When I was fifteen, I found a 1970s Chanel suit for ten dollars at a garage sale. It was brown and cream tweed, with an orange and green army fatigue lining. My mom took me to the tailor, and I had him hack the shapeless skirt into a miniskirt. A few months later, I was invited to the reopening of the Chanel store in Beverly Hills. The suit was a size negative, and I was a size two. The zipper on the skirt wouldn’t stay up. Do you think I was stepping foot in that store in something else? No! Mom sewed me into that baby, and I spent the night not drinking anything so I wouldn’t have to pee. So is my love of fashion. So is my love of vintage. .
The way I wear it is not usually literal – I like to mix it up. That’s why you’ll hear me talk about “doing vintage modern.”
I was with Ford Models when I was younger, and I’ve always loved writing. This blog will be a mix of what inspires me, and stories and pictures of doing vintage modern. I hope to inspire you to break out of the mold and look to the past to find a unique way to express yourself in the modern world.
Enjoy! You’ll always get a little of each side of the coin when you have breakfast with a Gemini.