Thursday, June 30, 2011

Diana

Diana- Barista at Habit, coffee shop on Pandora Ave in Victoria's Chinatown.

This shop was gorgeous on the inside. Very similar to a Stumptown coffee shop. One thing that I was told about Victoria before I went was that everyone is super friendly. This is so overwhelming true. Everyone we came into contact with was so warm and excited to tell us about Victoria and the places we should check out. What a great city.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rene



Rene- Pandora Ave Downtown Victoria BC

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Victoria!

We took the Clipper to Victoria, BC last Saturday for a weekend of food and walking around the city. Mission accomplished.

On the way there we passed a few different groups of porpoises swimming near the boat and just past Whidbey Island we saw a whale fully breach the water. I felt like we could have turned around and gone home right then and it would have already been a perfect trip.
Our first stop when we arrived was lunch at Red Fish Blue Fish. Yet another moment where I felt like the trip was already worth it. We got the Cod & Chips and side of the clam and thyme infused gravy that they use to make their poutine. They had so many amazing house made condiments to chose from. We settled on the Golden Shallot Aioli. This was my favorite part of the meal. You could tell it was made fresh that day with ground up garlic cloves and shallots.

We happened upon Fan Tan Alley in Chinatown. We ended up talking with the owner of one of the buildings in the space and he explained that the alley is private property owned by the building proprietors but that for years they have opened the gates on each end to the public so that shops can run out of it and people can enjoy the culture that has always thrived there.


After walking all day we decided to get room service at our hotel and enjoy the view and the complementary robes. The hotel restaurant was surprisingly fantastic. For dinner: Crab Mac & Cheese and Tuffle Oil Onion Rings with Chocolate Caramel Bread Pudding for dessert.
And of course! I took a few shots of the finely dressed locals. I'll be posting those in the next two days.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Hill Style- Kathryn

My most recent Hill Style photographs over at CHS featured Kathryn and her floral summer dress. Click here for more photos.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

July Point of View

Agreed.
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Megan


Megan- Victrola Coffee on 15th
It has been super chilly this week. As a result I have seen some very cute bundling going on. We were all ready to be warm by now so even the temps in the 60's demand a few cozy layers. When I found Megan having her morning coffee at Victrola she was staying warm wearing her boyfriend's flannel.

On another note. I am really starting to become enamored with this style of short hair that girls are going with lately. The June issue of W had an article about this cut. I wish I had it in me to do something this bold with my hair.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mackenzie of Dandelion Junk Queens

You might recognize Mackenzie from her performances at Pike Place Market. She plays the accordion with the Dandelion Junk Queens as well as solo. This ornate hat was her grandmother's at one time. Every time I see her playing the clothes and accessories that she is wearing look like they have a story to tell. I love that.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Isabel


The lovely Isabel! She puts outfits together in such a beautiful way; part classic European femininity part rock n roll but never overly trendy. I took these photos for JBrand Jeans' new website called JWorld who supplied both of the pants. I took quite a few photos for this launch and the people that I was lucky enough to photograph all styled their own amazing outfits. I was so proud submitting a pile of photos to JBrand that all showed the great person style that people in Seattle have. I'll share more of the JBrand photos with you in the upcoming weeks.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Devon & Sam

Devon & Sam- Outside of the Seattle Art Museum
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Symmetrical

The tables have turned...
I was featured on photographer Chloe Scheffe's blog It's Symmetrical this week. What an honor. She is a very talented photographer and graphic designer here in Seattle. Ever since we met on this day I have been following her blog and really enjoying it. She posts about design projects that works on and self portraits of the well styled outfits that she comes up with.

You'll be seeing Chloe soon on It's My Darlin'. She recently modeled for a photo shoot that I did for JBrand Jeans. More on this project later...


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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CHS Hill Style: Lindsay

Here is my most recent post over at CHS. Lindsay is so stunning! This bold dress is the perfect compliment to her hair.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Genevieve

Genevieve- Pike Place Market
I get the feeling that Genevieve would look adorable in anything but the day I ran into her at the market I happened on an especially great look. And on top of the outfit, that ombre hair that I can't get enough of right now...

