Double Trouble

There’s a new kid in town and he means business.

Brick and Black, Portland Fashion, Portland Men's Fashion, Portland Style Blog, Portland Fashion Blog, Brady Lange, Sky King

Meet Portland’s newest Man-About-Town and my fashion twin, Mr. Sky King.

Brick and Black, Portland Fashion, Portland Men's Fashion, Portland Style Blog, Portland Fashion Blog, Brady Lange, Sky King

twice the fun and double the trouble.

On Sky:
jacket: American Apparel
scarf: American Apparel
tank: Obey
tank: Pleasure Principle
necklace: Brady Lange
jeans: A.P.C.
boots: John Fluevog
wallet: Jerome Dreyfus

On Brick:
jacket: Levis
scarf: Brady Lange
necklace: Brady Lange
tank: Obey
tank: American Apparel
jeans: Simon Miller
boots: Cole Haan
wallet: Comme des Garcon


color my world

Just wanted to share with you all my latest local obsession.

Meet Tyler.

OK, now that you are acquainted…LET ME TELL YOU he is blowing hearts and minds and is not stopping any time soon.

Thank God.

He has chosen to share his mega-awesome-radical talent as an illustrator with you, and you and you too. Simply drawing on tee shirt with sharpies and BAM. Magic. But don’t get any ideas, kids. I am certain, that it just wouldn’t turn out the same if you tried this at home. Each tee is made to order, and custom requests are gladly accepted.

And now, here is where I apologize because this Michael Jackson tee will have to be in every shoot moving forward. I am sure as hell not ever taking it off. (kidding…maybe…)

Free People, American Apparel, Tyler Short, H&M, Jeffrey Campbell, grayling

Free People, American Apparel, Tyler Short, H&M, Jeffrey Campbell, grayling

Free People, American Apparel, Tyler Short, H&M, Jeffrey Campbell, grayling

Free People, American Apparel, Tyler Short, H&M, Jeffrey Campbell, grayling

Getcha ya own tee; you can enter his website above or here.

-Black

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Pants: H&M
Tee: Tyler Short on American Apparel
Jacket: Free People
Jewelry: Grayling
Sunglasses: random gas station purchase

(Also note my absurd blue lipstick that I had to try out. DO NOT REPEAT unless you wish for the lady at the grocery store to point at you for an entire 30 seconds while pronouncing to the whole world what she sees in front of her)


Harajuku love

Free People,forever-21,American Apparel,Victoria's Secret,Jeffrey Campbell,Dr. Martins,H&M,Standard Cloth, Harajuku, tokyo street style

After becoming obsessed with the Harajuku street style, we got all dressed up and had our own “Harajuku moment”. This is our little dedication to those kids that inspire us when they wake up each Sunday and find their way to  Harajuku Station in Tokyo.

Free People,forever-21,American Apparel,Victoria's Secret,Jeffrey Campbell,Dr. Martins,H&M,Standard Cloth, Harajuku, tokyo street style

Free People,forever-21,American Apparel,Victoria's Secret,Jeffrey Campbell,Dr. Martins,H&M,Standard Cloth, Harajuku, tokyo street style

Here is a little Harajuku inspiration of your own:

Japanese Streets

Tokyo Street Style

Tokyo Fashion

On Brick:
shades: unknown
scarf: Brady Lange
sweatshirt: Disney
shirt: Standard Cloth
shorts: customized H&M
leggings: F21
boots: Dr. Martins

On Black:
jacket: Free People
shirt: Forever 21
skirt: American Apparel
tights: Victoria’s Secret (used and abused)
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell


lumberglam

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

Double H, Wrangler, Adam Arnold, Gucci, English Laundry, Crown Cap, Jeffrey Campbell, J Brand, Ever, American Apparel

A very special thank you to Kipp Knode and his ‘designer’ axes. I mean, who doesn’t wish they could carry this around with them through the foggy morning hillside.

On Brick:

Boots: Double H
Jeans: Wrangler
Suspenders and Shirt: Adam Arnold
Scarf: Gucci
Gloves: English Laundry
Pins: vintage
Hat: Crown Cap

On Black:
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Jeans: J Brand
Shirt: Ever
Suspenders: American Apparel
Fur: (made by our own) Brady Lange
Beanie: gas station treasure


White Out The Rules

Rules are meant to be broken, and the fashion rule surrounding Labor Day is no exception.  It is now officially after Labor Day and I refuse to acknowledge the “rule” that you can’t wear white after Labor Day.  I will continue to wear white all through fall and winter.  Everything from shirts to pants to shoes.  I will, because I like it.  No silly rule is going to tell me otherwise.

everyone should own a at least one well fitting white button up

tan pants bring a little fall color while wearing white


So Labor Day, suck it.  Today I wear white.

Shades: Ray Ban
Shirt: Adam Arnold
Tee: Hanes
Pants: American Apparel
Shoes: Alexander McQueen for Puma
Scarf: Vintage

-Brick


garden party

because some days you need a reason to dress like the flowers that blossom and the fruit that ripens…

Happy September to you all.

On Black:

shoes: Kenneth Cole

shirt: lush

underdress: Free People

skirt: American Apparel

jewelry: F21, vintage


going coastal

You know those mornings you wake up with weight in your chest and panic crawling along your skin, yeah…not a great way to start what needed to be an incredibly productive day. And I am way to good at giving myself ludicrous time constraints on fabulously large commitments. My anxiety had got the best of me. NOT FAIR, I was sleeping for God sakes! It snuck up on me, startled me and then sat on my chest until I couldn’t breathe.

I tried to ignore it. I am pretty good at it by now. But not this day. No way. No how. I couldn’t get its nasty hold to relinquish its grip on my brains. So I did what everyone else does. Pack your bags and go.

Leave my responsibilities on my door step.

And run.

Well…actually drive.

Fast. And loud. And let it all out.

I needed the bigger then me ocean. LIKE NOW.

 And along the way I numbered my fears, counted my losses, and you know what…

after I finally mourned it all,

I wasn’t any more relieved or less scared but just ready. Ready to accept everything that was unknown and all that I can’t control. Some mornings you get a monster on your chest. But you woke up. And that there is a gift.

Awareness and cognition, for better or worse.

-Black

(my survival pack is found below: gargantuan beach bag + maxi dress fit for driven’ + one mens button up + man repelling one piece swimsuit + one  vintage quilt (because what you lay on must be as cute as you are) + the best smelling sunscreen for only $2.50 at a Walgreen’s near you + a gas station pair of aviators + sun hat + school work #idontleavethehousewithoutitevereverever)