[click "Play", Pip talks about what to wear to the "Fling"]
Fashion Friday is a regular weekly column identifying fashion trends and translating them into Telluride style with help from our fabulous fashionistas at Two Skirts. This week, however, is an exception.
Two Skirts owner, Kristin Holbrook, is a longtime supporter of the San Miguel Resource Center, the Telluride’s region’s only nonprofit working with victims of the the grave challenges of interpersonal violence. On Saturday, February 5, Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village, 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.. the Resource Center hosts its only major public fundraiser. The 2011 theme is “Heroes and Villains,” and there are prizes for best costume.
In support of the event, one of the best parties of the winter season, Kristin and Ashley Deppen have turned over their regular Fashion Friday interview to our town’s vintage/costume queen, Pip Kenworthy of Pip’s Fine & Funky Consignments,100 West Colorado (downstairs from Overland).
Pip was born into a large family – she has eight siblings – in Bristol, England. After a move to London in the early 1970s, she found a job working backstage in costumes at the Kings Head Theatre Club. Pip also ran a vintage booth at the Camden Lock Market.
Eighteen years ago, Pip crossed the pond, moving to Telluride with her former husband, Peter, and their three sons. Seven years ago, she bought Yard Sale and renamed the vintage shop, which today features trendy designer clothes and costumes, all supplied by clients from around the world.
Click the “play” button to find out Pip’s thoughts on what to wear to the 16th annual Chocolate Lovers Fling.