Jody DeFord’s Look


How do you juggle a demanding job with your blog, Red’s Shoe Diaries?

The best compliment I ever got was from a client who said I smile with my clothes, even though I’m serious about my work. That made me so happy.

Where do you shop for party dresses?

I don’t like to go to department stores, because the dresses may be beautiful but they’re not unique. I like Ginger N’ Spice in Avon, Enza’s Boutique, and Nikki Blaine Couture, and often I will wear a dress that’s a few seasons old from Etsy or eBay.

Favorite events?

The Kentucky Derby. I won the fashion contest last year wearing a champagne-themed outfit. I had saved a disposable miniature Moët flute and had it made into a hatpin. And last May, Andrew Luck asked for a picture with me at the Snakepit Ball.

Have to ask—How many pairs of shoes do you own?

Well over 200. Probably closer to 300.