Friday, September 23, 2011

bag it

Handbags are here!

We just got our first order from Jo Handbags in.
Woven recycled vinyl, waxed cotton (think Barbour) boot leather and burlap, these bags have a unique look and a unpolished style.

shoulder bag

tote bag


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Big TIme

Hello lovelies! 

Amazing news, the wonderful Kerry Cohen is going to be on Good Morning America, and she let us dress her!

She'll be wearing pieces by Allison Wonderland, Lanston, and Laura Lombardi!

Kerry is an author, teacher and psychotherapist. 
Her book, Loose Girl: a memoir of promiscuity, is her "captivating memoir about her descent into promiscuity and how she gradually found her way toward real intimacy."
Her follow up, Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity came out on September 1st, and explores the subject in broader detail, creating "a riveting look at today’s adolescent girls who use sex as a means to prove their worth."

Every woman knows this subject, weather we were 'that girl', or only watched 'those girls' ignore their own self worth.
Societies reluctance to even acknowledge this issue is sad and destructive, and Kerry's books are so important because of this!
As the mother of a little girl, and a woman who has been a teenage girl, I'm both scared and excited to delve into both books.

Check out Kerry's website here for more info.
Kerry's books are available at Powell's Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble


Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Hey, the weather finally isn't trying to melt the flesh from your bones!
It's time to build up that fall wardrobe, and we've got what you need.

First some music for your viewing pleasure

New in the store this week: ISM Mode.

Chic and comfy, ISM Mode is the brain child of Inka Sherman.  Using the geometry of form, she captures comfort, modern style, detail, and sophistication in her amazingly wearable pieces.

The Berlin Dart Dress is the perfect Little Black Dress.
With a tailored waist and high necked short cowl, 
you can layer this short-sleeved dress 
or emphasize the simplicity of design with statement jewelry

Ahhh!  It's the perfect everyday dress for the PNW!  The Tokyo Sweater Dress features front pockets and left shoulder detail. 
Cozy enough for everyday wear but perfect to add tights and cute boots for 
the ultimate Portland Fall uniform!

The Audry Top marries the classic shell with modern styling.  Cream and umber stripes.

The Pencil Skirt is a gorgeous mottled tweed with grey silk lining.
Great pocket details, perfect fall wardrobe addition

 The Bubble Top is deliciously soft cotton fleece, like a big drapey cocoon.
I love it.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Well that looks nice

I want to be her.  I mean here.  What ever, either works.

 Hey, that kind of looks like the Coulter from Bridge&Burn that we have in the shop right now!
Let's go to the beach!

From the Sartorilist.

We heart you Scott Schuman.


our lives are amazing

I saw this over on Elroy's blog (she has the MOST amazing stuff posted there, seriously) and was just...
I am just amazed by us all.

Vivian Maier was a nanny who lived in Chicago.  She took pictures for most of her life, from the early 50's through the 90's.

They are amazing moments, heartbreaking and beautiful.

She never showed anyone her work, and when her storage unit fell behind in payments, her negatives were auctioned off.

 Check out her body of work here, as well as her amazing story.


hey it's the other one!

I love a good contrast, and this Bridge&Burn cotton canvas Stanton coat does just that with Daisy's turqoise maxi dress, no?

Be the unexpected!  You'll thank youself.

100 years!

Oh Cup of Jo, there is always something so great on that blog!  I don't know how she does it.  Wife, Mother, Writer and blogger extraordinaire.
Click that link.  Do it.

So I found this there today.
How much fun is that.


Friday, September 9, 2011

The Fall

It's here!  er...  or at least the clothes are!

I know it's hot out there, but wow, we really have some amazing new pieces that will set you up for an amazingly fashionable fall season.

Here's your jam of the day to help you peruse...

It's kind of the Canadian invasion over here, and it's no wonder,  they do such lovely things up north!

Betina Lou!
Hailing from Montreal, where all of her clothes are made, we love her, we really do.
Sweet, amazingly tailored looks, timeless and feminine.
From her lookbook:

The cutest every navy wool sweater with three-quarter length sleeves and brass button detail at the shoulders,
paired with a khaki twill skirt with dark buttons and great side pockets.
Such a great finish look.

This shirt is just de-lovely.  Burgundy yarn-dyed with pleating detail at the front and contrasting buttons, and a cute little collar.
Paired with a navy twill pencil skirt with button and removable strap detail at the waist.  
So so flattering on every silhouette.

Just look at Marissa!
she looks so pretty!  And love the navy on navy.

I just  love this skirt!
cutest pocket lining ever:

So many lovelies from Betina Lou.

 wool and tencil sweater with sweet collar and covered buttons

amazing wool houndstooth dress with lush satin lining and removable straps!

And now:
Based in Vancouver (that's BC people, not the 'couve), Allison not only wants you to look good, but wants you to feel good.  As in you should be able to enjoy all of that great food and drink from our amazing Pacific Northwest and still look great in that dress!

Case in point:
Great structured pieces that are just begging to be worn with a great pair of boots!

Navy wool dress with front pockets and exposed zipper detail

Classic red wool skirt with pockets and exposed side zipper

And now:
Hailing from the Vancouver area as well, pairing amazing design with social and environmental responsability.  What else could you ask for!

Organic cotton knit tank with long back and side pleat detail in midnight blue.

Upcycled brown and black plaid shirt dress with covered buttons.

Here's the sweater Marissa was wearing with the khaki Betina Lou skirt, super fine organic cotton ribbed, with sheer paneling.

 Chocolate brown organic cotton cardigan with cable knit detail, perfect for layering

And now:
Also hailing from Vancouver, We3 is a collaboration between 3 amazing gals who take inspiration from YOU, The Modern Woman.  They want you to be comfortable, stylish, and environmentally sensitive.
Ohhh, look at that!  
The Treble tunic is a blend of organic cotton, hemp and just a touch of spandex for fit.  
Doesn't Marissa look hot!  
You can flip it upside down and have a shirt with an extra super long cowl too.

 Teal Kimono top, with 3/4 sleeves, viscose from modal with just a bit of spandex.
Great everyday basic, but with a color and drape you can dress up.

Oh look!  It's basically the same top, but in a beautiful taupe color, and 
100% super fine merino wool.  Oh luxury....

And now:
Vicarious By Nature, or as we heart them, VBN.
Surprisingly NOT from Canada, this made in L.A. label features super yummy soft organic cotton fleece knits pretty enough to dress up.

Dolman sleeved top in sweet heathered eggplant.

Super lux oversized cardigan with huge collar.  The coziest thing ever.

Swing by once you can stand to try some of these beauties on!  It won't be this hot forever. 
I know I'm ready for some good old Portland grey skies...


Thursday, September 1, 2011

denim is here!

Finally denim is here.

I know right?!

It took so long because we needed to find just the right denim for you, our lovely a&d customer.

So first up is Kasil.

Designed by David Lim, who's father has run High Society custom tailoring in LA since 1068, Kasil is made in LA and uses US, Italian and Japanese sourced cotton.

Simple classic styling, and no super low rises!  we just love them. 

the boot cut Devoted

skinny Benetar

Picks of the Vixen straight leg plus what they all look like on an actual person tomorrow!