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Ten Well Dressed Women: Nicole Feld

Ten women share their fashion advice, their places to shop—and their fashion disasters.

Photograph by Matthew Worden

Nicole Feld, 29 

Producer, Feld Entertainment, which produces Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

How would you describe your style?

I’m always on the run, but I want to look pulled together.

Where do you shop?

The Saks Fifth Avenue Club in DC. I’m very petite—everything I get needs to be altered. Maria Benites at Saks works magic; she’s an amazing seamstress. I’m always out of town, so it’s easy to buy on the Internet. I love ShopBop.com and BlueBee.com. The Blue Bee boutique in Santa Barbara has great sweaters, T-shirts, and jeans that I wear when I’m in rehearsal with the circus in Florida.

What do you splurge on?

I am my mother’s daughter—I have a weakness for shoes. I’m a size 5—if the shoe fits, I buy it.

What outfit always makes you feel terrific?

I have Stuart Weitzman red patent-leather pumps. Whenever I wear them, I feel great. I also love my Paige jeans.

What was your biggest fashion disaster?

I’m not a flashy dresser. But one year I wore a Roberto Cavalli leather minidress to the opening of the circus in New York. While I was watching a motorcycle act, I felt a rush of air. The dress had split open. Thankfully, the costume shop sewed me into the dress.

Since you travel so much, do you have a packing secret?

It’s all about the shoes. I plan my clothes around one or two pairs of shoes.

What’s the best fashion advice you ever received?

Never cheap out on a haircut—that’s one thing you wear every day.

 

Want to nominate a local woman for next year's best-dressed list? Send suggestions to Leslie Milk at lmilk@washingtonian.com.