Peggy, Alysen and Robin's Profile

About

Welcome - Bienvenue!
Chic Chix & Champagne is our Handmade Boutique - Artisanal one-off designs, made and shipped from both the U.S. and France.
***UPDATE April 2017*** Al is now in the U.S. for an unknown duration to help care for her 94-year-old mom.

We gather our materials from wherever we travel and recycle them into one-of-a-kind items. It's our way of contributing to an eco-conscious world. Over the last few years we've included crochet items and wire wrapped jewelry.

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

We're 2 longtime friends, Peg & Al. A shared interest of fashion, art, sewing, crafts, plus a sense of adventure, a marriage or two and a dose of silliness brought us together over 40 years ago and our friendship…

Read more

  • Female
  • Joined August 13, 2009

Shop

ChicChixnChampagne
Handmade Clothing & Artisanal Jewelry

About

Welcome - Bienvenue!
Chic Chix & Champagne is our Handmade Boutique - Artisanal one-off designs, made and shipped from both the U.S. and France.
***UPDATE April 2017*** Al is now in the U.S. for an unknown duration to help care for her 94-year-old mom.

We gather our materials from wherever we travel and recycle them into one-of-a-kind items. It's our way of contributing to an eco-conscious world. Over the last few years we've included crochet items and wire wrapped jewelry.

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

We're 2 longtime friends, Peg & Al. A shared interest of fashion, art, sewing, crafts, plus a sense of adventure, a marriage or two and a dose of silliness brought us together over 40 years ago and our friendship has persevered thru numerous life events.

Looking for Vintage?: www.etsy.com/shop/ChicChixVintage -- we have vintage novelty ties as well as French and American items.
Our Handmade Home Goods shop: 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 25 years ago for France. I live in the suburbs of Paris where my 2 fab kids (young adults now), our cutie Calico cat Cannelle and my garden provide inspiration. Pre-France, I was a self-employed graphic designer.
Since 2016, I've been teaching myself wire wrapping and metalsmithing using all the valuable resources available online. My preferred metal is Copper but I also use Sterling Silver, Brass and, on occasion, plated copper wire.

UPDATE 1/2017: I'm back in the US for an unknown duration, helping one of my Sisters care for my Mom at home. Concentrating on Wirewrapping, Metalsmithing, Gemstones and their significations.

Fashion and Style: I prefer eclectic anything ... pre-19th century clothing and jewelry, boho, embellishment and mixed textures with a little unexpected 'GOTCHA' and playfulness lurking somewhere. I like to revisit the styles of these eras and also the late 60's and 70's, my era :).
Fave materials include but certainly are not limited to: copper, gemstones, beads, lace, brocade, silk, leather, velvet ...

Peggy:
I have been creating for as long as I can remember. My sister, Robin 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. She inspires 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..

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?