Just wanted to share with you all my latest local obsession.
OK, now that you are acquainted…LET ME TELL YOU he is blowing hearts and minds and is not stopping any time soon.
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…)
Getcha ya own tee; you can enter his website above or here.
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Tee: Tyler Short on American Apparel
Jacket: Free People
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)
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.
Here is a little Harajuku inspiration of your own:
scarf: Brady Lange
shirt: Standard Cloth
shorts: customized H&M
boots: Dr. Martins
jacket: Free People
shirt: Forever 21
skirt: American Apparel
tights: Victoria’s Secret (used and abused)
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
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.
Boots: Double H
Suspenders and Shirt: Adam Arnold
Gloves: English Laundry
Hat: Crown Cap
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Jeans: J Brand
Suspenders: American Apparel
Fur: (made by our own) Brady Lange
Beanie: gas station treasure
shoes- Jeffrey Campbell
jeans- J Brand
arm party and necklaces- vintage, Grayling, and collected from special places along the way
hat- bought at a grocery store
shoes- Cole Haan
jeans- Cheap Monday
glasses- Ray Ban
(I would like to say you are welcome ahead of time)
For the love of shoes! But no, not just shoes. More like magic that you wear on your feet.
Solestruck is a nationally recognized online phenomenon that has been blowing hearts and minds for a while. I was one of their blog/website addicts for months before I realized that PORTLAND HAD A STOREFRONT. I guess I had just assumed that it was an online only type of deal, and that if there was such a thing as a city lucky enough to hold all the best shoes in one location, it would be in New York or Los Angeles.
Well it get’s better, Solestruck was just able to move locations and create a space that showcases like no other. You walk in and immediately are drawn to the glowing eye candy that is displayed in some sort of futuristic perfection. You kinda feel like you stepped into a space ship and joined the shoe party blasting off to heaven.
Brick wearing Swear and Black wearing the Night Walk by Jeffrey Campbell
Brick wearing Page 6 Inch by Wolverine and Black wearing the Elegant Stud by Jeffrey Campbell
Brick wearing the TC213 by Wolverine and Black wearing the Dressen by Jeffrey Campbell
And so here you have us, being obnoxiously pleased, having shoegasms, and fighting Solestruck’s battle:
“to rid the world of ugly shoes, one pair at a time”.
This dreary spring weather may color me blue, but I refuse to dress the part any longer.
No more chunky sweaters, no more boots, no more scarves.
Nope, its time for bright tank tops, light jeans, and plenty of mixed metals with turquoise. This is the year of the platforms. Nude colored for me.
Yes it is raining, hailing, and dramatically overcast but its time to move my closet forward. Best decision I have made this week.
A photographer friend of mine, Liz Devine, is putting together a photo project called Lovely Ladies. She is an EXTREMELY talented lady herself and so when she asked me to be a part of her shoot, I felt honored. She told me to show up in anything with lace, fur, and/or sequins. If you can count on me for one thing, it’s to dress up. So I showed up, dressed the part, and she accessorized and styled the shoot.
Here is a small sample of her work:
And to go along with the feeling Liz so beautifully captured, I have pa roused through some ultra feminine accessories and added on to my ever-long Iwant (AKA Ineed) list…