While, Neptune was the king of the sea, you may wonder who spawned the sea of shoes...that'd be Judy Aldridge, mother of the fashion-blogger Jane Aldridge. When I think of suburban mothers, I tend to think of Eddie Bauer and Coach, Judy sports Dries Van Noten (note the shoes above), Givenchy, and Balenciaga on a regular basis, which is exactly why I chose Judy for "The Weekly Interview Column".
RR: Who is your Favorite Designer?
JA: Junya Wantanabe.
RR:What are you currently reading?
JA: The Point by Malcolm Gladwell
RR: What is your current occupation?
JA: Self employeed, launching an on line website for vintage fashion and my own designs.
RR: What is your Favorite fashion Publication?
JA: I really like British Vogue (great articles) and French Vogue for the photography.
RR: What is your favorite local hot spot?
JA: Ha--we live in the country--the feedstore?
RR: What is your favorite item that you've ever purchased?
JA: I have a fabulous collection of vintage Christopher Ross belts from the 70's and 80's.
RR: Do you follow any style icons,if so who?
JA: Hate to say it, but I love MK and Ashely. Love to see what Rihanna is wearing, she has a fantastic shoe collection. Kelly Wearstler has an insane vintage collection. My daughter Jane never fails to amaze me.
RR: What is your Favorite Runway show of all time?
JA: Junya Wantanabe Fall 2007.
RR: Who would you say influenced/influences you the most in life?
JA: Packing up and moving to Japan when I was 18.
RR: What is your motto?
JA: Keep it simple.
RR: Mary Kate or Ashley?
RR: Who are your favorite musical-artists?
JA: I don't know anymore--Jane mixes all of my CD's and she has excellent taste.
RR: Who is your favorite artist/painter?
JA: Too many--art is so subjective. I get inspired when I got to an elementary school and see the kindergarten paintings--they're so uninhibited. So nice to see life being expressed without limitations!!
RR: The Starbucks norm:
JA: Solo vente extra hot latte.
RR: Louboutin or Choo?
JA: Neither--love Louboutin, but even some of his largest sizes do not fit my sasquatch size feet. (some of his basics I can wear)
RR: Balenciaga or Balmain?
JA: Yes please!!
RR: Lagerfeld or Valentino?
JA: Valentino--especially vintage.
RR: What are your three can't live without essentials?
JA: Great pair of jeans, strappy studded sandals, and chapstick.
RR: What is your favorite travel/vacation spot outside the u.s.?
RR: Who is your favorite photographer?
JA: Steven Meisel