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elcome to the second issue of The Current Quarterly! We are so excited and humbled by the enthusiasm and support we received for the first issue. On a personal level I am excited and humbled by all of the local boutiques I have visited over the past few months. I hate to admit that if it weren’t for putting together The Current - searching out product and fashions that you will all love to see - I may not have been into many of these shops. And I would have been missing out, as I have been able to find at least a few things in every local store I have visited - to purchase, to drool over, or to put on my wish list - and I am not easy to please! I do not believe I am unique in that my perceptions of certain stores often deter me from experiencing them. One of the main reasons consumers shop at chain stores is because the experience you will have is bound to be predictable, which makes it easy. But “what is easy is seldom excellent.” So, I encourage you to be open to experiencing local boutiques about which you may have an unconfirmed perception, whether you think they are too ‘young,’ ‘old,’ ‘expensive,’ or ‘not your style.’ Stop in somewhere you have never been. And I assure you, you will find the excellence that I have. Dress Local,

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Ever hear a fashion buzz word and wonder what the heck the stylists are talking about? Here is your guide to the trends of the season. Colors Fabric: Lace

Winter White





Lace is traditionally thought of as a delicate material. But contemporary style has met this feminine fabric, and it can now be found in bold colors such as burgundy, fuchsia and red. It can be worn all over as a dress or as an accent to an outfit on the sleeves or at the waist. It is also showing in subtler ways in jewelry, and even nail dĂŠcor. By Amanda Converse Illustrations by Heidi Whitney-Sarles

Print: Mixed Prints

Many people are hesitant to experiment with mixing prints, but when done well, the result can be a unique and stylish look. The key to perfecting it is to choose prints with a similar color palette and to have one print that mimics a neutral, like a pinstripe and another print that is bolder, like a floral.

Neckline: Peter Pan Collars

Hemline: Midi Skirt

The hemline of midi skirts fall between the mini and the maxi, and they are straight, a-line or pleated. For winter you can find one in wool or a more flowing fabric like chiffon. Wear with tights for warmth and pair them with boots, ankle boots or heels.

This collar may seem a bit young, but the soft and rounded neckline can actually be quite sophisticated, accenting the collarbone or playful and flirty. The collar can be worn peeking out from under a sweater, or on its own, embellished or in a contrasting print.

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1. Scarf, Soho Arts Company, Hyannis, $26.50

2. Silver Wrap Bracelet, Weekend, Orleans, $48

3. Gem Cascade Earrings, Giving Tree Gallery, Sandwich, $112

4. Alexis Russell Shell Game Rhinestone Belt, If the Shoe Fits, Orleans, $45

5. Meryl Lefkovich, Faceted Citrine Ring, Giving Tree Gallery, Sandwich, $175 6. Ezartesa Pattern Play Bracelet, Frances Francis, Orleans, $350 7. Cascade Earrings, Blake & Co., Orleans, $36





12. 10. 8. Roost Gemstone Ring, Adlumia, Orleans, $64 9. Tiffany Jazelle Bracelet, $49.95

10. Crystal Clear Swarovski Crystal Cluster Drop Earrings, The Beaded Wire, $48 11. Silver Glitter, If the Shoe Fits, Orleans, $45

12. A. Marinelli Glorify Heel, If the Shoe Fits, Orleans, $98

13. Alexis Russell Simple Sapphire Necklace, Giving Tree Gallery, Sandwich, $98


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1. Jambu Thermo Ambient Designs Cellar Leather, Hyannis, $150 2. Olive Scarf,

Loport Arts, Hyannis, $34

Gold Slouch Hat, Loport Arts, Hyannis, $38

3. Indigenous Button Hat, Shift Eco Boutique, Hyannis, $36

Indigenous Diamond Loop Scarf, Shift Eco Boutique, Hyannis, $65 4. Indigenous Novelty Beret, Weekend, Orleans, $48 amet & ladoue Scarf, Blake & Co., Orleans, $110

5. Seaweed Scarf, Fisherman’s Daughter, Chatham, $39

Fingerless Gloves, Fisherman’s Daughter, Chatham, $36 6. Fly Stif Boot, Frances Francis, Orleans, $312



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1. Orla Kiely, Gold Oval Stem Jacquard


Weekend, Orleans, $278

2. New Prospects Evening Pouch, If the Shoe Fits, Orleans, $45

3. Bamboo Trading Company Bag

Soho Arts Company, Hyannis, $44.99 4. Gold Bag, Shine, Harwichport, $25 5. Amy Kathryn Clutch

