Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Real Style

Leather, spots, fur are her favorites

By Joy Kraft
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Carolyn Cherry, customer care manager for Delta's new low-cost carrier, SONG, has a thing for spots - splashy leopard spots. "I just love it. When you get over 50 (she's 56), you get into the leopard motif," she says.

Carolyn Cherry is all flash with a weakness for leopard clothes and extended fingernails.
(Joseph Fuqua II photo)
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The Paddock Hills resident with a penchant for extended fingernails says people thinks she looks like Patti LaBelle. "I cannot hit a note," she admits.

Describe your style: Fashionable. Different. Unique. Fabulous.

Your signature look: Leopard and fur. I love fur - fur-trimmed suits, coats, pants, skirts.

You can be found shopping at: In Paris, Rome, Spain, or when I am here at the New Attitude Boutique in Dayton.

Best bargain: I always get very elegant shoes at DSW Shoe Warehouse at a great discount.

Sentimental clothing: My husband was a fashion designer, and he created the black fur trim outfit I love. But his favorite was a white leather outfit with rhinestones and a long, white leather coat with a white fox collar and cuffs. I look like Elvis in it.

You can never have enough: Fur and leather.

Fashion pet peeve: Wearing really short skirts if you're not built to wear them.

You'd never be caught dead in: A cheap outfit.

If you had big bucks you'd buy: Something by Versace.

Favorite designers: I like Valentino because of the fabulous red collection and red is my favorite color.

Fashion philosophy: I shop by design. I look for things that are flamboyant and very, very different.

Send nominations to Joy Kraft by mail: c/o The Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati 45202; fax: 768-8330 ;e-mail: jkraft@enquirer.com. Include name, age, daytime phone and why they should be featured.

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