2018 lehigh valley style women of style
If you’ve seen them out around town, at an Insider happy hour or working hard in the office, you know that these women have style in their genes. You nominated them; we just provided some good lighting and a killer backdrop.

Shot by Alison Conklin, with Olaf Starorypinski
Furniture and wall provided by Omnivent Inc.

2018 lehigh valley style women of style
If you’ve seen them out around town, at an Insider happy hour or working hard in the office, you know that these women have style in their genes. You nominated them; we just provided some good lighting and a killer backdrop.

Shot by Alison Conklin, with Olaf Starorypinski | Furniture and wall provided by Omnivent Inc.

pamela riddell

For me, a typical day consists of working hard and playing hard, which keeps life interesting. I have a rewarding and dynamic career at LVHN that has spanned 21 years. Among my schedule, I try to make time to sweat it out and box with a trainer at LVHN Fitness. I later catch up with my husband, Gary, during walks in our neighborhood, often stopping by my parents' house. We also collect eggs from our chickens, The Betties, each named after a famous Betty. Committing to family, friends and personal projects is important to me. Gary is teaching me masonry as part of our basement renovations. And I'm always planning a travel adventure. Next stops: Utah and Vietnam/Cambodia. I feel my best when I'm wearing great jeans—skinny, flared or cropped—with a basic top, bold jewelry and big shoes. My style described in one word is fun. I inherited my passion for fashion from my mother. My friends always want to borrow my stilettos and wedges, especially on vacation. Just try lifting my suitcase during girlfriend getaways.


My closet is filled with vintage pins, pearls and pumps. I add these to any outfit— even a T-shirt—for a classic look. I could do without toe ring sandals and Birkenstocks, though I am intrigued with the new socks and sandals runway look. You don't need expensive brands to be fiercely fashionable. For me, it's about creative mixing and matching. I do have guilty pleasures when I can score a sale: Ted Baker and Black Halo for special occasions; Free People and Anthropology for flare; Banana Republic and White House Black Market for pencil skirts and fitted jackets. I would love to own a Chanel suit, Jackie-O style. Bon-Ton was my favorite place to shop in the Valley for affordable tops, work dresses and statement jewelry. My local routine continues with TJMaxx, Marshall's and Nordstrom's Rack. I particularly love searching for vintage accents and dresses in Easton at Phyllis, Salvaged Goods, and the Easton Antique Emporium. I find meaning in celebrating women that came before me by wearing a piece of their past. The celebrity whose closet I would raid is Amal Alamuddin Clooney. She's fabulous in every way. This summer, I'm living in my midi dresses, palazzo pants and handwoven scarves from Guatemala.


What She’s Wearing

Topshop top, Free People pants and Steve Madden shoes, with vintage Japanese necklace and earrings


Group Shot: Black Halo dress and Steve Madden shoes, with Charming Charlie earrings

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pamela riddell

Adminstrator of Strategic Communication at Lehigh Valley Health Network


For me, a typical day consists of working hard and playing hard, which keeps life interesting. I have a rewarding and dynamic career at LVHN that has spanned 21 years. Among my schedule, I try to make time to sweat it out and box with a trainer at LVHN Fitness. I later catch up with my husband, Gary, during walks in our neighborhood, often stopping by my parents' house. We also collect eggs from our chickens, The Betties, each named after a famous Betty. Committing to family, friends and personal projects is important to me. Gary is teaching me masonry as part of our basement renovations. And I'm always planning a travel adventure. Next stops: Utah and Vietnam/Cambodia. I feel my best when I'm wearing great jeans—skinny, flared or cropped—with a basic top, bold jewelry and big shoes. My style described in one word is fun. I inherited my passion for fashion from my mother. My friends always want to borrow my stilettos and wedges, especially on vacation. Just try lifting my suitcase during girlfriend getaways.


My closet is filled with vintage pins, pearls and pumps. I add these to any outfit— even a T-shirt—for a classic look. I could do without toe ring sandals and Birkenstocks, though I am intrigued with the new socks and sandals runway look. You don't need expensive brands to be fiercely fashionable. For me, it's about creative mixing and matching. I do have guilty pleasures when I can score a sale: Ted Baker and Black Halo for special occasions; Free People and Anthropology for flare; Banana Republic and White House Black Market for pencil skirts and fitted jackets. I would love to own a Chanel suit, Jackie-O style. Bon-Ton was my favorite place to shop in the Valley for affordable tops, work dresses and statement jewelry. My local routine continues with TJMaxx, Marshall's and Nordstrom's Rack. I particularly love searching for vintage accents and dresses in Easton at Phyllis, Salvaged Goods, and the Easton Antique Emporium. I find meaning in celebrating women that came before me by wearing a piece of their past. The celebrity whose closet I would raid is Amal Alamuddin Clooney. She's fabulous in every way. This summer, I'm living in my midi dresses, palazzo pants and handwoven scarves from Guatemala.


