who’s that girl: chelsea henderson

Aspiring writer, recovering Senate staffer, blogger, fashionista, yoga teacher-in-training, and mom, Chelsea really is all that! She is an avid supporter of all the Alexandria Stylebook stores and partners. With a style that’s one part rock and roll and other part Capitol Hill sophistication, she is one of my favorites to dress!



We’ve become close during her visits to Kiskadee; she has a dramatic story behind every shopping need with a knack for picking out the items I wanted for myself. When we first met, she was in shopping for a date outfit. Well, the outfit was amazing (if I do say so myself) but sadly, the date was not. His loss. If you know someone looking for a hot date, let us know.



Among other things, she writes a blog (The Chelsea Chronicles) and has e-published a short story, My Night with George Clooney (available on Amazon). In the last year, she took time from her day job to write not one but two novels, which she is currently in the process of trying to talk someone into representing. If I were a literary agent, I’d want to sign her!



If you aren’t immediately infatuated with her beauty, her personality is sure to win you over. She is funny and blunt, doesn’t hesitate when it comes to the truth, but somehow still manages to lay it to you nicely and make you laugh! To top it off, she finishes her yoga teacher training at Mind The Mat at the end of January; given that she learned from our best friends across the street, I can’t wait to take her class! Or read her book. Or dress her for the next adventure to come her way.



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Sarah moved to Alexandria in 2013 with her then boyfriend, now husband, from New England. She has worked in a variety of retail settings, in addition to law firms, non-profits, and even as a government contractor. After briefly entertaining an idea of a career with the USDA, she decided to come back full time to her one true love, helping women find their voice and confidence through clothes. With a background in small boutiques, personal styling, and fashion merchandising, she brings honest opinions and creative apparel solutions for each individual person and shop she works with. She is officially back at her stomping ground, Kiskadee, where her venture into Alexandria retail all began.

Looking for a killer cocktail number for the latest party? Shoes for running around town? Eye-catching separates for lunch at Cheesetique? Kiskadee has you covered. A favorite destination in the heart of Del Ray, shopping this boutique is akin to browsing your friend's lust-worthy closet. Kiskadee is fun, flirty and full of original designers,a ll presented to you with a focus on personal service. You will always be welcomed by a friendly face, eager to assist!


2205 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301



  1. Avatar Alison says:

    A shopping jaunt across the river has been on my to-do list for 100 years now. As if I needed an excuse, Chelsea’s shoot inspires me even more! Can’t wait to see these pieces in person!

  2. […] blog, the Chelsea Chronicles and is intermittently good at Twitter. Also be sure to check out this recent feature on her at Alexandria Stylebook to learn more about her (and to see a peek of her effortlessly chic personal […]

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