Meeting Steve Madden at Boston Store

Last weekend Boston Store in Brookfield offered the opportunity to meet Steve Madden.  I was excited to meet a designer whose sense of style was one that I had admired many times over the years.  Living in Milwaukee, this was a rare opportunity.

However, I had two dilemas.  First, I realized I knew nothing about him as a person.  What would I say, besides I love your sense of style ?  I also didn’t own a pair of Steve Madden shoes that would be right to wear to this event.  It seemed like I should be wearing something of his to show how I styled it, but that just wasn’t going to happen.  What to do ?

I started by just doing some online searching.  Turns out, Steve Madden has lead a fairly colorful life which included a stint in jail for securities fraud and money-laundering charges (for other companies, not his own).  That didn’t seem like the thing to bring up, so  I decided to ask about his sources of inspiration instead.

Next, what to wear.  I also saw online that he loves fresh fun style.  So I opted for my most fun pair of boots, a shirt with some attitude,  and some metallic, harder edge jewelry.

Snakeskin cut sleeve top from Express earlier this year, military green shorts from H&M last year.

 

I love these boots as they are soft and comfortable.  The distressed leather zips down over the top of the boot on both sides to create a vintage look. You can get your own Donald J Pliner boots at Boston Store.

The event started at 2 and I wasn’t quite expecting the line I was greeted with when I arrived.  If you look out in the distance to see the opening to the mall, that’s just part of the line!

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It wasn’t all bad as free shoes were being given away and I got my lips made up for upcoming pictures.  I also grabbed a couple of shots of great Steve Madden shoes to add to my wish list.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find them online, but they should be in a Boston Store near you.

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Nebula Glossimer, my awesome Chanel lip artist.
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Great cheetah print Steve Madden booties at Boston Store.
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Steve Madden Girl electric blue sandals at Boston Store
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Posing with Julissa Bermudez. She was beautiful and a lot of fun!

When I finally got to the front of the line, the experience was a little anticlimatic.  He signed my Steve Madden bag, I was asked to look up and there was the photo.  It was all a little rushed and I don’t think he would have talked to me at all, but I managed to squeak out my unoriginal “I love your style” comment as I was being ushered off.  Oh well, at least he looked up and complimented my boots.  :)

Posing with Steve Madden. Not exactly a Vogue moment, but at least the whole experience was fun.

 

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