Photo by Colby Ware, Special to The Baltimore Sun
June 8, 2012
Andrea Kaplan, 43, has always loved fashion. In fact, the Lutherville resident has made it her business for years -- first working at Baltimore area fine clothing stores, and now as owner of Love Me Two Times, a vintage designer consignment clothing shop in Ruxton. Kaplan describes her own style as "classic, edgy and chic." She also loves to shop consignment herself, which is how she found the edgy Jil Sander white jacket that she wore "Zootini," a fundraiser for the Maryland Zoo in Ruxton. Going with the party's requested attire of black and white -- in honor of the penguin -- Kaplan paired it with black stretch satin leggings from Classic Serendipity. Her grommet-covered black suede Azzedine Alaïa pumps came from colletteconsignment.com -- the same place she found the jacket. Her vintage white snakeskin Judith Leiber evening bag with a semiprecious stone embellished clasp, quartz crystal and silver 1920s Art Deco earrings, and labradorite, gold and silver ring all came from her shop. Her fashion philsophy? "I feel like fashion is fantasy. It's romance. It's drama. I don't follow trends. I wear something if it makes me feel fabulous, where it's 'in' or 'out.'"