Erica Weiner Sample Sale!

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YAY! Amazing NY-based jewelry shop, Erica Weiner, is having their annual SAMPLE SALE today, Friday, November 14! AND for the first time, you can shop it online! Have fun and move fast on the items you like — these beauties will go fast. The sale starts this morning at 9AM EST (6AM PST!!) and, if you’re in New York, you can also shop the big sale at their lovely Brooklyn studio. ERICA WEINER BROOKLYN STUDIO SAMPLE SALE: Fri. NOV 14 (4PM–8PM), Sat. NOV 15 & Sun. NOV 16 (12PM–7PM) at 50 Dobbin Street in Greenpoint. MORE INFO.

ERICA WEINER ONLINE SAMPLE SALEFRI. NOV 14 9AM EST thru TUES. NOV 18 5PM EST

TWIST

Portland jewelry shop, TWIST, has an amazing selection and they recently released a beautiful new lookbook to showcase some of their stunning pieces. It’s so nice to see their jewels layered together — there are so many pieces I covet from this shop! Some of my favorites at TWIST are by Pamela Love, Suzannah Wainhouse, Julie Wolfe, Alison Lou and Marie-Helene de Taillac. And all the black diamonds, please. More HERE.

PDX EVENT: JILL PLATNER TRUNK SHOW AT TWIST
If you’re in Portland, come to TWIST today (Thurs 9/4) from NOON—6PM for a lovely jewelry trunk show with NY-based designer Jill Platner! Jill will bring her entire collection as well as many beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces to the NW 23rd shop. TWIST is located at 30 NW 23rd Pl.

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Photography by Mikola Accuardi.

Shop Visit: Haunt

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Located within stretch of East Burnside known for great shopping and eateries, Haunt is one of my favorite shops in Portland. When you visit Haunt, you find yourself surrounded with jewelry, clothing, perfume and accessories from both well-known local designers and up-and-comers. Equal parts retail shop, gallery and design studio, Haunt serves as a showcase for all things unique and desirable. This includes owner and in-house designer Holly Stalder’s talents for of romantic custom bridal pieces and other beautiful garments.

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Holly is an indie fashion veteran and helped put Portland on the map nearly fourteen years ago after founding the fondly remembered local Seaplane collective with Kate Towers — another amazing Portland-based fashion designer. Holly is also one of the sweetest and friendliest shopkeepers in town and always has great suggestions to aid in your quest to look fabulous. For the times when you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, her custom design services make it well worth a visit no matter what occasion you’re shopping for.

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You’ll find Haunt at 811 E Burnside. Not in Portland? You can score some pieces in the Haunt online shop and you can find Holly’s hugely popular bridal designs in her Etsy shop. You can also follow Haunt on Facebook and @hollystalder on Instagram!

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

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Barrow PDX

I love these dreamy ceramic jewels and wall hangings from Barrow by Portland duo Rachel Warkentin and Lindsay Jordan Kretchun. The delicate white porcelain and real gold overglaze are a beautiful combination. I definitely want to add a piece to my jewelry collection! My current Barrow faves are the Cyma Mini Pendant, Cyma Pendant and Matte White Signey Pendant necklaces. If you’re in Portland, Barrow has lots of local stockists — Noun, Haunt, Mag-Big, Backtalk, Amelia and Tender Loving Empire. Sample sale info below! More HERE.

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BARROW PDX POP-UP + SAMPLE SALE!
Saturday, Aug 16. 10AM-3PM. Come to the Barrow PDX Sample Sale at Duplex Gallery. There will be pretty jewels, discounts galore (10–50% off!), free gifts with purchase, artwork by David Keller, treats and mimosas! Duplex Gallery is at 219 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.

“Barrow appreciates variation. We avoid methods of mass production to ensure subtle changes from piece to piece. We enjoy the process of making, so please check back here for an ever evolving selection of jewelry and homeware (and whatever else we come up with).”

Images courtesy of Barrow.

Studio Visit: Adam Arnold

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Adam Arnold’s by-appointment-only Portland studio looks small from the outside, so visiting for the first time I was surprised when he opened the door and ushered me into what is actually a very large, inviting and light-filled space. Wearing covet-worthy clothing of his own design and working on an equally covet-worthy pair of custom jeans for a San Francisco-based ballerina, Adam is exactly how I imagine a high fashion designer — without any of the haughty attitude. He creates beautiful garments for both women and men.

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Looking through the racks of clothing on display I was really struck by the diversity of his designs, all of which are impeccably crafted. It makes sense that his client base ranges from local fashion mavens to business professionals. We discussed his process for making custom pieces and I, for one, was sold. With enough textile choices on hand to rival some local fabric shops, that’s often where he and his clients start. He listens to their needs and wants, mocks up a muslin for fitting, makes adjustments to the fit and design based on his own trained eye and client feedback, creates a pattern, and after a final fitting, the garment is done. The whole process takes an average of 6-8 weeks.

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Though custom clothing seems expensive at the outset we discussed the fact that in the long run, it’s so much more cost effective to buy something made just for you. Overall you’ll get more wear out of your garment and it will outlast most mass-produced items by years. And who wouldn’t want to work with Adam, who has such a kind and engaging spirit? I highly encourage you to make an appointment to visit his space and see how he can assist with your custom clothing needs. I’m hoping to make it back to his studio this fall for a custom blazer!

Adam Arnold is located in Portland at 338 SE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. For an appointment, call (503) 234-1376 or email adam@adam-arnold.com. Adam’s mischievous studio creatures — the “Snooks” (seen below) are available at Museum of Contemporary Craft. You can also find Adam Arnold on Facebook + @adamarnoldstudio on Instagram.

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

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