How would you describe your personal style? Is it a feeling? A time and place? A story in colors?
I would describe my personal style as relaxed, thoughtful, informed by the natural world and a little bit funky. I’m drawn to colors found in nature, natural fibers and the occasional, interesting sculptural element like a puffed sleeve, billowing pant leg, and chunky silver rings from my in-house collection.
After years of working as a stylist for other people, you now run your own business. How did it feel to choose to make that leap? How does it feel now?
I honestly haven’t looked back since I made the leap. I was really unhappy with being a stylist towards the end. It’s a pretty grueling job. I did have a lot of fun being on set and traveling the world. I met a lot of incredible people who are now some of my closest friends and I know it has certainly benefited me in my work with Roam Vintage. That being said, I am so much happier being my own boss and doing what I truly love, which is sourcing beautiful vintage and hand crafted pieces for people and working with other like minded folks.
When you're sourcing vintage, whose eyes are you looking through? Do you love every piece/are you looking for "yourself" or are you in search of pieces that fit a certain aesthetic/you know other people will love... or is that the same thing to you?
Sourcing is a very meditative and instinctive experience for me. Everything I source for the shop is something I feel I could wear. My desire in sourcing is to find pieces that I really believe in and then offer them to my audience, who I trust will appreciate them just as much as I do. I tend to shy away from trying to find particular styles or trends and focus more on unique qualities and wearability. I prefer classic, well-made pieces that people will cherish and love for a lifetime.