Most of you know me as a crazy outdoorsy kind of gal and for the most part I am but sometimes I like to put on a pretty dress, do my hair and makeup and live life on the wild side of fashion (okay not wild maybe just fun). My mom used to tell people I was the most girly tomboy she knew. On one of these days I happen to be all fashioned up I had to drop off something to a local, total amazing, newspaper called The Voice Tribune and the Managing Editor, Angie Fenton, asked me if I wanted to be in a new thing they started in 2012 called Fashion View. I looked over my shoulder to see if she was talking to someone else just to be sure and then replied, okay sure.
The next week I meet up with the papers super talented photographer, Chris, and we did a mini fashion shoot. I took all of about 10 mins, about an hour and fifty minutes less than it took me to pick out my outfit (with help from the sisters). We carefully picked out my top, bottoms and everything in between. The shoes and jewelry were my favorite part. The shoes are little sis’s and I don’t think she will be getting them back anytime soon. The necklaces are mine and dress up any outfit.
As I said goodbye Chris informed me my Fashion View would be published in the February 16th issue, well folks that is today and you can see it below or click on this link, http://www.voice-tribune.com/life-style-2/fashion-view/christine-vaughan/. Usually people get about 1/3 of a page but due to them having to cancelled the piece that went next to mine I got about half. Thanks Angie and Chris for the extra love, I hope I live up to it.
What is your fashion view?
Fashion means confidence to me. If I am having a bad morning, I pull out my best looking outfit and put it on. I put on the shoes that make me feel great and make sure to add a little more flair to my makeup routine.
If I take a little more time on what I am showing to the world that day I might get a few more compliments and that will change my mood. If I have planned a big event I make sure to carve out enough time to get myself ready. If I am not looking my best, and showing off a fabulous dress, I am less likely to be doing my job the best I can because I am not showing my best. It always amazes me what a great outfit can do to a person’s confidence.
How do you describe your style?
Comfortable classic. I do not tend to be outrageous with my style and I am not daring enough to try the cutting edge thing. I love to be comfortable in my clothing, shoes, and everything else that goes into making an outfit. Most days you can find me in a nice pair of well-fitting jeans with my style showing through in what I have on top as well as my accessories.
I try not to leave the house without some pop of color. My signature color is pink but red is right behind it in what I have on most days.
What are your favorite pieces?
My pearls. I have several different types of pearls, real and fake, that I wear a lot of the time with just about anything.
Scarves – I think I have over 30 different scarves that I love to pair with different outfits. I am always looking for new ways to wear them and show them off. Pretty much accessories are my thing. Someday’s I think I need an accessories intervention.
Where is your favorite place to shop?
I love to shop at outlet stores. My family and I take a trip at least twice a year to different ones (can someone please put one a little closer to Louisville?).
I also love consignment shopping. Some of my best pieces have come from someone else’s closet. I also “shop” in my sisters’ and mom’s closet. It is awesome to have two sisters and a mom that have the same size foot as you and similar taste in style when you need the one perfect piece to make your outfit.
Who is your fashion icon? Why?
My grandmother and mother. My grandma knew how to rock any outfit at any time, like a leopard print track suit with a pair of black heels. She taught me a lot about how not to leave the house and you can make most outfits work with the right bag, shoes and jewelry. I am happy to say that I inherited some of her most fabulous jewelry (including her pearls).
My mom was voted “most stylish” in high school and is still on the ball with what to wear. She has a great talent for putting things together and making it work. She is the one that taught me you have to be comfortable in what you are wearing or it is not worth buying.
What beside fashion do you have a passion for?
I get inspiration in everything that I do and try and find the beauty in it all. In my job I help some of the most wonderful people in the world that remind me everyday that the most important thing you leave home with is your smile.
My family are super important to me and I would not be the person I am today without them and their constant support and inspiration.
I am an avid cyclist that runs an all women’s team in Louisville, Team Fleur de Lis. The women on that team inspire me to work harder, stay in shape, and have fun. They remind me that life is not always about the next email. Sometimes it is about enjoying being on the bike.
I am the co-leader of a Daisy Girl Scout troop. There are 17 first grade girls that inspire me to be the best I can be so I can inspire them.
I am a member of GLOW and those women inspire me by letting me know anything is possible with a group of outstanding women who have your back.
All in all, I love my life. I love my family. I love Louisville. I love to see people smile.