ChiaraMegan, a former model in the 80’s and 90’s, Vintage alcoholic, was born in 1967.
She does not like to talk much about what she has done, which is a lot, because her resumé can get very long …
Well indeed: she has travelled the world and back, visited many countries in the late 80’s and mid 90’s as a model, half Canadian (her mother MJ was the fourth of six children, born in Nova Scotia, from a mix of Irish and Scottish parents) half Italian (dad Mario comes from Rome, a former architect, and antique dealer), reddish hair, Nordic curves, a killing mix. She has been in London, Paris , Madrid, Tokyo, New York advertising for big names in the Fashion Industry, became one of the Fendi’s sisters protégé in Rome, was on the majors catwalks in Milan, won several beauty contests (she was the “Schweppes face” for Spain in 1989), in the later years of her modelling career she also worked for Azzedine Alaia and many others in Paris, Armani and Laura Biagiotti in Italy just to mention some; Roberto Capucci chose her for his adverting campaign, the pictures appeared on Vogue Italy and more famous magazines.
In her early 90’s she moved to Paris, obtained a degree in Fashion Design, worked then for Nikos, Azzedine Alaia and Chanel and decided to stay there for three years. In the mid 90’s she came back to Italy and started her own business which was undoubtedly a mixture of everything she had picked up: Fashion, Antiques and of course Vintage. Her business’s name is Calico’, selling Vintage items carefully selected from all over the world, not neglecting any decade, she is particularly keen on the 1930’s and the 1950’s; Calico’ is also specialized in Antique items such as Textiles, pieces of Furniture, watercolors and oils.
“Vintage has always been a very good companion in my life”, quotes ChiaraMegan,” I could never imagine my life without it. It started as a passion, became very soon a life style, a state of mind, literally. I think Vintage, dress Vintage, look at the world in the Vintage way, because There is no other way “