Getting To Know

Andrea Hoogendoorn

My favorite piece in the shop right now is…

A beautiful garden print, cotton dress reminiscent of a Monet garden with all the colors of the rainbow. It’s adorned with hand-painted butterflies on reclaimed plastic, which can also double as hair candy

The first thing I sold in my shop…

A red polka dot swing dress with a matching crinoline petticoat

I knew I wanted to be a Designer when…

I first watched “Sound of Music” as a child and loved when Maria made the children’s clothes out of drapes. It just clicked that fabric could be made in to anything, and with that, a budding ‘Fashionista’ was born

My ‘go to’ color is…

Black with a pop of color

If I could’ve met any fashion icon from the past, it would’ve been…

Audrey Hepburn

The best part of my day at the shop is…

Making people smile and twirl in happy clothes. Many of my customers tell me it’s their favorite shop, and nothing feels better than that!

3 words to describe vintage fashion…

  1. Classic
  2. Timeless
  3. Flattering

If I could take a peek at any designers sketches, they’d be…

Hubert Givenchy’s

Words to live by…

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”

– Marilyn Monroe

If I could have my clothing on the cover of any magazine, my wish would be…

Vogue

The first piece of clothing I designed was…

A dress in first grade. I had just learned to back-stitch in Girl Scouts and without any draping and patterning skills, ended up with a dress with sleeves that didn’t fit. I tore them off and wore it as a cute little sleeveless dress instead