I love this sweet silk watercolor watermelon dress from the MiH Jeans spring collection. I love their denim and their new collection has some other sweet non-denim pieces, but I don’t think most of the other things are available yet. I’m so ready for spring! More HERE.
➔ SOME THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…
✚ Today is the last day to enter my dreamy jewelry giveaway!
✚ This beautiful new lookbook makes me want to get in the car and drive to the forest.
✚ A big roundup of things I’ve been loving lately.
✚ I LOOOOOOVE THIS COLLECTION.
✚ Marled watercolor stripes and more lovely designs.
✚ Everything in this natural skincare line sounds amazing!
✚ Stunning glass terrarium pieces made from recycled materials in Jessie’s living room.
✚ My friend Eden is making these new yummy syrups to add to lots of drinks and food.
✚ Lots of links, an amazing photo of Clara and being freaked out.
✚ A few nice things that Kate has been really into lately.
✚ Ilenia is window shopping for a cute outfit.
✚ Anna put together an awesome travel roundup.
✚ Kelly is talking about a bunch of things she likes right now.
✚ Lisa is talking about her friend, Carrie’s, amazing handmade quilts.
✚ Sarai talks about her love for Isabella Rosellini and some amazing photos.
A SWEET DEAL:
✚ Use code: GREENSPRING for 25% off Ay Marieke purchases now thru 3/7/14.
Happy Friday! I’m Sarai Mitnick from Colette Patterns and I’m guest posting for Jen today. This post was inspired by the Wardrobe Architect series I’m writing for my blog, all about defining personal style and buying (or making) clothing with more intention. Read more about the series here and you can also check out my Core Style pinboard.
I fell in love with Isabella Rossellini when I was 15.
I don’t know what it is that makes teen girls sometimes latch on to beautiful famous women, but I suspect we see a reflection of both who we want to be, and who we already are.
I don’t have the sort of face that gets a lot of comparisons to famous people, perhaps because most celebrity women tend to look alike. But there was something about Isabella’s dark eyes, angular features, and full lips that I could identify with, an idealized and more beautiful version of my own stormy Italian-Jewish features.
But it was something Isabella conveyed more than what she looked like. She has a grace and elegance that combines with something dark and intense. In many of her roles as an actress, particularly in David Lynch films, she is a little unhinged, a little weird. At the same time, she manages to convey strength and self-possession.
This is probably what appealed to me most of all as a young girl. The idea that one could be beautiful and just a little off, a little strange; and that, in fact, it is this unusual quality that makes her all the more compelling. You can’t take your eyes from a woman like that.
PHOTO CREDITS: 1. Photographed at the Cannes film festival in 1990 by Jean-Christian Bourcart 2. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Dolce & Gabbana, 1989 3. Photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe 4. Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, 1993 5. Photographed by Herb Ritts.
Hello! OK, so the list this week is pretty massive and this coming weekend is where it gets wild. SO MUCH FUN STUFF GOING ON! You’re going to have to map it all out as you see fit because it’s all fantastic. You should also stop by the unequivocally dreamy cafe, Din Din. I had tea and cake this week with my friend, Heather, and it was delicious, adorable and cozy. Here are some photos I snapped–I can’t wait to go back. Have a good time out there! xo Jen
UPDATE: Most events for this weekend are now postponed. Make sure to check that events are still happening this weekend now that we’ve had so much snowfall!
➔ I HEART PDX
♡ Starting today, Thursday, February 6, Stars Antiques Malls in Westmoreland will be having big sales from 4 dealers–up to 20% OFF vintage treasures for one day only. Check the Stars Facebook Page for more info about discounts and dealers. Stars has 3 shops on Milwaukie–the first shop is at 7027 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ Now through Friday, February 14, Demimonde will be having their sweet Valentine’s Day Jewelry Sale! Stop by for big deals: Demimonde Jewelry 15% OFF, vintage jewelry 20% OFF and designer jewelry 20–30% OFF. Demimonde is at 2428 NE Broadway. MORE HERE.
♡ This Friday, Feb 7, stop by Grayling for the Grayling Jewelry Spring Launch Party. Get your hands on the new spring collection while sipping bubbly and nibbling chocolates. Purchases made that evening will enter you in a Grayling giveaway, too. Party goes from 5PM—8PM at Grayling 3115 NE Sandy #120. MORE INFO.
♡ This Saturday, February 8 (10AM–7PM) and Sunday, February 9 (11AM–5PM), Bridge & Burn will be having their big End of the Season Sale to clear space for their new Spring 2014 inventory! Fall stock will be marked way down–with discounts up to 60% off. Bridge & Burn is at 1122 SW Morrison St. MORE INFO.
