Ilene Rosenfeld, Luxury Shoe Stylist

A former sales associate at Barneys New York on Madison Avenue, Ilene Rosenfeld was the first person to sell a pair of Sarah Flint shoes at the famed department store. She is now a shoe stylist at Saks Fifth Avenue, and is the namesake of our Ilene monk-strap loafer. She lives in New York City. 

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Q: What are three words people use to describe you? 

A: Warm, energetic, and ageless. 

Q: Name three of your favorite things. 

A: My three daughters: Brooke, Jamie, and Jenna.

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Q: What is your favorite city to travel to? 

A: My favorite city is Paris. Who doesn’t love the City of Love and Light? I love everything about it, from the architecture, museums, and restaurants, to the way the Parisienne women put themselves together so effortlessly. 

Q: What’s one of your favorite books? 

A: Although I’m an avid reader and love too many books to recount, one of my favorites is Beneath A Marble Sky by John Shors. Reading always teaches us things we may not have known. Although this is a novel, I learned why the Taj Mahal was built and how a man paid homage to his beloved wife. 

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Q: Do you have any longtime hobbies? 

A: A hobby that I have been engaging in forever would be my fitness classes! I have been spinning for almost 20 years but always have found the time to work out, whether through yoga, aerobics, or weight training. It’s what I do in my leisure time, of course in addition to reading. 

Q: What does your power outfit consist of? 

A: My power outfit consists of a great blazer, jeans or trousers, a rock-and-roll tee, and a great pair of boots!

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Q: What’s your favorite hostess gift to bring to a party? 

My favorite hostess gift would have to be a Diptyque candle, preferably the Baie scent. It’s heavenly. 

Q: What’s your favorite home-cooked meal? 

A: That would have to be a pasta. It’s so easy to whip up a great dinner with whatever ingredients you may have at hand!

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