I’ve been admiring this dreamy collection from Maria Stanley, out of Los Angeles, for Spring/Summer 2017. Her romantic and theatrical designs really bring on the swoons. Some of the pieces are available for pre-sale on her site and I’m sure her new designs will pop up in shops soon. I still love her Krissy Blouse, Benson Blouse, Opal Dress, the magical Rue Dress, and the cute details on the blush Alane Turtleknit still get me. More HERE and HERE.
I’ve been loving the clothing from Calder Blake by Los Angeles-based designer Amanda Blake. I especially like her striped tees, the cotton bodysuits, and dresses. I really do love the bodysuit and full skirt look or a bodysuit with jeans or wide pants. I guess these are looks that go hand in hand with my love for the late 60s through 80s California art teacher vibe, but the dance teacher version. And a little 70s disco and Diane Von Furstenberg for good measure. Portland friends — check with Perican Bing for bodysuits stock! More HERE.
Images courtesy of Calder Blake.
I’ve had my eye on these beautiful Plant Planet prints from Los Angeles-based artist Claire Nereim. I’m especially enamored with the Night Garden print, the Poisonous Plants print, and the Matilija Poppy print. I also love that you can find her work on some Baggu bags now (see Anthrurium and Cherry). Portland friends — contact or stop by Neapolitan to find some of Claire’s prints locally. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Plant Planet.
A little while back, I stopped by Portland’s lovely Perican Bing for a little visit. It’s such a clean, modern, and inviting addition the Sellwood/Westmoreland shopping district. We’re lucky to have such a gorgeous new boutique with amazing clothing, accessories, and home goods! Make your way over and you’ll find Perican Bing’s front door set back a few paces on SE Milwaukie — just beyond Fairlane Coffee (yet another new business to stop by!).
Perican Bing is owned by mother-daughter dream duo Dominga Ramirez and Lynne Nerenbaum. Dominga is the apparel buyer as well as head operations to the shop and brings with her 15 years experience in the fashion business. From marketing and promotions to sales, buying and merchandising, styling, and production. Lynne is the home goods buyer and she is in charge of visual merchandising. She has a fine arts and curatorial background that brings cheer to every corner of the shop.
I also love that the third generation of these women had has her part in this venture. At age 5, Dominga’s daughter, Ruby, named the imaginary woodpecker, who visited her nightly, “Perican Bing”. Since woodpeckers signify opportunity and discovery, all three ladies thought this would be a great name to give their family shop that celebrates wonder and reverie.
There are more items in the local Perican Bing retail space than online and you can peruse to find goods from Mary Meyer, Emerson Fry, Rachel Comey, Ali Golden, Just Female, Callahan, Yield Design Co., Tabbisocks, Demylee, La Causa, Baggu, Golem Designs, Camper General Store, Hansel from Basel, Norden Goods, Storm & Marie, OZMA, Seek & Swoon blankets, Spark & Pepper jewelry, and Marisa Mason Jewelry — just to name a few.
Some of my current favorites at Perican Bing are plaid wool cape, the red satin jumpsuit (hey Valentine!), the raw silk dress with pockets, the olive t-shirt dress, the blush crewneck sweater, the off-shoulder bodysuit, the rust slip dress, the everyday black pants, the black and platinum foldover clutch, and the braided leather keychains. Plus, the sale section is crazy good right now!
This is a great spot to look for yourself and for gifts for friends. Dominga also has years of experience styling A-list celebs for different events, so she will be a great asset if you want help putting together cute outfits from Perican Bing to add to your wardrobe. You can always call ahead to see if she’ll be working if you know you’re going to need assistance.
Perican Bing is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM, Sunday 11AM to 5PM, and closed on Mondays. The shop is located at 1620 SE Claybourne Street Suite 106A here in beautiful Portland, Oregon. You can ring them at 503-206-6757 or email@example.com for stock information. Also follow @pericanbing on Instagram to see new merchandise, sales, and other events.
HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m so ready for the weekend. How about you? I’m still working on about five organization projects around the house and I think I can finish three this weekend, so I’m pretty amped (don’t judge — I know how to weekend!). I’m also looking forward to some gluttonous food today with my pals Megan and Teresa this afternoon. I even skipped breakfast to have as much room as possible for “Idaho nachos” (potato skins filled with nacho toppings). AND I am looking forward to shoe shopping and giving some “thank you” support to Nordstrom today since they stopped funneling cash into the President’s family bank account and were attacked by our government. Have a fun weekend! xo Jen
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PHOTOS: 1. Suzy Parker in a green Gunther Jaeckel cloak from Vogue 1953 by John Rawlings. 2. Jacques Fath Collection from Vogue 1954 by Henry Clarke.