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The Sunset Collection: Behind The Scenes

By Taya Flores, High Street Fashion Co. Co - founder

Every piece of clothing has a story.

There's the creation story conceptualized by the designer. After that little seed takes root, the retailer weaves the narrative of aspirational living: This is the dress worn by the thirty-something world traveler, who loves history, vacationing in Italy and a bohemian lifestyle.

It's where you want to be and these are the clothes that get you there.

But what happens when the clothes are discarded? Does that legacy fade into oblivion?

Here at High Street Fashion Co. we love second-hand clothing, not only because it's affordable and ethical but because it's sustainable. It breathes new life into already - made pieces that would otherwise be in a landfill.

As co-founders of a vintage and second-hand boutique, Quintessa and I often find our inspiration in thrift stores and the backstory of our fall collection is no exception.

Someone in India hand beaded one of our thrifted finds. The craftsmanship is impeccable and the shirt is made out of pure silk.

Another person hand-beaded a silk handbag. What are the odds?

These beautiful finds laid the foundation for our new fall selections that comprise: The Sunset Collection.

The collection sets metallic golds and hand-beaded craftsmanship against a backdrop of warm yellows, oranges and rusty reds. The styling is transitional and features a variation of layering options that can be worn as the weather changes.

The color story is evocative of the sunset, hence the name of the collection.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed curating and styling it!

From our closet to yours,

Quintessa & Taya


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Updated: May 9, 2020

From running errands to play dates, mothers know first-hand the value of multi-tasking on the go. Style, however, doesn't have to be an afterthought. Check out our recommendations for five spring looks every stylish mom needs in her wardrobe ...

Family Portrait Day

Everyone knows family portrait day can be hectic.

From wrangling toddlers to coordinating looks, it can be difficult to keep a level head. But keep your cool and look amazing in breezy maxi dresses.

Off to Work

Moms these days not only run the household, but are influential in the workplace.

When headed to work, add some playful ingenuity to your spring looks by infusing soft colors, prints and feminine details.

Top everything off with an over-sized vintage blazer to let everyone know who's the boss.

On the Go

Who says you can't look cute while running errands?

Whether you're headed to the grocery store, a yoga class or stopping by a coffee shop to spill the tea with friends, look chic and stylish in breezy culottes, a peasant blouse and an over-sized tote to carry all your essentials.

Pair with comfortable wedges to keep the look casual.

Night Out

Moms have to keep it spicy on date night and nothing is hotter than a vintage cocktail dress paired with a leather jacket.

When adding dresses to your wardrobe, choose versatile pieces that can be elevated or made to look casual.

The leather jacket adds edge to this '80s vintage piece. Add a floral print and red pumps for pattern and the perfect pop of color. These date - night looks also work for a night out with the girls.

Party Time

Moms not only get to host fun fetes for their friends but for their kiddos as well.

But with any play date or kid-friendly party, the key is to dress comfortably.

We love a playful romper and sneaker combo for kid-friendly parties.

Pair with a back pack to look cute while storing all your party-time essentials.

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Updated: Apr 7, 2020

Everyone has been on edge as the world awaits the next phase of COVID - 19 preparation. After social distancing plays out, what happens next?

The truth is: No one knows.

Here, at High Street Fashion Co., we plan to continue our mission of sharing our love of street style meets vintage fashion. Each day, we aim to inspire hope, aspiration and creativity.

Notwithstanding, everyone has a role to play in the current fight against COVID - 19 and High Street Fashion Co. recognizes that responsibility.

Quintessa Ezell, company co - founder, recently joined forces with Columbus Fashion Council to create face masks to address the current shortage.

"As a conscious fashion - designer, who is inspired by my city, I am proud to be part of this initiative to stand together with my community," Ezell said. "The goal is to help provide the resources needed to fight this pandemic -- in style."

Ezell, a fashion designer by training, designed and sewed about 10 masks that she donated to the cause.

The initiative is a collaboration between the Fashion Council, local fashion designers and boutiques and a Bangladesh manufacturing partner. The goal is to create about 5,000 face masks.

Ezell, who studied fashion design at the Columbus College of Art and Design, created the masks under her independent design label, Quintessa Dionne.

The masks will be disseminated among various health organizations in Central Ohio.

For more information about the collaboration visit:

Check out's mention of Quintessa Dionne In the News

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