Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Designer Interview ~ VintageAndChic*Boutique

When I first thought about doing a designer interview on my blog, my first question was who would be a great person to start out with. I naturally thought about asking my good friends, but then thought I really want to start with someone I would like to get to know better. After that was established, I thought it would have to be someone I admire, someone I have worked with, who I know does excellent work and who strives to make their customers happy. Okay, now I have narrowed it down a bit. While I was reading a friends blog I came across a post from Chelsea, and thought, she is it! She meets all of my criteria! What I love about Chelsea's designs is her use of fabrics and colors. I think her color combos are unique and show her personal style. What I love about Chelsea is her willingness to do whatever it takes to make her customers happy. Her customer service goes above and beyond what I would expect. So, without furthur ado, her is my interview with Chelsea:

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in Ogden, Utah.

Where do you live now?

I now live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

How many children do you have? Names and ages?

I have 4 children. 2 boys Gabriel 10,
Ethan 7, and 2 girls Lily 4, and
Olivia 1.

What are your hobbies (besides designing and sewing)?

I like to play tennis, garden, go to movies,
and cook (sometimes). I go to

Target enough to call that a hobby too:)

What is your eBay ID?

My ebay Id is vintageandchic*boutique,
but I go by vintage*chic.

Are you a member of a design group? How long have you been a member of that

I am in the group BonBijou. It's a newer group
that I started with my friend
Amie about 11 months ago.

How long have you been selling your designs on eBay?

I dabled in boutique eBay for about 1.5 years under
the eBay ID LollyPop Lily.
In the last 1.5 years I have
become more serious about it. So a total of 3

What got you started?

I was looking for cute boutique baby headbands for Lily
and I came across The
Pixies! I was amazed at the talent
and the cute clothes they were making. Since
I had a little
girl and I loved to sew, I decided to give it a try.

What is your inspiration for your designs?

My inspiriaton for my designs comes from my own style and
taste in clothes,
things around my house, favorite fabrics,
and my girls. I also get alot of
inspiraton from my group
mates and the many, many talented designers out there

Is there any other designers you admire?

There are a few designers I admire quite a bit, but
the one that I have enjoyed
the most in the last year or
so is Amelia of Sweet_Feet_Boutique. Her designs are
fresh and stylish and she has really been an inspiration to me.
I have
recently gotten to know her a little better and she
is such a sweet person!
Another person I admire is Dayna
of my*unbirthday. Her quality is amazing and
she is so
much fun :) I also love and admire all the girls in
BonBijou and I
couldn't do what I do without their
support and friendship.

What is your favorite design you have created?

A favorite outfit that I have designed..... that is a tough
one. I have a few
that I have really loved, but I think my
most favorite is my Kaleidoscope set.
It was my first big
seller and I still get a lot of compliments on it.

(Pictured On Top Right)

What is your favorite fabric designer?

My favorite fabric designer is Amy Butler, but I am also
loving Heather Bailey.
I can't get enough of their fabric!!!

What is your favorite custom auction on eBay right now?

My favorite custom auction on eBay right now is a toss up
bellabebecoand mamapatrice. They are very
different instyle, but I love them both!
What can we expect from you in the future? 

You can expect me to be around for a while. I love to
design and I have found
that through eBay boutique I
can not only stayat home with my kids, but I am
able to spend quality time with my girls traveling
around to different
locations taking pictures and
just having fun! I am always trying to be more

creative and I try to come up with things that
are original. It's hard to do,
but I like the challenge:)

Chelsea's "Me" Page

Chelsea's eBay auctions

Chelsea's Blossom St. Store

Chelsea is offering a 10% discount off any purchase if
you tell her you read her interview on the BBB.


Michelle said...

Great interview Chelsea! You're an awesome designer :0)


vintagechicboutique said...

Thanks Michelle:) You know I love your designs too!!!


Anonymous said...

Target as a hobby! RoFL! Chelsea, I loved your interview and your designs are beautiful :)


Ribbon Rock Star said...

Great interview Chelsea!


couture*4*my*cutie said...

Thanks SOOO much Chelsea for letting me interview you! I loved getting to know you a little better. You ROCK!


vintagechicboutique said...

Thank you Michelle for the GREAT interview and a chance to be featured on your Blog!!!


Bowznstuff said...

what a great interview and what a marvelous blog :)

~love said...

fun interview...i could be one of cheslea's biggest fans! you are so right about her customer service too...the best! :)
fun blog!

Amelia said...

Awe Chelsea thank you so much! I just love you girl and your clothing!


Eva said...

Chelsea' It was so fun reading more about you. I loved meeting you in SLC. You are beautiful and your designs are lovely! Hugs, Eva