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The Style Council! Jody Olson of Camellia

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This month's vintage lover is Jody Olson of Corvallis, Oregon. Jody owns a vintage jewelry store in Corvallis called Camellia

-How long have you been collecting vintage clothing for?

About 15 years!

-What got you into vintage clothing?

I've always had an interest in style and design- a lot of vintage designer pieces are constructed in a different way than clothing today making them special to wear.

-What are your favorite eras of clothing?

That is a tough question- each era has its merits and unique elements. I would have to say from 1910 to the 1930s and the early 1950s.

-What do you like about clothing from these eras?

I love the Asian influence! The use of embroidery to embellish- especially embroidered organic elements such as flowers and birds.

-Who are some of your favorite vintage designers?

Dior, Paul Poiret, Madeleine Vionnet, Yves Saint Laurent, Cristobal Balenciaga.

-Who are some of your favorite modern designers?

John Galliano, Valentino, and Oscar de la Renta have the most beautiful dresses of today.

-What would be your ultimate vintage find?

An embroidered Paul Poiret coat with an Asian motif of course!

-Where do you do the majority of your vintage shopping- garage, estate and rummage sales, thrift stores, vintage stores, online vintage stores or eBay?

I purchase most of my clothing from collectors at shows.

-Is vintage clothing popular in the city that you live in?

No, Not yet...

-Who are some of your favorite style icons?

Grace Kelly, Jean Harlow and Cary Grant!

-What are your favorite vintage movies, music and television programs?

Music is tough, I like everything from Opera to Rock. For vintage movies I like Century 21, Grand Hotel, Rear Window and anything Spencer Tracy.

-Do you collect any other types of collectibles or antiques?

Antique Jewelry from the 1880s to the 1950s!

Thanks to Jody for answering our Style Council interview questions!

You too could be featured on Lulu's Vintage Style Council!

Just email me- lulusvintage (at) yahoo.com a photo of yourself wearing vintage (it can be a modern outfit accented with vintage accessories or a complete vintage ensemble) and answer my interview questions

This post was originally published on February 2, 2009.