What She’s Wearing

Topshop top, Free People pants and Steve Madden shoes, with vintage Japanese necklace and earrings


Group Shot: Black Halo dress and Steve Madden shoes, with Charming Charlie earrings

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Kimberly Hairston-Hicks

For me, a typical day is very busy and blessed! I am a wife, bonus mom, and a C-suite executive for the Greater Valley YMCA, focused on building awareness and engagement that shares our mission to strengthen our communities through healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility, and that is just my day job. I am also working on the development of a skincare line, and I write a lifestyle blog, goodbeaute.com, which inspires women to cultivate a healthy, happy, good life. I feel my best when I’m wearing a feminine sexy dress. When I want to feel like a boss, there is nothing better than an iconic DVF wrap dress for work or play. My style described in one word is confident.


My friends always want to borrow my shoes—I have a serious collection of Christian Louboutin’s. By the way, my Aunt Millie introduced me to the shoe long before Sex and The City turned them into an obsession. My closet is filled with shoes and bags, and I could do without the sweat suit (shellsuit) and heels trend. Chanel, DVF and Christian Louboutin are my favorite brands, and I love going to Zara for hip, trendy, reasonably priced clothing. My favorite place to shop in the Valley is Designer Consigner in Bethlehem. The celebrity whose closet I would raid is Jennifer Lopez. This summer, I’m living in my Ophidia GG Supreme Gucci belt bag, aka the new version of a fanny pack.


What She’s Wearing

ZARA yellow suit, vintage Chanel belt, Christian Louboutin heels, with Chanel necklace and earrings


Group Shot: ZARA dress, Forever 21 moto jacket, Christian Louboutin heels, with Chanel earing and runway vintage Chanel bracelet

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Kimberly Hairston-Hicks

Chief Marketing Officer at Greater Valley YMCA


For me, a typical day is very busy and blessed! I am a wife, bonus mom, and a C-suite executive for the Greater Valley YMCA, focused on building awareness and engagement that shares our mission to strengthen our communities through healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility, and that is just my day job. I am also working on the development of a skincare line, and I write a lifestyle blog, goodbeaute.com, which inspires women to cultivate a healthy, happy, good life. I feel my best when I’m wearing a feminine sexy dress. When I want to feel like a boss, there is nothing better than an iconic DVF wrap dress for work or play. My style described in one word is confident.


My friends always want to borrow my shoes—I have a serious collection of Christian Louboutin’s. By the way, my Aunt Millie introduced me to the shoe long before Sex and The City turned them into an obsession. My closet is filled with shoes and bags, and I could do without the sweat suit (shellsuit) and heels trend. Chanel, DVF and Christian Louboutin are my favorite brands, and I love going to Zara for hip, trendy, reasonably priced clothing. My favorite place to shop in the Valley is Designer Consigner in Bethlehem. The celebrity whose closet I would raid is Jennifer Lopez. This summer, I’m living in my Ophidia GG Supreme Gucci belt bag, aka the new version of a fanny pack.


What She’s Wearing

ZARA yellow suit, vintage Chanel belt, Christian Louboutin heels, with Chanel necklace and earrings


Group Shot: ZARA dress, Forever 21 moto jacket, Christian Louboutin heels, with Chanel earing and runway vintage Chanel bracelet

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Kristen Shea

My typical day consists of the alarm going off at 4:15 a.m., and by 5:45 a.m., I am making the 90-mile drive to my office in New Jersey (with espresso in hand!) I am fortunate enough to have a boss who gives me the freedom to work from home two days a week ever since I moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania two years ago. On NJ days, though, I start early! Once I'm back home, I spend as much time as possible outside with my Boston Terrier, Lucky. Once she is tired, my fiancé and I will either make dinner at home or go somewhere local to have food and drinks. I feel my best when I'm wearing jeans, a pair of statement earrings and ALWAYS lip gloss. My style described in one word is classic. I try to choose pieces that will stand the test of time. My friends always want to borrow my handbags. I like to focus on quality over quantity, which is something I've learned over time.


My closet is filled with handbags, heels, lots of fitted blazers and transitional pieces that can take me from my office to a night out. The item or trend I could do without is crop tops and platform sneakers. My favorite brands include Banana Republic, Zara and various unique brands carried at Anthropologie and South Moon Under. I do most of my shopping online, but I'll check out Nordstrom Rack from time to time to look for designer steals. As far as celebrity closets go, I admire Olivia Palermo and Julianne Moore. Their styles remind me of a modern-day Audrey Hepburn. This summer, I'm living in rompers and heels. Rompers are an easy way to be semi-dressed up without having to coordinate many pieces, and I am most comfortable in heels, as crazy as that sounds!


