?
I'm not really sure… I don't wear deodorant? I've never really worn it. One day my friend Jessica told me that guys prefer a natural smell on girls and they are likely to be more attracted to you. One thing I do know is, I was really popular in middle school because I grew boobs before all the other girls.

If you were to go home with a guy, what's something that, if you saw it in his
apartment, would make you turn around and leave?

There's a lot of stuff that would make me want to leave, but if I have to list some, then I guess… a bunch of weapons? Mirrors on the ceiling? Drugs? Boogers on the wall? Rotting food everywhere? Hateful things violently written in red paint? The list goes on. Hopefully my judgment is sensible enough that I’ll never be in that situation.

photo credit: J Trav