Kim Johnson Gross


The Twinkle of a Star

November 13, 2009

Tags: Sun Valley, Town & Country Magazine, John Grotty, Perry Ellis, fashion, merchandising, style, denim, career, Outliers

I just simultaneously experienced deja vu and a glimpse of the future.

Rewind to 1978
I was a young fashion editor at Town & County Magazine when I was asked to have lunch with Perry Ellis who had just opened his fashion house Perry Ellis International. He grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia, and had a (more…)

Kim's Closet Find: Refresh Your Closet

November 5, 2009

Tags: Consignment, Thrift Shops, Evercare, The Dollhouse Consignment Boutique

My mother taught me the thrill of the hunt when shopping thrift and consignment shops. I’ve picked up a hot pink vintage Chanel with black trim and the requisite gold chain for under $50 in a consignment shop in Indianapolis, Best & Co. dress coats ($25 each) for my girls when they were young at a tony thrift store in (more…)