Colby Ware, The Baltimore Sun
April 4, 2012
When it comes to both her personality and her "traditionally fun" style, Helen Passano, 64, is colorful. "I love color," says the Canterbury-Tuscany community volunteer. "I love pink, and I love orange. You'll very rarely see me in black." Passano livened up the "Red Wine. Red Rubies...Red Cross" wine tasting at J. Brown Jewelers in her rosy ensemble. Her "lipstick pink" and white print short sleeve dress came from J. McLaughlin and was topped with a long ruffled white cashmere cardigan from White House/Black Market. Her neon pink patent leather Joan & David kitten-heel pumps featured cutouts and bows on the pointy-toes. "I'm always wearing ruffles and bows." Passano purchased her pink Chanel bag at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. Her J. Brown necklace features five pink Aaron Basha shoe charms, each with the initials and birthdate of each of her granddaughters. "They each know which one is theirs. When they're 16, they'll each get [that charm]." She bought her pink sapphire and diamond earrings, bracelets and ring on trips to St. Martin.