Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Me & Mrs Jones: Interview with Leproust Vintage

Meet Kristin Jones from Nashville. She shares her home with her husband Robin, her dog Desmond, and a whole lot of vintage.

A long-time avid collector of vintage, Kristin is fairly new to the blogging scene, but she hit the ground running with a fresh & charming blog called Leproust Vintage. It's been so successful that it actually got her into the vintage business, and she has since opened up an etsy shop which keeps her very busy.

But being merely busy isn't enough for the lovely Mrs. Jones.  She likes things CRAZY busy so she's been filling up her month with stylist duties, fashion shows, AND a recent collaboration with Market Publique which premieres April 27th.  It is a premium 18-piece collection of uber-cool vintage pieces selected to take your breath away.  The Leproust Vintage items are definite "must-haves" for vintage lovers. Her Market Publique collection can be seen here.

The name for her blog and her shop came from her love of the memories associated with wearing clothes, and how each vintage piece comes with its own history. The way that Marcel Proust famously savored that madeleine, is the way Kristin Jones savors her vintage. I was lucky enough for Kristen to take some time out of her busy schedule and  "sit down" for an interview. 

Where do you live, and where are you from? 
Currently I live in Nashville, Tennessee with my husband Robin and my spastic dog Desmond. I am originally from the tiny town of Piqua, Ohio.

How long have you been blogging, and what inspired you to start your blog? 

I started my blog in July 2009, so I have been blogging for approximately 8 months. Whew! 8 months has flown by! I started blogging as I was so inspired from so many of the fashion blogs that I read everyday. I love being creative in the dressing process, and I love being able to share that with such a wonderful online community interested in the same thing.

Name some blogs that YOU admire, that inspire you.

Right now I really love, and am incredibly inspired by Tieka of Selective Potential, Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky, Jen of Jen Loves Kev, Erin of Calivintage, Meryl of Clydes's Rebirth, and Rachel of Mousevox Vintage.

What do you do for a living? What do you do for fun?

I am actually a Speech Pathologist full time. 

In addition, I have my etsy shop. I 've  had a few exciting projects this month,  styling a runway show, and covering some fashion events for some websites. I would love to work in the future as a wardrobe stylist and fashion journalist either part or full time.

What do you do for fun?
For fun I like to exercise, cook, spend time with my husband, friends, and family, shop, watch movies, and read. Oh, and drink wine! :)

Who is your biggest fan?

Hands down, my husband Robin and best friend Courtney. They both have been so supportive and encouraging. Robin often photographs my outfits, and puts up with me staying up half the night trying to maintain my blog and shop while working full time! 

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
London! I have always wanted to visit London. Plans to visit in the fall are in the works as we speak...

Who is your biggest influence in your outlook on life?
I hate to keep talking about Robin, but he truly is my biggest influence. He is incredibly laid back and positive, yet driven and motivated at the same time.

WHO/WHAT are your biggest fashion/style influences.

Asian street fashion is my biggest influence. In addition, I love street style blogs and independent fashion blogs.

If you could give the world anything, what would it be? 

Complete equality. Equality of benefits, wealth, rights, everything.

What will you be wearing this summer? 
Lots of floral prints, lace, neutrals, high waist skirts and jeans, very high wedges, and clogs.
Tell me 3 trends that you like seeing, and would like to incorporate into your wardrobe.
I am loving the 1970s trends right now....clogs, platform wedges, and high waist denim.

Tell me something about yourself, that I might not know.

hmm..I am incredibly tall (5'10) and I LOVE wearing high heels that make me even taller! 
"I LOVE being creative in the dressing process"
Who's your favorite artist? 
Music wise, it is currently Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Actual art wise, I love a local artist in Columbus, Ohio named Paul Robinette.

Coffee, Tea, or both
COFFEE!! All the time! Black French press to be exact.

If you were a flower, what kind of flower would you be?
Hydrangeas...I love them!

If you haven't already, do yourself a flavor and visit Leproust Vintage


kiwaczek2 said...

the girl has great photos!

Nathalie said...

Love the outfits in this post. So playful. And the interview is really interesting. Well done!

Marie said...

Great photos and that's a good interview!:D

Thanks for sharing!:D

Happy Tuesday!:D
...and everything girly under the sun!

Miss Woody said...

she's gorgeous !

the Citizen Rosebud said...

She really is! And I just love her style, and the way she mixes vintage into her daily wardrobe and looks so fresh! Her photos rock, which is probably what drew me to her. And after "talking" to her via emails, I am even more smitten with her stylish warmth and energy!

~Hip Chick said...

RQ, thanks for sharing...good job. I loved reading the story & I hope to see more interviews in the future. Hugs, Ina

~Hip Chick said...
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the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thanks, Ina! I'm glad you enjoyed the read, and a big hug for leaving a comments. xo. -Bella Q

E said...

I love her blog! I had no idea she's a speech pathologist!

The Wh0le Story said...

Haha, I love the coffee enthusiasm! I, too, am an addict.

Lisa said...

Great interview. I can't believe she has only been blogging for 8 months!