♡ On Saturday, February 8, Eve in Eden will be hosting a trunk show with gowns from the Sunjin Lee Bridal Collection and new jewels from Nichole McIver from Acanthus Jewelry. The ladies always have bubbly at hand, of course. And there are so many beautiful things in the shop right now. It stars at noon and Eve in Eden is located at 221 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ On Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, stop by the huge PDX Collective Sale! There are 11 local boutiques participating this year: Shop Adorn, Folly, Radish Underground, Mabel & Zora, Solestruck, Physical Element, Tumbleweed, Zella Shoes, EcoVibe Apparel and Parts+Labour. You’ll find past season merchandise at clearance prices and even some new season items discounted! Saturday 2/8 from 10AM–5PM and Sunday 2/9 from 11AM–5PM at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel at 1022 SW Stark St. MORE INFO.
♡ This Saturday, February 8, Winn Perry & Co. will be celebrating the grand opening of their new space downtown. Drinks will be flowing and records will be spinning from 7PM-9PM. Swing by, grab a drink, and say, “Hi.” Winn Perry & Co. is at 209 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ This Saturday, February 8 (10AM–6PM) and Sunday, February 9 (12PM–5PM), Tilde is having their big annual Valentine’s Super Sweet Sale! In Sellwood shop AND online–everything in the shop will be 15% OFF. Whether you have a honey or not–this is a wonderful sale. Get yourself (or loved ones) something special. Tilde is at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ This Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, the amazing shops on Mississippi Ave are having the fun Small Shops, Big Hearts event! Shop around to see what’s new with these lovely shops and find gifts for those special someones (which could be you–because, again, you are SUPER special ♥) before Valentine’s Day. There will be specials, bubbly, trunk shows, tarot card readings and more all along Mississippi Ave. from 10AM–7PM. MORE INFO.
♡ This Sunday, February 9, come to the Ay Marieke Valentine’s Day Jewelry Trunk Show at Pistils Nursery. Sip wine and check out latest Ay Marieke jewelry by Marika Emerson crafted just for this show. You can find something special for your special someones (YOU are super special!). Plus, Pistils is offering a free airplant with your purchase of $25 or more. Stop by from 12:30PM–4:30PM. Pistils Nursery is at 3811 N. Mississippi. MORE INFO.
♡ On Sundays, Flutter is bringing back their Flutter Sunday Tarot Readings each week now through April. Come by Sunday afternoons for a tarot reading–prices are sliding scale and Flutter sells lovely tarot decks if you’re looking to buy one. Sundays 1PM–4PM at Flutter 3948 N. Mississippi. MORE INFO. (PLUS, there’s a big furniture clearance sale right now!)
♡ On Tuesday, February 11, come out for Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition. The runway show includes: Lille Boutique, Make It Good, Rachel Rector, Urchin, Sarah Bibb for Folly, Thunderpants, Mag-Big, Allihalla and Iron Oxide. Plus pretty things for sale from Betsy and Iya, Imaginary Authors Perfume, Make It Good, Mag-Big, Amy Vance Soy Candles, Iron Oxide, Allihalla, Thunderpants and more! Doors at 7PM. Show at 8PM. $10 advanced or $12 at door. 21+. At Doug Fir Lounge 830 E. Burnside. MORE INFO + TICKETS HERE.
♡ On Tuesday, February 11, Cacao will be hosting their Cooking with Chocolate tasting event from 4PM–7PM. You’ll be able to sampling some of Cacao’s best chocolate for cooking and baking. They’ll also be having other tastings each Tuesday through February where you’ll be able to sample award winning chocolate. Cacao is at 414 SW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♡ On Thursday, February 13, Land Gallery will be hosting the group show Love For Sale: Valentines Influenced by Talking Heads. Kate Bingaman-Burt, Frank Chimero and Will Bryant have organized an amazing show with a lineup of 40 artists who created pieces based on the love songs by Talking Heads. The opening reception is Thursday, February 13th from 6PM-9PM and the show will be up February 13 through March 9, 2014. Land Gallery is at 3925 N. Mississippi. MORE INFO.
♡ On Saturday, February 15, come to The Makery Spring Seconds Sale from 11AM–4PM at the Ace Hotel Cleaners space! The Spring Seconds Sale features finely crafted ceramics, paper goods, clothing, accessories, textiles and lighting from Caravan Pacific, Studio Olivine, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Nell & Mary, Make it Good, Sara Barner, Bridge & Burn, Mazama, Mag-Big and JuJu Papers–all at greatly reduced prices. Throughout the year, these Portland makers amass irregular, out-dated or slightly defective pieces in need a good home. It’s fantastic! The Cleaners is at 1022 SW Stark St. MORE INFO.
♡ On Friday, February 21, come see the REIF Spring/Summer 2014 Presentation and Launch Party at The Bindery. Lindsey promise that she will be “channeling some major Kate Moss/90s Calvin Klein vibes with a versatile and wearable collection of separates and dresses” and that it will be a night of fashion, a with a few twists from your favorite 90s love affairs. Plus jewelry by Aoko Su and shoes from Solestruck. The Bindery is 3115 NE Sandy. Show goes from 6:30PM–9:30PM. TICKET INFO.
