STYLE FILE: Gracella Simmons

NAME: Gracella Simmons

AGE: “Too old to admit!”


Tell us about what you’re wearing.“My necklace and earrings are from Portugal; they were inexpensive but look like antique jewelry. A shimmery leather Chico jacket with black slacks and Stuart Weitzman leather, lacelike heels.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten? “Dress for who you are.”

What’s your favorite trend right now? “Casual, but not for special occasions.”

Finish these sentences. I splurge on ...“Necklaces I make and buy.”

I skimp on ...“Makeup.”

Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman? “Shoe.”

How many pairs do you own?“I’m not sure, but I am sure too many!”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid. “Anyone dressed by Ralph Lauren.”

What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without? “Sunscreen.”

What was your worst fashion mistake? “Wearing a green cape while playing a tennis match in San Francisco. It is a long story …”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be?“My house was on fire several years ago, and I didn’t get to grab anything from my closet. If I could, I would grab my necklace with my mother’s initials engraved on it.”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer

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