Your name: Kristi Parker Reed
What you do: We own a vintage / concept shop Montana called Windy Peaks Vintage, homestead, raise kids
Where you live: Emigrant, Montana
Can you tell us a little bit about how you got into selling vintage? Has it always been a passion?
I started selling vintage almost ten years ago after we moved to Montana. I loved the idea of creating an aesthetic through repurposed goods and have always been a nostalgic for past eras. The business started as a small Etsy shop that I managed for fun while I worked a job at a local nonprofit and has organically grown into a full-time business that I’m quite proud of.
You take such beautiful photos. Can you tell us a bit about your photography?
Thank you! My husband and I have been into photography ever since we met high school. We are both self-taught and play in the both film and digital world. There is plenty that I don’t know, but it’s mostly about having fun for me. It’s hard to take a bad photo with the Montana mountains as our backdrop.
What project are you most excited about right now?
On a personal level, I’m getting ready for gardening season. It’s just around the corner and we are starting to plan it all out. Spring is my favorite time of year. On a business level, I am excited about the start of Summer event planning at our brick and mortar shop. The town of Livingston comes alive in the Summer and we are working on some fun events with other local, women owned businesses.
Hand Habits, Charlie Crocket, Big Thief
Have you read any good books lately?
A favorite from recent reads is ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’ by Joan Didion. It’s such a beautiful story of love and grief. I’m currently in the middle of a book called ‘The Nightingale’ by Kristin Hannah. My grandma read it and loved it, so I thought it would be fun to give it a go and share the experience with her. Now I can’t put it down.
How would you describe your style?
Minimal, vintage inspired with a touch of western, cottage core vibes.
What are your favorite bryr clogs, and why?
I love the zoe platform (in fennel). I feel like they are a great statement pair, while also being comfortable and versatile enough for everyday wear. I don’t wear heels much with my lifestyle and find the platforms to be the perfect alternative.
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Worker in kelp, Zoe in fennel and Norma in bone