♡ On Wednesday, February 26, the Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event takes place at The Crystal Ballroom. Fade to Light showcases the work of both established and emerging designers within the Portland fashion community, including Project Runway winners and alums and graduates from The Art Institute of Portland and Portland Sewing’s Fashion Forward Program. These designers not only design their collections in Portland, they also do almost all of their manufacturing in Portland and the manufacturing is done ethically and sustainably. New collections will be shown by Adelheid Bergin, Bad Wolf Clothier, Bryce Black. Emit. Garnish. Clair Vintage Inspired, Carolyn Hart, Hubris Apparel, Michelle Lesniak, Poema, SKPDX, Taruc, Wandering Muse and WWJJD. Doors at 7PM. Show at 8PM. All ages. Crystal Ballroom is located at 1332 W. Burnside. BUY TICKETS + MORE INFO.
♡ I’m excited about the upcoming FOREVER BURT movie screenings celebrating the work of actor, Burt Lancaster, at NW Film Center. The series runs Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 30. Sweet Smell of Success, Trapeze, The Killers, Birdman of Alcatraz and a lot more amazing flicks! Whitsell Auditorium is at 1219 SW Park Ave. MORE INFO.
PHOTOS ABOVE: Cute restaurant, Din Din, in Portland, Oregon. Photos by Jen McCabe.
Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to having breakfast with my friends Kassandra and Megan today, running some errands, doing a little antiquing and going to see a movie or two this weekend. Also, most likely, ending up having too many glasses of red wine while covered in indigo later this weekend when Teresa and I have our first fun dye experiment day. I hope you’re all up to some fun shenanigans–have a wonderful weekend and Martin Luther King day for my US pals. See you back here on Tuesday! xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
▲ I LOVE this interview with Lorde by Tavi Gevinson at Rookie.
▲ This is an incredibly terrifying list of reasons for hospital admission for ‘the insane’.
▲ I love all these cute sunglasses–such a good deal!!
▲ Oooh! A very lovely new Pendleton spring travel bag.
▲ I’m in love with this gorgeous black leather bag that Alice makes. Good size!
▲ I really want this beautiful new God’s Eye Pendleton blanket, too.
▲ Love this gorgeous new jacket for beach walks or going out.
▲ LOVE LOVE LOVE this polka dot top.
▲ These silk camisoles are a sweet closet staple.
▲ Dusty petal, black, white and navy in this sweet linen tee, please.
▲ This is a great striped everyday shirt for all seasons.
▲ This is such a pretty silk dress–love the collar and sleeves.
▲ The sweetest new Pendleton dress–the back is amazing.
▲ Love the new heathered colors for my favorite everyday basic sweater.
▲ I love this rose gold and darker brown leather watch.
▲ This natural leather and rose gold watch is a beauty, too.
▲ I’d like to find a nice everyday dark leather shoulder bag with pretty brass zippers.
▲ These are some cute pajamas.
▲ I love this beautiful wool shirt/coat for my husband.
▲ The colors on these men’s socks are so good.
▲ I think this hat is such a pretty color.
▲ Lovely pale peachy pink lace underpants.
▲ An absolutely stunning little rosewater tutorial post.
Image: Amazingly talented lady, Bette Davis.
I haven’t done one of these big posts in a while, so I thought I’d share the mountain of things I’ve been admiring lately. I’m not sure I really see a strong theme coming through in this Cavalcade! post… maybe just the colors and some muted geometric shapes–if that makes sense. They seem less bold and contrasted in these pieces. Anyway–here are a bunch of beauties for you to peruse! I hope you enjoy them, too.
This magical photo of pigeons on a Brooklyn rooftop is by Gina Vasquez.
I love these peachy watercolor trays by Susan.
I’d really like one of these lovely 2014 planners by Julia Kostreva.
This lounge chair is SO AMAZING. SOOOOO AMAZING.
I love this Trotski & Ash tea towel with Sarah Trotter’s sweet illustrations.
This is such a pretty little arrow knuckle ring.
Loving this wonderful moon phases dress.
YUM! This Vanilla Bean Spice Cake with cardamom coffee icing sounds delicious.
Helen’s ocean bowl is so perfect for pasta, big salads, fruit and lots more.
I love the colors and details in this ring photograph. Also, I want a Lumiere light switch.
I’m thinking of picking up one of these candles at the I+W Portland shop this weekend.
This sculpture from Casey Curran’s Piaculum project is stunning.
I just love how sweet and cheery this coffee date photo from 1959 is. Photo by John Dominis.
Such a beautiful bracelet that my pal Sarah makes. It can change your eye color! (untrue)
A pretty, loose and comfy silk kimono for epic lounging.
SO GOOD. A recipe for baked feta with honey as a bed for roasted tomatoes. CHEESE BED.
A very pretty pale pink look from Wren for spring.
I wish I could get in a time machine and go back to this party! BB, Dali and Gunter. WHAT??!
These phases of the moon shelves and boxes are such a nice way to display little treasures.
I love the patterns and gold on this White Noise dishware by Alyson!
One of the most fantastic church keys that I’ve ever seen! SO GOOD.
I’m not usually big on foosball, but this set is phenomenal.
Tick tock. Hurry up and get here opening day of the new Wes Anderson film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Pleeeeeeeaaaase…. March 7–come quick!