Trunk Show Notebook: Meet Nashville Hostess Gigi Grimstad

Gigi's younger daughter hits the beach in a Papo bikini and Boy's Tunic as a cover-up.

Gigi's younger daughter hits the beach in a Papo Bikini and Boy's Tunic.

Since the Nashville trunk show starts on Tuesday, I’d like to introduce hostess extraordinaire Gigi Grimstad.  Gigi first became interested in Papo when her oldest daughter, now 13, was a year old. “The clothes were beautiful and simple without ornamentations like embroidered cupcakes,” she remembers. “Baby outfits like that were so hard to find.”

Gigi’s trunk show took off quickly. Today, her team’s speciality is helping customers put together orders where every item coordinates. “Our philosophy is that kids can go into their closet and mix and match,” she says. “Everything works together.”

Part of the fun of Gigi’s trunk shows is that they are held at Jamie, her beautiful luxury goods boutique in the city’s lovely Belle Meade neighborhood.  The store carries a beautifully edited selection of women’s clothing by the world’s best designers, including Alberta Ferreti, Marni, Bottega Veneta, and Loro Piano.

Gigi's older daughter gives our smocked dress a modern kick with white jeans and sandals.

If you are in Nashville, stop by Jamie this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and see Papo d’Anjo’s Winter 2010 collection. I also asked Gigi for her warm weather picks. They include the Papo d’Anjo Bikini with the Boy’s Tunic Shirt as a cover-up. Her two daughters also love the smocked dresses from the Summer 2010 trunk show, which her oldest daughter has made even hipper by pairing it with white  jeans.

1 Response to “Trunk Show Notebook: Meet Nashville Hostess Gigi Grimstad”


  1. 1 susan rolfs March 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    would love to visit this shop and love the ideas for the
    trunk show.
    i am going to order top for my grand daughter.!
    to go with her swim suit…how about having “models”
    for next show!
    sdr.


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