Name: Chantell Moulin Nighswonger
Title: VIDA | MOULIN boutique owner
City you live in: Uptown Phoenix
A typical day in my life includes… VIDA | MOULIN is my life. I am the owner, buyer, accountant, merchandiser, sign twirler (kidding, but I’m not ruling it out quite yet!), social media manager and much more. But, I wouldn’t have it anyway. I love being hands on with everything and at the end of the day I love to talk to every person that walks through my doors and make a personal connection.
I was born… Palm Springs, California when Sonny Bono was the mayor!
My favorite thing about Arizona… the people.
I’m listening to… Lucius, Miike Snow, Kiiara, LION BABE, Great Good Fine OK, Kali Uchis
My family… a melting pot of Mexican, German and Polish. Coming from such an eclectic background was behind a lot of the inspiration for the eclectic product mix at VIDA | MOULIN.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Elton John. The outfits, the music…what that man has seen and done.
One thing I cannot live without… wine. I mean family…but sometimes I can’t do family without the wine. 🙂
When I was younger, I wanted to be… a lawyer.
I’m inspired by… makers of anything. I was never gifted with the hands that could create anything which is why I think I always wanted to own a shop. I wanted to curate a selection of “makers” that I appreciated and was inspired by.
The one person who motivates me is… can I just say the men in my life? Because, between my husband, my father and my cat, I’ve got a pretty amazing support system.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… is this my Miss America moment? I’m going to stick to World Peace….
The perfect day would be… going to an airport and buying the next flight anywhere, expecting only an adventure.
My first job was… my first real job was as a PR Assistant/Intern at the Los Angeles Press office of Versace. January Jones taught me how to pop a champagne bottle.
My favorite escape… Palm Springs, my interior design heaven.
My life… is just beginning. I look at everyday as the first day of the rest of my life.
I’m currently working on… finalizing VIDA | MOULIN’s spring lookbook and planning for our summer lookbook. In this social media world, photography is KING.
Always… tailor your clothes.
Never… underestimate yourself.
Favorite Quote… “Be so good, they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin
Biggest Dream… VIDA | MOULIN, I still pinch myself that I was able to open up the store of my dreams. But, if I had to keep dreaming (which everyone should always do), maybe, start my own clothing line.
My Pet Peeve(s)… anyone who doesn’t like my cat.