This Keeping it Fresh is brought to you by Norma Toering.
How long have you been in business?
I celebrated my 20th anniversary in the business last October.
What outfit do you own that makes you feel invincible?
I'm more of an accessories lover than a particular outfit although I do love the Black Halo dress I'm wearing in the photo. When I slip on a nice pair of shoes, add a piece or two of fine jewelry (right now, I'm loving a mix of pearls and vintage rhinestones) the simplest sheath looks elegant. Of course I never walk out the door without my little Chanel bag strapped across my body. It frees my hands for unlocking doors and it's a chic little accessory that moves the ordinary outfit to the next level.
What is the biggest fashion faux pas you've ever made?
Gosh, I'm sure there have been many--but the one that comes to mind first is the time I wore a playboy bunny costume to a company Halloween costume party. Most people were wearing a small mask but in business attire. There I was in fishnet hose with bunny ears and a fluffy white tail pinned to my black leotard. After my initial discomfort I had a great time, and when I see anyone from that era of my life they ask if I still have the playboy bunny costume...I mean really, it was a costume party. :)
What celebrity is your style doppelganger?
I like classy with an element of edge added to keep it fresh. I know the rules of fashion but I don't always play by them. I'd watch "The Tourist" again just to see Angelina Jolie in all those gorgeous outfits.
Best Fashion Advice?
For me, it's more about style than fashion. I still wear my White Stag nylon windbreaker from my college days and a Ralph Lauren velvet jacket from 1985. The dress in the photo was purchased in 2008 and the photo taken last month. Style is timeless.
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