Shift Eco Boutique, Hyannis, $52 6. Colleen Cordero Clutch


Maxwell & Co., Falmouth, $395

7. Sorial Clutch, If the Shoe Fits, Orleans, $24


winter fashion


ust because the winter weather leaves the Cape looking overcast, bare and dreary doesn’t mean that our winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves have to leave us looking the same. Instead we can dress in winter whites, incorporate splashes of color and adorn ourselves in clothing with character. Makeup: Samantha Welch, Esthetician & Makeup Artist (70 Center Street, Hyannis) Hair: Styled by Maria Young, owner of Seaside Beauty Salon (379 West Main Street, Hyannis) Photography: Meaghann Kenney Ari Ren ¾ Coat: Frances Francis, Orleans, $416 • Shihreen Hat:

Frances Francis, $34 • Infinity Scarf,

Shine, Harwichport, $34 • Indigenous Gloves: Shift Eco Boutique, $30

Made By Cape and Collar: Weekend, Orleans, $550

• Redfish Leather Gloves: Mulberry Corners, $18.95

Patagonia Pelage Jacket: Mocean, Mashpee,

Dylan Developed by True Grit Jacket: TK Perry,

wichport, $42 • Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots:

dora: Bojangles, Falmouth, $30

$149 • Coach Leather Gloves: Whimsy, HarWesties, Dennis and Orleans, $149.88

Osterville, $275 • Wooden Ships Tweed Fe-

Our model, Mattie GunneryFay, is a manicurist at The Spa at Sea Street in Hyannis. While she finds it hard to describe her style in a few words, Mattie gets creative with her wardrobe to achieve her personal goal of never wearing the same outfit twice. Most of the time, she is a thrift store shopper, but Mattie says, “If I’m feeling rich, I’ll go anywhere on Main Street, Hyannis!”

Patagonia With It Down Parka: Mocean, Mashpee, $279 • Dakine Kira Hat: Mocean,

Mashpee, $35 • Indigenous Cableknit Gloves: Shift Eco Boutique, $28

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Layering Pieces

taying warm in the winter doesn’t have to mean bulky coats and shapeless sweaters, as long as you perfect the art of layering. Layering is very effective in keeping us warm in the colder weather, and allows us to continue to wear our favorite spring and summer clothes into the fall and winter. The key to successful layering is to add pieces to your once warmweather look without adding volume to your body. With a few key layering pieces we've highlighted tips on how to incorporate them into your wardrobe effectively.

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Blazer, $675 • Burning Torch Multi Shirt, $325 • Claudio Cutuli Scarf, $298 Maxwell & Co., Falmouth

Cardigans and Blazers Pair a blazer or a cardigan with a light dress to not only add warmth, but also create a whole new dimension and add polish to an outfit. Just be sure they don’t hide your shape - choose blazers with a defined waist or add a belt to a boxy cardigan. Tights and Leggings Stock your wardrobe with a great selection of tights and leggings to ensure that you can wear your summer skirts or shorts year round. Leggings of all colors pair well with long tops and tunics. Add a pair of boots to the mix, and you’ll be all set to frolic in (or trudge through) the snow. Long Sleeve Tops and Turtlenecks Keep a few black or white long-sleeved shirts and turtlenecks in your closet. Layered with short-sleeved shirts and dresses, they can make your look fun and flirty. Make sure these pieces fit like a second skin, so you avoid looking rumpled and the top layer drapes easily. Scarves Rely on scarves as the perfect accessory to transition yourself into the cold. Worn with tank tops, turtlenecks, sweaters and dresses, a great scarf can add pattern and color to any outfit. Try on different styles and fabrics to make sure they work with your complexion and figure.



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Shopping Vintage, Thrift & Consignment on Cape Cod



here are no shortage of great clothing stores across on Cape Cod, and a large part of the retail makeup are secondhand shops: thrift stores, consignment shops, and vintage boutiques. Thrift stores often benefits a charity, and the merchandise has been donated. This means the items tend to be in second-hand condition, and are sold at low prices. Consignment shops allow people to sell their high-quality, gently worn items, and the owner

splits the money with the consignor. Similar to thrift stores, consignment shops can be limited by what is offered to them; however, they tend to only accept items that are somewhat unique and in good condition. According to Kathleen Kovar, owner of The Picket Fence in South Yarmouth, “The beauty of consignment shops is to allow people to have access to brands they wouldn’t normally.” Vintage boutiques offer a finely honed selection

of classic, period pieces that are often chosen for their collectible value. The clothing found there tends to be higher quality so with higher prices. “On average, the quality of some good vintage items is better than some synthetics made today,” says Ute Gardener, owner of Plush & Plunder in Hyannis, “and (they) also offer value; it is important, not to forget the uniqueness of vintage items.”

as a great shopping experience. For Wicked Thrift owner Tammy Venneri, her passion for thrift started in childhood. “When I was a kid, I would transform into personas inspired by the characters of books, movies and


Many secondhand shops have popped up in recent years as consumers seek more affordable options for looking stylish, as well as “people becoming more and more aware of recycling, which is what resale shopping offers,” says Dale Tracy, of Local Colour Resale Boutique in Orleans. These shops on the Cape opened in response to an expanding market, but also because of the passion and creativity of the people who opened them. Maureen Leavenworth, who opened Vintage in Vogue in Orleans with her own collection, "wanted a place where [she] could showcase the fabrics, the quality, the design details throughout history." And Beth Pedicini, owner of Whimsy in Harwichport, opened her own shop after working for 34 years as a reseller and wholesale brand representative, because she was passionate about offering customers on Cape Cod unexpected things, as well

Wicked Thrift music. Thrift shops and vintage boutiques were a great source for my theatrics. It was fun then, but it’s even more fun now!”


