“Style File” column for Dec. 25, 2012

Michelle Cordone, of New Orleans, spotted Christmas shopping at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge.
Michelle Cordone, of New Orleans, spotted Christmas shopping at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge.

NAME: Michelle Cordone,
of New Orleans

AGE: 38

OCCUPATION: Regional
marketing manager for Rimkus

Tell us about what you’re
wearing.

“A Theory faux fur vest, tobacco-colored skinny jeans and suede Via
Spiga wedge booties —
all from FeBe, and a black turtleneck sweater. The black purse is Michael Kors.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten?

“Everything doesn’t have to be matchy matchy. I used to think it did but I’m getting over that.”

What’s your favorite trend right now?

“I’d have to say these
booties. I love the wedge heel, they’re very comfortable. I’m here shopping with my ladies and I can wear them all day, and I always have to have some height.”

Finish this sentence. I splurge on ...

“What don’t I splurge on?”

I skimp on ...

“Really nothing. If I want something, I get it.”

Are you a shoe or handbag
kind of woman?

“Shoes.”

How many pairs do you own?

“Oh my! Let me count the closets … 80 or 90 pairs.”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid.

“This is hard … Mariah Carey. Not too crazy about her personally but I like her sense of fashion.”

What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?

“My MAC lipstick.”

What was your worst fashion mistake?

“The entire ’90s!”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be?

“My Via Spiga booties.”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer