Holiday gift shopping can be mind-boggling for some.

And for others it’s a walk in the park.

No, I’m not bragging. Most of the time I have no glue what to give. However, you know when that item crosses your path….and wallet!

I have taken the time to list a few of my favorite gift selections.

So if you have VFJ in your life, fret no more.

 Playing Dress-Up

A closet chock full of ultra-pretty vintage pieces? We can dream. Until then, we’re keeping our sartorial wishes sated with vintage magnetic dress-up dolls,  at $14. I want this in my stocking Santa & Mrs. Claus, too

The boxed set features a darling little doll and pop-out pages of drool-worthy pieces to clothe her in. 

Gifts they’ll want to keep. And so will you.

At they offer a stunning selection of gifts for the “taste” junkie in you and your peers.

Your gift will never be re-gifted, again. Complete, with visually arresting home decor and accent pieces.   

Pillow fight?

Choose a letter or symbol and emblazoned a custom wool felt pillow. Starting at $85, Red Barn Mercantile,113 South Columbus St., Alexandria,VA; 703-838-0355

Runway Best-Seller

Rueben Toledo’s Fashion Almanac features his witty illustrations of willowy fashionistas dolled up in my one my favorite designers, Marc Jacobs et al $65,

 Meat Heads

Carnivores’ seasonings such as hickory-smoked sea salt and spicy BBQ blend would appeal to grillers and burger-meisters $48

 Cocao Channel…not COCO

Win the bon-bon battle with locally made chocolate caramel ($2 each), J. Chocolatier, 1039 33rd St., NW; 202-333-4111. My BFF, Judy would like this!

Bold Vessel

Martinis, lemonade, whatever – anything goes in Umbra’s glass and steel pitcher $110, 715 8th St SE (between S G St & S I St)
Washington, DC 20003 (202) 544-8445.  For the in-law you like(they’ll love you, now) or dislike….I said it

RIF Corner

DECODED by Jay-Z, for you non-hip hoppers still wanting to be cool or at least know what the youngsters are talking about. My baby brother may have this in his stocking!!,

Fashionably yours,



About crazechameleonstudio

Craze Chameleon Studio established in 1999 by founder Aisha Keys, a native Washingtonian, is one of the must vintage clothing collections in D.C. At the age of 23, her distinct fashion style turned the heads of many people on the streets of D.C., thus propelling her into a career as a personal shopper and fashion stylist to aspiring models, vocalists, musicians, and local fashionistas. Because of her ability to change her look from day to day, she was nicknamed the Chameleon; thus creating Craze Chameleon Studio. A studio of vintage clothes from the 20’s – 60’s. At the Studio, Aisha creates masterpieces utilizing her creative eye and vintage pieces. “…through my original style and vintage apparel, I show people how to put it all together and create their own unique fashion statement.” Aisha Keys. Craze Chameleon Studio has carved out its own niche among vintage retailers by providing up to the minute fashion that looks as if it is off the runway today, but is an original garment from fashion past. Since opening in 1999, CCS has been one of D.C.’s vintage clothing resource and one of the most celebrated vintage destinations in the D.C. area; supplying clothes to many retailers in the metropolitan area like Kaur, Nana, Meeps, Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, Reddz Trading and Mustard Seed. CCS has an incredible array of vintage clothing from cocktail dresses, furs, suits, designer garments, accessories for men and women, and household collectibles and furnishings. There is an exclusive collection of used and dead stock items at the studio. To make an appointment call 2022008892 or email

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