Even before she retired as deputy director for the US Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Civil Rights, Pam Malester was known for her timeless style. It's what the Roland Park resident calls "classic with a twist." "I love things to be a little different, but never outrageous." There was lots of visual interest to the outfit Malester wore to a holiday party at the Mount Vernon home of friend Curt Decker. She started with a camel sweater dress that featured criss-cross draping and a removable cowl neck, which she bought at the Fendi store in New York City. She added some leopard-print pointy-toe pumps from the Jimmy Choo store in Washington, gold earrings and a big gold link bracelet that were gifts from her husband, Allan Malester, and a brown exotic leather bag that she bought years ago at the Prada store in Milan. "No one had ever heard of Prada back then." Malester doesn't just stick to designer togs. "I like J. Crew and H&M. It just has to look good on you."
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