The road less travelled, by Tina
Several years ago, my husband told me of a coworker who takes stock every 10 years of what she is doing with her life and where she wants to go next. I did the same not so long ago and decided that my law career had run its course. While I had a great job in a cutting edge area of law, my heart has always leaned toward a more artistic sensibility. I am fortunate that my husband has a great job that he loves, thus allowing me the opportunity to take a risk and find a more fulfilling way to spend my days. Coincidentally, it was 10 years ago that I last pursued my interest in fashion, writing a monthly column for a magazine and putting together fashion segments for our local CBS station. I did all this while still working at my day job at a big law firm. It was a crazy period but I learned that, in Chicago, there are few jobs that are truly in the fashion industry. Opportunity came knocking a few months ago, when a very good friend of mine (an über stylist) proposed a business that made a lot of sense. We decided to take all of the no-longer-needed couture clothes from his clients' closets and sell them in our own showroom, called VMR (vintage, modern, resale). We will not be on eBay or online. We will be on Oak Street! The point is to have an experience - the opportunity to work with an extremely talented stylist and have him (and me) dress you. We had our first photo shoot last month for Splash, a Sun-Times publication. I am excited about the future, nervous about the challenges in front of me, and I am thankful for the support of my family. I also have plans for Ellie D as well. Let's see how the next ten years pan out! Cheers!
Mark, me and model Jaslene wearing our Valentino dress and Prada coat
Me at the shoot wearing a Prada dress selected by Mark
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