Ria Leigh

I love these ceramics by Los Angeles-based artist, Ria Leigh. I think my favorite works are her Ouroboros bracelets in these pastel colors below and her little vase structures. If you’re in Portland, you can find some of her work at Sword + Fern at 811 E. Burnside. More HERE.

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“Ria Leigh is a textile and ceramic artist whose work focuses on form, function, and color. Her work is situated within a matrilineal succession of makers and is influenced by her research on ancient cultural iconography, esoteric symbolism, pioneer practicality & Bauhaus ideology.”Ria-Leigh.com

Images courtesy of Ria Leigh.

Friday!

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Happy Friday! I was hoping to get out of town this weekend, but looks like we’re staying put. I hope we can do a little day drive to the falls or go wander around one of the nearby big parks. Sometimes you just need some amazing nature escapism! Have a wonderful weekend! xo

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

Such a beautiful carryall bag for summer trips. ($20 off code: 20OFF100)

My favorite booties are on sale right now–seriously LOVE them. (20% off code: FRIENDLY)

I adore these sunny citrus flats, too. (20% off code: FRIENDLY)

This lovely waxed cotton jacket has the cutest hood and collar.

This sweet navy jacket is perfect for rainy days–it’s waterproof!

The perfect outfit for trips to the river on sunny days. ($20 off code: 20OFF100)

Love the wash on this denim shirt with pearly western buttons! (30% off code: BIGSALE)

A simple denim skirt–a definite easy closet staple.

I think this ballet button top style is flattering on all body types. (30% off code: BIGSALE)

A sweet and easy patterned jumpsuit. ($20 off code: 20OFF100)

This beautiful oxblood leather tote has been on my mind. I love their bags.

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PHOTO: By John Rawlings of Sunny Harnett at the apartment of architect Jose Luis Sert for Vogue, November 1952.

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Hello there! Here is my list of fun stuff happening around town. Easter Sunday is pretty packed with awesome fun and it would be even better if your pockets are full of Cadbury mini eggs or, even better, dazzling dark chocolate bunnies (SOOOOO GOOD!) from Alma. Actually, add buying chocolate at Alma to the list. Have a lovely time out and about! xo Jen

PHOTOS: The beautiful new Church & State X Frances May collection. I’m in love with the Edith Floral House Dress and the June Floral Dress. And the wall of camellias, obviously!

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Tomorrow, Friday, April 18, stop by the Little Oaxaca Sale + new studio party from 7PM–10PM! Local designer, Jen Goff, recently went on a wonderful trip to Oaxaca and found a mountain of treasure. Find textiles, baskets, hats, embroidered tops, incense cones, dipped candles and Jen’s beautiful Takara jewelry, of course. Takara Design Studio is at 911 N. Monroe Street (on N. Mississippi). 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 during the trunk show and each purchase enters you into a raffle to win a necklace. Tilde is at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

Lille Boutique is celebrating their 7th Anniversary and having a closing event for their Westside shop at the same time. There’s a big BOGO sale! Buy any item (at the downtown location only) and get one item of equal or lesser value FREE (per person; not valid with other discounts; while supplies last.) For those who can’t make it to the Alder store to shop the sale, you can use coupon code HAPPY7TH during online checkout to take 25% off the Westside Store Collection. Lille’s downtown location is at 1124 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.

This Sunday, April 20, Beam & Anchor is celebrating their 2nd anniversary from 12PM–5PM. There will be Easter mimosas and 10% discounts. Beam & Anchor is at 2710 N Interstate Ave.

Sunday, April 20, the next Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. Lots of amazing vendors! 10AM–4PM. Located at 525 SE Pine St. 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.

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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.

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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.

Saturday, May 10, the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale is happening at the Convention Center from 11AM–6PM. Also, THERE WILL BE KITTENS. Kittens and crafts! On-site cat adoption will be happening as well as over 200 vendors and the first 200 shoppers will get a sweet goodie bag. All ages + free admission. Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale is at 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall D. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, May 10, Flora is hosting a Mother’s Day Trunk Show from 2–6PM! Stop by for lovely things from Alima Pure, Alma Chocolate, Favor Jewelry, Flora Bowley and Lynzee Lynx. Flora is at 917 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

Sunday, May 11, the Portland Flea at The Colony will be taking place. Fantastic vendors! 10AM–4PM. Located at 7525 N Richmond Ave. MORE INFO.

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Monday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 14 The Portland Mercury’s Open Season: 10th Annual Fashion Show is happening and there will be a mini show each day for all three days. AlexaStark, Crazy Wind, Mag-Big and Portland Garment Factory will be sharing their designs and the Merc has partnered with the Museum of Contemporary Craft to celebrate local apparel design and manufacturing. The shows go from 6–8PM each evening at different locations. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

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.

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CHURCH & STATE X FRANCES MAY LOOKBOOK CREDITS
Photography: Caesy Oney
Model: Favour
Hair + Makeup: Lindsey Avenetti
Art Direction: Pamela Baker—Miller, Nathaniel Crissman, Rachel Turk

Lou & Grey

I’ve been in the Lou & Grey shop scrutinizing cute basics since my friend, Megan, sent me the link yesterday. Lou & Grey is a sister label under the Ann Taylor LOFT umbrella. I’ve been trying to suss out the natural fibers from the sneaky polyester and am decidedly intrigued by that blush linen moto jacket, heathered sweater dress, spacedye cardigan and field jacket. I even almost posted a photo of their stormy drawstring pants, but I have eyes and know these are actually sweatpants. So, apparently, hell has not frozen over and my dear grandmother will not have to curse me from beyond. I’ve linked my faves below. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Lou & Grey.

Aesa

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I keep thinking about the “green amethysts” in this beautiful jewelry collection from Aesa. I love it when you find yourself drawn to specific stones and crystals that would aid in remedies for current life situations. Prasiolite (“green amethyst”) has a lot of benefits, like magnifying intuition to bring luck and prosperity and helping to balance emotions. It can also help healing from physical pain and protect you from outside negativity and is said to foster compassion, self-acceptance and self-honor. Plus, they’re mesmerizing and a stunning ocean color. More HERE.

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