Blending fashion, family time and travel is one way Tammie Chaponot finds the modern, edgy designers whose clothes line the racks of her shop Clever Alice. She prefers smaller labels that pay attention to detail — just like she does — and pulls them together throughout the year for a well-edited pop-up shop, which crops up in urban spaces in Chicago and New York. She always looks the uber-stylish part blending skirts, leggings and tunics with a cool pair of boots. For a glimpse into Tammie’s business inspiration, how they roll on their travels, and how being a mama has (and hasn’t) changed what she wears, continue on.
Every time I walk into a vintage clothing shop, or peruse a flea market, the unspoken promise of finding something unique always makes my heart skip a beat. Walking alongside the racks is daunting to me though. I love the idea of vintage. I’m just never sure how to shop it.
…for the holidays, especially in this more approachable version.
A friend of mine turned forty last month and we celebrated with an old-fashioned girl’s night out. There was little discussion about logistics and what we’d do (eat and dance here), followed by a serious discussion about what to wear. Here’s where I started to sweat just a little bit.