What She’s Wearing

Adelyn Rae romper and Jimmy Choo shoes, with Rebecca Minkoff and Cartier watch


Group Shot: ZARA romper and ankle strap heels, with Gucci handbag

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Kristen Shea

Executive Assistant at SKC & Co. CPAs, L.L.C.


My typical day consists of the alarm going off at 4:15 a.m., and by 5:45 a.m., I am making the 90-mile drive to my office in New Jersey (with espresso in hand!) I am fortunate enough to have a boss who gives me the freedom to work from home two days a week ever since I moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania two years ago. On NJ days, though, I start early! Once I'm back home, I spend as much time as possible outside with my Boston Terrier, Lucky. Once she is tired, my fiancé and I will either make dinner at home or go somewhere local to have food and drinks. I feel my best when I'm wearing jeans, a pair of statement earrings and ALWAYS lip gloss. My style described in one word is classic. I try to choose pieces that will stand the test of time. My friends always want to borrow my handbags. I like to focus on quality over quantity, which is something I've learned over time.


My closet is filled with handbags, heels, lots of fitted blazers and transitional pieces that can take me from my office to a night out. The item or trend I could do without is crop tops and platform sneakers. My favorite brands include Banana Republic, Zara and various unique brands carried at Anthropologie and South Moon Under. I do most of my shopping online, but I'll check out Nordstrom Rack from time to time to look for designer steals. As far as celebrity closets go, I admire Olivia Palermo and Julianne Moore. Their styles remind me of a modern-day Audrey Hepburn. This summer, I'm living in rompers and heels. Rompers are an easy way to be semi-dressed up without having to coordinate many pieces, and I am most comfortable in heels, as crazy as that sounds!


What She’s Wearing

Adelyn Rae romper and Jimmy Choo shoes, with Rebecca Minkoff and Cartier watch


Group Shot: ZARA romper and ankle strap heels, with Gucci handbag

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Ann Marie Supinski

What my typical day consists of is creating a special experience for each client at AM Luxe. That includes buying unique pieces to add to our carefully curated collection and working with clients to choose the perfect look that makes her feel fabulous. I feel my best when I'm wearing an hour-glass dress with great shoes (heels, of course) and unique jewelry. Sophisticated is how I would describe my style in one word. My friends always want to borrow my shoes and handbags. My closet is filled with dresses. I feel best in dress; I describe myself as a girly girl. The item or trend I could do without is coveralls. My favorite brands include Nic + Zoe, Gretchen Scott, and Chanel. My favorite place to shop in the Valley is AM Luxe. It's like shopping from my closet. The celebrity whose closet I would raid is Amal Clooney. This summer, I'm living in floral everything—shoes, dresses, and jewelry!


What She’s Wearing

Julie Brown NY floral print dress, AM Luxe


Group Shot: Lysse white crochet dress, AM Luxe

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Ann Marie Supinski

Founder & CEO of AM Luxe


What my typical day consists of is creating a special experience for each client at AM Luxe. That includes buying unique pieces to add to our carefully curated collection and working with clients to choose the perfect look that makes her feel fabulous. I feel my best when I'm wearing an hour-glass dress with great shoes (heels, of course) and unique jewelry. Sophisticated is how I would describe my style in one word. My friends always want to borrow my shoes and handbags. My closet is filled with dresses. I feel best in dress; I describe myself as a girly girl. The item or trend I could do without is coveralls. My favorite brands include Nic + Zoe, Gretchen Scott, and Chanel. My favorite place to shop in the Valley is AM Luxe. It's like shopping from my closet. The celebrity whose closet I would raid is Amal Clooney. This summer, I'm living in floral everything—shoes, dresses, and jewelry!


What She’s Wearing

Julie Brown NY floral print dress, AM Luxe


Group Shot: Lysse white crochet dress, AM Luxe

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Sharon Yudt

What my typical day consists of is about the change, so I am not sure. I guess saying work 8–5-ish, and then, at some point each day, you will find me in workout clothes doing some type of physical fitness. I feel my best when I’m wearing jeans and a unique top. Edgy is how I would describe my style in one word. My friends always want to borrow my tops. My closet is filled with workout clothes and thick winter scarves. I could do without graphic tees. My favorite brands include Zara, Henri Bendel and Lululemon—my favorite place to shop in the Valley is Lululemon. The celebrity whose closet I would raid is Blake Lively. This summer, I’m living in my workout clothes!


