Tell us a story about a treasured vintage garment.
I’ve never been very precious about clothes, actually. I wear things until they’re falling apart or until my shoe guy tells me they’re beyond repair. So no single piece of clothing comes to mind but I just moved into a new apartment so my brain is pretty occupied with furniture and decor; I truly love this coffee table I found on Claude Home. It’s three round pinkish stone balls (that weigh 50 pounds each!) holding up a thick glass tabletop. It really makes our living room and I love it.
There are so many ways to style vintage since everything is entirely one of a kind — do you have any go-to combinations?
So many ways! I like mixing prints and creating tonal outfits - all browns and creams for example.
What sorts of irregularities and imperfections are you most drawn to in vintage?
I try to buy 100% natural fabrics because they last longer and look more timeless but sometimes there’s a rayon dress that I just can’t say no to. I don’t mind stains or holes in the things — I think they’re part of the piece’s story. I looooove a shoulder pad. And an oversized jacket. I’m pretty flexible with sizing when buying for myself and rarely get things tailored (though I probably should more).
Do you have any favorite cities for finding vintage?
Toronto! Bar Harbor, ME. Vancouver. Richmond, VA.