“Style File” column for May 14, 2013

Anne Machen
Anne Machen

NAME: Anne Machen, at Junior League’s Triple Crown Derby event.

AGE: 37.

OCCUPATION: Attorney.

Tell us about what you’re wearing. “A dress I got on sale at Forever 21 for $18 with Sergio Rossi shoes I got at Nieman’s and a fascinator I made from a broach I found at my favorite resale store, Two & Co., in Nederland, Texas.

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten? “That I can put the weirdest things together and make them look good. I can take stuff you’d wonder why I ever bought and it looks totally different by the time I’m finished with it.”

What’s your favorite trend right now? “I love the nude colors. You can make them stand out with the right shoes, purse, etc. Accessories can make any outfit better.”

Finish these sentences.
I splurge on...
“Shoes and makeup.”

I skimp on... “I really don’t skimp on much.”

Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman? “Both!”

How many pairs do you own? “Designer or all shoes? About 90 pairs. Purses – 42.”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid. “Diana Ross’ daughter, the actress Tracee Ellis Ross.”

What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without? “CeraVe face wash and moisturizer; my dermatologist recommends it. I can get it at Walgreen’s”

What was your worst fashion mistake? “Purchasing a pair of blue suede stilettos; they’re just too bulky for my legs.”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be? “I’d dash for my purses … or maybe my Burberry shawl … or maybe those new Louboutin’s I just bought. My husband will have to drag me out!”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer