Friday, October 29, 2010

I Dream of Jeannie... Just in Time for Halloween

I finally finished up the little bolero on Wednesday morning and my fingers are still recovering after hand stitching on all of the trim.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sweaters of Portland Fall 2010- North Portland

The first installment of "Sweaters of Portland Fall 2010." These sweaters from North Portland are nothing short of totally bitchin'. Hope your fall wardrobe is shaping up too.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Speaking of Sweater Weather

Just a little fall sweater inspiration! Now on to making pumpkin shaped Jigglers.

Aequanimitas Grand Opening

All the more reason to catch some First Friday action over at 811 East Burnside. Aequanimitas is a new shop open in suite #119 by Heather Treadway and Rachelle Waldie. The Grand Opening on November 5th will showcase their original designs along with jewelry by Seahag and Walrus. Don't forget attendance at 8 would be advised by yours truly because you don't want to miss the performance by some of the Northwest Professional Dance Project.

Mark your calendar:
8pm November 5th
811 East Burnside #119

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Heart Retro

This past Saturday afternoon was relatively soggy as we hopped around town. To avoid the rain we popped into Llyod Center to watch the skating rink and the individuals enduring 60+ mph winds in the Hurricane Simulator. Thinking the rain had subsided briefly we starting strolling east on Broadway. With in a few blocks I noticed a sandwich board for I Heart Retro. Well, what a coincidence, because I heart retro too. Next door to an alterations shop, I Heart Retro has great mid-century furniture and home decor. There is no shortage of ceramic panthers or owls. In the back of the store you will find the clothing and the record collection. Well worth a peek.

1726 NE Broadway

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Subject to Season: Dark Wave

Despite the rain and the zombies roaming the streets, we were able to make it over to the Ford Building last night to check out Subject to Season: Dark Wave. Here are a few of the snap shots I was able to take before the battery on my camera died.

For some more photos and information check out the neat sheet.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Little Edie's - Five & Dime - Part 2

In my post yesterday I forgot to mention the items that I found to take home with me at Little Edie's - Five & Dime. Here they are below: an adorable knit dress, zebra print mini skirt, and a faux fur. The best part about the jacket is that when I stuck my hand in the pocket, I found this note. Whoever wore this coat before me was, no doubt, loved by Nathan Lee.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Little Edie's- Five & Dime

Tucked into a tiny storefront adjacent to the Waypost on North Williams, Little Edie's- Five & Dime is a vintage treasure trove. It is a total gem, jam packed with decades of great finds, from scarves and dresses to gorilla slippers. The shop itself is not much larger than your living room (well, maybe your living room and your kitchen) however you can tell by browsing the racks that it is well-curated. These ladies have great taste. The "Five & Dime" is due to the fact that they also sell old fashioned candies and trinkets. Oh, don't forget to check out the dollar bin as you enter the shop.

3120 N Williams Ave
Open Wednesday through Monday 12pm to 6pm

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hollywood Vintage

If you remember, in an earlier October post I promised to write back to you about the finds at Hollywood Vintage. First off, Hollywood Vintage is enormous. They have an array of great men's suits, blazers you name it. The collection of vintage glasses is unmet by another shop I have found in Portland. The women's clothing is arranged by decades and the selection of costumes is out of sight. Not to mention the Beauty Bar room lined with wigs, platforms and cocktail dresses. I suppose I have procrastinated on writing this post because I didn't find anything I couldn't live without. Or rather the items I wanted: a chocolate 70s pant suit and a pair of authentic sailor pants didn't fit. Not to mention the awkwardness that occurred in the dressing room as another customer peeked in on me struggling to figure out in which order all the buttons on the front flap of the sailor pants went.

One of these days in the near future I will return as I am still on the hunt for the perfect 70s pant suit. Preferably in avocado, but brown will do.

2757 NE Pacific Street
(On the opposite corner of NE Sandy and 28th)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Two Year Old Radish

It is "A Tale of Two Rad-ish Years." Radish Underground turns two years old tomorrow, so the store is celebrating with some bubbly and treats from 11am -8pm Wednesday, October 20.

Well worth a stop in to see what is new.

414 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Night Dinner

Confession: I have worked in restaurants since the age of 14. I can make you banana splits, malts, martinis and old fashioneds. I rarely cook. Perhaps rarely is the wrong word, I never cook. What prompted this sudden urge for domesticity you ask; another fashion blog. (Despite my lack of culinary skills I do peruse several fashion blogs on a daily basis, a not so hidden talent of mine). Anyhow, this morning after finishing the final trim on the "I Dream of Jeannie" costume, I was checking up on some of my favorite fashion/style blogs over my americano. (Side note: I apologize that there are not pictures of the final costume as I was already ten minutes late to the final fitting). Where was I? Oh yes, one blog I enjoy reading is Milk & Mode written by Carol Han. It is a combination of recipes, new fashion finds, shoes, fabulous parties, and Suz Monster. Her recipe for Portuguese Kale & Potato Soup sounded hearty and warm. With it being full fledged fall here in Portland, I set out to the grocery to gather up all the ingredients. Now, even though I am a novice chef, I still had the audacity to alter the recipe, only slightly, mind you, so I added red chili pepper flakes and white beans.

For the original recipe click here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

No Wire Hangers

Last week I had sewn up a faux fur fanny pack prototype for my dear friend, who happens to be the co-owner of No Wire Hangers clothing. You should check out there stuff. Tré rock and roll.