Kerrie's Blog: Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager)

Keeping it Fresh with Norma Toering

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.

 

*Interested in being highlighted in the Keeping It Fresh series? Submit a photo and your answers to the bolded questions to kerrie@activerain.com.

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Comment balloon 16 commentsKerrie La Guardia • June 03 2013 01:35PM
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