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September 20, 2012
Yeardley Smith returns to Sacramento with Marchez Vous

So many fashion-conscious women showed up at the Pavilions Salon Shoes store last April to meet and greet Yeardley Smith that the actress-designer is coming back for an encore engagement.

The big draw was Smith's line of Italian-made padded high heels, pumps, booties and wedges from Marchez Vous, the high-end footwear company she founded.

Yeardley (pronounced "YARD-lee") Smith is well-known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, the brainy daughter of Homer and Marge on the Fox network's "The Simpsons," but that's just part of her resume.

Smith is an Emmy-winning film actor ("As Good As It Gets," "City Slickers"), Broadway stage actor ("The Real Thing" and her one-woman show "More"), voice actor on audiobooks ("Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes," the Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde collections), writer (the children's book "I, Lorelei"), producer and philanthropist.

Her self-invention continued with Marchez Vous. Smith herself designs the shoes, citing as her mission statement, "To merge beauty and elegance with comfort."

Smith and her fall collection will be on hand from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the shoe store in the Pavilions center (Fair Oaks Boulevard near Howe Avenue), Sacramento; (916) 933-4056,

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