I’m in love with this stunning limited edition jewelry collection that Sophie Buhai designed during her artist’s residency at Villa Lena in Tuscany. Sophie, co-founder of Vena Cava, took a creative break to go to “adult art camp” and came out with a fresh perspective and this fantastic architectural collection made from bronze, marble, bone and wood. The bracelets and that beautiful hair adornments are blowing me away! What a magical experience to spend two months being inspired by this breathtaking region while learning with and from other artists from all over the world. Such a dream! I would love to visit Villa Lena someday. All of Sophie’s collection is exclusively for sale in the Villa Lena concept store in Tuscany.
Photography: Frederik Vercruysse
Styling: Clarisse Demory
I love the new collection from AYR for fall that’s launching today! The coats and sweaters are gorgeous and their denim is always amazing. I have a couple pairs of those amazing jeans and they’re perfect. I am partial to the ciggy style in charcoal and rinse — highly recommended if you are short and love cropped/high waters like me. I also think the skinny denim and hi-rise skinny denim are both fantastic. More HERE and a good sale section!
Liz put together this sweet Mayflower Supply Co. summer lookbook in protest against the Autumn/Winter collections hitting the streets while the sun is still blazing. I love the beautiful photos Elizabeth Weinberg shot on their Palm Springs escapade. My favorites in Liz’s shop are the floral maxi dress, embroidered blue Oaxacan dress, the pretty white dress, Calvin Klein jacket and all the jewels and accessories. More HERE.
Here’s my list of awesome things happening in Portland. HAVE FUN OUT THERE!! Spread the word! Also, beautiful photos of vintage treasures from Stars Antiques on Instagram. xo Jen
➔ I HEART PDX
♥ Fri, Aug 8 (4PM—7PM) & Sat, Aug 9 (10AM—4PM). Come by the Grand Marketplace Open House and Grand Flea Market. Grand Marketplace will be having an open house with wine and snacks, chats with vendors and an early viewing and first dibs on all of the the wonderful vintage things you’ll find at the Grand Flea Market the following day. There will be 30 vendors at the flea market and yummy food trucks. Grand Marketplace is at 1005 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Aug 9. NOON—5PM. Come to TWIST for a wonderful jewelry trunk show with designer Pippa Small! Pippa will be bringing her dazzling new collection as well as beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces to the NW 23rd shop. TWIST is located at 30 NW 23rd Place. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, August 9. 11AM—6PM. The 17th Annual Alberta Street Fair is coming up. There will be over 300 vendors of products, crafts and food lining NE Alberta Street between 11th and 30th Avenues. Plus, music, beer gardens and fun for the kids. It’s a biggie! MORE INFO.
♥ Sun, Aug 10. 12PM–4PM. Come by Odessa for their AMAZING Backroom Blow Out Sale! All items $10–$100 — CASH ONLY. Get there early and bring all the monies — it’ll be fantastic. Odessa is at 717 SW Ankeny.
♥ Now thru Monday, Aug 18. Mon-Sat 11AM-6PM, Sun 12-5. Wonderful Woonwinkel is having their big SUMMER SALE right now with up to 70% off thru 8/18. In-store and online! Stop by the amazing Portland shop! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.
♥ NOW. Call for submissions! Event is Sunday, Aug 10. 2PM. Local designers! Get your submission forms in quick for the FashioNXT Show happening this October 8–11. All ready-to-wear and couture designers with an annual revenue below $50K are welcome to apply! Judges will select the finalists to show at the FashioNXT runway show. REGISTRATION + MORE INFO.
♥ Each Thursday thru Thursday, August 28. Doors at 7PM, music at 8PM and films start at dusk. The 10th annual Top Down: Rooftop Cinema event on the top of the Hotel deLuxe parking structure is going on! The music stars at 8PM and the films start when the sun goes down. This year the films are Notorious, Bottle Rocket, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, Vanishing Point, Edward Scissorhands and The King of Comedy. I suggest buying your tickets in advance because some of the shows will be really popular. Top Down: Rooftop Cinema is at SW 15th & Yamhill. MORE FILM INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Showings on Fri, Sat & Sun evenings thru Aug 31. It’s been going for a few weeks, but NW Film Center is screening the films of Wes Anderson and films that have influenced his work in their series WES’S WORLD: WES ANDERSON AND HIS INFLUENCES! So many good films from now through the end of August. The Royal Tenenbaums, Brewster McCloud, Bottle Rocket, The Last Detail, The 400 Blows, Voyage to the Edge of the World, The Life Aquatic, Fitzcarraldo, The River, The Darjeeling Limited, The King of Marvin Gardens, The Tale of the Fox, Fantastic Mr. Fox, King Kong, Moonrise Kingdom, Black Jack and Small Change are all coming up. SOOO FUN! NW Film Center is screening these at Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Ave. TICKETS + MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, Aug 16. 10AM-3PM. Come to the Barrow PDX Sample Sale at Duplex Gallery. There will be pretty jewels, discounts galore, free gifts with purchase, artwork by David Keller, treats ad mimosas! Duplex Gallery is at 219 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.
♥ Wednesday, Aug 20. Doors 7PM. Show 8PM. Get your tickets now to Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event at Crystal Ballroom. A lovely evening with new collections by featured designers: Bad Wolf Clothier, Bryce Black, The Elephant Room, Emit, Everett K, Mag-Big, “Primal Haunt” Shelby Morgan & Kate Troyer Collection, Studio SKB, Urchin Re-Design and WWJJD. TICKETS + MORE INFO.
PHOTOS: STARS ANTIQUES ON INSTAGRAM. Shot by Amy Madans.