What Not to Wear at BEA

Posted on May 27, 2005

BEA 2005 or Book Expo America begins next week in Manhattan. But what should you wear? In case you missed it, Publisher's Weekly had a funny article on the subjet earlier this month, written by Clinton Kelly and Stacy London, the hosts of TLC's What Not to Wear. Here's Rule #1:

Rule #1: You may not wear any shoe just because it is comfortable. You may, however, wear a shoe that is both comfortable and stylish. Or a shoe that is excruciatingly painful and completely fabulous. Here are some examples.

Just comfortable (and absolutely forbidden): any sort of sneaker you would wear to any sort of athletic activity*; a tan flat with-God forbid-nude hose; a nurse's shoe or any form of footwear that resembles one; an Ugg boot.

Comfortable and stylish (and acceptable): a kitten-heel slingback; a split-toe antiqued-leather lace-up (for men only); a ballet flat; a wedge.

Excruciatingly painful and fabulous (and preferred): a five-inch metallic stiletto sandal.

BEA runs from June 3 - June 5, 2005 in Manhattan, and registrations will be taken online up to and during the Show. The Thursday night opener (June 2nd) features Billy Crystal and is hosted by Warner Books.

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