Jul 14, 2010


at our store!
from Glamorous Moms
On Saturday, July 17th, from 10am to 5pm, Chi Chi and the Greek is hosting a marvelous tent sale with up to 50% off on selected items! Chi Chi and the Greek specializes in women’s vintage clothing and accessories and over 100 new items have been added to the store for this sale. On a normal day, Chi Chi and the Greek have some pretty fantastic prices and to have mark downs up to 50% off, you’d be silly not to check this sale out!

Both affordable and venerable, Chi Chi and the Greek is a boutique that can make your closet flawless with just a few classic vintage pieces. So bring out your inner glamour and shop at the best vintage store in town, this Saturday! Each customer who makes a purchase will receive a mini Chanel No 5 fragrance travel set. Now that’s glamorous.

Chi Chi and the Greek is located 3543 Elizabeth lake Rd. Waterford Mi. 48328. Phone – 248-255-5039

Photo by Irene Mahmud

Jul 13, 2010

The New "it" Bags

I'm a sucker for a good bag. lately what i ahve been seeing around town has left me a bit "eh" Our newest acquisitions have, quite frankly, sent me over the moon.
Kelly Bag shapes,Carlos Falchi clutches, vintage skins, Andrew Geller bags, lush tapestries and needlepoints....perfection!
While all these bags are from the 1950's and on, each and everyone is in excellent condition.

Jul 8, 2010

Chop Chop featured on my.gloss !!

Delighted to say, our dear friend Sophia from Chop Chop Beauty Shop was featured on mygloss.com.

Sophia shares with us her wonderful insight on how to easily refresh your style—mixing it up with hair color! And which I must say, is perfectly brilliant. Not only easy and quick, but can add that little bit of spice to your look without riding your closet. Sophia lets us in on her secrets, like the big winner: you don’t need to give your whole head a bath of dye, but rather throw in some random highlights, such as placing them in the back and when your hair is up it speaks ‘divine’! She insists colors of red, chocolate brown, raspberry! Try it, won’t you??

Sophia's work has been published in local and national magazines. She has also worked in film.

Chaos 2010-Vintage issue.
photo: Christian O'Grady
Hair and make up: Sophia Contoguris
Styling: Kelly Johnson
Clothes; Chi-Chi and the Greek

photo; Josh Band
hair make up: Sophia Contoguris
styling: Kelly Johnson (chi-chi and the greek)

private commision
photo: Irakly Shanidze
hair-make up: Sophia Contoguris
clothing/styling: Kelly Johnson (chi-chi and the greek)

More of Sophia and Chop Chop here:

Written By: Courtney Yanick

Jul 5, 2010

JT Leroy

Author of “Sarah” and “The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things”, JT Leroy has established quite a name for himself…or should I say many. Jeremiah “Terminator” Leroy is considered as one of the most intelligent and creative crackerjacks in performing a scandalous hoax, in my book.

And so the story goes: Leroy was a drug addicted teenager who prostituted himself at truck stops before his years of writing. Then fleeing to San Francisco, Leroy turned his stories into work making him a successful writer. But what is most unusual is Leroy had started working with his agents and editors about 5 years before the publication of “Sarah” in 2001 and nobody had ever met Leroy in person. All interviews and discussions were through telephone, email, or fax. Leroy was suspiciously avoiding all means of contact...And it wasn’t until after his publication of “Sarah” that Leroy started making public appearances; distinguished by a bright blonde wig and killer sunglasses. Immediately people started drawing suspicions of Leroy and if that was really him behind the glasses. Not a single record of a JT Leroy or existing family member could be found, not a single road where he supposedly spent his childhood, or a townsman familiar with his name. And when he was questioned, he used his corrupted childhood as an explanation behind the cross-dressing and blonde wigs, as well as his delicate voice on the phone. Every possible twist leading to Leroy was not found... Although it wasn’t until 2005 that the real Jeremiah “Terminator” Leroy was discovered!

In an interview, Geoffrey Knoop admitted that the person behind JT Leroy was Laura Albert. Geoffrey Knoop and Laura Albert were the supposed parents that rescued Leroy as a corrupted teenager. The real deal was Knoop and Albert were not only lovers but the brains behind this all clever hoax. Knoops half sister, Savannah Knoop, was the face of all public appearances as Leroy! And it wasn’t until the couple split that Geoffrey Knoop let the cat out of the bag and Laura Albert was of course charged with fraud. But what it most amazing is not only she twisted everyone’s minds at a flawless level, but she managed to do it for a whopping 10 years! Best believe it!

After the JT Leroy hoax fell apart, years later a fragrance called ‘Trompeur’ by perfumer Yosh Han came about. Before JT Leroy was uncovered, he had contacted Yosh to pair up and create a fragrance of earthy, yet sexual scents to go along with his new book, “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things”, as that would be the new fragrance name. Only months later, the scandal was released and lawsuits started storming. Yosh quickly dropped her support from the new fragrance. So then the perfume ‘Trompeur’ hit markets not long after. And you ask what does Trompeur mean exactly? French for betrayer, misleading, deceiver (I think it suits just right!) Yosh had revamped the Leroy created perfume under her own brand after some feelings of betrayal. Of course Yosh wont admittingly tell that this fragrance portraits Leroy, but only her biggest fans could put one and one together.

Written By: Courtney Yanick