Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Clothes Exchange pop-up shop

This giant, cavernous space is about to be transformed into The Clothes Exchange pop-up shop!  My most talented display team (Nicolette and Rachel) and I met with Leslie, the founder of The Clothes Exchange, to brainstorm display ideas.  The event is October 15th and 16th, at the old Outdoor Gear Exchange space, on Cherry Street.  Proceeds will go to the Intervale Center Farmers' Recovery Fund

Farm meets fashion.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


It's show time - again.  I'm off to NYC this weekend to check out Coterie, Designers & Agents and a new show for me, capsule.  Packing can be a chore but I can inspiration in a single item.  I just got these shoes last night at the Stella-Mae launch party, they make everything pop!  Other places that I find inspiration are Garance Dore, The Sartorialist, and of course. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A closet full of clothes and I have nothing to wear

photo by Tommy Ton
Have you experienced this problem?  I was paralyzed today with the prospects of finding something to wear to work.  I wanted to wear a shirt and a simple bottom.  I don't own a "shirt".  Every top I have has some kind of issue - need to wear it with skinny jeans, need to wear it with high waist pants, need to tuck it in or belt it, way to casual, has a hole in it...  See what I'm saying? 

It's fashion week in NYC and my favorite thing is to check out all the street shots.  I love these outfits - simple, casual, and killer shoesI'm going to clean out my closet tonight and make a list of what I need to add.  No more crazy tops!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fashion's Night Out - Burlington style

Photo by Brett Lupfer
What a was crazy!  We didn't really know what to expect and we were not disappointed.  People were into it!  Was it the discount?  Was it the food?  Was it that over 20 stores were participating?  It was just fun. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

My best window dressers...

Nicolette and Rachel went to work today and got our windows ready for Fashion's Night Out.  They were originally going to use neon yarn to create a multidimensional window.  I was a little worried about our models getting trapped and decided to switch gears after seeing a Free People video.  I hope you can stop by and watch our models go from summer to fall...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fashion for a cause

Burlington was really spared by Irene but a lot of people and families are still struggling in Vermont. People are banding together to help out our fellow Vermonters and this is an easy way to get involved.

We will also be donating a portion of our sales from the Fashion's Night Out event.  Hope to see you there.