Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Remember earlier this year when I posted about starting an official business, website and possibly new name?  Well, it's all happening!!  I timed it with the upcoming sale so I could roll out the new name and website all at once.  So although I'm a little sad to say good-bye to Chateau À Gogo, I"m really excited about the new name and overall direction I'm heading.  From the beginning, I knew Gogo was just a starting point for me to get my creative juices flowing pre-corporate world retirement. Now that I've had a good year to acclimate to my new life and really consider which direction I want to head, I'm ready to take the next step.

The new business is Make and Model, LLC.  It will be a combination of styling services and sales of unique, vintage pieces.  As many of my close friends know, I struggled with a name for a while.  I'm talking weeks of sleepless nights considering every name under the sun.  I wanted to have that "aha moment" when it just felt right.  I was starting to think it would never come.  Then, I (one who NEVER naps) fell asleep on the couch from exhaustion and woke up with the name Make + Model in my head.  My husband can attest to this as he was in the room when I awoke and said, "I have it!".  The name stands for several things.  It sums up my love of finding unique and interesting pieces and then investigating everything about its history, its origin, its story....its make and model.  "Make" also refers to my love for bespoke, one-of-a-kind pieces and "Model" refers to the act of using these pieces in spaces styled by yours truly. So there you have it, new name, new site, new adventure!!

I am still going to continue the blog but it will be under the Make + Model name.  I really hope all of you will continue to follow me.  Your support has helped me have the courage to move forward.


So remember, when you start seeing Make + Model on your Instagram, Twitter,'s just me :)

Farewell Gogo!!  This will be my last post on this site.


  1. This is so exciting! I love the name too. Congrats and good luck to you my friend! I'll be following along.

  2. Very cool and exciting. Love the new name and direction . . . extremely clever!

  3. Congratulations! So excited for you!

  4. Congratulations, Brandy! I cannot wait to see your new direction!!

    The Glam Pad

  5. So excited about your new adventure! Love the new name too. It shows how your talents are expanding and evolving. Really looking forward to the sale. If last year's was any indication, it will be super. Wishing Make + Model the best of luck. Can't wait to see what the future holds.

  6. So excited about your new adventure! Love the name too. It shows how your talent has grown and evolved. Looking forward to the sale. If your first one is any indication, this one should be fabulous.
    Wishing Make+Model all the best and can't wait to see what lies ahead.

  7. Best of Luck Brandi and it really is sounding so professional! Love the name. Of course, I'll follow you anywhere!
    xo Nancy


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