look book : twist

November 28, 2014

If you’ve ever been to fine jewelry gallery Twist then you know just how easily their gorgeous baubles can convince you that you so don’t need to pay rent this month, or ever, if it means you can walk out with all the pretty. Since Twist features some of my favorite designers – including Jamie Joseph, Pamela Love, and Aesa just to name a scant few! – I have been there too. In fact, while in Seattle this exact time last year, some friends and I stopped into Twist at Pioneer Place and spent a good forty-five minutes trying everything on. I mean, everything. It was heaven.

As we enter the holiday season and gift giving is on everyone’s minds, I thought this was the perfect time to share Twist’s latest offerings in case you are looking for that super perfect, heirloom quality gift for someone special (and yes, you count!). With that I give you the Twist Holiday Look Book, whose message to pile it all on is one I can definitely get behind -

 

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TWIST_Lookbook_Holiday_14_25 Photos by Mikola Accuardi and Justin Tunis

 

Luckily, for those of you not in Portland or Seattle, you can shop Twist online. If you are in Portland, I recommend stopping into Twist’s NW 23rd location if you can. It’s been newly remodeled and I’ve heard tell the staff makes a mean cappuccino!

around portland : black magic

November 27, 2014

I spend each Thanksgiving holiday in Seattle so I miss out on all the amazing pop-up shops and small business sales (hello, Little Boxes!) going on all over Portland. One of them, Black Magic, is an annual pop-up at The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel featuring many of my favorite local brands and this year they are integrating a website which will go live on Sunday, allowing people like me and those not in Portland to get in on the good deals.

 

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Black Magic will take place in Portland at the Cleaners at the Ace Hotel featuring jewelry, clothing, prints, apothecary, fragrance, ceramics, bags, and more from Reif Haus, Better Late Than Never, Olo Fragrance, Primecut, Crazy Wind, Dina No, Rill Rill, Made on the Moon, Portland Apothecary, Yo! Vintage, Sara Barner, AK Vintage, Wildcraft Studio School, Winnow, and Tiro Tiro! Shop in person Friday November 28th & Saturday November 29th from 11am-6pm. Check out BlackMagicPDX.com on Sunday for the online sale.

look book : mary meyer clothing

November 26, 2014

I am absolutely loving the current offerings from Mary Meyer for Fall and Winter, you guys! Keeping with her signature black and white palate and graphic prints, she’s got a bunch of new silhouettes that are rocking my socks. Whether you’re looking for something to wear to work, out to drinks on the weekend, to a fun holiday party, or just for (stylishly) lounging at home, Mary’s got you covered -

 

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Shop Mary Meyer Clothing here and follow them on Facebook.

 

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November 25, 2014

Happy almost Thanksgiving! As far as holidays go, Thanksgiving is one of my favorites since, unlike dreaded Xmas, our families don’t fight over who will host us each year and there’s isn’t any awful themed music to cringe through (at least not until the day after). Instead, we happily head to Seattle to spend a few days in a lovely city we miss sometimes to hang with Nat’s cousin and her adorable family plus a few assorted friends. It’s just a majorly fun long weekend reunion with great friends with an amazing home cooked meal thrown in. Pretty awesome.

On the other hand, Xmas is crazy stressful for us and I often wish it didn’t exist at all, so I get that Thanksgiving may be like that for some of you. I mean, even the most loving families can only spend so much time together before someone starts annoying someone else. If you find yourself in that situation this week, just pop back here and take this sage practice to heart. Namaste. Nama-go. Nama-leave-it-alone -

 

indie designers : rennes

November 24, 2014

Based in Boston, Rennes is the brain child of Julia Okun, who founded the company in 2008. Focusing on handmade items, small details, and craftsmanship, Julia started Rennes with a line of gorgeous leather goods she designed and made herself, including bags, pouches, and wallets. Soon after Julia began creating ceramics and clothing in natural fibers such as linen, cotton, and wool – it makes you wonder if there’s anything she can’t do! Together, it’s a collection of superbly made goods that I find myself dreaming of often -

 

 

Rennes now also offers equally beautiful clothing and accessories from Base Range, Lauren Manoogian, Sylvain Le Hen, Martiniano, and Pip-Squeak Chapeau.

Shop Rennes online here and follow them on Instagram @rennes._

miscellany

November 18, 2014

Over a year ago I posted about twin bro duo, Fletcher & Wyatt of The Garden repping for YSL’s 2013 Homme campaign. Recently Fletcher started his own solo side project, Puzzle, and here is his first video …

Just like The Garden, Puzzle is pretty spare both musically and lyrically but I dig it. I also dig Fletcher’s lamentation that he doesn’t know where girls (or just a girl?) are coming from – all while dragged out in crop tops and red lipstick. He may not get the feminine mind but at least he’s trying, right?

