I HEART PDX

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Hello! I’m sorry that I’ve been MIA on the I HEART PDX posts with all my moving madness. This edition is pretty epic though, so maybe that will make up for it a little bit. When the leaves turn and pumpkins replace peaches — it’s officially the season of non-stop amazing events around town. HAVE FUN OUT THERE! I’m still consumed with getting our new home repaired, but maybe I’ll see you at a few of these — SO GOOD. xo Jen

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♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–10PM. The 6th Annual Modified Style Portland Fashion Show & Fundraiser featuring fashions fashioned from recycled fabrics is happening! More than 35 designers of varying skill levels from teen to adult have transformed donated and re-purposed fabric into wearable works of art, which will be showcased during a one-of-a-kind runway show at Ambridge Event Center. There will also be a raffle and you can receive one free raffle ticket at the door with your donation of school supplies and/or non-perishable food items for Community Transitional School. Funds raised at this runway show and auction will benefit two local non-profits dedicated to providing assistance and encouragement to Portland’s homeless youth: Community Transitional School and p:ear. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–9PM. Come to Nationale for their grand opening celebration at their new location on Division! There will be raffles, art, retail, snacks, candy and booze and really lovely people. Nationale is now at 3360 SE Division. MORE INFO.

♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–9PM. You can also stop by the Adorn grand opening party at their new Division location! There will be cocktails, treats, raffles, giveaways, trunk shows, clothing and accessories. Adorn is at 3366 SE Division St. MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru Thurs, Oct 25. DAILY. Stop by Woonwinkel to see amazing new work and favorite pieces from twelve American designers at their pop-up Design Market. Limited Edition items exclusive to Woonwinkel will be available! Fantastic designs from Grain, By AMT, fruitsuper, Urbancase, Studio Gorm, Piano Nobile, Mimot Studio, Sarah Loertscher, Blk Pine Workshop, Erich Grinder Studio, zanna printed textile, Ladies & Gentleman Studio and more! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington. MORE INFO + SHOP THE DESIGN MARKET ONLINE.

♥ Fri, Oct 17 (1PM–7PM), Sat, Oct 18 (10AM–7PM) & Sun, Oct 19 (10AM–5PM). The 32nd Annual Hood River Harvest Festival is happening! APPLES! PEARS! PUMPKINS! There are special gift booths with lots of arts and crafts, live music and kid-friendly stuff, but I really think of this particular festival being more about apple hoarding and sampling and finishing it off with a caramel apple or elephant ear. SO FUN. All the crates of apples and pears are so beautiful and it is really interesting to learn about different varieties. Hood River Harvest Festival is located at the Hood River Waterfront. MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, Oct 17, Sat, Oct 18 & Sun, Oct 19. 10AM–5PM each day. Stop by Portland Nursery for the 27th Annual Apple Tasting Event — rain or shine! They’ll have tons of apples and pears to try and purchase — about 60 different varieties. There will also be raffles and giveaways. Please note that Friday morning and early afternoon will be swamped with hundreds of kids while the nursery hosts field trips from a bunch of local schools. Portland Nursery is at 5050 SE Stark. MORE INFO.

♥ Fridays: Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31 & Saturdays: Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1. 7PM–10PM each night.
 Make your way to the Haunted Corn Maize on Sauvie Island at the Pumpkin Patch. The cornfield wildness includes swamp goblins, costumed actors and creepy special effects over 2.5 miles of pathways. It’s fun for adults and kids, but those 6 and under might be freaked out — depends on the kiddo. The Pumpkin Patch is located in Portland at 16511 NW Gillihan Road. MORE INFO.

