Miss Meghan, Fashion Advice

February 21, 2007


Amanda Beard, America’s favorite Olympic cover girl and Elite model, has been bagging medals since she was 14, one of the youngest Olympians ever. Not a woman to just stop there, she broke the world record for the 200 meter breaststroke, and then took the gold for the same, at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Admired by girls and women the world over, her quintessential style is easy, fresh and very American. Miss Meghan caught up with her at a recent event in New York where she had a chance to delve deep into her current shoe obsessions.

What are your favorite pair of shoes? Where did you get them?

I just bought a new pair of Prada boots. I did a photo shoot for Speedo not to long ago and I put them on for the shoot and couldn’t take them off, I had to wear them home!!!!

Give me three adjectives that describe how you feel in these shoes.

Sexy, tall, and sexy.

What pair of shoes did you wear on your last date?

I had an awesome date with my boyfriend last night to the Nets game and I wore a pair of Michael Kors shoes. For something like a sporting event, specially basketball, I wanted to look tall and cute to be on my boys arm.

How many pairs of shoes in your closet? How many do you wish were there?

I probably have 60 pairs of shoes. I don’t really need any more because I have no more room in my closet. I think that you are good to go if you have a couple of pairs you absolutely adore. I tend to wear certain shoes till the heels break off and then other ones still have the tags on them.

What type of shoes do you like to see on the opposite sex?

I like a guy who is a guy, so if I look at his shoes and see that he knows his stuff when it comes to designers I don’t really dig it. I guess my favorite shoes on a boy are racing shoes!!

What shoe designer do you most identify with?

I love, love, love Marc Jacobs. I feel like he can read my mind when it comes to fashion. His stuff is funky yet practical. I want things that I can wear to every occasion.

Are you a pointy toe girl or round toe girl?

I am a round toe girl, funny enough not only because I think they’re better, but because I am so active. Yes, even in heels I run around so much, and if I am wearing pointy toed shoes, there’s no point by the end of the day. I can’t even tell you how many shoes I have ruined in my time.

Stiletto or flat?

Stiletto, once you learn how to hang out on your tippy toes all night, you’ll never want to go back.

What's the most you ever paid for a pair of shoes?

My newest pair of boots were so far my most costly. They were about $800 and my wallet is still hurting, but they look so damn cute!!

Do you remember your first pair of shoes? What were they? Where did you get them?

I have no idea, I grew up near the beach so I was always barefoot.

What pair of shoes would you want to be buried in?

Something that just screams "me." All of my friends would agree that it would be this pair of leather sandals that I wear all the time. I wear them on the pool deck, at the beach, and even sneak them into my wardrobe for dinners.

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