Eve Devine is marketing director for her family business...

CANDID CLOSET

November 27, 1991

Eve Devine is marketing director for her family business, Faidley's Seafood at Lexington Market. Her work garb is usually jeans and tennis shoes, but her perfect nails and makeup tell more of a story. In her off hours, she's a glamorous dresser and loves to shop, especially for shoes. An avid traveler, she seeks out shoe stores wherever she goes. Then she starts hunting for matching handbags. How would you describe your taste in clothing?

Classic. I like clean lines and bold, solid colors. I often dress all in one color.

What's the newest thing in your closet?

A pair of sling back shoes. They're clear with red, blue and yellow flowers on the front.

What's the oldest thing in your closet?

A pair of brown Golo loafers I wore in college.

Do you have a true standby that you wear to feel good?

Yes. It's a gold Lurex sweater set and ivory slacks, linen in summer, wool in winter. With the right accessories, I can dress that outfit up or play it down, and it's easy to slip on after work if I have to go somewhere in a hurry.

What have you held on to for sentimental reasons?

A very expensive lavender organdy blouse that I bought about 10 years ago to wear to an inaugural ball. I thought it was very glamorous, but I haven't worn it since.

What is your wardrobe weakness?

Shoes. I know where I've traveled by the shoes I've bought. I have 50 to 60 pairs in everything from black velvet to green snakeskin and in every color from purple to gold. I have black shoes in every conceivable material and beautiful dress shoes with rhinestones, that I've bought "just in case." The nice thing is that my shoe size hasn't changed since high school.

What's the most expensive item in your closet?

My full length fur coat.

What's the least expensive item in your closet?

A pair of $2.99 flats from Value City.

What are your favorite accessories?

Handbags to match my shoes, and earrings. I have more earrings than I have shoes.

Do you have any shopping tips you'd like to share?

Shop everywhere you go, from Neiman Marcus to Value City. Shop all the time -- morning, evening and night. Leave no stone unturned and eventually you'll find something to buy.

Do you know some special dressers? Tell Sylvia Badger what makes them special. Write to Candid Closet, Evening Sun Fashion, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278.

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