Venneri’s business is a direct reflection of her flair for the dramatic, filling it with unique items for all ages from various eras and time periods.

Her business model is also fairly unique. At Wicked Thrift the “mission is to present thrift in a way that is colorful, qualitative and totally fashionrelevant.” Venneri calls her customers “traders,” because they trade their items rather than donate them, and they either receive 30 percent of the value of the item in cash, or 50 percent of the value of the item in store credit. According to Venneri, “Wicked Thrift hand-picks the best of the best from our traders, allowing us to offer a very high-quality collection to our shoppers. Our price points are often more accessible than consignment shops, where prices are set for two parties to profit.”

a boutique side since she opened in 2009. “Some of my customers buy new, some consignment, but many of them prefer shopping on both sides,” she says.


Martin’s requirements for taking consignment items in the store are that they have to be “in great condition as well as trendy.” For Wicked Thrift, “the items need to be great… no one wants things that are faded, pilly, stained, regardless of the label.” And Venneri is deliberate in the choices she makes, as she “usually acts out

In addition to traditional resale boutiques such as Whimsy, Local Colour and The Picket Fence, a few retail boutiques have begun to introduce a consignment element to their business. After operating Mulberry Corners in Osterville for eight years, owner Betsy Alper explains, “A lot of customers asked me what they should do with all their beautiful clothes they were no longer were wearing.” She decided to meet the need by using extra space she had in the basement of her store to open up The Consigning Cellar. Similarly, Patty Martin of Shawl Boutique located in Dennis, has had both a consignment side and

The Picket Fence

the clothing choices in [her] mind, like ‘this would be great for fish n’ chips on the dock!’" Because Gardner purchases her merchandise outright for Plush & Plunder, she buys primarily from private individuals and estates, and anywhere else that might catch her eye.


Regardless of the type of the resale shop, all of the owners agree that their customers are the best and

Tips from the Pros “If you’re a newbie, just remember: It is not about the price point. It’s about infusing your personal sense of style with a unique piece that no one else will have.” ~Tammy Venneri, Wicked Thrift, Dennis “Look at all of the sizes on all the racks; the manufacturers sizes vary and often we get a lot of things from Europe and their sizes are so different.” ~ Beth Pedicini, Whimsy, Harwichport “Keep an eye out for specials; consignment and vintage shops offer them just as boutiques do." ~ Patty Martin, Shawl, Dennis “Come back often and see what’s new, as every few days new items are put out." ~ Betsy Alper, Consigning Cellar, Osterville

most important part of the business. According to Martin, the fun part of owning Shawl has been “meeting people of all ages and from different aspects of life.” Pedicini believes her “business succeeds on her customers' love of the treasure hunt for something high end, unique or amazingly different.” Venneri couldn’t agree more, “Wicked Thrift’s loyal traders and shoppers have put their trust in the trade process, and if nothing else, I will never break that trust... I’m very excited about our future together.”

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he holiday season is a time for giving and receiving, and of course: celebrating. All of the parties and nights out may require a little more flair than business casual. Lucky for you, there are many shops all over the Cape to find sequins, bows, red dresses, shiny skirts, and long gowns.

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Leslie Heirtzler teaches Yoga at Bikram Yoga Cape Cod, as well as at Bikram Yoga in Falmouth. She describes her style as funky chic, with a bit of rock and roll. “I try to find small boutiques to give my money to, plus usually the small boutiques have a funkier style,� Leslie says.

Koch Alfred Dress

Weekend, Orleans, $348

Isda & Co White Tunic; Okuyada Taffeta Skirt Linda Burke, Dennis Port, $132; $96 Crystal Pearl Necklace with

Crystal Rhinestones, Beaded Wire, $52

Ronan Chen Royal Blue Chardon Dress Frances Francis, Orleans, $265

Ya LA Entrance Dress Sass, Hyannis, $54

The Venue In 1998 a group of dedicated Cape Codders came together to rescue a local treasure in order to return it to the community a first-class performance space and center for other cultural and community activities in the Mid-Cape. Since then, the Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation has worked to save and restore the building, which has been used for everything from concerts with the New England Conservatory to avant-garde puppet shows. The Audience Room served as a perfect venue for our fashion photo shoot, as its Carpenter Gothic detailing complemented the party styles perfectly. The Foundation’s space is an ideal setting for any type of event, whether it be a wedding (it is not a religious organization so, all are welcome), concerts or a local art show.

