Name: Faith Thompson
Occupation: Preschool teacher
“Fashion is [about having] fun and staying young. I have a best friend who is like a sister, and we go shopping together. Whatever stands out, we try it on and buy it. Trying on clothes is a big thing for us. We have to try on everything to make sure it fits right — that’s the hardest part. I live in Cohutta, Ga., but do most of my shopping at Hamilton Place. My favorite place to shop is Belk, Dillard’s and JCPenney. I also love The Loft, and my friend and I try to hit a lot of the boutique shops when we’re in Chattanooga. I don’t follow trends. I just go to stores and see what’s there. If I like it [and] it fits, then I buy it.”
Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for ...