Timezone: Reveille's Camille Pandian

Seven Days, Seven ways: Our fashionable friends show us a week's worth of style.

Street Style // Virginia Ibarra // 04/04/12
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The Girl: Camille Pandian
The Shop: Reveille
Where We Spotted Her: In her Portland-based brick and mortar

Remember those easy spring days when there was nothing more fun than playing dress-up in mom's closet? Well some people keep that fun going! Such is the case of Camille Pandian, half owner of the up-and-coming boutique, Reveille. The Portland-based shop carries the perfect blend of vintage clothing and a wide variety of our favorite indie designers such as Stone Cold Fox, Kenny and Pamela Love! Check out Camille's seven days of style and our mini interview below:

How did your love affair with vintage clothing start?
I became obsessed with vintage clothing while I was living in London. They have these huge vintage stores there —more like warehouses. I used to spend full days on end rooting through the collections.

How is living in Portland compared to London?
Portland has all the culture that London has, but with a friendlier small-town vibe that just makes it the best place ever.

What’s the best thing about owning your own shop?
Having the fashion that I love available in the city that I love!

What makes a vintage item a total keeper?
The best things to me about vintage are its timelessness and its quality. Clothes were well made back then, often by hand. Finding a vintage item that is still in perfect condition that fits, with that classic [and] timeless style is what makes a vintage item a total keeper to me!

Name one vintage item that you would never sell.
I have a gorgeous white 1960s Chanel dress that I found at a designer vintage boutique in London's Hampstead neighborhood.  It's my prized possession.

We love your signature cat-eye liner!  Do you have any beauty icons?
Yes! Anna Karina, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.

If you could time warp to any decade, which would it be?
The 1940s! I love the starlet glamour and the ultra-feminine silhouettes.

Check out the boutique now at Reveilleshop.com!
Get a 10% discount at Reveille by typing "Foam10" in at checkout!




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