Gabe Dinsmoor, special to The Baltimore Sun
November 14, 2010
At the Catwalk for a Cause fashion show benefiting The Johns Hopkins Children's Center, great fashion wasn't just on the runway. For audience member Suzanne Fockler, 26, it was an opportunity to show off her own "sensible sleek" style. The Johns Hopkins Hospital registered nurse arrived at the Tremont Grand in an embroidered and cutout white cotton handkerchief tunic top over Zara jeggings. The Charlestown, Maryland resident added gold embellished nude leather platform gladiator sandals from Bakers and a gold studded black leather Michael Kors handbag from Macy's. Here gold hoops are a wardrobe staple and her gold locket is a family heirloom. The bamboo patterned gold bangle was something she picked up in Tahiti on her honeymoon, her watch was a hand-me-down from Mom, and her huge brown glass ring a fun H&M find. One of Fockler's fashion rules? "If I'm going to show off my legs, then I go with a flowy top. If my top is tighter, then I wear a fuller skirt. My grandmother always said, don't give it away for free."