 

indie designers : morph knitwear

November 17, 2014

Death is the main inspiration for Morph Knitwear creator, Angela Thornton. Beginning her journey with knitting in 2010, Angela made pieces for herself that expressed the intricacies of her emotions and her desire to explore darkness. During the winter months of 2011, Angela decided to forge ahead as Morph Knitwear and offer pieces to others sharing her aesthetic.

The result has been a beautiful and versatile line of dresses and separates that captured my little goth heart the moment I first saw them. What has kept me interested in her work goes beyond my own proclivity for darkness however; Angela’s designs, craftsmanship, attention to detail, and use of natural, high quality fibers (including cotton, cashmere, merino, and alpaca) are all beyond stellar -

 

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Shop Morph Knitwear’s fall collection for women and men here and follow them on Facebook and Instagram @morphknitwear.

 

 

around portland : adorn

November 13, 2014

 

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Portland boutique, Adorn, has been serving Portland with a versatile selection of forward thinking fashion at their NE Fremont location since 2008. In fact, they’ve been so successful, they recently expanded and are now offering that same fashion expertise in a brand new space on booming SE Division. I stopped by their grand opening party a few weeks ago and was happy to see a huge selection of on point clothing & accessories, a host of way charming staff members, and plenty of options for those of us who prefer to buy local and domestic labels. (The delicious cocktails, savory hand pies, and French pastries were pretty great too! Tip: When Adorn throws a party, they really throw a party! I definitely recommend stopping in for any future shindigs.)

I was so impressed by Adorn that I decided to stop by with my lovely friend and muse, Jessica Breedlove Latham. The mission: Style and snap Jessica in Adorn’s latest fall styles. We went in with the idea of putting together three or four outfits but Adorn’s selection was so good we ended up with five. Honestly, we could have kept going too! Denim, knitwear, coats, hats, and boots – they have it all!

Here’s what we put together  -

 

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Jessica is wearing: THML Clothing sweater dress |  Bridge & Burn Straat jacket | Ilse Jacobsen Rub 02 rain boots | Contact Adorn to Inquire about the necklace

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Jessica is wearing: Hudson Beth Baby bootcut jeans | Nau Clothing Felt Up jacket | Maison Scotch Punk Inspired top

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Jessica is wearing: Nau Clothing down stole | Elk oversized eyelet dress | Krochet Kids Sophia beanie | Calou Fia bootie

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Jessica is wearing: Curator Ryder cardigan | THML Clothing faux leather dress | Calou Fia bootie | Soko jewelry (Contact Adorn to Inquire about the jewelry)

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Jessica is wearing: Maison Scotch Throw On jacket | Red 23 Paint Drops tee | Henry & Belle coated super skinny denim | Ilse Jacobsen Rub 02 rain boots | Lulu necklace (Contact Adorn to Inquire about the necklace)

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Jessica is wearing: Prairie Underground School Daze sweatshirt | Hudson Beth Baby bootcut denim | Ilse Jacobsen Rub 02 rain boots | Soko bone collar necklace | 49 Square Miles bag (Contact Adorn to Inquire about the necklace or bag)

 
Just as I expected, Jessica and I had an awesome time! The Adorn staff was super nice and helpful and they had all the things I want right now. Jessica’s favorite items were the Curator cardigan, the Ilse Jacobsen rain boots (which she said are so crazy comfy that she is seriously thinking about buying a pair), and the Prairie Underground quilted sweatshirt. If in Portland, be sure to stop by one of Adorn’s locations to find what you need to stay toasty and fashionable this season. Thank you, Adorn! I’m sure I’ll be seeing you again very soon!

 

Adorn is located in Portland, OR at 4120 NE Fremont St. and 3366 SE Division.

You can also shop online or contact Adorn to inquire about any items in this post.

Follow Adorn on Facebook and Instagram @shopadorn.

miscellany

November 11, 2014

There isn’t much I can say to add to today’s video, just watch and bask in the splendor of this kid who is apparently really, really passionate about church music -

 

indie designers : karina manarin

November 10, 2014

I have no idea how it’s taken me so long to post about the work of Karina Manarin. I’ve been a fan for what feels like forever now – but there’s no use crying over it since her work just keeps getting better and better. Based in Phoenix, Karina is a believer in slow fashion and uses materials and practices that are both vegan and eco-friendly. Though her newest pieces are digitally printed, most of her garments are hand-dyed using water-based inks and dyes and are all produced in Arizona. Speaking of those digitally printed pieces, I am over the moon about them -

 

 

So, so good. I’ve been way into tie-dye, shibori, bleach splatter, etcetera for the better part of this year and while my interest isn’t even close to waning, there are definitely those whose work stands out – especially since it’s so easy to skew a bit too hippy dippy. Karina is definitely at the top of the stand-out pack. Case in point -

 

 

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Love, right? You can shop Karina Manarin here and on Etsy.

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