Words By Liesel Schmidt | Photography By Jonathan Thorpe There’s so much more than meets the eye with Kristen Moore, owner of Twist Boutique. A lover of fashion from a young age, she found treasures in consignment and thrift stores that elevated her style and gave her wardrobe a notable uniqueness that caught people’s eyes. After years of working in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the Federal Aviation Administration and later lobbying on behalf of aerospace and defense, Moore left the high stress for high fashion—with a twist.
“Twist Boutique is a twist on classic American fashion, combining vintage with high to medium-end brands—as we like to say, 'Prada to Puma' and everything in between,” says Moore, who opened Twist in 2017. “In addition, we also carry a range of sizes from 00 to 3X. We want to ensure we have something for everyone. We also strive to ensure the best customer service experience for our consignors and customers. We view the relationship as Win-Win and want everyone to be well taken care of, as there is a lot of trust that goes involved with consignment between the shop and consignors.'
With her finger on the pulse of fashion trends, Moore has some great advice for the upcoming holiday season. “Rediscover the joy of dressing up this season and embrace the power of a transformative party look as you spend time with friends and loved ones,” she says. “Whether you have a jam-packed social calendar or you're looking to dress up for yourself, there are many styles you can incorporate with your existing wardrobe or pieces to include to complete your holiday look.” Kristen's Holiday Fashion Tips:
Add bright colors, prints and textures as you plan your holiday attire. It doesn’t take much to up the ante this season.
Satin, Silk and Lace
Slip dresses in satin or silk paired with a blazer, faux fur or a fur wrap are glamorous. Not into slip dresses? Wear a satin, silk or lace top under a blazer or sweater that gives color and texture to your outfit.
Any color will do. Pants, skirts or dresses can be paired with a sequin top or velvet (even monochromatic looks fantastic) and add statement jewelry to top it off.
Who doesn’t love a metallic blazer, pant, skirt or dress to stand out this season?
Faux or Real Fur
Cropped faux fur over-the-shoulder wraps or jackets can complete any look, whether you’re wearing a sequin dress, jeans or leather. The texture and color add a lot of dimension to your look.
Statement Jewelry & Hair Clips
Include jewelry that complements your look, whether you’re going classic or edgy. Put on either colorful beaded earrings or necklaces if you need to add or complement color, or go minimal if your pieces are bright and have a lot of texture like sequins or metallics.
Best bets are suede embellished heels or flats and satin or brocade if you need added color and texture. Never underestimate the power of a sleek ankle boot to add to any outfit.