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♥ Sat, Oct 18. 11AM–6PM. Stop by TWIST for the Jamie Joseph Trunk Show this Saturday! Beloved Seattle-based jewelry designer Jamie Joseph will be bringing her striking, colorful jewels to TWIST. Joseph is known for her focus on incredible stones, including: opal, tourmaline, moonstone, natural sapphire, lapis and other stunning gems. Jamie will also be bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. TWIST is at 30 NW 23rd Place. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, Oct 18. 11AM–6PM. YAY! The big Beam & Anchor Warehouse Sale is happening! There will be deeply discounted items from their storage, men’s and women’s clothing (up to 75% off), selveged denim, Brooklyn Tailors, Pamela Love, Opening Ceremony and lots more! Beam & Anchor is at 2710 N. Interstate Ave.

♥ Sat, Oct 18. 2PM. This film at NW Film Center looks fun — Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz. The substantial contributions of woman to jazz music have been largely ignored by history, but their significant role is one that can no longer be denied. LADY BE GOOD reveals the lost stories of female jazz musicians and innovators from the early 1920s to the 1970s. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Sat, Oct 18. 5PM–10PM. Stop by Content 2014 at Ace Hotel to see amazing hotel room installations from a slew of talented local makers. This year’s designers and artists include Liza Rietz + BOET, Fieldwork Flowers, Bridge & Burn, Dehen 1920, Kayla Mattes, Bean Goods, Alexa Stark, Brady Lange, Rill Rill, Primecut Bags, Portland Garment Factory, Holly Stalder, Emily Katz, Betsy & Iya, Imaginary Authors, REIF, Shwood, Older Brother, Caesy Oney, Mazama, Caravan Pacific, Trust Co., Duchess Clothier, Ancliffe Collection, WWWJD Design, Kirikomade, Doberman Menswear and Primal Haunt. There will also be a pop-up shop at The Cleaners with local designers and goods curated by Sarah from Yo Vintage! Ace Hotel is at 1022 Stark St. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Sat, Oct 18 & Sun, Oct 19. 10AM–5PM each day. This weekend is the last 2 days of Portland Open Studios. Choose from 96 local artists’ studios to stop by for a self-guided tour. See their work, learn about their processes, see their spaces and a little of what it means to be an artist in the Portland metro area. MORE INFO.

♥ Sun, Oct 19. 5PM–8PM. Come to the fun Radish Underground 6th Birthday Party! There will be karaoke, pin the stem on the radish and mason jar ping pong. You can also play and sing for discounts and free gifts and there will be libations and snacks and CAKE! Radish Underground is at 414 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Mon, Oct 20. 7PM. I’m psyched about Beautiful Noise by Eric Green and Sarah Ogletree at NW Film Center! It’s a long overdue film about some of the most brilliant bands in shoegaze and noise pop. Interviews with The Jesus & Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine and more. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Thurs, Oct 23. 6PM–8PM. Stop by Winn Perry for a fun and educational evening all about fine footwear — including the latest Alden x Winn Perry edition. Learn some tricks on how to properly take care of your shoes at the “How To Maintain Your Footwear” talk with Alden Shoe Co. and JD’s Shoe Repair. There will also be a 10% discount and a fun giveaway. Winn Perry is located at 209 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Fri, Oct 24. 6PM–9PM. Portland shop, Garnish, is turning 10! To celebrate they are having a fun party and fashion show featuring Erica’s locally made current collection. There will be special cocktails and giveaways! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, GARNISH! Garnish is located at 404 NW 12th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sat, Oct 25. 10AM–4PM. Come to the Summerland Shop Closing Sale with discounts up to 90% off! Plus, Megan will be cleaning out her own closet and bringing vintage and designer items to snap up. Summerland is at 811 E. Burnside St (around back — suite #124). You can also get 20% OFF everything online from 10/17 thru 10/21 with code: FUNFETTI MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Oct 31. 5PM–7PM. The lovely folks at Lowell are hosting an opening for Crag Mountain Coral Ash — a large installation of over twenty ceramic works by Jessica Hans. Hans “specializes in functional sculpture that retains its sense of self by leaving exposed the bare, raw material on the surface of her vessels. Hans will often add foraged rocks and minerals into her clay body and glaze for a more visceral experience, as if the objects themselves literally emerged from the earth”. Lowell is at MORE INFO.

♥ Fri, Oct 31. 5PM–9PM cemetery gates. BOO! Come to the Halloween Tour of Untimely Departures! This is such a fun annual event — I LOOOOVE it. Groups of guests are escorted on one of two candle-lit routes and meet ghosts at their graves who describe the unusual circumstances surrounding their untimely departures. Tours depart every eight minutes throughout the evening and are approximately 45 minutes long. Dress appropriately for the Portland October weather and be prepared for dark, uneven ground. Event proceeds are used for preservation efforts at Lone Fir Cemetery. There are mature topics, but I personally think teens would dig it. Lone Fir Cemetery entrance is on SE 26th between SE Stark and SE Morrison. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

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PHOTOS: Some amazing loot available at Beam & Anchor. Found on @beamandanchor on Instagram!

An Interview with Geneine from LoveHate

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Today I’m so happy to chatting with Geneine Honey, the designer behind the wonderful label LoveHate. Geneine’s path to a forging a self-taught design career as well as her massive support for other independent designers and artists is really inspiring. Each season since I’ve known these amazing Melbourne-based ladies has been exciting. Beautiful shoes suddenly appear, adorable dresses, stunning new ceramics, dreamy and thoughtful packaging, cute stocking, colorful polish, delicate jewels — it’s so fun to watch them innovate and take risks with design. Also, I know they would be fast friends and fun to hang out with. If I am ever lucky enough to make my way to Australia — we’re sharing some wine and listening to Mazzy Star and Belle and Sebastian for sure. ♥

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What are three words that describe the LoveHate line?
Design-led, refined and classic.

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Your favorite pieces from the new collection?
I adore the bottles in the limited edition gold lustre and the Hanging Ogee Earrings in rose gold — I have been wearing them every day! It’s not quite summery warm weather here in Melbourne just yet, but I’ve found a few ways to wear the French Lassie Dress already and am really enjoying that because the fabric is just lovely and the cut is so classic.

What does a productive day look like for you?
Mornings are usually spent answering emails and then there is usually some sort of warehouse sorting. Lunch with my very talented assistant, Bonnie, where we discuss new designs — which is our favorite thing! Then some actual designing which could be computer graphics for our manufactures or making samples by hand and experimenting. The late afternoon is usually a scramble to get orders packed before the courier comes.

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What is your focus/specialty?
My speciality is probably packaging — I love making the box as much as the item! For LoveHate, my focus has been on making well-designed, beautifully packaged products made from quality materials, such as brass, silver, copper, porcelain, stoneware and so on. I have a good eye for colour and have a knack for creating products that use all of the good things and stay at an affordable price point.

What’s the LoveHate studio neighborhood like?
Our studio is located in Thornbury/Preston it’s 8km north of the Melbourne CBD. Our studio is in a small strip off the main drag, but we have a couple of great local cafés a few doors down as well as an organic grocer and wine shop which is very important for the Friday night studio tidy and wind down with our small team).

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Favorite places to shop and eat in Melbourne?
To eat: Isakaya Den for dinner and Little Henri for breakfast. I’m obsessed with Northcote Bakeshop as they have the best bread ever. To shop: I really enjoy High Street in Northcote, Gertrude Street in Fitzroy and Flinders Lane in Melbourne.

Your favorite meal to make at home?
Lately, I have been enjoying making homemade fresh egg fettuccine pasta with caramelised onions, roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, speck prosciutto and Merideth goat cheese. YUM. Also, quinoa with caramelized onion, crushed smoked almonds, goat cheese, rocket leaves and roasted pumpkin — served at room temperature, it’s the perfect lunch salad!

Some other shops online that you love?
Any sort! I really love Wallabuy, Hunting for George, Need Supply and Mon Showroom.

What are your current obsessions?
Velvet, brass, indoor plants, botanical dissection illustrations and raw food cookbooks.

#1 pet peeve?
Non-recyclables in the recycling bin.

Who are some designers and shops that inspire you?
Kade Spade, Sonia Rykiel, Karen Walker and Sessùn.

Who is your personal style icon?
The love child of Sophia Loren and Vivienne Westwood.

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How do you relax and unwind?
I love cooking a great meal and drinking a nice glass of red. Also, sitting in front of a roaring fire with my pencil, sketchpad and puppy curled up by my side.

#1 dream vacation?
I’ve been learning Indonesian for the past few years, so perhaps a few weeks on a chartered boat travelling through the archipelago that is Indonesia. Swimming, eating fresh fish, basking in the tropical sunshine, stopping in at small villages and checking out the local craft and culture.

What are you currently reading and watching?
I’m currently reading White Teeth by Zadie Smith and recently finished reading The Rosie Project. I’m not watching much, but if I’m a bit tired, I might sit in bed and watch an episode of Grand Designs on the laptop.

Top 5 records would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island?
Stay Gold by First Aid Kit, Complete A & B sides by Dusty Springfield, Boy with the Arab Strap by Belle and Sebastian, She Hangs Brightly by Mazzy Star and “Rockin’ Chick Covers” — a mix I made over on Spotify.

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If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Laser eyes, so I could perfectly cut out any shape that’s in my mind without making an Illustrator file first. Super AND super time-saving.

What is the #1 most awesome thing about owning your business?
All the amazing swapsies I get to do with fellow designers!

How did you get into your field?
I was studying art at Uni and just fell into it, really. I made a few pieces of jewellery for fun and, whenever I’d wear them, people asked where I’d gotten them from. I did a few markets and then things took off really quickly. I was given some really big orders from large, indie style chain stores and started selling pieces through a few local shops that supported young designers. I was really busy with school then and making art, so I was really very casual about it for the first 5 years or so.

What is your favorite thing that you’ve ever designed? Why?
My articulated I wish “I was a real girl” necklace and brooch. She is an engineering masterpiece and it took me many months and many, many samples to get her right. The design is about 10 years old now, but it was the early days of laser cutting when I made her. Cutting pieces that small and making her limbs move was quite a challenge! We don’t make her anymore, but I still think it’s a very lovely design.

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Tell us about Little Salon.
I started my brick-and-mortar retail shop, Little Salon, to create a space that could sell my jewellery and artwork as well as the work of friends and other local designers and artists. In the early days, I spent a lot of time working with young designers and artists to help them get their designs ready for retail — it was my primary focus for years. We held a lot of art exhibitions and launches for new and interesting work. There were a couple of other stores in Melbourne at the time supporting independent design, but they really appealed to the higher end customers and I wanted to create a space where people like me and my friends could afford to buy good, independent design. Over the years, I became more confident as a designer and Lovehate products now take up most of the store. Things were really different then — like Etsy, Pinterest, Instagram didn’t exist, so it wasn’t so easy access independent design! 11 years later we are still going strong and we still love other local talent. Little Salon has been there so long that it is the sweetheart of the neighborhood. The locals are incredibly loyal shoppers and they rely on us to find great gifts made by LoveHate and other local talent.

Any plans to open another retail space?
Yes! We are hoping to open a dedicated LoveHate store soon and we’re on the hunt for the perfect location!

Anything new coming up that we should know about?
I’m pretty excited about our next range coming up. It is inspired by one of my favourite little holiday spots by the ocean. We’re continually evolving the range so our Instagram feed and Facebook page are best for updates.

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Images courtesy of LoveHate.

Friday!

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We bought a house! I’ve been hinting at it here and there, but didn’t want to jinx it before the deal was done. Now we are in the thick of figuring out which stuff to pack, sell, give away or donate and there’s a bunch of things to take care of at the new place before we move. My head is spinning, but we’re so excited. You can see a few photos of our new home on Instagram and I’m sure I’ll be posting more progress pics! Have a lovely weekend! xo Jen

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I just want to make pretty pies all weekend instead of packing!

I’m really enjoying this dreamy lipstick in “Healthy Lips”.

I want these cute skinny cords in black, raisin, palomino brown and frozen navy.

A very cute hemlock plaid top — a total autumn and winter staple.

Pretty in love with these cute shoes.

I love this sweet beet-colored raincoat for fall.

I LOVE this beautiful coat — in both colors. (10% off: FWHONEY)

This whole collection is gorgeous. (25% off: CERCIS25)

Adorable — a red plaid dress.

I’d like this beautiful top in wispy pink and cast iron.

A pretty silk camisole — both colors, please.

I love this beautiful silk dress in the ballerina blush color.

I’d like these pretty suede shoes in every color.

I hope I get to see these fun shoes on people out in the wild.

Considering this kitchen cart — anyone own one?

This rad blanket — in all 4 color combos, please.

My inspiration board for decorating the new house.

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PHOTOS: Apple Sauce Girls, 1927 in Washington DC. Running through the fields from Toni Frissell.

Friday!

Happy Friday! We’ve come to the end of a short week. The week after the long Labor Day weekend always feels like a you’re in a slow-motion haze. I’ve been so busy that I’ve had a hard time decompressing at all, but I’m looking forward to sneaking in a little baking this weekend while we work on house stuff. I’m looking at tweaking this tomato tart recipe and thinking about making some blueberry and apple hand pies. I’ll post some instagram pics with my results… and some other fun things happening! Have a fun weekend, friends. xo Jen

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Seriously, laughing SO HARD.

I’m obsessed with this pretty blush, but the shops were all sold out yesterday.

I bought some rose gold nail polish named after my dog instead.

I love this amazing dress.

Madly in love with these sunglasses.

Totally into this stunning dress too.

A cozy little dress for cooler days.

I love this cute, short car coat.

A great classic duffle coat. Both colors are cute!

A sweet plaid hooded jacket.

It’s pricey, but this coat is beautiful.

My current favorite instagram feed.

You know you’re a grownup when you find the compost bin of your dreams.

YUM. I made this Garlicky Kale and Egg Cups recipe — it was GREAT!

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PHOTO: Models, Janet Stevenson and Sabine wearing Clare Potter and Dorothy Cox in Bermuda in 1947. Photo by Genevieve Naylor.

Shop Visit: Amelia

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Right at home in Northeast Portland’s Alberta Arts District, Amelia is the eponymous boutique founded by the delightful Amelia Blakeman. The beautiful and romantically decorated interior has a barely-there edge of darkness and intrigue, all of which combine to inspire thoughts of exotic travel and fabulous parties — just in case you need some shopping inspiration! In the event that a shopping break is needed, there’s even a comfy emerald velvet couch to relax on with adorable shop dog, Bambi.

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Amelia exclusively stocks American made goods, so you can feel good about your purchases too! Local labels on hand include Quick Study’s modern cycling-friendly dresses, feminine styles from Clair Vintage Inspired and Sarah Bibb’s beautiful slips. A talented designer and skilled seamstress herself, Amelia offers free alterations and even designs and produces a house line on-site which she says is inspired by nostalgia and classic styles.

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My current shop favorite (see below) is a lovely light-weight knit top in soft grey from local designer, Carolyn Hart. A great transitional garment, the sheer panels will keep things sexy and light during these dogs days of summer while it will do double duty as a chic layering piece come autumn. In addition to clothing, you’ll also find a seriously on point selection of jewelry, accessories, cosmetics and apothecary goods. In fact, Amelia is one of the few stockists in the state to carry pieces from amazing Brooklyn-based jewelry line LAB by Laura Busony, of which I’m a big fan. Fall pieces are pouring into the shop right now — Hubris, Volacious, Clair, Curator, Barrow, Cradle, Brehan Todd, LAB and lots more!

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Bottom line, it’s sort of impossible to visit Amelia and not find something (or a few somethings!) you’ll feel like taking home with you.

Amelia is located here in Portland at 2230 NE Alberta St. and is open every day from 11AM–6PM. You can also follow Amelia on Facebook and @helloameliapdx on Instagram.

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This post and photographs are by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur