Char (top photo) and sister Sherry grew up in a small northern Colorado town and
began their careers in fashion at an early age - stitching doll clothes on their mom's Singer sewing machine. Over the years they've successfully collaborated on design projects and now they are at it again, sharing Char's beautiful white adobe studio space in downtown Santa Fe.
For the past 30 years, Char occupied a store front on Old Santa Fe Trail across from La Fonda Hotel. Her signature clothing designs quite literally defined Santa Fe style. When she closed her store a few months ago, I wondered where all the beautiful clothing had gone.
When I received an invitation to Char's White Studio/Pop Up Store opening on March 25th, I didn't have to wonder any more. "I went down the rabbit hole and came up on McKenzie Street," laughs Char.
The two-story space is beautiful, filled with architectural detail, sunlight and Char's wonderful clothing and Sherry's handsome "work" bags.
And something new - wonderful vintage sofas and chairs upholstered in vibrant patchwork fabrics.
CHAR AT THE WHITE STUDIO
206 McKenzie Street
in the large white villa at the corner of Griffin (off Grant Street)