What is your fashion view?
If it is true that everyone moves to a different drummer, then fashion ought to convey the beat and rhythm of your life. It’s really about style – fashions come and go, but style is an expression of your inner self.
How do you describe your style?
First of all, I try to avoid always following the latest trends. Instead of choosing designs that look great on a mannequin, I choose clothing and accessories that play up my strongest features. If you are talking about clothes in my closet, you’ll find everything from cowboy boots to stiletto heels, skinny-jeans to evening gowns. Oh! And lots of hats. I am such a “hat person.”
What are your favorite pieces?
Elvis had his blue-suede-shoes. Well, I have my blue suede boots. I have this pair of indigo Italian leather boots that seem to just get better with age. If I were choosing one single staple accessory, my favorite is a pair of large gold hoop earrings. There is really nothing remarkable about them, but it seems each time I wear them, I get compliments.
Where is your favorite place to shop?
Actually, I am not a big shopper, so I choose stores that I know will have styles that appeal to me. I love shopping at Von Maur. The fact that they have live piano music doesn’t hurt. Terri and Amy at The Nitty Gritty are always so friendly and helpful; it’s just fun to shop there. And who doesn’t love finding a great looking designer dress for a fabulous price at T.J.Maxx?
Who is your fashion icon? Why?
There’s this scene in Rear Window when Grace Kelly arrives in a black and white evening gown designed by Edith Head. When I saw the film – I don’t know, I must have been around 11 years old – I remember seeing this poised, ethereal, radiant, self-confident woman sweep across the screen. The screenwriter’s notes actually say, “Her beauty is not alone in her face.” At age eleven, I wanted to be her. Not much has changed.
About the Author (Author Profile)
Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.
Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.