Judy Rudo, 66, has spent a career in the fashion biz. So putting together her "eclectic" style is something this Pikesville resident doesn't even have to think twice about. When we "glimpsed" Rudo at her new job as sales associate at Jean Pool in the Village of Cross Keys, she had paired an old pair of Abercrombie & Fitch straight-leg jeans with a white cotton J. Crew button-down shirt and an espresso Wendy B. cashmere cardigan. Her brown ponyhair Dusica Dusica boots came from Joanna Gray Shoes, back when she owned that store. Rudo had gotten her big-face man's watch at Just In Time mixed some fine gold bangles with some costume bangles made by Ina Parson. Her necklace was actually her own "creation," which she made by twisting a strand of faux pearls around a multi-strand brass chain and bead necklace. While we thought she showed great panache, Rudo says she's at a style crossroads. "I'm having an identity crisis. When I was younger, I liked anything that was different. Now half [of what's out there] isn't appropriate." We beg to disagree.
Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun