November 19, 2011: A visit to La Petite Marmoset Vintage was all I imagined. When I first met Katherine Martinez, owner of La Petite Marmoset, she told me that she owned a vintage shop, and that I should come by some time. She was dressed the part – in a bright red, vintage tuxedo jacket. Famous in the DC blogger/fashion community for her signature cut-outs on reconstructed pieces, not only is she super stylish, she’s awesomely friendly. And, come to find out, she’s extraordinarily humble. The perfect combination for a successful businesswoman.
It’s no wonder then, that while switching my clothes out a couple of weeks ago, I came across a dress that needed taking in and some updating – some reconstructing – and I immediately thought of Katherine.
Katherine welcomed me to her shop, a cozy, corner suite of her family house, with a bright smile, a big hug, and a painfully cute outfit for a Saturday afternoon in the office. After planning the reconstruction of my dress and while we chatted, I did some shopping around. I tried on some things (out of an amazing collection), and found the shirt I will likely wear for New Years Eve.