The 10 Best Dressed Metro Detroiters of 2012

Stylish men and women share their thoughts on how to wear it well


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(page 9 of 10)


Kelly Johnson

Seen here wearing a Dolman-sleeve Vicky Tiel blazer, tulle skirt, and shoes from Kmart

Occupation:

Owner, Chi Chi and the Greek fine vintage clothing

Shopping:

“I shop at my store, Chi Chi and the Greek. I’ve collected vintage fashion for 15 years. I wouldn’t even know what to do in a mall. I buy what I sell.”

Personal style:

“Eclectic. Sybil-esque. I don’t have a uniform. One day, I wear a 1950s housedress; the next day, I’m in Ralph Lauren, circa 1970s. (By the way, I think that was his best time.)”

Fashion influence:

“I got it from watching my mom get dressed. She was a hairdresser. [When] she and my dad would go out dancing, she always looked great. She would even dye some of the tips of her hair purple and it would look like she had purple ostrich feathers in her hair. I was enthralled by the way she would transform into different looks. I still raid her closet.”

Style tip:

Don’t follow trends. Know what looks good on you and stick to it. Don’t worry about things you see in fashion magazines.

Credits: Hair, Nancy Paterra; wardrobe stylist, Linda Sykes

 

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