Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun
January 13, 2011
Chrissie Bortner, 24, is known around her office for her "quirky" style. "I just love to have fun with clothes," says the public relations account coordinator. That was apparent when we "glimpsed" the Canton resident at her MGH marketing/advertising office in Owings Mills. Bortner combined a white silk tuxedo front sleeveless Spense blouse from Marshalls with a 10 year old mustard plaid corduroy skirt from Anthropologie and a gray puffed sleeve H&M jacket. She added black Target tights, a silver pearl and crystal multi-strand necklace from Macy's, flower-shaped multi-pearl stud earrings from New York & Co., and a gold crocodile patent leather New Directions bag from Belk, a Massachusetts department store. Then, she added her piece de resistance -- a favorite pair of red suede Bamboo ankle boots with button embellishments and recessed stiletto heels that she'd found at lulus.com. "I get a lot of inspiration from TV shows like 'Gossip Girl,' and older shows like 'Mary Tyler Moore' and 'Dynasty.' My style icons are Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, and -- lately -- Kate Middleton. But, just her coats."