Summer Cover Guy: Coty Schooley

Meet Coty Schooley

Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?! ~Dr.Seuss

Cool, collective, and creative is exactly how I would describe Coty Schooley. When I first met this wild and free spirit, he had a giant smile across his face and an array of patterns and colors throughout his outfit.  Both of these are what instantly captured my attention, and I knew almost immediately that he was a guy I had to get to know.

Camera: Nate Schultz // Makeup: Farah Husain // Hair: Ande St. Michael

Camera: Nate Schultz // Makeup: Farah Husain // Hair: Ande St. Michael

48 Questions w/ Coty Schooley

Describe yourself in a hashtag?   #stay wild

If your life was a musical what would the marquee say?   Wear Your Personality.

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?   I never in a million years thought I’d be sewing.

What’s your wake-up ritual?   I have to get coffee; if I don’t, I am crabby.

What time do you wake up?   11 am.

What’s your bedtime ritual?    Stay up until I crash.

What time do you go to bed?    Anywhere between 2 am to 5 am.

What’s your favorite time of day?   Evening: I love sunsets every day.

Dream country to visit?   Brazil.

Biggest surprise you’ve ever had?   My sewing machine that I got for Christmas that I didn’t even want.

Style icon?   I have no idea.

What are three things you can’t live without?   Good Friends, sewing machines, and traveling.

Three people living or dead you’d like to have a meal with?    Always my mom, my friends, and family. I don’t care about meeting someone I don’t even know.


What’s your biggest fear?   Dying early.

Window or aisle seat?   Window.

Current TV obsession?   Planet Earth.

Secret talent?   I love to skateboard.

Most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?   I went on a 7-mile bike trip into a state forest and illegally camped out for 5 days.

How would you define yourself in three words?   Fun, outgoing, and colorful .

Favorite piece of clothing you own?   The million-dollar man suit.

What’s inspiring your life right now?   Definitely the music industry.

Best advice you’d give your teenage self?   Get serious dude.

A book that everyone should read?   Don’t worry, make money.

What would you like to be remembered for?   Just being a good person.

How do you define beauty?    Anything that would look good to that certain individual.

Best way to decompress?   Hanging out with my friends .

Favorite place to view art?   Nature: out in nature.

If your life were a song, what would the title be?   Keep it Wild.

What’s your spirit animal?    Jaguar.

Best gift you have ever received?   Sewing Machine .

Best gift you’ve ever given?    A fur jacket to my favorite dubstep artist.


Worst gift you’ve ever received?    Sewing Machine, at first.

What’s your favorite color?   Sky blue.

Coffee or tea?   Coffee.

What’s the weirdest word in the English language?   Flabbergasted.

Stairs or elevator?   Stairs.

What’s your favorite season?   Spring.

A skill you’re working on mastering?   Sewing, probably forever.

Best compliment you’ve ever received?   Dang, that looks good on you.

Favorite smell?   Roses.

Hugs or kisses?   Kisses.

If you made a documentary what would it be about?   Nature.

Sweet or savory?   Mmm.. Savory.

Dude-crush?    Johnny Depp.

Best experience to happen to you?   When I went to Hawaii.

Song you can listen to on repeat?   Any Clozey mix tape.

What are you most excited about at this time in your life?   Getting signed to that record label.

Your go-to for a good laugh?   Acme comedy club.

Your affirmation for today?   You got this dude!

To learn more about Coty Schooley, and how he became the wildest fashion designer in Minnesota, be sure you snag a copy of the SUmmer 2019 issue of The Volk. With him as a crazy cool cover story, you are destined to find artistic inspiration on every page you turn. Available Now!


Meghanlee Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of The Volk Magazine. With a passion for fashion, a love for writing and her lifestyle focused around mental health; she has been able to bring all three together to create the mid-western fashion/lifestyle magazine, The Volk. Keep up to date with her and her vibrant style by following @msmeghanlee (Instagram)