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Styling By Anthony


As I have mentioned here, here, and here, every time I cross paths with Anthony he is wearing something so clever and unique that I can't resist asking to take his photo. This day may have taken the cake with his two-button-up-shirts combo. All those who think Anthony should become a professional stylist raise your hand!!
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Aide & Kate



Aide and Kate are both studying fashion at the Art Institute downtown. And those incredible gems that Kate is wearing... Those came from Hitchcock Madrona where she works. I haven't been to HMadrona yet but I checked out their website and can't wait to see the store. From the image on their site it looks like a work of art on the inside.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Barbara

Barbara- 5th & Pine downtown Seattle

The bag, the shoes, the layers, this outfit goes to show that getting from here to there doesn't mean you have to stop expressing yourself. Commuting by foot poses a few problems in the style department for us here in Seattle. There's the wet conditions, the inevitable hill almost anywhere you go, and the same difficulty you run into in any city when walking to work; where to put all your stuff. In my 4 years of walking to my job on the very top of Capitol Hill every day, rain or shine, I have amassed a pretty major collection of comfortable shoes and large but managable bags. It is really easy to go the route of only comfortable when when it comes to these things (I am more than guilty of this). Just throw on your running shoes and your old backpack and off you go. What people oftentimes forget is that there is a huge selection of footwear and bags that are easy on the eye and won't totally defeat the effort of having put together a great outfit for the day. I've mentioned many times on here that I'm a devoted wearer of Chucks. Standard cream high tops have been my favorite style for the last 5 years. Not all that creative but they are a classic and as every year passes since I bought my first pair of Converses in high school I love them just as much. There are so many more options though... brogues, boots, ballet flats (for the non-rainy days of course). As for the bag, there are so many great canvas ones available with a lot of space and handles long enough that the handles can fit up over your shoulder or short enough that you can hold them in your hand and not drag them along the floor.

Worth a try right? Walk with style.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sima & Punk Rock Flea Market

While we're on the subject of events in Seattle that should not be missed... I always try to make one of the twice a year Punk Rock Flea Markets. The one in the summer is my favorite because even the outdoor portion is packed to the brim with vendors. There is a whole lot of great vintage shopping, handmade wares and delicious homemade treats both savory and sweet to gather up. And everything there... cheap! Even the cost of admission is a whopping $1.
Just like Folklife there is a lot of great eye candy for a great outfit photo obsessed person like myself. Sima was kind enough to let me hassle her while she relaxed in the sun outside the market.
When I got home I threw all of my Flea market finds on the bed and got to trying them all on. This year was very fruitful. A mint condition wool Pendleton jacket and full length striped skirt, two beautiful silk blouses in bright colors, a romper, a lace cardigan, a fabulous ruffley floral full length dress that can't wait to be belted and two very old (I'm guessing 1950's) button up shirts. Phew! I love coming home with that much loot. My go to spot at PRFM is Adria Garcia's booth. She is the owner of Capitol Hill vintage boutique/treasure gallery Indian Summer. She has the best eye! Her station at the the flea market is a dream come true. Lucky for you readers, her shop is year round. Go check it out.


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Frances & Folklife 2011



Frances- Seattle Center, Northwest Folklife Festival 2011

I like to swing by Folklife on one of its three days every year. It is primo people watching and amongst the endless array of ethnic and fair food carts I can also get my freshly made mini Mighty-O donut and Biringer Farm's brownie fix that usually needs to happen at least twice during summer festival season. I also really enjoy the crowds of people dressed effortlessly but with no lack of unique flair. It is an event where people come as who they are. The spectrum of style at Folklife runs all the way from Steampunks and medieval reenactment costumes to hippies and square dancing western attire. It's a weekend when anything goes and everyone comes together to enjoy different cultures and music. My favorite band to catch each year at their spot along the sidewalk continues to be Hail Seizures (my post about them here). Folklife is also where I discovered Laura Jorgensen who played on the Indie Roots Stage this year. Such an amazing musician.

Check out Folklife next year if you haven't yet. Yes, it's a little chaotic... and sometimes a little stinky but if you come mentally prepared for those things it's pretty great.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hill Style- Kathy


I never posted last week's Hill Style photo. For the rest of the shots go to my post over at CHS. Now if only I could find myself a good deal on a pair of these Jodhpur Hasbeens... This is getting close.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cassandra


Cassandra- In front of Molly Moon's on Capitol Hill

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Trevor & Mike


Trevor & Mike- Little 5 Points, Atlanta

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