I’ve been admiring the lovely new things at Vuela this past week. Marji has been getting in some amazing new labels, like handbag designers, Month of Sundays from Finland and Ellen Truijen from the Netherlands. There are also dreamy new jewels and ceramics from Leah Ball from Chicago and beautiful new dresses and tunics from Milena Silvano. I’ve rounded up some of my current shop faves below and to celebrate spring, handmade and there finally being Vuela on Instagram, Marji is offering a shopping code! More HERE.
A SWEET DEAL:
Get 20% OFF on orders at VUELA with code: IGVUELA now thru 4/22/14!
Hello! WOW. Here is another list of awesome stuff happening around Portland and there are A LOT of fun things going on this evening. Plus, all of them have cocktails or wine involved! I think you could probably pull all of them off if you cab it or have a designated driver or are a rollerskating champ or have a Pegasus buddy. Have a swell time out there! xo Jen
➔ I HEART PDX
♡ Tonight, Thursday, April 10, Una is hosting the Ancliffe Collection Party from 5PM—8PM for the eagerly anticipated new collection from Portland designer, Rachel Ancliffe. For the last year and a half Rachel has been working on her new clothing line and she has been missed since her Workroom719 pop-up shop closed in 2010. Since then, she has done a lot more work for big apparel companies, but it’s wonderful to have this lovely lady back this spring with her own label again. Come celebrate! Una is at 922 SE Ankeny St.
♡ This evening, Thursday, April 10, Flutter is hosting the amazing Quilt Show with Kalani Bean from 5PM—8PM. Plus, there will be cocktails and lots more happening on Mississippi. Flutter is located at 3948 N Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ Tonight, Thursday, April 10, West Elm will be hosting an Local Makers Launch Party to shop and meet local makers from 6PM-8PM. West Elm is partnering with local designers to handpick products for their shops. Meet the makers and shop Nell & Mary, Vitrified Studio, xobruno, Scout & Whistle, Paulova Ceramics and Haley Ann Robinson. There will be treats, drinks and tunes, too! West Elm is at 1201 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.
♡ This evening, Thursday, April 10, Mabel & Zora is having their 8th Anniversary and Color Workshop! Join the ladies from 6–8PM for a night of Champagne, discounts, gifts, raffles, the spring collection from Grayling Jewelry and The Psychology of Color workshop by Science of People. Mabel & Zora is located at 748 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ This Saturday, April 12, Collage on Alberta will be hosting a day of crafting fun with excellent makers to celebrate their 10th Anniversary! There will be free make-and-takes all day long! 10AM—NOON: Anna Joyce (decorate a tote bag), 12:30PM—2:30PM: Ashley G (create stationary) and 3PM—5PM: Christine from Yellow Owl Workshop (hand stamped muslin bags). Collage is located at 1639 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.
♡ On Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, Tilde is hosting the 5th Annual Tasi Design Jewelry Trunk Show and you can meet the designer 12—3PM on Saturday, April 19 at the shop! There will be a 15% off discount on all Tasi Design jewelry throughout the trunk show and each purchase will enter you into a raffle to win a necklace. Tilde is at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ On Sunday, April 20, Mag-Big is having their big Spring Cleaning Sale. Save 15% off past season inventory and other major Mag-Big discounts from 11AM-5PM. It’s a one day bonanza to make room for their new house label stock for spring! Mag-Big is at 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.
♡ On Sunday, April 27, come out for The 4th Annual BIGGEST Clothing Swap in the NW! The madness goes from 11AM-3PM and all you need is $5 and a bag of clothes (ONLY clean, wearable, no holes, no smells) for this epic swap and you leave with a whole new wardrobe. Or you can buy an empty bag for $5 if you don’t have duds to share. Bring all your pals! Sip mimosas and cocktails and come have fun digging through mountains of clothes. All funds raised go to put on the Alley 33 Fashion Show this coming July. The mayhem takes place at Secret Society 116 NE Russell Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ On Saturday, May 3, Manor Fine Wares will be hosting a Heather Moore Jewelry Trunk Show all day, from 10AM—6PM. These are very popular jewels to gift moms! Manor Fine Wares is located at 907 NW 23rd Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ On Sunday, May 4, fcome out for the AMAZING Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale event from 10AM—3PM at Mississippi Marketplace! You guys–this thing is insane and there are GOOOOOD baked goods here. Help animals, people and the planet while these wonderful people raise money for Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW and Russian Freedom Fund. Mississippi Marketplace is at 4233 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO. Do you want to bake some vegan treats to donate? DONATION BAKERS NEEDED.
