Shoe guru (and fellow Canadian) Jerome C. Rousseau opened the doors to his L.A. home to us—only one day after a break-in—donning an all-white ensemble that few could pull off. After being introduced to his pet bird and perusing his elegant designs we immediately got down to business. When it comes to his eccentric-dandy style, Jerome is a creature of habit. We noticed a lot of all trompe-l'oeil everything, and stacks on stacks of stripy sailor shirts. Also among his essentials? Crisp white trousers and color-blocked bowling shoes. His love of neon lights shone brightly, with several pieces on display—as did his love of Ms. Cyndi Lauper—his self-proclaimed "first crush."