by Nicole Barley | Photographs by Cayla Zahoran
As the owner of MoZaic Boutique, Nancy Gilmore’s personal and professional styles are one in the same. Partially, that’s because “I’m always here, and I don’t have time to shop anywhere else,” she jokes. But really, the store is an extension of Gilmore herself. She is both bubbly and business-minded, a fashion lover and an artist (the store’s name was originally inspired by the mosaics for sale there, which Gilmore hand makes). The boutique’s offerings are a mélange, too, a completely unique combination of clothing and accessories, all handpicked by Gilmore — literally. “I touch everything. I buy nothing without touching it,” she says, putting her hand to the peacock feather necklace she’s sporting. Beyond the mix of material goods, MoZaic Boutique is a place that appeals to a wide spectrum of women and their varying tastes. “My store’s demographic is woman who wants to feel unique — where a touch of chic meets a twist of fun. We all like to have a little fun,” she says. And, in the end, isn’t the fusion of fun and fashion the best one of all? MoZaic Boutique, 600 Taylor Way, Bridgeville. 412.319.7483. mozaicboutique.com.
Gilmore classifies her style as gypsy: “Bangles and dangles and lots of jewelry and fun colors.”
Jeans. “I have one black skirt that I pull out for events, and that’s not my style. I like it, and I’ll wear it when I have to, but that’s just not who I am.”
“I can’t have a naked wrist,” says Gilmore as she sifts through her “bag of tricks” to pull out some bangles and her favorite pair of filigree dangle earrings. “I love them. I wear them ad nauseam.”
FORGET THE NAME:
“I’m not a name chaser. I like really unique and different things, and it doesn’t matter who makes it or who it’s by.”
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS…
“I don’t like classic pearl. I like pearl with an edge,” says Gilmore of these items:
(1) Turkish Pearl Antique Silver Earrings, $98.
(2) Shull Design Studio Dichroic Glass Handmade Watch, $250.
(3) Golden Stella Large Filigree Dangle Earrings, $24.
This article is featured in the November 2012 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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