Billing themselves as Oklahoma’s Premier Mobile Boutique, the ladies of Jonque Mode have transformed a decrepit Airstream into a charming little clothes shop that is sure to be a hit on its travels around Oklahoma City. But the story starts with a serious Airstream renovation!
When Jennifer Bullard and her husband found the ancient airstream in a field near Guthrie, a small town just outside the Oklahoma City metro area, the wheels started turning.
For a purchase price of $3,500, Jennifer and her partner, Eden Turrentine, just knew this Airstream would be the perfect home for a mobile business.
Bullard and Turrentine with their $3,500 Airstream renovation project.
The bare bones trailer didn’t have much inside when Jennifer and Eden finally got hold of it, with a lot of the interior already stripped down. They had a long way to go to bring it up to their standards!
They started with an almost empty shell.
Turrentine’s family has owned Legacy Cleaners, the city’s leading dry cleaner chain for years, and both ladies have over 30 years of fashion industry experience, just the right recipe for a business built inside of a renovated Airstream trailer.
Strictly translated, their name means “Junk Fashion” a chic and appropriate title for both the trailer they transformed into their headquarters and the easy going fashions they sell. This airstream renovation provided the perfect home for their business.
The trailer suits the eclectic fashions Jonque Mode offers.
Bullard and Turrentine invested a ton of sweat equity in this project, opting for a DIY renovation with the help of their husbands.
Eden Turrentine, not afraid to get her hands dirty to create a home for fashion!
The interior is perfectly appointed, with ample rack space for their lovely wares, and room enough for two good sized dressing rooms. Space planning can be one of the trickiest parts of an Airstream renovation, but they handled it like pros.
The white paint and ample lighting makes the tight interior feel larger.
The two managed to include a practical sales desk, with just enough space to make transactions simple and convenient.
Jennifer Bullard keeping shop.
One of the biggest transformations is the trailer’s exterior. The aluminum siding has been polished to a good-as-new sheen.
The exterior aluminum shines brightly in the Oklahoma sun.
The company’s style is solidified with a partial wrap that incorporates a tattoo-style logo motif, with a touch of pin-up girl fashion sense!
Jonque Mode, where fashion meets the road.
During nice weather, the shop spills out onto the surrounding pavement, wherever the Jonque Mode Airstream is parked. You might say it’s half high-fashion, half upscale flea market.
Shop space spreads out into the open air on nice days.
Not only will the ladies bring their shop to wherever the hip chicks are, but they do parties too! Who wouldn’t want a personal shopping experience as close as their driveway, with free goodies for the hostess?
Two sizable dressing rooms allow customers to try on purchases.
All in all, we give this Airstream renovation an A+! If you happen to be in Oklahoma City, give them a call to see where the Jonque Mode trailer will be next and stop in to say hello.
Photos courtesy of Eden Turrentine and Jennifer Bullard