Double Trouble

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

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

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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


Happy Easter

Happy Easter from Brick and Black!

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  happy feet

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On Black:

dress: Free People
tube dress: Free People
sweater: HWR
socks: Free People
“heels: Kenneth Cole Reaction

On Brick:

bow tie: vintage
shirt: Adam Arnold
shorts: Adam Arnold
socks: Happy Feet
shoes: Too Boot New York


Best of Brick and Black

Hey everyone!  So it’s been one year and one hundred posts since Brick & Black first started this adventure.  And in true anniversary fashion we decided to reminisce on this past year and compile some of our favorite pictures.  That’s right folks, we’ve only just broken our first season and we are already doing a clip show.  Enjoy!!!

We’ve done a lot of “walking away” shots but this is the all time best, simply  because we were cracking up as we had to navigate through a minefield of doggy doo.  Don’t worry we made it through free and clear.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/backinblack/

Some of the best shots come out of nowhere.  This kitty infiltrated the shoot and stole the show.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/gardenparty/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/grimetime/

Hands downs (and hats off) one of our most fun shoots. (and proof that we DO smile)

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/hats/

Eye patch + Thore = one fun time

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/a-patchy-situation/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/we-the-free/

Natural lighting doing us a solid.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/until-the-sun-comes-up/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/shades-of-grey/

The best landscape

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/lumbersass/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/mickey/

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/portland-to-nashville-with-black-and-co/

Our hands down favorite shoot.

https://brickandblack.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/golden-days/

Thank you to all of those who’ve followed us and enjoyed what we’ve been putting out there.  This has been such a fun year for us and we look forward to continuing bringing our expression of style and fashion to you.

a special thanks to Grayling jewelry and Adam Arnold along with our family and friends.  And a super duper special thanks to Mr. Peter Black of Counterpart Photo, we couldn’t do any of this with out you

xoxo

Brick and Black


Better With Age

I recently came across the awesome fashion blog, Advanced Style and just had to share.  Advanced Style is run by Ari Seth Cohen who focuses on the amazing styles of fashionistas over 50.  These women are truly inspiring.  They’ve seen it all and worn it all.  They are confidant, bold and remind me why I love fashion.  I’m reminded of my own 95 year old grandmother who I don’t think I’ve ever seen without her pearls.  Do yourself a favor and take a moment to check out Advanced Style, it will instantly brighten your day.

Ari Seth Cohen also has an Advanced Style book coming out soon featuring his photos and the fashion insights of the people behind the clothes.  You can pre-order it here on Amazon.  I’m definitely picking one up.

Fashion has no limits and knows no age.

-Brick

all photos via Advanced Style


Seeing Red

In the spirit of the Christmas I’ve been attracted to a lot of red lately.  So when I saw the new men’s Hellraiser spiked loafer by Unif in a deep wine red, I knew I had found the perfect shoe to compliment the holiday season (and well beyond).

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My new pride and joy.  Unif Hellraiser spike loafers in wine from Solestruck.

Basically the most badass loafers ever.

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These ain’t your grandpa’s loafers

Some other red tidbits …

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beanie from a dollar bin in a grocery store

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amazing beautiful old cherry Volvo

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Santa taxidermy mouse from Paxton Gate

ho ho ho

-Brick


wild things


Sometimes I like to draw…

George, my original source of inspiration.

carry on you fashion animals, carry on.

-Brick


the mad ones

“They danced down the streets like dingledodies,

and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me,

because the only people for me are the mad ones,

the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk,

mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time,

the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn…”

-Jack Kerouac, On the Road

-Brick and Black