Reality Studio

I love the new Reality Studio spring collection, “Tiger Calm”, by German fashion designer, Svenja Specht. She created an incredibly beautiful collection with a perfectly balanced combination of bold prints and soft shapes. I especially love the pieces made from the digitally printed silk collaboration with Lyon textile artists, Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre and the linen designs, of course. Shop HERE (PDX shop!) and HERE.















Photographer: Yosuke Demukai
Art Direction: The Simple Society
Styling: Solveig Viola

Tanner Goods


YAY! Portland-based accessories makers, Tanner Goods, released their women’s collection that I mentioned here last week and on my Instagram. My favorites are my new rich, cognac-colored Chicago tan leather beauty, the Vanguard Saddle Bag, and the pleated Perennial Day Bag in navy canvas with Chicago tan leather. Check the bag launch instagram tag #myownTG to see them in action and see more styles HERE. Have a wonderful week!


Get your name in the hat for a BIG gift certificate to Emily’s amazing shop, Nancybird.

This new collection is soooo good. LOVE the dresses and the dotty fabric.

Totally amazing scarves with tigers, cats, florals and ladies.

Fantastic spring closet staples.

Lilac fever, weekend plans, smoked cardamom ice cream and LOTS of lovely links.

A big stack of sweet linen dresses for ladies and littles.

A dreamy new collection of silk, linen and beautiful fabric treatments.

Fantastic ballerina-approved stockings and lovely fragrances.

Pretty geometric mobiles and lots of awesome links.

A bunch of fun stuff happening around Portland.


Get 10% off Nancybird’s ‘vintage range‘ (lovely goods from previous seasons) with code: HKAPRIL10 now thru 4/23/14.







Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to having some good friends from Seattle come stay with us for the weekend. Hopefully the weather will hold up and we can have a nice picnic at the park near our house on Saturday and maybe a little day trip to the falls or the lilac gardens. Have fun! I hope it’s sunny skies where you are.


Make sure to enter my wonderful Nancybird giveaway!

Tanner Goods is releasing their new capsule collection of leather good for ladies tomorrow! (my pretty saddle bag in the photo above is one of the 6 new designs)

A pretty silk jumpsuit.

This striped linen dress is perfect.

So sweet! Charlotte is taking custom dress-making to a new level.

This simple summer dress is so good.

I love this easy polka dot shirt.

A lovely pink swimsuit. Mendl’s pink!

I LOVE the trailer for this film. Just missed the Portland screening–hope it comes back.

Smoked cardamom ice cream recipe? Yes, PLEASE.


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)

Get 10% off Nancybird’s ‘vintage range‘ (lovely goods from previous seasons) with code: HKAPRIL10 now thru 4/23/14.


PHOTOS: 1. I took a little break yesterday just to sit and read in a coffee shop. I feel like I never do that anymore–it was nice. The bag is from the new Tanner Goods collection for ladies that launches Saturday. 2. I picked up some spring blooms from Hilary’s flower shop at Alder & Co. yesterday. LILACS!




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


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.

Save the date Saturday, April 19, for the Lille Boutique 7th Anniversary Party. Deets to follow. For now, check their sale section—it’s bananas. 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.


Now through the end of the month, Jet will be having a closing sale at their Mississippi Ave shop. Everything in the shop is 40% off. Jet is at 3753 N. Mississippi Ave. 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.


On Thursday, May 8, Zelda’s Shoe Bar will be having a 20th Anniversary party. Save the date! There will be wine and, I imagine, shoe specials and fun all day. Zelda’s is at 633 NW 23rd. MORE INFO.

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.


FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS! Get involved with The Pixie Project 2014 Fur Bowl and 2014 Family Friendly Fur Bowl. Bowling for sweet kitties and pups who need shelter. MORE INFO + PLEASE DONATE HERE.

ADX has a ton of very cool classes coming up! MORE INFO.

Bernadette Breu lost her lease, but found a great new space to house all of her amazing antique treasures. The new Bernadette Breu Experience is at 1010 SE Water Ave. 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.

Haley Ann Robinson


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!


▲ 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.


▲ 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.