Josh and Jazz Black Lace Dress Port Cargo, Hyannis, $149.99

Ya LA Red Cowl Dress

Shine, Harwichport, $52

Ya LA Black Blazer, $42 Makeup by Samantha Welch, Hair by Maria Young of Seaside Beauty Photographed by Meaghann Kenney and Kate Sheehan Styled by Amanda Converse

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1. The North Face Blaze ½ Zip Pull Mocean, Mashpee, $149 2. The North Face Hat

Mocean, Mashpee, $22 3. DC Woodland Shoe

Boarding House, $95

4. Maggie’s Urban Hiker

Shift Eco Boutique, Hyannis, $18 5. LRG Button Down

Boarding House, Hyannis, $69





6. Ricardo B.H. Leather Cap

Cellar Leather, Hyannis, $85 7. Innis Meain Cardigan

Maxwell & Co., Falmouth, $595 8. Aztec Belt

Cellar Leather, Hyannis, $45 9. Triwa Raven Nevil Watch

Loport Arts, Hyannis, $285 10. John Varvatos Boot

Maxwell & Co., Falmouth, $498



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• Amour Vert Claire Dress Shift Eco Boutique, Hyannis, $120 • Ugg Georgette Bootie Mass Bay Co., Hyannis, $250 • jewelry by gg Necklace The Little Beach Gallery, $78

This Dylan Vest, found at TK Perry in Osterville, can be worn to add dimension to any look, whether you are dressing up for a night out on the town, running errands on the weekend or grabbing tea after a yoga class.

• Goldsign Super Stretch Jean TK Perry, Osterville, $275 • Dylan Vintage Top TK Perry, Osterville, $80 • Born Bitsy Black Boot Westie’s, Dennis & Orleans, $199.88 • Meryl Leftkovich Dangle Earrings The Little Beach Gallery, $84

• Yala Designs Aspire Long Coat Adlumia, Orleans, $102 • Yala Designs Aspire Pants, Adlumia,Orleans, $75 • Olsen Haus Ballet Flats, Shift Eco Boutique, Hyannis, $150

R E D D O C E P CA STYLE PROFILE Lisa Gillette L isa Gillette recently left her job on the TJ Maxx brand management team to make Wellfleet her home base, and to launch her own fashion blog: crossthreads.tumblr.com, as a reference for people trying to put outfits together using the clothes already in their closets. Current Quarterly: Can you tell us a little bit about your background? Lisa Gillette: I grew up in Middlebury, a small town in the middle part of Connecticut. I ventured up north to Burlington, Vermont for my college years where I studied English, and did an internship with Burton Snowboards. I bounced around from Connecticut to Boston and now, after telling myself I’d only be here on the Cape through Labor Day, here I am, up in Wellfleet…and it’s already the beginning of November. CQ: When did you become interested in fashion? LG: It’s funny, I think I’ve always been drawn to great style - just never really considered myself a “fashionista.” I’ve always loved the adventure of shopping, To this day, fashion has definitely been my primary creative outlet, the passion that gets my blood flowing.

CQ: What was your experience like working in the fashion industry? LG: Absolutely crazy! (And anyone who has ever worked in Corporate Retail can attest to that.) There was a ton of running around (literally) and a lot of “fire drills” on a daily basis. It’s a lot of work, but at the end of the day, I was lucky to be doing what I love - surrounded by lots of great clothes, extremely talented people and lots of creative energy.

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CQ: How would you describe your personal style? LG: I’d say…"casual sophistication.” Southern California surf style meets J.Crew. I like my outfits to be effortless and comfortable - but to make a statement, all at the same time. CQ: What are your thoughts on fashion on the Cape? LG: Ever since I was really young, I’d come here to the Cape in the summers to scour the boutiques and surf shops for pieces that I knew, when I got home to Connecticut, no one else would have. Now that I’m here living full time, I still do it. I’ve always said this and I’ll say it a million times over. There is an awesome breed of people living here on the Cape that seem to all share this incredible creative energy. That energy alone gives the Cape huge opportunities for a pretty amazing fashion scene here. Those people have been inspired by the sea, by the arts, and by the rustic beauty that is Cape Cod; and from that inspiration, we’re lucky to have all the great local shops we have here. All I can hope for is that it keeps growing!

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The Current Quarterly: Winter 2012  

Cape Cod's first and only fashion magazine's winter issue, featuring winter wares and fancy dresses from locally owned boutiques.

The Current Quarterly: Winter 2012  

Cape Cod's first and only fashion magazine's winter issue, featuring winter wares and fancy dresses from locally owned boutiques.