♡ Starting Friday, May 9 and running through Saturday, October 11, Museum of Contemporary Craft will be featuring Fashioning Cascadia: The Social Life of the Garment curated by Sarah Margolis-Pineo. Come see work by NW designers: Adam Arnold, Michael Cepress, Anna Cohen and Imperial Stock Ranch, Michelle Lesniak, Carole McClellan, The Portland Collection by Pendleton Woolen Mills, Liza Rietz and Anna Telcs. “Fashioning Cascadia’s participatory projects look at the ways we engage, use, and re-fashion clothing day-to-day. And conceptual works by nationally-recognized artists illuminate cultural attitudes about fashion through dialogue, storytelling, and hands-on workshops.” MORE INFO.
♡ The new WildCraft class listings are up! I’m looking forward to finally taking one of Chelsea’s classes this May. Everything sounds amazing and they’ve added some cool new classes to their roster: Ayurveda, Herbal Beauty, Seasonal Medicine, Bow-Making, Knife-Making, Primitive Pottery and Earthen Building. They are opening their doors in early April and have a full listing of 2014 classes online HERE.
♡ ADX has a ton of very cool classes coming up! MORE INFO.
PHOTOS: Some of my faves from the awesome Portland makers participating in the West Elm event this evening (see listing above). I’ve linked each image to the shop, so you can nab them if you aren’t in PDX! Nell & Mary, Vitrified Studio, Paulova Ceramics, Haley Ann Robinson, Scout & Whistle and xoBruno.
I’m so happy about the new scarf collection from illustrator, Leah Reena Goren, for F/W 2014. You’re likely familiar with her sweet cats, florals and ladies patterns in the form of dresses, scarves, totes, pouches, cards and ceramics. Leah’s work is immediately recognizable and her black cat dress and other printed garments for Anthropologie were very popular around the web. Her pretty new scarf collection is available for pre-order and features a few of her most popular prints as well as a some new ones. I love all of them all! More HERE.
Beau Rhee created the Atelier de Geste Studio after finishing her MFA at Switzerland’s University of Art & Design after studying Art History & Dance at Barnard College/Columbia University. Atelier de Geste is a culmination of her love for movement, art, commercial art, fashion, design, production, literature and language. Beau Rhee truly has a dizzying arsenal of experience, training, knowledge, travel, creative pursuits, passion and drive. Art as life!
I love it when people can translate such heady and conceptual passions into viable retail merchandise. Ramdane Touhami’s rebirth of Cire Trudon in 2007 is one that comes to mind. It seems like such a victory when you see it happen–an almost perfect storm of experience, talent and passion needs to occur for this to work. I feel like Beau has this perfect storm with her fragrances, packaging and beautiful, dance-quality legwear. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Atelier de Geste.
Here are a few beautiful ‘geobil’ geometric wall mobiles by Haley Ann Robinson. She also has some sweet ceramics in the shop and lovely works at Totokaelo. Haley Ann is a graphic designer, illustrator and artist who splits her time between Portland and Los Angeles. If you’re in Portland, she’ll be in good company at West Elm’s Local Makers Launch Party this Thursday, April 10, with Nell & Mary, Vitrified Studio, xobruno, Scout & Whistle and Paulova Ceramics. See lots more projects from Haley Ann HERE. Have a wonderful week, everyone!
➔ SOME THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…
▲ Yo! Make sure to enter my amazing shopping spree giveaway with Victory!
▲ A sweet new collection of sunny Cali vibes.
▲ I’m in love with this collection of sand washed silk and linen beauties.
▲ Enchanting bundles to burn the badness right out of your home. Smudge it.
▲ A little personal TMI and a lot of talk about lovely bedding.
▲ Time to CHILL OUT. I rounded up some of my very favorite lavender-based things.
▲ My friend, Aya, made a stunning collection for fall. The sailor tops and ponchos!
▲ A gorgeous West Texas road trip-inspired jewelry collection with dazzling stones.
▲ The cutest new hats for spring and summer!
▲ Cute pink sneaks, linen overalls and LOTS of lovely links.
▲ Such a dream! Some very lovely vintage wedding dresses.
▲ I want to wander around in this pretty new lookbook with giant geometric shapes.
▲ I’d like a mountain of these beautiful pillows.
▲ Marisa’s new jewels with rose quartz, lapis, aventurine and onyx are a dream!
▲ A bunch of dresses, ballet flats, linen sneaks and LOTS more lovely links.
▲ My big list of fun stuff happening in Portland.
➔ A SWEET DEAL:
▲ Get 10% off online at Victory with code: SPRINGCLEAN now thru 4/12/14. (You can also mention code to receive the discount in-store at the Portland shop! 729 E. Burnside St)
Images courtesy of Haley Ann Robinson.