I was highly obsessed with vintage clothes in college. So, I made an effort to interview really cool owner of vintage shops. In early 2011, I was able to interview Paige Clulow of Nova Vintage.
1. What was your first impression of the blog as well as me?
I hadn’t heard of your blog before you asked me, and I was pleasantly surprised to learn about it. Your passion for style and dedication to covering the local fashion scene was apparent right away as well as very inspiring.
2. How have you evolved since your interview from 2011?
I have had two children since 2011, so have had to evolve a lot both personally and in terms of how I run my business. I have learned to do things a lot more efficiently since I have significantly less free time. I have also had to accept that a lot of my hopes for the business will have to be put on hold for a few years.
3. What are you up to now?
I won’t be doing anything major until both of my kids are in school. I am a full-time mom, and have to squeeze in working on the business on the evenings, weekends and during nap time for now. It’s hard to put things on hold, but I’m trying to enjoy this time I have with my children while they are little. When I do have more time, I look forward to going to more estate sales and searching out older pieces for the shop – from the 20’s and earlier. I would also love to get more involved locally and potentially sell locally or be involved in an event like a fashion show. I am also considering expanding the photography side of the business and possibly taking on photo portrait work.
4. What do you love about the Ms. Charm’s Chic blog?
Your blog is a great resource for connecting with other small fashion based businesses in Baltimore. My current lifestyle is very hermetic, so I love checking out your blog to see what’s going on locally.
Paige Clulow of Nova Vintage