What She’s Wearing

Revolve jumper and Gucci boots, with Henri Bendel bracelet, Louis Vuitton purse and Urban Outfitters scrunchy


Group Shot: Banana Republic jumper and Sam Edelman shoes, with Henri Bendel purse

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Sharon Yudt

Coordinator at Comcast, Philly, and Barre & Spin Instructor at Barreform


What my typical day consists of is about the change, so I am not sure. I guess saying work 8–5-ish, and then, at some point each day, you will find me in workout clothes doing some type of physical fitness. I feel my best when I’m wearing jeans and a unique top. Edgy is how I would describe my style in one word. My friends always want to borrow my tops. My closet is filled with workout clothes and thick winter scarves. I could do without graphic tees. My favorite brands include Zara, Henri Bendel and Lululemon—my favorite place to shop in the Valley is Lululemon. The celebrity whose closet I would raid is Blake Lively. This summer, I’m living in my workout clothes!


What She’s Wearing

Revolve jumper and Gucci boots, with Henri Bendel bracelet, Louis Vuitton purse and Urban Outfitters scrunchy


Group Shot: Banana Republic jumper and Sam Edelman shoes, with Henri Bendel purse

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Marybeth Griffaton

For me, a typical day consists of daily meditation, positive affirmations and my special blend of YL essential oils to kickstart my day. Then it's off to
the races, getting my seven-month-old son and two-and-a-half-year-old daughter ready for the day. I am fortunate enough that I work with an amazing group of beautiful, talented women who inspire me, make me laugh and challenge me so that in return I am able to help women who come into our skincare salon, bring out their inner and outer beauty through the express beauty treatments that we offer at Organic Tans & Beauty Bar. I feel my best when I'm wearing the most flattering dress, heels, a little lipstick and lashes.


My style described in one word is eclectic. My friends always want to borrow my party dresses and, newest beauty obsession, Repechage sheet masks—talk about a mini vacation for your face. My closet is filled with party dresses, white V-neck T-shirts, and casual shoes. It is hard to pinpoint trends,since they come and go and it is a matter of opinion and individuality, but I do love companies that cater to a need, whether beauty-related or as simple as a pair of socks. I love Bombas socks—super comfortable and they donate a pair to one in need. My favorite brands are H&M, Ann Taylor, Jason Wu, John Galliano, Tom Ford and Stitch Fix. My favorite places to shop in the Valley are The Promenade and local small business boutiques like AM Luxe and Step in 4 More. The celebrity whose closet I would raid is Cate Blanchett. This summer, I'm living in my Organic Tans & Beauty Bar spray tan, white V-neck T-shirt and a little lip-gloss.


What She’s Wearing

BCBG Max Azria skirt and floral blouse, Kelly & Katie shoes, with Ralph Lauren earrings


Group Shot: RACHEL Rachel Roy dress and Vince Camuto sandals

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Marybeth Griffaton

Esthetician, Lashionista, Airbrush Spray Tan Technician at Organic Tans & BeautyBar


For me, a typical day consists of daily meditation, positive affirmations and my special blend of YL essential oils to kickstart my day. Then it's off to
the races, getting my seven-month-old son and two-and-a-half-year-old daughter ready for the day. I am fortunate enough that I work with an amazing group of beautiful, talented women who inspire me, make me laugh and challenge me so that in return I am able to help women who come into our skincare salon, bring out their inner and outer beauty through the express beauty treatments that we offer at Organic Tans & Beauty Bar. I feel my best when I'm wearing the most flattering dress, heels, a little lipstick and lashes.


My style described in one word is eclectic. My friends always want to borrow my party dresses and, newest beauty obsession, Repechage sheet masks—talk about a mini vacation for your face. My closet is filled with party dresses, white V-neck T-shirts, and casual shoes. It is hard to pinpoint trends,since they come and go and it is a matter of opinion and individuality, but I do love companies that cater to a need, whether beauty-related or as simple as a pair of socks. I love Bombas socks—super comfortable and they donate a pair to one in need. My favorite brands are H&M, Ann Taylor, Jason Wu, John Galliano, Tom Ford and Stitch Fix. My favorite places to shop in the Valley are The Promenade and local small business boutiques like AM Luxe and Step in 4 More. The celebrity whose closet I would raid is Cate Blanchett. This summer, I'm living in my Organic Tans & Beauty Bar spray tan, white V-neck T-shirt and a little lip-gloss.


What She’s Wearing

BCBG Max Azria skirt and floral blouse, Kelly & Katie shoes, with Ralph Lauren earrings


Group Shot: RACHEL Rachel Roy dress and Vince Camuto sandals

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