Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun
March 21, 2011
At the annual National Association of Catering Executives event "Uncorked!" caterers, event planners and designers take over dinner tables at the American Visionary Art Museum to decorate along a theme. Then they decorate themselves to match. This year, the theme was "A Night of Mystery." So Stephanie Bradshaw, 36, owner of Bradshaw Styling, went all out for her "Pink Panther" theme. Never mind the table. The Roland Park resident dazzled in a hot-pink taffeta Romeo & Juliet Couture strapless dress with a ruched bubble skirt, which she found at Loehmann's. That's also where she also found her turquoise glass and gold drop earrings. Her gold leather strappy Guess sandals were DSW purchases. She found her metallic leopard print clutch at a vintage store, her gold Stella & Dot bangles at a home party, and her turquoise and gold dome ring at Nordstrom. Bradshaw describes her style as "eclectic chic with a lot of vintage mixed in," which also fits her business's slogan: "Dressing people, parties and places." Not afraid of color, she says she relies on "fabulous accessories" to bring some added zing to an ensemble. "I think statement jewelry makes a simple outfit memorable."