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Welcome - Bienvenue!
Chic Chix & Champagne is a petite collective* boutique - designing, making and shipping from both the U.S. and France.
*** Any items shipping from France will not do so until August 1. You may still purchase though. :-) I'm in the States visiting my family. Thanks for your understanding,
Alysen ***

We gather our materials from wherever we travel and recycle them into one-of-a-kind items.
Thrift shops, estate sales & donations from generous friends and family help us to reduce landfills and inspire our creativity.
Not to mention our own stashes of vintage ribbon, lace, material, jewelry and what-not.
It's our way of contributing to an eco-conscious world.

We are convo friendly for all your inquiries, custom orders or concerns,…

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About

Welcome - Bienvenue!
Chic Chix & Champagne is a petite collective* boutique - designing, making and shipping from both the U.S. and France.
*** Any items shipping from France will not do so until August 1. You may still purchase though. :-) I'm in the States visiting my family. Thanks for your understanding,
Alysen ***

We gather our materials from wherever we travel and recycle them into one-of-a-kind items.
Thrift shops, estate sales & donations from generous friends and family help us to reduce landfills and inspire our creativity.
Not to mention our own stashes of vintage ribbon, lace, material, jewelry and what-not.
It's our way of contributing to an eco-conscious world.

We are convo friendly for all your inquiries, custom orders or concerns,

*We're a "family" of three women, Peg, Al, Rob. A shared interest of fashion, art, sewing, crafts, plus a sense of adventure, a marriage or two and a dose or three of silliness brought us together and our friendship has persevered for over 40 years and thru numerous life events.

Looking for Vintage?: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChicChixVintage -- we have vintage novelty ties as well as French and American items.
Our Home Goods shop has recently opened, www.etsy.com/shop/ChicChixChateau
** facebook: www.facebook.com/chicchixandchampagne/
** Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/chicchix/
** Twitter: @chicchix3
** Visit our blog to know more about us and other happenings:
http://chicchixnchampagne.blogspot.com/

Alysen:
I left my Southern California lifestyle 22 years ago for France. I live in the suburbs of Paris where my 2 fab kids, our cutie Calico cat Cannelle and my garden provide inspiration. Being a SAHM was enough for many years, but now I'm exploiting my seamstress skills, exploring crochet and mixed media. Pre-France, I was a self-employed graphic designer.
Update: 2/2013 ... Thrilled to be an English teacher for a worldwide language school.

I prefer eclectic anything, love embellishment and mixed textures with a little 'GOTCHA' lurking somewhere. I like to revisit certain styles of the late 60's and 70's.
Fave materials include but certainly are not limited to: lace, brocade, silk, leather, velvet, yummy yarns and roving, beads and sequins.

Peggy:
I have been creating for as long as I can remember. My sister, Robin (who is in business with us) and I used to get the same dolls, etc for Christmas. Mine were always "embellished" beyond recognition and hers would remain as clean and tidy as the day she received it. I was and am always doing something creative, but never really considered myself an artist. I married an incredible artist and we started doing photography together and that led to other projects (sports banners for our boys, etc). I am now very comfortable in calling myself an artist.
I am very proud to say that I have won awards for my photography and that to date I have been featured in Altered Couture twice.
I am so thankful to be working with Alysen and Robin. They inspire me to continue to push myself and develop my skills. Not to mention having to make a trip or two each year to spend time with Al and explore France. Did I mention my addiction to traveling???
Ciao for now..

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