“Style File” column for Oct. 23, 2012

NAME: Cheryl Callerame

AGE: 45

OCCUPATION: “Conductor of the Callerame household.”

Tell us about what you’re wearing.

“I’m wearing a red sleeveless dress with black accents. My purse is by Anne Klein and my shoes are by Tahari. Both items are black and white houndstooth with black patent leather.”

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

“The best fashion advice I’ve ever gotten, I actually got from ‘What Not to Wear’ on TLC; wear what looks good on your body type.”

What’s your favorite trend now?

“My favorite trend right now is sheath dresses.”

Finish this sentence. I splurge on...

“I splurge on a little bit of everything; I LOVE to shop!”

I skimp on...

“I skimp on beauty products.”

Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman?

“I love shoes and handbags; my collections are continuously increasing.”

How many pairs do you own? “I’m not about to admit how many shoes and handbags I have!”

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

“I would love to raid Carrie Underwood’s closet; she has fabulous dresses.”

What’s the one beauty product

you can’t live without?

“The one beauty product I can’t live without is lotion. I have very dry skin.”

What was your worst fashion mistake?

“My worst fashion mistake was in middle school. I wore clear Jelly shoe bottoms that you could color coordinate with your outfit. The shoes came with a variety of colored shoe strings that you would lace through the sides of the bottom base and tie at your ankle.”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be? “If my house was on fire and I could only grab one thing out of my closet it would be my Billy Reid black-and-cream, long wool coat. It has leather trim and a fur collar.”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer