I love the new Caitlin She collection by Melbourne-based artist, textile and apparel designer Caitlin Shearer! I was so happy when she reached out to me a few weeks ago with her new School of Arts & Crafts lookbook! I’ve loved Caitlin’s artwork for so long (hello! this and this) and I’m still kicking myself for not getting some of her amazing pillowcases from a few years ago. This collection is a ray of sunshine — everything is such a delight! I’m over the moon about the gorgeous Giardino Blouse in Flowers, the silk Tutti Jumpsuit (those buttons!), the Signora Jumpsuit in Pastel Women, the Fiori Blouse in Garden, the Ceramica Blouse in Pots, the Frottage Blouse and Frottage Button-Up Skirt in Pink Pots, and the oh so swoon-inducing Artista Poet’s Blouse in the Ceramics print. It’s also lovely to be able to order any design in any Caitlin She pattern of choice! Everything, please. More HERE.
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Such happy news! In God We Trust will be opening a Portland location very soon! Owner Shana Tabor loves Portland and has family in the area, so she decided it would be a good idea to bring her wonderful designs out west. The store isn’t open for business yet, but there is a SUPER FUN IGWT Trunk Sale happening this Saturday along with other local lovelies! Shop clothing and jewelry from IGWT, stunning new jewels from BLTN Jewelry, gorgeous bags from Sara Barner, apothecary from Miko Miko, and ceramics and home goods by Noel Hennessy of Little Garage Shop. And sip mimosas! IGWT is located at 3714 N. Williams Ave. in the house next to Tasty & Sons. Welcome to Portland, Shana and IGWT! MORE INFO.
IGWT LOOKBOOK CREDITS:
Photography: Kate Edwards
Styling: Shana Tabor + Ali Breslin
Hair + Makeup: Juliet Jane
Models: Rachel Albright + Frank Young
The beloved folks at local Stars Antiques vintage emporium are having a giant sale to celebrate their 26th birthday! A 4-DAY SALE! 26 years in the vintage biz is a big deal! All 3 shops are having big discounts and all the shops are conveniently located on the same block in Portland’s Westmoreland shopping district. It’s a fun way to spend a day or two — falling down a wonderful rabbit hole of vintage goodies. I’ve personally spent hours getting lost in the history of everything many times — it’s SO FUN!
All the dealers bring out fantastic new things and it’s a good time to strike if you’ve already been eyeing something because there’s an excellent chance you’ll get it for an amazing deal. Each shop will be open 11AM to 6PM and you should stop in Stars Antiques (7027 SE Milwaukie Ave), Stars & Splendid (7030 SE Milwaukie Ave), and Stars Too (7011 SE Milwaukie Ave). I recommend going a couple different days during the 4-day sale and have a yummy meal at Jade Bistro (I love the vermicelli salad!) before or after shopping.
It’s been a few years since I mentioned my love for New Zealand-based father and daughter design duo Douglas and Bec. I’ve kept up with their work via their newsletter and a recent email featuring images of their designs in a stunning new floral shop called Blush and a tour of Bec Dowie’s gorgeous home made it clear it was time to revisit these clever people.
I’m so happy to see that they’re still making most of the pieces I was enamored with a few years ago and there are phenomenal newer designs to fall in love with. My favorites are the Brass + Blush Blown Glass Line Pendant 06 light fixture, the Brass + Midnight Blown Glass Line Pendant 02 light fixture, the All Oak Mirror, the Hall Seat (especially dreamy in the custom blush color made for Blush below!), the Folding Stool, the Weave Chair, the Lean Floor Lamp, the Day Bed, and, of course, Sylvester the Swan in both colors. More HERE.
HAPPY FRIDAY! Here is my big list of Portland fun happening now and for weeks to come. Spread the word — these folks are amazing. Stay cool this weekend! xo Jen
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♥ PACIFIC NW FARM SHARE TIME. If you are in Portland up to Seattle and looking for a farm share — Helsing Junction Farm is my favorite. So many delicious options and amazing people! It’s farm share HEAVEN. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, June 3 from 4PM to 7PM and Saturday, June 4 from 12PM to 3PM. Join Alder & Co. for their trunk show with Gabriela and Tere Artigas! Shop the collection while sipping some bubbly. Alder & Co. is located at 616 SW 12th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, June 3. 7PM to 8:30PM. Come to Haunt for the MONOM Fashion Installation! See the new Spring/Summer 2016 looks in muted tones made in linen, silk, hemp and cotton. There will be live models, discounts, light refreshments, and very good company. Haunt is located at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, June 3. 7PM to 8:30PM. Pop by Oko for a fun plant sale with Espe Floral! There will carnivorous plants, stag ferns, orchids, and more. Plus, everything at Oko will be on sale for the evening. Oko is located at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, June 3. 6PM to 9PM. Stop by Beam & Anchor for an art opening with paintings by Nate Ethington. There will be wine, snacks and a ukulele performance by Beam & Anchor staffer Mia. Beam & Anchor is located at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, June 4. 2PM to 8PM. Get over to the Gem Gem Grand Opening Party! Allison and Heidi will be stocking mountains of glorious jewels from Honeyfox, Allison Bartline Jewelry, Goldengrove, Cobra Cult, Army Of Rokosz Jewelry, Mary Gallagher, The Small Beast, Maiden Voyage Jewelry, and lots more. Come celebrate with the ladies and get aura photos by Radiant Human. Gem Gem is located at 2324 SE Belmont. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, June 4. 11AM to 6PM. It’s back! Crafty Wonderland is taking over the Convention Center with over 200 vendors. There will be crafty shopping, DIY stations, kitty adoptions, goodie bags to the first 200 people, and a whole lot more. FREE. ALL AGES. Oregon Convention Center is located at 777 NE MLK Jr. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, June 5. 11AM to 4PM. Come to the fun Pop-Up Shop with Future Craft and Tea Bar! There will be bags, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, and accessories from featured designers: Pine & Boon, Oru, We Are Stories, and Cathy Terepocki. It will be blazing hot, so make sure to grab something cold at Tea Bar — I’m addicted to the Lavender Matcha Shake. Go to 4330 SE Division St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, June 5. 11AM to 6PM. Come out for the fun at the Sundaze Collective Pop Up! The first Sunday of each month, a wonderful group of Portland designers and shop owners gets together at Ace Hotel Portland’s The Cleaners space for a wonderful group sale of new and vintage clothing, jewelry, housewares, ceramics, letterpress, apothecary, accessories and more. The super awesome 16 June 5th participants: BLTN Jewelry, Olderbrother, Ashley Hardy Ceramics, Minoux Jewelry, Kate Towers, Nahanni Arntzen, Work/Shop, Maak Lab, BOET, REIFhaus, Continuall Vintage, Hank by Henry, MONOM, Alexa Stark, Taiga Press, and Yo Vintage!. The Cleaners is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO + @sundazecollective on INSTAGRAM.
♥ Sunday, June 5. 3:30PM to 5PM. Show up through June 30. Stop by Tilde for Woodmapping by Don Lee — an art opening featuring Don’s newest wood maps. There will be new shapes and sizes, maps of Oregon and around the world. Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, June 9 thru Sunday, June 12. 11AM to 6PM daily. Stop by Stars Antiques for the STARS 26TH BIRTHDAY SALE! LOTS of amazing deals on vintage goodness from hundreds of dealers for four days of shopping fun. Stars Antiques has 3 locations all on the same block. STARS ANTIQUES: 7027 SE Milwaukie Ave, STARS & SPLENDID ANTIQUES: 7030 SE Milwaukie Ave and STARS TOO: 7011 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, June 9. 5PM to 8PM. Stop by the Night & Day collaborative event with Wildwood & Company and Jane’s Vanity. There will be exquisite men’s loungewear (glorious men’s pajamas, robes, boxers & tees) from Derek Rose and Morpho + Luna, as well as all things dapper in Wildwood & Company’s gorgeous space. Sip manhattans, bubbly and beer while shopping beautiful garments, accessories, and handcrafted goods. Great for Father’s Day shopping or getting some wedding night attire. There will be male models to show the designs, too! Wildwood & Company is located at 529 SW 3rd Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, June 9. 6PM to 8PM. Mazama Wares is having their Drinking Buddies: A Cocktail Creation Workshop with the negroni week edition! Sign up to make 2 craft cocktails and a beautiful limited edition Mazama Wares Negroni Glass. $50. Mazama is located at 216 N. Tillamook St. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, June 11. 11AM to 5PM. Say, what? I’m so excited to announce that beloved NY shop In God We Trust will be opening a Portland location soon! The store isn’t open for business yet, but owner Shana Tabor is going to be hosting a fun In God We Trust Trunk Sale with other lovelies BLTN Jewelry, Sara Barner, Miko Miko, and Noel Hennessy of Little Garage Shop. So fun! IGWT is located at 3714 N. Williams Ave. (the house next to Tasty & Sons!). Welcome to Portland, IGWT!
♥ Saturday, June 11. 6PM to 8PM. Get your RSVP in for the Filson Grand Reopening Party! They’ve completely redesigned the shop in The Pearl and are celebrating with drinks, treats and a performance by Lost Lander. Filson is located at 526 NW 13th Ave. RSVP HERE.
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PHOTOS: 1. & 2. Oru and Pine & Boon are both popping up this Sunday next to Tea Bar on Division — details in listing above. 3. REIFhaus will be at Sundaze Collective this Sunday at The Cleaners — event details all above.