little Q and A
Charlie: First and foremost, you've got to give us the details on the Ran"dolls"...
Randall: Well, it's actually all kind of a joke. With my name being Randall people you to call me Ran-doll. From there it became kind of a joke, Randall and his Ran"Dolls", (referring to his usual hang-out buddies) but some people took it too seriously. It's really always just been kind of an inside joke.
C: Okay, so what's your family like?
R: Well, My parents had me when they were young so I spent most of my time growing up with my Grandmother and my Aunt. I get a lot of my character that I have now from them.
C: What brought you to Good Grit Magazine?
R: I had just ended my career as the Transfer Admissions Counselor. I learned a lot working for my alma mater; however, I needed a more creative environment. I met with Laura Bento through a mutual friend after learning her need of an Events Manager. I was hired within 2 days after meeting Laura. Throughout my time with the company, Laura learned that I could useful in the fashion and production side of the magazine.
C: Birmingham has so many great places to eat but what's your favorite right now?
R: Bamboo on 2nd at the moment but loving pho dishes.
C: How do you spend most of your downtime in Birmingham?
R: I spend most of my time with friends. I'm a social person, I don't take a lot of vacations but if a group of friends wanted to go somewhere and were like "Hey you should come with"...then I'd be down.
C: Who is your favorite style icon?
R: Pharrell Williams, Jared Leto (editor's note: anyone notice the hair?), Jenna Lyons (President J.Crew) Patricia Field (Costume Designer Sex and the City) ,Brad Goreski, Nico Tortorella, and Rhianna are my mondern favorite icons.
C: Who are some of your local Birmingham Style Icons:
R: William McLure, Lindsey Lutz, Laura Bento , Tracy Richie, Victoria Johnson
C: How would you define your personal style?
R: I mix the influence of the hipster and classic style. I love a good statement piece, however, I love the classics.
C: Who or what has influenced your style the most?
R: I don't know where it comes from. I pull from street fashion.
C: What is your favorite article of clothing that you can never buy enough of?
R: I am not sure if I have a favorite item that I can't buy. I have always been a fan of getting really nice things at discounted prices. I never pay full price for anything.
C: Tell us something interesting about yourself.
R: Well, Even though I can belt a song out in the shower or in the car I wouldn't be caught dead on the stage. I like being around the spotlight but I don't like being centerstage.
C: Do you have a morning ritual?
R: I try to wake up at 7 am, weekdays. (no matter my call time/ schedule) . I lay in bed. Check social media, the weather, and ponder if should workout (usually no), where to eat/ get coffee (prefer tea). Then- I eventually get up and shower. Since my day to day changes… I don’t plan my outfits until the day of. Then I try to be out and about by 9:30AM.