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Beverly Feldman's Good Taste

The Spain-based designer on the worst and best fashions, plus her latest footwear line, Pinkie Madison.

Beverly Feldman

Beverly Feldman

Photo By courtesy of Beverly Feldman

Pinkie Madison fall 14

Pinkie Madison fall '14

Photo By courtesy of Beverly Feldman

Beverly Feldman has her hands full these days. The designer launched a new footwear label, Pinkie Madison, for spring '14, while running the bed and breakfast she opened earlier this year at home in Alicante, Spain. Pinkie Madison, a departure from Feldman's established namesake shoe and handbag collection, is aimed at a younger, edgier woman who "does not want to follow but leads with something new," Feldman said. She described the look of the made-in-Spain booties, heels and flats as "biker girl [with] lots of tough looks for day and sexy curved wedges for night." Pinkie Madison, priced at $190 and up, will be carried by Von Maur and independent boutiques across the U.S., starting in March. Feldman's favorite part of the launch process? "Thinking I was 28 again," she quipped.

Current celebrity crush:
"Fitz [played by Tony Goldwyn] on [ABC's] 'Scandal.'"

Least favorite trend:
"Baggy, layered clothes in neutral colors."

Secret to being a great hostess:
"Have enough staff, which includes a chef, waiters and a bartender, and only invite fun people."

Favorite fashion era:
"The 1950s — the most glamorous."

Beach versus ski vacation:
"The beach. I am a sunshine and palm tree girl."

Personal max for heel height:
"95 millimeters, and that's pushing it."

Best apparel designer:
"I am so classic. I still love Dolce & Gabbana. They know sexy casual better than anyone."

Hollywood dopplegänger:
"Obviously, Meryl Streep."