Obviously, if you don’t know by now, we’re pretty obsessed with style, celebrities and those who style them. Style expert Lindsay Albanese has plenty of experience styling everyone from Kendra Wilkinson and Paula Abdul to Kristin Cavallari and Karina Smirnoff. She’s also styled every television show from Entertainment Tonight to American Idol. But, perhaps what we’re most smitten with is her love for, well, super-high heels (natch). Read here what she has to say about dressing for the holidays and her fav shoe brands!
I Heart Heels: We’re gearing up for the holidays! How do we keep it flashy without looking trashy?
Lindsay Albanese: Balance out super-sparkly clothing with basics. When in doubt, choose black, white or cream to complement these pieces. Never sparkle hair to toe. Let one (or maybe two) statement pieces be the main event! Regardless, in lieu of the holidays, show your shimmer now more than ever!
IHH: What are a few brands you always rely on when you’re heel shopping and why?
LA: I love Steve Madden and ALDO. They’re my go-to brands when looking for a hot heel or a basic for under $100. When I’m splurging (or lusting), I favor Giuseppe Zanotti, Charlotte Olympia, Christian Louboutin, Marni and Proenza Schouler…they all make a hell of a sexy shoe!
IHH: What are three things that most always flatter a figure?
LA: V or scoop necklines, anything that defines the natural waistline and a super-high heel!
IHH: Who are your own style icons and why?
LA: Kate Moss (effortless, and eternally chic and cool)
Charlize Theron (always impeccably put together and polished. A modern-day movie star.)
Sarah Jessica Parker (a risk-taker and style adventurous. How can you not admire her for that!?)
Nicole Richie (I, too, am inspired by the 60’s and 70’s and lean towards the same types of prints and silhouettes she favors.).
IHH: What are you thankful for in fashion?
LA: That I’m able to make a living off of working with it! Amen!
[Photo from LindsayAlbanese.com]