The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men by Janie Bryant – A must have for Mad Men fans of course, but also a practical book for anyone interested in vintage. January Jones provides the forward to this comprehensive guidebook to help you channel your inner Betty or Joan.  

Emilio Pucci by Vanessa Friedman- By no means cheap, this is an investment book, but well worth it to the true vintage collector. The covers (there are multiple variations) are so beautiful on their own, it is worth the steep price to have a piece of art on your coffee table. The book is also massive, so if there were any question as to whether this book is worth the $100+ price tag, the answer is, yes.   

Sew Retro: 25 Vintage-Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl & A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution by Judi Ketteler – There’s more to this book than imitations of vintage patterns, altough you get a good amount of those. More than that, you get a glimps of women’s history and a better understand of why vintage looks, feels, and is constructed the way it is.    

Dreaming of Dior by Charlotte Smith – A story so amazing it should be fiction, but it’s not! This book tells the stories of some of the 3,000 piece collection of vintage that the author inherited from her socialite grandmother. Includes stunning illustrations of of the vintage piece that goes with each tale.   

A Vintage Affair: A Novel by Isabel Wolff –  Although this book was a best seller in the UK last year, it was realeased in the US in 2010. Although a work of fiction, vintage has such a huge part in the story that it is almost a character in and of itself.  

Aisha Keys

Craze Chameleon Studio, LLC




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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