ABOUT

I’m….ME. This adventure in art and antique item appreciation began about five years ago while perusing around with my companion at the time. As our relationship developed, so did my passion for discovering these rare and beautiful treasures (falling deeply in love with both him and this new joy of mine). We found ourselves scavenger hunting around the globe, and became regulars to most of the shops we found a special connection with.

I was committed to my corporate objective when there came a fork in my path. Faced with the option to continue on in the world of “business casual” where I always just seemed to standout or join an amazing society of true fashion appreciators and collectors. Well, I think it’s obvious now which directions I took.

In January 2016 I officially launched Knowstylegia as a way to share my experiences, knowledge, and most of all appreciation for Vintage Style. Many are familiar with the word Nostalgia meaning: (A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.) This is the feeling I have when I discover, learn about, and purchase a piece from the 1920’s, 50’s, or 70’s for example. The spirit is like a friendly ghost that lives on in the fabric.

It’s great because blogging gives me a platform to showcase some of my most amazing pieces. It also allows me to become a source for those who are equally as passionate or intrigued about the wonderful world of Vintage. Not mention I get to pull out my fabulous wigs…smile.

So, please sit back and join me for a journey into time as we travel around the world. Pack light & enjoy the ride!

XO,

Shani James