Who: Amye Charfoos-Goldhaber
City of residence: Royal Oak
Occupation: Owner of Foosology, an interior-design firm
Where: In Royal Oak, leaving a meeting at Citizen Yoga. She was working on the designs for the new location in Bloomfield Hills.
What are you wearing? My daughter is 9 weeks old (I also have a 4-year-old son
) and after she was born, I felt I needed some eye candy, you know, a little pick-me-up? So I bought these glasses from Shades in Birmingham. They are perfect for the days I run out of the house and don’t feel like putting eye makeup on. I also just bought these earrings at Todd’s Room. My T-shirt is by Mother Denim and I bought it on a girls’ getaway to Cali. My jacket is Zara; it’s a staple in my wardrobe. About two or three seasons ago, I bought it online and I’ve been wearing it a ton ever since. It’s easy to dress-up or down. My vest is from my mom’s closet, I think it’s Michael Kors. These jeans (7 For All Mankind) were purchased at Rear Ends in West Bloomfield. It’s one of my favorite places to shop. I got them a few seasons ago, too, but thankfully florals are still in so I can keep wearing them. And I got these Rebecca Minkoff shoes last summer on a family trip to Aspen. Oh, and my winter coat! I love this coat. It’s Cole Haan’s Mountain Hardware line, and because we live in Michigan, it’s been a great investment piece.
How would you describe your style? Practically hip! My days involve a variety of activities — work-related, construction sites, school drop off, client meetings, taking care of a newborn — so it all needs to be fashionable and functional. I’ve always been into clothes. My mom said when I was a kid I would run up to my bedroom and come down in the most unusual and odd outfits, but somehow it would all just work. I wouldn’t say I am super-trendy, but I like to wear at least one trendy piece when I get dressed. I really like to buy vintage clothes, too. I have a pair of vintage Miu Miu heels that I love. I also love Paige Verdugo jeans because they’re great for all-day wear — they don’t stretch as much as other brands. And one of my favorite things to wear is a pair of earrings and matching bracelet from Alexis Bittar in black Lucite with gold trim because it goes with everything.
Who is your style icon and what inspires you? My mom [Lynda Charfoos] was in the fashion business, so she has been very influential on my style. She’s probably one of the most fashionable people I know. I also follow lots of interior designers on Instagram. Kelly Wearstler is based in California and she has great taste and style. As an interior designer, I’m really into textiles and patterns or textures. A lot of what I do in my business transcends into what I wear. I see dressing as a way of expressing my creativity. It’s an art form, too.
What’s something no one knows about you or would be surprised to learn? I was a photographer as my first career path and I followed around the band Styx, photographing their gigs for a while. Also, I was a fast-pitch softball player in high school. I once pitched a no-hitter! That’s my claim to fame.