You may recall our post in April about Fashionista editor Lauren Sherman's visit to pick out bridesmaids' shoes for her wedding. We caught up with bridesmaid Hannah Elliott, Lauren's friend from her days at Forbes magazine, to hear how the wedding went.
LAUREN'S WEDDING - Hannah Elliott
I was thrilled when Lauren asked me to be in her wedding. Lauren was one of the first people at Forbes to make a point to befriend me, and I highly respect her integrity, work ethic and sense of style.
For the wedding, I chose the Ondine flat in nude because I liked the way it wrapped around my ankle, and the way it blended almost perfectly with the color of my skin.
Several of Lauren's neighbors had been watching through their windows for when she would emerge- they all ran to kiss her as we left for the event. Her Andra Gabrielle dress, the I Love Factory headpiece, and the Loeffler Randall shoes were a huge hit.
All in all, the wedding was a smashing success: everything went off without a hitch, the bride was beautiful, the groom handsome, the couple in love, and the shoes perfect. Who could ask for more?
We also wanted to find out more about Hannah herself, as her position at Forbes poses unique demands regarding staying stylish on the job (check out her Forbes page here, and follow her Twitter here). Hannah was kind enough to answer a few questions from us about her business chic:
How do you keep your professional wardrobe fun and interesting?
I visit vintage fairs and people-watch in new places where I might see something unique.
Between test-driving Aston Martins and taking motorcycle driving lessons, your job poses unique wardrobe demands. How has this affected your personal style?
The simple logistics of my beat have certainly forced me to be versatile: I've got to have some clothes in my closet that I can wear to fashion parties, and some that I can wear outside all day or to drive in (heels, for instance, are definitely out for manual transmissions.) It's a fun, if schizophrenic, way to dress.
What essentials do you like to carry with you for business travel?
Several books. An iPhone, mostly for listening to music and photographing interesting things to remind me about them later. A leather roller duffel bag- the best travel invention since recling seats.
What is your latest NYC discovery that you are excited about?
The Lion and The Fat Radish aren't entirely new, but I've found myself there lately and have a renewed affection for them. Cake Truffles from Momofuku Milk Bar. The Manhattan Vintage Show is a perennial favorite.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
"Hannah," by Ray LaMontagne.